Barefoot MBA

2009 in review
January 1, 2010, 11:08 am
Filed under: Asia, Blog, Cambodia, Guatemala, India, Latin America, Philippines, Rhode Island, Thailand

Three years ago this week, the Barefoot MBA began as but an idea. Since then we’ve come a long way.

2009 in review:

And in the spirit of New Year’s resolutions, some for the Barefoot MBA:

  • Expand to other countries and continents, notably Africa, Eastern Europe and the Middle East
  • Solidify presence in existing geographies, including the United States
  • Update our website (we’re trying! can you help?)
  • Measure results of existing adaptations, especially in Thailand and the Philippines

Happy new year!


Barefoot MBA in India
March 30, 2009, 7:36 am
Filed under: Blog, India

We’re amazed at what can happen with a little patience. We’re happy to announce that we now have an adaptation for Rajasthan, India. While it may not fit the entire breadth of needs of such a large, diverse country, it is an answer to the requests we have received for adaptations in India.

This is yet another example of the collaborative work of individuals and the value of sharing the products of that work. We could not have adapted the curriculum withou sufficient knowledge of local customs, and Pulkit, the author of this adaptation, likely would have spent his time building a teaching tool from scratch.  As always, we encourage people to share their work, and we will continue to do likewise.

Thanks to Pulkit for his work, to those who have shared the lessons in the Barefoot MBA with others, and to those who share their adaptations with us.