I’ve realized that most college classes bore the heck out of me. So when the really memorable classes come along, I should share them. Today was one of those classes- maybe the best one of those classes.
Strategic Management and Leadership. It’s only the 2nd week of school, no one knows what’s going on still and we have to discuss our first management case today. The hypothetical case presented was the story of Robin Hood.
Our teacher (who is one of the most naturally funny men I have ever met) makes us role play. Robin Hood, Friar John… the works. It was a mess. I have no idea what we got out of it or what even we were supposed to get out of it. No one knew where we were, or what was happening- our teacher even admitted failure. But it was hilarious.
Here is a sample conversation:
Teach: ROBIN, WHAT’S YOUR GOAL?
Robin Hood: I steal from the rich and give to the poor
Teach: SO TO BE MORE SUCCESSFUL WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO?
Robin Hood: Steal from the rich and give to the poor.
Student B: What is our goal for this exercise?
Teach: WILL- WHAT’S YOUR ROLE?
Will Scarlet: Why do you keep calling me Will?
Teach: WHAT’S YOUR NAME?
Will Scarlet: George.
Teach: BUT YOUR CHARACTER IS WILL.
Student B: Will this be on the test?
Teach: NO THIS WILL NOT BE ON THE TEST. WHY AM I YELLING?
And then… the mother of all great classroom moments…. to keep going with the Robin Hood theme and to hit it home… my teacher played this video:
It’s a great day to be a marketing minor 🙂