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Time, Distractions and Social Networks

It seems FLN is going through a period of low content again. It happens. There is numerous reasons for this. One of the main reasons is for some of October and all of November I entered into the ‘not gainfully employed’ status. Well, that’s not strictly true, it’s more an …

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A Post-MBA, Err, MBA Regime

One of the reasons I did the MBA, though by no means the only one, was to establish a more effective use of my spare time. I recognised that I was wasting it. Evenings and weekends would go by and I’d be left wondering what I’d actually achieved? I don’t …

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MBA S7 W23: All Done. Complete

On the evening of 13th December 2011, in the Crown Plaza – Gatwick, through a WiFi hotspot provided by my HTC Wildfire phone my MBA dissertation was submitted. ‘Enterprise Architecture as Strategy: Maturity of Practices in Small, Medium and Large Organisations’ represents the final piece of work necessary to complete …

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MBA S7 W9: The Dissertation Agile Style

It’s been a while since I discussed the MBA. In fact, it was two months ago at the very start of this semester. It would seem my writing about the MBA has lessened as I’ve got further into it. I think this represents the process well. There is more to …

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MBA S7 W1: The Last Six Months

Today the final semester of the MBA begins. The final semester. The next six months will bring to an end a journey that began in June 2008. Have to admit, while I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the MBA process, I’m now looking forward to it being over. I think semester six went …

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MBA S6 W8: The Research Tornado

It’s been a while, both in terms of MBA updates and regularity of posts to Fandomlife.net. This is due to a mixture of time constraints and concentrating on Elucidateit.net. Like I’ve probably said before, and just like reality TV shows have made a cliché, it’s been a journey. At least …

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MBA S6 W1: The Dissertation Starting Gun

This week, semester six began. This is significant for two reasons. It’s the dissertation starting gun and hopefully it’s only one of two semesters I have left to do. It’s the dissertation starting gun because I’m studying Methods of Inquiry which is the research methods module of the MBA. The …

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MBA S5 W24: The Global MBA Experience

I’ve finished semester five and I’ve entered that brief interlude between semesters. It’s brief because I like having the new materials on hand so I can do some pre-assessment. This usually involves reading the text book for some recreational reading. It’s just the way I am. I may get my …

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MBA S5 W22: Final Days and Final Exam

To say that the last three weeks has been busy, but very interesting, is an understatement. I’ve been on an intense Leadership, Enterprise and Opportunity (LEO) programme for senior executive employees in the North East. It demanded more mental and emotional commitment than I was expecting. It was worth it …

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MBA S5 W19: The Revision Phase

It is now three weeks until the Managing Information (MIN) exam and this semester isn’t following the usual pattern I like to adopt on the run up to exams. It’s not unnerving me, but I am conscious of the difference. I normally have two weeks set aside for revision, albeit …

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