B-Schooled Podcast #200: An Early SBC Client Looks Back After Almost 20 Years


For our special 200th B-Schooled podcast episode, we are sitting down with an early SBC client— Stephen Frayne, Jr.—who worked with us almost 20 years ago. Chandler and Stephen talk about a number of important topics of interest to any MBA applicant, including:

• How to think about the value of investing in working with an MBA consultant,
• The ways in which an MBA consultant can serve as a mentor,
• Advice from a re-applicant who didn’t get in the first time…but ended up getting into his dream school the second time,
• Lessons learned from that same applicant who ended up TURNING DOWN his dream school for reasons he never would have expected,
• Suggestions for MBA applicants interested in the intersection between entrepreneurship and intellectual property,
• Lessons learned from standing up for yourself early in your career,
• The benefits of asking for help and coalition building,
• The power of taking a “portfolio approach” to life, and
• Keeping a “beginner’s mindset” throughout the course of one’s career, and
• The perils of thinking small.

Special thanks to Stephen for this very honest and candid conversation.

This B-Schooled episode can be found here, or take a listen on any of the major podcast platforms below.

B-Schooled is available on most major podcast apps, including:

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