CEO of General Electric says his Math Degree is More Important than his MBA

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The CEO of General Electric says his undergraduate math degree from Dartmouth is more valuable in his day-to-day operations of the company than his MBA from Harvard.

Does that sound counter-intuitive?  Check out the article and see what he says (via Yahoo!):  http://finance.yahoo.com/news/ceo-one-americas-biggest-companies-221446855

BADGING:
Read the article linked above.  Answer the following questions in a sentence or two each.

What part of his mathematics learning is most important to him?  Is it a specific topic in math (algebra, calculus, statistics) or something else?  In what ways might that topic present itself to someone running a large company?  What other careers or fields might benefit from having someone who is strong in mathematics in a position of authority?  (Give an example or an explanation for at least two careers – you may *not* include math teacher.)

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