Howard H. Stevenson
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Howard H. Stevenson (June 27, 1941) is the Sarofim-Rock Baker Foundation Professor Emeritus at Harvard University. Forbes Magazine described him as Harvard Business School’s “lion of entrepreneurship” in a 2011 article. Howard is credited with defining entrepreneurship as “the pursuit of opportunity beyond the resources you currently control.” INC Magazine described Howard’s definition of entrepreneurship as “the best answer ever.”
Howard is the author of eight books and 41 articles. His past roles at Harvard include Chairman of Harvard Business Publishing, Vice Provost for Resources and Planning, and Senior Associate Dean at HBS. He is often credited as being the most successful fundraiser in the history of Harvard University, raising over $600 million in philanthropic support for initiatives in business, science, healthcare, and student life.
Howard Stevenson is the subject of a book written by his former student and friend, Eric Sinoway, titled Howard’s Gift: Uncommon Wisdom to Inspire Your Life’s Work, which was released by St. Martin's Press on October 2, 2012.
Archives and records
- Howard H. Stevenson papers at Baker Library Special Collections, Harvard Business School