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Harvard Graduates on Quora reveal key strategies that helped them get into world's top B-school

About 1 in 10 applicants were accepted last year at the  Harvard Business School , the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and  Wharton  – all of them are the top ranked  Business Schools  in the world.  What really distinguishes that one candidate who was accepted from the rest? Is there a way we can get sure-shot ways of knowing the parameter used for judging candidates during interviews? Maybe not.  But we can definitely get closer to perfection if we get an insider’s perspective, basically get to know about the kind of people who study at let’s say HBS, their qualities, their background and their personality.  So we collated answers from the posts of several Quora users, who also happen to be studying or ex-graduates from HBS, as they shared valuable information about what could help you to land into the world’s top B-school. Here are some key points that caught our attention:  Apply by your mid 20's:   HBS students are actually younger than the student

Revive the Balanced Scorecard for Your 21st-Century Startup

The balanced scorecard is a familiar accessory in the corporate world. Its early legacy includes a period in the early 1900s when French companies used the  tableau de bord  -- or dashboard.  Harvard Business School professor Robert Kaplan and David Norton made the case for the modern scorecard in a 1992  Harvard Business Review  article (and subsequent writings) to give managers and executives a strategic framework for their performance in all areas of business that would integrate financial and nonfinancial measures.   So what does this corporate tradition have to do with a 21st-century startup? Actually, a lot. Often, startup founders don’t dedicate enough time to establishing solid metrics to measure the company's structure: They’re too busy building every aspect of their company's brand from the ground up. But the sooner you balance all the elements that will help you determine how productive your startup really is, the sooner you can define and grasp your succ