All posts tagged: Reflections

My 2 cents from a lifetime experience called MBA

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B-School Selection / Motivation

Over the past few years of mentoring there are always students who keep in touch even after they graduate from b-school. Some to express gratitude once they get their final placement, some to sort out their post MBA dilemmas and others just to have a nice chat about everything under the sun :-). Likewise this year a student of mine who graduated this March, wrote to me saying that he felt investing in an MBA […]

What do you see yourself doing on 29 November CAT 2015?

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CAT Strat / Motivation

One of the biggest questions that you need to ask yourself is how do you think of yourself with respect to life? Do you think of yourself as an individual who makes life happen or to whom life happens? Do you see yourself at the doing end of things or at the receiving end of things? Do you believe or do you hope? [space size=”” line=”yes” style=”solid”] [title text=”The most counter-productive thing of all”] The answers […]

CAT Preparation: The Natural Talent Myth

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CAT / Motivation

In the previous post, we discussed about the various kinds of baggage that people carry around in their heads about their abilities. The heaviest of this is the one that people have about natural talent or rather the importance that people attribute to it. All of us would have a cousin or a friend or a classmate who could always achieve the same  or better result with lesser effort. In fact my best friend, whom […]

CAT Preparation: Nuggets To Succeed

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Motivation / Quote

[vc_row full_width=”” parallax=”” parallax_image=”” wide=”no”][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]There is a great deal of similarity between being successful at tests and being successful at things involving the demonstration of a skill such as a sport or craft. Both require lot of work not just on becoming proficient technically but also mentally. Most of the time success boils down to the attitude one brings to the table. This quote one from a celebrated & controversial British chef is very […]

Why I Teach

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Motivation

The germ for this post sprouted in the aftermath of the death of Dr.Kalam. In the deluge of Kalam-related information that dominated the media after his death one small bit struck a chord — his love for teaching. Of all the things he was — a teacher, a scientist, an advisor to the government, the President — it was the role of a teacher that he cherished the most. On first meetings, people usually ask, “So […]