In ISB on July 26, 2005 at 5:53 pm
It’s a bird!…Its a plane!…Its term 2!
For the way the start and the end of the term converged into one frenetic blur of activity, it might well have been called SuperTerm. Must’ve spent about half the time (read as number of days multiplied by 12) working on group assignments. MarkStrat was the leader by far in terms of time consumed…not to mention the satisfaction of being called upon by Prof. Raju in Khemka auditorium and being asked to explain how we managed the difficult task of maintaining constantly low profits. Pawan countered by saying we were more of an R&D company than a for-profit organization. Khemka auditorium erupts in laughter, yeah, it was funny…right. Atleast we now know what NOT to do in the damn thing!
In ISB on July 1, 2005 at 12:56 pm
Term2 has been chugging along at the usual ho-hum breakneck speed. The situation this term is only made better by the fact that 2 of the visiting faculty were only available for 3 weeks instead of the usual 5. but prof Jagmohan Raju and prof Anjani Jain were totally worth the skewed schedule. Listening to their command over their respective subjects and the insights they have to share with us from their experience has been a truly enlightening experience (and this is one place where the cliché fits perfectly). This term has been characterized by umpteen submissions, assignments, cases – both individual and group that make term 1 seem like a picnic. Another highlight is the very addictive marketing strategy game; Markstrat that involves marketing teams competing against each other to get the most profits out a market selling products that go by the name of Sonites and Vodites. With each firm having their own budgets and unique products (read inferior in our case), the only thing on peoples’ minds seems to be to kick the other team’s butts! Good fun overall! Midterm for global economics was done today…hence the willingness to blog’ J…instead of the demoralizing paper where you come out of the room to find that you have got probably 5 points out of 100, this one was subjective and involved actually writing out half page answers. The upside is you don’t quite know how bad you’ve screwed up. Thats about it for the update…have another markstrat decision due by tomorrow morning but now for some def leppard and a cold beer J