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7 things they'll never teach you at B-school

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I think this is so true..
by HisMajesty on Sep 05, 2012 06:44 AM

At my recent gig, I am working with an MBA from Carnegi Melon. He fails at almost every point, mentioned above. The main highlights are that, he had to be in the lead role even if there is no gain in it, even if its smallest possible task, even if he has no knowledge of the subject mater. But just because he is MBA and he is learned to lead...he has to fight for the leadership position. The dude never listens. When he talks he makes simplest things the most complicated and the listener loses the interest. When the listener loses the interest, the guy fails to realize that too and continues the lengthy management lines. The only thing I give him is that, he is 10 times more hardworking that I am, so I do feel bad. Anyway, the result is that, the blaster MBA from reputed university has to report to me being a BSc from India who knows the basics.

1. Keep things simple.
2. Understand what the customer. So listen.
4. The leaders are born, not made. So if you are not the one then accept it, and move one.

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santanu sahoo
by santanu sahoo on Nov 12, 2011 04:33 PM


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bracelet grace
Do they teach ALL
by bracelet grace on Nov 12, 2011 10:09 AM

except those 7?

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deepu rawat
Hahahahhah B school
by deepu rawat on Nov 11, 2011 06:44 AM

A degree which turn you from normal servant into intelligent, Reliable and hardworking servants. At end of the day you will be call as company servant only.

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Discusion Forum
It is equivalent to mock drill....
by Discusion Forum on Nov 10, 2011 03:02 PM

How many mock drills might have held in Fukushima N-plant to tackle any disaster.
Evenafter they could not overcome the Tsunami-Earthquake disaster. In classroom we can learn many thing but in real life it may not in all cases be possible.

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Gaurav Gupta
The Seven things that they won’t teach you in B-schools are
by Gaurav Gupta on Nov 10, 2011 10:43 AM  | Hide replies

The Seven things that they won’t teach you in B-schools are:

1.Company Profit isn’t everything-Customer satisfaction is..

2.Communicate in a simple effective and direct way rather than spewing out jargon like “synergy”

3.Let the lowest level employee in the organization have the power and freedom to make decisions in his or her workspace.

4.Never forget that you must be humble and polite even if you are super intelligent.

5.Job satisfaction and growth (by which I mean growth as a person)is equally as important as a fat salary.

6.You don’t have to be a spineless “Yes man” to the boss and that people may have differing opinions then yours.

7.Always make time for your family and friends and your employees have lives too.

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Re: The Seven things that they won’t teach you in B-schools
by Bharat on Nov 10, 2011 02:28 PM
Mr Gupta,

Are you a senior Executive in a Company working with fresh MBAs?

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