Join us for a conversation with author and journalist Duff McDonald and Luigi Zingales, Robert C. McCormack Distinguished Service Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance at Chicago Booth, on McDonald's latest book, The Golden Passport: Harvard Business School, the Limits of Capitalism, and the Moral Failure of the MBA Elite.
Description of the book:
A Harvard Business School (HBS) degree is, as the New York Times proclaimed in 1978, "the golden passport to life in the upper class." Harvard MBAs are near-guaranteed entrance into Western capitalism’s most powerful realm—the corner office. McDonald reveals how, despite HBS’s enormous success, it may fall short in its mission to “educate leaders who make a difference in the world.” " How does HBS actually instill this sense of lofty leadership in their students and can they accurately claim their graduates are making a difference in the world – specifically a positive difference? With growing concerns about economic inequality and growing political unrest, has HBS and its graduates used their significant influence to shape society for the better?