Thursday, September 25, 2008

B-school, the first three weeks

We are busy.  We are crazy ass busy.  Wharton is no joke.  

But it's fun.  I've learned more finance, both for startups and large corporations in the last three weeks than I have in the past ten years.  I've improved my speech giving skills.  I've worn a wig.  I've done an LBO model.  It's been great.  

The best part of school, versus work, is just the feeling of freedom.  No need to follow a corporate culture.  No need to censor my language or stop an inappropriate joke.  No need to meet anyone's expectations but my own.  I work at my own pace, manage school and activities at my own pace.  It's like personal entrepreneurship or self-expression at some level.  

I miss NYC sometimes though, and weekends.  Every day is a marathon of meetings, classes, preparation, and the like...just to keep up.  But the energy is good, everyone is pretty damn friendly, and there's a party every week so I can't complain.  

I'm beginning to sound like a damn advertisement.