Monday, January 20, 2014

And so begins week two

Week one at the MBA was something of a whirlwind. We started off our 'introduction week' with a 12 hour day, several assignments, and promises that 22 pages on the Japanese fax industry are important (turns out they are, and quite interesting too). That was followed by debates, presentations, an insane Amazing Race across Joburg (it was quite a day, I was stiff for the rest of the week), more presentations, discussions and basically head-spinning work. There is a lot of suddenly meeting people from industry, and a lot of 5-minute assignment (as in "you have 5 minutes to prepare _________, go!")

Between the insanity the people are amazing. I really like everyone in the class, from being super-friendly on day one and sharing our complete terror over coffee, to laughing and teasing when appropriate, to all kind of pitching in to share knowledge of our respective fields.

The weekend was spent reading and reading and reading. The tough part is that I'm such a newbie that reading a single chapter takes several hours. The plus side of spending several hours on one chapter is that I know the work inside out by the time I collapse onto the floor with a numb arm from writing so much.

I'm liking Economics, vaguely understanding Accounting, wondering when Marketing diverges from common sense and buzzwords and looking forward to Human Behaviour (later this week) and Research Methodology and statistics (next month).

I have had a couple of conversations with the people at work, I miss the girls terribly, and from the sounds of things, it's worse there than it was before I left. I have to admit, the feeling of working hard without being set up for failure is putting me in a fantastic mood, even though I'm also getting used to the feeling of waking up in the morning feeling like a truck has hit me head on (there is also unlimited filter coffee and a pretty healthy - if you choose the right foods - meal plan, which means by the time I get my first cup of coffee and fruit/pastry of the day I have usually stopped growling).

Here's to new experiences, to learning, to opportunities and to working harder than ever before!


Prixie said...

Wow, that sounds amazing. I wish you all the luck!

HiToplay said...

Welcome to Hittoplay a place where you can have endless entertainment S6 Samsung Content from all around the world Songs, News, Cooking Recipes, Technology, Religion, S6 Phone on demand or live is just a click away, Iphone Repair
Life without entertainment is colorless, Sell Iphone and we offer the best entertainment, Unblock Video that you could have ever experienced. , Funny Movies We believe in providing, Hollywood Movies latest and the best quality Video experience, Bollywood Movies




ankara broşür dağıtım said...

Ankara'nın en iyi broşür dağıtım şirketi olan
ankara broşür dağıtım hizmette
sinir tanimiyor...

تسويق الكترونى said...

شركة نقل عفش بالرياض
شركة تخزين عفش بالرياض
شركة تنظيف بالرياض
شركة تنظيف فلل بالرياض
شركة تنظيف منازل بالرياض
شركة تنظيف مجالس بالرياض
شركة تنظيف واجهات بالرياض
شركة تنظيف خزانات المياه بالرياض
شركة مكافحة حشرات بالرياض

تسويق الكترونى said...

شركة وايت شفط الصرف الصحى
شركة شراء الاثاث المستعمل
شركة تنظيف سجاد بالرياض
شركة تنظيف بالدمام
شركة مكافحة حشرات بجازان
شركة عزل اسطح بالرياض
شركة تنظيف بالجبيل

Yang Kuo said...

Wow, that sounds amazing. I wish you all the luck!

thai porn


You seem to be doing a great deal of work here. I believe you need to take a break. Furnace

hitaakademi said...

Ankara merkezli sıramatik sistemleri kurulum ve teknik destek hizmetleri
siramatik Türkiye'de hizmet ve faaliyetlerini sürdürmektedir.

gream said...

The online casino game, Live Baccarat, from Poipet Casino Resort, Cambodia. Golden slot You can play gambling directly on your mobile phone or PC, and come with a gambling casino game that can be downloaded both in Thai and English. There are many games to play more than 200 games for you to choose whether to bet on roulette, baccarat, poker, gourd, crabs, crabs, tigers. The online sports betting and online casino games more than 200 items, many with links to the entrance. "Six Clubs Six Nine" new update every week. To prevent problems link to play the club and other problems. สล็อตออนไลน์ About Six Clubs Nine We have a team of consultants and 24-hour customer support. Enjoy the fun and luck and rich with us today. Online casino games are the most diverse and at the same time, we also have a group of online gamblers who want to play online casino games most easily at any time.

Bindu Sikdar said...

Bindu Sikdar said...

If you are in search of Escorts Service in Delhi, then click on the links for
Russian Escorts,
Russian Escorts in Delhi,
Russian Escorts in Aerocity,
Russian Escorts in Mahipalpur,
Russian Escorts in Dwarka,
Russian Escorts in Connaught Place,
Russian Escorts in Gurgaon,
Russian Escorts in Surajkund &
Russian Escorts in Faridabad

Gurugram Escorts Service said...

Russian Call Girls in Gurgaon Russian Call Girls in Gurgaon

Escorts Service in Gurgaon Escorts Service in Gurgaon

Escorts Service in Nirvana Country Gurgaon Escorts Service in Nirvana Country Gurgaon

Female Escorts Service in Gurgaon Female Escorts Service in Gurgaon

Russian Escorts in Gurugram Russian Escorts in Gurugram

Russian Escorts Service in Gurgaon Russian Escorts Service in Gurgaon

Russian Escorts Service in Paharganj Delh Russian Escorts Service in Paharganj Delhi

Escorts Service in Aerocity Escorts Service in Aerocity

Female Escorts Service in Aerocity Female Escorts Service in Aerocity

Escorts Service in Mahipalpur Escorts Service in Mahipalpur

manav malik said...

Body Massage in Delhi, Massage Parlor in Delhi, Massage Center in Delhi, Spa in Delhi, Massage in Delhi, Body Massage in Mahipalpur, Massage Parlor in Mahipalpur, Massage Parlor in Aerocity, Body Massage in Aerocity,