Archive for September, 2008

Back from a brief distraction

Posted on September 30, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized |

So, I’ve been out of town for a few days and wrapping up some condo issues before that. Fun stuff! I haven’t disappeared however, and will have a post again shortly. I’m trying to decide what is the least dry thing to write about what I’ve learned from the 36 Hour Finance Course…. tough call. I’ll do my best to make it interesting!

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Interview with Marc Pearlman posted!

Posted on September 15, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , |

When I was young lass, my sister, cousin and I used to take our fancy-pants plastic tape recorders – the kind you had to use a microphone and hold it up to the speaker on a radio in order to tape songs off the radio – and we would interview each other. We would pretend we were on a talk show, our most imitated “talk show” being the reenacting of several skits from The Muppet Show. We loved The Muppet Show and we loved pretending to be reporters.

Not much has changed since then, except the technology. And my height. I’ve discovered that I enjoy interviewing as much as I did when I was a little kid. I’ve also discovered that I need to improve my interviewing skills. This much is clear. After spending many hours editing the audio of my interview with Marc Pearlman, host of Your Money Matters Radio, here are my takeaways:

  1. Marc Pearlman is a great guest, possesses a broad body of knowledge, is easy to talk to and I would love to have him back “on the show” so to speak
  2. I think my tone of voice was too, how shall I put it… serious? A bit deadpan? Too “something,” which means I should work on improving my interviewing skills
  3. More importantly, I found that I really enjoyed conducting this interview, in spite of my serious tone, and thought the whole experience was grand

Putting aside my comments above concerning my interviewing style, I do think this was a very positive first-ever interview, and I would like to do more interviewing in the future. So if you know of anyone who is an expert in their field, who has an interesting story to tell, and can tie it even loosely to the PMBA, send ’em my way! In the meantime, here for your listening pleasure is my interview with Marc Pearlman. We cover all kinds of topics, ranging from running a business to personal finance and debt management, to the age old question: what do I want to be when I grow up?

I would like to thank Marc for his time and his insights. And listeners, please feel free to comment, give constructive criticism, send gifts, etc.

Marc Pearlman Interview – September 11, 2008

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By the way, I had intended to post the written transcript before the audio but it just worked out the other way around. I’m not sure if a written transcript is actually needed. If I get requests for it I will certainly provide one, although I will work towards posting one this week. Enjoy!

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Upcoming interview

Posted on September 7, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , |

I have recently been in touch with Marc Pearlman, a stock and commodities trader who hosts the weekly radio show Your Money Matters. Marc does some shows solo and also interviews experts in all areas of money, finance, career, etc. — basically anything having to do with, well, your money. Marc’s bio can be found at:

I am excited to announce that Marc has agreed to do an interview for my little ol’ blog. The theme here is supposed to be MBA-related topics, so I will keep at least some questions relevant to that theme. Marc covers a wide variety of issues on his show, however, so I will pose more general questions as well.

I will be interviewing Marc this week so expect to have it posted here hopefully by the end of the week. If you have any ideas for questions or anything you’re interested in hearing about, feel free to post a comment or contact me through the Contact page.

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