The Difference Between Good and Great, at Harvard and in Life

“When Christina Wallace, now the director of the Startup Institute, attended Harvard Business School on a scholarship, she was told by her classmates that she needed to spend more money to fully participate, and that ‘the difference between a good experience and a great experience is only $20,000.‘”

Hahhhahahhha..hahhaa….ha……..ha………(thinks about it for a second). By George, they’re right.

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A reader named Ken H said that the tone at the school in the 1970s was downright egalitarian, and that anyone who “flashed money around” would have earned jeers.

?? I doubt that. Maybe in the 70s everyone there just HAD A SHITTON OF MONEY. And those who didn’t, didn’t talk about it because they felt alienated for not having A SHITTON OF MONEY.

swirrlygrrl (#2,398)

@apples and oranges Maybe. I am sure there was a tonne of wealth, and it was displayed. Though I do think particular forms of conspicious consumption has become more of a thing in the intervening years.

Eric18 (#4,486)

The article makes mention of what I think is the main factor contributing to the class divide. HBS and similar schools have cliques of ridiculously wealthy students from Europe, Middle East, Asia, and other parts of the world who fuel an “arms race” that alot of students feel the need to compete with.

A-M (#4,317)

$20,000?!?!?!? Also, go Christina and go Startup Institute!

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