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Before this year, just two of the 300 case studies read by first year Harvard Business School students featured black protagonists. (Photo courtesy of Harvard Business School). A few years ago, a fellow dean pulled me aside to have an uncomfortable conversation. I had been telling colleagues about advice I received as a new professor. A mentor told me: Everyone who joins the faculty at Harvard Business School is smart. So the key to succeeding is to get to work early enough to have your choice of parking spots and to leave late enough that it’s easy to spot your car from a distance. In other words, our parking lot offered a simple visual indicator of how hard I was working. For the first... Full story

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