Practical Knowledge + Great storytelling = Awesomeness!
I am always very skeptical about people from pure academic world teaching business lessons. For Ms Pamela, there were no chance of second guess. She is an entrepreneur, ran a business successfully with an impressive resume. The class was positively charged from first hour - with active participation and lively discussions during class, presentations and breakout sessions. More than the actual topic itself (M&A and Corporate restructuring) I personally enjoyed the useful tips we received from Pamela during the whole 4 days session. The best thing about her teaching was that she didn't restricted her lecture on a pre-defined syllabus centric way. She evaluated our potential and interests and modified the curriculum . All topics were covered, but along with addressing our needs and interests. She also evaluated our cognitive level and adjusted her delivery accordingly.
I always enjoy group presentations, specially when my old group-mates Gabriel, Serene, Susan and Jason is there. Cases were amazingly interesting and current. I mostly enjoyed the Disney-Pixar M&A case.
We also enjoyed the 'things to lookout for' in case of M&A and JV. The course content was always practical application oriented.
Top of everything Pamela's stage presence is undoubtedly awesome. She is a great storyteller and her method of learning by hands on problem solving rocks!
One of the most enjoyed module of ETEN so far.