The Mischaracterization of Harvard Business School

When Vanity Fair ran its recent piece, “The Miseducation of Sheryl Sandberg” by Duff McDonald, a number of friends sent me links to the piece, asking for my reactions to his criticisms of her and my alma mater, Harvard Business School, which he described as producing “corporate monsters” who “lack a functional moral compass”. I … Continue reading The Mischaracterization of Harvard Business School

Read promiscuously and make connections

When entrepreneurs ask me where to find good ideas, I advise them to read promiscuously and make connections. (No, this isn’t some kind of advertisement for Tinder or Grindr.) To read promiscuously means to be voracious and unselective.  I was at the library on Sunday, looking for audiobooks, and as usual, I picked up a … Continue reading Read promiscuously and make connections

Change is Hard: Women at HBS

I’m always proud of my two alma maters, but I’m especially proud when they lead the way toward change in the world. For example, Stanford recently became the first college with an African-American Athletic Director, head football coach, and head men’s basketball coach…a fact which is even more powerful because nobody at Stanford bothered to … Continue reading Change is Hard: Women at HBS

Thank You For Your Support!

I spent the morning in the much-hated city of San Francisco, cycling for a good cause. Thanks in part to your support, I raised an even $2,000 (or 4 times my original commitment of $500), and contributed to a record $6.1 million raised this year for cancer research. Here’s a picture of my cycling team. … Continue reading Thank You For Your Support!