Education: Self-Help

"When I do something, I like to see results that are not two miles, two years and ten levels away," says Bertram Wyle, 35, Harvard Business School '59, and since July i assistant to the president of Kalart Manufacturing Co. (audiovisual aids) of Plainville, Conn.

Though big U.S. corporations sent their recruiting teams as usual to Harvard Business School this year, Enterpriser Wyle waved off the big firms' offers. Along with 130 other members of the graduating class, who were impatient for "earlier responsibilities'' and "more interested in starting opportunities than starting salaries," he decided early in the year to organize a...

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