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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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Success, Productivity & Education

Our goal is to help improve education on behalf of high-performing students. All too often topics such as success, productivity and education are considered separately. Sometimes, as is the case with today’s post, they intersect. When interrelated topics come together benefits are realized. Which is to say, as a current or prospective MBA student, you […]

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The World Favors Those Who Learn

Last week, I wrote about advancing in a world of uncertainty. While the world is no less certain this week, I have been thinking a lot more about education. Education is usually top of mind for me, but recently has become a recurring topic at work and home. Here are some takeaways I wanted to […]

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How to Advance When The World’s in Flux

I am writing this post in the afternoon prior to the first Presidential debate. This is an exciting and less obvious time in everyone’s life . It’s 44 days until the Presidential Election in the United States. Never in America’s history has there been a more disjointed, if not dysfunctional, election. Unrelated to this, during […]

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What Really Happens When Students Rate Teachers?

It seems intuitive that students learn more from professors who receive high ratings from other students. However, new research called “Studies in Educational Evaluation” proves the opposite. Students do not learn more from professors with higher ratings. Commonly known as “student evaluations of teaching” or “SET” in academics, a new study finds that student reviews […]

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Past Behavior Equals Future Performance

Interviewing Applicants is Better Than Evaluating Someone on Paper, But Real-World Tests Are The Best Indicators of Future Performance and Success. During the course of my 20-year career I have learned and put to the test a few universal truths. One, which was recently tried again and proved to be correct, relates to improving recruitment […]

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What Supreme Court Decision on Affirmative Action Means for Military Students

We decided to cover two perspectives (combined into one post) on the recent SCOTUS decision to expand upon the definition of Affirmative Action (AA) at UT Austin last week. One is our opinion of key takeaways following the landmark decision, the other gives more of a personal perspective on how Affirmative Action in Higher Education […]

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Do Officers Struggle With Transition?

In a Military-to-Civilian Transitioners group with almost 20K members I belong to on LinkedIn, I read a recent post on Why Commissioned Officers Struggle in Transition. We have been serving commissioned military officers and NCOs for the past 12 years and transition has been a recurring topic during this time. The author of the post (who’s […]

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Going Deeper on School Rankings

When should you use crossover rankings and exclusivity on lists? Both Bloomberg and Princeton Review have published their 2016 undergraduate b-school rankings. I realize these are not MBA specific. However, many Top 20 undergrad business schools also appear on lists of the best MBA schools. Many of these schools also appear in our rankings for […]

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