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Run Your Race: Welcome Back from The Wharton Journal

“Winners slow down the least.” That’s the insight Y Combinator founder, Paul Graham, shared when comparing startups to sprinting. He noticed that sprinters attain their highest acceleration out of the blocks and spend the rest of the race slowing down, and he compared it to the productivity curve of a company which follows a similar

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Stretching at Wharton

I don’t have an elephant’s memory. One of the few poems that I could recite was Robert Frost’s The Road Not Taken: “two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference”. I presume that he was probably talking about some sort of his

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Welcome from the Class of 2018 Cluster Presidents

  Getting into Wharton is not the most impressive thing you will ever achieve. However, it is a key step in our lives and an incredible opportunity, so take advantage of it. Empathy and People are the most important subjects: Focus on meeting as many people as possible. The number of life stories intertwined here

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5 Lessons I Learned as a PM in Silicon Valley

During the past twelve weeks I was a Product Manager intern at PayPal in San Jose. The summer internship was a bold and important step for me – as an MBA student, I was passionate about working in the exciting tech industry, as well as curious about adjusting myself to the American working culture. All

MBA Career Management: What’s New for 2017-2018

Throughout the year, MBA Career Management collects student feedback on how our office can better serve your needs. Based on student input last year, we are excited to announce several updates for 2017-2018: Career Advising: More appointments: Q1 advising appointments are now 30 minutes in length, which has allowed to increase the total number of

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What We Keep Hidden

  There is a part of each of us that we seek to keep hidden from the world. We have learned, over time, to put up our own walls, whether it be outward confidence, cool detachedness, or bright smiles. For these walls allow us to keep at bay what we know from experience can hurt

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The Balancing Act – Marriage and MBA

While boarding the flight from Kansas City to Philadelphia to start my MBA, I was anxious as well as excited. For the first time in my life I was going to live all by myself. For 26 years, I had lived with my parents in India and my move to the U.S. came with getting

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MBA and Beyond

Had I been asked what I anticipated my MBA experience would be like two years ago, I’d have answered that it is all about finding a new job. Now upon graduation, I know that it was more about taking a step back from my career-oriented life and reflecting myself in various dimensions. I have to

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How to Reflect on Your MBA

Valuation is a popular topic within Huntsman Hall. In just two years, I’ve been exposed to any number of techniques to derive a value for any number of things. But, for all the formal education we have on the subject, valuation is as much an art as it is a science. In many instances it

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It’s a Long Road, So Enjoy the Ride

July 26, 2016 was probably the most horrific day of my life.  At 7:00 am I was at my desk reading new fixed income issuances, acquisition activity, and investor presentations.  Working at a mutual fund on the West Coast meant daily 8:00 am morning meetings to discuss recent market moves.  After our meeting, I sat

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