Check out this New York Times interview with Guy Kawasaki. It’s heartening to hear a level-headed exec at his level, level on what it means to be a manager in a corporation.
.Maybe it was just my education, but much of education is backwards. You study all the hard stuff, and then you find out in the real world that you don’t use it. As long as you can use an HP 12 calculator or a spreadsheet, you have the finance knowledge that you need for most management positions. I should have taken organizational behavior and social psychology — and maybe abnormal psychology, come to think of it.