A nearby university has put up billboards all over the city with the slogan “An MBA isn’t always the answer.”

Dr. Boli agrees. In fact, he will go further. If you believe that an MBA is ever the answer, then you are asking the wrong question.

Further than that, if you believe that, as the billboard suggests, the answer may instead be a degree in human resources management, then you do not even speak the English language, and should probably address that problem before attempting to answer any more questions.

Dr. Boli is being facetious, of course. The phrase “human resources” has, in fact, a very specific meaning in the English language. The common English term for “human resources” is “slaves.”