Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Does College Pedigree Matter? Apparently Not

From Monday's WSJ, interesting article titled "Any College Will Do," about the lack of Ivy League degrees among top CEOs in the U.S.:
"Getting to the corner office has more to do with leadership talent and a drive for success than it does with having an undergraduate degree from a prestigious university. 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.

"I don't care where someone went to school, and that never caused me to hire anyone or buy a business," says Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, who graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln."


At 9/20/2006 5:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The school may not matter if you want to be a CEO, but to be a Supreme, the Ivy League dominates.

John G. Roberts, Jr., Chief Justice, A.B. from Harvard College, J.D. from Harvard Law School.

John Paul Stevens, A.B. from the University of Chicago, J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law.

Antonin Scalia, A.B. from Georgetown University and the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, LL.B. from Harvard Law School.

Anthony M. Kennedy, B.A. from Stanford University and the London School of Economics, LL.B. from Harvard Law School.

David Hackett Souter, A.B. from Harvard College, two years as a Rhodes Scholar at Magdalen College, Oxford, A.B. in Jurisprudence from Oxford University and an M.A, LL.B. from Harvard Law School.

Clarence Thomas, Conception Seminary and A.B. from Holy Cross College, J.D. from Yale Law School.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, B.A. from Cornell University, attended Harvard Law School, LL.B. from Columbia Law School.

Stephen G. Breyer, A.B. from Stanford University, B.A. from Magdalen College, Oxford, LL.B. from Harvard Law School.

Samuel Anthony Alito, Jr., A.B. from Princeton University, J.D. from Yale Law School.

Sandra Day O’Connor (retired), B.A. and LL.B. from Stanford University.

At 9/20/2006 7:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about defense lawyers?

You know what they say: In law school, the A students become law professors, the B students become judges,and C students become defense attorneys and make the most money!

At 9/24/2011 6:29 AM, Blogger T A McNeil said...

Considering Enron,Lehman Bros and others, this is another assertion that is not subject to mathematical or scientific proofs.Remaining forever an amusement for words.Ironically,words hold a power that undermines the truths determined by the reasoning of such absolute devices, and they often alter the accepted beliefs of reality.The lesson here,is one should garner and organize powerful words as friends,so that you may shape the generally accepted realities. An interesting lesson.


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