MIT Sloan | Mr. Independent Tutor
GMAT 750, GPA 3.5
Wharton | Ms. Traveling Banker
GMAT 750, GPA 3.2
Foster School of Business | Mr. Mediocre Scores, Great WE
GRE 309, GPA 2.7
Stanford GSB | Ms. Stray Cat Savior
GRE 338, GPA 3.92
Columbia | Mr. Government Shipyard
GMAT 660, GPA 3.85
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Global Technological Solutions
GMAT 710, GPA 3.7
McCombs School of Business | Ms. Registered Nurse Entrepreneur
GMAT 630, GPA 3.59
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Hanging By A Thread
GMAT 710, GPA 3.8
Tepper | Mr. Midwest Or Bust
GMAT 740, GPA 3.2
Yale | Mr. Whizzy
GMAT 720, GPA 4.22
Columbia | Mr. Indian Software Engineer
GMAT 710, GPA 3.62
Tepper | Mr. Technology & Community
GMAT 650 Practice Test, GPA 3.05
McCombs School of Business | Mr. Corporate Finance Leadership
GMAT 660, GPA 4.0
Kellogg | Mr. Danish Raised, US Based
GMAT 710, GPA 10.6 out of 12
Harvard | Mr. Berkeley Boy
GRE 329, GPA 3.67
Harvard | Mr. Future Hedge Fund Manager
GMAT 520, GPA 2.75
Yale | Mr. Addiction Recovery Activist
GRE 323, GPA 3.87
Stanford GSB | Ms. Government To EdTech
GRE 323, GPA 14/20 (B equivalent)
Tepper | Mr. Miner
GMAT 680, GPA 8.01 India / 3.3 US
Harvard | Mr. Half-letic
GMAT 720, GPA 3.45
Harvard | Mr. Strategist
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Harvard | Ms. Hollywood To Healthcare
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Harvard | Ms. Biotech Leadership
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Wharton | Ms. Experiential Beauty
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Wharton | Mr. Law & Entrepreneur
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Tepper | Mr. Experiential Marketer
GMAT 660, GPA 2.8/4.0
Wharton | Ms. Investment Banker
GMAT 720, GPA 8.65/10

Tribal Leadership for the NBA and MBAs

Logan has two big suggestions. The first: observe companies that do teamwork really, really well.

“When people actually experience something, it’s very different from an abstract discussion,” Logan said.

The second: give students tasks that couldn’t possibly be completed by one person.

Logan gave the example of three Marshall MBA students who started a consulting company during school. They quickly realized that they could only pull it off by taking their individual strengths—in marketing, finance and IT—and using them to create a true team. The consulting company is still getting clients.

Nevertheless, there’s something very American about being a lone wolf. The late and celebrated Steve Jobs was a prime example of individualism. He listened to no one. But Logan notes that Jobs’ success was still rooted in teamwork. “Steve Jobs was a raging jerk, but he had the ability to make teams focus on a mission,” he said. “There are only a few people like that in the history of business.”

The takeaway? Unless you can pull off being a mercurial genius, it’s best to focus on the strength of your tribe.

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