A major component of this site is a weblog that has had several lives, from its start as a featured MBA applicant/student blog on a separate site to its own presence on the Blogger system and now to its own domain as my personal website. All the while, I’ve used it as a way to fulfill my passion for helping people. Since starting this blog, it has been a labor of love and, at times, has ranged from being a great stress reliever to being a source of stress, but, through it all, my goal has always been to help people. I first started the blog while applying to business school out of my own frustration as an MBA applicant who didn’t really have any guidance on how to go through the process and didn’t know where to go to find good information about it. Realizing that I was basically flying blind through it all, I figured that I could share my story and provide a resource for other people who might also be in the same situation. Over the years, I’ve written about the ups and downs of growing into a business professional and, in the process, have developed a pretty decent following of readers.
The one constant about the blog is that it’s just me sharing what’s inside my head exactly as I would in real life, which, for better or for worse, is that only way that I know how to do it. As you read through the entries, you’ll see me go through three distinct phases in my life:
- Pre-MBA experience: The first year of this blog describes the experiences that one typically goes through before matriculating at business school, including filling out the applications, completing admissions interviews, attending admit weekends, leaving an employer, and moving to a new locale.
- Life as an MBA student: The second and third years of this blog cover the highs and lows of my time as a student at the Stanford Graduate School of Business in much more detail than most would expect to see. Thinking back, I probably shouldn’t have put myself out there so much, but I’ve heard that many people have benefited from it.
- Post-MBA life…and serving as a career/education/life coach to the masses: Since graduating from Stanford GSB, this blog has morphed from being about me and my story to being more about providing advice to my readers. Folks send me emails about a particular issues and I respond to them with my thoughts and advice on the matter. I still try to talk about myself every now and then, but I mostly try to use what I’ve learned through my own missteps and experiences to help others achieve their goals and avoid making the same missteps. More background on that can be found HERE.
I hope you all get a little something from the stories, advice, and insights that are shared on this site. And, remember, I don’t claim to know everything about everything, but I do seem to have a lot to say about a lot of topics. Enjoy!