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by albertmills
January 17th, 2013, 7:43 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Calgary - Best profs and where to get good jobs
Replies: 7
Views: 9282

Calgary - Best profs and where to get good jobs

<t>Hi,I'm working in Calgary right now doing pipeline related engineering. If I do this for much longer i'm going to jump off one of those pretty mountains nearby.I was thinking of going to the U of C to get either a economics degree, or a MBA. From what i've read on the forums Ellliot is a star pro...
by albertmills
November 22nd, 2012, 4:57 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: MBA after PhD in Mechanical Engineering
Replies: 18
Views: 16103

MBA after PhD in Mechanical Engineering

do what she didhttp://daniellefong.com/about-the-author/
by albertmills
October 15th, 2012, 8:49 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: MBA in finance
Replies: 50
Views: 14241

MBA in finance

<t>why don't you stop being pu**y's and if you're as good as you think you are start a hedge fund right out of business school like Bill Ackman. That way you have no one to blame but yourself if you win or lose. It wasn't easy for Ackman, he took on MBIA by shorting it when he started out and they r...
by albertmills
October 10th, 2012, 4:19 pm
Forum: Economics Forum
Topic: don't get stocks
Replies: 9
Views: 12186

don't get stocks

<t>why do countries with weak rule of law (russia, china for example) have a stock market that anyone invests in?say a russian company is on a russian exchange. stockholders in the company are unhappy with management due to excess executive compensation and using an otherwise profitable company as a...
by albertmills
October 1st, 2012, 3:58 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: this shock anyone else?
Replies: 11
Views: 10323

this shock anyone else?

<r>QuoteOriginally posted by: rmaxThere are some fundamental issues at play here:1/ Scientists are in general measured on the number of papers they output2/ Papers will not accept "interesting" things unless there is a shown cause. I know people who have discovered all sorts of weird (reproducible) ...
by albertmills
September 19th, 2012, 1:34 pm
Forum: Economics Forum
Topic: don't get stocks
Replies: 9
Views: 12186

don't get stocks

<t>The formulas for the intrinsic value of a stock is typically something such as the present value of all future dividends. A formula like this obviously has a lot of assumptions in it...such as what future dividends will be, but that aside why in the world is it assumed that the market will use th...
by albertmills
September 18th, 2012, 6:48 am
Forum: Economics Forum
Topic: don't get stocks
Replies: 9
Views: 12186

don't get stocks

<t>I don't get stocks.Prior to 2003 microsoft didn't pay a dividend -- so why was it's stock worth anything?As an owner of stock you're entitled to profits from the company, if you weren't what would the point of buying stock be. But the profits the company pays to you are in the form of dividends w...
by albertmills
September 11th, 2012, 6:35 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: physics to biology
Replies: 1
Views: 10148

physics to biology

<t>some people who couldn't hack it in physics become quants....some stay in the sciences and do something related to biology,genetics,biophysics,medical reserach, etc.My question is: what is the track record of success for ex-physics students who switched to something biology related, either stayin...
by albertmills
June 28th, 2012, 9:36 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: renting vs buying
Replies: 33
Views: 12374

renting vs buying

by albertmills
June 6th, 2012, 10:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: for those who say it's hard to find a job - 47 job offers
Replies: 5
Views: 11929

for those who say it's hard to find a job - 47 job offers

<r><URL url="http://www.thestar.com/business/article/1201971--super-intern-maeghan-smulders-lands-47-job-offers-and-one-job-after-112-day-speed-interning-spreethis"><LINK_TEXT text="http://www.thestar.com/business/article ... -spreethis">http://www.thestar.com/business/article/1201971--super-intern-...
by albertmills
May 27th, 2012, 9:37 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: why are corporate computer programs so horrible?
Replies: 2
Views: 11771

why are corporate computer programs so horrible?

<t>I've noticed a trend...corporate computer programs from the ones you use to enter your time sheet, to various engineering ones are horribly designed from a user experience perspective. Consumer computer programs (often free) are often a fantastic user experience. I was using this online program t...
by albertmills
April 18th, 2012, 8:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: internet ad revenue
Replies: 2
Views: 12743

internet ad revenue

<r>Does this make sense to you? "Revenue from Internet advertising in the U.S. hit a record $31 billion last year, according to a study released Wednesday."Google total ad revenue in 2011: $36.5 billion. Google revenue other than ads: 1.3 billion. does google really get that much non-US revenue or a...
by albertmills
March 21st, 2012, 2:33 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: degrees
Replies: 25
Views: 15741

degrees

the 'real world' is just really poorly organized
by albertmills
March 4th, 2012, 2:52 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Montreal
Replies: 13
Views: 14766

Montreal

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: CrashedMintthe best thing about montreal is clearly schwartz. It's a whole, maybe 2-3 whole magnitudes better than Katz's -- So why don't you just work there?montreal's a great town, but when i went to schwart'z it seemed almost like a tourist trap. the guys behind the ...
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