Friday, March 15, 2013
Some UN-forgettable Moments
- When I met in person Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam
- When I got 4/4 GPA in my elective course Elements of Management Consulting
- When I sat along with the Director and a Chief Guest and participated in a short discussion on a company's international aspirations!
- When I received scolding from the Director for something I was not directly responsible for (It was a Déjà vu from good old Engineering days :))
- At 1 AM when the group had no idea what to present the next day; Perumal (a group member) suggests an idea and later it becomes the insight for the classes applauded by Professor :)
- At 4 AM, the group fighting on formatting issues of a project report after daunting discussions and heated arguments :)
- Creating a presentation while the Professor is teaching and presenting to the class after the lecture and getting appreciation from the Professor ;) ;)
- When I became the Secretary of Students' Council
Some events I wish never happened!
- Burning few bridges and loosing a good mentor and friend over petty issues and ego clashes :(
- Screwing up during an important public facing event
- There is no such thing as 'free lunch'
- It doesn't matter how much you deserve; all that matters is how much luck is with you
- Be assertive; need not be aggressive; most of the time no harm in being aggressive also!
- You can learn any number of leadership theories; it takes experience to become one!
- It's OK to be little selfish!; there is no such thing as utilitarian thought though they teach about it a lot event in B Schools...
- International Exchange Program
- Hostel Life
- I thought I will become fluent in Hindi at least here; but didn't happen :)
- Prof. L Prasad (Organizational Theory)
- Prof. J Ramachandran (Strategic Leadership)
- Prof. DVR Seshadri (B2B Marketing, (Intre)Entrepreneurial Learning)
- Prof. PC Narayan (Banking & Financial Markets)
- Telecom Strategy
- Quantitative Methods II (Operations Research, LPP etc.)
- Management Control Systems
- Services Marketing
Some courses I wish I studied more seriously!
- Corporate Finance
- Quantitative Methods I