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Fridays From the Frontline: Defeating Giants

Fridays From the Frontline is Clear Admit’s weekly summation of posts from the business school blogosphere. Author and journalist Michael Lewis once said that “the pleasure of rooting for Goliath is that you can expect to win. The pleasure of rooting for David is that, while you don’t know what to expect, you stand at least a chance of being inspired.”  This week in the business school blogosphere, applicants face off with the giant that is the business school application process, while current students juggle the many opportunities available to them in business school.

In his latest book, Malcolm Gladwell argues that we actually should have expected David to defeat Goliath due to his superior speed and projectile style of fighting. Inspired by this thought, Efessay has devised a strategy to defeat an equally menacing opponent: the GMAT. Similarly, Thebumpyroadtoanmba has been extremely busy at work, leaving little time to prep for the GMAT, so he has decided to take the full month off and study non-stop.  In other news, after submitting her applications to Sloan and Booth, Naijambagal reflects on how she thinks they turned out. Scottgduncan has also turned in all his Round 1 applications, and shares his thoughts on the essay prompts.

Switching gears to current students: despite being very productive at INSEAD, Priya Jain still feels like an underachiever due to her highly intelligent classmates and missing out on many student events. Noting this trend, Shayak Mazumder, a first year at INSEAD, says that most business school students start off trying to do everything, but eventually learn how to use their time more efficiently.

That’s everything for this week. Good luck with your applications, and be sure to tune in next week for more news from the business school blogosphere!


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