15 Ways to Know You’re Dating an MBA
1. Calls the first month of your relationship a “preliminary assessment period.”
2. Talks to the waiter about process flows when dinner arrives late.
3. Congratulates your parents for successful value creation.
4. Your Valentine’s Day card has bullet points.
5. Refers to lovemaking as a “win-win.”
6. Decides to re-org your family into a “team-based organization.”
7. Refers to your date as “testing marketing methods…”
8. Writes executive summaries on your love letters.
9. Ends the argument you have by saying “let’s talk about this offline.”
10. Refers to you as “my co-CEO.”
11. Insists you do market research before getting pregnant.
12. Says your “deliverable” for Sunday evening is clean laundry and paid bills.
13. Asks the waiter what the restaurant’s core competencies are.
14. Gives constructive feedback to your dog.
15. Conducts a performance review after having had sex with you.
Boston Strong: New MBA Recovering from Boston Bombing
This was supposed to be the biggest year of Brittany Loring’s life. Graduating from Boston College with both an MBA and a law degree, Loring was planning to marry on September 21st and start a job with PricewaterhouseCoopers in October.
On April 15 (Loring’s birthday, no less), she nearly lost everything. Walking along Boylston Street to meet a friend at the finish line, Loring was knocked down by a blast. She was taken to Boston Medical Center, where she had multiple surgeries for a skull fracture and two leg wounds. Although Loring is back home after three weeks in the hospital, she faces a long rehabilitation.
Despite this setback, Loring still plans to take the bar exam over the summer and continue with her plans. In addition, donors have given nearly $90,000 to help Loring pay for her medical expenses. According to Loring, “I’m not going to say I never think about it, but it’s not productive. It’s not helping me get better…my focus isn’t on what happened, it’s on moving forward.”
Donations to Brittany Loring’s recovery can be made in her name at giveforward.com.
Source: Boston Herald
Where America’s Top CEOs Went to College
Ever wonder which institutions graduate the highest number of Fortune 100 CEOs? Check out this chart published this week by US News and World Report. You’ll find some interesting facts about the Fortune 100 CEOs:
- As expected, Harvard has three times as many CEOs as any other school. In fact, 21 of the top 100 CEOs earned either a baccalaureate or graduate degree at Harvard.
- Despite ranking 16th in US News’ 2014 business school rankings, Cornell ranks second on the number of Fortune 100 CEOs with 7.
- Surprisingly, Stanford (which is tied with Harvard at #1 in US News’ latest b-school rankings) has only produced 4 CEOs in the Fortune 100…which ties them with schools like MIT, Northwestern, and Yale.
- Southern Methodist University has 3 alums running Fortune 100 companies, despite ranking 52nd in US News’ b-school rankings. The University of Utah also has 3 CEOs on the list in spite of ranking 61st.
- Many of US News’ Top 20 business schools failed to graduate a CEO in the Fortune 100. They include: The University of Chicago (6), The University of California-Berkley (7), Dartmouth College (9), New York University (10), Duke University (11), The University of Virginia (12), UCLA (14), The University of Michigan (15), The University of Texas-Austin (17), Emory University (18), Carnegie Mellon University (19), and The University of North Carolina (20).
- According to US News and World Report, 61 of the top 100 CEOs don’t own an MBA.
Source: US News and World Report