Saturday, March 15, 2008

(Not) Making the Grade

SIGH, we had our first test in Managerial Finance today. It was demoralizing to score the lowest grade in the class. Worse yet, it was open book. I totally cannot figure this shit out.

Luckily, there are three more tests and we get to drop the lowest of the four. I had hoped not to take the final, but that obviously won't happen.

Honestly, the professor is a great guy. He's brilliant, amazingly successful and a wonderfully nice person. I just wish I could appreciate what he is saying.

However, I cannot understand what the hell he is talking about. And he speaks so quickly and in such a monotone voice that it's tough to stay connected or take comprehensive notes.

What better way to bring you into my world than to have you experience it first hand. Remember, this is only 7 minutes of the class. I have to sit through 4 hours of this every week. (And don't tell me I am goofing off to take this. I just pushed one button and let the camera roll.)

It's clear I need to meet with him next week to get an introductory lesson the basics of Finance.

BTW, the video was taken with my new FLIP digital video cam. It holds 60 min worth of video and runs on two double AA batteries. So far, I love it.

And it's easier to work than Managerial Finance.



Blogger Mamma said...

I was confused after 17 seconds.

And how is Managerial Finance different than regular finance. Is this the tricky math the folks at Enron used??

You have my sympathies.

11:49 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Chili said...

Two things:

One - NICE toy! That's some cool video.

Two - I'm with Mamma; I was lost pretty damned quickly, and I like to think of myself as at least marginally smart. As far as I'm concerned, you get good marks for just sitting through all that!

7:31 AM  
Blogger Whit said...

I don't know if I would have been confused at 17 seconds, I was bored at two. How do you stay awake in there?

1:17 PM  
Blogger Childsplayx2 said...

I learned managerial finance the old fashioned way - by doing it.

I don't think I could have stayed sane with that four hours a week.

Hang in there!

8:34 PM  
Blogger Kelly O said...

Ouch. He lost me at "defacto duration."

9:53 AM  
Blogger Daddy L said...

I empathize completely. For me it was economics, just could never get my head around that.

12:45 PM  
Blogger The Holmes said...

Yuh-hikes! Best of luck with the rest of the semester. Kudos to you for getting any of that at all. And no way were you goofing off, I once liveblogged a THAT is goofing off.

8:46 PM  
Blogger Darren said...

I lasted a whole minute and sixteen seconds!

In my experience, the finance guys are even more boring than the science geeks.

3:25 PM  
Blogger Rich | Championable said...

Wait. Did you PASS? I mean, that kind of matters too, you know.

I'm on the train, so no streaming video for me at the moment.


6:24 PM  
Blogger Phil said...

This brought back memories of my own MBA Finance class, circa spring semester of 1990.

I remember getting an A in that class. Need a tutor?

Ha, that grade is all I remember. All that gobbledygook he was talking about? I must've actively tried to forget that stuff.

Granted, I listened to the whole thing (do I get a prize) and did vaguely understand what he was talking about, but I certainly could not put it to practical use all these years later.

If I had it all to do over again, I'd get an Architecture degree.

2:02 AM  
Blogger Phil said...

One more thing.

On the plus side, I think this video will come in handy in getting my son to go to sleep!

2:05 AM  

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