I’M TRYING to wrap my mind around several concepts today, concepts that so many around me see as self-evident, but which seem like bizarre, made-up nonsense to me. Listen — and tell me if I’m crazy. Here are some of the things that so many see as self-evidently true but which make me scratch my head and wonder: Why the “Russia investigation” is even a real thing; why the Jews are an especially vulnerable and helpless group, so much in need of our protection; why African and Middle Eastern and other Third World migrants and supposed refugees “have nowhere else to go” except the White world; and how the German National Socialists got a reputation for being the “world’s most evil” government.
Use your best judgment on who you decide to ask - there is no set formula for who should be your recommenders. We know it is not always possible to have a direct supervisor write your recommendation – we would not want you to jeopardize your current position for the application process. Look at the questions we are asking recommenders to complete. Find people who know you well enough to answer them. This can be a former supervisor, a colleague, someone you collaborate on an activity outside of work. How well a person knows you should take priority over level of seniority or HBS alumni status.