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No, You Can’t Have it All

Here’s a framework for deciding which work-life goals to pursue when.

“No, You Can’t Have it All” is a feature article Eric Sinoway published in Harvard Business Review that has been selected as one of “HBR’s Best Of” and reproduced many times globally. 

  • By Mihnea Moldoveanu and Das Narayandas

    In an era in which content is quasi-free and learning management engines a commodity item, it is instructors – coaches, faculty members and senior consultants and advisors and executives with a calling for teaching – that are the scarce resource.

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  • By Howard Stevenson and Eric Sinoway

    Even before the pandemic brutalized their finances and undercut their fundraising efforts, many colleges and universities were struggling to raise money. This spring, the Chicago-based Leadership Story Lab published a study of current fundraising practices in higher education. It pinpointed some fundamental strategic errors in how most institutions engage with their donors. That study’s conclusions resonate with our own decades-long

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  • By Howard Stevenson and Eric Sinoway

    The pandemic’s impact on people’s careers has been various: many lost jobs or whole companies; many have had their jobs significantly reshaped; others were able to carry on, albeit remotely; and some people have thrived. And it’s likely that -- for good or bad -- changes are likely to continue coming: career trajectories will be altered, new opportunities will

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  • By Howard Stevenson and Eric Sinoway

    A few decades ago, early in my tenure as a professor at Harvard Business School, I coined this definition of entrepreneurship: The pursuit of opportunity beyond the resources you control. Since then, along with colleagues at HBS, students, and my co-author of this piece, thought leader Eric Sinoway, I’ve continued to reflect a lot about what it means to be an entrepreneur,

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  • By Caroline Cohen

    Gaps in traditional executive education are creating room for approaches that are more tailored and democratic. 

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  • By Eric Sinoway

    Sure, you’re great at managing others–but how good are you at evaluating yourself? Why “cheating at solitaire” can ruin your career.

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  • By Eric Sinoway

    Many of us are struggling to chart a path toward success in our careers and a sense of fulfillment in all aspects of our lives. But we can’t excel simultaneously in every role. Instead, at various points in life we must choose what to emphasize and what to relinquish. The goal is to make that decision consciously instead of unwittingly letting go of the most important item.

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  • By Eric Sinoway

    Author Eric Sinoway joins Soledad and the “Starting Point” team this morning to share a glimpse into the ‘gift’ that he learned from mentor Howard Stevenson.

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Center for Entrepreneurial Thinking: Illustrative Impact

Entrepreneurial Thinking is an outlook and mindset — one that facilitates innovation, creates proactive disruption, and challenges individuals and organizations to pursue opportunities wherever they may exist. When you think or lead, are you doing so entrepreneurially?

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