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What they don’t teach you at Harvard Business School

Why the prestigious HSB isn't all it's cracked up to be

By Howard Davies   August 2017

Photo: Ikon Images/Getty Images, John Wildgoose

The Golden Passport: Harvard Business School, the Limits of Capitalism, and the Moral Failure of the MBA Elite, by Duff McDonald (HarperBusiness, £25)

On the Harvard Business School (HBS) website, for the modest outlay of $8.95, you can download a case study entitled The Royal Bank of Scotland: Masters of Integration. Co-authored in 2003 by Nitin Nohria, the current Dean of the School, it is larded with extravagant praise for the management team of the time. If you are prepared to double your money…

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