But this post isn't about that, it's about people suddenly introduced to Oxbridge peeps. I'm one of those people who have always been around people from Oxford or Cambridge university. I never went to either university other than jumping over walls late at night.
Oxbridgey people usually:
- are confident
- make the correct decisions apparently effortlessly
- are in the right place with the right contacts
- know when to say "i don't know" and when to bullshit
- know when others are bullshitting
It's taken me a while to get used to, but the only way I've found to deal with this natural response to the those smug Oxbridge bastards is to take it slowly, concentrate on what you think the important problems are, be over-ready to stay "I don't know" and never, ever, bullshit (except in blog posts).
*Other european countries seem to sidestep this issue by not having these mega-elite establishments - talent gets spread a little more.