The Professor did say, “To receive this special MBA”:
- Do think more creatively than ever
- Do involve others
- Do be picky about how you spend your time
- Do be focused on whom you involve
- Do have a purpose much bigger than yourself
- Do have a vision that seems impossible
- Do plan to make a ton of money
- Do plan to change people’s lives
- Do plan to be tested and ridiculed
The professor said, “In your efforts to receive this special MBA”:
- Do not take yourself away from the things you already do
- Do not make extra work for yourself
- Do not spend piles of money
- Do not listen to pessimists
- Do not give up, ever
- Do not copy the status quo
- Do not sell yourself short
- Do not be paralyzed with tough decisions
- Do not fear failure
- Do not play it safe
- Do not compromise your values, ever
But he did say to receive this special MBA, there are specific things that must be done. That list is for tomorrow.
OK, ok, okay. I’ll tell you. But please don’t expect it to be predictable. And please don’t expect it to be fully revealed today.
Any idea why? Well, mostly because it’s awkward to talk about, and even more so to write about.
It most likely goes without saying; however, just so we’re all crystal clear, I’m a square hole looking for a round peg. Got it?
So let’s start here. It troubles me, personally, to think that after expending extraordinary resources, the only thing you get upon graduating with an MBA is a piece or paper.
As an over-achiever (like Walt Disney, Roger Bannister, Jesus, Superman, etc), I want a heck of a lot more than a piece of paper. At 50 years old, what can I do with another piece of paper?
I want profit, a passive income and the ability to work when I want, from where I want, and to hire whom I want, when I want.
My professor says this is possible, but it will require efforts heretofore unheard of.