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April 2020
What I write here has little to do with my data analysis skills at CAT; it certainly has more to do with basic data interpretation and some common sense (which can often get fogged with emotions).When the lockdown happened, the kind of media hype that was there across the globe, perhaps due to lack of...
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99 percentile CAT
Here’s one exercise I do every year, and it has been super-effective for me. So, I encourage you to think about giving it a shot. And it doesn’t need a gym, incase you are worried about the lockdown 🙂 Try & list down ALL the things you want to do over a finite period –...
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Some stories stay fresh in our minds even after years. And this is a turnaround story as remarkable as any can be – hence, the stickiness 🙂Nearly 3 years ago, on a June evening an extremely upset girl, and her dad, stomped into one of our CP centers. She had enrolled a couple of weeks before and there...
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Confused whether to take CAT again or not?
So, you’ve already begun your CAT coaching or are on the cusp of doing so. But the lockdown and the negative news about the entire economy has you on tenterhooks. Doomsday proclamations and prophecies abound. And you are confused about whether this is the worst time to do your MBA.  On the contrary, if you...
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Different people react differently to the same situation.  What some see as a challenge appears to be an opportunity to others. As some stop and wait for things to clear, others move proactively, anticipating changes and ever-ready to pivot and adapt as needed. As some worry about what they are short on, others focus on...
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My IIM Bangalore Interview was aeons ago – so, pardon my memory but a part of it went like something like this. Interviewer 1: So, which newspaper do you read regularly? Me: None really, sir Interviewer 1 (attempting a gentle correction): None in particular, or none regularly, you mean? Me: No, sir. I almost NEVER read ANY newspaper....
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CAT Prep
Uncertainty has a way of causing a brain-freeze. Inaction comes most naturally as a reaction to something unknown and possibly horrific. But my not having written for a while wasn’t inaction. I was simply busier than ever. The lockdown has been a magnificent challenge. It has forced, naah inspired, us at MBAGuru to learn new things, practically every...
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