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HBS - Humbling Business School Experience

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HBS - Humbling Business School Experience [#permalink] New post 09 Mar 2009, 09:07
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.

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Re: HBS - Humbling Business School Experience [#permalink] New post 09 Mar 2009, 09:36
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A few people get lightly scolded with the "Statue of Liberty" or "Email Spam" award. But the jokes are risk-free and funny, and any offense is offset by the fact that HBS students all clap, cheer, and encourage each other. A lot. Over time, however, skydecks become a comedic battlefield. Those not blessed with a balcony seat but certain their jokes are funnier than everyone else's become envious of the skydeck oligarchs and mutiny - hosting "special" skydeck sessions for every Christian, Jewish, Zoroastrian, and federal holiday. Awards become increasingly intricate. Presentations begin to incorporate makeshift videos and puppet shows. And before the semester is over, people can't figure out whether it's worse to be in five straight skydecks or none at all.


Sounds so much fun :twisted:
Re: HBS - Humbling Business School Experience   [#permalink] 09 Mar 2009, 09:36
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