Friday, September 17, 2010

The Global Business OMFG!

In other words, a case study challenge I inflicted on myself (sincce who needs a free weekend anyway right?). Its a 4 team member all nighter case study challenge in which we will be given the cases to analyze at 9 p.m tonight , to submit a complete analyses and presentation by 8 a.m. tomorrow. It seemed like a great idea initially. Now I wish I had thursday night to dedicate to nothingness. Or the think and drink.

I'm excited about this though. It'll be fun to see how we're gonna handle each others moods post 3 am tonight. To combat team inertia and last minute panic, we have a communication coach scheduled to come over to wherever we will be by 2.45 a.m (a semi-median of the night). He offered to come back by 5 am and check on us so we might schedule another one. Thats one thing I love about this school. No matter how hard your working, there are people working harder, to make this experience count for us. There are people sending emails post midnight and available round the clock for ANY requirement that may arise. These communication coaches for e.g. - They opened their time slots from last evening till tomorrow morning 8a.m. thats more than 36 hours to make available for us to pick random times like 2.45 am.

Anyway, in preparation for tonight I skipped classes took a LO-ONG nap. We're also equippped with our buddies for the night - red bulls, starbucks double dose espressos, food fruits, vitamins etc. Now to time those babies right. Too soon a red bull and well be dozing off by 5a.m - too late and we'll be duracell bunnies during the presentation. I think Ima go research the statistical curve for the efficiency of a red bull and work out the logistics of taking one :-/ wish me luck!

8 comments:

Aditya said...

You're reading too much into it, S. Whatever it is, you can do it without killing yourself. :)

But nice to hear about these communication coaches and stuff. Not something you'll see in Engineering...

Amrita said...

gud luck! :)

The Bride said...

But why does it have to be at night? Can't the case be given in the day and worked on all day instead?

ani_aset said...

all the best i always enjoyed these midnight case study challenges :D

Serendipity said...

Adi! I know i sound like im complaining (well I am a little bit) but Im enjoying every moment of it, even the moments im not :D

Thanks Amrita!! but after 24+ hours os staying up, we didnt make it to the finals :(

The Bride- yeah, it couldve. but then it wouldnt have been so ridiculously tough to do, and nearly not half as memorable :D MBA curriculum designers here are quite the sadists ;)

Hi Ani! Thanks. yeah I totsally plan to do all the ones I can!

eye-in-sty-in said...

I hope ur teaching the faculty a thing or two :-)

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Tensor said...

You do realize its been a week, we are curious abt the result !!