Tuesday, March 31, 2009


New Videos of Rodney Paul and Carol Fischer are up.

SBUSchoolofBusiness Blog

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Q&A with Alice Schroeder, biographer of financial master Warren Buffett

We used the SnowBall book in 402...this is an interview with the author...fascinating

Q&A with Alice Schroeder, biographer of financial master Warren Buffett:
"All of these books that say you can get rich by investing like Warren Buffett, it’s a bunch of baloney. You can’t do it. He’s not only brilliant, but he works like a demon from morning until night and he’s been doing that for 70 years. So, when you see him and you’re around him, you realize the futility of trying to replicate his achievement. It can’t be done. But, at the same time, he lifts your aspirations in many other areas, including being extremely good at whatever it is you are good at. He made me far more focused in my career"

Monday, March 23, 2009

More Capital Structure

Sorry, this had been on the podcast, but I never actually linked to it from the blog.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Intro to Capital Structure

This is an introduction to Capital Structure. It covers Modigliani and Miller and some on WACC from MBA 610.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Major field Exam for all 402 students

From Mary Jo Brockel

"Please remind your students in ACCT 420, BIS 420, FIN 402 and MKT 410 to sign up for the Major Field Exam as soon as possible. They can either call Jenifer Spencer at 375-2111 or stop by her office in Murphy Room 201. We only have about 10 signed up of the 134 students who should be taking this exam. Your help in getting them to sign up is greatly appreciated.

If you were unable to hand deliver any of the letters to students, please drop them off with Jenifer and we will mail them directly to the students.

I will be sending out my first reminder e-mail to the students on Thursday or Friday to the students who have not signed up.

The exam will be given on the following dates and times:

Sunday, March 29th 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Monday, March 30th 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Wednesday, April 1st 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Thursday, April 2nd 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Sunday, April 5th 3:00 - 6:00 pm and 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm"

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Insider trading

A fast look at insider trading from MBA 610

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Jobs stuff

If you are in my class (or were in a previous semester) and want me to look over resume, just let me know. Not sure if I can help, but I guess can't hurt too much. Please get it to me this week or next.

Was speaking with a SBU alum last night who said I should mention Dallas as a relatively hot job market. He also agreed wholeheartedly, that looking at the SEC, the Fed, and other regulators makes much sense right now.

Personally, I am still looking for a part time (say 10 hours a week) person looking to earn some money, improve a resume, and learn some things. Ideally someone who is back next year, but I have reached a pretty desperate spot so will be open to others as well.

Update: SBU just sent the following link to their CareerFest.

Monday, March 09, 2009

Ben Stein's advice for those college students looking for work.

"Imagine you are an employer looking at your whole college class. Would you hire you? If not, make yourself better. You can be a rebel later. For now, do what you need to do to get a job."