We met in an MBA program.
Was it love at first sight?
Yeah, yeah. Sure. Sure, it was. Whatever.
We were two MBA candidates. What do you think?
I'll tell you this. It was no acquisition. It was a merger of equals.
And more than a pooling of assets. We combined balance sheets.
That's true love, MBA style.
Here's what: now I teach business students.
But I don't want the students to apply their lessons only in business.
Of course, the skills developed in B-school are useful in B. That's the whole idea.
But the skills developed in B-school are also useful in M. As in Marriage.
Where is this going?
Surely, we — as the faculty of the next generation — can do more than stand by while our students learn how to spend 14 hours of day at work, and 4 minutes a day (if that) at work on their marriages.
Don't we want them to get rich — not lose half their assets in one day in divorce court — and then leave their fortunes to their alma mater?
Is there truly nothing we can teach them?
So I want to teach a course called...
Avoiding Asset Split: A Spousal Recruitment and Retention Program (for MBAs in Heat)
On Saturday evening, I presented this idea in the keynote speech at the closing dinner of the Nationwide Insurance/OSU BizQuiz, a national gathering of 200 or so of the top business school undergraduates at The Ohio State University's Fisher College of Business.
Want to hear it? Click here to download the audio file.
Enjoy, you lovebirds. And may you multiply, compounded annually.