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To control your cow, give it a bigger pasture…

One of the interesting aspects of HSG MBA is participants from different nationalities (22 in current FT class). And it is an experience in itself in understanding each personality. Now I know 1000 year old Chinese eggs are only preserved for 100 days; There is the closest point between Russia and America that is only 4 km long; 1000 Swiss Francs is the highest denomination note in the world; Chile & Peru are still fighting over the ownership of ‘Pisco’ as a national drink; and yes..Barcelona is not Madrid (my buddy Robert will tell you more in alumni meets).

Aw c’mon! In this already crowded web-based-fountain-of-wisdom world, I’m not going to reveal HSG MBA’s 101 secrets of World Domination. But I can leave you with one of the thoughts from Zen master Suzuki RoshiTo control your cow, give it a bigger pasture.

For me, it’s a great quote. The cow can be seen as your mind and giving the mind a bigger pasture is about having different experiences in life. Understanding MBA participants is one such kind of experience. You will meet people from different backgrounds, cultures, nationalities; you will try to understand each other’s style of working, reacting, absorbing and appreciating. Spending most of your time with intelligent people from different countries and backgrounds will give you a global perspective and will give you an opportunity to refine your PoV (Point of View). And as you will interact more, you will find that the cow (your mind) becomes richer as it roams around the extended pasture of interactions and learning.

PS: “To be stupid, selfish and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost.”

~Gustave Flaubert

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At T-2

At T-2, the heart starts pounding fast! Less than a fortnight left before I start my MBA at St. Gallen (HSG MBA), Switzerland. Most of the things have been taken care-of. Only things going on now are jogging, pre-reading (Accounting, Khans Academy)  and dreams!  

I have finalized the apartment over the phone itself. Looks good so far.

So my new home for next 1 year – University and Library buildings.

And the night shelter for next 1 year – my apartment. 

Ain’t the view fantastic? And there is a small bar as well in the apartment (just to discuss the cases and late night assignments).

Hopefully night outs will not be an issue any more and there won’t be any excuse for not performing 🙂  So wish me luck people. The next post will be directly from MBA building in St. Gallen. Till then, Tschüss!

PS: On Lappy (ZNMD)
Der lagi lekin, 
Maine ab hai Jeena seekh liya
Jaise bhi ho din, 
Maine ab hai Jeena seekh liya