28 Feb 2014

Talks/seminars/conferences around Cambridge in February 2014

'The 6 waves of computing' by Dr.Hauser, the founder of Acorn Computer and ARM, was the fur most inspirational talk this month. The idea of 'evidence engine' was really science-fictional and thus amazing to me. This quality is the one Cambridge MBA 'leadership talks' should have provided.

The Evidence Engine in a flip chart
The second best talks were actually two: 'Sex and the brain (in fruit fly!!)' for its astonishingly clear communication and presentation and 'Behavioural Economics and Conflicts of Interest' for its stimulating results of experiments on the effects of information disclosure.

Full List
  • #52 The dinosaur Iguanodon - palaeoecology in action ++++
  • #52 Fresh Approach to Composition +++
  • #54 The turmoil in the Euro Zone: how might the fiscal and debt impasse be resolved and what would the effect be on the UK? ++++
  • #55 CUE £1K Award Ceremony ++
  • #56 Addenbrookes Hospital Trek with Healthcare SIG ++++
  • #57 Cambridge Union Society: This House Regrets the Arab Spring ++++
  • #58 Academic English Seminar - how to write the exemplary dissertation +++
  • #59 Are entrepreneurs made or born? ++++
  • #60 What is design thinking? ++
  • #61 What Investors Want (Jack Lang) +++++
  • #62 Behavioural Economics and Conflicts of Interest +++++
  • #63 Sex and the brain (in fruit fly!!) +++++
  • #64 Achieving sustainable growth through entrepreneurship / The 6 waves of computing (Dr.Hauser, the founder of Acorn Computer and ARM) ++++++
  • #65 Accelerate Cambridge meeting

26 Feb 2014

This Feburary has been too busy to blog

Some said this Lent term is more busy than Michaelmas, yes they were absolutely right. Especially, these two weeks are hectic way too much even for me, such as

  • Applied for MPhil course at JBS;
  • Visited a factory tour of a specialised printer manufacturer;
  • Visited LSE for considering MSc/MPhil course;
  • Joined Oxford/Cambridge Entrepreneurship Day (partially);
  • Completed four assignments:
    • Group one for Marketing;
    • Individual one for Strategic Pricing;
    • Group and individual ones for Cost Management and Control; and
  • Confirmed Global Consulting Project for an oncology cluster, which was my first choice luckly; initiated the Project Initiation Document (so called PID), conducted a few initial meetings and interviews.

What's more I will have to do by next Thursday (i.e. only within a week, not this Thursday):

  • Complete four assignments:
    • Individual exam and group presentation (on conjoint analysis) for Strategic Pricing;
    • Group observation note for Operations Management;
    • Individual essay of 2-2.5K words for Philosophy in Business (2-2.5k words essay);
  • Update the financial projection of our entrepreneurial project on "hydrogen sponge"; and
  • Finalize the chapter for "lost decades" project.
...and just after that, three exams on Marketing, Strategy, and Operations Management are awaiting. After the exam, we will start the Global Consulting Project for four weeks until 11th April.

What a exciting and hectic term of Lent at Cambridge MBA (and so forth).

1 Feb 2014

Talks/seminars/conferences around Cambridge in January 2014

Not much progress in this regards as first two weeks were just about exams and afterwards I have been busy with Kellogg Competition and occupied considering the next step, or another master degree.

Recommended books regarding behavioural economics

The full list of talks/seminars:
  • #046 MBA Leadership Talk "The third eye", with Rory Sutherland, Vice Chairman, Ogilvy & Mather UK ++++
  • #047 Do you like what you see? ++++
  • #048 Exploring the History of Mars by Curiosity ++++
  • #049 Behavioural Science Reading Group: Behavioral Economics and Marketing in Aid of Decision Making among the Poor +++
  • #050  MBA Leadership Talk "Leadership: the different challenges of hostile and benign environments", with Edward Chaplin Former Ambassador to Iraq and Italy ++
  • #051 Behavioural Finance: "From Biases to Bubbles", the magic of behavioural economics ++++