My Harvard Business School essay

2005

My GMAT score was unspectacular.

My phone interview was so-so.

The application had six essays. The subject of the last one was “What do you wish the MBA Admissions Board had asked you?”

For context, I was applying to Harvard while working for Morgan Stanley, enjoying a very successful professional stretch and making lots of money, at only 24 years of age. I worked for Morgan Stanley’s London office and then they offered me to move to Moscow, where the bank was trying to grow its Russian…