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November 19, 2010

May I make a suggestion to all first-years (and even reflective second-years) who are seeking yet another practical application of SOM’s famous first-year curriculum: step back for a moment from the pharma companies, car manufacturers, and social enterprises found in the cases and textbooks. To increase the “return on investment” for your SOM education, be sure to apply the lessons of the curriculum to yourself, to ensure that you can successfully navigate your remaining years (or months) at business school and beyond.

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October 25, 2010

Don’t worry; I’m not having an identity crisis. But that doesn’t mean I’m not constantly learning new things about myself. The MBA experience has proven to be like a big mirror, with team projects and deep conversations with newfound friends offering plenty of opportunities for a deep look within. One unforeseen opportunity has been to peer into the experiences and insights of my classmates in order to better understand roles I might like to play within an organization after school.

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September 13, 2010

A recent article from the New York Times asserts that several generally accepted beliefs about good study habits are actually false. For example, you know that tip about finding, clearing and setting aside a quiet workspace, a constant place where you can “get in your groove” for hours while refining your finance and marketing skills? Might want to think again. The article highlights four tips for strong studying that fly in the face of conventional wisdom:

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