Evil. And I think one thing I will connect back to your introduction which is very generous by the way. Thank you for it. I actually dropped out of the Stanford graduate school of business. So I did attend the business school. I found it extremely valuable for certain things.
But I think for entrepreneurs, entrepreneurship is fundamentally practical than applied discipline. And I think education usually just instills patterns that have to ... sort of like working at a big company, it just ... it instills patterns and frameworks that usually have to be broken or useless in the startup context. I think many business schools would like to be able to teach entrepreneurship and I commend the efforts. It's a very difficult thing to teach in the abstract.
It's depends but mostly evil. I think if a person is a strong employee then MBA doesn't hurt. But it can definitely be a disadvantage if they try to bring in too much of what they learned in business school. You've got to remember MBA stands for Master's of Business Administration not creation. I think it's usually more relevant in a more mature organization.
Good. Oh, gosh. It's a hard one cause I have an MBA. I think for early stage startups good but in limited doses. I mean, I think the issue with MBAs is you do get analysis paralysis and if you're asking what I'd rather have an A plus engineer or an A plus MBA at an early stage startup, I'd rather have an A plus engineer.
But ultimately you need both the business side and the tech side. And I do think business schools do provide a skill set that can be helpful to companies and a lot of great companies were started by MBAs for sure.
Good. I disagree with Guy. I don’t think you need many MBAs but there is a handful of skillsets about how you go to market, tell your story and think about strategy that can be highly complementary to the visionaries building the product.