rating: 3 of 5 stars
For the first ~270 pages Phillip Delves Broughton does a very good job of reporting what happens on the prestigious HBS campus. He chronicles the classes, the case studies, the students, the teachers, and the job hunt in a manner that helps you feel like you were there.
However, his last 10 pages devolve into a preachy chorus of all that is wrong with HBS, all that is wrong with business in general, and why he is above it all. He implies that if you care about your family, then you can’t go into business. And if you go into business then you must not care about your family. Definitely BS in my opinion.
Bottom line, if you have any interest in understanding what business school is all about, then I recommend reading the book. Just make sure to come to your own opinions about the merits of a career in business.