Author: Jon Barkan

April 07, 2010
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Normally it takes me a few days to collect my thoughts about an event and get it down on the blog but while at the Duke MBA Games this past weekend, I kept thinking, "I need to write about this is as soon as possible." The reason was that it was an amazing weekend.A little back story first...The Duke MBA games is a competition that brings MBA schools from all over the country to compete against one another, all while raising money for the Special Olympics of North Carolina. This year Fisher along with over 15 other MBA programs attended the event.
March 16, 2010
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I write this to you as a take a break from reviewing CAPM and Betas for my Finance final tomorrow.ULI Results: Yesterday we finally got feedback on our ULI Project (see the post below). Although we didn't make it into the finalist selection our group fared pretty well, better then expected actually. (See full results here, they are pretty impressive http://www.udcompetition.uli.org/) Our feedback report noted that our project was well designed and was better then average along with our financial model that myself and ND slaved over for two weeks.
March 16, 2010
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So the last post was all about the great locations in South Campus Gateway. Lets continue to move north on High Street and see what is offered.PhatWraps: Talk about Phat! Hidden on 12th street across from the UDF, this wrap shop doesn't get the credit that it should. Full of delicious natural foods, these wraps are customizable and have lots of flavor. As you walk in you choose your protein (meat, chicken etc) and once they cook it on the grill, they throw it on a huge warm freshly baked wrap and let you go wild with condiments and fresh veggies.
February 10, 2010
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So as I mentioned in my first blog, I would at some point review some of the local eateries near campus. Well that Time has come so here we go...First we will take a selection on the south side of campus. I live at South Campus Gateway, which is across from the Law School at the south end of campus. It has many amenities such as a movie theater, bars, clothing and most importantly, lots of food choices.YumFive Guys: A must for that much needed Sunday burger to help you get your day going after a long Saturday night before.
February 02, 2010
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For the last two weeks I have lived in the Architecture building. Any time outside of class here at Fisher I would walk across the street and work on my proforma for the ULI Urban Design Competition. After adding it all up I spent on average about 5 hours a day for the last 14 days over there. Our architects and planners however probably had double the amount of time put in with all of the drawings involved.  the architecture building is actually one of the coolest buildings on campus, and one of the most unique work/learning environments (See pics).