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Should startups hire MBAs? The great debate continues!

Investment banking and management consulting positions still capture the career interest of many MBA students and grads. However, over the last several years there’s been a focus at many business schools to beef up their entrepreneurship programs as more and more MBAs want to strike out on their own or join a startup after graduation. […]

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Product management career advice and how an MBA can help

Edouard Valla is a friend of mine who began his career as a software developer and later moved into product management.  He is currently Head of Product at a VC backed healthcare IT startup in New York City.  Below he shares some product management career advice.  –John You were a product manager before you went […]

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Startup business development jobs – One part hustle, One part networking

Mike Cardamone was my classmate Columbia Business School and has gone on to work in startup business development jobs with successful startups like Box and AcademixDirect.  Below he shares his story about how he landed his first startup job in Silicon Valley and provides insight into what traits make a startup business development person effective. Tell […]

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“Create a role for yourself” – Private Equity pro David Barclay discusses his move to the startup world

I had the great pleasure of speaking with David Barclay about how he transitioned from an investment role at a private equity firm into running a new business home energy management business within a startup.  Read on to learn about how he made the move and how he created a great opportunity to move into […]

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