Federico Zaldua, Columbia Business School

Ok we are doing our finals, again. Read more

Federico Zaldua, Columbia Business School

After a weekend in Las Vegas I have just arrived in Palo Alto. It seems an amazing place. Many of the most successful entrepreneurs of the last 30 years live in this Californian town or its surroundings. The place reminds me of our last venturing class with Professor Murray. During that class, we were visited by another venture capitalist and entrepreneur, a very successful and cool Columbia Business School alumnus.

His company invests in tech-related ventures (online marketing, gaming, etc) but above all in serial entrepreneurs. In essence this means supporting the entrepreneurs far more than the projects themselves, since the success of a project depends a great deal on the entrepreneur’s entrepreneurial skills. Read more

Federico Zaldua, Columbia Business School

These have been quite an empty three days in NY. Read more

Federico Zaldua, Columbia Business School

Columbia is almost empty. Read more

Federico Zaldua, Columbia Business School

I have just started the venturing class. Read more

Federico Zaldua, Columbia Business School

Ok, Just applied to the value investing programme. Read more

Federico Zaldua, Columbia Business School

After one weekend in Miami (great beach days, clubs, a deep hole in my pocket and a very windy landing in Newark) I arrived back in New York on Sunday at 2am. Read more

Federico Zaldua, Columbia Business School

I am going to Miami for a few days with Tiago and Grego. Read more

Federico Zaldua, Columbia Business School

Great day today: last final finished. Read more

Federico Zaldua, Columbia Business School

It is 2 am. Read more

Federico Zaldua, Columbia Business School

When the Laki fissure part of a volcanic system in Iceland, exploded in 1783, it generated what was described as a blood coloured sun, one of the hottest summers on record in Europe’s history and in 1784 the coldest winter in North America’s history. It was also partially responsible for the French Revolution – crop failure and ensuing poverty. Beware.

This recent eruption made my corporate finance professor Daniel travel from London to Paris via the Eurostar. Then he had to rent a car to get to Barcelona, he must have gone via the south of France, a trip I used to make a lot when I was a child, to finally catch a plane to New York. Read more

Federico Zaldua, Columbia Business School

There is A LOT going on and I can’t find much time to do even half the things I would like to do. Read more

Federico Zaldua, Columbia Business School

Ok, I have got tickets to go to the annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholder meeting in the Qwest Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Read more

Federico Zaldua, Columbia Business School

The sun is shiny, the neighbourhood is just beautiful in spring and I have some bucks in my pocket: life is good in New York, athough, some bad things can happen. Read more

Federico Zaldua, Columbia Business School

Seems like I will need some extra school credits this year. Read more

Federico Zaldua, Columbia Business School

School is getting busy, but good things are on. Read more

Federico Zaldua, Columbia Business School

12:45am. I need a haircut. But I am not going to the one located at W4 and Charles: I am not in the mood to spend US$135 on a haircut. I am a student and not exactly a super rich one, so thanks to Ricardo I discovered another barber shop, near home, for US$42. Reasonable (two times as expensive as Buenos Aires but not bad at all for NY). Read more

Federico Zaldua, Columbia Business School

Today I finished the capital markets exam. Read more

Federico Zaldua, Columbia Business School

After Aspen, suddenly, spring appeared. No more cold, dark or snow. Read more

Federico Zaldua, Columbia Business School

After a 10-day break I am back in New York. It is 8.55 am and I am about to leave home. Read more

Federico Zaldua, Columbia Business School

Finally, here I am. Josh’s home. A super cool home in a beautiful spot in Aspen. Read more

Federico Zaldua, Columbia Business School

Should I spend or should I not? Read more

Federico Zaldua, Columbia Business School

Ok. Just two hours of the strategy exam. I think (or I would like to think) I did pretty well in it. Read more