Monthly Archives: February 2006

Dealing With An Angry Public

I thought this was a little disturbing and amusing at the same time. It’s interesting that Harvard, The MIT and Tufts University decided to offer something as unique as this course together; there must really be a market for it.

My favourite thing is the quote inside the brochure “The ‘traditional approach’ is why courses like this are necessary in the first place”

HBR is getting on my nerves

I love the Harvard Business Review. I am a subscriber to the magazine – which I’ve been reading for many years – and I also receive the email newsletter with articles and discussions. The quality of the content is always superb, but since I subscribed to the magazine (I had always gotten it through work or the library) I have been pestered on a weekly basis by the marketing agency that sells subscriptions. WEEKLY! How is it possible that they feel it is acceptable to pester me every week with 1) an email trying to get me to renew (which I just did!) or buy something else (NOT in my personalized list of preferred topics, which I bothered to fill out) and 2) Snail mail with the EXACT SAME information. HBR, here’s a tip: practice what you preach.