The business schools reward difficult complex behaviour more than simple behaviour, but simple behaviour is more effective.
Management teams aren’t good at asking questions. In business school, we train them to be good at giving answers.
I got more out of the farm than Harvard Business School.
You wouldn’t want to be called a sell-out by selling a product. Selling out was frowned on, whereas now you can major in it at business school.
We mislead ourselves when we pretend we can make someone into an effective manager by putting them through a few courses in business school.
When I came back to India after Harvard Business School, I started as a lawyer and as a trade union leader.
Formal education will make you a living; self education will make you a fortune.
Everyone needs a coach. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a basketball player, a tennis player, a gymnast or a bridge player.
In the United States we have the great Harvard Business School, but America is the country with the greatest debt in the world.
—Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Knowledge has to be improved, challenged, and increased constantly, or it vanishes.
Listen with the intent to understand, not the intent to reply.
Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
Business schools don’t create successful people. They simply accept them, then take credit for their success.
“You can’t learn in school what the world is going to do next year.”
“Stay hungry, stay foolish.”
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(This story appears in the 15 April, 2016 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)