I have heard a lot of criticisms for CCL. But I got attracted to Duke MBA after seeing the “connected theme” video. I really liked the idea when Prof.O’Driscolli and Prof.Boulding started explaining the details. It is just a bit open ended as it should be. Together with GMI, CCL is the spine of CCMBA. Can we manage business without knowing the things happening in the world? Of course you can. I really wonder how many business leaders are knowledgeable about wider world. But can you do better business if you are aware? You bet you could. The Hermitage Fund story is a good example. The only caveat would be what business you are in. If you are in the business of replacing windows in US, you may not be much affected, but even in this case, the energy conservation has opened up new frontiers and if you knew all about it, you planned better for the future.

This made me think the theme of Cross Continent Program – it is connecting the dots of world business.

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Fuqua Application: December 17th

With my essays done, I submitted my application around Noon on December 1st.  A few days later, I got a confirmation from the admissions office confirming all of my materials were submitted properly, and that I could expect a decision in 4-6 weeks.

Normally, waiting 4-6 weeks would be a big deal, but since this was running into the holiday season, I expected to receive my decision in early 2009.  In the meantime, I had just proposed to my girlfriend the day after Thanksgiving, so there was still plenty of people to tell, work was making the push for the end of the year profit target, and Christmas was in the air.

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Fuqua Application: A Leader of Consequence, conclusion

With the bulk of my essay on paper, it was time to write a conclusion.

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