...Avoiding fluff is surest route to success
As a student at a B-school right now, I can wax eloquent on the inability of the education system to develop critical thinking. In India particularly, because of the grip of the government on institutes of excellence such as the IITs and IIMs, the debate on higher education comes to rest on the demand for autonomy and how that ties in with accountability and the need for these institutes to maintain their brand equity.
But how much, and how often, do these places encourage thinking and self-learning? The routine of regular end-term exams ensures that most students are in the race for better marks since that affects their CGPAs and, ultimately, their chances come placement time. No wonder business so often finds itself in the grips of groupthink, leading to disaster.