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Reflections on my MBA
June 12, 2016

I woke up at noon today and took a two hour walk along the river. Sometimes it’s nice to let your brain wander without any restrictions. I thought about a lot of things that had been on my mind. I thought a lot about my plans for the summer and beyond.

I’m done. I’m going to miss school. It’s nice to learn. It’s too bad that learning is so expensive. Sometimes it’s nice to let go of preconceived notions and just go with the flow. Too many times I thought I was too busy working to enjoy social activities. At the end of my academic career, I realize you’re never too busy for a day off, or a day exploring, or a day doing things you otherwise might not get a chance to do. Life’s about balance. The only thing off balance at the moment is my bank account… not looking forward to loan repayments.

What comes, let it in. What goes, let it leave. But always go after what you want and you don’t have.

Overheard at a Cafe
March 25, 2016

Two dudes at a cafe talking to each other. One said to the other, “Humans live off of the death of other living beings. We cannot survive unless we eat a plant or an animal. Both require the death of something that was living. A higher form of being would be self sustaining, and wouldn’t require the death of other life in order to sustain itself.” I thought about it for a bit, and I thought it a pretty cool idea.

Two Latest Life Hacks
March 24, 2016

1) Using Upwork — I’ve been outsourcing work for $5+, things like market research, programming, email distribution, etc. I’ve nearly tripled my productivity by stepping away from time consuming tasks and outsourcing their completion. In a weekend I finish coding a functionality for mtvt.me, sending a survey to 200 people, and writing a research paper where before I would’ve only been able to tackle one in the same time frame. I should’ve joined this bandwagon years ago.

2) Using Audible — I can read two books at the same time. I listen to one while walking around the city and read one at night before I sleep. Latest reads: 1984 and Black Box Thinking.