Why some CEOs don’t care about MBAs
B-school pedigree and MBAs don’t hold much water in a startup as entrepreneurs are now looking for résumés that show proof of taking ownership of projects
'MBA doesn’t give licence to lead. In some pockets, there’s a realization that just having an MBA doesn’t make for a good leader'
When Aanan Khurma, 32, co-founder and chief executive of Wellversed Health, looks for someone to fill up a leadership position at his early stage health startup, he tends to avoid candidates with MBAs. “We require people who always have their eye on results, and are not hung up on following a defined process," says the Gurugram-based serial entrepreneur.