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Categories : Application, B-School, Business, Dreams, Entrepreneurship, Friends, Kenan Flagler, Personal, Stanford, University, Wish
Wish you all a very happy and prosperous New Year
Whatever Miles to MBA achieved last year was all due to your consistent support. I hope that the support continues.
I know a lot of you might be looking for some updates from me. So, here they are:
- Got Dinged from Stanford GSB and it hurt me the most.
- Wait-Listed at Kenan Flagler.
- Still waiting to hear from others.
- Good News: I have a small web based initiative in making and it should be up in a month. I assure you that it is going to be of immense use to you all. So keep looking information for that in future. This is what has tied me for sometime now. The good point is I have got a friend as a partner here and we are now moving at a nice pace.
- Yet another good news is my my first short film movie script is nearing completion. Simultaneously, I have started work on a story of a full-length Bollywood movie script. Now, both of these scripts are incomplete with my one of my dearest friends, Samarth. We are co-directing, co-scripting and co…
So, with a hope that 2011 will open up good opportunities for me and I would get an opportunity to finish my MBA, see you in the next post.
And don’t forget to take care of your health this year
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Categories : Career, Dreams, Friends, Success
Hey guys, I am going to very short. This is a quick post to shout for my friend, Marquis Parker, who is offering 25 special discounted 30-day online course in association with Julian Gordon. I have myself registered for the ecourse and I would highly recommend to all of those out here who are seeking a career change. Details about the offer at the Marquis’s website here: http://www.marquisparker.com/2010/10/promotion-from-a-career-prep-resource-provider-for-registered-members-of-this-site/
Moreover, it is just a $1 course but I believe going by the interactions I had with Marquis and I have heard of Julian, the course is definitely worth of definitely in hundreds of dollars.
I assure that I would try my best to cover the course and then give a detailed feedback at my personal blog, the links of which I will post here.
Hope to see some of you there
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Categories : B-School, Friends, MBA
Whats up guys? I know I have been out of the scene for sometime but you know the month of actions have begun. Sending links to recommenders, talking to them, drafting essays, getting it reviewed, re-editing, brain-storming and then the final attempt to GMAT. Its all too much. I will talk about all this later. I am going to have two quick posts today, the first of which is about the learnings from a B-School by MBASaga Blogger. Congrats MBASaga for finally getting the job of your choice But why MBASaga post? There is a reason for this. Unfortunately, I have seen my friends going after MBA only because it is an “MBA”. I always tell its not always true for all and one may be landing into a deeper shit if you doing proper self-introspection of your life, aspirations and yourself. An example that I saw was when Mr.X from Company Y (identities cannot be disclosed) left for his MBA at IIM only to come back at the same designation after 2yrs. of his MBA. Atleast, I feel the person took the right decision after he realized his mistakes but most of us succumb to the societal and parental pressures. MBASaga echoed the same things that I firmly believe and in fact, my friend, Marquis Parker, also echoes numerous times during our conversations. Here are the main points from the post:
- Business school is all glamor from the outside. It is a chimera of infinite possibility; it even has a misleading aura of invincibility. Maybe it is a result of the highly selective nature of the admission process. Be it the GMAT or the 2500 words of descriptive essays or the other intangible admission criteria of US B-Schools, it is designed to skim only the very top of a highly competitive applicant pool.
- Surrounded by immensely successful people from astoundingly diverse backgrounds, the first few months of business school can be humbling, even intimidating at times. The popular career choices and the “cool” jobs invitingly dangle in front of you. The allure is irresistible.
- Not everyone has their entire career figured out while at school. But everyone has immediate aspirations, which in bad economic times may seem unattainable. You can use the time at b-school to test for yourself if conviction can conquer the need to compromise, if the extra mile is better than diversion. Recession or boom, I feel that this is my most important lesson, as valuable to me as my Wharton diploma.
- Business school seldom prepares one for failure, or for uncertainties. In fact for the risk averse, it is a rather expensive insurance against uncertainty.
Do read the post completely at http://thembasaga.blogspot.com/2010/08/combating-compromise-reflection-on.html
Disclaimer: In any form, the identities of Mr. X and Company Y will not be disclosed and if found any similarity by anyone referring to any person, will the responsibility of that person only and it will just be an co-incidental for me.
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Categories : Application, Essays, Events, Friends, GMAT, Harvard, India, MBA, MBA Consultancies, Views
As mentioned to you earlier, I attended the webinar of Kaneisha on July 8. I did logged in bit late. It was 5.30 am Indian Standard Time and I am not a kind of early morning bird but still managed to get in 10 min late. The webinar was very informative and as expected, Kaneisha was at her best. Here are my quick few takes from the webinar:
- Seems to be an amazing girl: very good at speaking. I exchanged few emails with her and she is just terrific. I, highly, recommend her and her style.
- Seems to have complete control and knowledge of the MBA application process: was visible from her preparation of the webinar and approach.
- An interesting person to me with a helping nature, similar to what I found in my friendship with Marquis.
About the webinar:
- Very well planned.
- Very well organized.
- Nice usage of color and theme of presentation, considering this is her first webinar, though I am sure she would have done numerous such presentations in HBS. perfect start.
Some take-aways from the webinar:
- Don’t dwell upon GMAT too much. she mentioned how one of her client got admitted to Kellogg despite a score of 640.
- Concentrate on your essay and always bring the best of yourself in your essays.
- See if you can get some alumni to review your essay, if possible.
- Networking is the key. I, too, feel the same but sometimes take networking to another level because that’s where it gets interesting.
- If you have done 3 attempts to the GMAT and did not get your desired score, either work hard on your essays or move on to GRE.
- A special webinar for Indian MBAs in planning. Visit http://bit.ly/IndianMBAGuys for details. Will highly recommend for all my Indian Readers. Do go and register for this special webinar by Kaneisha right-away.
- Kaneisha announced two packages: individual, where she is going to work on the essays on individual basis and guide the clients thorugh each process, and a group-based, where she is going to address the concerns in a group. Kaneisha has still not updated her payment mechanisms right on her website but one can look forward to her packages at http://theartofapplying.com/services/packages/. The group program details are at http://theartofapplying.com/bdo/join/
- No matter whether you are from traditional or non-traditional background, believe in yourself and your stories in your essays.
- Last but most important, irrespective of any webinar, always be look out for information. I got one amazing information for my HBS essay, will keep it a secret for my essay. but again this is one of my take-away from the webinar.
Contact Kaniesha at http://theartofapplying.com/contact/ or follow her on twitter at http://twitter.com/kaneishad
Good Luck Kaniesha for your venture. I feel it was a perfect start and I look forward to interact with you more in future.
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Categories : Friends, Hella, MBA, Stanford, Views
This post is going to be a special shout-out for my friend, Marquis Parker. He is a Stanford GSB Alumnnus and a great free-lancer counselor for MBA Aspirants. Though he needs no introduction to the MBA Community, but recently we observed that his blog name has been removed from hella‘s database. As I have immensely gained from his personal insights into various aspects of an MBA applicant and other various aspects of life, I, strongly, recommend his website for anyone who is seriously looking for any kind of guidance. Additionally, you are free to consult him for your own personal concerns and queries. As you browse through his entries, you will amazed by the sheer interest of a guy to come out of his own personal zones to consult and give you tips. In fact, in my opinion, this blog is a must for anyone who aspires to study in Stanford GSB. People who trust their own goals and confident of being able to represent in their essays, will find the blog a great resource: a boxful of gems and treasures at a very nominal cost. Do read his insights and I can tell you that my personal feeling about my fit to Stanford GSB just grew stronger and stronger as I browsed through the posts. Its worth it. Trust me !!!
A Special request to Hella to include Marquis’s blog into the MBA Alumni database again.
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Categories : Comedies, Essays, Events, Films, Friends, Fun, General, Preparation, Television, The 70's show, USA, Views
There are many types of television shows:comedies, news programs, dramas, reality series, and so on. What is your favorite type of television shows?
I prefer comedies among all the television shows due to below said four reasons.
Firstly, comedies generally help in relaxing and getting energized again. For example, immediatley after The 70′s show, I generally feel out of the worries and tensions and feel afresh to take on the challenges of the daily life.
Secondly, watching shows as that of Friends, make the whole family to be together and enjoy each moment of it. They make me feel closer and understand the deeper meanings of the realtionships too.
Thirdly, comedies provide laughter among us, which has suddenly become one of the most essential ingredient in todays busy world. People have forgetten what is laughter and how to laugh. The enormous number of laughter groups is an example of this. SOmehow, I tend to get the most of the laughter from the funny dramas in the comedy serials.
Last but not the least, Laughing is said to be the best medicine to all the diseases of the world and comedies are the only one who tend to take us back to our childhood where we tend to laugh and live in our dreams and joy, which we tend to lose as we grow up.