I was recently reading someone else’s copy of the Harvard Business Review and one of those subscription cards fell out.

It offered a special rate vs cover price and the it had this note on the bottom of the card:

*Harvard Business Review publishes 12 issues per year including double issues in January/February and July/August that count as two issues each.

Huh? So they really print 10 issues a year, right? That’s like saying “we print 12 issues a year including one really big issue in January that we count as twelve.”

You would think a potential HBS subscriber would be given enough credit to avoid this type of deception.