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Unpacking the Gift of Global Talent with HBS Professor William Kerr
Academics, Campus News, Featured

Unpacking the Gift of Global Talent with HBS Professor William Kerr

Immigration issues have been at the center of political debate, with the US seemingly becoming more insular and dialing back from the Obama-era policy of limited deportations to Trump’s “zero tolerance regime,” which threatens anyone in the US unlawfully with deportation. In the US, home to an estimated 11 million unauthorized immigrants, immigration has become…

What’s It Like to be an #HBSintern?
News

What’s It Like to be an #HBSintern?

For ECs returning back to campus after a long summer away from the HBS bubble, the first days have been filled with catching up on friends’ stories of travels, treks and internships. As usual, we have been awed and inspired by the range of our classmates’ professional interests and experiences over the past few months….

Nerd out with the Tech Club
Club Corner

Nerd out with the Tech Club

The Tech Club welcomes all ECs back to campus and is excited to have the new RCs join the HBS family! Who We Are Community: We are a group that shares the collective belief that technology can improve the way we do things. Over the years, we have fostered a tight-knit community of students and…

From the Editors’ Desk: Take Charge of Your Harvard Experience
News

From the Editors’ Desk: Take Charge of Your Harvard Experience

There’s something truly special about autumn at Harvard Business School: the electricity in the incoming class, the warm familiarity in section reunions, a campus community overflowing with energy and optimism. For the returning editors and staff writers at The Harbus, just over eight months from graduation, it’s a time of both excitement and undeniable nostalgia….

Advice From Faculty to Outgoing ECs
Academics, Advice, On Campus

Advice From Faculty to Outgoing ECs

Stay in touch with one (or more) of your faculty members; these oftentimes become amazing points of connection — in both directions — over the long term and a great way to stay engaged with HBS. Dean Nohria Think about what is important to you and to those whom you care about. Use that input…

Africa Is Not a Country
On Campus, Opinion, Outside the Bubble

Africa Is Not a Country

‘What would you do if you were Africa?’ This question said it all to me. I came to HBS excited to learn more about the role of business in a global context. After having worked and lived in a few different countries on the African continent, I expected to meet many classmates from the continent…

The Harbus Foundation Grants $60,000 to Boston Nonprofits at Annual Gala
Campus News, Club Corner, Featured, Features, Non-Profit, On Campus

The Harbus Foundation Grants $60,000 to Boston Nonprofits at Annual Gala

The Harbus Foundation has announced a total of $60,000 in grant awards to Boston-based nonprofit organizations Empower Schools, Generations Incorporated, and GroundTruth. The recipients took home $20,000 each in the categories of Education, Literacy, and Journalism, respectively, following the Harbus Foundation’s annual gala. The K-12 education efforts of Empower Schools, the Education grant recipient, have…

Start Up Corner: Eloops
Start Ups, Technology

Start Up Corner: Eloops

This month we meet Eloops, a mobile app and web-based platform to help companies better engage their employees and allow them to connect with one another. What is the problem you’re trying to solve? Having an engaged, happy and well-connected workforce is critical for any organization. Companies with remote and/or ‘desk-less’ employees (retail, maintenance services,…

HBS Investment Conference: What Should I Buy/Sell?
Club Corner, Investment

HBS Investment Conference: What Should I Buy/Sell?

2018 has been quite a rollercoaster year for market participants – the Dow fell more than 1,000 points twice (the two largest single-day point drops in its 133-year history), and the CBOE Volatility Index almost tripled in February before recently settling within a range that is double the 2017 average. In explaining this volatility, experts…

From the Editors’ Desk: To the Horizon
On Campus, Opinion

From the Editors’ Desk: To the Horizon

It’s May at Harvard, ostensibly the end of a long Boston winter with the season’s last snowfall still large in the rearview mirror. Warmth and sunshine have arrived at last, just in time for final exams, international travel for FIELD Global Immersion, and Commencement. Students seemingly inevitably find that time here slips away so quickly—from…

Dear Harby: The Advice Column for MBAs
Advice, Humor, The Harbush

Dear Harby: The Advice Column for MBAs

This month Harby helps soon-to-be-former MBA candidates confront the trepidation of graduation, with her tips for surviving life outside HBS. Dear Harby, It’s the end of EC year and with the conclusion of Bridges I’ve been kicked to the proverbial curb, left to fend for myself in the wilds of the “Real World.” I made…

Dear Harby
Humor

Dear Harby

Dear Harby, I’m planning to run the Boston Marathon on Monday April 16th and have already paid the $185 registration fee. I think I’m okay on the training. Here’s my question: how can I best take advantage of this social media opportunity to make my section mates envious? Best, Glam in Gallatin Dear Glam, You…

Startup Corner: Alpha Vantage
Entrepreneurship, Technology

Startup Corner: Alpha Vantage

What is the problem you’re trying to solve? Institutional-quality, real-time financial market data is not affordable or accessible to individual end users unless they (or the organization they are affiliated with) can afford to shell out tens of thousands of dollars for data charged by legacy providers . Olivier Porte and Steve Zheng (both MBA…

Space and SpaceX: Another Small Step For Man, a Nearly Untapped Opportunity for HBS Graduates
Campus News, Technology

Space and SpaceX: Another Small Step For Man, a Nearly Untapped Opportunity for HBS Graduates

Tesla has continually made it into the headlines lately. The revolution that electric cars might bring has fascinated many, and business people, politicians and environmentalist alike can’t stop thinking about how the world might be about to change even more drastically. Nevertheless, another revolution led by Elon Musk is already delivering astonishing results. On February…

Machine Learning: Making the Machines Work For You
Campus News, News

Machine Learning: Making the Machines Work For You

Machine learning is already a big part of modern life. Machine learning algorithms work in Google’s search results, Spotify’s music recommendations, and Uber’s ride-sharing matches. The use of the technology will accelerate as companies find new applications in finance, health, energy, manufacturing and other sectors. Machine learning brings great opportunities for new businesses, but poses…

Life Hacks for Your Networked Search
Networking, Recruiting

Life Hacks for Your Networked Search

Be resilient: You need to kiss a lot of frogs to find your Prince (or Princess) Charming. Networking functions in the same way. Do not be disheartened by a lack of response. You haven’t failed until you’ve stopped trying to connect. Design choices for success: When networking, offer two options for a time to talk…

Out of Office: HBS Spring Break Treks
Opinion, Travel

Out of Office: HBS Spring Break Treks

What is the best way to spend Spring Break when there is plenty of work to catch up with, internships to find, exhaustion to recover from and when it would be absolutely unreasonable to go on an HBS trek? Going on an HBS trek, of course! That was indeed the decision made this March by…

Interview with Michael Lynton, Chairman of Snapchat
Featured, Features, Interview

Interview with Michael Lynton, Chairman of Snapchat

From starting out licensing coloring books at the Walt Disney company, to Pearson’s Penguin group, AOL Europe, Time Warner International, and then running Sony Pictures, Michael Lynton (MBA ’87) is one of the most experienced executives in the media and entertainment industry. Most recently in 2017 Lynton stepped down as CEO and Chairman of Sony…

Tolana: Empowering Women by Empowering Mothers
Culture, Women

Tolana: Empowering Women by Empowering Mothers

“We believe a mother can shape her kids’ lives, and therefore, mothers have the power to redefine the world.” The UN’s fifth Sustainable Development Goal is to “achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls”. To HBS students María Creixell and Paula Vich Serra (both MBA ’19), empowering women starts with empowering mothers. Like…

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the African American Student Union at Harvard Business School
Campus News, Club Corner

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the African American Student Union at Harvard Business School

I stood in silence on the first floor of Baker Library in the Dean’s Gallery. The exhibition entitled, “Agents of Change: The Founding and Impact of the African-American Student Union” – a celebration of the history of African-American students at Harvard Business School – was showcased in conjunction with the African American Student Union’s 50th…

4 Steps to New Product Success: Tech Leaders Discuss Keys to Launching the Next iPhone, Tesla & AWS
Entrepreneurship, Industry Insights, Technology

4 Steps to New Product Success: Tech Leaders Discuss Keys to Launching the Next iPhone, Tesla & AWS

What are the greatest high-tech products and services ever launched? Apple’s iPhone? Tesla Model S? Amazon Web Services? Adobe Photoshop?  Windows XP? How about the groundbreaking Netscape Navigator? This past year, Silicon Valley technology product leaders launched a Product Leader Summit series hosted by Spero Ventures and sponsored by The Omidyar Network, Women in Product…

HBS Elects New WSA Co-Presidents
Campus News, Club Corner, WSA

HBS Elects New WSA Co-Presidents

Why did you want to run for Co-Presidents of the WSA? Alexis Wolfer (AW): As I think about the future of the WSA, I want to ensure all women are set up for success when they arrive on campus, supported academically and socially while they’re here, and provided with the necessary resources to thrive after…

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