MBA from Andrew's blog

Going to the Richard Ivey School of business was a lot of fun. I was only 24 and it gave me an excuse to go around the world for 8 months before pursuing further education. How could I possibly pass this up.

What was interesting about the MBA is that the actual technical knowledge you gained was pretty basic and required about a grade 7 education. What was funny was that people had issues grasping these concepts and some of these people graduated in the top of the class. Too bad for there employers....But what was surprising was the case method and how invaluable it was.

Having run my own business successfully for 12 years I still quote MBA cases that I reviewed at Ivey. Its a bit like reading the bible. There are some good stories there but at the end of the day there is a pearl of wisdom that can be gleened in context. It seems obvious when you tell someone that a car dealership is in business to sell cars. When what is not apparent is that they are in business to finance the capital appreciation of the land they are sitting on.

These conceptualizations are still helping me today and I found it to be a truly enriching experience. I have to say that Ivey made a huge impact on the success that I have had in life.

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By Andrew
Added May 27 '14


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