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Nov 10

Progress Report: November 10, 2013

This week I was swamped with work, travel for work, and a touch of food poisoning.  Thus, I didn’t make the normal strides in my homemade MBA project.  Instead, I triaged my Coursera workload, and only did the bare minimum to avoid grade penalties.

 

I was able to meet the hard deadlines as required this week, but that’s all.  I didn’t keep up the normal pace that I’d like, but I didn’t slip too far behind.

Homemade MBA Progress Report, November 10, 2013

Homemade MBA Progress Report, November 10, 2013

Here’s how last week breaks down class-by-class:

  • Accounting:   as promised, Week 8 had a lot of long videos on Deferred Taxes, and it was a lot to get through.  I managed, though, and finished the homework assignment on time.  I’m in great standing for a statement of accomplishment in this one.
  • Operations:  This week I did the second round of peer evaluations for the big project, and submitted my project Milestone 3.  This keeps me on pace, and is all that I did this week.
  • Marketing:  No progress this week.  I’ll watch the Week 4/5 videos next week.
  • Corporate Finance:  As this class is the most intense, and has weekly assignment deadlines, I started with this class this week.  I was able to watch all of this week’s video lectures and complete the second homework assignment on time.
  • Leadership through Emotional Intelligence:  No progress this week.  I will complete Week 2/3 next week.  Fortunately, my next hard deadline in this class is November 17, so I’m still ok.

 

While it’s sad that my homemade MBA had to take a back seat to work this week, that’s also the beauty of a do it yourself MBA – you have the freedom to make such choices.  Next week I have another business trip from Tuesday to Saturday, so it’s going to be tough to keep up again.  Hopefully, I’ll have some time at the airport or on the plane to sneak in some Coursera.

 

Also, this week I got an email from Coursera asking me to add my completed courses to my LinkedIn profile.  I went for it.  Why not?  I’m not sure that it adds much to my profile, but why not get some credit for taking these courses!  What do you think?  Is it a good idea to add completed Coursera courses to your LinkedIn profile?  Let me know in the comments below.

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