MBA News & Around the Web Blog – #21
Each week we rifle through the world wide web to bring you news, blog posts and any other information we find relevant. Below you will find a few useful, interesting, or otherwise relevant links from around the world of career exploration, talent acquisition, and more.
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Here are the findings for the week prior to May 22nd, 2017
- Grad students offer diverse suppliers a better shot at growth
This is the fourth year that diverse businesses have collaborated with Cornell Procurement Services and BR Consulting, a nonprofit, student-run consulting firm based at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management. The consultant teams worked for two semesters to come up with solutions to a business problem of the supplier’s choice.
- What’s a manbassador?
Patrick Ford, who graduates from UC Berkeley today with an MBA, is a standout at the Haas School of Business. So are the Haas Manbassadors — about 100 male MBA students dedicated to fighting gender inequity as students and future workforce leaders. At the ceremony, Ford will receive a “Question the Status Quo” award from Dean Richard Lyons for the work he did co-leading the group, part of the school’s Women in Leadership Club, from 2015-17.
- What an MBA program won’t teach you about leadership
HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL (HBS) has come under the cosh this month. A new book, “The Golden Passport” by Duff McDonald, argues that HBS has lost its crown as the top business school in America and also become a breeding ground for toxic behaviour, with conflicts of interests rife within the school, and its alumni responsible for pushing a rapacious form of capitalism that explains many of the ills of the world’s biggest economy.