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Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Chp 9. Exam-I

Oh My God….
Blogging is so freaking addictive… I promised not to blog again until my exams are over. Why for the love of sweet Jesus did I ever start blogging right when my exams are just around the corner (tomorrow) :-(

All my frens around me are slogging their asses off. Life is tough here. Lets see what I studied today. Chapter 11 and 12 from Organizational Behavior and chapter 3 and 4 from Kotler’s Marketing Management.

And how is this going to help me?

Well, in the short run, its not going to help me at all, because for both these exams, the papers are going to be purely based on how we implement the hazaar concepts and strategies on a given case. In other words, there is no point in mugging them actually, but all of us got no other option…

And in the long run, its not going to help me at all again. Who the hell is going to remember the five different threats that competitive forces pose which determines the intrinsic long-run profit attractiveness of a market or market segment industries? Or what Hersey and Blanchard’s Situational Theory is three years down the line from now when we are sitting in our own air-conditioned office in the HR department???

Then why am I mugging away to glory over here? Because that is how things are, and we cannot beat the system however illogical it may seem. But at the same time, there is one reason why I really appreciate the way things are over here. All these mugging does help us in a great way which many people don’t usually realize. It teaches us how to be tough and how to face stress. It teaches us that life is not a bed of roses out there. It also teaches us how to nail down others, even if they are our frens, coz that’s what the Corporate World is all about. You stab my back and I’ll stab yours, and then we’ll go for a drink after that. I learnt it the hard way that sacrificing for a fren or giving up something so that the whole team can gain is wrong. Its every man for himself. Even though we learn about team work and team dynamics, we also learn how to watch our own back. Relative Grading sux big time, but it does make a man out of us.

I’ve just finished walking around my block. Nearly 70% of junta is asleep (its 4pm right now). It’s the unofficial bed-time here at IIMB. Man, my hands are just twitching to blast my 2500 Watt music system and wake up everybody!
*evil chinky grin*

And to make matter worse, the PGP2’s (second years) are mocking us because they will be partying on NY’s eve while we’ll be studying. Poor guys, they went thru the same phase last year, I think they deserve to take out their juvenile frustration on us this year :-)

Okie dokie… time for me to hit the books again. I will get back to you guys when I take my next break. Sayonara for now...

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Who stabbed you in the back kima? :)

-Amra

illusionaire said...

Who else do u think would commit such a heinous crime?

Remember i told u about it.. Man Comm presentation... don't wanna discuss about that incident in public... still pisses me off...

Anonymous said...

Ah.. that one! Try not thinking too much about it dear. Its just a one credit course anyway...

~"A"

illusionaire said...

Easy for you to say. Just because its a one credit course i don't wanna end up with a 1.68 cgpa again!

...and i especially don't wanna end up with that low score just because some bastard fucked me up royally so that HE can get higher marks.

Anyway, i learnt a good lesson...
...from now onwards, i am prepared. Frontal attack, Flank attack, Bypass attack, i am ready to face them all. Bring it on baby!

The Walrus said...

Yowsah Kim.
RG doesnt suck, it rocks. How else do u explain the studs staggering out of exams like corpfin and ppl like me happy cos junta did as badly (or as well) as me???

illusionaire said...

I so agree with you Rajeev... when i first came here, i felt pity on people who don't perform well... but after getting used to the RG system here, u actually feel happy when others do badly! Gawd... i've become a Monster!!! Help... IIMB is slowly poisoning my soul!!!! It has transformed me from a sensitive dumbo to a soul-less genius...
Frankenstein atleast had a heart.

The Walrus said...

This is cos you twisted my arm, kim. wait'll i set up a blog. Afraid of getting too addicted though.
Frankenstein probably never came here to iim :)

And dont worry dude. Screw marketing, We'll go kick ass at the New Year L-square.

illusionaire said...

No dude, u have fun at the New Year L^2 party. me, i'll be in the library studying whole nite. Coz i have already arranged a big party on the 1st of Jan with my local frens here, once my exam gets over.... woohoo...

Just 2 more days of pure slogging, and then its sweet freedom (for a week). I can already taste it... mmmmm...

Mihir said...

Happy New yr lucky u .... we will have to slog for one day more :( Oh i feel so much like killing Gundu Rao rite now

illusionaire said...

Now that the new year nite party is screwed bcoz of this one exam i have, there isn't much of a difference in having an exam on 1st and having an exam on 2nd. Both sux.....

The Walrus said...

happy new year kima u dork.

The Agony Aunt said...

The geniuses confer… is IIM always so much fun? :)

Mihir said...

Exams over .. where is your new entry ?? :P

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