Aside: the soup du jour at IMD’s restaurant was French onion today–delicious! ICA/E is taught by Ralf Boscheck, a crazy (in a good way) German who throws chalk at students who ask inane questions. His first lecture was essentially the complete economic history of the world in four hours–step up to the fire hose andContinue reading “Industry and Company Analysis / Economics”
Author Archives: Bryan Guido Hassin
A deep, personal approach to growth and development–it’s why I’m here. Nowhere has this IMD quality been more apparent than in our Leadership stream. Since day 1, professor Jack Wood has led us down a path of self and group analysis, inward reflection, and study of leadership. Although this course is exactly as described inContinue reading “Leadership”
Most of my posts so far have been about extracurricular life. Perhaps this is because I spend so much of my time thinking about school so it is tempting to write about other subjects during my free time. This post, however, is devoted to one of our courses: entrepreneurship. Our professor is Benoît Leleux, aContinue reading “Entrepreneurship”
Life in Lausanne
It has been great living in Lausanne so far. Although IMD has kept me living in a bubble for most of my time here, my few ventures out have been very pleasant. Following is a brief survey of some aspects of this city that I have noticed. The people are, generally, very nice. If IContinue reading “Life in Lausanne”
Food, glorious food!
We made it out of our study groups early tonight so I just treated myself to a snack before settling into readings for tomorrow. This snack was so good it inspired me to post a quick entry about the food here in Lausanne. My morning nutrition is based on a fierce devotion to my stapleContinue reading “Food, glorious food!”
First day of class
It was a week ago already that I posted about our first day of class and promised to write more soon. Adapting to this routine, coping with consistent lack of sleep, and not being accustomed to setting aside time for blogging have interfered with my intentions, but at long last, here I am. Our firstContinue reading “First day of class”
And so it begins
It’s 2 AM and I’ve just arrived home after my first day of school. For the last five hours I have been locked in a room with an Italian, a Chinese, a Portuguese, a Czech, a Belarussian, and a French student trying to reach consensus on the best strategy for Boblbee, an innovative Swedish sportsContinue reading “And so it begins”
Bienvenue en Suisse!
January 1st, 2008: The first day of the new year marked a major step in my life. I boarded a plane to Geneva and kicked off this grand adventure! Or not. Due to a series of unfortunate events (nothing serious, though), I missed my flight. I fly frequently and am used to a timeliness policyContinue reading “Bienvenue en Suisse!”
I have a Swiss bank account!
Unfortunately it doesn’t have any money in it yet and, when it does, it will all be allocated to tuition and living expenses, not to hidden savings. Still, it feels cool to have a Swiss bank account! Along with the bank account I now have a Swiss visa and a place to live. My apartmentContinue reading “I have a Swiss bank account!”
I’m moving to Switzerland!
If it seems like I’ve dropped off the face of the earth recently, I apologize; I’ve spent a significant part of 2007 wrestling with a major career decision. At long last, I have chosen a course of action: On January 1st, 2008 I am moving to Lausanne, Switzerland to study and practice international leadership andContinue reading “I’m moving to Switzerland!”