Tom DeLong, former Morgan Stanley executive and HBS professor extraordinaire led the class in exploring the Cirque du Soleil case, typically taught in the EC class, Managing Human Capital. Having received the case beforehand, RC partners got the whole classroom experience, complete with cold calls and messy notes jotted all over the chalkboard. Of this set of students, DeLong says, “they’re great, probably better prepared than some of their significant others,” and adds that he does this because “we need to make sure that partners feel like they’re a part of the HBS family.” The case night was a big hit with RC partners who finally were able to experience the interactive and dynamic nature of the case method. Laren Carlock (NJ partner) remarks, “the whole experience was very invigorating and makes you feel really excited about learning.”
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