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HBS Professors – Do They Know?


To obvious as a way of entertainment during class...

Too obvious a way of entertaining during class…

During one of the last classes of my fall semester at HBS, we had a Martha-type guest in class (aka the case protagonist – read more about guests at HBS classes HERE). She had attentively followed the class discussion, and as we were about to get into the last 20 minutes of class, it was her turn to take the floor and share her thoughts and reflections on the case and the class discussion. She started by thanking the professor for the opportunity to speak in his class, and then she thanked us, the students, for the interesting class discussion, adding that she was delighted that ‘some of us had actually read the case and that others had taken the effort to read it during the class itself.‘ As I had been ill-prepared for that class and had read most of the case during class, I kind of felt targeted. But most of all, her comment made me wonder about something bigger: “DO THEY KNOW?” Do HBS professors notice all that’s going on among students during a typical 80 minute HBS class? Because in all honesty, it’s not all about paying attention… Continue reading

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