Humble Business School
How the lighter side of HBS keeps our egos in check
Each year, a fresh pack of bright-eyed RCs charge onto campus, overjoyed at the thought of a forthcoming Harvard degree. After 2-4 years of experience, reasonably good GMAT scores, and an anecdote-laden application essays about how a chance encounter with a Bolivian rug merchant changed his outlook on life, our prototypical HBS admit is anxious. He is networking. He is ready to score an almost inevitable job at a top private equity or alternative energy venture capital firm. He's on top of the world.
Then HBS brings him back to earth. Our school's pretty great - like college relived with a real ID and an adult's line of credit. But at a school dedicated to training "leaders who make a difference in the world", one of our first and most lasting lessons is to keep our egos in check. Here are a few of my favorite humbling business school experiences.http://media.www.harbus.org/media/stora ... 5355.shtml