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Beautiful Morning in Boston

September 15th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

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!

Studying in the Morning

Studying in the Morning

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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!

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