I might write a book.
When asked “How did you spend the last two years?” it would be quite nice to say, in a totally offhand manner, “I learned about strategy, did a couple of internships, and wrote a £10million bestseller.” How’s that for a CV bullet point.
Why the sudden interest in doing something creative? Well I have some time on my hands. At risk of confirming stereotypes about students having an easy life, this term is fairly chilled; I’m talking 3-4 hours a week. In my defense, there’s homework on top of that; plus Spring term will be crazy busy; plus I’m still working part-time. Excuses, excuses…
Modules for this term are as follows:
- Corporate Strategy: One week course. Completed already.
- Equity Investment Management: One lecture a week.
- Paths to Power: One week course in December. Chosen because of its cool name.
It’s great to be busy but without fail, we overcommit to things. Projects that are only mildly interesting get added to our to-do list without a second thought. It’s well documented that we imagine the future as a blank slate without any of the recurring tasks that that are causing us annoyance at the present moment. So the aim of the game is to leave some spare capacity to work on ad-hoc opportunities as they arise. (And no, I’m not talking about the opportunity to sleep for an extra few hours).
What would I write a book about? Not a clue. My 4 years of accountancy didn’t feature any creativity sessions, and nobody wants to read about the joys of taxes and balance sheets. Good thing I have a time for a three month brainstorming session.