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Saturday, May 10, 2008

"Oro en Paz, Fierro en Guerra" or "Gold in Peace, Iron in War"

The short trip to San Francisco went much better than I expected. Though flying 10 hours each way only to spend 24 hours in the beautiful city meant I didn't get much sleep or rest, apart from the consolation that Virgin Atlantic's upper class seatbed was reasonably comfortable, I am almost happy with the flying visit. 'Almost' because I don't know the outcome yet even if the interview went well. And then, not all interviews that go well come out with the expected results! The group I interviewed for is a Technology Venture start-up group within a very large corporation so the spirit there is very entrepreneurial with strong teamwork and a lot of opportunities to learn new things and grow in the role. And, SFO is full of biotech and pharma companies that my wife should be able to land a job pretty easily. Ah well, no point dreaming too much until I can be sure.

On the first day, I was able to catch up for dinner with a couple of Haas students who came on an exchange programme to HEC. This turned out to be a good opportunity to learn about SFO, living costs, lifestyle, etc. And, the next day, after my interview and a quick tour of the job site, I was free to roam around SFO until my car picked me up to go to the airport so shown below are some pictures I took. And, please keep your fingers crossed for me - this MBA & PhD fella really needs a job now; Merci! :-)



  • Woah woah, what happened to London or Paris? San Francisco is cool too, for sure :)

    Whoever these guys are, they'll be LUCKY if they can have you! best of luck...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:43 pm  

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