FLORA’S CHALLENGE: WRITE 365 CONSECUTIVE DAYS

Flora questions my credibility: “you have been saying that for years.”

So, mark my words:

I will write at least three paragraphs, for 365 consecutive days, starting from today.

Kobe

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FLORA’S CHALLENGE: WRITE 365 CONSECUTIVE DAYS

TRIP: SALT LAKE CITY, CHICAGO, 12.25.2016-1.01.2017

 

2016-12-27 17.18.54

 

\section{Day 465, 12.25S:
5:30am: get up;
6:15-7am: U-ber to LAX \$60;
flight American 6050 to Salt Lake city, arrive at 11:30am;
waste 1hour for car rental;
get car at Advantage, at 2:pm;
lunch at Pencer’s steakhouse, for \$150;
dinner at the coffee shop for fruit and brownie;
read the book till 11 pm;
upgrade the room;
}

\section{Day 466, 12.26M:
breakfast, 9am;
drive to Salk Lake Temple, 10am-12pm;
visit the state capitol, 12pm-1pm;
visit Olympic Park, 1:30pm;
Extreme Zipline, 1:30pm-2:30pm;
lunch at the Junction, 2:30pm-3:30pm;
watch Christmas lights;
dinner at City Creek Center;
}

\section{Day 467, 12.27T:
breakfast, 9am;
drive to Alta ski resort, 10:40am;
buy ski pants, glovers, rent ski equipment;
take the ski lesson, 1:20pm-3:30pm;
dinner at La Caille restaurant, 5:15pm-8pm;
fill the gas;
}

\section{Day 468, 12.28W:
get up at 6am;
drop the car at Advatange, 7am;
fly to Chicago 8:30am-1pm;
Uber to Fairmont hotel, 40min, \$40;
Protein bar for lunch;
millennium park, Michigan lake;
River walk, magnificent mile, Trump Tower;
Henry’s bar;
}

\section{Day 469, 12.29R:
breakfast at Au Bon Pain, Aon building;
the art institute of Chicago, 12pm-6pm;
Al’s beef for dinner;
}

\section{Day 470, 12.30F:
brunch at Heaven on Seven, for Cajun food, \$30;
go to Willis tower, skydeck, fast pass;
have dinner at Miller’s pub;
watch the ballet Nutcracker, 7pm-9pm;
have Chichago style deepdish pizza, atGiordano’s; 
}

\section{Day 471, 12.31S:
getup at 10am;
lunch at Remington’s;
Tax to the meuseum of science and industry, 11am-4pm;
U-boat 505 tour;
tour University of Chicago campus, 4pm-5pm;
dinner at Prime and Provision, a bottle of Cabinet \$80, porthouse \$130,  \$350, 6pm-7:30pm;
}

\section{Day 472, 1.01S:
getup at 4:30am;
Uber to Chicago airport, \$40,  5am-5:40am;
flight from Chicago to LAX, 6:45am-8:45am;
Uber home, \$55, 10am;
lunch at Happy Dinning, \$50;
}

TRIP: SALT LAKE CITY, CHICAGO, 12.25.2016-1.01.2017

PAPER: MAJOR REVISION

Good news! Tons of work, but doable.

 

I enjoyed reading this paper, and find its topic interesting. I also appreci­ate the approach taken by the authors, which combines an empirical study, a modelling effort and corresponding analysis, and finally managerial recom­mendations which are of real practical interest. I do have a few comments on the interpretation of the results in the empirical section of the paper, some as­sumptions in the modelling framework, and the results of the numerical section. However, if these comments could be addressed, then I believe that this paper would make a nice, comprehensive, contribution to the literature.

2016-10-23 18.31.53

2016-10-22 12.04.24-1

PAPER: MAJOR REVISION

Day 440, 11.30

\section{Day 440, 11.30:
run:0;
swim: .5k;
MRF: 5h;
}

Get things done. You cannot waste your life. The best way to get things done is to get it started.

Before you act, brainstorm first. Lay out alternatives, then pick the best. Do not follow others blindly. It is others’ life. You must lead and live your own. For now, it is to get the MRF done, in a week. Focus, focus, focus. Think nothing else.

I must resume morning reading, for two hours. For this month, we can do light ones. Think through. What are really relevant? What do you really need to do? Currently, you have excellent math and writing ability, you need to work on stuff now. So, you can slow the learn? Perhaps you still need to read, for at least an hour per day? The seminar papers that you must read. You cannot waste your life on others. You must work on the things that eventually matter.

I need my brand. To establish that, you need to work with top guys. This will bring you needed visibility.

Intellectually, the area is bankrupted. It is in desperate need of fresh ideas and new paradigms.

2016-10-22 16.05.38 HDR

Day 440, 11.30