Ahead of the Curve by Philip Delves Broughton
Two Years at Harvard Business School

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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.

About Philip Delves Broughton

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Philip Delves Broughton served, successively, as the New York and Paris bureau chief for The Daily Telegraph of London before attending Harvard Business School, where he received his MBA in 2006.He lives in New York City with his wife and two sons.
Published July 31, 2008 by Penguin Books. 316 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Business & Economics, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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All around him, student industrialists, pretend hedge-fund chieftains, pubescent investment bankers, acolyte venture capitalists, pretend Gordon Gekos, Rupert Murdoch wannabes and eager beavers channeling robber barons—classmates the author treats seriously and with respect—acquired the slogans, ...

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This debut by a former journalist at the Daily Telegraph of London chronicles the author's love-hate relationship with the Harvard Business School, where he spent two years getting his M.B.A.

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Yet in the end, he was haunted by the imagined life of a corporate drone, giving up his life to “airports and sales meetings and a paunch.” He is the only person in his section who does not have a job offer by graduation.

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American Chronicle

have read four "insider" accounts of life at top business schools, three written by Harvard MBAs, the fourth by a Stanford graduate.

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