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Piano cover: Yes It Is (The Beatles)

Another piano cover of the Beatles’s song.

It is one of the greatest songs in the early days of the Beatles history.
It was long after I started collecting the Beatles songs that I finally got the song as “Past Masters” record was not officially sold at that time.

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A very interesting student work from my business statistics class

This is a very interesting presentation as the final exam of my “Business statistics” class at Yokohama National University in Japan.

 

My classes are all for international students and this is work of a student from Vietnam.

The students learned how to set a practical goal and how to effectively use some analytical techniques to support the conclusion(s).

The student tried to find out the difference of the students from two different countries, Vietnam and Japanese in terms of GPA and objectives to learn at university.

 

While the sample size is small and the conclusions are not necessarily surprising, the approach and analysis itself was quite interesting.

 

My class is not just to teach some academic analytical techniques but to teach how to apply those techniques to meet practical goals.

I would be happy to give my lecture anywhere in the world.

 

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Business profit simulation class (Final exam)

Final exam case was announced last week.

The students are required to complete their own business financial plan and give an individual presentation in two weeks.

 

This is the case:

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There is no “right” answer but the plan must be feasible and reasonable while meeting all the business requirements given in advance.

 

They have already learned the techniques to develop a business financial plan.

Making reasonable assumptions and adjustments to meet the requirements are the key!

 

Good luck and enjoy it !

 

 

Business planning class at Yokohama National University

I saw great progress of my students to develop their own financial plan with business strategy.

It took only three months to achieve it, who did not know even what “Revenue” is in April.

Here is an example output of a student in the class.

 

The business case was “web site developer” where you need to develop a business plan to reach positive profit within a year.

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Reasonable business strategy in line with the assumptions in the business model is also required in the presentation.

 

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This is a fundamental and basic business skill where you will be required in any type of business in the world.

 

I would be happy to discuss a chance to conduct the class (even as an intensive program).

Piano cover: Your mother should know (The Beatles)

Covered another great the Beatles’ song, which is not necessarily one of the well-known songs though.

How to find business insights from simple data

My business statistics class has started at Yokohama National University.

The first exercise of the class today was making a summary of the customer inquiry data at a shopping mall.

Exercise

The students (international students from 12 countries) were required to make a brief report of the data with the following consideration:

 

(1) Which category is the most critical, Gender, Age or type of shop?

(2) At which level do you need aggregate the original data to find the insights effectively?

(3) What is the conclusion rather than calculation results?

You do NOT have to rely on any advanced statistical techniques rather you can use simple tools such as TOTAL, AVERAGE, PERCENTAGE etc.

 

This is the first step for the students who want to manage business data effectively. They were really excited about the exercise.

 

Enjoy and study hard!

Piano cover: I will (The Beatles)

Another piano cover from the Beatles’s song, “I will” (in the white album).
This song is not that popular as other famous Beatles’ songs but the melody is extremely amazing.