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# Odd essay question

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06 Dec 2006, 09:23
I'm struggling with this essay questions.

"If you were guaranteed honest responses to any three questions, who would you question and what questions would you ask?"

Where do you guys think they are going with this one?

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06 Dec 2006, 16:47
Basically, they want to get a feeling of what's important for you. The secondary task of this question is to provide you with a space to be creative I think you are pretty flexible on these - just don't use totally irrelevant or totally generic questions. Be interesting.

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06 Dec 2006, 16:58
What school is this?

It seems like a fun essay.

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06 Dec 2006, 20:20
wierd question, which school is this

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07 Dec 2006, 06:33
jainan24 wrote:
wierd question, which school is this

Wake Forest. Any ideas on this one? I have some that I'm playing around with, but would love some other input.

Rhyme?

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07 Dec 2006, 07:07

2) Which stocks do I invest in? ----Warren Buffet

4) What is the cure for Aids --- God?

5) What is Coke's secret formula? --- Coke CEO
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07 Dec 2006, 08:42
tapan22 wrote:

I think this one is actually a bit clever, and kind of funny. I'd write that.

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2) Which stocks do I invest in? ----Warren Buffet

Too bland.

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A little to cliched.

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4) What is the cure for Aids --- God?

Religion. I'd stay away.

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5) What is Coke's secret formula? --- Coke CEO

It's seltzer water and syrup. Seriously. Thats how restaurants make coke.

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07 Dec 2006, 09:11
tapan22 wrote:

2) Which stocks do I invest in? ----Warren Buffet

4) What is the cure for Aids --- God?

5) What is Coke's secret formula? --- Coke CEO

Love the first one, but not sure how amused they would actually be. Don't want to drag in religion, so God is out.

How are these two (they are very similar):

Bill Gates: What (and why) has been most rewarding, launching one of the most succesful businesses in the world or working full time on the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation?

Richard Branson: As an avid adventurer and succesful business man, what are your best tips on how to best balance work and life outside the office?

Think Kofi Annan would be interesting too. Or Saddam Hussein/Bin Laden - but too political.

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07 Dec 2006, 09:26
Xeo78 wrote:
tapan22 wrote:

2) Which stocks do I invest in? ----Warren Buffet

4) What is the cure for Aids --- God?

5) What is Coke's secret formula? --- Coke CEO

Love the first one, but not sure how amused they would actually be. Don't want to drag in religion, so God is out.

How are these two (they are very similar):

Bill Gates: What (and why) has been most rewarding, launching one of the most succesful businesses in the world or working full time on the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation?

Richard Branson: As an avid adventurer and succesful business man, what are your best tips on how to best balance work and life outside the office?

Think Kofi Annan would be interesting too. Or Saddam Hussein/Bin Laden - but too political.

Actually this is not a bad suggestion:

1) Question to Bin Laden - where are you hiding?
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07 Dec 2006, 09:35
Bill Gates would be a good one to ask:

Seeing that you cannot compete with Google on web products, would Microsoft consider buying Google as a survival tactic?
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I believe its yogurt!

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07 Dec 2006, 09:38
Bin Ladens response: The third cave to the left of that big tree in northern Pakistan.

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07 Dec 2006, 09:39
gmatmba wrote:
Bill Gates would be a good one to ask:

Seeing that you cannot compete with Google on web products, would Microsoft consider buying Google as a survival tactic?

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07 Dec 2006, 11:13
tapan22 wrote:

I would write questions that you couldn't ask.

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07 Dec 2006, 20:27

1. Why waste my time on an MBA?

2. Why now, instead of having fun and driving fancy cars and dating hot women while I earn big bucks?

3. Why from XXX school, when I can goto YYY school and save ZZZ dollars?

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08 Dec 2006, 15:27
Whats the meaning of life? To God

How do i know he's not lying? To Satan

How can I get rid of those two? To Buddha

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08 Dec 2006, 17:39
When will you learn to spell? - To Bush

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08 Dec 2006, 18:49
How do I get blood stains out of a carpet? AskJeeves

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08 Dec 2006, 21:21
rhyme wrote:
How do I get blood stains out of a carpet? AskJeeves

Or watch CSI.

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08 Dec 2006, 21:49
Does size really matter? --- to all the females

Do I make you horny? --- to all the females

Wanna have sex? --- to all the females

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08 Dec 2006, 21:49
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