Articles by Richard Battle-Baxter

  • Don’t Give a Damn when Starting Your MBA Program

    Don’t Give a Damn when Starting Your MBA Program

    by on August 19th, 2016

    Good Morning! This isn’t the next blog post that I truly wanted to write but, it’s top of mind right now so I’ve got to do it. I just had morning coffee with my friend who suggested to me in 2009 that I … Read More

  • 1st Month Back in NYC—Start Up

    1st Month Back in NYC—Start Up

    by on July 15th, 2016

    Hello hello! I’ve been meaning to get around to writing another blog post that recaps the last 4-5 weeks of me being back in the city “full-time” working on In The Loop because, well, it keeps me … Read More

  • First Week in NYC: Classmate Visits from Australia

    First Week in NYC: Classmate Visits from Australia

    by on June 10th, 2016

    I think this is the perfect time to write this blog as I sit here at WeWork Times Square and reflect on the last couple of days. Let me just preface this by saying that it was been an incredibly exciting couple of days. … Read More

  • Viral B-School Graduation Speech

    Viral B-School Graduation Speech

    by on June 30th, 2014

    I know, I know, it’s been a while since I’ve updated my blog, but trust me—I will be doing it again. I’m working on something very important at the moment. But, if you have not seen this viral … Read More

  • Challenging Aspect of B-School

    Challenging Aspect of B-School

    by on November 6th, 2013

    A while back when I started this YouTube channel, I initially came up with a list of topics to talk about from a list that a friend who graduated from HBS sent me. It was a list of questions that he frequently received … Read More

  • Tips for Visiting B-School Classes

    Tips for Visiting B-School Classes

    by on November 4th, 2013

    Contrary to popular belief, visiting business schools and business school classes is incredibly important. As I always tell people, it’s not important to do for the simple matter of being able to say, “Oh … Read More

  • Drinking in B-School: Copious Amounts

    Drinking in B-School: Copious Amounts

    by on October 30th, 2013

    I made this post to my YouTube channel because if I remember correctly, there are quite a few references to the copious amounts of drinking that goes on in business school ESPECIALLY in the 2nd year. I probably even … Read More

  • The LGBT MBA Conference

    The LGBT MBA Conference

    by on October 26th, 2013

    I love Poets & Quants because it gives me a lot of material to comment on since the articles on that site are different from articles found anywhere else. In any event, I need to comment on a recent article titled … Read More

  • How the GMAT Score Might Influence Your B-School Perfomance

    How the GMAT Score Might Influence Your B-School Perfomance

    by on October 25th, 2013

    In this video blog post, I talk about the correlation (or lack there of) between GMAT scores and business school performance. I remember when studying for the GMAT, I hated the exam so much because I knew that while I … Read More

  • Picking & Updating Recommenders

    Picking & Updating Recommenders

    by on October 22nd, 2013

    If you read my last post then you know that I’ve started a YouTube Channel with some topics and questions that I’ve received from other folks. It’s essentially an extension of my blog. In order to … Read More

  • When to Apply in Later Round

    When to Apply in Later Round

    by on October 17th, 2013

    I’ve recently started a YouTube channel at the request of some other folks to elaborate a little bit on some important factors of the business school application process. I’ll also be candid and let you … Read More

  • Response to "Safety Schools" Post

    Response to "Safety Schools" Post

    by on September 10th, 2013

    Hello all!  It’s been quite some time, yes I know I know but I’ve been busy with the book and all! What book you ask? Well… here’s the link: MBA Admissions Book. I realize that I haven’t … Read More

  • Internships Before B-School Starts

    Internships Before B-School Starts

    by on September 7th, 2013

    So I read an article earlier today on the Wall Street Journal website about students getting MBA internships earlier and earlier. Here is the article. It’s definitely a must-read article because I think many … Read More

  • Michigan Ross 2013-2014 Essays – A Former Applicant’s Take

    Michigan Ross 2013-2014 Essays – A Former Applicant’s Take

    by on September 4th, 2013

    Michigan Ross has a lot of essay questions. I actually remember writing some of these. Here are the 2013-2014 application prompts, followed by the breakdown in italics. #Memories Question 1: Introduce yourself to your … Read More