Harvard Business School Professor Goes to War Over $4 Worth of Chinese Food


Ben Edelman is an associate professor at Harvard Business School, where he teaches in the Negotiation, Organizations & Markets unit.
Ran Duan manages The Baldwin Bar, located inside the Woburn location of Sichuan Garden, a Chinese restaurant founded by his parents. 
Last week, Edelman ordered what he thought was $53.35 worth of Chinese food fromSichuan Garden’s Brookline Village location.
Edelman soon came to the horrifying realization that he had been overcharged. By a total of $4.
If you’ve ever wondered what happens when a Harvard Business School professor thinks a family-run Chinese restaurant screwed him out of $4, you’re about to find out.
(Hint: It involves invocation of the Massachusetts Consumer Protection Statute and multiple threats of legal action.)

In addition to teaching at HBS, Edelman also operates a consulting practice where he advises clients like Microsoft, the NFL, the New York Times, and Universal Music on “preventing and detecting online fraud (especially advertising fraud).” (That’s from Edelman’s own website, which it seems safe to presume is always kept up to date.)


  1. Richard SchraderDecember 09, 2014

    Oy Vey!
    How exactly what people expect to the letter.

  2. How many of these scum are now police officers torturing innocent American civilians?

  3. SooriamoorthyDecember 10, 2014

    Many more than one would think.

  4. The CIA/OSS has always reported to the International 'amish' and Israel first and the Bilderburgers afterwards. Kennedy and Carter were right in wanting this foreign intelligence 'agency' located on American soil shut down. Carter still lives to tell about it but is smeared in 'amish' controlled mass media at every opportunity.

  5. The entire Bush and the Berry administrations should be charged with war crimes, no trial just execute all the bastards


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