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Free Video: How to Hack Your MBA

Evisors just posted the video from my recent webinar on "How to Hack Your MBA". Since 1992, I've been working on a book tentatively titled "Hack your Education: How to Squeeze Maximum Value from College or Graduate School". I've posted on my site the expanded slides from the webinar and a [...continue reading]

Free Webinar 9/13: How to Hack Your MBA and Get the Most Out of Your Degree

On 9/13, I’ll be delivering a free, one-hour webinar on “How to Hack Your MBA and Get the Most Out of Your Degree”.  We’ll have an estimated 300 attendees from most of the major business schools in Europe and the US.  It’s hosted by Evisors, a career advice resource delivered by industry experts, [...continue reading]

How to Hack Your College or Graduate School Education

You're likely investing $20,000-$50,000/year, plus opportunity cost, to attend school.  How can you maximize the benefits of all the years and all the money that you are investing? I have a tentative answer.  Below is the draft of a book I’m writing tentatively titled, “How to Hack Your [...continue reading]

America’s educational system is broken

I was fortunate to attend Wednesday the CED’s Postsecondary Education Summit on Business Leadership for 21st Century Education Policies, as well as their annual fundraising dinner.  The CED is a leader in leveraging the business community to promote rational economic policies; I was very impressed [...continue reading]

Entrepreneurial Education Programs in New York/Invitation to Founder Institute Investor Session

I've been very excited to see the boom in the New York startup community in the last 2 years, driven in large part by the shrinkage in the NY industries that traditionally lured some of the most entrepreneurial and aggressive personalities (finance, consulting, etc.) Michael Karnjanaprakorn posted a [...continue reading]

Was Earning That Harvard M.B.A. Worth It?

ABOUT a year before Adam Richman was to graduate from the Harvard Business School in 1996, he took on an extracurricular project. It was long before the Internet bubble inflated and burst, and well before one of the school's graduates landed in the White House. Mr. Richman wondered: What was the [...continue reading]

How Is a Hedge Fund Like a School?

Hedge-fund guru Joel Greenblatt (also a principal of the Value Investors Club) applied Wall Street principles-and $1,000 per student-to turn around a struggling Queens elementary school. And it worked, spectacularly. more... [...continue reading]

How to Maximize the Value of your Time in Business School

I gave a talk to NYU's Stern Scholars on Dec. 9 on "How to Maximize the Value of Your Time in Business School". (Thank you to Ken Wee for coordinating the event!) Among the topics I covered: career planning, time optimization, and selective short-term learning programs and scholarships. I based [...continue reading]