Archive | December, 2011

You Can Beat the GMAT

I know of a guy who was a brilliant student from his elementary grades up until he graduated from law school. His brilliance never dimmed a bit when he took his review classes for the bar exams. But when the big day came, he wet his pants from fear and backed out even before the […]

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Are You Afraid of the GMAT ?

It is said that “fear” is a child of the unknown. According to Bertrand Russell (1872 – 1970), a well-known British philosopher and many other lofty adjectives attached to his name: “Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom. Thats consoling, […]

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Your B-school Application Guide

You have done your homework and are prepared to take the final plunge. The hatches are buttoned up and nothing, come heaven or hell, can derail your plans. Now it is time to apply for admission into the school(s) of your choice. These steps will carry you through the entire process. They may vary from […]

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The Role of B-schools in Global Learning

My previous posts dwelt on prepping you up for entry into a business school. Except for the process of applying into one, I have loaded you with the things necessary to make it successfully into a business school’s roster of students. I thought I need to tell you one more thing. There’s more to earning […]

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Checklist in Getting into a Business School (Part 2 of 2)

I am fascinated with National Geographic’s Air Crash Investigation series. It shows that in a lot of air crashes, human error and mechanical failure are more to blame than foibles of Nature. Your planned take-off for a business school can crash as well, not from Nature or mechanical failure, but from your own doing unless […]

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Free Apps, Ad-Supported Business Models => Dangerous!

Free Apps, Ad-Supported Business Models => Dangerous! At today’s roundtable, the last for 2011, we had four different countries represented and an intense set of discussions on five very interesting businesses – a fabulous event to end the year with. BootstrapToday Anand Agarwal from Pune, India, pitched BootStrapToday, an Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) SaaS solution from […]

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Checklist in Getting into a Business School (Part 1 of 2)

So you are dead-set in going to a business school. You have crossed your bridge and there’s no turning back. You have prepared for it since you decided what to do with your life; you want to go higher in your career. You worked for a good GPA and your GMAT is the envy of […]

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Tips in Choosing the Right Business School

Several years back, I met an elderly American gentleman in a wedding reception. He’s a well-traveled guy, also talked a lot. After a few chatters, he asked me where I would prefer to live, if I had a choice. Without much hesitation I told him that for quality of life, Singapore is great, for shopping […]

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Best B-Schools for Entrepreneurs

Dozens of entrepreneurship programs are available in graduate schools across the country. Only top-notch programs make the annual lists of the best business schools. The F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College in Massachusetts offers the number one graduate business program for entrepreneurs in the country, according to the U.S. News and World […]

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Are You Ready for Business School

There were plenty of times when my daughter, in medical school then, would look so tired, unable to say anything and can’t seem to lift her arm. More to reassure myself than her, I would ask,   “You still want to be a doctor?” Her answer was always unwavering, “If I am not going to be […]

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