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There is a first time for everything

Posted by itheabsolute on March 9, 2005

I like the punch line of Emirates โ€“ when was the last time you did something for the first time. thought provoking!

With ISB admit and April 16 coming closer, my โ€œthings to doโ€ list is only getting long. many of these things i have done / am doing / will do for the first time.

– resignation. have done this before. but resigning without a job in hand. first time.
– went to a bank to seek a loan. first time.
– in search of personal guarantor. first time.
– started a blog. first time.
– put a stop on unplanned expenditure. first time.
– getting organised. first time.
– reading. do this regularly. studying. will do this for first time.
– study at a co-ed school. first time after 7th standard.
– buy items for house. many times. selling items to raise money. first time.
– request received to give guest lectures at two tier ii b-schools. first time.

… to be continued

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Blogging – Dos and Donts

Posted by itheabsolute on March 9, 2005

Good to see a few of ISB admits venturing into the world of blogging. I am of firm belief that blogging helps not only the blogger, but also the reader community. No doubt, if the blogger is a b-school student, blogging will help the school too as the blogger/student will share minutia which otherwise will not be readily available to the prospective applicants. Blogging will be enabler of decision making to the prospective applicants

now that i have decided to blog regularly, i wanted to set the guidelines (not exhaustive) for my blog. i would like to keep close to these dos and donts

– Anonymity could have been better. i could have been more candid. that would have allowed me to speak the truth nothing but the truth. now with an identifiable face and name behind my blog, i can only approximate the truth. because sometimes the truth can hurt. but wherever needed i will bring out the truth and expect others to appreciate this.

– however, i will refrain from discussing individuals. Will also try and keep my blog less fact based and more opinion based. my opinion, that is.

– all my writing is an extension of my mind. and my mind is not a static organ of my body. it is dynamic. it will change with new info and new contexts. i would like to change with time and okay with being labeled inconsistent than being labeled consistent and unchanging

– i write with an audience in mind. If i were writing for myself, i would write a private diary. So comments are welcome. the good feed my ego; the critical ones will hurt my ego. but both types of comments are welcome. the critical ones will make me improve my thoughts as much as my writing.

– i will try and write everyday. will certainly not apologise if i take break from blogging. i know nobody but i would miss myself.

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