Category Archives: Communication

Advice for MBA students who hate networking

And for any b-school student who’s wondering, yes, recruiting is WAY easier from this side. I hated networking events as a student. The whole mating ritual felt so fake. I ask questions and make nice and the recruiters answer questions … Continue reading

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The kindness of red-headed strangers

I’ll admit, I haven’t been a fan of Minnesotans. Especially Minnesotans on the road. When I moved to the Midwest, people said to expect kind, wholesome people who understand the value of helping their neighbor. And I’m sure those people … Continue reading

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Why can’t MBAs write?

The Wall Street Journal asked that question this week (a big thank you to MBA Cookie for passing the story to me). The WSJ story (read it here) suggests that while MBAs are great at math and analytics, they aren’t … Continue reading

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S&M in the workplace?

I ventured over to UVA’s undergraduate business school this week to hear Nina DiSesa speak, and since I don’t go to main grounds very often, you can bet it was for a good reason. DiSesa is a ad industry badass. … Continue reading

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Why I hate business speak (even though I’m getting an MBA)

I’ll admit it: I’m kind of a stickler about language. In my defense, you can’t spend 13 years thinking about, studying, playing with, manipulating, conjoling, pondering and absorbing words and not be a little obsessive about them. I love language, … Continue reading

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Beware Hulu watchers: ‘The era of free TV is fast dying’

That was among the refreshingly candid gems we got last week from an NBC exec. He was beamed in from New York to enhance our case discussion about NBC’s decision on whether to buy the rights to Major League Baseball. … Continue reading

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Scare yourself silly

I’ve done a lot of scary things in my life. I’ve jumped out of a plane. I’ve roamed some of the most dangerous streets of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. I’ve spent two months traveling alone in Australia. I’ve been inside a pen … Continue reading

Posted in Classes, Communication, Fear, Learning, Stress, Type A | 1 Comment

Guess who’s blogging?

 I’m not the only one blogging here in MBA-land. As you can see on my blogroll (look to the right, a little more, right there!), plenty of other b-school students are pouring out their thoughts on WordPress, probably because it’s … Continue reading

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