It's Not How Many Times You Get Knocked Down...

| 2 Comments's how many times you get back up.

At least, that's what my Dad always told me. And he was right about a lot of things.

T&B's sometime contributor Vinayak has a bad news/good news kinda post over at his site. I admire the grace with which he accepts some bad news on acceptance to Econ PhD programs; which, to me, is the good news. With all the Sturm und Drang surrounding things like this, it's good to see someone have an honestly reflective moment, and not come out feeling like it's the edge of a cliff.

If it helps, Vinayak, I currently work with a guy whose current highest degree is from the same program you're soon to leave. There is no one here who can doubt his skills and talent. Congrats on making it this far.


:) Thanks for all your help through this process Ian. I'll keep you posted on whats going on. Its also about time I come back to T&B for some writing!

Good luck for next time, Vinayak. I sometimes
wonder whether the same knowledge could not
be gained through a good library and a good
bookshop. Why does a university need to have
a monopoly in awarding Phds? After all one of
the best thing you get after joining a university
is the library card.


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