The beauty of an iPod is that if you fill it with random stuff and leave it running you’ll sometimes find things with a strangely attractive resonance. For example, I’ve never liked Bowie’s ‘Heathen’, yet ‘Cactus’ and ‘Slip Away’ have now wormed their way into my consciousness and I’m quite enjoying the experience.
The vastness of a campus just beyond my third floor window. Yet without the people it’s just geography. I’m sick of living in a 3 x 4m room, even if the air’s cleaner here than it ever was in London. Need some space around me that isn’t a vacuum.
OK, enough of the Onion-style headlines already. But it’s true: it’s been a really good day on the EBE assessment. My disparate grab-bag of data has yielded a real story of how one company beat strategic hell by erecting barriers to entry over a decade of global expansion, reporting and working with global GDP and macroeconomic trends while they were at it.
12 pages of pure genius, needing only the text polished and figures turned into graphs and barcharts tomorrow. Whoever thought ‘Marketing services companies suffer from high x-inefficiency’ would make such a good headline?
Damn, I’m good.
After neglecting to mention him in this farewell to Mannheimers blog, I’d like to make it clear that Dee Pathak (aka ‘Deep Attack’) is sodding off back to Mannheim too, despite not coming from there in the first place. In addition, the Mannheimers, of which Deepak is now one although he’s never been there and wasn’t one before, are leaving Warwick to go to not Mannheim, but somewhere in France or Canada. Meaning that one Mannheimer who isn’t from Mannheim will not receive a single lecture at Mannheim Business School until the first half of his MBA’s over, while ten Mannheimers who ARE from Mannheim will spend a term at Warwick and a term somewhere equally non-Mannheim before returning to Mannheim. (Confused yet? I am.)