Rethink the MBA: Why Business School is Riskier Than You Think

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My name is Micah. I graduated with an MBA from Wharton in 2009. I originally went to business school to become an entrepreneur. It was a bad decision. I believe many people decide to get an MBA for the wrong reasons, like me. If you're thinking about getting an MBA, this book is for you. I should never have gotten an MBA. Maybe you shouldn't either. More

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About Micah Merrick

Micah Merrick has worked at the intersection of social impact and innovation for over 15 years. During that time, he helped build a few wind farms, formed partnerships between giant companies and startups, and received an MBA from The Wharton School.

In 2014, he published Rethink the MBA, a series of reflections on the reasons NOT to get an MBA.

His current project is to build a community of like-minded people who want to help American workers flourish in the 21st century.

Micah writes frequently on Twitter, often in the form of tweet-storms about research at the intersection of education and work. Micah lives and works in Silicon Valley with his family.

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Review by: Kimberly Schimmel on March 13, 2014 :
This is an absolute must-read book for anyone considering borrowing big bucks for an MBA. Merrick goes back to what I recognize as an ancient Biblical principle called "counting the cost." One would think business students would be the first to apply cost-benefit analysis to graduate school, but the fact that they don't speaks to just how effectively MBS programs have marketed themselves. Arm yourselves with the facts, via this great book, before you decide whether an MBA is a viable investment or a crap shoot!
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