The competition was intense and it was impossible to stop obsessively monitoring our rank against other teams while the simulation ran from Monday afternoon to Friday afternoon and as the title says, this project completely took over my life this past week. My only consolation, if that, was that everyone else in class was equally addicted.
Apart from being fun, the project also reinforced some valuable lessons such as:
5) Kiwis are very smart birds (the class knows what I’m talking about)
4) Do your homework and plan well
3) Be proactive
3) Do not get too drunk on your position when you are at the top
1) Having the right strategy is way more important than putting in long hours
To RohmHaas & OpsNinjas: Congratulations on a job well done and watch out because we are coming to take away your spot.
To the incoming class: You are in for an absolute treat in the third term. My only advice to you is - pick your teams wisely. More than anything, you need people who will forgive you for making stupid mistakes.
This week we need to complete the second part of the simulation and clearly all the teams are geared up for another round of competition prepared with the insights gained from last week. I can’t wait to see which team will win. Of course, I’m hoping it’ll be mine.
Good luck all!