Monday, July 11, 2011

"Fire MBAs" - Bob Lutz, former GM Vice Chairman

Personally, I don't value MBA degree (even though I have met and had very knowledgeable friends at college). For me, it's a hyped and useless degree. Most of the MBAs I have seen are pure Juggu Boys (sycophants) and irrational cabals, who can't take any decision on their own, but can only create chaos and politics.

That's one of the reasons I like Paul Graham of Y-Combinator. He's a great icon for Hackers (to get back the respect).

I just stumbled upon this link through Hacker News where TIME magazine reports on Bob Lutz's latest book Car Guys vs. Bean Counters: The Battle for the Soul of American Business. Some interesting notes:
  • we need to fire the M.B.A.s and let engineers run the show.
  • "if you can measure it, you can manage it"
  • The only time Apple ever lost the plot was when it put the M.B.A.s in charge. 
  • "Shoemakers should be run by shoe guys, and software firms by software guys."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I go with your opinion. Well said!!