Awesome Bucket 2016

The few things that matter most this year

Grad school consumed the first half of 2016.

After graduating, I took a trip to China and then decompressed (read: plummeted into a pit of boredom) for a few weeks.

Now, we return to the surface to start a new chapter and finish 2016 strong. Here’s what I’ll be working on for the next six months.

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Doing Business in China

Photo journal from two weeks in the PRC

For my last class of my MBA experience, I enrolled in a two-week international elective – called Doing Business In China – through Arizona State University and Peking University. The course featured stops in Beijing, Xi’an and Shanghai, with a mix of lectures from Peking University professors, company visits, sight-seeing tours, cultural activities and lots and lots of great food.

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2015 Awesome Bucket Results

7/10 goals accomplished in one of the toughest and most rewarding years of my career

The Year of the Grind – that’s my title for 2015.

Maybe I’m exaggerating, but I can’t remember another time when I pushed myself harder, piled more on my plate and sustained such a consistently and dangerously close-to-capacity work load than over the past 12 months.

It never let up.

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Halfway to an MBA

With one year of my MBA experience complete, here’s a look at some stats from the first two semesters, three tools that helped out big time, and four tips I would tell myself before I began this adventure.

After a grueling application process and an inspiring first semester, I’m happy (and relieved) to report a strong finish to my first year in the W.P Carey School of Business evening MBA program.

The past 11 months stretched, propelled, motivated and challenged me like never before – compared to MBA year 1, Ironman Arizona was a walk in the park!

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