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."