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1) Continue to learn to play golf


Should I learn how to play golf???? :shock: :shock: :shock:

Is this a must in the post MBA business world?
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New post 28 Jan 2009, 11:32
Not a MUST but it will never hurt you. However, if you suck, you might be better off entertaining a client elsewhere. Either way, you should read up on etiquette...I approach golf like a pleasant walk with lots of beer.



disclaimer: I suck at golf b/c I prefer sports that require athleticism and my etiquette sucks. I will focus on my etiquette before bschool.

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1) Continue to learn to play golf


Should I learn how to play golf???? :shock: :shock: :shock:

Is this a must in the post MBA business world?

I'm considering learning to play golf as well. I'm just so bad at it. Half the time I can't even hit the ball!

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I'm considering learning to play golf as well. I'm just so bad at it. Half the time I can't even hit the ball!


I smashed the clubs and plucked off dirt and grass off the ground few times. I got dirty looks so I never went back.

When I was at driver range, I kept swinging but rather than hitting it high and away, mine went straight and away or high and near....
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1) Continue to learn to play golf


Should I learn how to play golf???? :shock: :shock: :shock:

Is this a must in the post MBA business world?


Does putt-putt or mini-golf count? :-D

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New post 28 Jan 2009, 16:43
Just the general stuff...

- Learn to cook on a serious budget!
- Read as much for pleasure as possible
- Hit the gym as much as possible

Can't really afford to travel much, I need to conserve money. I'm thinking about staying with my job until the end of June, maybe even July, and moving in August. This will depend on the program, though.
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Ooooh I like this post!

Here's my list:
-Learn to play golf, and learn to not grip the club so hard that my hand aches afterwards
-Teach my dog not to jump on people
-Throw a big party before I leave
-Find renters
-Not get pregnant
-Work from home as much as possible
-Party like a rockstar

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New post 28 Jan 2009, 17:13
isa wrote:
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rhyme wrote:
1) Continue to learn to play golf


Should I learn how to play golf???? :shock: :shock: :shock:

Is this a must in the post MBA business world?


Does putt-putt or mini-golf count? :-D


ninkorn - yes
isa - no

:) ninkorn where is the quote you were supposed to put in your signature!

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New post 28 Jan 2009, 23:46
Great thread idea!

I'm here in Australia on a consulting project, so this is basically a six-month working vacation for me. Although right now, I have the pre-MBA/work version of "senioritis!"

So my plans are:

- Hit the gym hard and hopefully lose 20-30 lbs (or 10-15 kilos :-D)
- Meet up with fellow LBSers bsd_lover and others in the region
- Learn how to cook (I'm with Omne on this one!)
- Try to find a local car autocross or public track around here for some driving fun (with my rental car, I guess :lol:)
- Find funding for school and apply for scholarships
- Do some traveling around SE and East Asia
- Maybe some reading and brushing up on my native Indian language
- Pray everyday that the GBP continues to slide downward against the USD :wink:

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aww I'm touched prashok, and catching up with all my future classmates is on top of my list too :)

My list :
- Work to save up as much money as I can (I HATE debt)
- Study some statistics (I can get a waiver on it if I pass an exam)
- Lose these extra kilos ...
- spend time with family that I wont be seeing for a while
- Sell my stuff - esp my car (no point shipping anything to London)
- organise student visa
- do my tax returns
- meet up with all my recommenders / networks in Sydney one time before I go

Its all too boring but its gotta be done :( ...

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Let's see:

1) Quit my job without burning too many bridges
2) Learn how to buy a lotto ticket....(seriously, do you give them money and are numbers picked by the machine or do i have to pick the numbers?)
3) Teach my dog how to use kitty litter box...
4) Buy bschool related gear: surf board (because New Haven is known for big waves.....), laser pen, Cliff Notes, brain enhancing pills, harmonica, bow tie
5) Learn how to tie a bow tie
6) Learn how to iron shirts by myself
7) Learn how to pick locks
8) Read some books so I can brag to my new classmates
9) Prepare mentally for inevitable future below:

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9) Prepare mentally for inevitable future below:[/b]


you do know that an mit mba made headlines last year for actually doing that in nyc, right?

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you do know that an mit mba made headlines last year for actually doing that in nyc, right?


Who's picture do you think I photoshopped? :-D

P.S. - he did land a job as a result....
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Am I the only one who realized Olive said "not get pregnant"? Thats hilarious!


I just gave you a +1 for thinking I am funny.
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I dont know how everyone missed that! I read it and literally LOLed :-D

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Am I the only one who realized Olive said "not get pregnant"? Thats hilarious!


I just gave you a +1 for thinking I am funny.
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Am I the only one who realized Olive said "not get pregnant"? Thats hilarious!


Ha. I PM'd her about it yesterday when I read it. lol. :P

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1. Hire my replacement and transition out by end of June.
2. Survive my wedding and honeymoon in July.
3. Use August to learn how to add and subtract again, say goodbye to DC.

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3. Use August to learn how to add and subtract again, say goodbye to DC.


I am having trouble with multiplication table myself. I used to be able to recite from memory up to 20x....now. I am limited to 2x to 9x....
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Since my Peace Corps service ends in May, I really dont know what on earth to do in the 3 months in between. Part of me wants to head back to Boston or DC since I still have a lot of friends there who I won't be able to see much once Bschool starts. Part of me wants to get a summer job since eating pasta, chicken and tortillas every day for 2 years has gotten a bit stale, and I dont want to downgrade to ramen noodles. And part of me thinks I'm crazy if I head anywhere besides the beach.

But for the love of dios people, don't kill yourself trying to get a leg up on studying for your classes, you're going to receiving a top-notch education that is specifically designed for people with different backgrounds, those things will take care of themselves. If you've absolutely GOT to do something constructive, read a few good books or head to a city you haven't visited before, I guarantee such things will let you help out more in a class/group discussion than some old textbook or paper.

PS add me to the ROFLing at the 'not get pregnant' guild. +1

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