- Financial Times ran an interesting article on a social media gaming start-up founded by some Harvard Business School alumni. It details the evolution of the company and states that the founders attribute their success to their experience at HBS. However, they also say that becoming entrepreneurs requires more than just a business degree, mainly the trial and error experience that’s found only outside the classroom.
- A Chicago Booth press release announced last week the appointment of Kurt Ahlm as associate dean of student recruitment and admissions. “I am delighted to take on these greater responsibilities and continue to help prospective students join our diverse and vibrant community,” said Ahlm. “In the months ahead we intend to carry the Booth message to an even larger group of M.B.A. hopefuls across the U.S. and worldwide.”
- Another new appointment was made last week in the world of b-school admissions, but this time across the world in Hyderabad, India, at the Indian School of Business. Adi Godrej will take on his new role as second Charman of the ISB immediately. Dean of the ISB, Ajit Rangnekar, says of Godrej, “Adi has been closely associated with the ISB since its inception. Over the years, he has provided valuable guidance towards making ISB one of the largest management institutions of quality in the world. As the Chairman of the Godrej Group, Adi has a strong reputation as a business leader and is committed to an inclusive India. We welcome Adi as our new Chairman.”
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