Spring Break is a great time to leave ‘the bubble’ and enjoy a week and half of free time. For me it was filled with travels around the US and unexpectedly (or maybe expectedly) answering a question: ‘so what do you actually study at Stanford?’. Over the last 10 days I’ve heard it about half […]Read more "what do you really do at the GSB? (and why…)"
My short interview with Accepted.com – check it out: Classmates, Surfing and a Few More Reasons to Love Stanford GSB new posts soon (after the finals:)) M.Read more "…blogging, interviewing…"
THAT time of an MBA1’s life is here. It’s been shyly lurking for the last 2 months and finally came for good. SUMMER RECRUITING. It feels kind of odd…almost as if I was beamed back to 2006 (yes, 8 years ago) and my undergrad summer internship recruiting. First and so far the last one in […]Read more "perseverance"
perception is reality – some say. Facebook wall is reality – say others:) ‘looks like a party out there at Stanford. GSB seems like a 2 year vacation.’ that’s the majority of comments i get. I kind of figured I’m the one to blame. have you ever thought what’s your gsb story like as told by […]Read more "the truth about the gsb (..shhh don’t tell anyone)"
It is always in the most unexpected moments when an idea pops in to my head: i.e. while i’m shopping… Don’t know if my grandpa used Old Spice (highly unlikely), but then again…u never know. Anyways my shower gel made me laugh…and think (it DOES SOUND STUPID, i know:)) about the GSB and what I […]Read more "grandpa’s cologne"
A year ago around this time I was sitting in my parents’ living room and polishing my GSB application. I hit the ‘submit’ button just before Christmas. Little had I known how much change 2013 was holding for me. Now, a year later, I’m back in the same chair trying to get my head around […]Read more "thank you 2013"
GSB’s been like a roller-coaster ride for the last few weeks: papers, exams and recruiting on one hand and a Global Strategy class with Condoleeza Rice on the other. We’re actually very fortunate to learn from the POWERFUL women of business and politics…more on that on Tim’s blog: (link). Then we’ve had an amazing Thanksgiving road […]Read more "IDEA is (still) KING"
First things first – i apologize for being silent the past couple of weeks. i guess the GSB workload got hold of me…a bit. anyways, today about choices. After 2 months here my hypothesis is that the core purpose of an MBA is to teach the incoming students how to be good or even great […]Read more "action expresses priorities"
Mondays like today (or yesterday:)) happen only at GSB – i can bet all my money on that. Not often you get to listen to people like Mr. Nicholas Donatiello, Jr., who was the Head of the Audit Committee at Gemstar-TV Guid International in the early 00s. Mr. Donatiello triggered the ‘lay-off’ of Gemstar’s CEO: Henry […]Read more "laugh…at least 20 mins…every day"
…you want to do it well, but if you want it too badly then it will inhibit your performance. ok, i caught your attention with my little claim/teaser and intrigued you with the reveal. now i should add a disclaimer (marketing 101;)): what you’ve read is a quote from Tony Parsons‘ article: ‘Perfecting your speech: […]Read more "public speaking is like s*x…"