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HBS Alumni Angels NY Accomplishments to Date, and Our New Chairman

 I’m happy to announce that Jason E. Klein, CEO of On Grid Ventures, will serve as the new Chairman of Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of Greater NY.  Jason is an experienced angel and company builder.  I’m shifting to “Chairman Emeritus” (an overly polysyllabic title).  I'll still be very [...continue reading]

Flashpoint New York Demo Day, Friday, June 14

The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), ff Venture Capital, and The Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of Greater New York are once again co-sponsoring Flashpoint’s upcoming New York Demo Day, on Friday, June 14, 2013, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM.  The event will be held at SUNY Global [...continue reading]

Harvard iLab Entrepreneurship Discussion, Wednesday, Jan. 23, Boston

I'll be at the Harvard iLab for a complimentary discussion and networking event on being an entrepreneur, Wednesday, January 23, from 6-8pm.  It's hosted by: Harvard Alumni Association, Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs, Harvard Venture Partners, Social Innovation Collaborative, and Aspiring Minority [...continue reading]

How to Identify Market White Space – Cambridge MA, January 22

The Harvard GSAS Business Club / Harvard Graduate Student Council/ HBS eClub are hosting me on January 22 in Boston; I hope you can join us.  I'll be speaking on: “The Next Great Entrepreneurial Opportunity: How to Identify Market White Space”  Tuesday, January 22nd, 6pm, Maxwell Dworkin Building, [...continue reading]

Free Video: How to Hack Your MBA

Evisors just posted the video from my recent webinar on "How to Hack Your MBA". Since 1992, I've been working on a book tentatively titled "Hack your Education: How to Squeeze Maximum Value from College or Graduate School". I've posted on my site the expanded slides from the webinar and a [...continue reading]

Launch of Harvard Business School Angels of New York

Back in December, Richard Kane, President, Harvard Business School Club of New York, asked me if I'd like to chair the newly-formed Harvard Business School Angels of New York. I was honored to be asked, and we've now launched our organization and are accepting applications from early-stage [...continue reading]

Profile of Jack Meyer, (former) Harvard Management Company President

Image via Wikipedia As background for my next blog post about Dr. Mohamed El-Erian (current President and CEO of Harvard Management Company), I've attached below an article I wrote for the Harvard Business School newspaper (the Harbus) back on July 7, 1997. The Financial Future of Harvard is [...continue reading]

Mohamed A. El-Erian, President & CEO of Harvard endowment, on the global economy

I went to a very worthwhile talk last night at the Harvard Club by Mohamed A. El-Erian, President and CEO, Harvard Management Company, which manages the $29 billion Harvard endowment (as of 6/30/06). The endowment has had consistently impressive performance. As background, I've posted on the blog [...continue reading]

Was Earning That Harvard M.B.A. Worth It?

ABOUT a year before Adam Richman was to graduate from the Harvard Business School in 1996, he took on an extracurricular project. It was long before the Internet bubble inflated and burst, and well before one of the school's graduates landed in the White House. Mr. Richman wondered: What was the [...continue reading]

Malcolm Gladwell on the social logic of Ivy League admissions

Malcolm Gladwell writes a great piece on The social logic of Ivy League admissions. Halfway through the book, however, Shulman and Bowen present what they call a "surprising" finding. Male athletes, despite their lower S.A.T. scores and grades, and despite the fact that many of [...continue reading]

How to Maximize the Value of your Time in Business School

I gave a talk to NYU's Stern Scholars on Dec. 9 on "How to Maximize the Value of Your Time in Business School". (Thank you to Ken Wee for coordinating the event!) Among the topics I covered: career planning, time optimization, and selective short-term learning programs and scholarships. I based [...continue reading]

Harvard Business School graduates on Wall Street

Why Harvard Is Bad for Wall Street - Obscure Economic Indicators Part 6: Harvard Business School graduates on Wall Street. By Daniel Gross: "r"Why Harvard Is Bad for Wall StreetObscure Economic Indicators Part 6: Harvard Business School graduates on Wall Street.By Daniel GrossPosted Friday, Nov. 19, [...continue reading]