Mark Perigard of the Boston Herald reviews the CNBC special show airing Wednesday about Harvard Business School and comes away unimpressed with the effort.
Perigard writes, “‘Chaseâ€? finds the courage to ask whether anyone needs a Harvard MBA. The lack of one never hurt Warren Buffett or Bill Gates, Quintanilla notes.
“Elsewhere, though, the hour suffers from a lack of critical awareness. Quintanilla, co-anchor of CNBCâ€™s ‘Sqwawk Box,’ comes off as a cross between an eager puppy and a potential applicant.
“After a brief aside regarding convicted felon and ex-Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling, a 1979 grad, Quintanilla asks the schoolâ€™s dean, ‘Has the school taken too hard a knock because Jeff Skilling went here?’
“The kids at Nick News could pitch a better hardball.
“It must be noted that the review copy cut off with a few moments remaining in the hour. It would be astonishing if the program took any hard-hitting swerves.”
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