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5 Unusual B-School Classes Aimed at Aspiring Entrepreneurs

The latest crop of business school students have a lot of options beyond the classic finance and management classes. Check out some of these non-traditional electives.

Former Apple engineer creates incredible new furniture design

When former Apple engineer Brad Sewell moved from California to Boston to attend Harvard Business School, he quickly became frustrated with the state of the furniture market. “I had this taste in quality, Sewell told Entrepreneur, “but a budget that was like ‘graduated IKEA’. Show More Summary

Royalty Capital: A New Solution to an Old Problem

As a student at Harvard Business School, I wrote a paper questioning a basic idea: are debt and equity the best forms of capital for entrepreneurs? The answer, I concluded, was "not always." In doing so, I promoted an alternative: royalty capital. Show More Summary

Have The Tech Wealthy Totally Supplanted The Mission Hipster? Local Site Says Yes.

Hipsters, local writer Marke Bieschke surmises, are now displaced by "Ivy League business school marketing grads, violently jogging ex-cheerleaders from the Midwest." [ more › ]

analytical sociology section ASA: a petition

Peter Hedström has been circulating a petition to form an analytical sociology section within the ASA. The petition is gaining traction, which is fantastic. Peter wondered whether sociologists in business schools and within the Academy of Management have seen the petition. So I promised him I would post the details here (he is also sending an email […]

How One Millennial Paid Down $90k Grad School Debt In A Year

Joe Mihalac was excited to be attending Harvard Business School. Until he realized his student debt would keep him earning the same money as before. Here's how he broke the cycle in seven months.

Tips for Dental Practices to Maximize Results From Internet Marketing

You went to dental school, not business school... but you ended up a small business owner. If you sometimes feel a little lost, you're not alone. This is why most practices employ staff bookkeepers and office managers, so the guy inShow More Summary

Getting Into Harvard Business School? What Are Your Odds? The HBS Whisperer Knows

For the past 20 years, I've been telling applicants from banking, tech, consulting and even non-profits what their chances are. I have a regular feature, "Handicapping Your Elite MBA Odds," on the leading business school blog Poets & Quants, and would like to share some of my predictions below. Show More Summary

Getting Into Harvard Business School? What Are Your Odds? The HBS Whisperer Knows

For the past 20 years, I, the Harvard Business School "whisperer" (Fortune), have been telling applicants from banking, tech, consulting and even non-profits what their chances are. I have a regular feature, "Handicapping Your EliteShow More Summary

"People Love Your Sarcasm, Really/It can work with people you trust; correlates with creativity."

I'm only linking to this article (in the WSJ) because of one phrase in this anecdote, which comes from Adam Galinsky, a Columbia Business School professor:Recently, his fiancée woke him up in the middle of the night to tell him some new ideas she has for their wedding next month. Show More Summary

31 years ago, Warren Buffett revealed the secret to investing and correctly predicted nobody would listen (DIA, SPX, SPY, QQQ, TLT, IWM, BRK.A, BRK.B)

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

Book Review: Actionable Intelligence

by Angela Guess IEDP.com recently wrote, “In his book, Actionable Intelligence, Keith Carter, who helped establish the global intelligence operations for Estée Lauder and is now Visiting Senior Fellow at NUS Business School in Singapore,...Show More Summary

Welcome to Entrepreneurship U, Part One | From the Bell Tower

It used to be that a focus on entrepreneurship was limited to the business school. Now, for graduate students from any discipline who demonstrate innovation, higher ed is going “all in” on entrepreneurship. Academic librarians should be looking for new opportunities to help.

Herbert Striner, a business school dean at American University, dies at 92

Herbert E. Striner, an economist who had served as dean of American University’s school of continuing studies and its school of business administration, died Aug. 7 at a senior living community in Silver Spring, Md. He was 92. Read full article >>

Second US orchestra chief goes walkabout

Deborah Borda is vacating the helm of the LA Phil this fall to teach college at Harvard Business School. She is, as always, a trendsetter. Now Anne Parsons has told Detroit Symphony she’s taking a sabbatical. She sure needs one after pulling the orch out of dire straits, but we can’t have all the world’s […]

Here is the newest face at the Federal Reserve

A Harvard Business School professor and former executive at Goldman Sachs will take the helm next month at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, just weeks before a pivotal meeting of the nation’s central bank on whether to start withdrawing its support for the U.S. economy. Robert Steven Kaplan, 58, will succeed frequent Fed critic […]

Small-Scale Hydroelectric Can Help To Regenerate “Deprived” Rural Areas

Small-scale hydroelectric, alternately known as micro-hydro, development can go a long ways to “regenerate” deprived rural areas, bringing in significant economic benefits, according to a new report from Cardiff Business School. TheShow More Summary

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