Lessons From B-School, Part 1
The original title of the post was "Life at B-School", but then I realized that my imagination is not powerful enough to invent non-existent things. Hence, the resort to the cliched title.
I will not get into what the past 1 month at B-School has been like. That'll augur a whole book, which I am not in a mood to write and to be frank, I don't have the time to write. But here's what I can tell you positively. I learnt, much to my amusement, that every time in the past 23 years when I said I was "Busy", I was only kidding myself and everyone around me. Learnt a whole new dimension to the word "busy"!
Right now, for instance, on a Saturday night, when ideally I would have been out shopping or watching TV or hanging out with friends, I am "taking time out" to write this post, following which I will study Financial Ratios. Sad. I know.
Without wasting any more time (another thing I learnt here), let's quickly look into the few lessons I learnt in my 1 month here:
- Sleep and Food are not basic necessities. They are luxuries. The faster you learn that, the better you'll feel about staying up all night and missing meals.
- Like Calvin's Dad would say, Assignments build character. Even if they are sent at 12 in the night and are to be submitted by 04:59:59 in the morning.
- "Contingency" and "Emergency" are not always medical. They can also be the panic situations when you fall asleep half way through a group assignment and wake up 5 minutes after the deadline to inglorious mails from the other members.
- There is no better time to catch up on your sleep than during the lectures.
- Marketing is nothing but "brand". Finance is nothing but "numbers". HR is nothing but "motivation". MBA is nothing but "GAS".
- At the end of the day, we'll all get good jobs. And then, we will look back at all this and smile.
That said, it is so much fun to be back in college after working for some time. It's a refreshing change to be bunking classes without worrying about loss of pay, making new friends, meeting new people and most of all, learning! :)
I will dive into Managerial Accounting now. You don't want me to flunk the test, do you? Will post again, as and when time permits!
Oh and apologies if I haven't been visiting your blogs lately. Now you know why!