How to Spot An MBA


How to Spot An MBA

Illustration: Shruti Yatam


ere’s the situation: You’re standing in a group cracking a joke. Your friends laugh. One doesn’t. Unamused Guy asks the friend standing near him, “What?” The joke has not sailed past his ear. It has flown over his head.

If this situation unfolds more than three times, you’re in all probability staring at a future MBA. He has attended the best schools in the city, and yet he’s not the brightest bulb in the pack. All his dudebros have something going for them. One of them is good with music, one’s good with words, one excels at sports, and the other in academics.