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From times to times there's this recurring topic which pop up on BOS (Business of Software forum)
Tarek@Sunsoft.fr - Casablanca / Dubai / Paris
It's not exactly what you learn that is important, it's a state of mind. You learn how to be inquisitive, how to research, how to think about things, how to process information.
In reply to Daniel Rimmelzwaan:
Agree with your inputs, but being able to be inquisitive, having good research, problem solving skills, being analytical is something which is also taught at engineering schools or even entirely self-taught trough experiences and reading books.
So all the video is saying is that when you're a small shop and want to keep it that way, you really don't need an MBA to manage the business, unless you're doing big things, ie opening a factory in China, being in charge of rolling out a restaurant chain.
Personally I think the single best thing being a MBA alumni brings you is the networking, for landing your next job or for contract opportunities you can always rely on your good old university buddies
Disclaimer : Peace & Respect to all the MBAs holder out here ;-) The last thing I want here is this thread to end up as a MBA flame post, it was not meat to be.