You can only connect the dots looking back. I didn’t say that. Steve Jobs, one of my favorite CEOs, said that in 2005 at while delivering Stanford’s commencement speech.

“Stay hungry, Stay foolish,” he reminded us.

And that's the question I’ve been pondering about a lot recently. Would applying again this fall be foolish or an act of steadfast persistence that will yield dividends? I wish I knew, but I don't. What I do know is that if I don’t give this another shot, the “what if…” will haunt me for some time to come.

So, here I am, ready to brave the cruel b-school admissions process again this fall.

Let the games begin!

PS: Thanks for the encouraging emails and comments fellow b-schoolers. I have a feeling that we’ll crack it this fall :)


Fellow  business school applicants. The road has almost come to an end. My results for the 2010 application season are known to you (summarized below) for you if you’ve just landed here.

R1: Kellogg (Interviewed/Dinged) / Booth(Dinged) / MIT (Interviewed/Deferred)
R2: Fuqua (Interviewed/Dinged) / HBS (No Interview) / Stanford (No Interview)

It has been a long, arduous journey; one that I hoped would end in at least one business school admitting this now forgotten soul. Alas! They have not.

Some will win, some will lose, some will live on to sing the blues. In my case, I will be spending the next few weeks giving serious thought to whether it still makes sense for me to apply again this fall. You’ll know, as soon as I do.

To all me hearties, I wish ye good luck. And if you get bruised on the b-school trail this year, maybe we’ll celebrate victories together next year.

Au revoir!