Thursday 19th October 2017

    Book Pins Corporate Greed on a Lust Bred at Harvard!

    If you were to look for one ingredient that binds together the America's chief executives, top managers and boards of directors, you'd find a remarkably consistent commonality, now and in generations past: A disproportionate number of them are graduates of Harvard Business School. An M.B.A. from H.B.S., as those in the know refer to it, has long been the ultimate Good Housekeeping stamp of approval on any resume. Jamie Dimon of JPMorgan Chase, Jeffrey Immelt of General Electric, Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook - and the list goes on and on. The number of Fortune 500 chief executives who earned their business degrees at Harvard is three times the total from the next most popular business school, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. It is hard to overstate the school's influence on corporate America. That's why a new, exhaustive history of the school is causing a stir before it is even out. The book, "The Golden Passport," by the veteran business journalist Duff McDonald, is a richly reported indictment of the school as a leading reason that corporate America is disdained by much of the country. More here.