I’ve had a little "on the beach" downtime between private equity cases recently, and decided to head across the bay one day midweek to chill out on the Berkeley campus, stick my head into the administrative offices at the Haas School of Business and say hi to a few friends, eat lunch at one, Read More

For our first consultant class activity we decided to go skiing at Kirkwood for the weekend.  Uncle Bain was nice enough to give us Friday off for it, and pay for our accomodation, so we all piled up to Kirkwood on Thursday night and Friday morning.  We timed getting up there perfectly as there, Read More

I realised recently that it’s been a while since I’ve posted any photos of my apartment in San Francisco.  I’m pretty much done settling in, although I’m yet to do much in the bedroom and still need some furniture (bedside table and dresser) in there.  It’s also time to buy a flatscreen!  Anyway, here’s, Read More

After a very quiet Christmas week kicking around the office, I was keen to get out of the city for the day and take the car for a spin, even with the weather pretty sketchy.  In search of a bit of history and culture I drove south of San Jose to San Juan Bautista,, Read More

While I had to work Christmas week, I was still able to escape up to Whistler over the four day long weekend.  Tara, a good friend of mine from Bain (now en route to France to start her MBA at INSEAD) was up there with her family, and she suggested I come up and, Read More

Mum and Dad came over from Melbourne to visit me for a short stay.  This is the first time they’d come back to SF since my graduation from Berkeley, so it was great to show them around my new digs. While I was busy during the week with work, I planned a weekend trip, Read More

Here are some photos that I’ve taken around the Bay Area recently… A gorgeous dawn from my bedroom window. One of my recent additional responsibilities at work has been to organise the Consultant Offeree Weekend.  One of the events we held was lunch and a cruise around the bay.  Here are a few pics, Read More

With everyone heading home to their families for Thanksgiving long weekend, and with my own family half a world away, I was keen to escape California for a short vacation somewhere warm.  I found a partner in crime in my Aussie friend Tanya, who I’ve known since undergrad and who just wrapped up her, Read More

One of the great perks of working at Bain are its global training sessions, where trainees and trainers come together from all across the Bain network.  The first of these is New Consultant Training (NCT) which is usually held in Miami, but this session was held in Montreal for the first time. It was, Read More

Together with Virginia, a friend from work, we decided one sunny weekend to rent bikes and ride across the Golden Gate Bridge to Tiburon in Marin County.  The route took us past the Marina and Crissy Field, up and over the bridge, past Sausalito, and then along the bay around to Tiburon.  We had, Read More