What They Teach You at Harvard Business School

Author: Philip Delves Broughton

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141931329

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 3920


WITH NEW ANALYSIS OF HBS AND THE FINANCIAL CRISIS When Philip Delves Broughton abandoned his career as a successful journalist and enrolled in Harvard Business School's prestigious MBA course, he joined 900 other would-be tycoons in a cauldron of capitalism. Two years of Excel shortcuts and five hundred of HBS's notorious business case studies lay ahead of him, but he couldn't have told you what OCRA was, other than a vegetable, or whether discount department stores make more money than airlines. He did, however, know that HBS's alumni appeared to be taking over the world. The US president, the president of the World Bank, the US treasury secretary, the CEOs of General Electric, Goldman Sachs and Proctor & Gamble - all were bringing HBS experience to the way they ran their banks, businesses and even countries. And with the prospect of economic enlightenment before him, he decided to see for himself exactly what they teach you at Harvard Business School. Philip Delves Broughton's hilarious and enlightening account of his experiences within Harvard Business School's hallowed walls provides an extraordinary glimpse into a world of case study conundrums, guest lectures, Apprentice-style tasks, booze luging, burn-outs and high flyers. And with HBS alumni heading the very global governments, financial institutions and FTSE 500 companies whose reckless love of deregulation and debt got us into so much trouble, he discovers where HBS really adds value - and where it falls disturbingly short.

What They Don't Teach You at B-school

Author: Meenakshi Radhakrishnan-Swami

Publisher: Tata McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780070617605

Category: Management

Page: 172

View: 8095


Catapulted onto the world stage by a daring reform agenda, present-day China is the manifestation of an experiment unique in human history. Its astonishing economic ascent and rapidly expanding consumer market has captured the world's attention. Bristling

What They Don't Teach You At Harvard Business School

Author: Mark H. McCormack

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1847656773

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 163

View: 9018


Mark McCormack, dubbed 'the most powerful man in sport', founded IMG (International Management Group) on a handshake. It was the first and is the most successful sports management company in the world, becoming a multi-million dollar, worldwide corporation whose activities in the business and marketing spheres are so diverse as to defy classification. Here, Mark McCormack reveals the secret of his success to key business issues such as analysing yourself and others, sales, negotiation, time management, decision-making and communication. What They Don't Teach You at Harvard Business School fills the gaps between a business school education and the street knowledge that comes from the day-to-day experience of running a business and managing people. It shares the business skills, techniques and wisdom gleaned from twenty-five years of experience.

What They Still Don't Teach You at Harvard Business School

Author: Mark H. McCormack

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780553349610

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 298

View: 9198


A straight-talking must-read of powerful strategies for every executive headed for the top. Written in the same no-nonsense, hard-hitting manner that McCormack brings to his own fast-paced business and management style, this is mandatory reading for executives on every rung of the corporate ladder.

Summary: What They Don't Teach You at Harvard Business School

Author: BusinessNews Publishing

Publisher: Primento

ISBN: 2511018721

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 15

View: 974


The must-read summary of Mark H. McCormack's book: “What They Don't Teach You at Harvard Business School and Why They Can’t Make You Street Smart”. This complete summary of the ideas from Mark H. McCormack's book "What They don't Teach You at Harvard Business School" demonstrates that a business school can’t teach you how to be street smart. This summary highlights what you need to learn and how you can get the necessary experience to be at the cutting edge of your industry. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand key concepts • Expand your business knowledge To learn more read "What They Don’t Teach You at Harvard Business School" and discover why street smart is the new smart!

Dilemmas of Leadership

Author: Tudor Rickards

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136502580

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

View: 5678


Leadership, as a way of focusing and motivating a group or organization to achieve its aims, is a much discussed but often misunderstood concept. This comprehensive textbook introduces the subject for Masters level students. Building on the success of the first edition, this text utilises an easy to follow, map-based approach to take the reader on a journey through the various fundamental dilemmas apparent within leadership studies, dilemmas such as: Is a leader born or made? How are tensions between ethical dilemmas and economic self-interest resolved? How does a leader's desire for control balance with the need to empower members of the organization? Student-friendly features new to this edition include a wealth of leadership cases, videos and web-based content regularly updated, so that the book can be studied in the context of the most pressing contemporary leadership issues.

Small Business

Author: Vishal K. Gupta

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119591775

Category: Business planning

Page: N.A

View: 9998


"Teaching small business management courses is exciting, but it can also be quite challenging. Some students take courses in small business management because they want to start and run their own firm someday. For other students, the idea of having their own business is appealing, even though they know they prefer to have a regular job after they graduate. Yet other students may find themselves in a small business management course when looking for an interesting elective to take. Most college students have very little experience actually managing a business. Some students, however, have grown up in a small business where they saw one or both parents (and sometimes, grandparents) work hard in the business. In other words, there are few similarities in how much students know and care about small firms. My goal in writing this text is to encourage student learning and engagement with small business, regardless of differences in students' motivations and reasons for signing up for this course"--

The Quadrant Puzzles

Author: Shankar Menon

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 9383808934

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 1406


This piece of fiction may at first disturb those singularly pursuing “success” for it lays bare their identities and the nature of their personal relationships. However, by the end of the book there would clearly appear comfort and redemption. A novel that defies genres, it is about how unabashed opportunity creations lead to Orwellian outcomes. This is a must read for a beleaguered market civilization. This book has its share of heroes and villains. But in the end there is a universal triumph for every human being. A novel of immense reconciliation. It has the power to heal the earth and the human heart. Here is a bold attempt to synthesize philosophy and everyday living, the east and the west, reason and harmony, and finally, truth and beauty. A few excerpts from the book: “My heart raced as she sat beside me Her soft reassuring ancient hands Picked me up, cradled me in her lap, Pressed me to her breast And kissed me on the forehead. She then bent down to my ear And spoke the kind motherly words.” “Grossness was my creed Sensory entitlement my greed What heavenly intervention Would refine me human?” “I sat beside his imposing presence Hope blossomed in my heart. His message, direct and unmistakable Gave me a new vision.”

The Winning Manager

Author: Walter Vieira

Publisher: SAGE Publications India

ISBN: 9780761933007

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 220

View: 1790


The author of this volume pulls together his decades of experience as a business consultant to draw up a step-by-step progression of corporate life. He discusses: the concept of a career design, choosing the correct employer and adjusting to a new environment; people skills; mentorship and its importance in growth and success in a corporate environment; the value of lifelong learning, open communication and time management; and communication skills, decision-making, creativity and ethics in an organizational framework.