2009 McGill Canada Case Competition Part 1

Yes, we are here, and we are anxiously waiting for today's major competition. No, this is not case day, but rather a competition that we may have difficulty winning...it is snow tubing. I am worried about our wonderful case team, Michael, Christina and Jen have no experience in this very competitive area, there lack of …

Senior gift committee & etiquette dinner

Thursday I went to a meeting for students interested in helping out with the annual Senior Gift to Cal. Last year, a record 45% of Haas graduating seniors made a pledge to contribute. That's an incredible number of people, and we're going to do our best to beat it this year.After the meeting, I headed to …

E-Business Case Competition

Last night I went to see this semester's E-Business Case Competition finalists give their recommendations to Cisco and Deloitte. Teams were challenged to develop a strategy that Cisco could adopt for penetrating the domestic and international small & medium business (SMB) market. I felt this semester's case competition was more interesting than last semester's Investment …

2009 Denmark Case Competition Part 5

Our team did a great job, they were clear, told the story, and had fabulous presentation skills. We tried, but we did not make it to finals. The finalists were USC, University of Auckland, and CBS. After watching the finals, the team agreed that USC was the best-they were right, they won.The remainder of the …

2009 Denmark Case Competition Part 3

Case Reveal Day. The team was so waiting to have the case revealed and to get started, the longer we waited the more anxious and excited they got. But finally it was unleashed! It is based on a Norwegian company called Schibsted Media Company. We were honored by a very good presentation by the CEO …

Retreat, midterms are here, and gloomy job stuff

Just got back from a weekend retreat! We rented a really nice house in the hills of Point Reyes. The view was spectacular. Here's a picture.Other than that, not much has been going on. Last week I had my first midterm of the semester. I have a few more this week and next week, so …