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December 11, 2015

Worth Repeating: MBAs Fail to Communicate

by Freddy J. Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango, MBA, and Professor of Communications…

A point that really stood out to me in an overall fantastic article by Philosopher and Business Consultant Matthew Stewart:

“Next to analysis, communication skills must count among the most important for future masters of the universe. To their credit, business schools do stress these skills, and force their students to engage in make-believe presentations to one another. On the whole, however, management education has been less than a boon for those who value free and meaningful speech. M.B.A.s have taken obfuscatory jargon — otherwise known as bullshit — to a level that would have made even the Scholastics blanch. As students of philosophy know, Descartes dismantled the edifice of medieval thought by writing clearly and showing that knowledge, by its nature, is intelligible, not obscure.”

— “The Management Myth,” The Atlantic Online

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Freddy is the Founder & Creative Strategist of Atomic Tango. He also teaches at the University of Southern California (go Trojans!), shoots pool somewhat adequately, and herds cats. Freddy received his BA from Harvard and his MBA from USC.

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