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Life as an alumn – one year out…


One year out - time to celebrate?

One year out – time to celebrate?

It was the high amount of pictures of people wearing graduation gowns that suddenly populated my facebook account that alerted me of the fact that I have been out of school for a year now. Indeed, it’s this time of the year again when students at HBS (and many other schools for that matter) graduate. And about a year ago, on Friday May 29th 2014, I was one of them. I figured that now, one year out, would be a good time to reflect on what happened in my life since receiving my HBS dipl0ma. Continue reading

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HBS commencement – a jump into a new life… and into the river Charles


The footbridge in Cambridge over the river Charles - higher than one thinks...

The footbridge in Cambridge over the river Charles – higher than one thinks…

Graduating at the Harvard Business School is all about putting on a toga, listening to speeches and jumping into a new part of life… as well as jumping into the river Charles. It is a tradition for students graduating at one of the Harvard schools to jump into this river in  Cambridge. Only when I was standing on top of the footbridge in the middle of the night did I realize how high this bridge is, and how scary it is to take this big jump. But I did it. And there is probably not a more symbolic jump to take than this one. Continue reading