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HBS relics from a HBS relic


A HBS relic I wasn't able to take with me...

A HBS relic I wasn’t able to take with me…

Some people throw it all out – I like to keep stuff. Served by the rather large basement at my old folks’ place, I have been holding on to the most random stuff I put my hands on. And while I am far from being a compulsive hoarder, I did collect quite a range of ‘random relics’ over the years. As I am ‘home’ at my parents’ place for the holidays, I took the opportunity to go dig into my favorite basement in the whole world. Find some of the HBS relics I found below. Continue reading

Second year at HBS – last but not least?


The old versus the new   -   EC versus RC students

The new (life at HBS in the first year) versus the old (HBS in second year) – but which one is the best!?!

I have survived both RC (Required Curriculum – the first year at HBS) and EC year (Elective Curriculum – the second year at HBS). I am about to finish my HBS MBA and am thus (choose for yourself) – old / graduated / spoiled for life / happy / super excited to go back to work / broke. But most of all, I have become a real specialist that can shed a light on all aspects of the HBS MBA program. And today,  I will be comparing the two years at HBS – RC and EC year!

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HBS: standing out before and during the MBA


Some of you are probably applying to HBS at this time. It’s a wrestle against standardized exams such as TOEFL and GMAT, nights spend on essay writing (and mostly re-writing) and tons of mock interviews before clearing the last interview hurdle. All of these efforts serve only one goal –  to stand out amongst the thousands  of applicants. Those of you that manage to make it beyond the admissions cliffs will be part of the next HBS class. Congratulations. Continue reading