It’s a Long Way to the Top
See below. Found on LL.M Guide, a website advertising LL.Ms. One student made a strong plea in favour of our LL.M. in Liege. This triggered disagreement on the forum, with a respondent rightly arguing that I am not a “leading competition scholar” (as opposed to other “gods” of competition law, amongst which the amazingly good and esteemed Prof. Richard Whish).
Anyway, the funny thing is that I have thought a lot in the past weeks as to how I could improve my way of doing business. At this stage, my conclusion is that I need to refocus a little on things that really matter. To this end, I am facing a number of options on which I would certainly love feedback from my readers.
As far as time management is concerned – am running on scarce resources – shall I
- Stop the blog?;
- Quit GCLC?;
- Quit the new born BSC?;
- Surrender the Direction of the Liege Institute for European Legal Studies?
- Quit other courses which I give on an occasional basis (EDHEC in France, MGIMO in Russia, etc.)
- Stop organizing conferences
As to the selection of my areas of scientific interest, shall I:
- Keep an interest in the various areas of competition enforcement (101, 102 and merger control) or focus only on a micro area of EU competition law?
- Keep following Belgian and French competition laws, in parallel to EU competition law?
- Start writing papers in English only, or continue my 50/50 balance between contributions in French and English?
Happy to get your feedback on the above.
Nota: The picture above is taken from one of the greatest rock LPs of all time (source here). This LP features the title “It’s a long way to the top”, which has one of the most addictive and catchy riffs I have ever heard.