Interesting conversation today about the value of experience vs qualifications. I must say, it’s not uncommon to find people with tons of business experience who never went to grad school or sometimes even completed a formal education. It’s also not uncommon to find people with business degrees in other walks of life, not using the skills they have learnt. It’s funny how some people would put so much effort into getting their diploma, all those late nights and dark under eye circles, then not being able to take advantage of what they have gained.
The question is, what do you think is more important? The things one learns at business school? Or the formative years that give a person the traits that are so essential in business? Ot much be a combination of both, but one surely must be more important. Think about our business leaders of today, where do they get their foundations?