Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Embarking on a Marathon (of sorts)

Anyone who is taking, or has taken, Business 2257 at the University of Western Ontario knows what time of year it is. It's time that feasibility projects are due. (Image: Ivey course page) As hard as we have been working over the past month, especially the past two weeks, here we are. About to stay up all night finishing a project that is tediously tricky. I guess we should have expected this.

This isn't the first late night working on this project, but heading into this meeting I know that the sun will be on its way up by the time we're finished. The sun might even be halfway across the sky by the time we finish. I don't know how it is that we all end up in this situation, but it is quite funny that it happens every year.

The Business Feasibility Project, in which we create and evaluate a business venture, is something of a social enigma. On the surface it is very simple and straight-forward, but there are always set-backs for every group and sooner or later we're all in Weldon the night before it is due. I'm starting to think that there's a conspiracy theory here aimed at breaking us down by driving us to this point. How else would it happen year after year?

Maybe students really are that predictable. I'd like to think that I'm a bit more unique and that there is really a conspiracy, but the reality is that we all end up here because we all under estimate the project. Time to go get this done.