Esther Schindler writes: "The pressure is on IT leaders to prove their business savvy, and job postings for CIOs and other top-of-the-heap positions commonly ask for an MBA. But do you really need one to be an effective CIO? IT professionals worry that not having an MBA will eliminate them from job opportunities and severely limit their prospects for career growth. But many IT professionals remain resistant because earning the degree requires so much time and money—not to mention the concern that it'll turn them into a PHB. In Should You Get an MBA?, CIO Magazine assembled 10 arguments for getting an MBA and 6 reasons not to do so. Which do you think are more compelling?"
I've never been canoeing before, but I imagine there must be just a few
simple heuristics you have to remember...
Yes, don't fall out, and don't hit rocks.