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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

What can I do in the next 3 years to increase my chances of getting accepted

“Pretend it’s the year 2013 and you are in charge of admissions for Harvard’s Business School. Let’s say we’re in the middle of the Great Depression II. What would your ideal candidate have to offer for you to grant him admission? I say this as someone who would very much like to enroll in that […]

Can a 52-year-old woman date a 26-year-old man and actually have a fulfilling relationship?

Can a 52 year old woman date a 26 year old man and actually have a fulfilling relationship? How would I know if he really likes me? –Sheryl The Harvard MBA says: Love takes many forms; who am I to criticize any working relationship between two consenting adults?  After all, I covered the first annual […]

How does a successful, beautiful lawyer meet an educated, successful, normal man?

Where and how in the hell do I meet a great, educated and successful man– who is normal too?  Me: Lawyer, successful, busy, and yes, beautiful. P.S. No platitudes.  Answer as though this were your semester final exam; introduction, supporting points with examples.  You will be graded. –Bonita The Harvard MBA says: Bonita, I can […]