It has been a little while since I have been able to find time to blog. As you may have gathered from my previous posts, we have been deep in strategy for quite a few weeks.

Strathclyde’s strategy courses culminated this week with a client engagement: strategic consulting in practice. Four days, from initial client brief to final presentation. Moving from initial assumptions about the case to final strategic recommendations. Little sleep, much coffee. The pressure builds. Navigating a fine line between analysis and intuition. Presenting strategy options to a client armed with tough questions requiring compelling, supporting evidence. What we recommend really matters to them. A feeling of elation if the client’s feedback is positive. I recommend the experience to any would-be MBA students.

I’m looking forward to a weekend off now to relax and catch up before flying out next week to Strathclyde Business School’s campus in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for an elective course in decision making. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for Icelandic volcanic inactivity.

When I return, the next and perhaps biggest challenge awaits: my final project. A return to business strategy but hopefully with a little more sleep.

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