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Old 01-22-2012, 09:34 PM
 
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There is nothing better for someone that wants to own their own business, than a good background in accounting. Too many start off with no idea of the difference between Gross and Net profit.
Others have lost their shirts because they had put their trust in a bookkeeper that was either dumb or crooked.

At least, you will know enough to keep a watchful eye on your business dealings.

Good luck!
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Old 01-22-2012, 10:19 PM
 
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I have learned the most by reading biographies about successful people.

"Success Breeds Success!"

Unfortunately reading books (for fun) is contrary (time wise) to going to college. And especially contrary to one working their way through college!

So I will help you "cheat" a bit. I recall reading "Warton MBA" quite a bit along with successful people. The people themselves or those they hire or consult.

Anyway I googled "Warton MBA" and found this...

Career Advice – Ask a Wharton MBA...
Career Advice - Ask a Wharton MBA - Lei Han - San Francisco

Note: One thing I find in common with all successful people is their excellent ability to communicate. Written and oral. If they are happy, they let you know. If they are unhappy, they let you know. IF you give them a number or address over the phone, they repeat it to you so they are sure it is correct. And they repeat what you say to them to be sure they correctly understand what you are saying.

Anyway, true to the word, the above web site clearly communicates what skills are required in a nice little box at the top left of the above link.

I also found this...
MBA Pay: A Crystal Ball
Exclusive new research shows how much graduates of top business schools earn over the course of their careers...
MBA Pay: A Crystal Ball - BusinessWeek

Then from that found this...
(Bingo!)
MBA Pay Through the Years - Businessweek
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Old 01-27-2012, 08:18 PM
 
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^^^Thanks for the links. I keep hearing about Wharton as well. I totally agree that being a good communicator is an important component in being successful,and I'm constantly working on my interpersonal skills such as decent eye contact and appearing confident but not smug, etc.
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