General Management


This class is based on a handful of ideas: Entrepreneurship is the creative spark of capitalism; Management scales that spark into a business; History matters -- this has all happened before; You own your life.

Many of you -- the best and brightest of your generation -- won’t go to business school. And you aren’t going to get long apprenticeships learning how to manage from a terrific boss. Many of you are being shoved into leadership and management roles because you are great at your jobs, because your company is growing rapidly, or both. But the talents that make you a great individual contributor are not the same ones that will make you a great manager.

This class requires about eight hours of prep work before we meet and we spend about ten or twelve hours in session together. Using simulations, case studies, and group discussion we will tackle: Defining management; Setting objectives and measuring performance; Managing engineers and artists; Organization design; Executive communication. If you do all the assigned readings before class, actively participate in class, and listen to your colleagues, you will have a wonderful experience. Our code of conduct is simple: treat others with the respect they deserve as human beings.

If you join the class, tuition is $2,450 (waived for Harrison Metal portfolio companies). As an alum of General Management, you will have 24x7 access to everything Harrison Metal has to offer for the rest of your life -- case studies, elective classes, our Slack community, small group- or 1:1 coaching. 

Enrollment is limited. Apply by clicking on the link to the right for any open section.