I normally belong to the 60% of the population that doesn’t make New Year’s resolutions, at least, I don’t make ‘em for new calendar years, but I do it on my birthday. Unfortunately, or I should say fortunately, I didn’t have the time this year, since the madness called first term had already descended on me and my lovely housemates organised a surprise birthday party. So, I decided to make up for this omission and maky my resolutions at the customary time, and I’m writing them now. If I do all the things on my list, I’ll be nominated for sainthood at the end of the year!
I’m back in London after spending a blissful week at my parents’, having a lovely Christmas and getting loads of gifts, mainly Dutch food and magazines (although I’ve discovered that I don’t have to go back to the Netherlands to get my fix, my brother sent me this link to a Dutch goody shopping site). I’m slowly getting back into gear again, next week I don’t have classes save one CPSD (Career P? Services ?, they’re basically auxiliary courses like Negotiation) course called ‘Conflict Management’ on Friday. Monday Jan 9th starts with a bang: Finance I (‘the Return of the WACC’) on Monday plus an introduction to Milkround recruiting (all the big companies coming onto campus). Other subjects we take this term: Decision and Risk Analysis, Marketing, 6 weeks left of Finance I, Operations and Technology Management, and I’m also taking my first elective: Adventures in Management Innovation, taught by Julian Birkinshaw and Gary Hamel which promises to be very exciting and which I’m really looking forward to.
R1 results have brought two new bloggers on the LBS-block: my warmest welcome goes out to Angel Angie, R1 admit, and Moe, R1 admit too (I’m not quite sure if he’s going to LBS since he’s also got an admit from IESE, Moe??).
There was an interesting article in the Indian Times called Success code for CEO’s: Get a design and an interesting article from the online version of Businessweek, about how webzines are going back to paper.
My very best wishes for 2006 go out to everyone, may you get what you wish for, and I wish this for everyone (ancient Irish blessing:)
Lucky stars above you,
Sunshine on your way,
Many friends to love you,
Joy in work and play-
Laughter to outweigh each care,
In your heart a song-
And gladness waiting everywhere
All your whole life long!