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Somewhat coherent thoughts on a Monday morning

» Monday, October 31, 2005 | 8:20 AM | by Intricated

Even sitting on Hasek didn't work!

Well it's 20 after 8 AM on a Monday morning, and I'm settling into my computer chair ready to complete, no start the MGTC05 case study on Black and Decker. Essentially it means I won't be making it to 9 AM MGTC09 class. Only fear with this approach is not being in the class right after the midterm gives off the wrong impression to the prof.

Damn Leafs. Why did you just have to lose by eight goals? Come on, my over/under was waaaay off (j/k). The silver lining is that I have Spezza on all 3 of my fantasy hockey teams, as well as one instance of Chara and one of Heatley. So I came out pretty good after the Sen's game last night against Philly. I'm now 2nd (trailing by 3 points), 5th (by 21.5 points to first, 5.5 off from the team in fourth), and 1st (leading by a 0.5 margin) in my leagues.

There were at least 6 police cars around my neighbourhood when I got home last night from a MGTC52 negotiations session, which happens to have the only police station in Markham right across the street from the authoritative huddle. Dunno what was up, but there was 1 suspicous-looking car that 4 of them were blocking in along the right side of the road. Didn't hear it on the news though, but we'll see.

MESA Business Games CMA Simulation Challenge wrapped up the 3rd quarter over the early hours today and I logged in to see where I will start from for Q4. A competitor walked into my lucrative market share in the high-end PC segment and stole 35%! Bastard! The ill-will I unfortunately gained from last quarter due to underestimating demand in my projections for Q2 costed me even more in Q3 as almost half of my units demand was lost thanks to that negative image (although my projections for Q4 were spot on if not for ill-will). Lastly, I apparently didn't have enough cash for Q3, and had to take out an "emergency loan" from the loan shark, which now owns stock in my company! Damn pro-forma cash flow statement told me I would have enough, and I can't seem to figure out what went wrong. In the end, I need to find a point of difference in the low-end sector via better ads, do some R&D to maintain my high-end lead, enter into a new market or two, and hope that ill-will (come on, 50% loss from it?!) from Q3 improves for Q5. Oy.

Oh, yeah. Did I mention I have that C05 case study to do? Well, back to it I suppose.

N.B.: Links to courses don't work yet, but they will lead you to my personal review if anyone (but me) is interested.

Today's Music: David Usher - Time of Our Lives
I once saw a man on fire
staring at his window
watching as the flames grew higher and higher
i thought that i saw him cry
or was he only laughing
as his life went rushing on..

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