It’s been more than a year since my last post in here. Oddly; I’ve been so busy that I was at awe when I checked the dates. What’s been going on?
For one; I’ve recently graduated with an MBA from IE Business School. IE is ranked 8th Top Business School in the World and 1st or 2nd in Europe by Financial Times but apparently it’s not that well-known outside of Europe and Latin America. I’ve had to explain that “IE” does not stand for Internet Explorer on a couple occasions.
That brings me to a quick summary of the year:
1) During the MBA I founded IE Spain Club. The team managed to grow it from zero to 250+ registered members in less than 7 months. Events included: NBA, BBVA, Santander, Microsoft, etc, etc and Capea: a semi-bull fighting event where the only ones injured are the people in the field. We’ve had a blast and we couldn’t have picked a better year to begin the club because, you know, we WON the World Cup (and the Tour of France and Nadal is #1 Tennis Player in the world and Shakira is dating Pique… damn, we spaniards are good). Visit IE Spain Club page: www.iespainclub.com to check the amazing team behind it.
2) Also during the MBA I took some time to finish up and improve my mobile applications. The Financial Calculator continues to get amazing reviews but I’ve focused more time on my game. Dogfight game is looking awesome:
It’s already achieved more than 150,000 downloads and multiplayer mode is 24/7 with people.
3) Investing wise, I can’t complain. My second hobby is acting up pretty good. I’ve been ranked 97 to 98 percentile at the Motley Fool stock picking contest for a while. That’s interesting but my real portfolio is actually much better than the Fool’s contest. This is my
performance for the past 2 years:
Remember my recommendation on Eaton at my blog? “Eaton Corp My First Public Stock Analysis” got some heat for recommending it. ETN today stands at $51, after a 2-1 stock split. In summary, it went from $30 to $102 in little over a year.
If you like it, you can follow my financial posts on Facebook, my Principle Investing blog or just spy me on Motley Fool. From time to time I post what stocks I like but that doesn’t mean I own them. I’m very picky about what stocks I choose to purchase, that’s why my Motley Fool Stock Contest (250+ picks per year) perform much worse than my real portfolio (less than 25 picks in 2 years).
And this is all I’m allowed to show-off today. I’m hitting myself and going back to humble mode.