IT management tips, Project management
While addressing one of MBA graduation ceremonies at Harvard, Larry Allison of Oracles shocked his audience of the new graduates by telling them they may have lost their chances to be innovative and independent thinkers. I don’t recall the exact words he used, but that was the gist of what he said. Business leaders such as Larry Allison and Bill Gates were collage drop outs; they were successful because they were thinking out of the main stream, out of the box.
What was Larry Allison referring to is, by obtaining an MBA degree from such a prestigious school as Harvard, the students thought process was locked. By Obtaining an MBA from Harvard, the students are no longer independent thinkers when it comes to creativity and innovations, their thought process and problem solving skills are already set by Harvard standards.
The students’ minds are ingrained by Harvard ways, as these students hit the corporate world, their ability to think out of the box will be limited, and their problems solving skills will be limited to those that were taught at Harvard.
Is that means an investment in an MBA degree from Harvard is not worth the money and the efforts? I don’t have an answer to this question, but I know that creativity requires an independent mind with the least amount of influence to think freely.