Wednesday, September 06, 2006
Back to School - II
So school has begun. Its Autumn and I have a lot to look forward to. As usual I had my dose of I-am-a-silly-absent-minded-ass moment. I have taken a Valuation class this semester and am pretty excited about the course. First class of the semester, I went and sat in the classroom and the professor gave handouts for the first class and the homework. I sat there with my eyes out of their sockets at the homework handout. First homework was due this Friday. This completely did not fit in with my 'i wanna take it light' extravaganza. The class began and the professor said "in case some students are not aware, this is the 'Options and Futures' class..." within micro seconds, I sheepishly walked out of the room.
The hustle and bustle for the first few days in school is something that excites me and something that I'll maybe miss the most after school. Bidding for lockers, course notes, knowing how a course grading works, the nature of the professor, does he cold call - All these are teeny weeny parts of the B School experience that I have come to enjoy a lot.
Speaking of cold calling, I think Marketing Professors cold call the maximum followed closely by Strategy professors. I am particularly looking forward to a Strategic Marketing class by a popular professor. Mainly because he is a serial entrepreneur and casually mentioned that he started 9 companies "one went kaput 3 hmm's, 3 yeah's and 2 wow's". I wanted to retort that I once saw 9 DVDs in a weekend but did not want to discourage the professor :-) He seems to be extremely sharp and has promised a lot of cold calling this semester. I am pretty sure I will get called the first day. I am also taking Intellectual property & Competitive Strategy (Strat) and Advanced Competitive Tactics (Economics) classes. Learned some interesting trivia and will post about it some time in the future.
The second year fall semester is supposed to be the most challenging semester in the B-School experience. I have been fairly decent in managing time with this blog, have made this blog transparent to the craziness of personal time availability and not boring the readers with 'breaks' and 'hibernation' messages. But I foresee a period of infrequent updates and incoherent posts. Such is life.