Friday, January 30, 2015

beginning the last chapters of IESE

After 35 days on the road, I'm back in Barcelona. A little weary, a little wary ... a little more grown up. A winding road that took me through Porto, Aveiro, Praja de Barra, Batalha, Lisbon, Cologne, Vienna, Friesach, Salzburg, Berlin, Frankfurt, and Shanghai. At times it was difficult. But it's been an absolutely unforgettable month of my life. And now we're back. 

The IESE schedule makers are trying to kill me ... 10 hours of class everyday, no lunch break in between. But before I start grumbling too much, I'm reminded that in a few months, I'll be reminiscing about this place. And I've been enjoying the classes - innovation, negotiation, project management, brands - great insights, all. I think this is it for me. I think this is the last time I'll ever be in a classroom like this for a formal degree. A masters degree is my upper limit, academically speaking, but the learning continues. The learning always continues.

So, here's to the final term, the final few months of being an IESE student. What comes next, I have no clue, but I remain hopeful and excited.