Harvard Business School

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    Let’s Have A Vigorous Debate About Business School Rankings

    And who the Marriott School of Business needs to screw to make the Top 25.

    / Mar 10, 2015 at 2:50 PM
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    Deal Judge: It’s Time To Give Up On Insider Trading

    Ed. note: This is a new weekly column by Elie Mystal, Managing Editor of Above the Law Redline, wrapping up the week that was in law and finance. Elie is not a practicing attorney, and anything he says that you listen to can and will be used against you. The Only Issue I Care About […]

    / Dec 12, 2014 at 5:20 PM
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    Harvard B-School Professor Who Excoriated Chinese Restaurant For $4 Overcharge Has Does This Before, For Lesser Things

    Harvard-educated Harvard professor Ben Edelman has now apologized for threatening legal action against Sichuan Garden for overcharging him $4, and now Boston.com, where four of the top five stories right now involve the academic, breaks the news to readers that he may have done something similar in 2010. A now-closed sushi spot called Osushi apparently […]

    / Dec 12, 2014 at 4:11 PM
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    Wharton Alums Not Interested In Spending Any More Time Together Than Absolutely Necessary

    Harvard and Kellogg MBAs (well, four of them, anyway) love to make a few million by day and catch some college hoops/eat beef sandwiches together by night. Penn State, Princeton, UT and USC alums, too. For Whartonites, two years at West Philadelphia’s College of Capitalism were more than enough time in each other’s company.

    / Jul 24, 2014 at 10:00 AM
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    Let’s Exchange Heated Words Over: Business School Rankings

    Once again, as it does every year, US News has released its ranking of the best, not bad, and okay business schools. As this is the sort of thing that inspires unbridled rage over perceived slights like finding out your alma mater dropped one spot or having to suffer the indignity of an inferior institution […]

    / Mar 11, 2014 at 4:30 PM
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    Unfortunate Scheduling Leaves HBS Student With Mother Of All Sophie’s Choices: Bomb Marketing Exam Or Marry Some Kind Safety School Street Urchin

    One night that fall, Ms. Navab, who had laughed off the hand-raising seminar, sat at an Ethiopian restaurant wondering if she had made a bad choice. Her marketing midterm exam was the next day, but she had been invited on a very business-school kind of date: a new online dating service that paired small groups […]

    / Sep 9, 2013 at 6:51 PM
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    Business School Applicants Having None Of This “Show Us You Can Speak Without Paying A Consultant $500 To Show You How” Crap

    After years of receiving scripted answers to questions from would-be business school students re: why they want to go to Harvard/Wharton/Stanford/Sloan or what they think of a company’s earnings potential or where they see themselves in five to ten years or what they ate for breakfast, admissions officers have lately been taking a new tack in an attempt to see the “real” side of applicants. Hoping to get a little “unrehearsed honesty” and insight into who these people really are, prospective students are being asked to submit “reflections” (“a short, off-the-cut note that must be submitted within 24 hours of an admissions interview”) and take part in “team-based discussions,” for which they’re told to “relax, be genuine,” not worry about giving the “right” answer, and just say what they really think, rather than what a coach told them to say they think. Unfortunately, Harvard and Wharton officials apparently have no idea who they’re dealing with here. You can’t make future b-school students relax and be genuine! You can’t! You won’t!

    / Mar 14, 2013 at 1:22 PM
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    Let’s Exchange Heated Words Over: Business School Rankings

    US News has regaled us with its annual ranking of the top business schools. I know you need a safe space to get huffy about perceived slights (be it your MBA program being lower than you believe is accurate or by having to suffer the indignity of an inferior institution being too close on the list), so let it out here and now.

    / Mar 12, 2013 at 4:19 PM
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    Harvard Business School Alum Has A 4-Point Plan For Fixing The Election Process In The United States

    On November 6, 2012, as the results of the presidential election rolled in, a member of the Harvard Business School Class of 2010 considered ending it all. “The thought crossed my mind to jump off my penthouse apartment balcony,” he wrote his fellow classmates yesterday. Sure, he had a lot to live for: friends, family, the earthly delights afforded to him by living in Southern California (“surfing, mountains, 78 degree sunshine, and hot babes everywhere”), as well as a new company and all that came with it (relationships with celebrities that straddle the line between “friend and service provider,” as well as invites to “the VMAs and private concerts in Vegas”). But he also had a lot of reasons to be good and angry at the world, including but not limited to: the state of California being “filled with so many hippie liberals” he just might snap and in doing so “choke out a street bum,” people who “sit around with their hand out and expect to be fed,” and, most vexingly, the reelection of Barack Obama.

    And while he did not in fact end up leaping from his penthouse balcony apartment that night, make no mistake, he was and is exceedingly pissed about the direction this country is going, which is south on the Pacific Coast Highway right straight to hell. And whereas the endless stream of bums and hobos and hippies he encounters each and every day the second he steps out of his penthouse apartment probably would take the easy way out, because that’s what they do, he’s better than that. So instead, he went to bed, got up, sat down at his computer and channeled his anger into something productive: a list of suggestions for how we can get America back on track and in four years, rest it from the hands of the commie holding it hostage, like forcing candidates to use bullet points and telling people who don’t believe in capitalism to pack their shit because in 20 minutes a van is coming to ship their non-contributing zero asses off to a country where it’s not actually a “privilege” to live.

    First, though, some life updates, because it really has been too long.

    / Nov 27, 2012 at 10:53 AM
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    What Percentage Of Harvard Business School’s Class Of 1986 Is Lying About How Much Weight They’ve Gained?

    For its 25th reunion last year, the members of Harvard Business School’s class of 1986 were asked to fill out an 85 question survey to give their former classmates a picture of where life has taken them since the gang parted ways. In addition to standard queries like “how much money are you making” (median annual net income: $350,000, median personal net worth: $6 million), “did you start a business” (36 percent said yes), “was choosing to attend Harvard Business School the best decision you’ve ever made” (48 percent responded that it was “one of the best decisions of my life,” 1 percent boldly claimed “it was not a particularly productive use of my time or money”), and how many times have you been laid-off and/or fired (4 percent have been “involuntarily dismissed” three times, 13 percent twice, and 47 percent once) the questionnaire writers dug quite a bit deeper to find out that:

    A quarter of them are wanton little shoe whores.

    One in four own 25 or more pairs of shoes (58% of the women and 15% of the men).

    A third of them are actual whores.*

    A third of the class (33%) admitted to having slept with someone whose last name they didn’t know (37% for men, 17% for women).

    Ninety-seven percent of them are getting laid on the reg.

    Just 3% of the alums say they want more sex. The highest priorities? Time (31%), health (18%), and peace of mind (13%).

    (Poets&Quants, which obtained the results of the survey, interpreted the above as being indication that “sex isn’t a very high priority for the Class of 1986″ though couldn’t it just as easily be indication that they’re getting enough already, figuring asking for 6 times/day instead of 5 would be greedy?)

    A quarter are on a boat.

    25% own a boat.

    As many as three percent may have wed a mail-order bride.

    Some 18% dated someone they met online, but only 3% of the class married the person they met on the Internet or by some “other commercial means.”

    Three percent are that guy.

    What did the class find to be the most valuable part of getting an MBA from Harvard?…Some 3% said it was “something to drop into cocktail party conversations.”

    And approximately three-quarters of these people, aged 53-55, are bald-faced liars.

    Slightly more than one in four alums have gained 11 to 20 pounds since they wore their cap and gown. Some 15% put on 21 to 30 pounds, while 5% tip the scales with weight gains of 31 to 50 pounds.

    More than a little suspect.

    Love, Sex & Money: A Revealing Class Portrait of The Lives of Harvard MBAs [Poets And Quants]
    *We kid the Class of ’86. Though hopefully for next year someone will have the balls to actually ask if you knew their name, period, if you could pick them out of a line up, and so on and so forth.

    / Jul 17, 2012 at 1:52 PM
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    Let’s Exchange Heated Words Over: Business School Rankings

    US News has regaled us with its annual ranking of the top business schools. I know you need a safe space to get huffy about perceived slights (be it your MBA program being lower than you believe is accurate or by having to suffer the indignity of an inferior institution being too close on the […]

    / Mar 13, 2012 at 12:58 PM
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    This Is A Picture Of Tyra Banks Posing With Her Degree From Harvard Business School

    Related: “A slideshow of me raising my hand in class” [@tyrabanks, earlier]

    / Feb 23, 2012 at 4:59 PM
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    Tyra Banks Reflects On Time At Harvard Business Schoool

    On February 17, former model-cum-entrepreneur Tyra Banks became a graduate of Harvard Business School. What did Banks learn during her time there and, more importantly, what wisdom is she now equipped to impart on the current and future business leaders of the world? Glad you asked.

    / Feb 22, 2012 at 4:13 PM
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    Ladies Love Wharton, Harvard Business School

    And the feeling is mutual.

    / Jun 13, 2011 at 12:35 PM
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    Harvard Business Students Put On A Fashion Show

    “If you’re interested in boring finance stuff like me, this is a break from that,” Scott Chancellor, who walked in the show and plans to work in private equity, told Dealbook.

    / Apr 4, 2011 at 2:11 PM
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    The Job You Want At SAC Capital Involves Swinging A 9-Iron

    To be sure, there are many interesting positions to be had at SAC that most boys and girls would kill for. There’s Steve’s, which is a pretty good gig. There’s IR, which is fun. There’s president Cohnheeney’s, though few are good looking enough. There’s SC’s bodyguard, which is exciting and involves a gun. And of […]

    / Nov 18, 2010 at 10:30 AM
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    Degree From Harvard Business School Hot New Accessory For Budding Fashionistas

    Time was, the MBA candidates at Harvard were by and large white boys of debatable attractiveness looking for a cushy gig at Goldman upon graduation. Those guys are still there. But know who else is too? Chicks! Good looking ones! Who don’t give a rat’s ass about working on Wall Street. What praytell are they […]

    / Sep 17, 2010 at 10:51 AM
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    Harvard Business School Graduates Continuing Year Old Oath-Taking Tradition

    Last May, a bunch of HBS grads got together and decided to take an “MBA Oath,” promising not to do anything wrong once they were released into the world. They put a condensed version on little laminated cards to keep in their back pockets as a quick reference in case they ran into a situation […]

    / May 20, 2010 at 11:04 AM
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    Harvard Business School Students Manhandle Cop, In Drag

    Allegedly! The part about them assaulting an officer of the law, not about them being dressed as women, that’s been pretty well established (and the faded lipstick and eye make-up seen at left don’t lie). According to the Boston Herald, HBS’ers Christian Huot and Dina Mustafa Sidna were thrown out of the “Priscilla Ball” going […]

    / Nov 5, 2009 at 9:39 AM

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