As i woke up this morning and pulled up the blinds i could glean at something that has been very abscent here the last few months; the sun! As a self-proclaimed “sun-person” (whatever that really is) i was both delighted and reminded that we are in fact moving towards brighter and warmer times with rapid speed these days. My phone says that it’s 7 degrees centigrade outside which makes it a little bit too chilly to have that first outdoor coffee of the year just yet, but i sure can’t wait for that to happen.
In other news the exam in microeconomics went fairly well last week (only wishful thinking at this point however, results are still about two weeks out), and i’m now working on the second course in statistics. Which reminds me, i should get back to doing just that..
This coming Tuesday we’re having our exam in microeconomics. The implications for me? Sitting inside all weekend exposing myself to utility maximization, consumer choice theory and everything related to it!
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this course for the most part, now that the exam is closing in it doesn’t feel quite as great though…but that’s usually true for most courses i’ve discovered.
I’ve just completed one of the old exams that our professor put on the web, and now i deserve a break. Gonna leave this small apartment for a while.
The alarm on my phone woke me up about an hour ago, and here i am; cross eyed and still pretty sleepy. Some black coffee should take care of that i figured and brewed myself a few cups (or jugs rather, i really like my coffee). Now, why on earth would i drag myself out of the comforts of my bed early on a Saturday morning? A justified question indeed… The thing is that i decided that i have some work to do today and since i can’t do any of it later today and tonight due to other (indeed more fun) plans, the best option was to get up fairly early.
In other news the spring semester at Uni has started up well and is running at full steam as we speak. Yesterday the results from our last exam (Macroeconomics) came in and i’m pleased that i can put yet another course behind me now. Microeconomics is in the works right now and it’s going really well so far, it’s the most interesting course so far in my mind, partly since it contains some level of consideration for human behavior, even though the economic theories about man are very simplified. Anyone who who’s taken an introductory course in Microeconomics knows what i’m talking about.
In yet other news the world equity markets appear to have sucked up the heavy turmoil we saw earlier in the week, the past days we’ve seen closings in the green in most of the developed economies, although emerging markets still seem to be suffering from a capital run.
Over and out, have a great weekend anyone who might read this!
So 2014 is up and running and it’s back to business as usual at school. Our current course is an introductory course in macro economics which started in the begining of December and during our two week Christmas break from scheduled classes, which in all honesty set me back a bit. It has taken some effort to get back to it again, but nevertheless i feel optimistic about the exam on Friday (13:30 to 19:30 which is a pretty crazy schedule for a Friday! ;-))
We had the presentation of our project in this course earlier this week as well, which went pretty well. Me and and a study buddy of mine were handed the task of analyzing the Swedish government debt from a right wing perspective, and suggest ways of administrating it in the future. Fun and educational for sure (possibly only for aspiring economists though ;-))
Decided to get up in the break of dawn and crack the books one last time before heading off to the exam today (it actually isn’t until 1:30pm but anyway). I’ll get a few days of rest after the exam which makes it abit easier to get up at this unholy hour..
Got to brew some of that sweet sweet coffee here now (or black gold like i want to call it). Have a good one peeps!
Sitting here with my text book in organization and leadership alongside a warm cup of coffee. My second exam is coming up on Monday afternoon so i decided to more or less lock myself inside my apartment all weekend for a last exposure to the course material.
From the debates around Frederick Winslow Taylor’s Scientific Management via the Human Relations school of management to modern leadership, the subject itself is quite interesting. I really like the historical emphasis as an explanation to where we are today regarding management and organization…with the risk of it sounding like a cliché it is important to know where we come from in order to understand why things are the way they are in today’s day and age.
In other news my new project group had our presentation this Thursday. Man that felt good…presentation and public speaking has previously not been my favourite subject, but always something that i wanted to get better at and in the future really be able to control. I’m getting there, slowly but surely. Practice in this case does breed success!
Lastly i hope everyone had a great Halloween and got at least ”one good scare” 😉