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Monthly Archives: February 2010
It’s my birthday today. I’m turning the corner on my twenties and thirty seems so, so, so, so old!
This is the name of my team which we have chosen for our four-day leadership training. Read more
Valentine’s Day is around the corner so I guess I should do a blog entry on love in the MBA context. Read more
First, I must apologise for not providing part 2 of the “Studying in Paradise” blog last week as promised. These last two weeks have been really busy. But fear not, for I have not forgotten about part 2, which is below. Read more
What falls under the category of “industry” according to SDA Bocconi’s Career Development Services is all those companies that provide products and services excluding consultancy companies and companies working in finance. Read more
Today was the 11th Annual Kellogg Private Equity & Venture Capital Conference. This year the conference was the largest yet, with a sell-out attendance of over 300 students, alumni and professionals. Read more
I made a bet with a fellow classmate at the start of the year that in our class of 164 students there would be three couples or less by June.
I remember with a twinge of embarrassment a project kick-off meeting with a client in Beijing. We exchanged business cards and then chatted a little awkwardly. I watched others exchanging cards and then it struck me… Read more
I must apologise for my week’s absence from the blogging. I wish I could say it was because I was on holiday or something equally as tempting. Unfortunately, it was because I was trying to swim in a sea of new subjects and electives. Read more
Much has happened since we started our consulting work in Kaliningrad, Russia. Read more
The quality of admitted business school classes are in inverse proportion to the state of the economy. Read more
This past week I have had my first job interview for a 2010 summer internship. My first interview was with Johnson&Johnson. Read more
Chicago is a cold place to be over the winter, with temperatures consistently below freezing and snow both a regular treat and inconvenience. Last week I joined some alumni from the One Year Kellogg MBA prgramme to embrace the cold by plunging into Lake Michigan for charity. Read more
Ninety students turned into entrepreneurs for four months. Our mission: help more than a dozen start-ups, mainly located in Switzerland, to solve some of their launch and development issues and build a better business case/plan. Read more
Columbia is a full time job. I realise that there is just not enough time. Read more
Somewhat bizarrely, it seems that Clint Eastwood movies could offer an insight for business. If you’ve ever watched his spaghetti westerns you may remember that he waits for his opponent to go for their gun before drawing his. I can’t remember him losing. So what? Read more
One of the first lessons I learnt at Insead was taken from the movie Inglourious Basterds. I am reminded of it as I watch the new students desperately running around in their suits trying to attend as many company presentations and apply to as many jobs as possible.