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What job gets you laid the most?

What job gets you laid the most? –Edward The Harvard MBA says: There are a number of careers that seem particularly suited to providing men with ample opportunities for sex.  Just off the top of my head, these include professional athlete, rock star, movie star, billionaire, fireman, pimp, and U.S. Senator. However, these answers aren’t […]

I come from a family of engineers, but want a career in business. Is it okay to start small?

I’ve just completed my Bachelor’s in Engineering but I never wanted to pursue a career in it. I’ve always been interested in marketing and sales or management related jobs. Since I come from a family of engineers it was naturally expected of me to take up engineering. No room for argument. Anyways now that I […]

My friends say an MBA after the age of 30 won’t do me any good. Are they right?

I am 29-year-old successful telecommunications professional currently working as manager in a multinational telecom concern. I am planning to apply to HBS through the Fulbright Scholarship Program. If inducted, I would be able to study anywhere within the US (provided I get the admission). This plan would mean an admission into HBS (if i ever […]

I’m a professional athlete? What are my chances of getting into HBS?

I’m in the process of applying to HBS. I grew up in Russia, emigrated to Toronto, Canada when I was 15. I graduated from Purdue business school with 3.6 (while being a student-athlete); had internships as a research analyst in Washington and in sales and trading in New York. And currently working part-time with a […]

I just got an MBA in finance, but I have no experience, and can’t get a job. What should I do?

“I just got a MBA in Finance and now I don’t know what to do.  My experience has been mostly engineering so I have no finance experience, but I want to go into finance.  The economy sucks.  What should I do?” –Adam The Harvard MBA says: Almost every employer prefers to hire employees with previous […]

My spouse got into HBS; what can I expect as a partner?

My fiance who is 24 recently got accepted and will be attending HBS. I myself am 24 and was curious how big of a role I will play, i.e. drinking with her section and so on, and what to expect as a male partner?  I will also be attending an MBA program in Boston at […]

I switched to liberal arts to help find a girl; should I go back to engineering for my career?

Hi Mr. Harvard MBA, love your blog.  Sorry for a slightly longer question, but this is about my college/life and is both important to me and also utterly confused me as to what to do.  Basically, I go to a pretty good University.  Actually, one of the best in my country.  I’m doing Computer Science […]

Should I attend HBS or get a Masters in Finance from MIT?

“I have been admitted to both the HBS MBA and the MIT M.Fin.  I know I want a career in finance. Which one should I chose?” –Edward The Harvard MBA says: Edward, congratulations on your achievement.  The good news is, there is no wrong answer.  You have two wonderful options. I am not a finance […]

I have the boss from hell. What should I do?

“I have a job at a Fortune 500 company but I have the boss from hell who calls the women on his team “his harem” among other things. I have reported this and much more serious problems like the manipulation of territories to make the overall picture look better for himself. The money he is […]

What are your thoughts on mixed-race marriages and kids?

My question has nothing to do with money. Instead, it’s about race. I noticed that you are Chinese-American and your wife is Caucasian. Lately, I’ve been hearing children of mixed race marriages refer to themselves as “mutts.” Now, I’m not trying to get into a rant about racism or engage in a long, windy discussion […]