Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 19 Apr 2014, 07:57

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Weekend Open Thread (2011-03-05)

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Founder
Founder
User avatar
Status: In Mexico.... NO PM's :-)
Affiliations: UA-1K, SPG-G, HH-D
Joined: 04 Dec 2002
Posts: 11823
Location: United States (WA)
GMAT 1: 750 Q49 V42
GPA: 3.5
WE: Information Technology (Hospitality and Tourism)
Followers: 1983

Kudos [?]: 6419 [0], given: 3565

GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member CAT Tests
Weekend Open Thread (2011-03-05) [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2011, 13:16
Expert's post
It is a slow weekend and I thought we could start something new - a weekend open thread - everything goes here: Gadhafi, Wiki Leaks, weather, weekend plans, rans(?), food, GMAT, economy, MBA, real estate, etc. Links, videos, and personal performances are encouraged :wink:
_________________

Founder of GMAT Club

Just starting out with GMAT? Start here... | Want to know your GMAT Score? Try GMAT Score Estimator
Need GMAT Book Recommendations? Best GMAT Books

Co-author of the GMAT Club tests

Have a blog? Feature it on GMAT Club!

Kaplan Promo CodeKnewton GMAT Discount CodesGMAT Pill GMAT Discount Codes
Founder
Founder
User avatar
Status: In Mexico.... NO PM's :-)
Affiliations: UA-1K, SPG-G, HH-D
Joined: 04 Dec 2002
Posts: 11823
Location: United States (WA)
GMAT 1: 750 Q49 V42
GPA: 3.5
WE: Information Technology (Hospitality and Tourism)
Followers: 1983

Kudos [?]: 6419 [0], given: 3565

GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member CAT Tests
Re: Weekend Open Thread (2011-03-04) [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2011, 13:28
Expert's post
Well, I will start :)

1) I think the iPad 2 was a disappointment to many tech experts and buffs but at the same time, I feel it was good for the simple people like me because I won't look too dumb with my iPad 1 and won't be forced to switch to the latest version.

2) The list of the "Most Admired Companies" is out for this year
http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/ ... full_list/
_________________

Founder of GMAT Club

Just starting out with GMAT? Start here... | Want to know your GMAT Score? Try GMAT Score Estimator
Need GMAT Book Recommendations? Best GMAT Books

Co-author of the GMAT Club tests

Have a blog? Feature it on GMAT Club!

Intern
Intern
Joined: 05 Mar 2011
Posts: 6
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

Re: Weekend Open Thread (2011-03-05) [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2011, 15:04
The macbook pro release ruined my month; I just bought the highest-end model 8 months ago and now the lowest-end model is almost faster than mine...
Founder
Founder
User avatar
Status: In Mexico.... NO PM's :-)
Affiliations: UA-1K, SPG-G, HH-D
Joined: 04 Dec 2002
Posts: 11823
Location: United States (WA)
GMAT 1: 750 Q49 V42
GPA: 3.5
WE: Information Technology (Hospitality and Tourism)
Followers: 1983

Kudos [?]: 6419 [0], given: 3565

GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member CAT Tests
Re: Weekend Open Thread (2011-03-05) [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2011, 16:07
Expert's post
Ah... I bought an iPod for a friend as a present about 3 weeks (last summer) before the new one with cameras came out... that was kind of silly too.... and then Apple is the most admired company in the world... go figure.
_________________

Founder of GMAT Club

Just starting out with GMAT? Start here... | Want to know your GMAT Score? Try GMAT Score Estimator
Need GMAT Book Recommendations? Best GMAT Books

Co-author of the GMAT Club tests

Have a blog? Feature it on GMAT Club!

Current Student
Status: Matriculating to Ross!
Joined: 05 Dec 2010
Posts: 210
Schools: Harvard, Ross, McCombs, Mendoza
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 32 [0], given: 15

GMAT Tests User Reviews Badge
Re: Weekend Open Thread (2011-03-05) [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2011, 16:40
cabs26 wrote:
The macbook pro release ruined my month; I just bought the highest-end model 8 months ago and now the lowest-end model is almost faster than mine...


Thanks for ruining my weekend...I got the high end one for Christmas. Still works like a charm though. It's my first MAC and I think I'm a believer.
Manager
Manager
Status: Getting ready for the GMAT
Joined: 01 May 2010
Posts: 66
Location: United States (NJ)
Concentration: Strategy, Operations
GPA: 3.26
WE: Supply Chain Management (Consumer Products)
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 11 [0], given: 16

Re: Weekend Open Thread (2011-03-05) [#permalink] New post 06 Mar 2011, 08:13
My fiancee loves her Mac and I love using her Mac too. If ever given the chance I'll be switching.
Retired Moderator
User avatar
Status: Go crazy and use every bit of potential.
Affiliations: Many NGOs!
Joined: 07 Nov 2010
Posts: 176
Concentration: Social Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship
WE: Operations (Manufacturing)
Followers: 17

Kudos [?]: 13 [0], given: 55

GMAT ToolKit User Reviews Badge CAT Tests
Re: Weekend Open Thread (2011-03-05) [#permalink] New post 06 Mar 2011, 08:27
Watched movie named "Osama" is a 2003 film made in Afghanistan. Great movie!
_________________

GMAT ToolKit For Android Phones https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nkoventuresllc.gmattoolkit&fl=events

Current Student
User avatar
Joined: 31 May 2010
Posts: 138
Schools: Columbia - Class of 2013
Followers: 6

Kudos [?]: 21 [0], given: 19

Re: Weekend Open Thread (2011-03-05) [#permalink] New post 06 Mar 2011, 10:46
cabs26 wrote:
The macbook pro release ruined my month; I just bought the highest-end model 8 months ago and now the lowest-end model is almost faster than mine...

that's why I don't use mac :-D
Founder
Founder
User avatar
Status: In Mexico.... NO PM's :-)
Affiliations: UA-1K, SPG-G, HH-D
Joined: 04 Dec 2002
Posts: 11823
Location: United States (WA)
GMAT 1: 750 Q49 V42
GPA: 3.5
WE: Information Technology (Hospitality and Tourism)
Followers: 1983

Kudos [?]: 6419 [0], given: 3565

GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member CAT Tests
Re: Weekend Open Thread (2011-03-05) [#permalink] New post 06 Mar 2011, 13:53
Expert's post
My frustration lately has been the housing market.
We have finally decided to pull the trigger and everything says (and said) it was such a good time to buy a house (prices are low and interest rates are low too).... however, what I am finding is that the inventor of houses in the Seattle area is terrible. They are either overpriced (severely so) or really junky. The few decent that do get listed, disappear within a day or two after being listed and usually sell for full price!

We have accepted the fact that we won't get a deal on the house (that's right) and I would really like to move on with my life and get done with it but at the same time, it's been 2 weeks since a house that fits our needs got listed on the market. People just don't want to sell (understandably) and I am really tired of folks telling me that it is a buyer's market - it definitely is not behaving like one.

Oh yes, and foreclosure and short sales - they are a joke, and most of the time are either overpriced or if not, the bank wont' accept the offer. Sorry, just ranting...
_________________

Founder of GMAT Club

Just starting out with GMAT? Start here... | Want to know your GMAT Score? Try GMAT Score Estimator
Need GMAT Book Recommendations? Best GMAT Books

Co-author of the GMAT Club tests

Have a blog? Feature it on GMAT Club!

VP
VP
Joined: 11 Dec 2006
Posts: 1430
Location: New York, NY
Schools: NYU Stern 2009
Followers: 37

Kudos [?]: 218 [0], given: 6

GMAT Tests User
Re: Weekend Open Thread (2011-03-05) [#permalink] New post 06 Mar 2011, 19:47
I am getting really pissed at how slow the recruitment process is right now. Getting laid off took 30 minutes, but now - after interviews in the double figures and providing numerous work samples - as the preferred candidate it has taken another month to get the sign off for me to start.

It is meant to be inevitable, but the longer it drags on the more concerned I get. The 18 months out of business school have been probably the most strange, disheartening and largest learning experiences I have had. On the upside, it does make me some one less likely to be messed with going forward. Determination from being laid off could be the best thing to happen, even if the finances aren't.

Oh, and my dog took way too much interested in drunks coming back from Hoboken St Patrick's parade.
Manager
Manager
Joined: 24 Nov 2010
Posts: 215
Location: United States (CA)
Concentration: Technology, Entrepreneurship
Schools: Ross '15, Duke '15
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 30 [0], given: 7

GMAT ToolKit User GMAT Tests User
Re: Weekend Open Thread (2011-03-05) [#permalink] New post 22 Sep 2011, 18:59
Mindreko wrote:
weekends r way too short. i rkn we need a three day weekend. saturday to monday wud be good :D


Some consultants get 3 day weekends... fri-sat-sun.
sat-sun-mon might be better though.. hate mondays and fridays are easier anyways.
Re: Weekend Open Thread (2011-03-05)   [#permalink] 22 Sep 2011, 18:59
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Popular new posts Chicago GSB Admit Weekend / Matriculation thread rhyme 10 28 Mar 2007, 07:21
New posts Opening a thread for the 1000's after15 0 18 Oct 2007, 03:32
New posts 1 Sorry to open a new thread: rohitgoel15 3 02 Apr 2010, 01:40
New posts Experts publish their posts in the topic Weekend open thread (March 18 - 20) bb 3 18 Mar 2011, 17:12
New posts Experts publish their posts in the topic Superbowl open thread bb 3 02 Feb 2014, 22:11
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Weekend Open Thread (2011-03-05)

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.