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Less Is More

A few short days into the second quarter at Kellogg, many of us have finally come to realize how busy things were last quarter and how busy things are now. Upon reflection, it’s clear now that we joined way too many clubs, took on too many leadership positions, and got caught up in too many activities. But as recruiting season is in full swing now, most of us also come to realize that it’s time to cut out the clutter where we can. That sometime having less things on  your plate is better.

Everywhere you go now, whether in Jacobs, in McManus, or in other apartments near campus, people are spending a little less time on school than before and a little more time on other things. More time for recruiting. More time for friends. More time to think. And more time to reflect.

In business school, these activities are all crucial and neglecting to spend enough time on them can come back to haunt you. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not suggesting that anyone spend less time being productive. After all, my days tend to be pretty long. But rather, I simply mean that sometimes it’s helpful to become less busy and use that time to catch up on other things. And so you have the extra bandwidth to pursue the most important things.

I suspect that this trend of being less busy with school activities will continue. At least until people start getting jobs.

In the spirit of this message, I’m going to keep this entry short.

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