I don’t ever argue, never have, never will.
But I got into a bit of an argument over email on Friday.
I was told that I couldn’t ever possibly run any successful business as “you don’t have an MBA”.
Well, that was interesting!
Every successful person I know doesn’t have an MBA either.
- Education teaches you the theory, but
- Business teaches you the reality.
You can’t learn to drive by reading a book or sitting in a classroom (no matter how much you pay - grin!).
However, if you follow a business system, a plan by people who have succeeded, it’s very difficult not to be successful.
He wouldn’t have that, telling me again, quite forcefully that “you need to have an MBA” - he had one, as you’ve possibly guessed.
As I say, I don’t argue, but he was getting a bit arrogant.
So I replied to him.
Now before I tell you what I said, please don’t think I was being boastful, or worse, arrogant. He needed proof of my success - and that’s what I gave him.
I sent him a reply with the subject line of “Here’s A Copy Of My MBA”.
It was a screen grab of my bank statement.
Scribbled across it in yellow highlighter ink was “Massive Bank Account”.
He’s not come back to me ….
Did I do the right thing, please?