Monday, February 25, 2008

The delicate chemistry of the crowd

From the slow start, last week picked up in both pace and mood. By Friday, and the arrival of the new Henley-Based MBA intake, things were at full pelt.

It's very interesting how every new cohort, despite bearing so many similarities to one another (age, geography, industry and workshop agenda tend not to vary across the year), has developed its own distinct personality by lunchtime on the first day. There must be an almost chemical reaction, unseen by those it involves, that produces a slightly different formula each time.

The temptation would be to say something such as 'this intake reminds me of...' but that would preclude the almost certain possibility that this intake is of its own making, forming its own story, and quite like ones we've seen before. Let's see where it goes from here.

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