Why get an MBA

A coworker asked me as we were walking out of the office late one night why I was bothering with an MBA. This was a debate I’d held for years before finally deciding last year to apply. I pointed to each of the offices that lined the exterior of the building and counted, “MBA, MBA, … Continue reading Why get an MBA

Market Failures and the MBA

I’m one week into a graduate level economics class, and my professor published this announcement. Most of the work is via the software and my role is to guide you and to work on enhancing your intuition via the discussion. Basically the software is your teacher and every student has a private teacher, the software. … Continue reading Market Failures and the MBA

Traditional and modern marketing

Though I have spent most of my career in marketing, I finally took my first real marketing class in the spring 2018 semester of my MBA. 30 of us paid a collective $60,000 to learn the 4 P’s, market research techniques, how to write a business plan, and a dozen other interesting concepts. I enjoyed … Continue reading Traditional and modern marketing

Figure and Ground and Focus

The trouble with email is that it is flat. Important and unimportant emails alike are marked in the same binary way (read or unread), occupy the same rectangular screen space, and are usually sorted together in a chronological jumble. Of course, assiduous tagging of spam, the occasional admonishment of a chronic CCer, and prudent folder … Continue reading Figure and Ground and Focus