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Today is my first day as a student of “the most important university in the world” (according to this article): MIT.

I am here to take the MIT Sloan Executive Education EDP (Entrepreneurship Development Program).

Faculty: William Aulet, Elaine Chen, Scott Keating, Paul Maeder, Matt Marx, John McEleney, Fiona Murray, Katie Rae, Edward Roberts, Antoinette Schoar, Scott Stern, Catherine Tucker

Getting up at 4 am and braving the flu outbreak in Boston and the cold weather including a frozen Charles River (not like it is less cold in NY anyway), I arrived from NY this morning in an early flight, and after checking in at the Marriot, I went to a luncheon at the Towne Stove and Spirits restaurant sponsored by Ken Morse.

The rest of the day has been registering, introductions, organization (with a DJ and nice catering service with sweets, open bar, vegetarian sushi and Middle Eastern food), competition, and team formation. People from 36 countries, fully packed week ahead. MIT, here we go!