There is an online chat in two days sponsored by several doctoral-granting institutions to encourage folks to get Ph.D.’s in business.  (Seems like a better approach then the 5-day pseudo-Ph.D. program).  The following are suggested on the site as skills one ought to have if considering a Ph.D.:

  • You’re stimulated by problem solving, discovering new facts, and exploring new ideas
  • You have a strong intellectual curiosity
  • You have a love of learning
  • You want to contribute to the advancement of knowledge
  • You like the flexibility a career in academia offers  

Let me add some accumulated wisdom from

(link to chat via

Written by teppo

September 17, 2006 at 8:07 pm

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  1. LOL. Loved your additions.

    Personally, I think people should peruse a PhD after considerable practical experience. When they feel they have something to contribute to the next generation of theory in their field.

    As versus a masters, where the purpose is for us to glean from the existing knowledge base, a PhD must involve some active contribution to the field from us. Else, it just becomes a meaningless quest for the title.

    PS: A bachelors of course, is where we learn ‘how to learn’!



    September 19, 2006 at 6:24 pm

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