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Friday, April 07, 2006

More women should study for an MBA

I spotted a good article when I was surfing online for ideas for a marketing plan this morning. I especially like the following quotes which you may find in the original article.

"Women should lose any pre-conceived ideas they may have, give themselves an equal footing with their male counterparts and go for their own goals."

"Destiny is not a matter of chance it is a matter of choice. It's not a thing to be waited for, it's something to be achieved."

To share with you, More women should study for an MBA.

Cheers - Jen


Anonymous Kanwa-Kyudai said...


One of my best friends, who is Japanese, is working in the US now. He had been a assistant professor at a national university in Japan. But eight years ago, he resigned his post and went over to the US to study electronics as a graduate student.

The reason why he resigned was that he was too busy to have enough time for his own study. In Japan, you can not easily find such a strange person who give up his position at a national universitiy at where many people desperately seek their jobs.

He spent two years to make all the necessary preparations for his bold plan, such as brushing up his English, getting information on universities in the US, and saving money. In the fifth year in America, he finally took a doctorate of engineering.

Then he changed his major and started to study mathematics. But his budget did not allow him to keep studying long because he unfortunately could not get a TA at the school of math. Running out of money, he had no choice but to quit studying.

Later he managed to find a job at a high-tech company through his friend's introduction. His annual income is more than eighty thousand US dollars, but he still has a plan to return to school to study mathematics further. He is saving money for it.

We often exchange emails between the US and China. He wrote to me before as follows: I know both what I want to do and what I do not want to do. I want to be honest with myself. His way of life really enlightens me. He is forty-five years old.

Jen-san, I am afraid that this comment is too long. But I think that his story might be worthy of being rememberd for you. Although I do not know much about MBA and how tough getting it is, I hope that your dreams will come true in the future.

4:10 PM, April 08, 2006  
Blogger Jen said...


Thank you for your kind email and sharing of your friend's life story. It was such a winding road for him and I wish your friend the best in realizing his dreams.

I am currently on a path which I consciously choose to take with a healthy self-confidence and convinction of attaining my goals. It's a pity that you don't know me in person, otherwise you wouldn't worry for me at all. I know Peking Duck wouldn't worry. :oP

Take care and success to your business in China.


4:43 PM, April 08, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I also agree that more women should study MBA. Although there are some female executive in business field, but in my opinion, it is still not enought. There is a article in this month's US news about this topic. I just found your blog today, wish you can get in to the school of your choice.

sleeplessboy from Taipei, Taiwan. Currently living in Montana, US

8:20 AM, April 09, 2006  
Blogger Jen said...

Sleepboy from Taipei,

What are you doing in Montana? Studying as well? That sounds like a place where not many Asian people would reside in terms of the US..., or maybe that's exactly what's the fun of it!

11:32 AM, April 10, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a long story, but sum it up in a simplier term, I made some mistake, and I don't have any choice at the time. That's how an Asian ended up in Missoula, MT. I kind of like it here, there are a lot of outdoor sports here. I do rock climbing, cycling, hiking, camping. Most of the Asian student would not be interested about it, or they are interesting about it, but it's always school come first, fun comes later.


7:48 AM, April 12, 2006  
Blogger Mark said...

Kanwa-San, I really enjoyed hearing about your friend. I hope to be a similar sort of person one day. Every day I work now, means more money saved and more time to be a full-time student in the future.

3:01 AM, May 09, 2006  
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