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创业公司CEO到底需不需要MBA学位

Dan Mitchell 2014年07月11日

有商学院教授认为,如果Snapchat首席执行官斯皮格尔拿过MBA学位,他就不会拒绝Facebook公司30亿美元的天价收购。但问题是,如果他当年去读MBA了,或许根本就不会有如今的Snapchat。


    此外,大家觉得斯皮格尔什么时候可以去拿一个MBA呢?今年他23岁,和那些反戴棒球帽的铁哥们住进斯坦福的宿舍后,他们一直在想办法迅速致富。从那时起,斯皮格尔就一直在为Snapchat而忙碌。他2012年毕业,在产品设计专业拿到了学位。要是再花两年时间去读研究生,那他差不多要到现在才能回到Snapchat。就算他上MBA夜校,Snapchat的发展势头也会严重受阻,而这种发展势头实际上就是Snapchat的全部实力所在。这家公司的产品也许代表着某种商业突破,但截至目前,它仍然给人一种昙花一现的感觉。对这样的公司来说,时机就是一切。

    鉴于Snapchat目前的疯狂氛围,罗斯坦的观点肯定没人听得进去,而且明显脱离实际。在那些炙手可热的初创企业,CEO们并不关心那些烦人的案例分析,他们关心的只有自己的银行账户和自我认知,也许还有他们销售的产品。1994年,芝加哥体育撰稿人里克•特兰德曾在一篇臭名昭著的文章中说,如果在青少年时期参加过团体体育项目,涅槃乐队(Kurt Cobain)主唱科特•柯本就肯定不会自杀。罗斯坦的说辞跟特兰德的文章略有相似之处。特兰德也许说的对,但要是这样的话,柯本也就永远不会成立涅槃乐队了。(财富中文网)

    译者:Charlie

    And anyway, when was Spiegel supposed to have gotten this degree? He’s 23 years old, and has been working on Snapchat since he and his backward-ballcapped buddies were living in the dorms at Stanford and trying to come up with a get-rich-quick scheme. He graduated in 2012 with a degree in product design. Had he taken two years to earn a postgrad degree, he’d just be returning to Snapchat right around now. Even if he pursued his MBA at night at Bob’s Upstairs Business College, it would seriously stalled Snapchat’s momentum—and momentum is really all Snapchat has. The product might turn out to represent some kind of business breakthrough, but for now it tastes like the flavor of the month. Timing is everything with companies like this.

    Given the lunatic atmosphere of the startup scene at the moment, Rostan’s argument comes off as remarkably tin-eared and out of touch. CEOs of hot startups don’t care about your stinking case studies, they care only about their bank accounts, their egos and—maybe—the products they’re selling. Rostan’s plea is a little like when Chicago sportswriter Rick Telander infamously wrote in 1994 that, if only Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain had participated in organized sports as a youth, he never would have killed himself. Which might be true, but he also never would have founded Nirvana.

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