The Call of the Entrepreneur

December 9, 2014

Robin Weekley Bruce, CEO of Acton School of Business, published a post on Medium last week, detailing the pattern that she’s seen among the most successful business leaders. — The mission of the entrepreneur is for very few. Crafting a vision to which others can cling and piloting that vision through the turbulence and chaos

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So You Want to Make Money? Let’s Talk about Working Capital

December 2, 2014

There are a lot of things that can make or break your business. Working capital is no exception. Done well, it can push your business to the top. Done badly . . . well, you know what can happen. Think of it as a dance. You want to be the person moving with graceful, knowing

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Princeton Review Names Acton for “Most Competitive Students in the US” for Seventh Year Running

November 19, 2014

The Princeton Review ranks Acton students as the “most competitive MBA students in the US” for the seventh time in their 2015 results. According to The Princeton Review, the most competitive student category is “based on student assessment of how competitive classmates are, how heavy the workload is, and the perceived academic pressure.” What Does

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Acton in Action: Walking in the Customers’ Shoes at SchoolAdmin

October 7, 2014

If you’ve spent much time in an Acton classroom, reading Acton materials, or talking to Acton grads, then the phrase “Walk in your customers’ shoes” should be a familiar refrain. But far from being a cliché or something that sounds like a nice idea, this specific practice is a fundamental component to success. Acton students

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Acton in Action: Jon Gray’s Entrepreneurial Journey With HomeAway

Opportunity to IPO and Beyond Shortly after graduating from Acton, Jon Gray (’04) began working with the two entrepreneurs who would found HomeAway (NASDAQ: AWAY), now the worldwide leader in online vacation rentals. Jon helped complete the initial analysis that supported and directed the endeavor and was invited to join the newly formed company as

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Make the Right Investment for Your Future

The right investments lead to life-changing opportunities. If it’s an investment worth making, you’ll recognize right away that it’s going to turn your dreams into reality. When it comes to earning your MBA, return on investment is key. Making the time commitment to pursue an MBA often means sidelining the security of a full-time salary.

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How To Fix Business Schools

In response to a recent debate on the Harvard Business Review website about how traditional MBA programs contributed to current economic crisis, Master Teacher Jeff Sandefer had the following comments: Most business schools don’t care much about students or their journeys through life. Until this changes, ancillary efforts like reforming curriculum or adding ethics courses

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The Three Types Of Entrepreneur: Which Are You?

October 16, 2014

We’re examining how different business strategies appeal to different people, using real life examples. At Acton, we classify entrepreneurs into three categories: Bootstrap Tortoises, Asset Foxes, and MBA Hares. These categories aren’t meant to rank the quality of entrepreneurs, but rather help people find business models that best fit their temperaments. Bootstrap Tortoises Bootstrap Tortoises

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Acton Answers: Why the Socratic Method?

October 7, 2014

The Socratic Method is a highly effective tool used in the Acton classroom. Boring lecture halls, faces plastered to computer screens, professors rambling on, we’ve all been there. While you might learn a few facts you can recite on request from classrooms like this, the reality is that you’re unlikely to learn anything that would

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Can Entrepreneurship Be Taught?

This may be one of the most debated entrepreneurial questions out there, with a lot of varying opinions. Its answer is at the heart of our programs at Acton. While some suggest that entrepreneurship can only emerge from innate character traits, others (ourselves included) know that the habits and skills for successful entrepreneurship can be

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