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3 Things Indian Startups Can Give You That MBA Cannot

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Bangalore: Last decade saw the unadulterated flow of MBA graduates from all over the country and abroad because general convention dictates that an individual can only go so far in the corporate world without a MBA degree. Traditional ways are fool proof and most of the times they yield results, which is why such ways have been accepted as traditional but there is the unconventional path that, every once in a while, an individual will tread. It is like Robert Frost’s, “The Road Not Taken.”

Today we can see numerous startups coming up and what is more eye-catching is that these startups are not founded by MBA graduates, who are fully qualified to navigate the corporate markets, instead these new ventures are initiated by engineers and college dropouts. These are the men and women who are putting India on the global picture with their innovative products and business models. So the debate seeks to answer the question, Is knowledge of MBA graduates greater than experience of startup entrepreneurs?

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Reader's comments(7)
1: MBA Graduates are needed in abundance to cater the needs of business. Entrepreneur:MBA ratio 1:infinite in Business. So It's a win-win situation and good that everyone dont go for a business, as if everyone starts thinking of the same, then there will be an instabilty b/w demand and supply and we have to acquire MBA's from overseas.
Posted by:PPupneja - 20 Mar, 2013
2: but how one can deny that in todays globalized world if you want to stay in the race with your peers or up the corporate ladder you must have all skills which you can have thro WELL-KNOWN colleges only such as all iim,JBIMS and other many more.
on the other side if you are saying without an MBA person can go so far is only for dependent person but individual can break any barrier if one desire to be successful.
Posted by:abcde f ghi - 25 Feb, 2013
3: I can smell some pissed off MBA Graduates here. Suckers spent all the money and still have to go through crap.
Posted by:MBA crap - 12 Feb, 2013
4: Guys chill, there are ppl who still love to read entrepreneurship
Posted by:lUBY - 12 Feb, 2013
5: Irrelevant article.
Posted by:BPahalwan - 12 Feb, 2013
6: (1) Even B-School grads know this stuff.
(2) Entrepreneurship is not a cake walk.
(3) Entrepreneurship is being romanticised the same way as media did to MBA in the last decade.
(4) You could be entrepreneurial even by improving/upgrading existing process in your current position
(5) More than 90% people give up entrepreneurial dream.
(6) Entrepreneurs are not limited to internet companies. They could be fruit vendors or construction contractors.
Posted by:Supertramp - 12 Feb, 2013
Entrepreneur is different from a businessman. The fruit vendor and construction contractor you mentioned is more of a businessman.
bpahalwan Replied to: Supertramp - 12 Feb, 2013