Iâ€™ve been asked over and over what I got out of the three year program at Harvard Business School that i recently completed.Â Itâ€™s taken me some time to fully absorb and mentally organize my observations, because I learned so much itâ€™s hard to narrow down the experience into one cohesive Blog post.
Itâ€™s not just the Harvard program itself bouncing around my brain, but the realization that this program corresponded with one of the worldâ€™s worst financial crises since the Great Depression.Â Iâ€™ll never forget that first year in October 2007, watching the large screens in the communal room as the market fell before our eyes and business as we know it changed.
At that time, I had recently separated my corporate photography business from my original business, so my revenue source was mostly from corporations, and two of my largest clients were Lehman brothers and AIG.Â If any of you own a small business, you can imagine what this economic news did to my peace of mind.
At Harvard that first year, I learned about finding opportunities in turmoil.Â And there was certainly a lot of turmoil. Read the rest of this entry »