Career Advice from a Former Banker Turned Feng Shui Entrepreneur

The Wall Street Journal conducted an interesting interview with Lillian Too, the 60-year-old co-founder and chairwoman of the World of Feng Shui company. Following graduation from Harvard Business School, she ended up heading a major bank in Hong Kong at age 36, gave up working full-time to raise her daughter after socking away enough money to retire on, then turned to her real passion: feng shui. In addition to founding her feng shui company, she has also written more than 80 feng shui books that have been translated into 30 languages. Her colorful advice to people just starting out in the field:

If you go for a good MBA, half the battle is won. If you have an MBA from a char kuey teow (fried noodle) school, then forget it. Go for a good MBA. The American schools have dissected management, quantified things to such an extent, you really learn something. Go with about five years' work experience and you will get the most out of it.