If you missed it, in yesterday’s post I decided I’d call out Will Hunting’s idea of getting a business education, for free, with what was available to you at the library. (Or, in my case, what’s been lingering unread on my bookshelf and at the library).
Today I’m outlining the books that I plan to read. A few notes:
The Good Will Hunting Theory of education.
Back in ’97 you may remember this little movie with Ben Affleck and Matt Damon that netted them an Oscar for screenwriting. One of the film’s most brilliant lines, the kind that has stuck with me in the intervening 13 years, is at the end of this scene:
“You dropped 150 grand on a fucking education you could have gotten for $1.50 in late charges at the public library.”
Can it Be Done?
In the last two years I’ve gone back-and-forth on whether to take the plunge and pursue an MBA myself. Several times I’ve found gaps in knowledge that prevented me either from:
a) taking a step, or, worse,
b) not recognizing an opportunity.