This post is a little late. A whole month, in fact. Everyone learned a lot in that last week, including but not limited to predatory pricing, different organizational structures, incentives, control systems, a review of strategies like multinational and retrenchment, centralized and decentralized management, hiring employees, human resource planning, and much more.
Looking back, I really learned so much at Stanford, but many of the things I learned weren't academic. I learned a lot about other cultures, different types of people, interacting in a college like setting, and making friends with total strangers.
That's not it though. I overcame personal obstacles, and did things I never thought I could.
The experiences that I've had here at Stanford will stick with me probably forever. First of all, I'd like to thank everyone who helped me out financially. Without you, I wouldn't have been able to attend. I'd also like to thank our mentors and professors, for their hard work and for taking their time to help educate high school students over the summer. I'd like to thank everyone that I met and made friends with who made that month a positive growing experience. Thanks for the fun and laughs. I'd like to thank my parents for everything that they did to help me get there. I'd especially like to thank my mom for not squeezing me for too long so I could get on the plane. Lastly, I'd like to thank Chocolate, the man who had it all figured out. The man who prepared meal after meal for a bunch of messy teens. The man who will one day inspire millions.