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The Best Business School In The World

February 17th, 2009 » Comments (0)

I was talking to a chap over the weekend who is interested in one day starting his own business, but first he thinks he needs to learn about business and ideally he’d like to do so at, as he put it "one of the best business schools in the world". Now regular readers will know […]



Read A Book And Get An MBA?

May 16th, 2008 » Comments (11)

YoungGoGetter has a post titled 3 Reasons To Skip Getting Your MBA written by Ryan Stephens which suggest three reasons why Ryan thinks you should skip obtaining your MBA. I don’t agree with his reasoning, particularly his third point: I’m in too much of a hurry to waste time getting an MBA, when I could […]



What Should Be In An MBA For Entrepreneurs?

April 14th, 2008 » Comments (6)

Scott Shane asks What Should MBA Programs Teach Aspiring Entrepreneurs? The university that he teaches at is currently redesigning the their MBA and Scott would like to see them add an entrepreneurship track that teaches students what entrepreneurs think that a person should learn in an MBA program. So he asks: Should an entrepreneurship program […]



Ivy League MBA – No Better

February 6th, 2008 » Comments (1)

An American company SurePayroll has recently conducted a survey of entrepreneurs asking: MBA Degree: Waste of Money for Would-Be Entrepreneurs? Not surprisingly 70 percent of the small business owners who took part in the survey responded that an MBA degree isn’t a big factor in determining entrepreneurial success. What caught my eye however was this […]



Strategy Business Thinking With An MBA

December 4th, 2007 » Comments (5)

Rob at BusinessPundit recently asked “Who needs an MBA?” and a comment by Andy Swan caught my attention, he says: The strategic thinking aspect of an MBA is worthless. Why? Because it is EXACTLY the same strategic thinking that your competitors are using. Think of business like a poker game or trading the stock market…if […]



No Needed For An MBA?

December 1st, 2007 » Comments (0)

Rob at BusinessPundit recently asked “Who needs an MBA?” based on an article by the NY Times that refers to The Economist saying: There is a rising reaction against management theory, according to The Economist. A new book by the management expert Gary Hamel, “The Future of Management,” notes that several well-known executives of hot […]



Is The MBA Relevant To Entrepreneurs?

November 16th, 2007 » Comments (7)

I’ve recently come across a numbers of posts discussing the value of an MBA today. Innovation Zen suggests MBAs are overrated saying: I am sceptical about the value of MBAs. and referring to an article on Insider CRM that claims to provide proof M.B.A.s are overrated, based upon comments mane by “20 people who are […]



How To Motivate Employees

October 26th, 2007 » Comments (3)

The lease is about to run out on a rental property of mine and I’d like to know if the tenants are planning to stay. So I phoned the agent I use to let the property last Thursday and asked them to chase it up. A week later and I’ve not heard back, so I […]



MBA Subjects

August 19th, 2007 » Comments (0)

The MBA (Masters of Business Administration) is a generalist qualification, designed to widen the horizons of business professionals. It takes into account all the major functions and practises of a business, including: Production and marketing of goods and services. Finance procedures. The economic and legal environment and the social framework. Accounting, quantitative methods and management […]



The MBA For Entrepreneurs

August 17th, 2007 » Comments (0)

While writing the post Selling To The Supermarkets in which I suggested the hiring of an MBA or MBA student aid in the evaluation a business decision, it occurred to me that many small businesses are unaware of the techniques taught on an MBA course. While few small business owners or entrepreneurs may wish or […]