This is presented as some sort of great flaming but it actually seems to me pretty tame. Maybe the standards of professorial brutality are different in the biz school world than in the economics world.
Consider for example the story I have heard attributed to a famous senior faculty member at Princeton who responded to a student's less than brilliant question by walking to the student's seat in the lecture hall, giving the student a quarter and saying "Go call your mother and tell her you are not going to be an economist."
That is a serious slam. The email I linked to is a warm cozy blanket by comparison.
In any case, good advice.
Hat tip: the agitator
Who was my favorite student this term?
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