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Business Schools Teaching Entrepreneurship – is the Paradigm Broken?

Are there flaws in the models that business schools use to teach entrepreneurship? To unpack this question, one needs to go back to the origins of business schools and the MBA.

The first business schools like Wharton were formed in the late 1800’s to teach management. In fact the first MBA degree was offered in 1908. The fundamental challenge they aimed to solve was to train people how to manage a large corporate that needed to implement on a known problem, for example producing more cars. Continue reading

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Networking – How To Up Your Game

Gone are the days when hard work alone would get you the career advancement you wanted.  In today’s connected world, everything hinges on networking and relationships. The bigger your network, the more doors to opportunities it can open for you.

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Directorships and the MBA – Do They Go Together?

Most of us study an MBA to advance our careers. In support of this, there is a common belief that directors are likely to have MBA degrees. But is this true? The SA Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) recently conducted an interesting survey that revealed otherwise. Continue reading