Done. Or am I?

May 10th, 2009

Last Tuesday I uploaded my last exam (yes, we’re very high tech at HBS) and thus concluded my two years of HBS MBA. My exams still need to be checked and graduation is still a month from now, but for all intents and purposes I’m done.

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First Snow

December 8th, 2008

Yes, I’ve been bad. Here’s what I’ve been up to recently:

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After a year of blogging (woohoo!), here’s some funny and interesting statistics about the blog, courtesy of Google Analytics:

Number of visits: 12,441

Absolute unique visitors: 6,819 people, coming from 107 countries.

Number of page views: 35,606

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“Spring”

April 9th, 2008

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I’ve disappeared for a while, maybe it was Hibernation (“Shnat Horef” :)). I think it was also because of the job search process, which was frankly quite stressful and depressing at times.

Job Search

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I’m starting to pay my debt to society and write about the things I did over winter break, before coming back to -5 degrees in Boston. So in reverse chronological order, just before returning here I spent a week in the Bay Area, as part of the HBS WesTrek, organized by the HBS TechMedia Club. The trek consisted of company visits to ~50 companies, including technology, CPG (consumer packaged goods), consulting and finance. About 70 HBS students participated, each deciding which meetings to attend, where to sleep and which car to rent. Unlike other treks, this one is very “free form” and each participant kind of does her own thing.
I naturally focused on technology companies. It was really fun to see in real life the companies I only read about, or use their products. It was also interesting to see the differences between large companies like Yahoo! (a multi-building campus with nice printed guest tags), the smaller ones like LinkedIn (free drinks in branded refrigerators) and the tiny crazy ones like Slide (dogs barking at the entrance to the office).

Here are a few funny anecdotes and photos from the meetings:

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Facebook Fascination

November 25th, 2007

I first heard of Facebook about a year ago, when a friend from Israel asked me to join and told me it’s a site where people upload their photos and can tag themselves in these photos. As attractive as this sounded, I politely declined. The truth is I don’t like social network websites; in general I still shudder to the thought of someone googling me and finding my photos or any other embarrassing information about me. So I stayed away from Facebook.

And then I came to HBS. In Pre-MBA in July, people started uploading photos from our get-togethers to Facebook. I still refused to join, and made them send me direct links to their albums instead.

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Thanksgiving & Weather

November 25th, 2007

Living in a place with four real seasons (as opposed to Israel…) is definitely a change. Last week we had snow for the first time. It didn’t stay on the ground and was more ice than snow, but my cool weather gadget still had this icon for the very first time:

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This time: Cyberposium 13 – HBS tech conference I helped organizing, the beginning of the recruiting period at HBS (for summer internships) and two somewhat random cultural “events” I attended this week.

As they say here in the US, sweeeet!

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Would you like to meet the #8 Entrepreneur in the United States, according to Forbes?

How about the “Rightful Heir to Thomas Edison”, according to Forbes?

And what about one of the 16 “revolutionaries who made America over the past two centuries”, according to PBS?
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