This is the fourth of a series of posts as a part of my daily blogging journey. The goal is simple – write and post daily for as long as I can or $\geq 60$ days. Longer articles have been moved to “Essays”. To receive updates as and when I post something new, make sure you subscribe to my newsletter. Without further ado, let’s get started.
I want to talk about dating, IPO, and MBA today. Let’s first talk about MBA. This evening I submitted a 250-word essay as a part of the interview process for IIM Bangalore. I was required to submit the essay within 30 minutes. The personal interview (PI) itself is scheduled for 27th February. I expected the interviews to be in March but at least I will not be required to travel to Kolkata because it is to be held over Zoom.
Since I’m a very lazy wasteman, I waited until 16:30 to get a shower, and then get ready for the WAT (Written Ability Test). You might ask, “Well, what were you doing till then?” I don’t know, man. Time just flies. Fortunately, I managed to log in to start the exam on time. I bought this suit and shirt, in case we had in-person interviews.
Needless to say, I did not feel to need to put on my trousers or shoes. The essay was on a familiar topic, so it went fine. The WAT is supposed to be 10% of the final score. We’ll see what happens. I’m kind of nervous for the personal interview itself. It makes up about 30% of the final score, if I recall correctly. Anyway, I’ll write a post after the interview. Subscribe to the newsletter if you want to be informed as soon as I write it.
Next, let’s talk about dating. I think being in love is a lovely feeling. I’m single, and singles out there might have different opinions regarding dating, and human connection in general. Well, I respect your opinion but for this article, you’ll have to take what I say. Tough luck, xD. Yeah, so I was talking about dating. This evening for some reason YouTube thought it was okay to recommend me a video about dating by a Harvard University professor.
She mainly talks about how human connections, or the seeking out of partners started quite a long time ago. She goes on to argue that with many of us having our phones with us almost always, nowadays, we prefer texting to phone calls. I second that argument. I dislike phone calls myself, and it feels as if my fingers can type faster than I can speak, lol. She then goes on to say that the advent of mobile phone has accelerated everything, and consequently dating did not escape the wave.
She argues that online dating like many other form of human attachment has been hastened because of the pandemic. Sure, online revolution in dating was coming anyway but the pandemic made it faster, sort of preponed, if you will. As I was watching that the news of Bumble IPO and its CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd becoming the world’s youngest self-made billionaire started trending. To add icing on the cake, she is also the youngest woman to take a company public.
Naturally, I downloaded and signed up for Bumble. No, hear me out. I know my chances, and I’m confident about my chances of meeting people online being zero. But, the app is amazingly well made. Its UI is one of the best that I’ve come across. So, truly amazing app. Would I pay ₹4000 for the lifetime membership? Well, no. But, yeah the app is really well made. That’s the whole point.
In addition to that, the CEO herself is an inspiration to many women around the world. I mean a billion dollars is a lot of money. In addition to that running a company truly requires focus and determination. Trust me, I’ve read. I certainly hope that she’s not the last, and that many more young women around the world would do amazing things.
Thanks for reading up to this point. I’ll watch “The Boys” now. Tomorrow is a Saturday, so I’ll breathe tonight. Okay, bye. Take care. And as always, I hope you get rich.
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