Is An MBA Worth It? Confessions of a Self-Made Millionaire
MBA News & Around the Web Blog – #37
Each week we rifle through the world wide web to bring you news, blog posts and any other information we find relevant. Below you will find a few useful, interesting, or otherwise relevant links from around the world of career exploration, talent acquisition, and more.
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Here are the findings for the week prior to September 11th 2017
Kiip’s Brian Wong, photo from Poets & Quants
- Is An MBA Worth It? Confessions of a Self-Made Millionaire
“For those considering an MBA, you may want to hear some advice from this self-made millionaire.
Brian Wong is the CEO & co-founder of Kiip, a mobile advertising company. Wong founded Kiip at age 19. He’s one of the youngest CEOs to ever receive funding from a venture capitalist firm and he became a self-made millionaire at 20. Business Insider has named him one of the “18 Most Important People in Mobile Advertising.” He’s even been listed in Forbes’ “30 under 30.” Wong says if you’re pursuing an MBA for a “safety net” or in hopes that it will give you “direction,” you’re doing it all wrong.”
- How MBAs Really Feel About Consulting
“Ever notice how MBAs are treated a little better? Leaders seek their opinion. They receive more opportunities and enjoy wider latitude. One week, they’re jetting off to London; the next, they’re teeing off with the CEO. Talk about the life!”
- Making Sure an MBA Won’t Destroy Your Married Life
“There’s a reason so many MBAs joke about ‘Black Monday’ – the first day back following Thanksgiving, where many student return to campus newly single. The course certainly seems to take its toll on relationships, and given that in the US around one in three MBA students are married, that’s quite significant.”