“Good night Austin, Texas, wherever you are!”

The title of this post references what Frank Zappa tells the crowd after the song “Muffin Man” from his 1975 concert in Austin, Texas, as documented on the album Bongo Fury. Given Austin’s rich history of music and artistic culture, not to mention the city’s ethos of “Keep Austin Weird,” it’s only fitting that such […]

Attennntion! Economic Boot Camp

Drop and give me 20! Not quite, but still intense. These past two weeks have seen our BMBA class undergo some serious training in statistics, managerial accounting, financial statements, supply chain management, and several other economics-based topics. You know, the kind of stuff you figure you’d learn about in an MBA program. It’s all in […]

Winterizing Herbie

With fall in full swing now, the reds, golds, yellows, and other autumn colors are on vivid display, regaling us with the quintessential northeast experience. However, most of us have forgotten that winter approaches with a vengeance in these parts, and for the uninitiated/tropically inclined, winters here can be a brutal wake-up call. Driving in […]

Of Chocolates and Mittlestand

What better way to learn business if not with chocolates! Professor Lind Edelman, a big believer of M&M Math* took on the job of teaching us BMBAers about business models. Ergo, a field trip to Taza Chocolate factory. On the hour-long tour, complete with hairnets, we were guided through every step of the chocolate-making process, all of which is […]

Celebrate Cognitive Diversity

Did you know that in Denmark everybody speaks English? Or that in 2008 Bhutan made the transition from an absolute monarchy to a constitutional monarchy, and had its first ever general elections? Me neither. I’m from central New Hampshire. What do I know? What can I possibly offer to such a diverse student body like […]

Like eight hours of TED Talks every day

Coming from a rigid and prohibitive Asian educational system, the open door policy of Western educational systems comes as a breath of fresh of air to me. Not only is it satisfying to be able to dig as deep as you want with your professors on certain on topics, but it’s almost liberating to be […]

Don’t Drive Angry: 5 Tips for Commuters from a Commuter

As a BMBA student who lives an hour away from campus, I have struggled to make my morning commute as efficient and stress-free as possible. Below you will find some tips for the daily drive, as well as some others that I’d like to share based on my own experiences commuting to and from lovely […]

Cast A Critical Eye: Discussing the Open Source Movement

Critical thinking skills are what every university should teach. Being out of school for a length of time may dull these skills. Their important thing is to keep them sharp and ready for use, because if something seems to good to be true, it very well may be. Recently in our Sustaining Innovation module, we […]

The Bentley MBA Experience

Welcome! I am very honored to be one of the voices chosen to represent this diverse group of extremely talented individuals. Let me start of by telling you a little more about myself. I am a physician and public health professional who has lived and worked in Russia, India and the United States. When I […]

Why Bentley?

They say that, in today’s competitive world, mastering one’s discipline just isn’t enough anymore. A combination of two complimentary but still distinct specializations may give you that extra bump up above the rest. A photographer who just knows his craft and Photoshop may coast relatively well, but he’s still likely to lose gigs when up against […]