It’s not all academics and job-hunting at LBS.
The opportunities to get involved are endless, and one of the best events put on at the School is TEDx. For all of you who don’t know, TED is sort of the X Factor/Britain’s Got Talent for speeches. Go on YouTube and watch a few TED talks and check it out for yourself – some of the speeches have >10million views!
When I found out I had a chance to speak at TEDxLBS, I decided to give it a shot. The theme was supposed to be ‘Magic,’ so I decided to speak about predicting the top of financial bubbles based on Didier Sornette’s log-periodic earthquake model, which essentially shows that bubbles form with quickening, shorter wave patterns, and crash in slower, elongating wave patterns:
I auditioned the day before Valentines’, so I brought in a tulip to talk about the world’s first major financial bubble: Tulip Mania – 1636/7 Holland.
Ultimately, I was not selected, but had a fantastic experience sharing my idea (namely, that financial bubbles can be predicted and that we are likely in a bubble now).
I would strongly recommend every future MiM, MiF, MBA etc. to participate!
When I came to LBS, I knew there would be many opportunities to get involved, learn and grow as a person. From the clubs to the interesting classes and new friends I have made, there has been so much to take advantage of at the School. So far, I would have to say the highlight of my experience has been dancing at the Indian festival Diwali.
One of the best things about the MiM programme and LBS in general is how international it is. I have made amazing friends from around the world, many of whom come from India. When I heard that the India Club was holding a party for Diwali, I decided to join some friends and practice my Indian dance moves! After many hours of preparation and suiting up in our Kurtas/Saris, we rocked the house at Diwali and had an amazing night!
Looking forward, we have the Santa Pub Crawl, an exchange with Fudan University in Shanghai and many, many more Muffin Days
Looking forward to terms 2 and 3!