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Blast from the Past:


So You Want To Be An Entrepreneur?


Risk, rejection and reservation. Those come long before the results, rewards, and recognition when you’re an entrepreneur.

When you start a company, everything is on your shoulders. Whatever you start, you finish. When a new opportunity comes along, you drop everything without hesitation. When the failures pile up, you simply shake your head, re-group, and move on. You’ll teeter over bankruptcy, pleading with your banker for a little more time. And you’re always poised to turn the corner, you think. You just don’t know what awaits there.

As an entrepreneur, you are your own sales rep, accountant, IT specialist, publicist, and administrative assistant. You work insane hours under enormous pressure just to keep pace. And breaking even is a victory in itself. You may finally be able to do things “your way,” but you’ll always wonder, “Am I doing it the right way?”

And those are just a taste of what it takes to be an entrepreneur. Check out this column from Deborah Knox, an admissions consultant and long-time collaborator with best-selling author Jim Collins, to learn if you have what it takes to start a company.

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One Liners:


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For Smaller Projects, Trying Renting An MBA

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The Wrong Way To Judge An Entrepreneurship Course

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Harvard Prof’s Blog Post Causes Blinkx Stock to Drop By 40%

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The 5 Best Ways To Study For the GMAT’s Quantitative Section

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Happy Birthday, GMAT! 60 Is The New 40

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Video: Dean of Michigan Ross On Catering To Millennials

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Six Steps To Take After You Receive Your MBA Interview Invite

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MBA Humor

A CEO throwing a party takes his executives on a tour of his opulent mansion. In the back of the property, the CEO has the largest swimming pool any of them has ever seen. The huge pool, however, is filled with hungry alligators. The CEO says to his executives “I think an executive should be measured by courage. Courage is what made me CEO. So this is my challenge to each of you: if anyone has enough courage to dive into the pool, swim through those alligators, and make it to the other side, I will give that person anything they desire. My job, my money, my house, anything!”

Everyone laughs at the outrageous offer and proceeds to follow the CEO on the tour of the estate. Suddenly, they hear a loud splash. Everyone turns around and sees the CFO (Chief Financial Officer) in the pool, swimming for his life. He dodges the alligators left and right and makes it to the edge of the pool with seconds to spare. He pulls himself out just as a huge alligator snaps at his shoes.

The flabbergasted CEO approaches the CFO and says, “You are amazing. I’ve never seen anything like it in my life. You are brave beyond measure and anything I own is yours. Tell me what I can do for you.” The CFO, panting for breath, looks up and says, “You can tell me who the hell pushed me in the pool!!”

Source: http://jokes4all.net/ceos.html

Tweets of the Week:

Pepi Sison ‏@PepiSison  3h

Definitely changing my hairstyle AFTER finishing MBA thesis. It’ll be the “letting go, good riddance” kind of act :)) #STRAMAblues

MBAExchange.com ‏@mba_exchange  2h

Most #MBA applicants describe “what” they’ve done. Smarter applicants succinctly explain “how.” And great ones convey “why”


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