Q4 2014: Final Results of The Year

Hello, Dear Reader,

As Q4 2014 draws to a close, the challenge that I issued to myself this quarter has been completed. If you recall, I gave myself a rather light assignment:

Complete the following courses:

1. Principles of Management – Saylor Academy – BUS208 (3 credits)
2. Principles of Marketing – Saylor Academy – BUS203 (3 credits)

The Results

As for the Principles of Management Course, I received a 75% on the final exam.
As for the Principles of Marketing Course, I received a 68% on the final exam.

Why the abysmal results?

I am constantly amazed at the Justice principle at work in education. You get what you put in. When it comes to self-study, you cannot go around this principle.

Due to many lifestyle factors, I started doing coursework for both of these courses in December. I sprinted through the material without taking any notes.

Little surprise that I did so poorly on the exams.

This has been quite a dark hour for me in my educational journey. I am used to getting A’s and B’s on much more difficult courses.

Life has tested me in greater ways than I have imagined, and these results are dishonorable to what I plan to accomplish in the world.

All I can do at this point is to meditate, find my center, regroup, and yet again have another go at this worthwhile quest of education.

I am still in the red zone, but see me rise.


  1. lynn fux December 27, 2014 at 6:32 pm #

    Josh always progress not perfection. I always tell my kids (I know the grade show is important in this world of form for advancement) the grade on a test is not thr measure of your intelligence but the measure of how well you memorized and regurgitated)/ The intelligence comes from the application of that knowlwdge. I know you already know all this but yet I bet you still feel despondent. Human means excepting ourselves in always,upset,screaming,falling and getting up,embarrassement ,stupidity,imperfection

    • Josh Lipovetsky December 27, 2014 at 8:03 pm #

      Agreed. I know that the info on these topics in particular, Marketing and Management, will play a HUGE part in my career. But timing will be everything. One thing to read about managing a group of people effectively. Another thing entirely to do it in real life. I’ll take the latter, and the former. 😀

  2. David December 27, 2014 at 7:31 pm #

    Wait!?! You took two college level courses in less than a month and still scored as high as you did? True, you reap what you sow, but looks like you’ve learned a few techniques to leverage your time. If you’re inclined to brow-beat yourself, get it done quick—a new year is in only 4 days away!

    Excited to see what what you create in ’15, both on your site and in yourself.

    • Josh Lipovetsky December 27, 2014 at 8:04 pm #

      Haha…love your enthusiasm, David! Especially like the reframe…good stuff. Will finish the brow-beating quick, for sure, man!!

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