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What They Don’t Teach You at Harvard Business School Book Summary

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By Mark McCormack




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While business schools are often very procedural in their teaching of entrepreneurial practices, there is only so much you can learn within the confines of a classroom. Certainly, theory is a critical component in contextualizing the art of buying and selling, but it is often not until theory can be applied that it is fully understood. What They Don’t Teach You at Harvard Business School examines the pedagogical gaps in business instruction, encouraging students and new professionals to listen actively, do the unexpected, personalize communication, and effectively organize their time in order to achieve entrepreneurial success in our ever-changing society.

About the Author

Mark McCormack was born in 1930 in Chicago, Illinois. He attended Yale Law School where he earned a J.D. before serving in the United States Army.

Throughout his lifetime, McCormack held several influential roles including lawyer, sports agent, writer, and entrepreneur. 

Most notably, he was the founder and CEO of IMG, an international management organization that works with sports figures and celebrities.

In addition to What They Don’t Teach You at Harvard Business School, McCormack wrote a few other books including The Terrible Truth About Lawyers.

He died in 2003 at age 72.
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