“You say Problem, I say Challenge”
|Lives||New York City, NY, USA|
|High School Education||International Baccalaureate, S:t Eskils Gymnasium, Eskilstuna, Sweden|
|Studying||B.A., Financial Economics|
|Extracurriculars||Swedish International Students & Alumni (SISA), Columbia Financial Investment Group|
|Interests||Equestrian riding, Sailing, Fitness, Travel|
|Future Plans||Asset management at a global firm|
About Columbia University
|Campus||Big city university|
|Sa Ranking||Global Elite|
|Famous Alumni||Legendary investor Warren Buffett, Barack Obama, hedge fund-activist Daniel Loeb, founding father of America Alexander Hamilton|
Posts by Mathilda Herlin
Published: November 13, 2016
Research paper in progress…. You know that you’re in the right place if you don’t mind spending a Sunday in front of a pile of paper, a computer screen with about 150 tabs open, and a LARGE cup of coffee while working on a nice collection of disorganized notes. You know that you have picked the right field if you, even though you’re loudly complaining from time to time, actually find yourself enjoying it.
Published: November 12, 2016
Everybody knows that the dice are loaded Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed Everybody knows the war is over Everybody knows the good guys lost ~ Leonard Cohen (1934 – 2016) For touching upon the many emotional, intellectual, and spiritual dimensions of the human mind, Leonard Cohen will be outlived by his words.
Rationality Assumption refuted?
Published: November 9, 2016
First class after yesterday’s election: Game theory. My professor took a few minutes to deplore the results, starting with: “It’s going to be hard to talk about rational decisions today.”
Metamorphosis or Portfolio Growth?
Published: November 3, 2016
– Thoughts from a Financial Economics student at a liberal arts college I often get the question: “So what do you become when you finish your degree?” My first reaction is to answer that “I don’t become anything” in an attempt to protest against the idea of college as a phase of passive transformation to a static identity. I find it quite entertaining to imagine myself putting down my pen after my last exam and finally leave my pupa to become a certain kind of butterfly. It is dangerous to entertain the idea of becoming something for many reasons. By saying…
A Man Is But What He Knoweth – Studying for Midterms at Columbia University
Published: October 14, 2016
Time to sharpen the pencils and load up on caffeine. It’s midterms and Butler library has yet again become my second home. Looking up the wall at Francis Bacon’s words of wisdom: “A man is but what he knoweth” could either be encouraging or intimidating – especially when one’s knowledge is about to be assessed. One has to remember that knowledge is a very broad concept. Certain paths of knowledge can help you in the classroom; other insights can help you in life. Yet all knowledge is valuable, so I choose to get inspired by the words and study…