MBA News: Fatherly Advice on Where Start-Ups Come From

A satirical piece by Marco Kaye on McSweeney’s this week gives some cautionary, paternal advice about rushing headlong into the “troubling and irresistible” world of start-up ventures. Although dropping out of college to pursue your dream could theoretically position you as the next Mark Zuckerberg, it could also, as the author points out, result in risking $3B at age 23 or having an eventual breakdown over ad revenue. Business school, by contrast, might prepare you to more confidently navigate such entrepreneurial challenges—though it probably does not safeguard against the perils of late-night hackathons and tech buzzwords: “Before you know it—bang—you’re inside a horribly decorated start-up, Razor scootering from one cubicle to another.”

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