Tuesday, May 23, 2006

C Student Gets College Dropout Admitted to HBS

Former CMCer Blake Gottesman (previously) has been admitted to Harvard Business School despite his lack of a college degree. The Economist and the Harvard Crimson are unimpressed.

During the short time I went to CMC with Blake, I thought he was a nice, intelligent guy, but the job he's had for the last several years does not seem equivalent to three years of education and the business-related work experience that HBS students typically have. This says HBS looks for leaders. I'm not sure what about petsitting and making PBJs indicates leadership. It sounds like followership to me.

An alum's reaction to the news: "Maybe they'll have him take some kind of special Waylon Smithers courses."
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