Using Counter Intuition

Is there ever a time to go against better judgment? The answer, I have discovered, is yes there are times when it is acceptable to go against what seems to be better judgment. Recently, I have put a lot on my plate. I am building one business, maintaining another and planning a startup. This is […]

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MBA Becoming Opportunity for Entrepreneurs

More Entrepreneurs Are Obtaining MBA Degrees MBAs Used To Start or Grow A Business Entrepreneurship Demand to obtain MBA degrees for the purpose of initiating entrepreneurial careers is at an all-time high. Key Takeaways on the Opportunity: Article – According to the Graduate Management Admissions Council, who own and operate the GMAT, one quarter of […]

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One Improvement Colleges Need That Adds Immediate Value To Education

Higher Education That Works Why do we restructure learning when we know simple, proven methods return value to students? Last Friday, I attended a Senior Project Expo for my son who will graduate in mid-June as a Mechanical Engineer from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, CA. My son has worked on a designing and […]

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The Portfolio Career Option

Recommended for Young Milennials Early On in Their Careers I recently read a game-changing book by Charles Handy called, “The Empty Raincoat”. Because the book was ground breaking and ahead of its time, it consistently appears as one the best-selling business books of all time. Although it was originally published in 1994, Handy correctly predicts […]

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Graduates Should Resist Temptations and Find Jobs They’ll Like

Beware The Lure of Passion and Securing A Dream Job… A More Sensible Approach for Graduates Is To Find A Job You Will Like. We all know there is a generational shift underway with jobs and millennials, but it’s not what most people think. Contrary to conventional thought and popular opinion, the Millennial generation does […]

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Value of Security Clearances On the Rise

I listened to a story last week on Sirius radio and downloaded a podcast on NPR* about security clearances. My take is that the value of security clearances is on the rise for current and former military. My opinion is partly based upon increased demand due to the current administration’s proposed, significant investment in military […]

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Will 10% Increase in Military Budget Mean More Education Spending?

Trickle Down Economics of Education According to Reuters, the White House has put in place a “historic increase in defense spending to rebuild the depleted military resources of the United States.” Specifically, the President’s budget recommends, “increasing defense spending by $54 billion or 10 percent.” “The defense boost would be balanced by slashing the same amount […]

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Will MBA Schools Will Make America Great Again?

I would like to begin by advocating for more military leaders in MBA programs. I know it’s what we do, but here is why it makes sense. With international students soon to be on the decline, military applicants are the MBA world’s best connection to global cultures and economies. Because they work for the largest […]

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#1 Habit to Develop Post-MBA

Six weeks ago, I wrote about the value of creating an ongoing habit of self-education. Which, in 2016, some experts predicted was #1 habit for the 21st Century Entrepreneur and I translated into #1 Habit to Learn in Bschool. I want to pickup on this topic again and cover it more completely in 2017. As […]

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State of Industry Report on MBA Education

Over a year ago, I emailed more than 50 bschools we work with an open invitation to offer their opinions on where the future of business education was headed. Only a couple of bschools responded. I continue to see evidence mounting that the 115-year old MBA program needs to be restructured.  As I have said […]

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#1 Habit to Learn in BSchool

Why getting into the habit of challenging what you learn make so much sense. I am excited about today’s post. It covers a beneficial habit that will allow you to apply more knowledge when it comes to learning. Even better, it will give you a decisive edge on performance while you’re in school and later […]

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The Only Road To Live In Times Like These

There is much uncertainty, controversy and a lot of noise surrounding the election and its outcome. However, just as with the outcome of the election and many of the sporting events that happened this weekend and recently which have made history, certainty of outcomes are impossible to predict. I believe we all have personal, and/or […]

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Connect Events, Tell Stories, Get Jobs

Last time out, I wrote about how the definition of success and productivity are changing in business settings because of our hyperlinked world. I also mentioned the importance of teaching in the form of ‘narratives’ when evaluating academics at a school. Namely, how MBA students benefit from professors who can take research and explain it […]

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