My fellow Kellogg blogger, MBA Dutchie, posted up a DAK II summary that he spent a hell of a lot more time writing than I did. Wonderfully, he linked to a video summary of the weekend that the current students did (above). The video: Was shown to us at the end of the weekend Was… Continue reading DAK Video
Take a look at the video which I was shown by my pal Steve (who’s also on the way to Kellogg). This was a mainstream ad, featuring an inside joke about MBAs – which would sail right over the head of most people in the UK. More than anything, that illustrates how little brand value… Continue reading MBAs in and out of the US
Possibly the only useful article on the previous incarnation of this blog was this on, detailing how to pull GRUB back up under Ubuntu. This was written with reference to Ubuntu 4, which I was hooked on like a turbot. There are many standard ways of reinstalling GRUB – most involve using a Linux rescue… Continue reading Restoring GRUB on Ubuntu
A lot of Kellogg MBA students told me that there were a lot of recruiting events. They weren’t kidding – I’ve been invited to a BCG reception in London already. (I haven’t even freaking enrolled yet).
Ubuntu works amazingly well with this trusty old Dell model. There are, however, two pains in the ass – one for each cheek. The mouse freezes briefly all the time The display resolution is incorrect by default Firstly – the mouse freezes. Linux has a component called “powernowd” which throttles up and down the CPU… Continue reading Ubuntu Feisty and the Dell Latitude C600
Ubuntu Feisty, despite being wonderful in almost every way, doesn’t automatically detect and deal with the Dell 2005FPW 20″ widescreen monitor that a few of you may have. The solution is fairly simple. Boot into the horrible looking wrong resolution Crack open a terminal Type “sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf” This will get you into the configuration… Continue reading Ubuntu Feisty and the Dell 2005FPW
As seems to be a common theme, I was getting a 403 error when trying to change the name of this blog. The solution was in this thread – it was the mod_security module of Apache getting in the way, and adding these lines to Apache: SecFilterEngine Off SecFilterScanPOST Off … disabled mod_security for my… Continue reading WordPress 403 Error
This is fairly typical of how Kellogg DAK II was. At a little fair for all of the college clubs this group of guys pops out of nowhere and starts singing to us. WTF?
I’ve recently come back from the DAK II event for admitted students to Kellogg. It was just freaking awesome. I think I realise now why I got into some schools and not others – the canny buggers in Adcom just knew where I’d feel comfortable. I intially applied to Kellogg because I had a lovely… Continue reading DAK II at Kellogg
Here are the most awesome books I used to prep me for my MBA application. I’ve left out the dross – I heartily recommend these. MBA Admissions Strategy by AV Gordon (ISBN 0-335-21890-3) – A good general WTF orientation which will give you the straight dope. Great Application Essays for Business School by Paul Bodine… Continue reading MBA Books