The hardest project I had in school was having to value a company by building a financial model. I opened my excel spreadsheet, looked at the white rectangular grids, rubbed my hands together, and proceeded to panic. I was lost in the sea of information online as everyone seemed to be saying different things. It also didn’t help that people in finance
There are many ways to study. Most of the ones you can think of may seem intuitively correct, but are highly ineffective. Pulling all nighters in the library and looking like a war hero? Bad. Reading and re-reading your notes multiple times, even copying them out word for word on paper? Bad. Only practising questions you rock
“The quality of your questions determine the quality of your life” – Anthony Robbins Throughout my school life, I wanted people to think of me as the smart guy who spent the least time studying while still beating everyone else. So I spent a lot of time trying to make myself smarter, learn faster and
When I’m learning something new or hard, there’s always this fear that I will never understand it. That I will screw up my exams. That I will be a loser. It scares the hell out of me. I feel like standing up from my seat and running away from the classroom. Does discomfort scare you?
I’m starting a series to explain tough accounting concepts and how they can be tested. I combine what I think is good from the internet and textbooks and give you a simplified, easy to understand way of learning those toughies. What are working capital ratios? Working capital ratios are ratios that measure how current assets
Explaining Contra Accounts to A/R and A/P – What is the concept talking about? To explain that, we must talk about what contra accounts are. It sounds fancy, but it just means the opposite of something. In accounting terms, your Fixed Assets account is a debit account, and your Accumulate Depreciation account is
Before I start a semester, I always envision making friends with everyone in class. Scoring 93 marks for my finals like I was still in primary 2. Leading projects and being the “alpha male” and feeling awesome. Then the semester starts and reality sinks in. I fall back into my old pattern and nothing changes. I feel miserable and
I was confident. I had done every practice paper I could get my hands on, though most had no answers. I stepped into the exam hall ready to collect my A+. I flipped the exam script to the first question. Hmm, seems quite tricky and foreign, maybe I’ll move to the next one and come back later. I
I hate reading textbooks. They are too long, have too many words, and take 3 paragraphs to explain something 3 slides can do. Every time I have a prescribed chapter to read for a class, I would procrastinate and end up not reading it. Notes and slide decks on the other hand were more straightforward.
How does one speak up in class? It is simple. Open your mouth and say the words. It is easy to someone who is looking from the outside, who doesn’t have the problem. It’s inexplicably hard for the student who has never uttered a word in class before. Every time they feel like voicing their thoughts,