Peter Thiel Is Wrong About MBAs

PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel Photograph by Patrick T. Fallon/Getty Images

I admire the way PayPal co-founder and venture capitalist Peter Thiel expresses his opinions, however unpopular. Recently he has been vocal about his disdain for hiring MBAs, characterizing them as sheep that act with “herd-like thinking and behavior.” While his views often flout popular beliefs, this time Thiel is himself following the herd, repeating generalities and hackneyed criticism about business school. His view is narrow-minded and wrong, even if he claims not to have an absolute ban on MBAs.

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