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The final new case ๐Ÿšจ that will debut in my MBA class this semester focuses on the globalization of sports, and in particular how Relevent is working to bring the brilliance and excitement of LaLiga to America. ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธโšฝ๏ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Required reading for anyone whoโ€™s hoping to see some of the worldโ€™s best teams and athletes play an official game outside Spain โ€” or anyone who thinks thatโ€™s possibly the worst idea in the world. ๐Ÿ˜‰ And hopefully pretty compelling for anyone else whoโ€™s interested in figuring out how European football might seek to conquer other continents. Letโ€™s see what my MBA students make of this one! ๐Ÿ“š

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Happy birthday, @ciara! โค๏ธ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ Love ya!!! (And thanks for giving me a good excuse to post this photo โ€” makes me look like a baller ๐Ÿ˜‰).

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The best of times hanging with tennis ace and #crossoverintobusiness participant @carowozniacki, who returned to the @HarvardHBS campus to sit in on a few of my MBA classes this week. Iโ€™m loving the dedication to learning. And those blue skies. ๐ŸŽพ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ“š #willbringmyrackettomorrow #getreadyforabeatingwozniacki #WTArankingshereicome ๐Ÿ˜‚

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The @Harvard basketball season is here again, so Iโ€™ve found my familiar spot on the sidelines as the teamโ€™s unofficial photographer (at least until I get drafted by one of the @NBA teams ๐Ÿ˜‰). ๐Ÿ™Œ This yearโ€™s squad looks especially strong โ€” letโ€™s hope there will be some silverware at the end of the season. ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿ† Also amazing to see the Celticsโ€™ stars @fchwpo, @grantwill2, and @tackofall99 there to support the guys โ€” thank you! ๐Ÿ€

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On Monday, I debuted my case on โ€œRoger Federerโ€™s TEAM8: Launching the Laver Cup,โ€ and @rogerfedererโ€™s business partners Tony Godsick, Ian McKinnon, and Dirk Ziff as well as Laver Cup managing director Steve Zacks were on hand to address the MBA students. Even the tennis legend (๐Ÿ) himself had recorded a video message for the students. ๐Ÿ™Œ Business as usual in my @HarvardHBS class, in other words. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Seriously, though โ€” it was a very special day. Weโ€™ll need to find a way to top this next year, when the @lavercup will be right here in Boston! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ†๐ŸŽพ #gamesetmatch

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Another new case alert! ๐Ÿšจ I had a very special opportunity to interview the Milwaukee Bucksโ€™ executives, ownership team and players (@giannis_an34!), Giannis Antetokounmpoโ€™s agent, as well as representatives from the NBA, all in an effort to understand how the Bucks turned things around in the last five years, and what they can do to ensure their star player re-signs with the team in 2020. I canโ€™t wait to dig in next week with my students, and try to get to the bottom of what it takes to run an NBA franchise, what happened this summer with all those big player moves, and what might happen next summer! ๐Ÿ€ (And if all that fails, weโ€™ll just revert to having my students try to pronounce โ€˜Antetokounmpoโ€™ โ€” that should be fun too. ๐Ÿ˜‰) (Big thanks to the @bucks, @nba, all the interviewees, and of course my partner in crime @melcolmx!) ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ†

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New case alert! ๐Ÿšจ This marks my first foray into esports ๐Ÿ•นโ€” and itโ€™s a big one! ๐Ÿ”ฅ The study revolves around @ninja, the gaming worldโ€™s biggest superstar, and focuses on his (gutsy) decision last month to leave live-streaming platform Twitch and switch to Mixer. But you didnโ€™t hear that from me โ€” itโ€™s up to my students to figure out what he should or should not have done. ๐Ÿคซ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ˜‰ I really look forward to seeing how the case plays out in my @HarvardHBS MBA class next week! (Big props to @mtleszczynski and @hojocinco for their efforts. And to @thekimkwilson for inviting me to the ESPYs which provided a great backdrop to the storyโ€” field research at its finest! ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽฎ๐Ÿ“š) #timetostopplayingfortniteandstartreading #homeworkishere

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Proving that he can do much more than play ๐Ÿ€ at the highest level, @cp3 brought his magic to @ncatsuaggies yesterday, and I had a blast being his partner in crime. The highlight for me (well, beyond getting to hug @mamapaul3 ๐Ÿ˜) was to teach one of my cases for an audience of ~250 of North Carolina A&Tโ€™s students, and have them experience what @HarvardHBS-style learning is like. They definitely brought the Aggie Pride! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ Iโ€™m so impressed with what @CP3 is building here and how he is supporting HBCUs, and honored to play a small role in this. ๐Ÿ˜Š Also wonderful to meet the unparalleled @taylorrooks! ๐Ÿ‘ (๐Ÿ“ทs by my sidekicks @saggidysag and @erin_mizelle)

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My MBA course on โ€œThe Business Of Entertainment, Media, and Sportsโ€ is underway, and today was a big day! Ballet superstars @isabellaboylston and @jamesbwhiteside and executive director Kara Barnett came to campus for the official debut of my case on American Ballet Theatre ( @abtofficial). They took to the classroom as if it was the stage of the Metropolitan Opera. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ Even their board work was magnificent. ๐Ÿ™Œ Iโ€™m just sorry I screwed up the ballet pose โ€” Iโ€™m sure a bent knee is a no go? ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜‚

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A few more impressions from the kickoff of this semesterโ€™s #crossoverintobusiness program... ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ“š The draft, in which the athletes get to pick their MBA student mentors, and in which they determine their draft position using a simple lottery draw machine, is always the highlight. Still canโ€™t believe @terrence walked away with the number one pick despite never giving it a spin! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ† (๐Ÿ“ทs by the unparalleled @mrkkess)

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The fall 2019 edition of @HarvardHBSโ€™s #crossoverintobusiness program is underway! A total of 28 athletes from the NBA, WNBA, WTA, NFL, MLS, NWSL, NHL, Olympians from other sports, and two ballet dancers are enrolled, and they visited our campus the past few days to kick things off. Judging by these photos you would think we spent most of our time in an elaborate photoshoot on the steps of Baker library ๐Ÿ˜‰, but they worked hard to get smarter about business through case discussions, study groups, and exercises. And they absolutely crushed it. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ I canโ€™t wait to see what else theyโ€™ll do this semester! ๐Ÿ† (Big thanks to @melcolmx and @kaiasimmz for all their efforts behind the scenes, and @mrkkess for his ๐Ÿ“ทs! ๐Ÿ‘Œ)

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Attention all professional athletes ๐Ÿšจ: Weโ€™re at it again with our #CrossoverIntoBusiness program at Harvard Business School this coming semester (year 3๏ธโƒฃ!) and we have a only few spots left. It all started with a simple idea โ€” letโ€™s connect athletes who want to learn about business with our second-year MBA students who know a thing or two about business and are eager to serve as mentorsโ€”and Iโ€™m really thrilled with how far weโ€™ve come in just two years, with four editions of the program. I canโ€™t wait to make year three even bigger and better! ๐Ÿ‘Š One more week until applications close; check out the website (www.hbs.edu/crossover) for more information! ๐Ÿ†

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Back in the old hood, chilling and being up to no good with the truest of OGs (aka the parents ๐Ÿ˜‰). ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ˜

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Had an amazing, soccer-filled weekend, hanging with old and new friends at NYCโ€™s MetLife stadium (seeing Atletico beat Real Madrid 7-3), at Bostonโ€™s Gillette stadium (as a guest of @slbenfica), and even on Harvardโ€™s grounds (where @acmilan trained for a few days). Truly a privilege to meet my childhood heroes and Milan legends Franco Baresi and @danielemassaro_real and Benfica legends @luisao4oficial (you rock, Luisao โ€” thank you for letting me tag along!) and Rui Costa. โšฝ๏ธ๐Ÿ™Œโšฝ๏ธ Equally awesome to catch up with a lot of #BEMS alumni. What a squad!!! ๐Ÿ†๐ŸŽ“๐Ÿ† And I brought the husband along for all of it, scoring myself major bonus points in the marriage department. ๐Ÿ˜ The best of times. ๐Ÿ˜ (Itโ€™s just a shame none of the teams asked me to sub in. I was ready. ๐Ÿ˜‰)

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๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ Can't nobody tell me nothin' | You can't tell me nothin' | Yeah, I'm gonna take my horse to the old town road | I'm gonna ride 'til I can't no more ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ˜ƒ #weekendsintexas

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When these two ask, I drop everything and make my way to Waco, Texas. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ‘Š I was able to bring the husband along for the ride this time around, catch up with all my Magnolia BEMS peeps, explore the downtown area a bit more, and develop a deep craving for Magnolia Tableโ€™s sweet offerings. ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿฅง๐Ÿ˜‹ Good times. #cherrypieforbreakfastandlunch (Thank you, @snyderem, for making it all happen, and for being your awesome self. ๐Ÿฅ„ )

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With @idriselba and his manager @oronde. Whenever I roll up to a party, Iโ€™d like for it to be with the current Sexiest Man Alive. Otherwise, life just seems pointless. ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‚

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I didnโ€™t quite expect to find myself at the world premiere for #hobbsandshaw last night โ€” and I certainly didnโ€™t expect to be able to tell superhero (and all around magnificent human being) @therock in person how much I enjoyed the movie. But I did! Life is pretty a-m-a-z-i-n-g. ๐Ÿ™Œโค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ƒ And so is the film โ€” definitely go see it. Great action, obviously (I feel inspired to work out even harder now, just so I can one day pull a helicopter out of the sky with my bare hands, too ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ˜‰), but also lots of moments that made me laugh out loud and love the characters even more. And those cameos... ๐Ÿ˜‚๐ŸŽฌ So wonderful to catch up with you, @therock โ€” itโ€™s been a privilege to be able to get a behind-the-scenes look at how you and your team do what you do in Hollywood, creating one blockbuster after another. ๐Ÿ˜ Thank you, @jzhodes and the fine folks at the Garcia Companies for making this possible! ๐Ÿ™ And thank you @bradleytedwards for the photo assist! ๐Ÿ“ท #afterpartiesforthewin

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Making the most of all LA had to offer in the last few days! โค๏ธ #swipeleft for me enjoying the #ESPYs live show from up close (thank you, @thekimkwilson โ€” you rock! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜ƒ), running into the stunning @ciara and @dangerusswilson on the red carpet ๐Ÿ™Œ and witnessing @dwyanewade and @lindseyvonn take home an ESPY (go #BEMS alumni โ€” congratulations on your much deserved honors! ๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿ†), crashing @lindseyvonnโ€™s Red Bull party the night before (and scoring a big hug from @subbanator ๐Ÿ’•), and hanging out at a Variety event (in jeans, no less! ๐Ÿ‘–). Summer 2019 is going exactly how I planned it. ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ #thelifeofaprofessor #allwedoisreadbooks #instuffylibraries

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In LA for the best of reasons... what a stunning, epic movie! The Lion King is a masterpiece. Truly everything I hoped it would be (and more โ€” @Beyonce! ๐Ÿ™Œ) when the great Alan Horn first showed a teaser trailer in my MBA class 666 days ago (yes, Iโ€™ve been counting ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ). So, so special. I know Iโ€™ll be watching the film over and over and over againโ€”all while trying to resist the urge to grab my camera just because the animations are so mouthwateringly beautiful that it feels like youโ€™re really in Africa on the best safari outing ever.๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฆ“๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆ’ Big shoutout to @soggybottombishop for going the extra mile! (๐Ÿ“ท by my loyal sidekick @kev.wolf)

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The American womenโ€™s soccer team captured their fourth FIFA World Cup win (congratulations! ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ), the Dutch women came in second in only their second appearance (#huphollandhup ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿงก), the Brazilians won the Copa America (go @danialves! ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท), and I slayed a (dead) tree. Iโ€™d say it was a weekend full of accomplishments. ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ˜

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Pro tip: When teaching, always maintain a poker face. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค— . . . (๐Ÿ“ท: @susanyoungphoto)

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I may be getting a standing ovation here ๐Ÿ™ but I wish I could turn the tables... All the applause should go to the rising college seniors who participated in last weekโ€™s Summer Venture in Management Program (SVMP) โ€” they totally crushed it. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ™Œ #SVMP is special: Each year, we bring a class of talented students who belong to groups that are underrepresented at business schools and in corporate America (e.g. african american, latino, native american, LGBT, or those who are first in their family to go to college) to our @HarvardHBS campus for a week so they can experience first-hand what being in our MBA program is like. I am biased because I chair the program ๐Ÿ˜‰, but I think itโ€™s the best thing we do at HBS. And this year was bigger than ever, with 182 (!) students who rose to the challenge. ๐Ÿ‘Š A special shout-out goes out to my colleagues who generously gave their time to teach in the program, to the awesome staff who worked 24/7 to make it all run smoothly (go Angie, Jane, Evan, and Kate!), and to graduation speakers @djkkess and @ironmassaquoi for closing the week out in style. ๐Ÿ’ช What a way to start the summer! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ‘ (๐Ÿ“ทs by @susanyoungphoto and @evephoto)

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Now that the word is out on my newest case, on entertainment powerhouse @wwe (swipe left!), I can finally provide some impressions from my stealth mission to a front row seat at WWEโ€™s 2018 SummerSlam summer... ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ˜ The case gives a behind-the-scenes look at how Stephanie McMahon, WWE's chief brand officer, her husband Paul โ€˜Triple Hโ€™ Levesque, the companyโ€™s executive vice president, Michelle Wilson, WWE's co-president (and a @HarvardHBS alum!), and their colleagues worked together to sign Ronda Rousey. Who happened to make a big splash at #summerslam, so naturally I had to be there! ๐Ÿ™Œ Thank you, @stephaniemcmahon, @tripleh and everyone else at WWE for being so generous with your time and insights โ€” I canโ€™t wait to welcome you to my Harvard class in the fall and have the students dive into your successful journey! ๐Ÿ†

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My excitement is dialed all the way up for this new case about one of the worldโ€™s most acclaimed and admired athletes, @rogerfederer, the company he has built with his agent Tony Godsick and two partners, Ian McKinnon and Dirk Ziff (both @HarvardHBS graduates!), as well as the @lavercup tennis tournament they launched two years ago. It was truly special to get a behind-the-scenes look at what they are building โ€” this is the kind of field research I could only dream of when I started at Harvard. It will be cool to see how the case plays out in the classroom! ๐ŸŽพ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ™Œ #gamesetmatch (And that's a wrap on what I hope will be known as the โ€˜Anita slamโ€™ ๐Ÿ˜‰ of case releases this week. I hope you guys had fun. All cases will soon be available for purchase through the Harvard Publishing catalog ๐Ÿ“š, but Iโ€™m giving away ten free electronic copies of this one in a random draw... leave a comment with #pickme below if you want to be considered! ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™‚๏ธ)

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Another day, another new case... ๐Ÿ“š The fight for dominance in the online video space is one of the most fascinating battles in the entertainment business nowadays, and the stakes are enormous. I of course know whoโ€™s going to win it all (thatโ€™s why they pay me the big bucks at @HarvardHBS ๐Ÿ˜‰) but letโ€™s see what the students make of it! ๐Ÿ™Œ

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New case alert! ๐Ÿ“ข Iโ€™ve been working hard the past few months on new material for upcoming classes, and itโ€™s time to unveil a few cases this week... ๐Ÿ“š First up is this one about @abtofficial, one of the worldโ€™s best ballet companies. ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ•บ I have been fortunate enough to meet some of ABTโ€™s most elite dancers as part of our #CrossoverIntoBusiness program, and Iโ€™ve been thoroughly impressed with the things they do on and off the stage, so I just had to learn more about how they build their careers โ€” and about @karambarnett, the @HarvardHBS graduate who expertly leads the organization they dance for. The performing arts world is really tough, but what they do with the limited resources they have is awe-inspiring. ๐Ÿ™Œ Canโ€™t wait to teach this one! (Letโ€™s just hope I donโ€™t cramp up when I attempt one of my signature ballet moves at the start of class ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿคฃ โ€” I may need some help getting off the ground, @jamesbwhiteside ๐Ÿค—)

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The happiness you feel when you know your former students from 5๏ธโƒฃ and ๐Ÿ”Ÿ years ago are back on campus for their reunion... ๐Ÿ˜ƒ I canโ€™t wait to catch up with everyone! #lifeatHBS #reunions (๐Ÿ“ท by @evephoto)

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... and thatโ€™s a wrap! Another edition of #BEMS in the books, with a truly spectacular group of humans. Thank you everyone for giving it your all โ€” I already miss you, and am tempted to go back to McCollum 202 this morning just to see if anyone else will show up. ๐Ÿ˜‰ My heart is full, and I really have the best job in the world. #fourmoredays #imready #handmethechalk (๐Ÿ“ท by the unparalleled @kev.wolf)

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We concluded the first full day of the BEMS program with a โ€œlive caseโ€ discussion with Magnolia legends @joannagaines and @chipgaines and, well... itโ€™s pretty obvious that we had a blast. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ So interesting to learn more about how they got their start with Fixer Upper, grew it into a television phenomenon, built the Magnolia brand and drove crowds to Waco, Texas, and how they now approach the launch of their own network. They absolutely crushed it. ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ And to think that they are spending time with us while celebrating their 1๏ธโƒฃ6๏ธโƒฃth wedding anniversary... Pretty impossible not to love these two โ€” these are the kind of events I could only dream of when I started at @HarvardHBS โ€” so I figured some cake was in order... ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŽ‚๐Ÿ™Œ #Harvard #BEMS #lifeatHBS (๐Ÿ“ท by my favorite sidekick @kev.wolf)

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Boooom!!! Weโ€™re at it again with the โ€œBusiness of Entertainment, Media, and Sportsโ€ (#BEMS) program! As always, the class includes a number of people with careers that stand out even from the accomplished executives that normally fill our classrooms... Collectively, this group alone has won an NBA Championship ๐Ÿ€, Olympic Gold medal ๐Ÿฅ‡, UEFA Champions League trophy, Golden Ball and Golden Glove award, and scored 5 World Cup Goals in total across three consecutive World Cups โšฝ๏ธ; received 2 ESPYs, 10 All League Teams, 2 McDonaldโ€™s All-American, and 5 All-Star selections; made 5 NCAA Final Four appearances, played 220 national-team games ๐Ÿ†, won 1 Grammy and 2 MTV Music Video Awards ๐ŸŽถ; starred in 300 television episodes ๐Ÿ“บ, solving countless (fictional) crimes and surprising nearly 80 couples with a beautifully renovated home (involving as many demo days and an estimated 700 tons of shiplap ๐Ÿ˜‰); and even has a royal title (thatโ€™s right โ€” we have a real prince in the house! ๐Ÿ‘‘) So inspiring that even for these superstars, the learning never stopsโ€”and amazing that they chose to join us at @HarvardHBS this week. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ˜ #Harvard #BEMS #crushingit @lifeatHBS (๐Ÿ“ท by the equally amazing @evephoto)

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That feeling when the 2019 โ€œBusiness of Entertainment, Media, and Sportsโ€ program is about to begin. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ Iโ€™m sooooo looking forward to welcoming a new cohort of 80+ executives and other talented humans to campus tomorrow! #Harvard #BEMS #staytunedformore

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Always be ballinโ€™ ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ”ฅ . . (Even if it involves stealing @llcooljโ€˜s bodyguards for a few moments when he isnโ€™t looking ๐Ÿ˜‚)

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A coincidence that @afcajax is in the semi-finals of the @championsleague the year after @edwinvandersar1 joined my @HarvardHBS executive education program? I donโ€™t think so. ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‚ In other news, I am ready to sub in. โšฝ๏ธ#moveoverdusantadic #thatnumber10ismine ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ”ฅ Good luck today, Edwin!!! ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿคž๐Ÿคž

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Iโ€™m still blown away by the past few days. Well over a hundred alumni across five editions of my @HarvardHBS executive education course on the โ€œBusiness of Entertainment, Media, and Sportsโ€ (BEMS) traveled from all over the world to Miami for a few days of learning, idea-exchanging, networking, laughing, and generally being their awesome selves. So much energy, brilliance, and love came together in South Beach! Wow. ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ‘Šโค๏ธ Itโ€™s hard to wrap my head around the concept that most of these amazing humans might have never met if it werenโ€™t for the course I launched now almost six years ago. When I started at Harvard I always hoped I would be able to have an impact on the industries I study, and so seeing all these rockstars come back for more learning already got my heart pumping. But I never expected to also form such incredible friendships along the way! I count myself very, very lucky โ€” and I really look forward to changing the world with this crew. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ€๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ™๐ŸŽ“ These are just a few impressions... more photos and videos to come! Big shoutout to @emilyanadu and @robynhwilson for putting the event together! #BEMSmeetupinMiami #Harvard #BEMS (๐Ÿ“ท by the unparalleled @kev.wolf)

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Pro tip: When island hopping, never waste an opportunity to slowly walk away from your plane, looking confidently into the camera, to confirm your baller status, @therock style. ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ˜ And (swipe left), when given the controls, always fly said plane in a โ€˜look, no-handsโ€™ mode. ๐Ÿ‘#ballinforbeginners #yourewelcome

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I got my photographer on while wandering around the beautiful Galรกpagos Islands...๐Ÿข๐Ÿ๐Ÿฆ– Here are a few of my favorite pictures ๐Ÿ‘Š . . . #sealion #gianttortoise #marineiguana #pelican #anothermarineiguana #sealionwithattitude #iguanasposing #bigbirdiwishicouldname #landiguana and #darwinsfinch (just because theyโ€™re so cute ๐Ÿ˜Š)

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Coincidentally, โ€œcrossing the street with a sea lionโ€ always was a bucket list item for me. I guess I can cross that off the list. ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ˜‚ #galapagosisands #adventureswiththelocals ๐Ÿ

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I spent the last few days in beautiful Quito, Ecuador ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ, where the equally beautiful people from the Universidad San Francisco de Quito ( @USFQ) invited me to give a talk for their students (in a packed movie theatre ๐Ÿฟ), teach a case for faculty and top students, and meet up with some the universityโ€™s leaders. Amazing times! They have the best business school in the country, two great danes who freely roam the campus, palm trees, their own chocolaterie, private tours of Quitoโ€™s Presidential Palace (it felt good, addressing the crowds from my perch ๐Ÿ˜ƒ), and zip lining adventures nearby. Whatโ€™s not to like? I may never leave. Thank you, @marithza74 and @antonellahidalgom for making it all possible! ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ‘Š (Special shoutout to @jccardenas22 for the connection! ๐Ÿ™)

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Gave a talk at the @redsoxโ€™s @fenwaypark home on Thursday for the Fenway Sports Group โ€” and, in a surprise move, immediately got signed to the team, just in time for @mlbโ€™s opening day. The always-prepared @fholsen had my jersey ready and everything. I guess this means Iโ€™ll have to show โ€˜m what Iโ€™ve got. Get ready, Boston! ๐Ÿ˜โšพ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ† (And thank you, FSG, for the warm welcome! Iโ€™ll start preparing for my @liverpoolfc debut, too. โšฝ๏ธ)

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I taught in the Young Global Leaders program at @Harvardโ€™s Kennedy School of Government yesterday. This is not a photo of that event. ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ Nope, I sprinted back to @HarvardHBS afterward to welcome the unparalleled @thefatjewish (and his dog Happy) to campus and moderate his talk for our Entertainment and Media Club. He did not disappoint. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ™Œ

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In other adventures with really tall human beings, I caught up with the gentle giant @paugasol earlier this week. We closed down Milwaukeeโ€™s Harbor House restaurant. Literally โ€” you know youโ€™ve had a good dinner when the valet guy leaves before you do. ๐Ÿ˜‚ And I was able to hang with the great @kevinlove. So impressed not just with his basketball skills (especially those full-court passes ๐Ÿ‘Š) but also with how he uses his platform to help advance mental health. ๐Ÿ™Œ (He made a passionate plea for me to drop the black suit and go with an all-jeans look and a Beavis and Butthead shirt next time, too. Iโ€™m not falling for that one, though โ€” I bet Iโ€™ll have him in a Harvard hoodie long before I switch outfits. ๐Ÿ˜œ) Anyway, the best of times! #TBT

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Congratulations on getting your jersey raised to the rafters, @chrisbosh! It must have been as thrilling and memorable an event as getting your @HarvardHBS certificate for the BEMS executive education program last year, pictured here? ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‰ Just kidding โ€” we love you, youโ€™re a legend (not just for what you did on the court but for who you are off it, too), and you deserve this amazing honor. ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘Š

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If the one and only @llcoolj sends you a hoodie that says "strictly for OGs," you're genuinely an OG, right? I thought so. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ† I can safely claim my spot in hip hop culture now, and blast his #rockthebells SiriusXM channel while driving the streets of Boston. #alwaysmakesuretogetthisstuffinwritingkids #rockthebells #43forthewin (Thank you, @claudinejoseph! Youโ€™re the best. ๐Ÿ˜Š)

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Snow last week, spring next week! #TBT #everydayimshoveling๐ŸŽถ #nowbringonthesunplease

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Your favorite duo of superheroes conquered the Celticsโ€™ home arena yesterday. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ‘ซ (The magnificent @cp3 led the way in assists and overall awesomeness on the court; I served as his fashion muse. We all play our part. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘Š) #teamwork #bringingthemagictoTDGarden (Thank you, @goodcarma17, for making it happen! ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ€)

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Book a flight with @klm as soon as you can, because Iโ€™m featured in the March edition of the airlineโ€™s inflight magazine, the Holland Herald! ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑโœˆ๏ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Another step closer to total baller status. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘Œ Thank you, @klm, and thank you, @alexandradejong and @nathaliewouters, for the opportunity! And honored to see my name next to yours, @bibianmentel โ€” you are an inspiration. #huphollandhup ๐Ÿงก

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Me, doing my thing in the @HarvardHBS studio, teaching in one of our HBX online programs yesterday. Itโ€™s just like a regular classroom โ€” except I face a wall with 60 or so students dialing in from all over the world who participate using the cameras on their laptops. Technology rocks. ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ† #definitelynotoldschool #ifwallscouldtalk

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I had a blast at @nbaallstar this weekend. From power-posing with @fezzyfel and @chiney321 at the NBA Africa luncheon to showing @fezzyfel my shoe game and hanging with the rock stars behind the @playmakeher event, from securing a coveted t-shirt for @saggidysag (youโ€™re welcome ๐Ÿ˜‚) to seeing @melcolmx disappear on me during the Saturday and Sunday games ๐Ÿ˜‰, and from knocking @dwyanewade and @gabunion out of the @stancesocks spades tournament ๐Ÿ‘Š (with my partner in crime, @nursenoel_ ) and then generously giving @clarkemiyasaki and @spidadmitchell a chance at the title, to seeing @dwyanewadeโ€™s All-Star run come to a glorious, well-deserved conclusion. And thatโ€™s just the stuff I have photographic evidence of (#swipeleft)... What a weekend. Big thanks to the @nba and to all those amazing human beings! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ†

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Wherever Dolly Parton goes, I go. ๐Ÿ˜‰What a night! ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ˜ Such amazing talent all around. #grammys ๐Ÿ‘Š (๐Ÿ“ท by the equally talented @gj_nyc)