MBA Advice for the Entrepreneur: INSEAD Grad Mike Davis

September 13, 2018 | by Matt Symonds

Mike Davis was running three successful startups from a rented office in Manhattan when he decided to pursue the MBA. Before co-founding the student lender MPOWER Financing, where he’s currently Chief Investment Officer, Davis founded more than a dozen startups, served as Director of Innovation and Strategy at Avon, and earned his MBA from INSEAD. He also graduated high school at the age of 14 and Purdue University at 19, and had an early career stint at Sapient. To call him a fast-track overachiever is an understatement.

The latest in our Fortuna Admissions series for Forbes, A Day in the MBA Life, spotlights serial entrepreneur and INSEAD alum Mike Davis, who is a geyser of candid, unvarnished insight for anyone interested in making business school the next step to a life-changing career.

LBS Grad Mike Davis (far right) with his MPOWER colleagues


In this revealing interview, Davis talks about the value of b-school for entrepreneurs, applying to 13 business schools in one round, his passion for INSEAD eight-years:
A Day in the MBA Life: INSEAD, Startups and Coffee Chats.

Fortuna Admissions Co-Founder and Director Matt Symonds is a frequent contributor to Forbes, BusinessWeek, The Economist, BusinessWeek, the BBC, and AméricaEconomia.

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