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#1 jextract

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Posted 10 February 2005 - 01:03 PM

Good news is that I just landed a great job with a financial consulting company here in the L.A. area.

Bad news (for me, anyway; maybe not for you!) is that you'll likely be seeing less of me on the board starting in two weeks (they actually expect me to work ... the nerve!).

Good news is that with the increase in salary you might see more of me on the trips, though!

Edited by jextract, 10 February 2005 - 01:03 PM.

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Posted 10 February 2005 - 01:18 PM

Good news is that I just landed a great job with a financial consulting company here in the L.A. area.

Bad news (for me, anyway; maybe not for you!) is that you'll likely be seeing less of me on the board starting in two weeks (they actually expect me to work ... the nerve!).

Good news is that with the increase in salary you might see more of me on the trips, though!

Would you give an inkling of what you say when you financially consult? I am curious; yet, I know asking can border on or into the personal.

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Posted 10 February 2005 - 02:03 PM

Congrats Jamie!! Way to go! :cool1:
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Posted 10 February 2005 - 02:12 PM

Congrats...I'm BANKING on the more trips part if we are going to see 'less' of you online! :welcome:

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Posted 10 February 2005 - 02:58 PM

More good job news -- congrats!

I do hate those jobs where they actually make you work, though.....

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Posted 10 February 2005 - 03:16 PM

Well it's nice to have a job, even if they do have expectations on your time.
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Posted 10 February 2005 - 03:37 PM

Thanks, all!

Michael, thanks for asking. I do corporate financial/strategic/operational planning. Things that fall in that category include: annual and long-range business plans, budgets, mergers/acquisitions/divestitures analysis, pricing, activity-based costing, plant loading, start-ups & new ventures, competitive/market analysis, cost/efficiency improvements such as Six Sigma, dealing with the Board of Directors and investors, cash management, foreign exchange hedging, capital financing, etc. Pretty much anything that requires analysis or evaluation comes across my desk or my department. Definitely sounds pretty boring compared to why we all are here!
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Posted 10 February 2005 - 03:59 PM

Thanks, all!

Michael, thanks for asking.  I do corporate financial/strategic/operational planning.  Things that fall in that category include:  annual and long-range business plans, budgets, mergers/acquisitions/divestitures analysis, pricing, activity-based costing, plant loading, start-ups & new ventures, competitive/market analysis, cost/efficiency improvements such as Six Sigma, dealing with the Board of Directors and investors, cash management, foreign exchange hedging, capital financing, etc.  Pretty much anything that requires analysis or evaluation comes across my desk or my department.  Definitely sounds pretty boring compared to why we all are here!


Do you mean to say if I had a new product, and we were thinking of manufacturing, you would know how to estimate the interaction between initial start-up plant costs, future venture capital exit needs, against the hoped-for hockey stick of national and global market penetration? And you could do the above from ground zero while incorporating a true Six Sigma model?

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Posted 10 February 2005 - 04:23 PM

And you could do the above from ground zero while incorporating a true Six Sigma model?

Not a Six Sigma project.. They do those here at my office... I hope other business actually use this system for good not evil......
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Posted 10 February 2005 - 04:50 PM

Best of luck to you Jamie! Sorry you may actually have to wrok rather than find the interesting stories for us.
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Posted 10 February 2005 - 04:57 PM

Thanks, all!

Michael, thanks for asking.  I do corporate financial/strategic/operational planning.  Things that fall in that category include:  annual and long-range business plans, budgets, mergers/acquisitions/divestitures analysis, pricing, activity-based costing, plant loading, start-ups & new ventures, competitive/market analysis, cost/efficiency improvements such as Six Sigma, dealing with the Board of Directors and investors, cash management, foreign exchange hedging, capital financing, etc.  Pretty much anything that requires analysis or evaluation comes across my desk or my department.  Definitely sounds pretty boring compared to why we all are here!


Do you mean to say if I had a new product, and we were thinking of manufacturing, you would know how to estimate the interaction between initial start-up plant costs, future venture capital exit needs, against the hoped-for hockey stick of national and global market penetration? And you could do the above from ground zero while incorporating a true Six Sigma model?

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Posted 10 February 2005 - 04:58 PM

Very :welcome: Jaime! Fantastic news for you... okay... maybe not the actually working part, but the rest sounds great. Don't be a stranger!

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Posted 10 February 2005 - 05:05 PM

And you could do the above from ground zero while incorporating a true Six Sigma model?

Not a Six Sigma project.. They do those here at my office... I hope other business actually use this system for good not evil......
It is used for evil here......

In a strict sense that is correct. Six Sigma is primarily about reducing/eliminating variability in processes using such tools as statistical process control, failure modes & effects analysis, and measurement systems analysis, for example. But there are many other tools that fall under that umbrella that might be useful for Michael, such as thought process mapping, design of experiments, lean manufacturing, etc.
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Posted 10 February 2005 - 05:06 PM

Thanks all, for your kind wishes!
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Posted 10 February 2005 - 06:20 PM

Cpmgrats, Jamie! But, does that mean no more websurfing (& sd.com posting?) ???? :dltears:
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