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Reflections on Harvard Business School India Conference 2015
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Reflections on Harvard Business School India Conference 2015

Cherian Kurien (EC), on behalf of the co-Chairs of the conference, reflects on the 2015 India conference, which this year was titled “India’s path to global leadership”. [stag_dropcap font_size=”50px” style=”normal”]T[/stag_dropcap]he India conference is an annual event organized by Harvard students. The conference has in the past focused on a plethora of issues related to India….

EXCLUSIVE: The Harbus Essay Book
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EXCLUSIVE: The Harbus Essay Book

[stag_dropcap font_size=”50px” style=”normal”]W[/stag_dropcap]e’re very excited about The Harbus’ unique Essay e-book, a collection of some of the most interesting and diverse essays written by students admitted to Harvard Business School. Whether you are a business school applicant or someone who is simply fascinated by riveting stories, each of the 23 essays in this book is gripping. Collectively,…

Serving the HBS mission while studying: Board Fellows & Social Enterprise Club
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Serving the HBS mission while studying: Board Fellows & Social Enterprise Club

Club Co-Presidents Hannah Merves and Ricardo Aguirre look at the impact HBS students are having on local non-profits through the club’s volunteer consulting work. [stag_dropcap font_size=”50px” style=”normal”]A[/stag_dropcap]s students we often struggle with how to make sense of the HBS mission to educate leaders who make a difference in the world.  One student organization that is…

HBS Latin American Conference 2015: OUR OWN WAY
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HBS Latin American Conference 2015: OUR OWN WAY

ECs Maria-Fe Razetto and Sebastian Valenzuela, Co-Chairs of HBS’ upcoming XVII Latin American Conference, tells us how the event will gather business and policy leaders from the region embracing the uniqueness and unlocked potential for its countries. [stag_dropcap font_size=”50px” style=”normal”]I[/stag_dropcap]n a context that has disfavored the appetite for emerging economies in general, and Latin America in particular, the upcoming edition…

White Ribbon Day
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White Ribbon Day

Beth Kozick, Associate Director for Student and Academic Services, shares the history of White Ribbon Day, and how HBS students can pledge to help stop violence against women. [stag_dropcap font_size=”50px” style=”normal”]A[/stag_dropcap]ccording to a 2013 global review of available data, conducted by UN Women, 35% of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner…

2015 Dynamic Women in Business Conference: Going Beyond
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2015 Dynamic Women in Business Conference: Going Beyond

WSA Communications Director Angela Winkel reports on the 2015 edition of the Dynamic Women in Business Conference. 1100 attendees.  800+ tweets.  22 panels.  10 lessons that empowered. Seven lessons that energized – and deftly merged stand-up comedy with women’s empowerment. Three lessons that inspired. One case launched. Nine months of planning. One incredible day.  …

Real Estate Venture Competition Launched by HBS and Graduate School of Design to Encourage the Convergence of Real Estate and Tech
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Real Estate Venture Competition Launched by HBS and Graduate School of Design to Encourage the Convergence of Real Estate and Tech

Together, the seven of us (Faisal Almogren, Marcus Goodwin, Chris Lawlor, Kunal Lunawat, Lauren McClellan, Brynne Mcnulty and Anthony Stahl) from the business and design schools have started a pitch competition to fuel innovation with tech in real estate. [stag_dropcap font_size=”50px” style=”normal”]A[/stag_dropcap]n antiquated asset class worth one trillion dollars by itself, real estate has been…

FOMO, Take 2
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FOMO, Take 2

With just an eighth of her MBA experience left, EC Gong Ke Gouldstone reflects on where her fear of missing out has taken her so far, and where it will take her in the years to come. [stag_dropcap font_size=”50px” style=”normal”]T[/stag_dropcap]oday, professors in two of my classes announced that we are now half way through the term,…

Kevin Sharer: Speaking Up
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Kevin Sharer: Speaking Up

Former Amgen CEO Professor Kevin Sharer discusses the process and art of dissent. [stag_dropcap font_size=”50px” style=”normal”]O[/stag_dropcap]ur General Management class had just completed a series of cases about decision-making processes.  In these cases, time and time again the leader or team had made poor decisions with often devastating results. The class had successfully identified several root causes…

Kevin Sharer: Self-Inflicted Wounds
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Kevin Sharer: Self-Inflicted Wounds

Former Amgen CEO Professor Kevin Sharer discusses why high performing people succumb to self-inflicted wounds, and how they can avoid them, or at least minimize the damage they cause. [stag_dropcap font_size=”50px” style=”normal”]P[/stag_dropcap]resident Clinton is reported to have said that in life all the biggest wounds are self-inflicted. The American news this week is overflowing with…

At HBS Like at Home
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At HBS Like at Home

Gonzague de Montrichard (EC) talks about how international students can feel at home in Boston. Welcome Home! [stag_dropcap font_size=”50px” style=”normal”]W[/stag_dropcap]inter term is on and once the happiness of reunions on campus has passed, International students might feel home sick. Don’t worry, because the HBS bubble has thought of them. So, let’s thank our hosts for…

In Search of a Rocketship
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In Search of a Rocketship

Gong Ke Gouldstone (EC) talks about the challenges of trying to catch the next big startup. [stag_dropcap font_size=”50px” style=”normal”]W[/stag_dropcap]hen Sheryl Sandberg was contemplating whether or not to join Google (then in its relative infancy), Eric Schmidt famously told her “If you’re offered a seat on a Rocketship, you don’t ask what seat.  You just get…

Exclusive: Your Candidates for SA Co-President Share Their Vision
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Exclusive: Your Candidates for SA Co-President Share Their Vision

[stag_dropcap font_size=”50px” style=”normal”]W[/stag_dropcap]ith the campaign period for the election of the next Co-Presidents of the SA upon us, The Harbus spoke with the two tickets of candidates, Lynn ElHarake & Aziz Albahar, and Anya Hayden & Brad Minkow. We asked them the same handful of questions, with word limits to ensure an equal voice. Our…

Business Shows Feminism How It’s Done
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Business Shows Feminism How It’s Done

Angela Winkle (RC) and Communications Director for the WSA looks at how powerful men have advanced feminism, and asks how all HBS students can use their positions to privilege to do the same. [stag_dropcap font_size=”50px” style=”normal”]2[/stag_dropcap]014 has been touted as watershed year for feminism: the year men become active participants. Elizabeth Nyamayaro, founder of the UN’s…

Mindfulness As a Route to Being Present in the HBS Experience
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Mindfulness As a Route to Being Present in the HBS Experience

Adam Flick (EC), an organizer of the upcoming BioHacking Conference, shares some of what he’s learned about the benefits of mindfulness as an antidote to anxiety, FOMO and stress about money. [stag_dropcap font_size=”50px” style=”normal”]I[/stag_dropcap] recently grabbed drinks with future members of the Class of 2017 at HBS’s February Admitted Students Weekend. Aside from the usual questions…

Pro-cruit, don’t Re-cruit
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Pro-cruit, don’t Re-cruit

Gong Ke Gouldstone (RC) asks whether we should look for the companies we want, not the companies that come to us. [stag_dropcap font_size=”50px” style=”normal”]H[/stag_dropcap]ow did you feel, as you waited outside a hotel-room-turned-interview-room for your turn?  Was it excitement to have a shot at a dream company?  Was it trepidation at how your non-standard experience…

Kevin Sharer’s “I Can’t Believe It Works!”
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Kevin Sharer’s “I Can’t Believe It Works!”

Former Amgen CEO and HBS Professor Kevin Sharer shares his insights on lessons learned at HBS. [stag_dropcap font_size=”50px” style=”normal”]T[/stag_dropcap]he HBS class of 2014  is now scattered around the world, with a large contingent in San Francisco. On a rainy mid-December night six former classmates gathered in a downtown restaurant to catch up, celebrate, and reflect. Three women…

While RCs Were at FIELD, the Partners Partied in Boston
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While RCs Were at FIELD, the Partners Partied in Boston

Partner columnist Emily Dohse tells RCs what they missed while they were at FIELD. [stag_dropcap font_size=”50px” style=”normal”]W[/stag_dropcap]elcome back, RCs!  Your partners missed you.  Unless of course you’re a partner who got to travel the world with your student, in which case those partners probably didn’t miss anything at all, except the other partners they left…

We are all Charlie
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We are all Charlie

By Arnaud Favry (RC) The terrorist attack against the magazine Charlie Hebdo on January seventh rightfully brings shock, consternation and indignation, much as did recent atrocities in Sydney, in Pakistan, and in too many other places. This was not just an attack against journalists, Parisians or French people. France’s laws on laicity, which ostracize religion…

John S. Watson’s “Enabling the Energy Economy”
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John S. Watson’s “Enabling the Energy Economy”

By John S. Watson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Chevron Corporation The Harbus got in touch with Chevron’s Chairman and CEO, John S. Watson, who has shared his thoughts on the future of global energy and the role it should play in the world’s economic growth.   One of the greatest challenges facing the world today…

FEAR, ANGER AND MAKING SENSE OF TERROR
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FEAR, ANGER AND MAKING SENSE OF TERROR

By Tewfik Cassis, EC This article originally appeared in OpedSpace on 12/4/14 and is written by their co-founder and columnist, Tewfik Cassis. The Harbus News Corporation has a content-sharing agreement with OpedSpace. Yesterday, as I skimmed through my Facebook news feed, I came across an article in the Financial Times about the death, in Iraq, of an Egyptian ISIS fighter…

Why Haven’t You Changed The World Yet?
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Why Haven’t You Changed The World Yet?

PhD candidate and World Economic Forum Global Shaper Vyacheslav Polonski (@slavacm) challenges people who want to change the World to get started. Now. By Vyacheslav Polonski “Changing the world” is the most frequently mentioned – and least frequently implemented – ambition cited in TED talks, startup pitches and political campaigns. This is hardly surprising, as suggested…

Advice for entrepreneurs: Playing the long game
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Advice for entrepreneurs: Playing the long game

Angela Winkle, RC and Communications Director for the Womens’ Students Association, reports on the WSA’s most recent Fireside Chat, with Jules Pieri (MBA ‘86), CEO of The Grommet. By Angela Winkle, RC It’s that time of year — RCs are abuzz with visions of Field 3 projects that will turn into the next overnight (or at…

Five Tips to Reduce Holiday Stress
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Five Tips to Reduce Holiday Stress

The holidays can be a celebratory, festive time of year, but can also be very stressful. Elizabeth Kozik from Student & Academic Services provides a few tips to help manage your holiday stress. By Elizabeth Kozik, HBS Student & Academic Services So Many Invites, So Little Time!   Ever feel like you’re spreading yourself too thin…

Finalists Announced in Harvard Business School/Harvard Medical School Health Acceleration Challenge
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Finalists Announced in Harvard Business School/Harvard Medical School Health Acceleration Challenge

*This post originally appeared on The HBS News Release, written by Jim Aisner & Christian Camerota. BOSTON—The Forum on Health Care Innovation, a collaboration between Harvard Business School (HBS) and Harvard Medical School (HMS), announced today the four finalists in its Health Acceleration Challenge, which focuses on taking compelling, already-implemented health care solutions and helping them…

Team of Harvard RCs Wins Interactive Launch Competition at NYU
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Team of Harvard RCs Wins Interactive Launch Competition at NYU

By Jeff Zeller, RC A team of RCs recently traveled to New York City to compete in this year’s Interactive Launch Competition, a case competition sponsored by members and companies within the cable industry.  Dani Haber (Section G), along with Jeff Zeller, Mishal Desai and James Francis (Section B) beat out teams from top business…

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