This week we had our Diversity Conference here at Tuck. It was a weekend focused on showcasing Tuck’s inclusive community to a host of prospective students. Many of my classmates were working hard preparing this conference for a while, to make sure we had the right selection of panelists, speakers and alumni.
If there is one thing you definitely will learn on an MBA, it is how to present in front of judging eyes. Everyday in term one, one or more of the groups gave the class a presentation on diverse subjects ranging from “The Triple A Supply Chain” to “ Reforming Corporate Governance Post-Enron” to “Mobile Technology in the Developing World”, and – courtesy of our aeronautical engineer – one or two references to Airbus!
How often do we hear that cultures communicate differently, only to find the largest gaps exist not between one culture and another, but between individuals?