The AFC MBA
During my days at Harvard, I was always a bit skeptical of the business school. I was never too sure what – if anything -- went on there. Sure, the buildings were fancy. The landscaping was pretty. They even had four of their own tennis courts. But what exactly was this business of teaching business all about?
Dean Nitin Nohria headlines the HBS webpage: “This must be where the world’s best thinking about business and management takes place.” Dean Nohria, unfortunately, is wrong.
The best thinking about business and management is occurring in a small region of South Florida…off a small street in Boca Raton…in a small corner of the Homestead kitchen, where Jon Pearlman can often be found in the early morning hours minding his own business -- the business of managing 60 avocados.
When it comes right down to it, you don’t need $190,000+ to learn about management. All you need is a local market and the balls to double down on a bulging shopping cart – and the guts to tell the checkout clerk with a straight face that you’re the owner of a local restaurant. And then full commitment to secure that each little piece of your bulge is treated with respect, and consumed at peak ripeness.
Avocado management isn’t just about managing avocados. It’s much more. It’s about energy conservation. Financial prudence. Extra time with loved ones -- along with the security of knowing your loved ones' needs will be met.
If you have the avocados you need ready at the times you need them, you’ll have peace of mind. You won’t need to drive back to the grocery store at an inopportune moment, or be sent to the back room for a time-out after your partner hits you with an unexpected request for the “butter.”
Avocado security is emotional strength. It's self-confidence. Some might even argue it's a route towards spiritual fulfillment.
If you haven’t already done so, AFC urges you to head to the store today and bring home your avocados. Never deny yourself, or your loved ones, the nutrition and happiness you deserve.
Start managing. Your M.B.A. is more attainable -- and more affordable -- than you could ever have imagined.