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Meet the Author: Duff McDonald

Sunday, September 24, 2017, 04:00pm - 06:00pm

The Golden PassportPequot invites you to meet your favorite authors during our on-going Meet the Author series. This month welcome Duff McDonald, author of The Golden Passport: Harvard Business School, the Limits of Capitalism, and the Moral Failure of the MBA Elite, released in April 2017.

• A 30-40 minute author talk
• Q & A
• Book sales & signing

Free and open to the public. Light hors d'oeuvres served.

The Golden Passport is a riveting and timely intellectual history of one of our most important capitalist institutions, Harvard Business School, from the bestselling author of The Firm.

With The Firm, financial journalist Duff McDonald pulled back the curtain on consulting giant McKinsey & Company. In The Golden Passport, he reveals the inner workings of a singular nexus of power, ambition, and influence: Harvard Business School.

In particular, McDonald explores two important questions: Has the school failed at reaching the goals it set for itself? And is HBS therefore complicit in the moral failings of Western capitalism? At a time of pronounced economic disparity and political unrest, this hard-hitting yet fair portrait offers a much-needed look at an institution that has a profound influence on the shape of our society and all our lives.

Duff McDonald is a New York-based journalist. Previously a contributing editor at New York, Fortune, & The New York Observer, he has also written for The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Esquire, Business Week, Conde Nast Portfolio, GQ, WIRED, Time, Newsweek, and others.

His latest book, The Golden Passport: Harvard Business School, the Limits of Capitalism, and the Moral Failure of the MBA Elite was published by HarperCollins in April 2017. McDonald is also the author of The Firm: The Story of McKinsey & Its Secret Influence on American Business (Simon & Schuster, 2013) and Last Man Standing, his biography of Jamie Dimon, chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase (Simon & Schuster, 2009).

In 2004, he was the recipient of two Canadian National Magazine Awards—Best Business Story (gold) and Best Investigative Reporting (silver)—for Conrad’s Fall in National Post Business.

He is also the co-author, with Owen Burke, of The CEO, a satire.

He splits his time between Rockaway Beach, Queens and the Catskills. He has one daughter, Marguerite, two dogs, and a cat.


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