As we are finalizing our year at HBS and thinking about jobs, it is important to stop, relax, take a deep breath and take another look at the LEAD essay we wrote on "our 10-year reunion". Ten years seems like such a long time, but just as we are finalizing our last cases at HBS, it might come sooner than you think. Aided by Professor Youngme Moon's words to dare to be different, this article is about finding your way to those non-traditional careers that are harder to find. This week, 3 alumni give advice on what it takes to get into VC portfolio companies & startups. For all you entrepreneurs out there, this is a call to action.
When the financial crisis hit in 2008, the Rock Center reported a record year for the number of teams that applied for the business plan contest. It could be that desperate times require desperate measures, or that the crisis inspired creativity and maybe a bit of courage in people. You often hear that only when things hit rock bottom do we fully utilize our capabilities. So perhaps that is what happened, or maybe not, but the drive to go into entrepreneurship certainly seems to be there among current students.
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