The first thing that struck me about London Business School is the diversity of the student body. For instance, in my study group, we have an Australian and a Thai management consultant, a Greek entrepreneur, a Brazilian banker, a Canadian marketing manager, and me, an Indian/British doctor. Imagine this group brainstorming and trying to figure out the weighted average cost of capital of an airline company and then later heading off to the pub to chill out – a truly extraordinary experience!
London is not new to me. I have been here for a few years but experiencing it all over again as a student is different and great fun. One of the events that I really enjoyed was the Santa Pub Crawl – 400+ LBS students walking on the streets of London dressed as Santas, Elves, and Reindeers!
There is an interesting story about how I first came to know about Santa Pub Crawl. Four years ago, I was having dinner with my wife in London and we saw hundreds of Santas doing a pub crawl. I asked one of the Santas and found out that it was an LBS event. I had no plans to go to business school at that time. Little did I know that I would be doing the same four years later!