Thursday, April 21, 2011

Studies Prove American Business Undergrads Are the Dumbest Of All the Majors

Tom and Miro interview Swiss business student Firat Aslan, international student of mystery, about the benefits of a global education. And today’s jargon will get you hugged in northern Switzerland and beat up in southern Switzerland.

This episode is brought to you by Venture Cafe. Because great things happen when smart
people bump into each other. Every Thursday from 3-8 pm at One Broadway in Cambridge Mass.


(1) Headlines: Business majors are dumbest

The New York Times and The Chronicle of Higher Education reported the results of the National Survey of Student Engagement. They discovered what me and any of my phi Beta Kappa friends could have told you. Business majors are dumb.

Undergrad business majors had the Lowest GMAT Scores of any other major taking the GMAT.

What? that’s supposed to be their thing

That’s like saying Sprinting Majors from the Cambridge School of Running are finishing last at NCAA running contest.

Also, they don’t actually do any actual running, they only do tons of group projects about running.

Out of all undergraduate students business majors spend the least time studying and improved the least over their careers in writing and reasoning.

But they were statistically tied with education majors.

Oh great, the only people as poorly educated as business majors are educators.

But, wait, I can explain all this. Why do you choose business as a major? Because you want to get a kick-ass finance job.

And we all know that those jobs are not given out to people with good grades. Networking is what gets you those jobs.

What they should really be judged on is salary. They get higher salaries than average coming out of school. How is that not success?

Scientists and engineers do even better than that, and some majors , like philosophy close the gap by mid career.

That’s why we need to get rid of the undergraduate business major. You can learn bean counting at the bean factory when you graduate. Spend college to learn how to think.

Get rid of it? Business is the biggest undergraduate major. The marketplace is calling for MORE business undergrads, not less. And they’re making more money too, which means they’re basically better people.

Dude, I’m a better person because I can evaluate history through the lens of the Hegelian dialectic, not because I can read a balance sheet.

I’m not so sure.

How else could I have written that Marxist critique of the NPV equation?

(2) Interview - Swiss, Turkish Undergrad

INTRO: Firat is an Undergraduate business major at University of Applied Sciences, Northwestern Switzerland Current on tour in the US with swissnex. A trully international man of mystery.
Networking New York

(3) Jargon: Gruezi

Hello in Swiss

(4) Business School Tip of the Week: Learn A Language

If you are looking for a cheap and easy way to build a community sign up for the newsletter for access to our bonus interview with Carrie Stalder, manager here at the venture cafe.

(5) What’s on your Radar?
Miro: 2 hour meditation workshop
Tom: 2 minute meditation workshop proving that I’m 60 times more efficient than MiorKaz.
Firat: Going to NY to visit Wall Street!


  1. This blog is so nice to me. I will continue to come here again and again. Visit my link as well. Good luck
    obat aborsi

  2. This violates my first law of data entry duplication: don't do it. download keygens GoMore connects people looking for a ride with drivers who have empty seats.

  3. Make the most of this mad double offer and download Crazy Penguin Catapult and 3D Rollercoaster Rush New York now. downlodable pdf But windows would copy the whole file, not the name.

  4. Snapshots, email messaging, ftp are easier to configure: new input fields have been added to the Preferences window. download files NEW: Now you can view in fahrenheit the temperature in the icon badge.

  5. From Robert Bolt: PokerBoss Tournament Manager is just what you need to run your next home poker tournament or even a large multi-table tournament. web site! He lives near Toronto with his wife and two childrenFrom the Hardcover edition.

  6. FUNCTIONS: This app is composed of the following 3 parts. download apps Tap on the selected Electron Shell Diagram to flip for a brief description of the element and to see its position in the Periodic Table.

  7. If its not here, odds are either its not worth eating or itll be here soon. Recent changes:- Supported editing default news sources.

  8. Enjoy Auto Shutter and explore the new features that turn your iPhone into a device ready to congratulate your friends. Compatible with iPhone 3GS/4/4S/5/6/6+, iPod touch 4th/5th Gen,iPad 2/3, iPad Air and iPad Mini.

  9. On Demand Access public radio programs from multiple content providers (NPR, PRI, APM and KXT) easily and quickly. Keeping with our great 38 year long tradition of serving up good eats with good service.

  10. As you go, add fun filtereffects to your images and even create YOUR OWN filter sets to truly express yourself. Now you don't need a ingredient and additive list to determine if a food product in Aus & NZ contains gluten.

  11. If you love our app, please help spread the word by leaving us a nice review in the app store. " =We indicate each ingredient amount by the number of servings up to five.

  12. Add to that, Skirmish mode where you can create custom battles and even random ones for endless replayability. Click here! It's a useful tool that is very clean and easy to use.

  13. Speeding is the most common contributing factor to road deaths in NSW. Go to website. Just shoot everything in front of you if you want to survive.

  14. There were two young people who survive in the world. Find it here The application is able to handle photos and animation preserved in the camera roll, and animation on YouTube.

  15. Krabs is expanding his Krabby Patty empire, one restaurant at a time. I read something about this app in an online magazine, very positive review, so I tried it and I am very satisfied.

  16. Bei Trinity Taylor geht es immer sofort zur Sache, und das in den unterschiedlichsten Situationen und Varianten. For best results, businesses should use a logo that is a .


  17. شركة غسيل خزانات بالمدينة المنورة شركة غسيل خزانات بالمدينة المنورة
    افضل شركة تنظيف منازل بالمدينة المنورة شركة تنظيف بيوت بالمدينة المنورة

  18. Building a Business on purpose, takes lot of planning, lots of energy and lots of focus. Most have a peek at this site you must be willing to persevere... no matter what comes your way. Adversity seems to attach itself to every business with a purpose; however, you must stay focused and stay the course.

  19. Online Advertising has come a long way since its inception in the year 1994. In its early days, it was dominated by the nature and the content of traditional advertising, but now, the scenario has changed. Online Advertising has evolved acquiring the status of an indispensable tool for brand building and promotion in this competitive age.

  20. The author covered some curious points here. I came across this Cockroach Pest Control Abu Dhabi using Yahoo and I must confess that I am currently subscribed for your blog, it is quite great

  21. Credit control is important in a business especially for small businesses. This means that every small business should ensure that it collects its outstanding invoices. Some small businesses let their uncollected invoices accumulate which ultimately affects their cash flow and also the performance of the general business. vladimir vrbaski republika

  22. *After study a few of the blog posts on your website now, and I truly like your way of blogging. I bookmarked Root to my bookmark website list and will be checking back soon. Pls check out my web site as well and let me know what you think.

    1. This means that it’s much easier to get this kind of loan even if you have low earnings. Additionally, bridging loan lenders won’t be worried about the kind of rental income that the property could produce, because the property could easily be empty for the entire length of the loan. paydayok

  23. A lot of thanks for all your hard work on this web page. My mom really likes making time for investigation and it is obvious why. Many of us hear all concerning the lively tactic you create insightful tips and hints through the web site and even recommend participation from other ones on this idea while our own child has always been understanding a whole lot. Have fun with the rest of the new year. You’re the one performing a dazzling job. hackinations xbox one emulator

  24. Recent healthy food trends include organic food, SOLE food (sustainable, organic, local, environmental) and 100 mile foods (buying food from local producers and suppliers). Is this a long lasting trend? What are the organic food advantages? Primary Beneficiary Vs Contingent

  25. New to your blog. Stumbled upon it browsing the web. Keep up the great work. I am hoping you update it regularly. WordPress e-commerce themes

  26. Credit control is important in a business especially for small businesses. This means that every small business should ensure that it collects its outstanding invoices. Some small businesses let their uncollected invoices accumulate which ultimately affects their cash flow and also the performance of the general business. Cash app phone number

  27. Payday loans are a type of short term loan that you can use to quickly get cash until your next paycheck. They are easy to get and generally online require proof of employment and a checking account. Basically you will write the company a postdated check that won't be deposited until after you get paid again. This type of loan doesn't even require a credit check. Payday Loans Vancouver

  28. London. The vibrant, beating heart of the United Kingdom. It's one of the world's most popular destinations for tourists, and for business travellers too. The amount of commerce that goes through London is staggering, with a financial centre second only to New York, and service industries that cater for both the UK, European and international markets. If you're a business planning to fly to London, read this comprehensive guide on how to get from the airport to the city centre.

  29. just information we only provide information for those who need it cara menggugurkan kandungan

  30. I visited a lot of website but I conceive this one holds something extra in it in it ahmedabad to poicha swaminarayan temple distance