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Meet Philip Blackett, a proud member of the Harvard Business School Class of 2016, the founder of Magnetic Interviewing, and the host of the podcast Life in the MBA.
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.”
00:15:10 – The importance of team-work.
00:17:25 – Becoming a leader. (This is what HBS wants to see!!)
00:18:34 – What the HBS adcom looks for in your failures.
00:19:27 – Getting rejected by Harvard Business School. What now?!?!
00:22:01 – The best parts of life at Harvard Business School.
00:24:14 – Don’t be intimidated by the size of HBS.
00:25:23 – The importance of time management and priority management.
00:29:09 – What Harvard Business School needs to change.
00:30:15 – The benefits for the case study method.
00:35:42 – True or false: The competition among HBS students is cut-throat.
00:39:30 – The feeling of camaraderie among students (and professors.)
00:41:32 – 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.
00:46:35 – $$$ and social life at HBS.
00:53:55 – A field project in Mumbai, India.
00:56:32 – Why start your own podcast?
01:00:41 – Magnetic Interviewing – The story of Philip’s startup.
01:06:23 – Innovation labs at Harvard Business School.
*Theme music is courtesy of podcastthemes.com.
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