I'm looking for some input on the ideal business school recommendation formula, if one exists. Is the answer simply to go with two people you've worked with closely in the three years (or so) prior to your application? I'm in sort of a unique situation because I work for a Chinese company and a couple of people whom I might otherwise ask can't express themselves in English as well as I'd like.
Our former VP (he just left), is an American and agreed to write one for me. If i worked closely with him/on projects for him while he was here, could I make my other recommender more of a wildcard?
E.G. Long-time family friend in a position of power/influence whom I know very well as a person and for whom I interned previously (long time ago)
A lot of the questions asked of recommenders relate directly to the workplace and seem pretty limiting.