The latest episode of The Invisible Hand is with Rakesh Khurana of HBS talking about his 2007 book, From Higher Aims to Hired Hands: The Social Transformation of American Business Schools and the Unfulfilled Promise of Management as a Profession. Given the number of Ephs who have gone on to B-School, I thought Ephblog would be an interesting place to post this to get reactions.

One question I’d love to hear some feedback on is the at the end, on whether the subprime crisis will lead to a re-evaluation of how business education is framed for students. I remember all of the handwringing that went on after the crash of 87 and the meltdown of Milken and Drexel, and how B-schools were going to “focus on ethics”. Call me cynical, but I think we are due for another round of chair re-arranging on the top deck, if you know what I mean.

The show runs 36:20 and the link is here. I am not including it on the Ephblog player because it is a fairly big file, and I notice that, on my Mac anyway, all posts that I add audio to end up having the mp3 as an attachment.

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