I’m fortunate enough to have classes that don’t start until 11:40 on the X-schedule… The last few days have been absolutely gorgeous here. Light breeze, warm sun, temperate weather — this can really be a nice place to live when during those few months of the year in between a sweltering summer and a frigid winter!
Life has been busy lately. Cases are long, and it’s definitely been harder to get in on the discussion. I’ve been thinking about it a lot lately (particularly since I feel like I’m working harder than ever yet seeing fewer returns when I skimmed the cases last year!)
Two potential explanations:
- EC professors are more directive, so there’s less room for discussion and debate. I keep on waiting to respond to classmates comments, but the professors this year seem to forcibly lead the classes with questions rather than simply moderating to maintain momentum. Maybe I need to just start answering instead of sitting on my hands waiting.
- I intentionally chose classes where my knowledge and experience is lacking, but I don’t think that was a universal principle. My finance classes are full of people from hedge funds and investment banks… Not ex-corporate guys with consulting experience. I actually have to read the book to understand what people are saying, and even then — it’s tough to synthesize the nuances of many of the arguments.
Back to cases!