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  1. MBA blog

    August 26, 2014

    Dr Shetty vs Lance Armstrong

    On our long-awaited first day of the MBA course at Harvard Business School sent us a strong message: think about the type of...

  2. August 22, 2014

    Junior bankers: more money, worse job

    When Wall Street banks want something, they use money to get it. So Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, Citigroup, Bank of America and...

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    Innovation and commercialisation of research are key to future-proofing economic growt...
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    From poor succession planning to the risk of industrial action, there are many ways in...
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  1. August 11, 2014

    Bridges to span Amazon’s dominance

    What happens if your biggest customer is also your worst nightmare? That is the dilemma facing book publishers dealing with...

  2. August 6, 2014

    Boards can get better at expecting the unexpected

    Events in Ukraine are proving challenging to businesses as well as governments. Most people did not expect the Russian...

  3. MBA blog

    July 30, 2014

    What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?

    Every year Harvard Business School asks departing students a question taken from the last lines of a poem by Pulitzer...

  4. July 14, 2014

    Cool heads improvise in crisis and calm

    When the lucrative business of advising on mergers and acquisitions was in the doldrums, consultants spread the idea that...

  5. June 29, 2014

    Chioma Isiadinso, admissions consultant: tips for campus visits

    When is the best time to visit a business school? Is a campus visit necessary and if so what should I be on the lookout for...

  6. Business Blog

    June 20, 2014

    Debate over "disruptive innovation" goes well beyond Harvard

    Clayton Christensen (Peter Foley/Bloomberg) Clay Christensen is a gentle man, of devout Mormon faith, prone to...

  7. June 8, 2014

    It is dangerous to feel passion for your work

    The other day I gave a talk to about 80 middle-aged, mainly male tax experts. I asked them to put up their hands if they...

  8. June 1, 2014

    The Academic Week Ahead

    Monday – June 2 Visit the US The MBA admissions staff at Harvard Business School are giving a guided tour of the campus....

  9. May 11, 2014

    Meet the dean: Ivey’s Robert Kennedy

    There have been a lot of changes recently at Ivey, the Canadian business school, not least of which is that for the first...

  10. May 6, 2014

    Blow for Blinkx shares as modest profits disappoint

    Shares in Blinkx, the Aim-quoted video advertising company, fell 9 per cent on Tuesday after full-year results showed only a...

  11. MBA blog

    April 30, 2014

    A new benchmark

    My last class at Harvard Business School ended 26 minutes ago as of right now: April 29, 2014 at 1:26pm. I wanted to record...

  12. April 15, 2014

    Graduates hunt for ‘search fund’ success

    Over wine and canapés in the Meredith Room, a small banquet hall at Harvard Business School, more than 100 students gathered...

  13. April 4, 2014

    Sir Alex Ferguson signs for Harvard Business School

    Sir Alex Ferguson has transferred from the English football Premier League to the American Ivy league with a job at Harvard...

  14. March 31, 2014

    Blinkx hits back at ad tactics claims

    Blinkx shone a light into the murky world of online advertising on Monday as the UK company issued a detailed rebuttal to...

  15. March 31, 2014

    The Academic Week Ahead

    Monday – March 31 Study in Canada Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia is running an information...

  16. March 21, 2014

    Harvard takes a step into the world of Moocs

    Harvard Business School has introduced HBX, an online learning platform that gives it a foothold in the world of massive...

  17. March 3, 2014

    IMD professors top Oscars of the business school world

    While all eyes in the film world are turned towards the Academy Award prize winners, the business school world has also just...

  18. MBA blog

    February 25, 2014

    The uncomfortable feel of a very comfortable place

    If you’ve ever been to Harvard Business School, you’ll know what I mean when I say that physically it’s an incredibly...

  19. February 24, 2014

    How the decision gurus choose

    Eight academics who are experts in effective decision-making techniques discuss whether they deploy the same strategies at...

  20. February 17, 2014

    EMs stay hooked on balm of Fed liquidity

    Appearing in a crowded lecture room at Harvard Business School in early February, Joe Baratta, the face of Blackstone’s...

  21. February 10, 2014

    The Blinkx affair is a Harvard whodunnit

    The newest academic paper on Ben Edelman’s website is a 61-pager called “Price Coherence and Adverse Intermediation”. It is...

  22. February 9, 2014

    Funding: income share agreements lure MBA entrepreneurs

    When Trina Spear graduated from Harvard Business School in 2011, she knew she wanted to set up her own company. She also...

  23. February 7, 2014

    Blinkx complains of market manipulation in blog

    Blinkx, the UK online video company that lost a third of its value last week in the wake of a scathing blog post, has...

  24. February 5, 2014

    Emotions as a negotiating tool

    Nelson Mandela famously spent some of his time in prison studying Afrikaner history and teaching himself Afrikaans, the...

  25. January 26, 2014

    MBA graduate pay doubles in downturn

    MBA graduates from the world’s elite business schools have seen their pay soar during the past five years in spite of the...

  26. January 26, 2014

    Big names dominate FT MBA ranking top spots

    The FT Global MBA ranking and the English football Premier League have one thing in common. Pundits may argue about who will...

  27. The World

    January 23, 2014

    Davos thought: Disruption comes to education

    Clay Christensen, the Harvard Business School professor, is an expert on “disruptive innovation” in various industries –...

  28. January 22, 2014

    The man to thank – or to blame – for the meerkats

    A lad from Bingley starting out in financial services would always be expected to join the Bradford and Bingley, the now...

  29. January 17, 2014

    Dangerous combination of drugs and loneliness fuels young bankers

    All-nighters and weekend work have for decades been seen as a rite of passage for young City bankers. But the death of a...

  30. January 5, 2014

    Women face a testing time to secure an MBA place

    Business schools are eager to be seen as working towards gender equity. Harvard Business School, for example, has been...

  31. December 9, 2013

    Moocs: Can free classes match an MBA?

    When I did my MBA, my professors divided roughly into those who were great and knew they were great; those who were awful...

  32. December 4, 2013

    Why big budgets still generate the hottest tickets

    Blockbusters: Hit-Making, Risk-Taking, and the Big Business of Entertainment, by Anita Elberse, Henry Holt/Faber, $30/...

  33. November 22, 2013

    A lack of succession planning is bad for business

    Graveyards are full of indispensable people, it has been said. Life must go on, even after the irreplaceable have departed....

  34. MBA blog

    November 18, 2013

    MBA gender gap - day one

    This is the transcript of the Live Blog session ending at 15:06 on 18 Nov 2013.As part of our MBA Gender Gap week, Jennifer...

  35. November 17, 2013

    MBA Gender Gap

    As part of our MBA Gender Gap week, 10 of our MBA bloggers are taking part in a series of live interactive blog sessions to...

  36. November 17, 2013

    Time to tackle workplace gender bias

    Last spring, when Harvard Business School celebrated the 50th anniversary of the admission of women to our two-year MBA...

  37. November 15, 2013

    MBA gender gap: the debate

    The FT Business Education MBA Gender Gap week brings together academics and students from our ranked business schools...

  38. Business Blog

    November 13, 2013

    Luxury boutiques adjust to stealth wealth

    Remember the scene in Pretty Woman when snooty assistants in a designer clothes shop refuse to serve Julia Roberts because...

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