Dan Sweet

Quick update…

Yes, I still plan to post on this blog.  Recently real life has consumed all the time I have had available and then some but this blog will come back to life very shortly.

In the past 4 months I have bought a house, watched my little girl grow up, changed lots of diapers, put together a primer on social media for incoming MBAs, gotten my MBA from Notre Dame, seen Joe Montana and Obama at graduation, moved from Indiana to Ohio, grown a lawn from seed, bought my first lawnmower, mounted my plasma on the wall, bought and returned many curtains, bought and assembled several more pieces of IKEA furniture, lost money shorting commercial real estate, bought a new car, filed an amended tax return, and made way to many trips to Lowes and Home Depot.

I start work at P&G in eleven short days an am very excited for it.  Alright, I’m out for now.  Lots more house organizing and stuff buying to do.

Why does a finance guy need a blog?

Q: How do you tell an extroverted finance guy from an introverted finance guy?
A: He looks at your shoes instead of his own.
(as told to me by my future boss before I started at P&G)

I don’t fit the finance guy stereotype.  I am a little too loud, I joke around a little too much, and I’ve spent seven years in the non-profit world.  However, I recently got an MBA from Notre Dame and have somehow become a finance guy.

I’ve started this blog because I want a place to jot down my thoughts, archive cool stuff I find online, and join in the conversation.

I plan to transcend the “finance guy” stereotype both in my career and in my posts here.

Check out my post on Why You Need Social Media.