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Adulting MBA Chronicles: Class of 2019 Mrs Enginerd

“Was the MBA Worth It?”

No. Nein. Nee. Não. Non. Niet. Nil. Nah. It was definitely NOT worth it. The group work. The sleepless nights. The tests and point grabs. The neverending facepalms when someone had no clue about foreign politics or the subject matter. We were all guilty of a faux pas, especially the impatient know it alls in […]

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Adulting MBA Chronicles: Class of 2019 Mrs Enginerd

“A ______ is only as good as their tools”

My momma always said that a person’s ability to solve a problem was dependent on the quality and quantity of the tools at hand. Your innate capacity to analyze complex and abstract data will always be enhanced by the type of calculator or computer you use to to perform the operations; there is a difference […]

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Adulting MBA Chronicles: Class of 2019 Mrs Enginerd

Just Hit Send: How the Social Media Revolution Has Shaped Global Policy

Originally handed in as a TMBA Global Business paper. INTRODUCTION According to Richard Florida’s analysis of global business published in The Atlantic Monthly in 2005, the world is not round – it is spiky. Globalization has all but erased the geopolitical boundaries of our third grade social studies course maps, enabling information and people to […]

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MBA Chronicles: Class of 2019 Mrs Enginerd

Stanford Closer Look Series: Seven Myths of Corporate Governance

This is one of the homework readings discussed in my TMBA’s Corporate Governance course. Good food for thought, even for non MBAs. For an original copy of the Standford article, click here. Back in 2011, David F Larcken and Brian Tayan of Stanford’s Center for Leadership Development and Research proposed that there are seven myths […]

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MBA Chronicles: Class of 2019 Mrs Enginerd

Leading from Behind

I’ve heard this term a lot recently, especially in business settings, because there is a need to let employees innovate and take charge of their own destinies while keeping in mind the bottom line. When you think about it, revolutions start behind closed doors, after many dissenting voices get organized from the back of the […]