True or False: BS Can Lead You Into The Promised Land
When I got my feedback from my mentor, I was initially disappointed because he essentially told me that I have been settling for mediocrity. Using Prof. Borromeo's words, my performance has been "blah." OK, I get it.
However, I've had the chance to ruminate on that feedback session and I thought that he made a lot of sense-- if I've been settling in my comfort zone, then there's really no point in giving me an impressive feedback. I thought, well, at least that feedback has been relative to what I could do and my potential.
Now the nasty part: After a few days, I got wind of some other people's feedback and I'm just dumbfounded. Some classmates who I thought were either so-so or a BS-machine (and I know they aren't really stellar) had a higher watch grade than me. Now, I don't want to sound like a whiner but I share on of my classmate's sentiments that the watch grades ride too much on perception and professor recall.
Now, all this has made me come to the conclusion that shoveling crap can actually get you somewhere. However, I'm not inclined to take that route since it is against my personal beliefs. Also, I'd rather fail doing my thing than get good marks doing something not attuned to my values.
However, in a very competitive and pressure packed environment, being too idealistic (and to a certain degree proud and inflexible) can be the thing that puts you in the bottom rung, or even give you your ticket out of business school. So the question now is: To BS or Not To BS?