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In Closing…Thank you One and All…

by on March 11, 2010

It has been a pleasure to be part of the MSIM 2011 cohort. Over the course of the last ten weeks, I have gotten to know 42 beautiful minds. Each of you has been kind, courteous, and gracious with your ideas. I will forever cherish my experience in this class. As we end class, I will take the next few days to reflect on what I have learned from each of you. Here are just a few bullet points that stick in my mind about each of you. I have left the names out (but you can guess who is who…)

  • Your dream of changing the plight of working women in the Middle East
  • How you want to combine your interest in information management with public policy, economics, and law
  • Discussions about entrepreneurship in India.
  • Your viewpoints in class. Especially your knack for asking pointed and nteresting questions in class.
  • Discussions and debates on the competitive value of IT
  • Discussions on complexity of non-profit boards
  • Outlining strategies for growing technology organizations in the face of adversity
  • Strategizing the value of outsourcing
  • Sharing views on life as an expatriate
  • Discussions on life as an international student and the value proposition of the IM degree
  • Love for photography
  • Building business models for sustainability
  • Interest in prediction markets and the management of ideas
  • The role of management in promoting creativity and innovation in organizations (especially, in cultures where hierarchal power is revered)
  • The management of IT projects and what we might learn from the movie business
  • The use of IT to facilitate global education
  • The role of social media in organizations
  • The challenges of government and large organizations

I hope to continue to get to know each of you as you progress through the MSIM program. You are the future managers and leaders of our societies and I have great faith in your abilities to do great things and make the world a better place.

In closing, thank you for the opportunity to work with each of you. I hope we leave the class with positive experiences and goodwill.

One Comment
  1. Deepti Shah permalink

    Thank you so much Kevin:

    1. Putting in efforts and time to go through our class assignments, giving timely feedback and lots of other things.
    2. Considering us future managers and imbuing leadership skills in us.

    I look forward to the Change Management class.

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