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Are we on the verge of a Middle-Eastern Silicon Valley?
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Are we on the verge of a Middle-Eastern Silicon Valley?

By Steve Hind & Nabil Mohamed The Harvard Arab Weekend gets Interesting. You may have noticed a large number of foreigners walking around campus two weekends ago, making their way to panels in Aldrich or receptions in Spangler. As it turns out, that was the Harvard Arab Weekend (HAW). And it’s quite a big deal….

Inside the Mind of a Venture Capitalist
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Inside the Mind of a Venture Capitalist

By Vyacheslav Polonski Doctoral student Vyacheslav Polonski (@slavacm) shares some Insights into the investment philosophy of Simon Rothman, Partner at Greylock, following Simon’s talk on campus this term. Building a startup that has the potential to disrupt the system isn’t easy. Investing in such a startup can be even harder. The renowned investor and entrepreneur Simon Rothman visited Harvard Business…

“You can never be overdressed or overeducated”: The RLGC HBS Fashion Show
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“You can never be overdressed or overeducated”: The RLGC HBS Fashion Show

By Emily Dohse The Harbus columnist Emily Dohse had front row seats at the RLGC’s 7th Annual Charity Fashion Show. Here is what you missed or (if you went to the afterparty) don’t remember. When Oscar Wilde said, “You can never be overdressed or overeducated,” he had probably just attended the HBS fashion show. On…

Love and Thanksgiving
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Love and Thanksgiving

By Gong Ke Gouldstone   Gong Ke Gouldstone reflects on how her relationship fared in RC year, and gives thanks for the challenges the RCs year provided, and the solutions it provoked. Thanksgiving kicks off the annual holiday season ritual, with gifts, travel and a time for reflection.  It’s two and a half months into the…

Partner Spotlight: Carolina Baena (ND), Latin Club Partner Rep and Jewellery Designer
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Partner Spotlight: Carolina Baena (ND), Latin Club Partner Rep and Jewellery Designer

By Emily Dohse Partner Spotlight: Carolina Baena (ND), Latin Club Partner Rep and Jewellery Designer The Harbus’ partner columnist Emily Dohse profiles another awesome HBS partner. This edition it’s Caro Baena, a proud Colombian, an entrepreneur and a brilliant jewellery designer. Meet Carolina Baena, partner and wife of RC Daniel Raffo in Section D!  Originally from…

The most ‘MBA’ MBA of them all
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The most ‘MBA’ MBA of them all

By Agustina Rosenfeld   HBS Alumni and entrepreneur Agustina Rosenfeld is back with edition two of her ‘How I became an entrepreneur by mistake’, in which gives current students a refreshingly open take on tough choices in life and career. They say it takes two to tango. As an Argentinean I should know that statement…

Wine in Business : Dress Shoes, Stud earrings, Elaborate adjectives
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Wine in Business : Dress Shoes, Stud earrings, Elaborate adjectives

I had the privilege of attending the Wine & Cuisine Society’s first wine tasting of the year, titled “Wine in Business”, led by William R. Tisherman, wine educator and editor for Wine Enthusiast and Beverage Media. Tish, as Tisherman prefers to be called, completed his undergrad at Harvard University with a degree in Psychology, quickly...
Do you like HBS?
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Do you like HBS?

We all know that with diversity comes a wealth of perspectives on HBS. It occurred to us that, in the middle of covering everything else, we’ve actually never asked people flat-out: “Do you like HBS?” Below are 2 very different responses to that question. The first is by our one and only EC Pato Bichara,…

CORLEONE OLIVE OIL COMPANY (A)
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CORLEONE OLIVE OIL COMPANY (A)

Michael Corleone (Dartmouth 1939), newly elected president of the Corleone Olive Oil Company was reviewing his notes for his first board meeting. He had many things on his mind. First among them was that that he was now running a conglomerate larger than U.S. Steel, but one with a management structure that was a remnant…

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Success at the Energy Symposium 2014

The Energy Symposium 2014, hosted by the HBS Energy & Environment Club, was held on the Harvard Business School campus this past Saturday, October 18th. The event was a tremendous success and has sparked engaging conversations about the pivotal challenges the world faces in regards to energy and the environment. The Twitter World was tweeting…

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Taking on City Hall

Senior Lecturer and former Amgen CEO Kevin Sharer shares his advice on how to succeed in influencing decisions by zooming out from looking just at the negotiation. Last week a committed student leader was in my office seeking advice on how to influence a policy decision whose outcome was not trending in the direction he…

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Women, 40% of the class, hold 50% of section positions in Class of 2016

In what is perhaps a promising sign for the future of gender equality in the business world, women are over-represented in the section leadership of the HBS Class of 2016. Forty-nine per cent of section officer-bearers are women, despite women making up only 41% of the class. Even removing the Womens’ Student Association Rep position…

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How I became an entrepreneur by mistake

As RCs move into recruiting season, and ECs face down its home stretch, Agustina Rosenfeld (HBS MBA ’14) shares her experience charting her career during her time at HBS. There is some truth to John Lennon’s idea that life is what happens while we are busy making plans. But isn’t life better when we set…

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Introducing Section P

Pstt… there’s another section that you haven’t heard about. It’s not Section M, X or K. It’s P. Section P for Parents. The membership only requires you to have a baby and lead a very different lifestyle, but there are lots of priceless benefits such as unconditional love, even greater perspective on life and automatic…

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Defeating ISIS may mean reinventing the region’s institutions

By Tewfik Cassis (EC) and Co-Founder or OpedSpace. Tewfik has an interest in the global political economy with a particular focus on Middle Eastern politics and conflict resolution and used to be Executive Editor of the MIT International Review. This article originally appeared at OpedSpace.com and we are proud to feature it in The Harbus…

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Emily Dohse’s Partner Life Column

Emily Dohse is the partner of an RC student and writes a bi-weekly column on her experiences for the Harbus. This week she shares her experiences, and those of other partners that she’s met and reached out to for her column, as well as spotlighting another HBS partner. In the past two weeks, I have ventured…

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Peter Thiel shares his thoughts on entrepreneurship, innovation and the future of HBS

Billionaire entrepreneur, investor and intellectual Peter Thiel visited HBS on September 19 and Steve Hind had front row seats for his conversation, which was hosted by the Rock Centre for Entrepreneurship. Peter Thiel pays people not to go to university. And yet the billionaire founder of PayPal and early investor in Facebook found himself at…

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Energy Symposium at HBS to be the Largest Ever, featuring Leading Thinkers on Energy and Environment

11th Annual symposium set for Saturday, October 18, featuring senior executives from largest global energy and environment companies The Energy and Environment Club at HBS will hold its 11th Annual Energy Symposium on Saturday, October 18th.  Organizers expect this year’s symposium to be the largest conference yet. The club is partnering with the MIT Energy…

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HBS Students Launch Opedspace

Last week RCs Fred Spring, Tewfik Cassis, Christina Sgardeli and Andrew Cedar launched Opedspace. Their goal is to elevate the political, economic and social discourse by providing young professionals with a platform to publish their opinion pieces on global issues. The site has hit a nerve, with thousands of visitors in its first days. Opedspace…

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The Rise,Fall, and Resurrection of the Electric Car

The best-selling pamphlet Common Sense by Thomas Paine defined the American Revolutionary era. It inspired people in the North American colonies to fight and declare independence from the British Crown. It was merely 48 pages long, but its impact was tremendous. In simple language Paine’s text appealed to the common man. It was passionate. It…

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