Friday, July 16, 2010

Does size really matter?

So I am employed by one of the BIG Four accounting firms. In my college accounting classes we were led to believe the big four were the pinnacle of the accounting world. So like all good students, I secured an internship which then led to the job offer and the rest is history.

After spending two years in this larger than life world, I am starting to believe my professors and mentors were operating under the outdated paradigm "bigger is better", which I agreed with until I stumbled across an interesting post by Seth Godin's blog about smaller being the new big.

In the business world to move your career ahead we focus on going for the position at the large company, or getting into the big name business school.

Well, that's just the opposite of the Free MBA project. Let's flip the mainstream paradigm of how to achieve success, and success itself, on its head. More can be learned from this project with lower cost (and opportunity cost), than attending the traditional MBA program.

For instance, at this point my blog is (i) vague, (ii) has little content, and (iii) i know little about this "blogging" thing. But, I will investment my time, and through trial and error, the content will improve, and I will learn.

So, let's get small with big plans.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Mission Statement

Well, at some point, we all need to invest our time and energy into something worthy of our efforts. At this point in my life, I haven't found that job or hobby which I feel a sense of passion towards. So, I have created that sense of passion and enthusiasm within this space. So, this blog has a purpose for me, and hopefully I will be able to create something of value for others (see the "value" post).

Free MBA Project Mission:
To extend the benefits of a world-class MBA education to anyone willing to invest the time, regardless of means.

Be warned..mission subject to...better wording..