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101 Crucial Lessons They Don't Teach You in Business School

Forbes called the book version of this video course "1 of 6 Books That All Entrepreneurs Must Read Right Now" (along with The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and Peter Thiel's book). These concepts are not taught in MBA schools and will help take your career to the next level! By Chris Haroun, who is an award winning MBA professor, venture capitalist, former Goldman Sachs employee and the author of the #1 selling online business course called "An Entire MBA in 1 Course."

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This is the video version of the book that Forbes magazine calls "1 of 6 books that all entrepreneurs must read right now" (along with " The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" by Stephen Covey, "The Lean Start-up" by Eric Ries, Peter Thiel's book "From Zero to One", and The Self Made Billionaire Effect.").

I am humbled to say that the feedback on this course has been amazing! In this course you will learn how to get a meeting with anyone. You will learn how to take your career to the next level. You will learn how to reinvent yourself in ways that you never thought was possible!  


Chris Haroun has had the opportunity in his career to meet with the top CEOs, entrepreneurs and investors in the world, including Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Marc Benioff and the CEOs of most large technology companies. This book is an amalgamation of business advice that Chris has compiled from his many meetings with successful business people over the past two decades as well as observations of why brilliant entrepreneurs like Steve Jobs or Mark Zuckerberg have become incredibly successful. Business schools do a good job of providing students with theoretical and practical frameworks that can be applicable to real world problems but often miss teaching students some of the most crucial business lessons like how to network, how to find customers or how to get a job!  


Chris Haroun is an award winning business school professor, venture capitalist and author. He is currently a venture capitalist at a prominent San Francisco Bay Area venture capital firm and has previous work experience at Goldman Sachs, hedge fund giant Citadel, Accenture and several firms that he has founded. He has raised and has managed over $1 billion in his career.  


Chris has an MBA in Finance from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Commerce Degree with a major in Management Information Systems and International Business from McGill University. Chris is also a frequent guest lecturer at several Bay Area business schools including Berkeley and Stanford. He is a McGill University Dobson Fellow. He has written numerous articles/been interviewed in Forbes, VentureBeat, Entrepreneur Magazine, Wired Magazine, AlleyWatch and Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK: Hong Kong's oldest and sole public service broadcaster). He serves on the boards of several Bay Area technology companies and charities. Chris Haroun is originally from Canada and currently lives in Hillsborough, California and enjoys playing baseball with his wife and three sons.

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Curriculum

  • Crucial Lessons
    Course Introduction and What You Will Learn In This Course
    Forbes calls this book 1 of 6 books that all entrepreneurs must read right now (along with Peter Thiel's book and the 7 Habits of Highly Successful People). In this book you will learn how to get a meeting with anyone. You will learn how to take your career to the next level. You will learn how to reinvent yourself in ways that you never thought was possible! Taught by Chris Haroun who is an Award Winning MBA Professor, Venture Capitalist and former Goldman Sachs employee. Chris is the author of the top selling online business course called "An Entire MBA in 1 Course."
    2:45
    Section 1: Relationships are More Important than Product Knowledge
    Networking Introduction | Jobs' Winning Strategy: How to Get Anything You Want | How to Get a Job and Why Sending in a Resume Can Be a Waste of Time | Treat People Like Celebrities and Celebrities Like People
    16:58
    Section 2: Be Long Term Greedy
    Long Term Greedy Introduction | The Longer the View the Wiser the Intention | Learn Earn Return | The Harder You Work, the Luckier You Get | The Most Important Investment You Will Ever Make
    8:41
    Section 3: Avoid Burnout
    Avoiding Burnout Introduction | What to Do the Second You Return from Vacation | Stress Will Kill You...Don’t be the Gazelle! | When to Take a Day Off When You are Not Sick | The Ten Commandments
    6:26
    Section 4: Create Off the Charts Confidence; Wear that Superman Cape!
    Confidence Introduction | There Are No Limits | The Glass is Always Full | Avoid 'Those' People
    4:00
    Section 5: Ethics; Use It or Lose It!
    Ethics Introduction | Transparency Builds Trust | How to Tell if Someone is Lying
    4:51
    Section 6: Every Battle is Won Before it has Been Fought
    Battle Introduction | Over Prepare for Everything
    2:01
    Section 7: Goal Setting
    Goal Setting Introduction | Run to Your Fears | Yale University ~ Fascinating Goal Setting Study | Should You Get a Graduate Degree?
    8:50
    Section 8: Happiness is...
    Happiness Introduction : ) | Laugh at Your Failures | Money Does Not = Happiness
    5:23
    Section 9: Legal Stuff is Important
    Legal Stuff Introduction | How to Protect Your Family
    2:15
    Section 10: Management Best Practices
    Management Introduction | Praise in Public and Criticize in Private | Hire Slowly and Fire Quickly
    3:13
    Section 11: Navigating Corporate Politics; Swimming with Sharks
    Sharks Introduction | Keep that Letter in Your Drawer | Unjustified Criticism is a Disguised Compliment | A Valuable Lesson About Donald Trump | Ask "How am I Doing?" Often | The Only Way to Get Promoted or Get a Raise
    7:34
    Section 12: Only Take Advice from Successful People
    Advice Introduction | You Need Yodas! | Follow the Smart Money
    4:44
    Section 13: Only the Paranoid Survive
    Paranoid Introduction | Let this Secret Out and You are Done | Question Motives
    3:57
    Section 14: Risk Taking
    Risk Introduction | Fail Fast and Early | Don't Risk Investing if the Founders All Leave
    5:04
    Section 15: Sales Best Practices
    Sales Introduction | Less is More | Present with Passion and Enjoy Public Speaking | Shut Up if You Think You Closed the Sale! | Small Clients are Just as Much Work as Big Clients
    5:44
    Section 16: Think Different
    Think Different | Think Different Introduction | Be a Contrarian and Watch Your Net Worth Soar | Passion for Platforms
    4:42
    Section 17: You Be You!
    U B U Introduction : ) | Listen to Your Spouse! | Take Time For You Dammit! | Frustration Leads to Reinvention
    4:02
    Section 18: Concluding Remarks
    Recap and Next Steps
    3:24

Skills

  • Business Development
  • Business Strategy
  • Career Development
  • Networking
  • Personal Development

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