High School Visit: Los Alamitos AP Economics

A few weeks ago I had a chance to do something I hadn't done in quite a while, walk the halls of a high school. My neighbor (and father of my daughters best friend) is the AP Economics teacher at Los Alamitos High School in Orange County. Since I spent most of my career as a commodities broker in New York and London, and had the chance to sit first hand during events such as the Enron collapse, he asked if I would care to come share some real-world stories with his students.

I really wasn't sure what to expect. He said I could either have the whole period or just a bit. So, I prepared a few short slides and was ready to talk for 15-20 minutes about some of my experiences. In the end, the students were completely engaged and the Q&A session ran right up until the bell rang. Some students even stuck around to ask "Mr. S." a few follow up questions.

What a great experience. I hope I have the opportunity to do it again...


Doug S.

MBA with Finance/Commodities Background

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