- Throughout my college experience the end goal was always, always, to find a job that would be fulfilling, pay off my student debt, and most importantly get me out of my parent’s house. In Derek Thompson’s piece on “Workism” he analyzes why we see work as the end-all-be-all and how we (Millennials in particular) have accepted it as our own religion (The Atlantic)
- “The Era of Limited Government Is Over” a piece by New York Times Columnist Ross Douthat looks at the dwindling influence of our Religious, Cultural, and Social institutions and how “Big Government” has served as the universal replacement. In an era when calls for Small Government seem like double-speak from the party that advocates for deficit-inflating tax cuts and non-war-time military expansion, Ross identifies a seemingly forgotten form of conservatism. One that maybe both parties could learn from (New York Times)
- Look at Justin Fairfax (Virginia Lt. Governor) equating an investigation into sexual assault accusations to Jim Crow-era lynching victims…so ya (Axios)
- As a loyal IU Basketball fan who is currently on the brink, this article made me feel a WHOLE lot better. From Sports Illustrated, UC Berkley is having one of the worst P5 Division I basketball seasons of all time at the same time that PAC-12 is having a dump of a season themselves. All I can say is at least the Big10 is strong this year (Sports Illustrated)
- Want to lose some weight? Well I would recommend checking out this video (Daily Camera)
- Free College for All might seem like a liberal pipe-dream cooked up by Bernie “Socialist Doc Brown” Sanders but that doesn’t mean that the idea hasn’t done some good. The mere mention of free college for all has shifted the field to debate and brought serious attention to the rising cost of public education. In Noah Smith’s article he address various policy solutions that have been proposed and their potential impacts, good and bad (Bloomberg)
- Caffeine, Nicotine, Cell Phones. You’re probably sick of hearing how addicted you are to your phone. At this point it’s as synonymous as Millennials being lazy and colleges being liberal. And I’m with you. I mean what the hell would I do if I couldn’t remember if that actor is Dylan McDermott or Dermot Mulroney? But if you’re not as stubborn as me and see your phone as a serious addiction then this article by Kevin Roose is a great way to ease out of your reliance, and embrace the the world around you rather than escaping into your phone (New York Times)
- “The constructive humor of dad jokes can enhance many situations”, an amazing quote from Heidi Mitchell’s investigation into what makes dad jokes work and why they might have arisen in the first place (Wall Street Journal)
- President Trump went to Vietnam this week to negotiate with Kim Jong-un, click to see the progress praising a brutal dictator has brought to the world
- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in some hot water after his Attorney General testified how his office spent months trying to quietly end legal troubles for an iconic construction firm from his home district. While the AG is not accusing Mr. Trudeau of breaking any laws, she does believe he stepped over an ethical line. I guess Canadians aren’t always so squeaky clean are they, eh? (Bloomberg)
For many business students an MBA is the next natural step, but why? I’d argue that we’ve been raised to follow a set path: High school, College, Internship , Full-time as a junior employee, MBA, Full-time as a senior employee, etc… And those who do strive for the MBA, a C-Suite position is probably in the back of their mind. How could it not? The salary, stock options, perks, all make it appear to be the perfect job for a worker who has slaved away for over a decade in Excel and PowerPoint.
But what if that MBA didn’t add any measurable valuable to a company? What if companies have been hiring based on bias rather than results? What if – now hear me out – the market is not always rational? The Institutional Investor investigates this claim and more in their piece about the tangible impact of an MBA on company performance, possibly changing some minds about whether to pursue it – or at the very least how to view it.
Anyways…Indiana’s MBA program was listed among the most elite business schools so I was happy with whatever they said.
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