Asset | Econometrics Magazine Volume 18, first edition, November 2009
The mother of... New Section!
Per Capita Prenucleolus Tr iangel
Millennium Prize Problems Special
o u r s t o r ie s p r eface
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Let me tell you something about people who talk about their experiences all the time. Whenever they tell their stories, I wonder how exciting their life would be, since I usually conclude they have done almost anything you can imagine. Would it not be great to take on new challenges every now and then? By now, you are probably expecting a story about my experiences as the new editor-inchief of Nekst. But that is exactly what I mean: I would like to avoid stories about myself. Therefore, this preface will be mostly about you, since you are the one person I care for the most. Besides the editorial board of course, because I owe them big time. Learn more about these lovely volunteers in the introduction section. They spent a lot of time and effort on this edition of Nekst in order to create an interesting magazine for you. And you are, as you have probably guessed, the reader of this magazine. You are most likely an econometrician, but you can also be a recruiter for a company, Pascal’s mother – get to know her in this edition – or someone who just found this magazine in the train. You are extremely important to any editor of Nekst. We write for you and most important: about you! Do you realise that, without you, there would be no Nekst at all? We do not need our own stories, as I mentioned before, we need to know your stories! You can already read a lot of stories in this edition. Please, keep informing the editorial board of the activities you attend, your greatest passion and your favourite teacher. Nonetheless, how could I ever tell anything about my own experiences? I just started in my function as editor-in-chief. Fortunately, I have the advantage of years of dedication to Nekst of my predecessors, varying from great editors to even greater columnists. Therefore, I would like to take the opportunity to thank the previous editorial board along with the last editor-in-chief, Emile van Elen, and all the people who contributed to Nekst in the past years. Hopefully, you are also willing to share your stories with someone of the editorial board of Nekst in the future. Because with your help, I promise we will do our utmost to make Nekst to an even greater success this year!
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