Want To Be a CEO? Go To A State University

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This is very interesting.

Most CEOs of the biggest corporations didn't attend Ivy League or other highly selective colleges. They went to state universities, big and small, or to less-known private colleges….

…Some 10% of CEOs currently heading the top 500 companies received undergraduate degrees from Ivy League colleges, according to a survey by executive recruiter Spencer Stuart. But more received their undergraduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin than from Harvard, the most represented Ivy school.

So that MBA I did at the University of Kentucky wasn't a waste after all? Actually, I initially planned to go to Rose-Hulman, a top tier engineering school, but I only got a partial scholarship and my dad made the point that if I wanted a job in the state of Kentucky, UK was just as good as Harvard. He's right. All I have to do is talk about the two national basketball titles they won while I was there and alumni act like I'm their best friend. Weird.

Thanks to JLP for bringing the article to my attention.