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Re: New Web Series: INTERVIEW DON'Ts [#permalink] New post 19 Sep 2010, 21:30
LOL :-D Just stumbled upon this thread.
I am way past Monday Morning blues ! :lol:

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Re: New Web Series: INTERVIEW DON'Ts [#permalink] New post 26 Sep 2010, 07:30
In this week's episode of Interview Don'ts, we meet the GORDON GEKKO -- who probably inspired more Wall Street douchebags than any accounting/finance textbook (and who happens to have his new film Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps opening this weekend).

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Re: New Web Series: INTERVIEW DON'Ts [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2010, 08:15
In this week's episode of Interview Don'ts, we meet the RAMBLER -- that guy who starts in the middle but has no concept of an ending or beginning, going on and on and on ...

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Re: New Web Series: INTERVIEW DON'Ts [#permalink] New post 10 Oct 2010, 07:52
In this week's episode of Interview Don'ts, we meet the CHARLIE BROWN -- that jaded person who confuses modesty for lack of self-confidence.

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Re: New Web Series: INTERVIEW DON'Ts [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2010, 07:16
In this week's episode of Interview Don'ts, we meet the YES MAN -- where silence isn't always golden.

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Re: New Web Series: INTERVIEW DON'Ts [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2010, 09:52
In this week's episode of Interview Don'ts, we meet the RED BULL -- who takes the current moment for granted (and becomes completely disengaged and in his head).


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Re: New Web Series: INTERVIEW DON'Ts [#permalink] New post 31 Oct 2010, 09:13
In this week's episode of Interview Don'ts, we meet the CORPSE -- that office zombie who sleepwalks from one day to the next, and one job to the next.

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Re: New Web Series: INTERVIEW DON'Ts [#permalink] New post 07 Nov 2010, 09:31
In this week's episode of Interview Don'ts, the BACKSTABBER commiserates with a kindred spirit about bad ex-bosses.

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Re: New Web Series: INTERVIEW DON'Ts [#permalink] New post 14 Nov 2010, 09:24
In this week's episode of Interview Don'ts, we meet the Mumbai Mumbler - that guy with the accent that no one understands, but pretends to understand because it is politically incorrect to tell them otherwise. This is our last episode of the series. Hope you've enjoyed them and stay tuned for more "educational" material down the road!

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Re: If business schools were car brands (updated) [#permalink] New post 09 Mar 2011, 21:08
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Re: If business schools were car brands (updated) [#permalink] New post 11 Mar 2011, 10:02
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Thank you - great perspective and surprisingly not as strongly debated as I would expect.
Somewhat related: funny-fake-mba-application-essay-questions-by-school-78620.html


Not a lot of debate because I didn't once mention "private equity" or "hedge funds", which tends to shut up most of the finance wannabe crowd (who tend to be the most obnoxious when it comes to rankings obsession, amongst other things).

Plus, it's car porn. Photos of nice cars tend to be a nice distraction :)
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Re: If business schools were car brands (updated) [#permalink] New post 11 Mar 2011, 22:18
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...Photos of nice cars tend to be a nice distraction :)


Agree.

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Re: If business schools were car brands (updated) [#permalink] New post 17 Mar 2011, 16:46
That's funny, my previous cars were a Subaru, Mazda and a Honda, and I'm currently applying to Cornell, Yale and NYU. Furthermore, I've always had a soft spot for the Subaru, and it's looking most likely that I'll end up at Cornell. Interestingly, I currently drive a BMW, but Columbia dinged me (I promise I try not to be too much a douchebag behind the wheel, but I do love the inline 6 and heated steering wheel).
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Re: If business schools were car brands (updated) [#permalink] New post 24 Mar 2011, 05:05
Awesome post!
I really enjoyed this one.
It made me consider Kellogg =)
(I am currently only considering UK Schools + INSEAD + HEC Paris probably...)
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Re: If business schools were car brands (updated) [#permalink] New post 24 Mar 2011, 10:34
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Awesome post!
I really enjoyed this one.
It made me consider Kellogg =)
(I am currently only considering UK Schools + INSEAD + HEC Paris probably...)


I do have a soft spot too for "the people's car". I grew up with an old school VW Beetle in the family (probably a Brazilian or Mexican manufactured one) - the sound of the rear engine and that hard-to-describe smell in its vinyl interior etc. And my school bus when I lived overseas was a red VW Vanagon. If I had more garage space I'd love to buy an old Beetle, just for kicks.

And the Beetle as you may know was designed by Ferdinand Porsche (who then started his own company and built the Porsche 356 which essentially started out as a "kit car" built on VW Beetle parts after WWII, with the 911 simply being an evolution of the 356).
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Re: If business schools were car brands (updated) [#permalink] New post 24 Mar 2011, 18:31
Hey man awesome post! I'd say the analogy is a spot-on.

I used to own a brand new Mercedes, and although it was a beauty to look at, it had a number of electrical issues that made me wary of German quality. I subsequantly purchased a Toyota and since have had no electrical faults and ZERO passion. The car does not seem to have a soul like German cars do. Definitly not as enjoyable to drive as the German cars. I'm now comtemplating a BMW... (Literally and metaphoricaly)
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Re: If business schools were car brands (updated) [#permalink] New post 24 Mar 2011, 21:42
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Hey man awesome post! I'd say the analogy is a spot-on.

I used to own a brand new Mercedes, and although it was a beauty to look at, it had a number of electrical issues that made me wary of German quality. I subsequantly purchased a Toyota and since have had no electrical faults and ZERO passion. The car does not seem to have a soul like German cars do. Definitly not as enjoyable to drive as the German cars. I'm now comtemplating a BMW... (Literally and metaphorically)


I know what you mean. I tried to pinpoint exactly why that is, because when you look at it objectively, they're just machines. So why do some "feel" like they have soul or passion while others don't. For example, objectively speaking, one could say that the old VW Beetle is a piece of sh*t, but for some irrational reason I still like it a lot, even if it's far less reliable than an 80s Honda Civic.

And then I realized it's because you can't look at cars objectively - while technical....

And if you're getting a BMW, get an M3 :)


Hey Alex that's it! Wow you pinpoint ideas and explain concepts so veeery well. I might just get an M3, after all that student loans are repaid, of course. Hey hope to chat with you in person sometimes!
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Re: If business schools were car brands (updated) [#permalink] New post 24 Mar 2011, 21:56
funny! def turned me off from Harvard and on to Northwestern. This is a good one. Thanks!
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Re: If business schools were car brands (updated) [#permalink] New post 25 Mar 2011, 06:34
Thank you for the excellent analogy! It definitely makes me reconsider schools that I had previously crossed off the list because of their "specs"
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Re: If business schools were car brands (updated) [#permalink] New post 25 Mar 2011, 10:07
^^^

Yeah, what's up with the electrical gremlins in German cars? Seems to be a recurring problem.

I started off very much like your wife - treating cars like a purely utilitarian thing for the longest time, until I started test driving and getting into different kinds of cars over the years (and having friends who were car enthusiasts), and I was won over. Living in LA also helps, seeing car porn everywhere (i.e. BMW 3-series is like the Honda Accord of LA; 911s are everywhere, and I see at least one Italian/British exotic everyday just in traffic).

You probably already know this but some great website forums for p-car freaks: Rennlist and Pelican Parts. And yes, the 993TT is absolutely sick. Not as fast or comfy as the 996 or 997 turbos, but the lines/curves on that car and the sound.

Now, if money were no object:

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I've always had a soft spot for the Shelby Cobras. Classic American.
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