Faculty Directory

Howard M. Anderson

Adjunct Professor






MBA, Harvard University, 1968; BA, University of Pennsylvania, 1966

Areas of Expertise

Communications industry, entrepreneurship, and new ventures; Internet industry; venture capital


Selling and Sales Leadership

Current Research Topics

  • High-technology entrepreneurship
  • Managing adversity

Professional Activities

Academic positions

  • Tuck School of Business, 2006–present
  • Senior Lecturer, Harvard Business School, 2014-2015
  • William Porter Distinguished Senior Lecturer of Entrepreneurship, MIT Entrepreneurship Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003–2014
  • Visiting Professor, Technion University, Haifa, Israel, 2010
  • Visiting Professor, Skolkovo-Moscow School of Management, 2009
  • Visiting Professor, Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, 2007 

Nonacademic positions

  • Co-Founder and General Partner, Battery Ventures, 1983–99
  • Founder and President, The Yankee Group, 1970–99

Selected Publications

Frequent columnist for 

  • Network World
  • Forbes
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • Computerworld