Category Archives: success

How do you deal with failure, even when you tried your very hardest?

I’m currently a senior in high school about to go into college.  The thing is, I’ve worked my butt off in high school and I thought I did everything right to get into the most elite colleges.  When college decisions came back, I was rejected at the four universities that I really wanted to go […]

What do you wish someone had told you before starting HBS?

“I was recently accepted to HBS. Is there anything that you know now that you wish some one had told you before you started?” The Harvard MBA says: First of all, congratulations.  In tough times, it becomes even harder to get into HBS.  It also takes a strong constitution to ignore the (largely undeserved) flogging […]

How do you know when you’re at the cusp of success in your life and career?

How do you know when you’re at the cusp of success in your life and career? The Harvard MBA Says: I’m tempted to quote Potter Stewart on hard-core pornography: “I know it when I see it.”  The problem is, most people don’t know success when they see it.  Thanks to the hedonic treadmill, even those […]