I have an MBA. I love my MBA. If I went back to school, I’d earn another MBA.
With that said, I’ve come to the conclusion that my MBA hates start-ups, new ventures, entrepreneurs, etc.
My MBA thinks that Southwest Airlines, Dell, Apple, Home Depot, GE, and the other fortune 500 companies were all achieved through beautifully designed business models, strategic visionaries, a competitive advantage, a relentless focus on cost, yati, yati, yati, yati. My MBA thinks you walk out of the classroom and into the next “Google-Plex", created overnight through superior leadership and guidance.
In reality, you walk out of the classroom and into your garage. You work. You test. You evaluate. And then you do it again and again and again….
My MBA hates this reality.