Black Hole Of Emails

In business school, we live by our email accounts. We get emails all day, every day. Sometimes from professors and faculty. Other times from clubs and group members. And sometimes from friends and classmates on campus organizing social events. As a result, sometimes it can be really hard to get to all of you emails. And forget it if you’re in a joint program with two email accounts.

I have never ever been so behind on email as I was right before spring break. I can’t tell you the ratio but I’m sure I missed a big % of the emails I was getting. And another 20%, I quickly scanned, read and couldn’t fully respond to or comprehend.

Being in the joint JD/MBA program makes things a bit harder, with two sets of classes, two listserves and two friends from both schools. Likewise, having a blog, helping people with admissions questions and now starting a new website and company complicates things even worse.

To all my blog readers out there, I think I caught up with most of you but if it turns out i missed your email, please send me one again. I’d love to hear from you, especially all you long time readers.

And if you’re interested in participating in our new education campaign, the Education Matters Project, I’d love to hear from all of you as well.

I spend quite a bit of time managing my Inboxes. I could only imagine the life of a Fortune 500 CEO or politician who solicits feedback from their customers and constituents.

On the other hand, maybe once you start missing some emails, it all feels the same. Whether politician or blogger.

Someone has said, “Once you’re in water over your head, it doesn’t matter how deep it is.”

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012 Business School

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Jeremy C Wilson is a JD-MBA alumni using his site to share information on education, the social enterprise revolution, entrepreneurship, and doing things differently. Feel free to send along questions or comments as you read.


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