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What does it take for an engineer to get into a top MBA program?

What does it take for an engineer to get into a top MBA program?

Aug 21, 2011

Having been both an engineer in a former life, and now a freshly-minted MBA, I think it is critical for an software engineer to show that they are more than a code monkey. A business school doesn’t want someone who wants an MBA just so they can hang it in the same darkened office from whence they came and then continue to just spit code. Just like any...

Why does the startup community display so much arrogance when it comes to passing judgement on MBAs?

Why does the startup community display so much arrogance when it comes to passing judgement on MBAs?

Aug 21, 2011

There is a perceived dichotomy between one who ‘grew’ up in the startup world and one who enters it via an MBA. Its easy to see the origins of this divide as there undoubtedly will be a cognitive friction between those who see themselves as being in the trenches,rubbing two sticks together just to survive and those who would approach the same...

What was the single most trans-formative event of the Cold War?

What was the single most trans-formative event of the Cold War?

Aug 21, 2011

The erection of the Berlin Wall gave the world a very real and permanent face to Churchill’s metaphorical “Iron Curtain”. While the divide between the Soviet and Western spheres of influence had long since become an accepted reality, the wall gave it a physical personification. The no-man’s land, guardtowers and dead bodies represented a...

Is it real or is it fake? in the end, it’s just street meat

Is it real or is it fake? in the end, it’s just street meat

Aug 17, 2011

I love street meat. No matter how much of a bleeding-heart, granola-eating liberal I have become, if I am outside at 4am and Cloverfield isn’t charging up and down 7th avenue, you can find me enjoying a nice plate of lamb on rice at the famous ‘Halal Guys’ street cart at 53rd street and 6th avenue. Yet, no matter the night, or the company I...

What are the most well-written pieces of software?

What are the most well-written pieces of software?

Aug 1, 2011

I can’t say what the most well written program is, but I know that everytime I get on an airplane I hope its the avionics package. See question on Quora