Daryl Cook has written about MBAs, Masters of Bugger All?
I think what's lacking is being a Master of Curiosity.
Where has the curiosity gone? In science, in medicine (especially GPs), in business.
No one is curious as to how something works, how it can be improved, is there a better way.
We put up with the mediocre and accept it.
Oh sure, there's 1000 interconnected bloggers out there who have a high degree of curiosity, but that's about it.
If I run some training, I'd be surprised if 1 in 100 people come up to me afterwards to ask about or flick through a book I recommend or point to.
At "networking" meetings less than 1 in a 100 people will actually call or email the business card they've collected.
No doubt MBAs have some forced curiosity for a while because they have to get their assignments in!! But afterwards? Do they put their certificate up on the wall and leave it at that?
And if you are curious, you're treated like some pariah (Don't rock the boat Tony).
We worship our Einsteins and Bills and Bransons but what do you think these guys have in common other than luck and persistence?
Yes, the thing that killed the cat!