## Review: Navigating the MBA Admissions Process Online Course

Created by Beat the GMAT and Clear Admit, â€œNavigating the MBA Admissions Processâ€ is an online video course built on the Udemy online learning platform. The course covers all aspects of the admissions process using a series of lectures from admissions experts, supplemented by PowerPoint slides. The benefit of having an admissions â€œcourseâ€ is that … Read more

## Math Memorization Table for the GMAT

The GMAT is known primarily as a reasoning test where rote memorization won’t necessarily help your score. Â  Despite the lack of “recall” content within the test, there are definitely a number of mathematical expressions worth memorizing.Â  I’m talking primarily about the fractions and percentages you’ll have to deal with on the test. For example, … Read more

## How to Solve GMAT Worker Rate Problems

The first time I saw a worker rate problem was within the movie “Little Big League.”Â  I don’t really like how it was solved in the movie, but there are definitely some humorous moments in the clip: “If Joe can paint a house in 3 hours and Sam can paint the same house in 5 … Read more

## Memorize the GMAT Data Sufficiency Answer Choices

Below is an excerpt of the directions for the GMAT’s data sufficiency questions.Â  Since the test is designed to press you for time, memorizing these answer choices is a quick win to save valuable minutes.Â  A couple things to note: Make sure to evaluate 1, 2, and 3 all SEPARATELY.Â  Think of them as three … Read more

## Average GMAT Score by Undergraduate Major

Whether worthwhile or not, one of the first things to do when embarking on a long, competitive application process is to assess the field.Â  Based purely on a historical and statistical perspective, what is my GMAT score expected to be? Below is a chart showing the Average GMAT Score by Undergraduate Major.Â  Finance was my … Read more

## Tracking My Blood Pressure Over Time

As I’ve indicated on this blog before, I developed kidney problems after being laid off from my company last year.Â  My latest visit with my nephrologist indicated that my kidneys were functioning at 70%.Â  It sounded really bad to me at first, but the doctor indicated that 70% is a perfectly fine functionality for someone’s … Read more

## The GMAT Plan

I’m doing it. On my desk is the 2007 Kaplan GMAT.Â  Yes 2007.Â  That means I’ve been delaying the GMAT for 3 years.Â  But after years of procrastinating, I’ve decided to study for and take the GMAT.Â  Afterwards, I will apply for business school in the fall. Below is my study plan for the GMAT.Â  … Read more

## Book Review: In Defense of Food

In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto Michael Pollan 2008 201 pages While I blog about many different goals on this site, the first and foremost goal is to maintain my health.Â  My health is the dealbreaker – without it I can’t enjoy the fruits of reaching any of my other goals.Â  This is why … Read more

## Raw Notes: In Defense of Food

In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto Michael Pollan 2008 201 pages p.1 Eat food.Â  Not too much.Â  Mostly plants. p.28 In the case of nutritionism, the widely shared but unexamined assumption is that the key to understanding food is indeed the nutrient.Â  Put another way:Â  Foods are essentially the sum of their nutrient parts. … Read more

## How a 401(K) Plan Teaches You Investing

For many Americans,Â our first exposure to the investing world is through the company 401(K) plan.Â  While IRAs and discount brokerages are important tools in the investment industry, it’s better to begin learning about investments from an employer sponsored 401(K) plan.Â  By reviewing the terms and conditions of a 401(K) plan, you can learn some veryÂ sound … Read more