If Robespierre were to ascend from hell and seek out today’s guillotine fodder, he might start with a list of those with three incriminating initials beside their names: MBA. The Masters of Business Administration, that swollen class of jargon-spewing, value-destroying financiers and consultants have done more than any other group of people to create the economic misery we find ourselves in.
There’s a lot of validity to this article, and perhaps the naturally occurring grad-school process of divorcing theory from reality is more harmful in the business world than in other disciplines. But I promise, I do not find it awesome to destroy value.
Though my motto is indeed “Mediocre But Arrogant”.