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This Poker-Funded Startup Is Revolutionizing The Flower Industry

David Daneshgar, a world-famous poker player, was attending the University of Chicago's business school when Farbod Shoraka, a friend from Daneshgar's undergrad years at Berkeley, reached out to him. Shoraka's aunt was a florist in Irvine,...Show More Summary

23 Tech Rock Stars Who Went To Harvard

Harvard University is one of the most prestigious and well-known schools in the world. Its undergraduate program had an acceptance rate of just 6% last year, while its Business School was ranked No. 1 in the country. Not surprisingly, Harvard has produced some of today’s most successful tech entrepreneurs. Show More Summary

Top 20 Corporate Weasel Words

You won't learn about these common corporate phrases in business school but they're required reading if you want to navigate the corporate world.

What Your Business Degree Won't Teach You

I spent six years in business school (four in undergrad and two more for my MBA). Like other business grads I spent lots of time learning buzzwords, doing case analyses and reading about quantitative modeling and the econometrics of corporate finance. Show More Summary

When Childhood Has Become a Race

Goodbye busy summer, hello busy school year: What have we lost in the rush? In a July article for The New Republic, William Deresiewicz admonished parents to abandon Ivy League ambitions for their children. Having spent 24 years at Columbia...Show More Summary

Interview: Harvard Business School professor Anita Elberse on what Hollywood’s love of blockbusters means for the rest of us

Harvard Business School professor Anita Elberse just may have the coolest job on the planet. She’s made a career out of studying and figuring out why the biggest names in film, content publishing, music and sports have been so successful. Show More Summary

Bisom-Rapp and Sergeant on Age and Gender in the US and UK

Susan Bisom-Rapp (Thomas Jefferson) and Malcolm Sargeant (University of Middlesex Business School) have posted on SSRN the page proofs for their article, It’s Complicated: Age, Gender, and Lifetime Discrimination Against Working Women – The United States and the U.K. as...

Hedge Fund News: Joel Greenblatt, Jeffrey Vinik & Pershing Square

Hedge Fund Legend Joel Greenblatt – Writing A Bigger Book (GuruFocus) Every year, when Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio) kicks off his value and special-situation investing class at Columbia Business School, he makes his students a guarantee. “If they are good at valuing businesses, the market will agree with them, typically within two or three years,” […]

Business Schools and the Abuse of the Ingenue Entrepreneur

It costs a lot of money to go to business school. I think its bloody not worth it for most true entrepreneurs.

Solutions on Inversions and Corporate Tax Reform

In a recent interview with Harvard Business Review, Harvard Business School’s Mihir Desai and Bill George gave some great insight on inversions, who really pays the corporate tax, profit shifting, and corporate tax reform. Below areShow More Summary

How to Stop Corporate Inversions

Bill George and Mihir Desai, professors at Harvard Business School, explain why our corporate tax code is driving American business overseas.

Ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer rebounds with teaching roles at Stanford and USC business schools

When Steve Ballmer, Microsoft’s former CEO, noted in a letter earlier this week that he was resigning from the company’s board of directors to focus on owning the LA Clippers, civic contribution, teaching and study, it raised the question:...Show More Summary

Don’t talk about wages and incomes

Here’s a particularly maddening paragraph in a post by Edward Hugh: And there are plenty of people in Japan who have been pointing this out all along. Seki Obata, a Keio University business school professor for example, who in 2013 published a book “Reflation is Dangerous,” argues exactly this, that “Abenomics” is exposing Japan to […]

People Who Work In Tech Say These Are The 10 Best Business Schools In The World

We recently polled 10,000 readers on the World's Best Business Schools, and for the second year in a row, they came back with a clear favorite: Harvard University. But depending on who you ask, you might get a different answer. We asked participants to rate the reputation of the graduates from top business schools around the world. Show More Summary

Most Important Entrepreneurial Skills Not Taught In Business School

Business school is ideal for building the strong foundation that a career in entrepreneurship needs in order to succeed in the long run. However, many successful entrepreneurs know that there are several essential skills an entrepreneur needs in order to develop their business that are not taught in the classroom. Show More Summary

TaxProf Blog Weekend Roundup

Saturday: Why Law School Rankings Matter More Than College, Business School, and Medical School Rankings Dear Mr. President, Why I'm Leaving America Massive (50%-70%?) Faculty Layoffs at Cooley Law School The IRS Scandal, Day 464 Sunday: Hit the Reset Button in Your Brain Are You a Faculty of Hunters or...

Why Law School Rankings Matter More Than College, Business School, or Medical School Rankings

Forbes, Why Law School Rankings Matter More Than Any Other Education Rankings: [I]s all the hysteria warranted? Does a higher rank really guarantee better job prospects, higher salaries, and ultimately, a better life? The data says no…for the most part. While rankings are certainly helpful in a broad, directional sense,...

Does Workplace Competition Kill Women's Creativity?

New research indicates that competitive workplace environments help men outperform women. According to new study released this week by Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis, competitive workplaces help men thrive, but diminish women's chance of success. Read Full Story

Why B-Schools Should be Teaching Market Basket

New England is home to scores of world class business schools, and Boston is teeming with management theorists who make their living teaching the next generation of business leaders while seeking in their own research to unlock the secrets...Show More Summary

30 Years, Warren Buffett Gave Away The Secret To Good Investing And Correctly Predicted No One Would Listen (DIA, SPX, SPY, QQQ, TLT, IWM, BRKA, BRKB)

In May 1984, Warren Buffett laid out everything you need to know about his investing philosophy. In a speech at Columbia Business School, later adapted into an essay, Buffett introduced what he called, "The Superinvestors of Graham-and-Doddsville."...Show More Summary

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