Harvard Mba Resume Book

Harvard Mba Resume Book

Harvard Mba Resume Book


The resume book is one of the most common and widely used resumé resources. It is a sure-fire way to raise your chances of having your resume considered even by the most selective firms. This guide contains everything you need to know about the resume book and resume preparation in general.



The Tyranny of Merit: Michael Sandel is one of the greatest living philosophers in America and this book does not disappoint. I loved his class, Justice, as a Harvard freshman and doubly loved this book as a college parent. In it, he exposes the downside of our meritocratic society—spurred on by pushy parents and elite universities—and reminds us the value of a common good.

In second place is Walter Isaacson-Evan Thomas’ The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World they Made. The six are Harriman, Acheson, McCloy, Lovett, Bohlen, and Kennan. They had similar educational backgrounds (Groton, Harvard, Yale, Princeton). Four had successful private sector careers as well as extensive public service. They shaped the post-WWII international scene while serving as counselors and “middle managers” to help set and implement policy for presidents from Roosevelt through Nixon. (Source: hbswk.hbs.edu)



For my routine long drives between New York and Massachusetts this summer, I am listening to the calming (and funny!) voice of Barack Obama narrating A Promised Land. There truly is no other way to absorb this massive tale of his life, family, marriage, and political journey. I'm five hours into the 29-hour tale and plan to listen to Michelle's version of the story in Becoming as soon as I finish Barack's book. I've been told Michelle's story is a stark contrast and look forward to hearing her side of things.

Next up for me this summer for physical books is my colleague Tsedal Neeley's Remote Work Revolution: Succeeding From Anywhere. As a longtime leader of remote teams myself, I have found it fascinating to see the world adapt to "WFH" and now prepare for some sort of return-to-the-office strategy. I am looking forward to getting Tsedal's perspective on this topic! (Source: hbswk.hbs.edu)


This summer I want to complete the Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells—a super fun series about a killer robot that sometimes passes as human. Also on the list are A Deepness in the Sky by Vernor Vinge, a book I am reading as part of book club on Twitter populated by nerdy economists of science on #EconTwitter, and The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin, an amazing author with an incredible imagination and sweet prose. Since Ada Palmer has a new book coming out in the Terra Ignota series I will probably go back and start reading her first book again, Too Like the Lightning.

I’ll be reading The Premonition: A Pandemic Story by Michael Lewis. I hear so often that all of us, including our governments, will be more inventive post-pandemic. I hope we will be, but it’s not inevitable. Will our agility stay when COVID is gone? To know that, in part we have to be clear about where we tried new things in our pandemic response and where we hesitated too long or failed to try altogether. I’m confident Lewis will shed insight there. (Source: hbswk.hbs.edu)

Business School

Laura Huang is a professor at Harvard Business School. She has spent her academic career studying interpersonal relationships and implicit bias in entrepreneurship and in the workplace. Her research has been featured in the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Forbes, and Nature, and she was named one of the 40 Best Business School Professors Under the Age of 40 by Poets & Quants.

So I decided to compile a different list that I’ve circulated to my students and colleagues at other business schools—a list of books on topics that I think MBA students really should know something about, in broad strokes… in marketing, finance, entrepreneurship, leadership, operations, and so on. (Source: mbachic.com)

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