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What They Teach You at Harvard Business School

My Two Years Inside the Cauldron of Capitalism

Philip Delves Broughton

Publisher: Penguin, 2010 , 291 pages

ISBN: 978-0141046488


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What do they teach you at Harvard Business School?

Graduates of Harvard Business School run many of the world's biggest and most influential banks, companies and countries But what kind of person does it take to succeed at HBS? And what do they learn there?

Philip Delves Broughton's thrilling and hilarious memoir of his two years at Harvard takes us from first class to graduation, encompassing the case studies, the guest lectures, the Apprentice-style tasks, the booze-luge, the burn-outs and high flyers, as well as all the advice, wisdom and folly he found in this "factory for unhappy people".

If you've always wanted to know how to get to the top, but wondered what it takes and exactly what it costs, this book will tell you.

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  1. Let's Get Retarded
  2. Starting Over
  3. A Place Apart
  4. Riding the Booze Luge
  5. Who Am I?
  6. Formin', Stormin', Normin',Performin'
  7. To Beta and Beyond
  8. The Risk Master
  9. Insecure Overachievers
  10. Ethical Jihadists
  11. Extreme Leverage
  12. Chasing the Curve
  13. Big Hairy Goals
  14. "Watching My Children Grow Longer"
  15. Graduation
  16. A Factory for Unhappy People


What They Teach You at Harvard Business School

by Roland Buresund last modified 2015-08-13 04:57

Rating: ***** (OK)

This was supposed to be a "funny" book, but is yet another journalist that writes of his experience of going to business school. Not exactly breath-taking, but mildly interesting as it is one of the few books describing the HBS experience.

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