Listen to the recording of our conversation with Philip. He has a fascinating story!
00:02:35 – Fulfilling an 11 year promise to his mother and grandmother.
00:06:20 – Why HBS?
00:07:23 – How Philip’s failures in real estate may have helped Philip get accepted to HBS.
00:11:43 – “Whichever school you apply to, make sure you give it your very best so you wont have any room or reason to feel bad about yourself.”
15:10 – The importance of team-work.
17:25 – Becoming a leader. (This is what HBS wants to see!!)
18:34 – What the HBS adcom looks for in your failures.
19:27 – Getting rejected by Harvard Business School. What now?!?!
22:01 – The best parts of life at Harvard Business School.
24:14 – Don’t be intimidated by the size of HBS.
25:23 – The importance of time management and priority management.
29:09 – What Harvard Business School needs to change.
30:15 – The benefits for the case study method.
35:42 – True or false: The competition among HBS students is cut-throat.
39:30 – The feeling of camaraderie among students (and professors.)
41:32 – Case Method – Individually prepare, then share among 5 people, and then share among 90 people. And after class your perspective will be completely different than it was before.
46:35 – $$$ and social life at HBS.
53:55 – A field project in Mumbai, India.
56:32 – Why start your own podcast?
1:00:41 – Magnetic Interviewing – The story of Philip’s startup.
1:06:23 – Innovation labs at Harvard Business School.
*Theme music is courtesy of podcastthemes.com.
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