Ahead of the Curve Two Years at Harvard Business School

ISBN-10: 014311543X
ISBN-13: 9780143115434
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Description: Two years in the cauldron of capitalism—“horrifying and very funny” (The Wall Street Journal) In this candid and entertaining insider’s look at the most influential school in global business, Philip Delves Broughton draws on his crack reporting  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/30/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Two years in the cauldron of capitalism—“horrifying and very funny” (The Wall Street Journal) In this candid and entertaining insider’s look at the most influential school in global business, Philip Delves Broughton draws on his crack reporting skills to describe his madcap years at Harvard Business School. Ahead of the Curverecounts the most edifying and surprising lessons learned in the quest for an MBA, from the ingenious chicanery of leveraging and the unlikely pleasures of accounting, to the antics of the “booze luge” and other, less savory trappings of student culture. Published during the one hundredth anniversary of Harvard Business School, this is the unflinching truth about life in the trenches of an iconic American institution.

Preface
Let's Get Retarded
Starting Over
A Place Apart
Riding the Booze Luge
Who Am I?
Formin', Stormin', Normin', Performin'
To Beta and Beyond
The Risk Master
Insecure Overachievers
Ethical Jihadists
Extreme Leverage
Chasing the Curve
Big Hairy Goals
"Watching My Children Grow Longer"
Graduation
A Factory for Unhappy People
Afterword
Acknowledgments

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