A review from an HBS employee…

I've taken a lot of grief from Harvard Business School over my book Ahead of the Curve. Threatening letters, personal insults...all to be expected when you "moon a giant", as business strategists like to say. So it was interesting to come across this review posted on Goodreads, by a current employee at HBS, called Adam.… Continue reading A review from an HBS employee…

So much for learning from history

The New York Times just re-ran this oped published in 1990 in the wake of the Drexel Burnham collapse and the Savings and Loan fiasco. Some highlights: "The credit system suffered further from the Government's willingness to allow deregulation to proceed in the absence of adequate new safeguards, improved official financial supervision and stricter rules… Continue reading So much for learning from history

What the Nobel Prizes can teach us now…

A version of this was published today on Forbes.com. During these dark financial days, the announcements of this year’s Nobel Prize recipients have fallen like shafts of sunlight. At a moment when it seems the world’s fate lies in hands of a few harried financiers and flawed politicians, it is useful to be reminded of… Continue reading What the Nobel Prizes can teach us now…