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Famous Harvard Rejects [#permalink] New post 18 Jul 2008, 09:44
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http://www.02138mag.com/magazine/article/1267.html

I'm a big fan of the Scott McNealy story. He got rejected from Stanford GSB twice before he got in on his 3rd shot :)
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Re: Famous Harvard Rejects [#permalink] New post 18 Jul 2008, 09:50
Another interesting one, not related to Bschool

Rajat Gupta -former MD of McKinsey ---> He was rejected twice by McKinsey and later got in with his prof's help

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An HBS professor intervened on his behalf and, vouching for his enthusiasm and intelligence, helped Gupta obtain an associate position at the firm's New York City office.


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He joined McKinsey & Company in 1973 and went on to become the firm's first managing director born outside of the US, completing three full terms at the coveted position. Gupta became the head of the Scandinavian offices in 1981 and the head of the Chicago office in 1990. In 1994, he was elected managing director. Gupta is widely regarded as one of the first Indians to successfully break through the glass ceiling in corporate America.


One of the Joke at McKinsey - We didn't recognize our Boss!
http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/Rajat-Gupta
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Re: Famous Harvard Rejects [#permalink] New post 18 Jul 2008, 12:12
I really enjoyed that article...though I can just hear my friend from New Mexico telling me..."dude, if my friends back home heard you discuss that article, they would throw you out of the party". It really is a bit silly...you don't get into Harvard so you "settle" for Brown or Columbia? I get that it's a bit tounge in cheek...but then...kind of not too. Nonetheless...I liked it :-D
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Re: Famous Harvard Rejects [#permalink] New post 18 Jul 2008, 19:16
I thought this was a good read. It makes me feel a little bit better about myself for being a completely average white male. :P
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