I’m a bit late with this post. To bring you up to speed on where I am with the book, on March 31 I submitted the first draft to my editor. It is still with her.
I think this is great progress. When discussing a time frame with my editor back in November, I mentioned it would be nice to have the book finished by the summer. But more realistically, it would be around year end (2013). The remaining editing passes will take time but now I will push for a completion this summer.
The should I get an MBA debate is still fully raging. I expect it will for some time. Being able to publish this summer will launch me right into the white hot coals of this debate.
Here are just a few examples of what is being said in the media:
- Is an MBA Still Necessary? (entrepreneur.com)
- Do MBAs Make Better CEOs? (Bloomberg)
- A Smart Investor Would Skip the M.B.A. (The Wall Street Journal)
- On Our Radar: Did You Really Need That M.B.A.? (The Wall Street Journal – Careers)
- As interest in full-time MBAs declines, enrollment in specialized master’s degrees climbs (The Washington Post)
- My master’s wasn’t worth it (CNN Money)
- Budding Entrepreneurs Can Choose an M.B.A. Lite (The New York Times)
- Economist Debates: Business Education: Statements (The Economist)
The MBA debate is very polar. It’s either you need a top school or an MBA is worthless. I jump right into the middle of this debate, eliminating the these polar extremes. I have no doubt the book will cause some controversy. But I’m planting a flag and making it clear where I stand.
With my book, I’m hoping more people who are considering an MBA will be able to see past these limited, polar arguments and realize the value they can derive from such an education.