Ahead Of The Curve: Two Years At Harvard Business School

Paperback | June 30, 2009

byPhilip Delves Broughton

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Two years in the cauldron of capitalism-"horrifying and very funny" (The Wall Street Journal)

In this candid and entertaining insider's look at the most influential school in global business, Philip Delves Broughton draws on his crack reporting skills to describe his madcap years at Harvard Business School. Ahead of the Curve recounts the most edifying and surprising lessons learned in the quest for an MBA, from the ingenious chicanery of leveraging and the unlikely pleasures of accounting, to the antics of the "booze luge" and other, less savory trappings of student culture. Published during the one hundredth anniversary of Harvard Business School, this is the unflinching truth about life in the trenches of an iconic American institution.

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Two years in the cauldron of capitalism-"horrifying and very funny" (The Wall Street Journal)In this candid and entertaining insider's look at the most influential school in global business, Philip Delves Broughton draws on his crack reporting skills to describe his madcap years at Harvard Business School. Ahead of the Curve recounts t...

Philip Delves Broughton was born in Bangladesh and grew up in England. From 1998-2004, he served successively as the New York and Paris bureau chief for The Daily Telegraph of London and reported widely from North and South America, Europe and Africa. He led the Telegraph’s coverage of the 9/11 attacks on New York and his reporting has...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8.39 × 5.44 × 0.67 inPublished:June 30, 2009Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:014311543X

ISBN - 13:9780143115434

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read for those contemplating or in the midst of an MBA Very well done by HBS grad Philip Delves Broughton. A very non-traditional HBS student takes us through his experiences with the Harvard MBA program and with his life through self examination. As a student just begining my MBA program I found it facinating and some points already resinate. One of my favorite quotes in referring to the challenge and the experience of the program: "My emotional experience of going through HBS was like swimming across a broad river. I had started out from one bank, confident in my own strength and with a clear view of my destination, only to be swept up in unseen currents. It was a fight to get to the other side. When I did, I was humbled, gasping and spitting up water. Only when I had caught my breath and looked back did I realize what I had done"
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" Destined to become required reading for prospective B-school entrants. . . . As an insider's account of an influential institution, [it] hits every mark." -San Francisco Chronicle "An insightful and entertaining, behind-the-scenes glimpse at a powerful institution." -BusinessWeek " What makes this a particularly absorbing and entertaining read is the combination of journalistic detachment and the sense of personal alienation that Delves Broughton, a Brit in an American system, feels as he struggles to come to terms with what it means to be a Harvard MBA." -Financial Times