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Analyst Training

I’m currently in the 2nd week of training. There are a total of 5 weeks; 2 of which I will be in Chicago. It’s very exciting and I’m really happy with my choice to join Accenture. Training keeps me fairly busy during the work day and even long into the night. I’m pretty exhausted by the time “bedtime” roles around. This could largely be attributed to my less than stellar sleep schedule prior to my employment. Since the updates will be spotty, I figure I’ll leave you with this little math puzzle. (I found it in “A Mathematician Plays the Stock Market” by John Allen Paulos.)

Three gentlemen give the manager of a hotel $30 to rent a conference room for the afternoon. After the gentlemen leave to the room, the manager realizes that the room only costs $25 and that he has overcharged them. The manger grabs a nearby bellhop and gives him $5 and instructs him to return it to the three men. Not knowing how to divide $5 evenly the bellhop decides to give $1 to each of the three men and pocket the remaining $2 for himself. Later on the bellhop realizes that each man paid $9. Thus since $27 (9×3) plus the $2 he took for himself add up to $29, he wonders what happened to the missing dollar. Where did it go?


With great knowledge

…comes great responsibility, is half the battle, is power, corrupts absolutely.  Pick which ever you think best fits the situation, but it doesn’t change the fact that I am graduating.  The University of Minnesota has found it to be that I am qualified and have met all requirements to be presented a Bachelor of Science in Economics.  Ok, so I don’t have the diploma yet, but I have gone through the formalities and I know I passed my final today.  (More than just passed I would say.)  Econometrics has succumbed to my will.  However, I am not without battle scars to show the treacherous path that I have walked.

I’m going through these Monster Cookies at an alarming rate.  I can safely say that it is not helping my exercise goals.  I really need to build that exercise app. for the site to apply more fictional accountability.

You may notice that Gravatar as well as twitter has been added to the site.  If you aren’t part of either app. may I suggest you sign up.  It will increase your happiness by 5 points.  (You can sign up for both by clicking on their respective links.  I promise that it is supper easy.)  Becasue I have installed both these apps, I figure that I might as well partake in both.  This is why I’m now working on an icon to represent myself.  I’ve not had to make a small icon for a long time and since I want it to be used globally across all apps I figure it should be neat.  So I’m trying to make a neat icon.  Yup, a neat icon.

People don’t say the word neat enough.

During my last commute home from school, I once again came to the conclusion that as a race human beings don’t deserve the right to drive.  Everyone is a terrible driver; including myself.  I’d like to think I’m better than others, but that is pretentious and I’m sure from a different set of eyes I would be dangerous and aggressive.  This is why I think we need to phase out “driving” and”roads” altogether.  I have a solid idea and plans for implementation that need a little more work, but I think that it would be the very beneficial solution to many of our problems.  It would cut down on CO2 emissions, general stress levels, accidents, reliance on petrol, commute times, shipping costs and countless other issues.  Just saying that if anyone is interested in talking about it, I’ve got a lot of ideas.

Next task to work on will be the resume.  If anyone knows of a position for a Econ BS Major, Math Minor and Management Minor give me a heads up.  In the mean time it’s time to lay the groundwork for a productive future.  Here’s hoping that all the knowledge I’ve collected doesn’t corrupt me.