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The Running of the Bulls: Inside the Cutthroat Race From Wharton to Wall Street
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The Running of the Bulls: Inside the Cutthroat Race From Wharton to Wall Street

This book attempts to be The Paper Chase for MBA’s. Using several case histories, Ridgway traces seven students in their venture into the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, the most famous and allegedly rigorous of graduate business programs, from application to graduation, and the exhaustive subsequent interviewing process with the cream of Wall Street investment banks—especially Goldman Sachs, the Holy Grail of Wharton grads. While informative, the reader is left with an impression of having endured an episode of The Apprentice, with most of the candidates flailing away for several years in the torture-rooms of Wharton, then enduring interminable series of interviews, only to hear in the end “You’re fired”—and for the most petty of reasons. Good TV, but hardly helpful to the aspiring MBA student. Impressed and intimidated by the atmosphere at Wharton, Ridgeway makes much of the school’s curving of grades, which guarantees harsh competition, uncooperative class-mates, and a strict allocation of them into winners and losers. Yet every MBA and law school in the country operates this way; Wharton has no claim to special status in this regard. Entertaining, but leaves the reader with a taste of having purchased an MBA student’s class project on how-to-sell-your-notes. —SiriusReviews.com.

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