This blog documents my MBA student life at Ryerson University, Canada (2010-2012). It was an attempt to demystify the MBA experience, help understand MBA topics & encourage MBA wannabes. I have a Pre-MBA blog about B-School application process (and a few other blogs) as well. I used to blog actively in the past and interact with readers regularly, but life got very busy after my MBA. Good luck. Take care. Cheers! Gerry.
Building foundation versus building castles; Growing strong roots versus growing new offshoots.
When the MBA student is in the final phase of education (or for that matter, ANY student), there is dilemma:
Focus on getting your foundation right OR
Focus on building castles in the air - future plans / dreams / ambitions / plans.
Both are important! It is important to dream about your future. But it is also important to have strong fundamentals. You must have noticed that I have begun to use the word "fundamentals" quite a bit lately ;) That's because business fundamentals are extremely important. People tend to look for magical solutions to cure all problems. However, all the solutions lie in the fundamentals!
So here I am, struggling between getting my present right versus getting my future right! Hopefully, it shall all be ok.
As goes the famous saying - something like:
"Make sure that you face in the right direction and keep going - you will eventually get there".