This was long due. And I got further propelled to write because I saw even the "most unlikely" people writing on Blogs !!
If you belong to the Insane Cult ( people who read my blog, duh !! ), you might remember a post wherein I dissected my feelings towards MBA. Master of Blah Administration - this is what I refer to MBA as. And I still stick to it.
Let me justify the "Blah" Factor. You can save your ass in the "Corporate World" with smart and efficient use of this freely available but rarely used commodity. Period. The tragedy is, people are still stuck to the age old adage of "Knowledge is Everything"(KIE). Aaaaarggghhhhhh !! You have NO idea how frustrating it is for me to see a poker face guy ranting KIE like Gayatri Mantra !! If you are familiar with military lingo, a person who believes KIE would one day become KIA (Killed in Action !!! ), atleast corporately (notice the paradigm shift in my English??).
I have nothing against people who are Knowledgeable, Theorists, By the Books, Wear Glasses, Have Dilton as there middle name etc etc. I am sure they would reach the top of the pyramid ( sorry Mr. Prahlad). But there is a new race coming up. The race of BlahRons !! (Copyrights - Ak). This is the race who have JIT knowledge, believe in keeping the Cranium Inventory levels at the lowest and have mastered the art of Yapping. And this race is bound to break all myths about "Knowledge is Supreme".
You might strongly differ with what I say. If you do, you are pretty Knowledgeable !!
So my take home from an MBA is - you gather a bit of dirt, add colors to it and build a skyscraper. For a two year course this might seem to be very little output but this is what I have taken from "Education in Business Management"...and not to forget an opportunity to work with my dream company !!
I wanted to write about all nostalgic bullshit about how I made friends during MBA, my experience, interaction, everything management, campus (however small) days etc etc. But all that is given and becomes stereotyped.
Golden Rules Time (bullets again!!)
1. Never plan your future. You are eliminating your best result by planning for it.
2. Do not listen to anyone.
3. Never get placed a month before the whole batch in your Institute !!!!!