Knowing, Doing, Being: Welcome Class of 2021

[MUSIC PLAYING] I would like to officially
welcome the Class of 2021. [APPLAUSE] We are so glad you are here. This is going to be
a great experience and I hope a
transformational journey from the incipient
leader you are today to the leader you hope to become
and the leader the world needs you to be. So you might wonder, what is
this magical thing that people talk about that is a
transformational experience? We believe that leadership
is about knowing, doing, and being. It’s knowing yourself. It’s developing your
sense of character. It’s understanding
yourself well. It’s working to leverage
other people around you to make a good
decision, as opposed to just feeling
that in every case, I have to make the
best decision myself. Make sure to use what
this place can do, which is to actually form
relationships that you would otherwise be unlikely to do. And be ready to be surprised. There are many avenues
to pursue here. It’s important to
explore, to keep an open mind to new
adventures and perspectives and to take risks. Don’t forget those
who got you here. Keep them top of mind and
seek out moments of gratitude. And third, and most importantly,
enjoy each other’s company. Be cognizant that we all come
from different walks of life with widely varying
life experiences. But it is a common
kindness, mutual respect, and understanding of differences
that is the glue that holds this community together. You will learn as much
from your peers and as much from the differences
that you have with your peers as you will
learn anything about any matter yourself. You’ll want to be able
to take those differences and turn them into sources
of creativity and imagination and ultimate economic value. Why you want to be a leader,
the way in which you want to be a leader, your own
sense of being as a leader, understanding how people
experience you as a leader, the farther you get in
these ways, the more likely this is to be a transformational
educational experience for you. [APPLAUSE]


  1. Vi Lan Dam

    September 3, 2019 at 2:49 pm

    Love it , hope to be there one day ❤️

  2. sabbir ahmed

    September 3, 2019 at 4:56 pm

    My dream, One day I'll join with this community. I believe here is the most brilliant faculty member among the world. Love, support, respect & prayer from Bangladesh. HBS a name of dream & love. Here dream comes true.

  3. San Osun

    September 3, 2019 at 5:50 pm

    Acabei de criar uma vaquinha. Colabora lá!
    Se puder divulgar a seus amigos agradeço. Talvez vc tenha algum amigo médico possa ter algum livro é m me doar

  4. MA nisha

    September 4, 2019 at 6:21 am

    What type of job experience applicants need to have for MBA?

  5. Nipe Hero

    September 4, 2019 at 9:08 pm

    I am going to come to Harvard one day……..

  6. Omar Abid

    September 15, 2019 at 5:20 am

    Dream to study here. A BBA graduate from 🇵🇰

  7. Tin Tin

    September 15, 2019 at 9:09 am

    Gary Vee – cllg is useless .Go out in market get your first job hustle adapt and learn from experiences and become good leader

  8. khaja azharuddin

    September 17, 2019 at 7:37 am

    Not just harvard but also every low usa university is like harvard for me unfortunately god didn't make my destiny in usa and i accept that.

  9. Elephant In The Room

    September 17, 2019 at 8:15 am

    why do they keep showing the minritees?

  10. Wi se

    September 17, 2019 at 10:30 am

    If Harvard is advertising MBA program then clearly it's not as popular as it used to be. Loosing market share! 😄

  11. Rani Ng

    September 17, 2019 at 4:41 pm

    One day I will be there!

  12. Ben Videographer

    September 17, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    Ah fair Harvard, dedicated to screwing the poor and spreading neoliberal misery around the world.

  13. Justin

    September 17, 2019 at 8:56 pm

    Everyone in the comment section that wants to go here are all brown people?

  14. A typical white man

    September 17, 2019 at 9:57 pm

    The class of 2021?????

    Da flip, we are in 2019

  15. Benjamin Li

    September 17, 2019 at 11:59 pm

    Imagine getting in lol

  16. John Isho

    September 18, 2019 at 2:09 pm

    Harvard is a joke now, I remember when ivy schools were respected, not anymore

  17. Lucia C

    September 18, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    I hope these kids learn something about how the neo-liberal capitalist economy is failing us. And I hope they learn about socialist democracy.

  18. gikonyo maina

    September 18, 2019 at 7:59 pm

    Class of 2026 …. Amen

  19. laris andrew

    September 19, 2019 at 9:37 pm

    Lol going to college to learn business from people that aren’t even business men/ women.

  20. Freek Martinus

    September 22, 2019 at 3:55 pm

    Going to oxford, maybe do masters there someday😁

  21. Grace Lily

    September 22, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    More student loan debt

  22. Drew Hendley

    September 24, 2019 at 10:30 pm


  23. Ji-Eun Kim

    September 26, 2019 at 1:07 am

    So many negative comments… surprised at how a lot of Americans are now seeing grad school as a “waste of time”. Professional degrees have been the ladder to a better social status and life quality for years. It is true that PhD, MBA, and other professional degrees are challenging and time-consuming, but the upper-middle class elites that contribute innovative thoughts and technologies clearly consist a lot of those people. I can’t believe how much people look down on elites that actually drive the world… how ignorant we have become on the importance of education 🙁

  24. sol dein

    September 26, 2019 at 9:27 am

    I wish I could study there,i will be in college next year 🙁 maybe n God's plan 🙏someday

  25. adelaja olaneye

    October 20, 2019 at 8:41 am

    Is anybody looking at doing MBA in Harvard ?

    Drop your email, let’s connect & leverage on each other’s strength and work on getting in.

  26. Joseph Zao

    October 21, 2019 at 3:42 am

    I like Pizza and expect the parlor you recommended does also, since they made it. Jack Welch and his bride in Heaven, Suzie Q

    It is that sort of brilliance that makes capitalism a friend of all nations. We do not need Virginia's soldiers yesterday, today or tomorrow or forever snd they will never see American Industrial Strength again since they surrendered to Satan under my brother's Command, John Kohler Jeanes code named ; Maycee Grey at Walnut Hills Farm.

    GE today: 8.96 Buy

  27. Joseph Zao

    November 16, 2019 at 9:40 am

    To the brother of John Peter James, JD Columbia University live in San Francisco and a Ferrari owner in 1985;
    Taking the State of virginia off the GOLD Standard would be the most important thing the Roosevelt administration could do.

  28. Norbert Dragon

    November 18, 2019 at 7:54 pm

    My dream!

  29. Kongsen Young G.Z.

    November 28, 2019 at 6:09 am

    Hello can I save this video and post it on my public WeChat Account ? ID: KongsenYoung. I will make the source of HBS clear.

  30. Raju Panday

    December 5, 2019 at 2:39 pm

    I am very confused between 4 b- schools , HBS, WHARTON, STANFORD GSB, SLOAN WHICH ONE SHOULD I CHOOSE ?

  31. Cabdullaahi Bootaan

    December 8, 2019 at 6:20 am

    That girl in 1:07 had a crash on that guy.

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