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The finish line is near…

February 21, 2011 by Ryan Barr

In just about four weeks, I will have finished my MBA at Kellogg.  It has been quite the journey! I have so many great things to say about the Kellogg community and the experience, it has indeed been nothing short of life changing.  This is going to be a super quick post; however I intend to [...]

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Another Kellogg Quarter in the books

June 9, 2010 by Ryan Barr

Tonight marks the end of another quarter at Kellogg.  This was a great 10 weeks with two very interesting courses. Management Communications – Just a fantastic course.  Professor Van Camp is top notch!  Communication and the ability to present effectively is a critical skill in any profession.  This course provides and opportunity to learn experientially by [...]

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Another Kellogg Quarter is in the books – almost :)

September 1, 2009 by Ryan Barr

I have one final left, so I guess this post is a bit premature. This quarter was filled with a lot of math.  I great way to spend a summer if I do say so myself (sarcasm is dripping in that statement).  Statistics and microeconomics. This evening was my micro final.  It wasn’t horribly difficult.  [...]

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It’s almost time for a break – at Kellogg

August 19, 2009 by Ryan Barr

My fourth quarter is almost in the books… I’ll get a few weeks for a breather just in time for the planning cycle at work to kick into high gear. Then it’s back to school again!

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What do Macro-economics and Mathmatical Methods for Management Decisions have in common?

April 1, 2009 by Ryan Barr

They are the classes I started last night @ Kellogg. Macro was very interesting.  Given the current climate, it must be a tough subject to teach as you almost need to throw the text out the windows.  We are going to focus on the frameworks, bringing in some current events and concepts.  It should be [...]

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Second quarter, mid-term update

February 22, 2009 by Ryan Barr

So, my second quarter of a Kellogg MBA is getting close to an end.  I’ve titled the post as a mid-term update, but we are actually about 75% done with the Quarter. This term has been filled with Marketing Management and Organizational Leadership.  Two very interesting courses.  The Organizational Leadership course has been fascinating.  Our [...]

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Kellogg quater number two starts off with a bang

January 10, 2009 by Ryan Barr

Well, quarter one is in the books and it was a great one.  For quarter two, I’m taking Leadership in Organizations and Marketing Management.  Both courses seem like they are going to be great. The first session for both of these courses was fantastic.  In our Leadership class we did an interesting social experiment regarding [...]

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Quarter One, in the books

December 12, 2008 by Ryan Barr

Well, it’s been a while since I’ve posted on my journey to a Kellogg MBA.  I could make a million excuses why, none of them would matter This was a great quarter.  As I posted earlier, I took two core courses this past quarter, Accounting and Strategy.  Overall I’m pretty darn happy with the results [...]

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Oh look, a recession

December 1, 2008 by Ryan Barr

Just in case you missed it, the NBER decided today that we’ve been in a recession since Dec 2007.  Really?  Is that was it was?  Thanks for pointing out the obvious http://biz.yahoo.com/rb/081201/business_us_usa_economy_recession.html

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The shallowest generation

November 15, 2008 by Ryan Barr

Over at The Big Picture, Barry has posted an article from James Quinn  from the Wharton School of Business.  You can find the article here http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2008/11/the-shallowest-generation/. My favorite quote, and something I’ve been saying for a while now: No one in Washington has shown an ounce of leadership in decades. True leadership requires strength of [...]

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