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Weekly News Bits:

Do Business School Rankings Matter?

Source: Wall Street Journal

Blackstone CEO: Being nice is more important than an MBA

Source: Wall Street Journal

MBA Graduates – How To Avoid The Top 5 Pitfalls That Lead To The Wrong Career (Interview with Yale Career Services)


Source: Forbes

MBA by Numbers: The Gender Salary Divide


Source: Financial Times

Best Business School for Foodies:

Source: Kaplan Test

Do’s and Don’ts of Reaching Out to Alumni


Source: Beat the GMAT

Newly-Minted MBAs: The Best Job Market in Years


Source: BBC

Campus Life Sparks Startup Enthusiasm


Source: Financial Times

Penn State Students Set to Head Out on Global Immersion Trips


Source: Penn State

Should Business School Deans Know Real Business


Source: Forbes

MBA Students Take to London Fashion Week


Source: Financial Times

HBS Startup Helps Reduce Shoplifting


Source: Slate

Online MBAs Are Stealing A March On The Campus Model


Source: Forbes

Penn Undergrads Return to Wharton for MBA


Source: Daily Pennsylvanian

MBAs for Music Business Managers


Source: University of Vermont

MBA Humor

A Dead Horse: Reflections on Business Today


Wisdom says that when you discover you are riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount. However, in business we often try other strategies with dead horses, including the following:

1) Buying a stronger whip.

2) Changing riders.

3) Saying things like “This is the way we always have ridden this horse.”

4) Appointing a committee to study the horse.

5) Arranging to visit other sites to see how they ride dead horses.

6) Increasing the standards to ride dead horses.

7) Appointing a tiger team to revive the dead horse.

8) Creating a training session to increase our riding ability.

9) Comparing the state of dead horses in today’s environment.

10) Change the requirements declaring that “This horse is not dead.”

11) Hire contractors to ride the dead horse.

12) Harnessing several dead horses together for increased speed.

13) Declaring that “No horse is too dead to beat.”

14) Providing additional funding to increase the horse’s performance.

15) Do a CA Study to see if contractors can ride it cheaper.

16) Purchase a product to make dead horses run faster.

17) Declare the horse is “better, faster and cheaper” dead.

18) Form a quality circle to find uses for dead horses.

19) Revisit the performance requirements for horses.

20) Say this horse was procured with cost as an independent variable.

21) Promote the dead horse to a supervisory position.

Source: Comedy Lounge

Tweets of the Week:

elson ‏@elsonpiper

yes, I work at a business school, no, I don’t wanna hear about your business plan

Sohail Sabar ‏@sohailsabar

I’ve learned more about finance and marketing watching Shark Tank than I have in two years of business school


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