Snapshots From Hell: The Making of an MBA

Snapshots From Hell: The Making of an MBA

by Peter Robinson
     
 

Peter Robinson’s Snapshots from Hell is a hilarious and enlightening insider’s answer to the paramount question every prospective student asks: what is business school really like? During his frenetic first year at Stanford Business School, Peter Robinson began keeping a journal of his day-to-day impressions which evolved into this book. From his

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Peter Robinson’s Snapshots from Hell is a hilarious and enlightening insider’s answer to the paramount question every prospective student asks: what is business school really like? During his frenetic first year at Stanford Business School, Peter Robinson began keeping a journal of his day-to-day impressions which evolved into this book. From his harrowing days at ‘maths camp’ through the dizzying phalanx of core course, the frenzy of the exam week, the pitfalls and triumphs of the interview process (including a surreal interview with Robert Maxwell!) to being wined and dined by some of the most prestigious companies in the world, Robinson’s story is witty, candid and people with a remarkable cast of characters. Snapshots from Hell is a fast-paced, first-hand account of the nightmare world of getting a top business school MBA, one of the glittering prizes of the ‘90s.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
After six years as a White House speechwriter for Reagan and Bush, Robinson enrolled at Stanford Business School, wrestled for two years in perpetual exhaustion with often incomprehensible mathematical, organization and marketing concepts and, upon earning his MBA ``union card for yuppies,'' interviewed in the communications world of Robert Maxwell, Steve Jobs and Rupert Murdoch (who hired him for a brief stint). In the tradition of Scott Turow's One L for potential students who are curious about Harvard Law School, the author sets out with humor and perception to answer the question that no business school catalogue does: What is business school like? Then Robinson dismisses the value of an MBA degree in the economic downturn after the fat '80s; for him the degree did not pay off as a ``straight and easy road to riches.'' Robinson explains: ``Today I'm back to being what I was before I went to business school, a writer.'' BOMC and Fortune Book Club alternates. (May)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781857880786
Publisher:
Quercus
Publication date:
04/26/2005
Pages:
296
Sales rank:
1,266,293
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Peter Robinson, a former speechwriter for Presidents Reagan and Bush, holds degrees from Dartmouth, Oxford, and Stanford. He is now a Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution where he writes about business and politics.

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