Sometimes, we simply don’t know what our friends are doing and you can’t keep asking them because it might hurt some of them. So if you find following clues, consider them doing Master of Business Administration or as Nicolas Cage call it, “Meh Bi Aah” (Please read “He” here as unisex. Don’t blame me, blame the sex ratios in the business schools)
1. Your friend changes his Display picture, now posing in his Business Suits
Your friend has abandon his cool profile picture wearing “I love NY” t-shirt or Imitation of official football merchandise which he bought from Palika Bazaar. In comes the neat picture, posing in the suit which he got made on his brother’s wedding. You might also spot others wearing a similar
uniform suit in the picture. The herd might be heading on some seminar before posing for their display picture (priceless!)
2. He sends you an idiotic survey to fill on
This might be the most annoying and obvious symptom of B-school syndrome. On a lazy Sunday afternoon or tiring evening after work, all your friend ask for is, to fill an online survey. Survey might be part of your friend’s assignment or project, but once you fill them, the surveys will keep on coming. They ask you the stupidiest questions and you can’t fill in your frustration because its only a multiple choice question. The question may range from, what temperature of drinking water do you prefer to drink , which is the best meal for your pet or do you think so America should bomb North Korea ?
3. He suddenly starts quoting Warren Buffet and Phillip Kotler excessively
Your friend is now exposed to the world of inspired business leaders. He reads the books about them, involve in their case studies and it is natural for him to get awestruck by some of them. You will notice that your friend will unnecessarily and excessively start quoting the likes of Warren Buffet, Philip Kolter, Sam Walton, Jack Welch or Kamaal R. Khan AKA KRK (very famous in B-schools), you can know that your friend is rubbing his nose with them in a B-school.
4. He seeks career Advice when he is drunk
Your friend might know the all the fact of the world through his surveys and case study,but he will still look for career advice from others, specially when he is drunk. Most of these discussions are around new dotcom business or overseas job offer or doubts about joining family business.
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