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Finally, in the set of introductory clips about the course, I want to take some time to thank people. Now, of course, if I start with the list, it's so long that I can't name everybody. So what I'll do, is I'll thank sets of people, if that's okay with you. So in my journey life of learning finance, I've been blessed to have great teachers, great colleagues, great students, and I call all of them teachers. And this has happened in all kinds of forums, with faculty, arguments, with colleagues who were PhD students, and in the past, and now do all kinds of cool work. With MBA students, with undergraduates who participate and help the learning process, I thank you.
I also want to thank people who have helped me in the journey in the digital education space, including people at the Digital Education Innovation Lab here at the University of Michigan, and people at Ross. It's been wonderful working with a crew of people who want you to succeed, and, in this room right now, there's Alex helping me do the taping. But there are a bunch of people helping behind the scenes, and when the final course will be offered there will be so many to thank, that again I'm not going to name people.
A couple of people I will name because they've influenced my teaching style and what I know a lot, and they are three people in particular, if I said couple, I'm sorry. And one is he's a faculty member at Ross, and he made me realize very early on how teaching can be a great source of empowerment of the learner, and that It's a very noble profession, and I do agree with him. But you know, you often don't think of these things, and I'm thankful to him. He's also a great role model as a teacher, very clear in thinking. I'm kind of all over the place.
[LAUGH] Then there's Ronan Israel, and I'm naming him because a lot of the stuff I talk about we taught together, especially we taught introductory course for years together. And Ronan is now in Israel, his last name is also Israel, but he was here at Ross and we had so much fun, and I learned so much from him. And finally, I want to thank Josh Cobalt, who also was at Ross. He's now at Harvard Business School. He left us, I tease him all the time about that. But again, he had this childlike enthusiasm about finance, and about students, and no presumption about his role.
Very giving, sharing his ideas, and as I said anything I know it's because of these three people. One last thank you, that's Chin Lee. Chin and I worked together, He was a PhD student several years ago, and we were able to hire him back. Chin has helped me so much in my journey in digital education that it would be wrong for me not to thank him. We are doing assessments together, and he's helping me a ton in the more advanced applications, because he knows a lot. I don't know that much, right? So, but I wanted to thank these people and thank you. Thank all the students who have taken my MOOC and all those who will.
May the force be with you.
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