The Literature of Business (Not the Opposite)

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Joseph L. Badaracco has been assigning works of literature to his business ethics students at Harvard in order to “help [them] develop literature skills.” The Questions of Character author believes, “literature lets you see leaders and others from the inside. You share the sense of what they’re thinking and feeling.”

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One Response to “The Literature of Business (Not the Opposite)”

  1. John Grabowski
    at 4:24 pm on August 25, 2013

    An excellent way to see the value of literature that I have blogged about fairly extensively myself. I wish more educators thought the way Mr. Badaracco does. Unfortunately people such as David Coleman, the current U.S. College Board president, feels literature is a “waste of time,” and says—not kidding here—“Forgive me for saying this so bluntly. The only problem with a [personal narrative] writing is, as you grow up in this world, you realize people really don’t give [expletive] about what you feel or what you think.” (Read the rest of this article at

    Sad, sad.

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