Ordinary Corners

By: Gustav Hoiland

Mar 19 2012

Category: architecture

1 Comment

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Impending graduation looms within a thick fog of procrastinatory haze, the unfortunate signature of every academic semester’s final month. Class should be for learning. The lecture as sermon. The professor as charismatic thought leader or soft spoken imbiber of knowledge. And of course even now a hallmark of this period – the deep philosophical searching and psychologic analyzing that the mind runs through in the sludge of distraction that one wades though whilst avoiding even the simplest of assignments.

But the work world is different. If Northeastern’s taught me anything, aside from a couple of really key courses, it’s that real learning is experiential and on-the-job. Where there are no tests, except of course your every interaction, your every keystroke and email, your hopefully intelligent and pertinent recommendations to colleagues.

I think more than anything else it’s about being on the same page as others with regards to purpose, the goal of it all, the very point that time is expended on the tasks at hand. I feel it with my professors, but rarely with classmates. Business school is not a hotbed of intellectual curiosity.

Thankfully it will soon end, and I’ll start a new life with the dry cleaner down the street.

One comment on “Ordinary Corners”

  1. Hi Gus;

    I have been liking your commentary. This one is especially good.

    Uncle Mark

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