MBA Blues: What Recruiters Want and What B-schools Don?t Teach 1st Edition
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    MBA Blues: What Recruiters Want and What B-schools Don?t Teach 1st Edition  (English, Paperback, Chandra Kant)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Iba Publications
    • ISBN: 9788192099644, 8192099644
    • Edition: 1stEdition, 2011
    • Pages: 225
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      Students are like the CEO of their career and life. As CEOs, they need to formulate a product and marketing strategy for their offered services. They need to handle their own finances. They should be concerned about their motivation and that of their stakeholders. They have to handle their learning and delivery (production) processes efficiently.

      This personalises the MBA programme and makes it interesting and relevant. In the role of a CEO of their own fate, they realise that all the theory that they study can be assessed and refined in the crucible of their own experience. In a way, they are being taught how to manage the rest of their own life.

      This book shows students some of the skills that are required to be the CEO of their own fate. The first part of the book talks about the reality of the MBA world, in the B-school and in corporate life. This is the marketplace where students, as competing CEOs, are operating.

      The second part of the book shows the students how to develop the skills they need so that they can perform the right actions to further their career as an MBA.

      The third part of the book teaches the students specific skills to make rational choices - in your life and career.

      About the Author
      Chandra Kant left corporate life at the ripe age of 45 after he realised that he could contribute to society by helping create 21st century managers who are well-adjusted socially and academically. He focuses on helping the students develop transferable skills which would help them throughout their lives.

      He believes that parents, teachers, and the environment put too much pressure on students to perform by creating a culture of competition. This pressure to deliver results creates tremendous stress and anxiety which the students have not learnt to deal with in their formative years. Parents and teachers have not taught their wards any life skills to manage themselves and to create and manage relationships.

      He is slowly bringing about a revolution in management learning, by teaching students to understand why people and organisations behave the way they do. He is deeply against the ?mug-and-vomit? culture; he uses the Socratic method of teaching.

      He is a B. Tech. from I.I.T. Kanpur and has done his PGDM from I.I.M. Calcutta. He has more than 25 years of experience working with Investment Banks, IT service providers and consulting firms. When not teaching or mentoring, Chandra Kant does woodworking, makes wine and plays golf.

      Table of Contents
      Part I: The MBA Program
        • I. ?So, why do you want to do an MBA??
        • II. The problem with MBAs
        • III. You are already a CEO, so think critically
        • Emotional hijacking
        • IV. The making of an MBA
        • Factory Model
        • Fitness Trainer Model
        • Knowledge transfer in an MBA course
        • Learning
        • The cost of producing an MBA
        • The Choice of Specialisation
        • V. MBA for sale ? what salary will I get?
        • The demand for MBAs
        • Marketing of an MBA
        • The supply of MBAs
        • So how do you determine your salary?
        • Distribution channels
        • The needs of a recruiter
      Part II: What Managers Do
        • VI. Introduction
        • VII. Managing physical well-being
        • Energy is not physical
        • Immunity and relationship with stress
        • The importance of sleep
        • Backaches and headaches
        • Exercise
        • VIII.Managing emotions
        • Beliefs and assumptions
        • Happiness
        • Are we puppets or is it low self-esteem?
        • Managing negative emotions
        • The behaviour of teens
        • IX. Managing Change
        • Self Motivation
        • Rationalisation
        • X.Managing knowledge ? so much to do, so little time
        • What is knowledge
        • Mindmaps
        • Knowledge from books
        • Time management
        • XI.Managing others
        • Group behaviour
        • Relationships
        • Effective communication and motivating others
        • XII. The best manager we know
      Part III: Critical thinking
      • XIII. Introduction to critical thinking
      • XIV. Problem, what Problem?
      • Is it a problem?
      • The Importance vs. Urgent grid
      • Root cause analysis
      • XV.Seeing is believing
      • Opinions
      • Sources of errors in judgement
      • Information
      • Gathering data
      • XVI. Eureka!
      • Importance of creativity
      • Brain storming
      • Risk
      • XVII. Closing words
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      Book Details
      • Publication Year
        • 2011
      Contributors
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        • Chandra Kant
      • Author Info
        • Chandra Kant left corporate life at the ripe age of 45 after he realised that he could contribute to society by helping create 21st century managers who are well-adjusted socially and academically. He focuses on helping the students develop transferable skills which would help them throughout their lives.

          \nHe believes that parents, teachers, and the environment put too much pressure on students to perform by creating a culture of competition. This pressure to deliver results creates tremendous stress and anxiety which the students have not learnt to deal with in their formative years. Parents and teachers have not taught their wards any life skills to manage themselves and to create and manage relationships.

          \nHe is slowly bringing about a revolution in management learning, by teaching students to understand why people and organisations behave the way they do. He is deeply against the ?mug-and-vomit? culture; he uses the Socratic method of teaching.

          \nHe is a B. Tech. from I.I.T. Kanpur and has done his PGDM from I.I.M. Calcutta. He has more than 25 years of experience working with Investment Banks, IT service providers and consulting firms.\nWhen not teaching or mentoring, Chandra Kant does woodworking, makes wine and plays golf.
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      In God we trust, all others bring data.

      Looking to do an MBA? for the right reasons? or for the same old flimsy MBA tag?

      This book by Chandra Kant provides you a deeper insight to an MBA world, setting your expectations from the course and the course's expectation from you right. We all have preconceived notions about doing an MBA, some do it for the tag, some for the money but why do an MBA just for frivolous reasons when you can get so much more out of it. The book gives you a complete analytical view of how much you can get out...
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      Kavya Gowda

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      15 Nov, 2011

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      A Different Perespective

      I think the book is not just helpful for MBA students but also for any graduate or any individual who is seeking to enter in corporate.The book also give a different way to control or monitor our thought process related to our professional as well as personal life.
      The best part for me was second part where author talks about managing ourselves and surrounding.
      The book added a new insight.Highly thoughtful!!!
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      M Singh

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      4 Dec, 2011

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      The MBA curry !

      es book mein comedy hai, tragedy hai and of course important management fundas that might sound unfamiliar and in-comprehensive in the beginning but Dare to ignore them at your peril. A must read for people like me who want management taught in an anecdote style.
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      Kapil Khemani

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      3 Dec, 2011

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      Reality Check

      This book is very practical and is a must read for everyone who is undergoing management education/looking to take up a career in management. Stripped of all the confusing corporate cleverness(if i can say that), this book is a reality check for everyone, to gear up for what lies ahead in the mean world of corporates.

      I personally recommend the use of mindmaps, to organize your thoughts! Brilliant!
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      Arvind

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      2 Dec, 2011

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      A must read

      I have no words to express my gratitude towards the Author's effort.I highly recommend this book for every aspiring MBA.it has entirely covered the marketing and HR part.so lucidly written that u'll b bound to finish it off asap.
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      D Mitra

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      29 Nov, 2011

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      Reality of an MBA unveiled...

      This book (better call it part of "Management Bible") did not cover anything related to useless theory which anyways you can get from thousands of google links. But, it's a guide which makes you explore yourself from within. On completion of each part of this book,i bet you feel like so matured in your thinking- You will step in to the shoes of a Manager,Team leaders...to a CEO.It relates to your life and make you realize that a CEO is not a different species, buy you are already one.

      My fav...
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      Aravind Gogineni

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      6 Mar, 2012

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