- Dhawan argues that learning outside of traditional business practices is important for business leaders.
- “Unlearning,” the process of stepping outside comfortably held notions, needs to be integrated into the MBA program.
- The conventional teaching of MBAs emphasizes presentation but hinders creativity.
From the article:
After consuming $200,000 worth of business education in Wharton's undergraduate program and MIT Sloan's MBA program, I found a new mantra: Unlearn it all. Each year, thousands of MBAs funnel through institutes like Wharton, MIT Sloan, and Harvard Business School ready to storm the corporate boardrooms... Yet, these MBAs are trained to focus on what they learn rather than how or why they learn. ...