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The Bright Future of Small Business in America

The Bright Future of Small Business in America

10 years ago, Ron Siegel decided to start a bakery and wondered, what would he call his new business? It was difficult and scary, to break out of my daily work routine to pursue a dream that had an unknown outcome, Ron said. The name When Pigs Fly means, I doubt it’s possible. And that’s …

Why I’m in Business

Why I’m in Business

I had no idea what business school was. As a first generation college student, I only knew about law school, I knew about med school. Someone said, hey, you should look into business school. You’re going to Wall Street. It’s something that people do. [MUSIC PLAYING] I visited the school at the suggestion of an …

The Five Competitive Forces That Shape Strategy

The Five Competitive Forces That Shape Strategy

>>THOMAS STEWART: I am Tom Stewart, Editor and Managing Director of the Harvard Business Review. Our guest today is Michael Porter, Professor at Harvard University and Head of the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness. He is the author of the forthcoming HBR article, “The Five Competitive Forces That Shape Strategy”. A reaffirmation, update, and extension …

Celebrating the 2018 Harvard Business School Commencement

Celebrating the 2018 Harvard Business School Commencement

Some of you might know that I have an unusual affection for alliteration. I’m going to focus my remarks today on enterprise, energy, and empathy. The economic enterprise is amongst the most extraordinary social inventions. It emerges through the will of an individual who has to mobilize others– employees, customers, and investors– to join. At …

How to get into Harvard Business School

How to get into Harvard Business School

Many MBA applicants ask us – ‘How hard is it to get into Harvard Business School?’ ‘What are my chances of getting into Harvard?’ ‘What does Harvard look for?’ When there are tons of excellent bschools in the world, why do so many applicants single out Harvard Business School? The simple answer is – because …