It's a new dawn. It's a new day. It's a new life.


The lyrics to Feeling Good tell us, "It's a new dawn. It's a new day. It's a new life." I'm sure this is what, once again, many of us are looking forward to with the dawn of 2011.

For those of us running on an academic calendar, such as business school students, we get another chance for a "new year". On June 17th 2011, I graduate from the Kellogg School. With the end so clearly in sight, the urge is to make preparations for it. What else is there that we want to accomplish before returning to the "real world"? What do we want to learn? Who do we want to meet?

For me, my focus over the next few months will be to "flesh out" PreScouter, the business that I've been working on while I've been at business school.
  • Delivering on our promises to our initial customers, ensuring they are satisfied with what we provide
  • Developing a repeatable sales model for getting new customers
  • Determining a financing plan to keep things going until there is a sustainable level of revenue
  • Developing the product further, to create more value for the target customer 
This means not taking partaking in many of the other things one could be doing while at a school such as Kellogg. These include loading up on five courses a quarter, partying until 2am at the Keg every Tuesday night and throwing myself into extracurriculars. However, we all have different priorities leading up to graduation!