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Visiting the Great Wall

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In January 2012 I had the unique opportunity to travel to China with the MBA program at the University of Buffalo. I was one of 16 MBA students who decided to go on the trip. We spent a total of 12 days in China during which we visited Beijing, Shanghai and…

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Do something

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Throughout the past few years I’ve grown to be impatient with people who complain about the things in their life that they control. Don’t get me wrong, I am an understanding and compassionate friend.  I am also a professional complainer; just ask my mother… I’m talking about growing tired of…

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Average age

Average age

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I’ve never been the type of person who judges someone based on their age. I don’t think that the number of years you have been alive is an accurate indicator of how old you are. I believe that as individuals, we are composed of so many ages; our emotional age,…

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Bumps in the road

Bumps in the road

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During my visit home this past weekend I learned a valuable lesson about bumps in the road. My first day home (Friday, March 22) went a little something like this: the morning started wonderfully; the sun was shining as I drove my mom to work. After dropping her off, I…

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Meeting Warren Buffett

Meeting Warren Buffett

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It’s not every day you get to meet Warren Buffett. However, when you work at The Buffalo News, sometimes you have the good fortune of being invited to celebrate the career of Stanford Lipsey. If you were a complete stranger to the world of business, upon meeting Mr. Buffett you’d never know…

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It’s the little things

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Sometimes, it’s the little things that make for the best days. For instance, one of my favorite actor/comedians, Steve Rannazzisi, is coming to Buffalo this weekend to Helium Comedy Club. I bought my tickets to see him about a month ago, and yesterday I found out that I might have…

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Ergonomics

Ergonomics

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I’ve been thinking a lot about the importance of ergonomics. With the amount of time we spend at work, usually sitting at a desk, I find it baffling that there aren’t office ‘audits’ to examine employees’ quality of life. Not only does cleanliness matter, the set-up & arrangement of our desk,…

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The Island of Tortola

The Island of Tortola

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I became me in the summer of 2005 on the beautiful British Island of Tortola. I was one among 25 teenagers who volunteered & participated in the 2005 Tortola “chapter” of VISIONS. VISIONS Service Adventures is a summer community service program for teenagers which blends volunteer projects, cultural immersion, and…

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