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  • The most lucrative seven-figure MBA degrees

    10/14/2014 2:29:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    FORTUNE ^ | 10/14/2014 | John A. Byrne
    (Poets&Quants) — What’s an MBA degree really worth? And how much more money does an MBA from Harvard, Stanford, or Wharton get you over a career than one from Texas A&M, Ohio State, or the University of Iowa?Those are questions that perplex and confound many deciding whether to get the degree and, if so, where to get it from. Not everyone can get into the most highly selective business schools. So many candidates have to face the question over whether it’s worth getting the MBA from a second- or even third-tier school.A new analysis done exclusively for Poets&Quants by...
  • The gun supremacists' folly (barf alert)

    04/28/2014 3:16:55 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 42 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 28 apr 2014 | E.J. Dionne,Jr
    Have we gone stark raving mad? The question is brought to mind by the new gun law signed last week in Georgia by Gov. Nathan Deal. You might have thought that since the United States couldn't possibly have more permissive firearms laws than it does now, nothing more could be done to coddle the gun lobby and tip the balance of our statutes away from law enforcement. Alas, you would be wrong. The creativity of the National Rifle Association and other organizations devoted to establishing conditions in which every man, woman and child in our nation will have to be...
  • Joan Walsh - 2013: The year in whiteness

    12/30/2013 8:55:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Salon ^ | December 30, 2013 | Joan Walsh, editor-at-large
    From Phil Robertson to Megyn Kelly, peddling white grievance became a bigger, crazier, more lucrative racket. Maybe it was the very fact of enjoying a wonderful Christmas with my family and friends, against the manufactured backlash to a nonexistent War on Christmas, that let me appreciate the perilous mental state of a small but noisy and paranoid swath of white America. Somehow over the holiday it became clear: 2013 was the year white grievance mongering became an uglier and even more lucrative racket. Fox News has been peddling the phony War on Christmas for years, of course, but it...
  • MBA Students Are Totally Deluded About How Much Money They'll Make

    07/18/2013 8:22:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/18/2013 | Max Nisen
    Many would-be MBAs expect a salary after graduation that's far in excess of what they can hope for. The average US MBA student expects to earn $140,000 on graduating, a 240% increase from the average current pre-enrollment salary of $58,000, according to a survey by QS TopMBA.com, The reality? Payscale puts the median for grads with 4 or less years of experience at $55,779, and $71,920 for those with 5-9 years. Graduates of top schools can usually still expect 6 figures. MBA salaries have been flat for some time now as graduates price themselves out of many industries, traditionally lucrative...
  • Bushs legacy keeps getting worse [Author has terminal Bush Derangement Syndrome........]

    04/26/2013 6:19:21 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 23 replies
    Bushs legacy keeps getting worse By Eugene Robinson, Published: April 25 In retrospect, George W. Bushs legacy doesnt look as bad as it did when he left office. It looks worse. I join the nation in congratulating Bush on the opening of his presidential library in Dallas. Like many people, I find it much easier to honor, respect and even like the man now that hes no longer in the White House. But anyone tempted to get sentimental should remember the actual record of the man who called himself The Decider. Begin with the indelible stain that one of...
  • Maureen Dowd: The Oscar for Best Fabrication

    02/17/2013 8:57:24 PM PST · by seanmerc · 30 replies
    New York Times ^ | 16 Feb 2013 | Maureen Dowd
    I SAW Argo with Jerry Rafshoon, who was a top aide to President Carter during the Iranian hostage crisis, when six Americans escaped and were given sanctuary for three months by courageous Canadian diplomats. We were watching a scene where a C.I.A. guy cant get through to Hamilton Jordan, Carters chief of staff, to sign off on plane tickets for the escaping hostages, so he pretends to be calling from the school where Jordans kids go. Hamilton wasnt married then and didnt have any kids, Jerry whispered, inflaming my pet peeve about filmmakers who make up facts in stories about...
  • Columbia B-school's Glenn Hubbard: Is an MBA worth it?

    02/11/2013 7:45:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Fortune ^ | 02/12/2013 | John A. Byrne
    If Columbia Business School Dean Glenn Hubbard were to advise his McKinsey-bound son on where to get his MBA, Hubbard says there are only four or five programs that he would recommend. He declines to mention the schools by name, but you can rest assured that Columbia would be on the list along with Harvard, Stanford, and Wharton. That leaves a lot of very good schools off the list. Hubbard is an economist by training. He joined Columbia in 1988, after beginning his teaching career at Northwestern. He was chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers under President George Bush...
  • For Newly Minted M.B.A.s, a Smaller Paycheck Awaits

    01/07/2013 7:04:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 01/07/2013 | Ruth Simon
    Like many students, Steve Vonderweidt hoped that a master's degree in business administration would open doors to a new job with a higher paycheck. But now, about eight months after receiving his M.B.A. from the University of Louisville, Mr. Vonderweidt, 36 years old, hasn't been able to find a job in the private sector, and continues to work as an administrator at a social-service agency that helps Louisville residents obtain food stamps, health care and other assistance. He is saddled with about $75,000 in student-loan debtmuch of it from graduate school. "It was a really great program," says Mr. Vonderweidt....
  • M.B.A. Pop Quiz: Are You Employable?

    01/03/2013 6:57:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 01/-3/2013 | By MELISSA KORN
    Want to get into business school? Be employable. As schools focus more attention on their job-placement numbers, several M.B.A. programs are now bringing in career-services staff to evaluate candidates for admission and set expectations for prospective students on what the school can, and can't, do in an uncertain job market. Business schools have long considered applicants' career goals, though admissions staff rarely sought input from the career office on whether a particular candidate's aims were realistic. But when the financial crisis upended the banking sector and sure-thing jobs on Wall Street disappeared, schools began formally tying input (applicants) to output...
  • What Harvard Business School Actually Does For You

    12/26/2012 7:25:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/26/2012 | Wall Street Oasis
    The admissions department at Harvard Business School asked me to write a reflection on my first semester for the Class of 2015 pre-matriculation blog. Heres what I sent in. I hope it gives an insight into what Ive experienced the last four months. In summary, Im loving every moment. Come visit me in the Spring semester if youd like to see HBS for yourself! A Letter to the HBS Class of 2015 A Review of the First Semester of Harvard Business School By Ryan Allis, Class of 2014, Section F ____________________________ December 17, 2012 Dear Future Friend, Congratulations on getting...
  • Stanford MBA price tag hits $185K: Highest in the world

    12/10/2012 7:29:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Fortune ^ | 12/10/2012 | John A. Byrne
    Stanford's Graduate School of Business has leapfrogged the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and Columbia Business School to become the most expensive two-year MBA program in the world, according to an analysis by Poets&Quants. This year, Stanford is telling applicants that estimated cost of its two-year, full-time MBA program is a whopping $185,054, a new record. That is some $18,242 more than Stanford said it would cost an MBA student only two years ago, when Columbia was the school with the most expensive MBA program in the world. At that time, Columbia estimated that the cost to attend its MBA...
  • E.J. Dionne: Romney doesn't try to defend his proposals, because he can't

    10/15/2012 7:25:45 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | October 15, 2012 | By E.J. Dionne Jr.
    As he tries to engineer a comeback in this week's presidential debate, President Barack Obama needs to recognize two things. First, when it comes to politics, Mitt Romney treats himself as a product, not a person. Second, Republicans cannot defend their proposals in terms that are acceptable to a majority of voters. Romney, Ryan and the entire right know that their most deeply held belief the one on which they won't compromise is rejected by the vast majority of Americans. That's their faith that every problem in the economy and in society can be solved by throwing more...
  • E.J. Dionne: Justice Scalia must resign

    06/27/2012 11:48:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 109 replies
    Washington (Com)Post ^ | 06/27/2012 | E.J. Dionne
    Justice Antonin Scalia needs to resign from the Supreme Court. Hed have a lot of things to do. Hes a fine public speaker and teacher. Hed be a heck of a columnist and blogger. But he really seems to aspire to being a politician and thats the problem. So often, Scalia has chosen to ignore the obligation of a Supreme Court justice to be, and appear to be, impartial. Hes turned judicial restraint into an oxymoronic phrase. But what he did this week, when the court announced its decision on the Arizona immigration law, should be the end of...
  • A Harvard MBA's radical quest to erase his debt

    05/17/2012 6:31:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Fortune ^ | 05/17/2012 | John A. Byrne
    B-school grad Joe Mihalic went on an extreme financial diet to pay down over $90,000 in debt in just seven months and charted his story through an anonymous blogging project. When he graduated from the Harvard Business School three years ago this month, the economy was a wreck. Nearly one in four of his classmates didn't have a job at graduation in May 2009. Yet, Joe Mihalic, then 26, was able to land a job with Dell (DELL) in Austin, Texas, at twice as much as the $52,000 a year he made before earning his MBA. But there was some...
  • Dionne: Isn't it time to end fecklessness about guns? (Classic gun-grabbing screed)

    04/18/2012 2:34:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Erie Times-News / The Washington Post ^ | April 18, 2012 | E.J. Dionne
    It's understandable if unfortunate that the controversy surrounding the killing of Trayvon Martin has polarized the country along both racial and ideological lines. But there is one issue that should not have any racial connotations: the urgency of repealing "Stand Your Ground" laws. And leave it to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg to speak the blunt truth about why these laws are dangerous -- and why the National Rifle Association keeps pushing them anyway. "In reality," Bloomberg said in a speech before the National Press Club last week, "the NRA's leaders weren't interested in public safety. They were interested in...
  • Maureen Dowd Blows Her Cool

    04/14/2012 10:01:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 91 replies
    Townhhall.com ^ | April 14, 2012 | Brian Birdnow
    Maureen Dowd is a woman of many talents. She is, of course, a New York Times featured columnist, a Pulitzer Prize winning commentator, and the liberals acknowledged Queen of Snark. Ms. Dowd has also completely blown a gasket, if her column of last week (April 5th) is any indication of her psychological-emotional state. In her column of last week entitled, Men In Black, Maureen employs language and phraseology that her fellow liberals would quickly label hate speech if it were uttered by their foes. Ms. Dowd assails the Supreme Court in the most personal and vitriolic terms for their...
  • Hacks dressed in black now guard the Constitution (Moron Dowd barf)

    04/04/2012 6:33:20 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 32 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | April 4, 2012 | Maureen Dowd
    WASHINGTON How dare President Barack Obama brush back the Supreme Court like that? Has this former constitutional law instructor no respect for our venerable system of checks and balances? Nah. And why should he? This court, cosseted behind white marble pillars, out of reach of TV, accountable to no one once they give the last word, is well on its way to becoming one of the most divisive in modern U.S. history. It has squandered even the semi-illusion that it is the unbiased, honest guardian of the Constitution. It is run by hacks dressed up in black robes. All...
  • Schultz Guest Grayson: Gingrich Running Most 'Overtly Racist' Campaign Since George Wallace

    01/25/2012 6:34:23 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 22 replies · 1+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Go ahead, call it shooting fish in a barrel. As soon as Ed Schultz mentioned at the top of his MSNBC show this evening that Alan Grayson would be a guest, you knew the former Dem congressman from Florida would say something outrageous. Sure enough, the guy who was roundly defeated last time aroundbut is giving it another godelivered, claiming that Newt Gingrich is running "the most overtly racist campaign" since George Wallace. Grayson also managed to work in a reference to the Ten Commandment's prohibition of adultery. View the video here.
  • My Man Newt [Maureen Dowd]

    11/30/2011 7:33:04 PM PST · by BunnySlippers · 60 replies · 1+ views
    NYT ^ | 11/29/11 | Maureen Dowd
    In many ways, Newt is the perfect man. He knows how to buy good jewelry. He puts his wife ahead of his campaign. Hes so in touch with his feelings that he would rather close the entire federal government than keep his emotions bottled up. Hes confident enough to include a steamy sex scene in a novel. He understands that Paul Revere was warning about the British. Mitt Romney is a phony with gobs of hair gel. Newt Gingrich is a phony with gobs of historical grandiosity. The 68-year-old has compared himself to Charles de Gaulle. He has noted nonchalantly:...
  • Real homophobes don't Google [barf alert & FR referenced]

    11/14/2011 10:23:46 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 44 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | 9 Nov 2011 | Mark Morford
    Woe to you, oh modern card-carrying homophobe. For it can't be easy to be you right now, what with all the terrifying changes taking place, all the dramatic sexual upheavals and flagrant displays of "unnatural" love being hurled like exotic sushi in your plain hamburger face these days. Oh, you poor dear. I see you there, glumly sipping your Starbucks gingerbread latte while Googling Swedish fetish porn in between checking the latest news on NASCAR.com in your lightly stained Dockers and beat-up Nikes, Cartoon Network blaring in the background, tattered copy of Shooters Monthly on the bedside. I see you...
  • MBA career promises: Behind the fancy job stats (school-reported salary averages are not guarantees)

    09/14/2011 6:34:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Fortune ^ | 09/13/2011 | Anne VanderMey
    Professional schools have had better years. Facing a brutal job market, underemployed graduates have begun to speak up, some even suing their former institutions, claiming they were duped into acquiring massive debt loads based on the promise of a secure, six-figure-salary job. That promise is particularly critical at business schools, where graduates expect a quick financial payoff as well as an education. At these programs, the standards for reporting employment statistics, in true B-school fashion, are rigorous and involve accountants (a system some law schools are considering). But even those career statistics can have their flaws. Prospective students take heed:...
  • Have MBA Schools become debtors' prisons?

    08/19/2011 6:39:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Fortune ^ | 08/19/2011 | Mica Bevington
    MBA grads are shouldering record levels of debt as tuition rates head skyward, making the degree a risky investment that's not often approached with caution or restraint. In 2008, Brian Jenkins moved to Malibu, Calif., to start his MBA at Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management. He had big ambitions for B-school, expecting the degree to help him land a six-figure-salary job in human resources at a top company. Pepperdine seemed poised to deliver. When he was a mere applicant, the admissions director gave him a personal tour of the business school, which commands a stunning perch overlooking...
  • Everything I Learned In MBA School Was Wrong

    08/15/2011 10:26:23 AM PDT · by Shout Bits · 29 replies
    Shout Bits Blog ^ | 08/15/11 | Shout Bits
    To some, a MBA is a yardstick of business acumen or a launch pad for great accomplishments. While graduate students are expected to exercise increased independent and critical thought, the amount of leftist indoctrination that goes unchallenged is startling. In nearly every department, the MBA curriculum has got it wrong. Keynesianism: MBA programs teach that government spending and expansive monetary policy stimulates GDP expansion. Keynesian formulas suggest that recessions can be cured by stimulus spending and money supply growth. Stimulus primes the pump of the economy. Well, no, stimulus has never worked, but MBA professors fail to mention this, as...
  • Driven off the Road by M.B.A.s

    07/10/2011 10:22:48 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 35 replies
    Time ^ | 7/10/11 | Rana Foroohar
    Bob Lutz, the former Vice Chairman of General Motors, is the most famous also-ran in the auto business. In the course of his 47-year rampage through the industry, he's been within swiping range of the brass ring at Ford, BMW, Chrysler and, most recently, GM, but he's never landed the top gig. It's because he "made the cars too well," he says. It might also have something to do with the fact that Maximum Bob, who could double as a character on Mad Men, is less an minence grise than a pithy self-promoter who has a tendency to go off...
  • 25 B-schools that lead to the most student debt. MBA students borrowing more money than ever

    04/27/2011 6:23:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Fortune ^ | 04/27/2011 | John A. Byrne
    MBA students at top business schools are borrowing more money than ever to pay for their degrees. The average debt carried on the back of graduating MBAs at Wharton increased by nearly $5,000 last year to a record $109,836, the highest debt burden reported by any business school. Wharton MBAs now graduate with debt that is more than a third higher than their counterparts at Harvard Business School and Stanford's Graduate School of Business. The largest year-over-year increase in student debt was at Dartmouth's Tuck School, where the average debt burden of a class of 2010 MBA rose by more...
  • The Three Philanthropists

    03/10/2011 1:03:25 PM PST · by Ari Bussel · 3 replies
    Building Institutions by Ari Bussel I was at dinner with several major philanthropists. There was enormous power in that room, with two couples sitting next to each other each worth in excess of half a billion dollars, and another at the next table worth both other couples combined. I want to highlight three of those who attended. It was a fundraising event for a local charity, and at the correct time one of those in attendance stood and said: What I value most is building institutions. This is what remains. He then added to whatever he already gave two times...
  • CoStar Group Sees Nearly 150% Return On Sale Of DC Headquarters (irony alert)

    02/16/2011 4:12:01 PM PST · by khnyny · 3 replies
    HousingWire ^ | February 4, 2011 | Christine Ricciardi
    CoStar Group, a commercial real estate analytics and marketing firm, sold the building that houses its Washington, D.C., headquarters this week for $101 million, which is a 146% gain on the price the firm paid for it. GLL L-Street 1331, an affiliate of Munich-based GLL Real Estate Partners, bought the 2-year-old building with cash in a deal expected to close later this month. CoStar with more than 1,000 employees will still occupy the majority of 1331 L St. after the sale is complete. The firm will put $15 million in escrow to fund additions and improvements to its space and...
  • For MBAs, Breaking Even is a More Distant Dream (Higher tuition and lower starting salaries)

    01/07/2011 6:27:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    BusinessWeek ^ | 01/07/2011 | Geoff Gloeckler
    The hits just keep coming for the MBA Class of 2010. First, the economy crashed just as students were stepping into their first B-school classes. Then the job market tanked. Jobs were scarce, salaries dipped, and students scrambled simply to find summer internships, let alone full-time positions. Now, a new study done as part of Bloomberg Businessweek's ranking of top full-time MBA programs suggests it's going to take graduates longer to see a return on their MBA investments than their peers did from earlier graduating classes. Two years ago, Bloomberg Businessweek calculated that it would take members of the MBA...
  • Actually, 40 Years Of Data Show The MBA Effectively Does Nothing -- It Has No Impact

    10/19/2010 9:44:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/19/2010 | John Byrne
    If Josh Kaufman had gone to business school, he probably would have graduated this year with an MBA from Harvard or Stanford. But Kaufman, a 28-year-old entrepreneur who had worked as an assistant brand manager for Procter & Gamble, thinks business school is pretty much a waste of time and money. MBA programs, he says firmly, have become so expensive that students must effectively mortgage their lives and take on a crippling burden of debt to get what is mostly a worthless piece of paper. Kaufman believes that MBA programs teach many worthless, outdated, even outright damaging concepts and practices....
  • Be Careful: The Job Market Is Still Ugly Even For Graduates Of Some Of The Top MBA Programs

    10/06/2010 9:04:16 AM PDT · by WebFocus · 19 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/06/2010 | Vincent Fernando CFA
    Be very careful before diving into an MBA program right now. Even students from the top MBA schools are frequently without job offers, and those in mid-tier schools are jobless in droves as shown below in the chart from Econompic. You can see the rate of graduates' joblessness in red. Now we're pretty sure that MBA's from top schools will always benefit their recipients, if only for the network of contacts they build for the long-term. However, those considering lower- or mid-tier schools should do some serious homework into the financial cost because as shown above you could very well...
  • Meet the enemy of the MBA (Why business schools are a waste of time and money)

    10/05/2010 7:10:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Fortune ^ | 10/05/2010 | John A. Byrne
    If Josh Kaufman had gone to business school, he probably would have graduated this year with an MBA from Harvard or Stanford. But Kaufman, a 28-year-old entrepreneur and former assistant brand manager for Procter & Gamble, thinks business school is pretty much a waste of time and money. MBA programs, he says firmly, have become so expensive that students "must effectively mortgage their lives" and take on "a crippling burden of debt" to get what is "mostly a worthless piece of paper." Kaufman believes that MBA programs "teach many worthless, outdated, even outright damaging concepts and practices." And if that's...
  • Investing in Yourself: What's the Best Way to Get an MBA?

    07/21/2010 6:32:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 21, 2010 | Carrie Schwab Pomerantz
    Dear Carrie: I'm 31 and have a good job with a good company, but I want to get an MBA. What's the better choice: Keep my job and go to school at night or take out loans and go to school full time? -- A Reader Dear Reader: I've always thought that education is a great investment, whether you're seeking to improve your earning potential or simply to enrich your mind. So, I applaud your desire to get an MBA. I don't think there's an obvious answer to this question, but to my mind, the decision boils down to two...
  • PAUL KRUGMAN: Rise in extremism tied to economy (barf alert)

    05/18/2010 11:14:15 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 13 replies · 536+ views
    NY Times via Houston Chronicle ^ | May 17, 2010, 8:22PM | PAUL KRUGMAN
    ...it's becoming ever more apparent that real power within the GOP rests with the ranting talk-show hosts. ...Suddenly, the takeover of the Republican Party by right-wing extremists has become a story (although many reporters seem determined to pretend that something equivalent is happening to the Democrats. It isn't.)... The right's answer, of course, is that it's about outrage over President Barack Obama's socialist policies like his health care plan, which is, um, more or less identical to the plan Mitt Romney enacted... Many on the left argue... that it's about race, the shock of having a black man in...
  • Is an MBA a Plus or a Minus in the Start-up World?

    05/11/2010 7:08:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies · 826+ views
    Tech Crunch ^ | 05/11/2010 | Vivek Wadhwa
    A long time ago, I had to make a really tough choice: invest in an MBA from New York University, or make do with my bachelors. I was newly married, had a child on the way, and didnt have much in savings. The degree would set me back tens of thousands of dollars and take years to completeespecially if I did it part time. And I couldnt imagine doing anything but programming computers for a living. So why learn finance, marketing, and operations management, I wondered? Well, I decided to enroll because my understanding of the business world lacked depth,...
  • Fed officials leery of unconventional policies

    03/27/2010 12:37:33 PM PDT · by mlocher · 3 replies · 240+ views
    Reuters via Fidelity.com ^ | March 26, 2010 | Pedro Nicolaci da Costa (Reuters)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve's unprecedented dose of stimulus to the economy during the recent financial crisis complicates the task of pulling back when the time is right, top central bank officials said on Friday. Fed Board Governor Kevin Warsh argued that tame inflation readings today should not make policymakers complacent about the risk of future price increases. "Inflation expectations will be anchored until they are not," Warsh said in a speech in New York. "Central bankers would be prudent to keep a very open mind about shocks that could happen domestically and overseas." Ben Bernanke, Fed chairman, told...
  • Why Our MBAs are Going to the Far East (Is Asia the new promised land for B-school grads ?)

    03/15/2010 9:31:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies · 795+ views
    Business Week ^ | 03/15/2010 | Michelle Conlin
    James Tsai is the sort of MBA corporate recruiters covet. He went to a good prep school, earned a degree with honors from Middlebury College, and made vice-president in Bank of America's (BAC) international wealth management group at the age of 26. Today, Tsai is about to graduate, straight A's in hand, from Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management, a top-rated program in America. And he's hustling to land his first post-MBA jobin China. Executive Class strivers like Tsai used to have just one post-grad career destination, the U.S. Not anymore. "I am doing everything I think I can to get...
  • To MBA or not to MBA, that is MY question to YOU. (VANITY)

    02/07/2010 9:42:15 AM PST · by TSgt · 42 replies · 798+ views
    Vanity ^ | 02-FEB-2010 | MikeUSAF
    I believe FR is comprised of a large body of intelligent and successful people from various walks of life and educational backrounds. That said, I propose the following question for your guidance and would appreciate your feedback. I'm 33, have Associates and Bachelor's degrees in Computer Science, 15 years of experience in my field, several premium industry certifications and 10 years of military service. I am currently an IT manager for a large pharmaceutical corporation and have a nice commensurate salary. All of my academic endeavors have been successful and I enjoy learning new things though I'm not a 4.0...
  • America's monumental failure of management (Many Harvard MBA Grads are failures as Executives)

    02/03/2010 9:56:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies · 826+ views
    VMHN.ORG via Globe and Mail ^ | 03/2009 | HENRY MINTZBERG
    EXCERPTS ONLY ... CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR COMPLETE ARTICLE ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ If you always do as you always did, you will always get what you always got." So goes an old saying. And so goes the American economy. The problem has become the solution. Americans are now getting from their government what they got from their corporations. The automobile companies are collapsing because of their short-term perspectives and so the government has provided one bailout projected to last a few weeks, and here comes another. We call this a financial crisis or an economic one, but, at the core, it is...
  • November doesn't need to be a nightmare for Democrats (delusional Democrat barf)

    01/23/2010 6:19:41 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies · 704+ views
    washingtonpost.com ^ | Jan. 23, 2010 | David Plouffe
    The Democratic Party got a resounding wake-up call from the voters of Massachusetts on Tuesday. But it's long been clear that 2010 would be a challenging election year for our party. With few exceptions, the first off-year election in a new president's term has led to big gains for the minority party -- this was true for Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton. After two election cycles in which Democrats won most of the close races and almost all of the big ones, Democrats have much more fragile turf to defend this year than usual. Add to...
  • Nurse Outduels IRS Over M.B.A. Tuition

    01/11/2010 1:58:39 PM PST · by STARWISE · 20 replies · 1,740+ views
    Wall Street Journal/Yahoo ^ | 1-11-10 | Laura Saunders
    How One Woman Went to Tax Court and Won Deduction ### A Maryland nurse accomplished two rare feats in her battle with the Internal Revenue Service: She defended herself against the agency's lawyers and won, and she got a ruling that could help tens of thousands of students deduct the cost of an M.B.A. degree on their taxes. The U.S. Tax Court handed Lori Singleton-Clarke her victory last month, saying the 47-year-old Bryantown, Md., woman had properly deducted nearly $15,000 in business school tuition. The Tax Court ruling should make it easier for many other professionals to deduct the expense...
  • Top Business School Stories of 2009 (global crisis hammered MBA job market, school endowments)

    12/24/2009 6:20:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies · 446+ views
    Business Week ^ | 12/24/2009 | Alison Damast and Geoff Gloeckler
    To call 2009 an interesting year for management education is perhaps an understatement bordering on the extreme. With the global financial crisis taking its toll on everything from the MBA job market and endowments to financial aid and the reputation of the MBA degree itself, 2009 promises to go down in history as a year to forget. For students and graduates of MBA programs, 2009 was the year that jobs and internship offers became harder to find, even at the top schools; a year when the scarcity of student loans and visas for international students threatened to derail even the...
  • Jobless MBAs Seek Solace in Support Groups (With job market in shambles MBA's need encouragement)

    12/22/2009 7:03:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies · 767+ views
    Businessweek ^ | 12/22/2009 | Alison Damast
    With the job market in shambles, MBAs need encouragement wherever they can find it. For tea and sympathy, many are now turning to B-school support groups. Gillian Mager was in the midst of updating her MBA job club members on her networking efforts last June when she broke down in tears. Like most in the support group at the University of California at San Diego's Rady School of Management (Rady Full-Time MBA Profile), her job search had extended beyond graduation and she spent her days sending out reams of rsums, often getting no response back. Making matters worse, she learned...
  • E-mail furor doesn't alter evidence for climate change

    12/18/2009 9:46:15 AM PST · by neverdem · 72 replies · 2,182+ views
    Washington Post ^ | December 18, 2009 | Michael E. Mann
    I cannot condone some things that colleagues of mine wrote or requested in the e-mails recently stolen from a climate research unit at a British university. But the messages do not undermine the scientific case that human-caused climate change is real. The hacked e-mails have been mined for words and phrases that can be distorted to misrepresent what the scientists were discussing. In a Dec. 9 op-ed, former Alaska governor Sarah Palin argued that "The e-mails reveal that leading climate 'experts' . . . manipulated data to 'hide the decline' in global temperatures." Yet the e-mail she cites was written...
  • Nothing to fearyet (Fox News is not a news organization)

    10/29/2009 7:33:12 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 18 replies · 936+ views
    Nothing to fearyet Gene Lyons Nobody should be surprised to see the nations esteemed celebrity news media align with FOX News against the White House, although even a cynical observer like me found the unanimity mildly shocking. Dont they remember what journalism was supposed to be? Supposedly, the press regulates its own behavior. In reality, thats been a joke for two decades. Claiming the moral authority of a code of professional ethics it idealizes in the abstract but repudiates in practice, I wrote in 2003, todays Washington press corps has grown as decadent and self-protective as any politician or interest...
  • Stampede to Business School Eases (applications for MBA programs have leveled off)

    09/25/2009 6:59:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies · 266+ views
    New York Times ^ | 9/25/2009
    Last October, fresh from the collapse of Lehman Brothers, there were signs that the financial crisis was driving a bull market in business school applications. A year later, the picture is a bit different. While aspiring bankers and would-be chief executives continue to apply to M.B.A. programs in large numbers, there are signs that the rush to the quad may be easing. On Thursday, the Graduate Management Admission Council, a business school trade group, reported that applications for business schools seem to have leveled off after a record-setting 2008. Schools participating in the councils survey reported that 2009 applications for...
  • Mortgage Bankers Group Urges Fannie, Freddie Changes

    09/02/2009 9:42:18 AM PDT · by Renkluaf · 2 replies · 197+ views
    Reuters ^ | 9/2/09 | Unknown
    The U.S. Mortgage Bankers Association said on Wednesday it will ask Congress to transform mortgage lenders Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac into several smaller, privately held companies that would issue mortgage securities with a government guarantee. [Emphasis mine] snip The new companies would guarantee the securities against defaults on underlying mortgages and pay fees into a federal insurance fund that would make good on interest and principal payments to bondholders if the companies were unable to make them.
  • The Jack Welch MBA

    07/15/2009 11:00:40 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 10 replies · 411+ views
    Campus Report ^ | July 15, 2009 | Deborah Lambert
    The Jack Welch MBA by: Deborah Lambert, July 15, 2009 In the case of former GE CEO Jack Welch, you name a degree after him. The Wall Street Journal reported that Welch is paying more than $2 million for a 12 percent stake in Chancellor University System LLC, which is converting a formerly bankrupt university into an online entityand naming its Business Administration Program the Jack Welch Institute. This didnt happen overnight. Welch, a former skeptic of online programs, had to be convinced that this one would be a high quality product, worthy of his name. The Chancellor project is...
  • Ellen Goodman: Palin the pretender

    07/09/2009 12:36:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies · 2,436+ views
    My guess is that she really doesn't know what she wants, or who she really is. It's probably dangerous to admit to a moment of empathy. I'll either get disqualified from ever becoming being a Supreme Court justice or asked to turn in my press card. But after watching reruns of Gov. Sarah Palin's resignation from the governorship, after hearing every grammatically challenged sentence and inconsistent paragraph dissected by some talk show host, I started to (blush) feel her pain. There was the frozen smile, the vulnerability, the odd grab bag of unfiltered, unedited, unintelligible un-reasons scattered across the lawn....
  • The Jack Welch MBA Coming to Web

    06/22/2009 7:54:49 AM PDT · by conservatism_IS_compassion · 22 replies · 542+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | June 22, 2009 | PAUL GLADER
    Former General Electric Co. Chief Executive Jack Welch is putting his name and money behind a little-known educational entrepreneur, injecting some star power into the budding industry of online education. Mr. Welch is paying more than $2 million for a 12% stake in Chancellor University System LLC, which is converting formerly bankrupt Myers University in Cleveland into Chancellor University. It plans to offer most courses online. Chancellor will name its Master of Business Administration program The Jack Welch Institute. Chancellor's leading investor is Michael Clifford, an entrepreneur who has launched two publicly traded companies in the past year: Grand Canyon...
  • The Jack Welch MBA Coming to Web

    06/22/2009 4:53:18 AM PDT · by SonOfDarkSkies · 10 replies · 518+ views
    Wall St Journal ^ | 6/22/2009 | PAUL GLADER
    Former General Electric Co. Chief Executive Jack Welch is putting his name and money behind a little-known educational entrepreneur, injecting some star power into the budding industry of online education. Mr. Welch is paying more than $2 million for a 12% stake in Chancellor University System LLC, which is converting formerly bankrupt Myers University in Cleveland into Chancellor University. It plans to offer most courses online. Chancellor will name its Master of Business Administration program The Jack Welch Institute. ... Online higher education will generate revenue of $11.5 billion this year, EduVentures says. But "there is a concern about quality,"...