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Rakesh Khurana
Rakesh Khurana is the Marvin Bower Professor of Leadership Development in the Organizational Behavior Unit at Harvard Business School. His publications, include: Searching for a Corporate Savior: The Irrational Quest for Charismatic CEOs (Princeton University Press) and From Higher Aims to Hired Hands: The Social Transformation of American Business Education (Princeton University Press). His research focuses on the sociology of business elites.

Blog Entries by Rakesh Khurana

We Look Out for Our Own

(5) Comments | Posted February 21, 2013 | 2:15 PM

In our first article we wrote about how today's American elite has two characteristics that powerfully impact how it rules the United States. It is self-perpetuating, and it is homogenous. It is self-perpetuating because its members pass on their advantages to their children, making it difficult for anyone...

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A Breed Apart: Why Our Elites Are So Disconnected

(15) Comments | Posted November 7, 2012 | 9:45 AM

A few months after Bain Capital purchased GST Steel, it went bankrupt. Before that happened, though, Bain put $125 million of debt on GST's books and used that money to pay itself a dividend of $36.1 million. Seven-hundred and fifty workers lost their jobs and the federal government spent $44...

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