Here is what an HBS MBA told me about what it takes to make it to Harvard

Lets admit it. If you are an aspiring MBA candidate, getting into Harvard Business School  (AKA HBS) is like a dream come true. Getting into HBS means the opportunity to rub shoulders with some of the best minds out there, people that have been uber successful in whatever it is that they did before they all chose to get an…

The reality: 2 years after business school

Last week marked exactly two years since I graduated from Business School. Time flies! On my way back home from work today, I reflected back a little- on things I have done in the past couple years, my achievements & failures  –  but more importantly  – how my perspectives have matured.  Two years ago, I was pretty much an  anxious  grad armed with…

Will an MBA transform you into a Leader?

It depends. Most Leaders are bred in the crucible of life – not in a business school. If you are pursuing your MBA right now, ask yourself this. Are you just another MBA in the job market, or are you a  Leader?  A game changer?  Every morning I walk into  an office full of MBAs from…

Quotes from a Top Google Exec that every aspiring Product Manager should read

I recently had the opportunity to attend a talk by Mr. Jonathan Rosenberg, author of the best seller “How Google Works”. Mr. Rosenberg is a long time advisor to Larry Page, CEO of Alphabet and has previously served as Senior Vice President of Product Management at Google, overseeing the design, creation, and improvement of the company’s innovative product…

What nobody tells you about MBA Scholarships

Its that time of the year again, and my inbox is being bombarded with emails from applicants for information on the b-school admission process.  At some point every single email asks me  “Here is my profile. What are my chances of securing a scholarship at XYZ school?” Its a good question. Here’s the obvious answer- Your scholarship chances…

3 Tips for the Freshly Minted MBA

You are a freshly minted MBA,  raring to get out there and change the world overnight. You do everything exactly the way the books told you to, except that nothing can get the team you are leading to move forward. Before you know it, you have lost a ton of time and resources, as well…

Statement of Purpose in an MBA Application

So, what does a Statement of Purpose mean? While there is no thumb rule for what a proper statement of purpose should look like, there are definitely certain Key points which you don’t want to miss out on when writing your SOP.  I’ll share what I have often seen in some great Statements of Purpose…

Interviewed By Accepted

Accepted.com reached out and wanted to interview me because they thought my blog was interesting. Here’s the full interview if you’re interested.