2005-06-08

self-audit

First on the exams –While I did statistics paper reasonably well, I royally goofed up marketing paper. I think many of the guys did well. It was more of math than marketing. I goofed up, nonetheless.

While the world at ISB is chilling out, I have been sitting for long at my working table doing self-analysis and making ground work for the next term and the remaining of the course. To begin with I want to revisit my objectives of coming for an MBA education. I looked at what I did right and what I did wrong. Bad thing, there are more wrongs than rights. Good thing, there are another seven terms to go.

• I am weak at quant, but no one cares when they ask my grades or come here to recruit. I better come up the curve.
• I should appreciate that if the course is tough to me then it tough to at least many of them. No point feeling alone. I will have company and I cannot let myself not believe normal distribution.
• The subjects in Term II are more difficult. There is going to be good amount of cold calling in the Term II classes. I am not willing to let myself embarrassed if and when the Prof calls on me to talk about a case. What are required – good preparation, physical participation in the class, followed by mental participation which will allow verbal participation. Class participation, that is.
• I missed one out of a total of 40 classes in Term I. It was by choice; but I realize it was a gross mistake. Imagine missing one session when entire Strategy course is being taught in eight sessions and 16 hours. I will never want to miss out a class.
• Thanks to a completely new set up where the skills being tested are way off from what were being tested in a work environment and consequent difficulty, many of us, at least I, have developed a negative vocab in our/my everyday language. I will be rid of this.
• I have not optimally utilized the resources available at ISB. Want to improve on this.
• Hard I tried to be very organized. But the work and complexity of the subjects overwhelmed me. This time I want to be in charge and not let the time and work control me. Break is a good time to do this.
• Come what may, will allocate ten minutes of every day for self-audit and meditation.
• While I may want to be presumptuous in not caring about grades, at some level grades represent understanding of subject.

Why do I not want to relax and chill out? Law of inertia. Having been studying for a few weeks and studying hard for the last few days, I have gathered some momentum and I dint want to put a brake on the momentum. If I take a break I will lose the momentum and coming back to this mind-set will take time. I will chill out, surely. But tomorrow and day after. Right now - time for self-audit.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have known you for a long time now and am a silent audience.

Found the blog interesting. Good thought process.

Dont worry. I am confident you will succeed in your endevour.

Cheers.

itheabsolute said...

thanks anonymous, for your confidence.

cheers

Perpetual Quest said...

Mee too wanted to wish you the same. There is absolutely no reason why you should be worried, I am sure, you will do very well!

All The Best.

Anonymous said...

On a lighter note, did the break corrupt you? No updates to your blog ;-)

Cheers.

itheabsolute said...

hi perpetual quest

thanks. not blogging these days?

itheabsolute said...

hi anon

was catching up with friends. had brought parents to ISB to take them around. back to my table now. sure, chk my site next when u get time. u will find it updated

cheers

2005-06-08

self-audit

First on the exams –While I did statistics paper reasonably well, I royally goofed up marketing paper. I think many of the guys did well. It was more of math than marketing. I goofed up, nonetheless.

While the world at ISB is chilling out, I have been sitting for long at my working table doing self-analysis and making ground work for the next term and the remaining of the course. To begin with I want to revisit my objectives of coming for an MBA education. I looked at what I did right and what I did wrong. Bad thing, there are more wrongs than rights. Good thing, there are another seven terms to go.

• I am weak at quant, but no one cares when they ask my grades or come here to recruit. I better come up the curve.
• I should appreciate that if the course is tough to me then it tough to at least many of them. No point feeling alone. I will have company and I cannot let myself not believe normal distribution.
• The subjects in Term II are more difficult. There is going to be good amount of cold calling in the Term II classes. I am not willing to let myself embarrassed if and when the Prof calls on me to talk about a case. What are required – good preparation, physical participation in the class, followed by mental participation which will allow verbal participation. Class participation, that is.
• I missed one out of a total of 40 classes in Term I. It was by choice; but I realize it was a gross mistake. Imagine missing one session when entire Strategy course is being taught in eight sessions and 16 hours. I will never want to miss out a class.
• Thanks to a completely new set up where the skills being tested are way off from what were being tested in a work environment and consequent difficulty, many of us, at least I, have developed a negative vocab in our/my everyday language. I will be rid of this.
• I have not optimally utilized the resources available at ISB. Want to improve on this.
• Hard I tried to be very organized. But the work and complexity of the subjects overwhelmed me. This time I want to be in charge and not let the time and work control me. Break is a good time to do this.
• Come what may, will allocate ten minutes of every day for self-audit and meditation.
• While I may want to be presumptuous in not caring about grades, at some level grades represent understanding of subject.

Why do I not want to relax and chill out? Law of inertia. Having been studying for a few weeks and studying hard for the last few days, I have gathered some momentum and I dint want to put a brake on the momentum. If I take a break I will lose the momentum and coming back to this mind-set will take time. I will chill out, surely. But tomorrow and day after. Right now - time for self-audit.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have known you for a long time now and am a silent audience.

Found the blog interesting. Good thought process.

Dont worry. I am confident you will succeed in your endevour.

Cheers.

itheabsolute said...

thanks anonymous, for your confidence.

cheers

Perpetual Quest said...

Mee too wanted to wish you the same. There is absolutely no reason why you should be worried, I am sure, you will do very well!

All The Best.

Anonymous said...

On a lighter note, did the break corrupt you? No updates to your blog ;-)

Cheers.

itheabsolute said...

hi perpetual quest

thanks. not blogging these days?

itheabsolute said...

hi anon

was catching up with friends. had brought parents to ISB to take them around. back to my table now. sure, chk my site next when u get time. u will find it updated

cheers