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Instant MBA by Nicholas Bate

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39. Why are you doing an MBA anyway?

Stop. Take a walk. Why are you doing this? Let’s talk it through, together.

‘If you know why you want something, you are more likely to get it.’ Think about that.

You are ahead of the game: you are managing your own MBA. That gets you flexibility (of curriculum, of time). It saves you money and allows you to ease yourself into the real thing, if that is what you fancy doing later on. Even so, it’s worth examining—what is it about those three magic letters? And if you know why, you really are more likely to get it.

Here’s what I mean. You’ve taken up archery and love it. Obviously, initially—for good safety reasons—you are confined to the indoor range. But eventually your coach says you are ready for the outside ...

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