Donâ€™t we all wish that life was as tidy as biz school case studies? Well, itâ€™s not. Itâ€™s also not fair, and smart people do stupid things. All of which should be factored into real-world business planning.
Thus, my idea: MBA the board game! Instead of systematically working a case with defined variables and assumptions â€“ people would learn to think on their feet and turn on a dime. Depending on the roll of the dice and cards chosen â€“ the students would have to deal with everything from natural disastersâ€¦to global economic changesâ€¦ to the start-up founderâ€™s sudden death in the middle of the crucial first investment round (something that really happened to one of my clients.) The professors could have great fun coming up with new things for every game or turn.
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