Business schools granting MBA degrees were originally started to develop leaders who would direct organizations to a higher social purpose. In the business schools today, MBAs are more “hired hands”. Chris Gondek wrote:
It is only a slight exaggeration to say that Rakesh Khurana’s From Higher Aims to Hired Hands could have been the perfect book to end the series with, not that I am ending the series, but in that, as the initial impetus for starting the show was my need to work through what was wrong with my MBA experience, this book gave me some much needed closure.
[….] If you ever went to B-school and wondered if all it should be was learning skills, read this book and see what happened to the noble experiment.