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How did a Harvard MBA help you to become a tech entrepreneur?

“How did a Harvard MBA help you to become a tech entrepreneur? What do you make of arguments that an MBA is not necessary, even distracting to spend 2 years in school (and in debt) rather than focusing entirely on a business? What suggestions could you make to someone who wants to become a tech […]

Why do business schools prefer engineering majors to business majors?

“4/4 of my friends who were accepted to HBS and Wharton were engineering majors in undergrad, while 4/4 friends who were business majors didn’t even get interviews (superstars with 720+ GMAT). Why do business schools prefer engineering majors?” –Brian The Harvard MBA says: This shouldn’t be too surprising, given the first principle of business school, […]

Can one be successful at starting and running a business (in the area of his/her expertise) without having an MBA?

“Can one be successful at starting and running a business (in the area of his/her expertise) without having an MBA? Have you seen it happen?  What advice would you give to someone like that?” –Oksana The Harvard MBA says: As much as I’d like to claim magical powers for Harvard MBAs, the fact is that […]

Why Are Black Women Considered Unattractive?

“I’m a 22 year old African American woman and I’m curious as to why black women are considered so unattractive. Why do we of all women get the worst of the worst labels placed on us? I’ve seen YouTube videos, articles, commentary, blogs, studies and statistics that just bash us as if we’re the only […]

Why does my boyfriend’s Gmail account get so much porn spam?

Why does my boyfriend’s Gmail account get loaded with nothing but porn emails in his spam folder, while my Gmail account gets none?  My spam is always empty, and he gets up to 30 porn spam emails a day.  They even come into his inbox! –maxine The Harvard MBA says: I suspect you probably already […]

Check Out The Economist’s Online MBA Fair

I first started reading The Economist back in 1994, when I was applying to be a Rhodes Scholar, and was told that I needed to be more aware of both global issues and events in the UK.  While I didn’t achieve that goal, I did end up becoming a life-long aficionado of that magazine’s dry […]

I am 53 years old and want to start my MBA next Fall at 54. Am I crazy?

“I am 53 years old and want to start my MBA next Fall at 54.  Am I crazy?  I have a B.S. in Business and work as an Administrative Assistant at a local community college.  I would like to teach part-time and the school requires an MBA in order to teach.  Do you think this […]

Donate $20 to Cancer, Get An Email Answer

Since I get about 5-10 questions per day, and only answer (at most) one per week, a lot of folks don’t get their questions answered.  But if you’re really intent on getting a response from me, through January, you can get an email response to your question for just $20. Check out all the details […]

Will Lysol remove 99.9% of all viruses like the manufacturer promises?

“We have some trash cans we would like to use for clothes and other uses. Will Lysol remove 99.9% of all viruses and completely disinfect the container like the manufacturer promises? I have a bet with my wife and you are going to be the tie-breaker. Thanks.” –Mark The Harvard MBA says: This is an […]

I’m 55 and just sold my company. Should I go back to college and earn my degree?

“I am a 55 year old guy that sold his software company to a public company last year.  I have no college degree but have always felt I was missing something.  I have tons of real world business knowledge.  I don’t want hitting a little white ball to be my future.  I want to share […]