Truth is, the great value in most MBA and JD programs can be boiled down to 5 to 10 talks, presentations, classes and conversations that changed the way you experienced the world.
Following up on this comment, Jonathan Fields presents The Seven Keynote MBA: seven keynote speeches, from a diverse group of people, that together Fields believes will provide you as much real-world advice as an MBA.
The talks (videos, length in parentheses):
- Guy Kawasaki, TiECon 2006: The Art of the Start (39:46)
- Malcolm Gladwell, TED 2004: What We Can Learn From Spaghetti Sauce (18:16)
- Gary Vaynerchuck, Web 2.0 Expo NY: Building Personal Brand Within the Social Media Landscape (15:27)
- Annie Leonard: The Story of Stuff (21:16)
- Jimmy Valvano, 1993 ESPY Awards: Arthur Ashe Courage and Humanitarian Award acceptance speech (9:59) (transcript)
- Seth Godin, TED 2009: The Tribes We Lead (17:24)
- Tony Hsieh, Web 2.0 Summit 08: Building a Brand that Matters (16:46)