About Us - rocketMBA

About Us

rocketMBA is a blog written for and about great doers, thinkers and leaders on the life of business and the business of life.

We are Alex and Dan, two friends who met while getting our MBAs at Stanford GSB.

While business school taught us how to read financial statements, write business plans, and negotiate like the best of them, the experience gave us so much more. The things we read, the people we met, and the experiences we had made us look at the world differently.

They say that when school ends, the learning truly begins. We launched rocketMBA after graduating as a way to keep up with the latest business ideas, stay creative, and encourage others to stay smart and sane in the workplace and in life.

On rocketMBA, we want to share insights, research and ideas that make you smarter, happier and more successful in business and life. We will also introduce you to great thinkers, doers and leaders and pass along some insightful articles and quotes.

Our goal is to make this a platform for, by and about thought leaders. So, if you have a great article or an inspiring quote, know someone we should interview, or want to publish a guest post on our site, please contact us!

– Alex and Dan


Alex Martinian

Before graduating from Stanford GSB with an MBA in 2016, Alex worked for three years in public equity investing. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Alex enjoys hanging out at the beach with friends, playing basketball, and learning about history. He currently works in Equity Research in Downtown LA.


Daniel Kob

Before graduating from Stanford GSB with an MBA in 2016, Dan worked more than five years in media and communications. Dan grew up in Germany and now lives in Los Angeles where he enjoys being surrounded by more beaches, culture and coffee shops than one can ask for. He currently works as Entrepreneur in Residence at different properties of media company Bertelsmann.