Aside from being an interesting and insightful read, What They Teach You at Harvard Business School by journalist Philip Delves Broughton is amusing too. Drawn from his experience of undertaking an MBA, he brings to life some of the characters he encountered. One of my favourite lines describes a silver-haired fund manager with ruddy complexion on page 140: "He was a caricature of dissatisfaction. His breath, which worsened with every gulp of Merlot and slice of roast duck, was paint stripper and his humor barbed." It paints a picture.