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From the Editors’ Desk: What We’re Thankful For
On Campus

From the Editors’ Desk: What We’re Thankful For

With Thanksgiving in the rearview mirror and the start of the holiday season, it’s a time of reflection here at The Harbus. Beneath the cascade of activity in the final weeks of the semester—a jam-packed agenda of year-end socials, internship applications, papers, and exams—there is a deep undercurrent of gratitude among our editorial team. We…

More Women CEOs
Industry Insights, Kevin Sharer

More Women CEOs

Mary Barra, the highly regarded CEO of General Motors pictured above, is part of a very, very small group of women CEOs.  Mary is a GM lifer who rose through the manufacturing ranks to earn the job five years ago. Despite decades of focus, effort, progress and learning women like Mary are vastly underrepresented in…

Highlights from the HBS Tech Conference
Campus News, Club Corner, Events

Highlights from the HBS Tech Conference

The Tech Club at Harvard Business School’s annual Tech Conference took place on Sunday, October 28 on the HBS campus. This event (the first of its kind in the beautiful Klarman building) brought together hundreds of the country’s brightest technologists – from executives at big tech companies, to investors at the leading venture capital firms,…

Trump, Leadership, and the Problem with Harvard Business School: An Interview with Larry Summers
Alumni, Featured, Features, Interview

Trump, Leadership, and the Problem with Harvard Business School: An Interview with Larry Summers

Our interview with Larry Summers has not quite started according to plan. Half an hour after we are scheduled to meet in Klarman Hall, where Larry is speaking at a conference marking the 10th anniversary of the global financial crisis, he is still deep in conversation with an attendee while your interviewers hover awkwardly in…

Startup Corner
Start Ups

Startup Corner

What is the problem you’re trying to solve? The number of women breastfeeding is increasing, yet the process of pumping and storing milk is terrible and outdated. Right now, almost all women store their breast milk in plastic bags in the freezer. The overall pumping and feeding process involves several transfer points to the get…

Driverless Vehicles and More
Opinion

Driverless Vehicles and More

What traditional sector has experienced more recent change than the automotive industry? Witness the ubiquity of electric vehicles, the explosion of ride-sharing services and the introduction of autonomous vehicles. In fact, flying cars are being tested today and even jet propulsion packs are now for sale. “There are few, if any, longstanding segments of the…

11th Annual HBS Charity Fashion Show
Club Corner, Featured, Features

11th Annual HBS Charity Fashion Show

The Retail and Luxury Goods Club successfully hosted their famous Annual Charity Fashion Show on October 25th at Boston’s Park Plaza Hotel.  In the 2018 edition of the longstanding HBS tradition, the Fashion Show featured 35 RC and EC models, showcasing styles from top designers to raise money for the Greater Boston Food Bank. This…

Boston Dreams of Sushi
Opinion, Reviews

Boston Dreams of Sushi

Seeking refuge from the autumnal breeze, I was walking in Boston’s Leather District and, at first, had inadvertently walked past my destination. O Ya, one of Boston’s upscale sushi restaurants, was right on the corner of East Street with a small wooden door that made way into a narrow entrance, as if one were entering…

What it Means to Raise Capital From an Evergreen Fund
Investment

What it Means to Raise Capital From an Evergreen Fund

In Q2 2018, approximately 70 billion VC dollars were deployed across 3,100 deals, bringing yet another year of massive dollar deployments into emerging startups.  Most of these dollars came from termed-life (or closed) funds, but an aspiring Harvard Business School entrepreneur can also raise capital from “evergreen funds”. There are only a handful of evergreen…

Brazil: Keep Calm and Be Optimistic
Current Events

Brazil: Keep Calm and Be Optimistic

It has been over a decade since HBS’ Business, Government and the International Economy (BGIE) case on Brazil took place. In the early 2000s the world applauded the first years of President Lula, the case protagonist and leader of Brazil’s Workers’ Party, who is currently serving a 12-year sentence due to corruption charges. What at…

FGI Reveal
Academics

FGI Reveal

The changing leaves and flurry of Instagram posts can only mean one thing at HBS: it’s FGI reveal day. With the Global Experience Office (GEO) now completing matches in October instead of January, HBS students can plan the rest of their travel for the year and avoid using the same Snapchat filters twice. Emily Heaton…

From the Editors’ Desk: Don’t Boo, Vote
Opinion

From the Editors’ Desk: Don’t Boo, Vote

At campaign rallies and stump speeches, when allusions to political adversaries elicit boos from the audience, Barack Obama routinely turns to his classic response: “Don’t boo. Vote.” The line has assumed new meaning in the 2018 US midterm elections, when partisan animosity and political polarization are as severe as ever. Recent years have been characterized…

2,300 Alumni and Guests Return to HBS For Fall Reunion
Alumni

2,300 Alumni and Guests Return to HBS For Fall Reunion

Over 2,300 alumni and guests returned to campus on October 11th for HBS’ annual fall celebration of 25th through 45th reunions. Reunion activities ranged from faculty presentations and alumni- and faculty-led case discussions to 7:30 am soccer matches (for the lucky members of the Class of 1993!) and perennial favorites, Friday night section parties and…

Klarman Hall Opens After Years of Planning
Featured, Features, On Campus

Klarman Hall Opens After Years of Planning

On October 1, the southeastern corner of campus featured a flurry of events as HBS dedicated Klarman Hall, a brand-new venue that brings many new possibilities to the community. But that day was not the first time that an event was held in Klarman; it was the culmination of years of planning. The story of…

Dear Harby
The Harbush

Dear Harby

Dear Harby, I’m an RC taking a break from freaking the living f**k out about my FIN midterm to ask you about something that’s been bothering me: we do all these cases, have all these discussions, and drink all this alcohol with strangers-we-pretend-are-friends, but I’m not sure I’ve begun developing the technical knowledge necessary to…

Here’s how business can save the world
Environment, On Campus

Here’s how business can save the world

Skeptical readers of the Harbus have probably moved on to the next article after reading this headline, but for those optimists who have decided to stay, I recently had the pleasure of attending a talk about climate change and the environment across the river. Headed by Jeremy Jackson, a professor of Oceanography at Harvard, and…

Dear Harby
News

Dear Harby

This month, as Dear Harby is enjoying a well-deserved October break amid the dunes of Cabo with her counterparts from the Law (Dear Torty), Design (Dear Artsy), and Divinity (Dear God) schools, we wanted to pass along a bit of Harbus humor history. Eleven years ago, one enterprising HBS student set out to examine life…

We need to talk about the future of work
Outside the Bubble

We need to talk about the future of work

Work has been a central concern of Harvard Business School since the first days of this campus. On June 4, 1927, with construction complete, faculty and students gathered for the dedication ceremony. The campus was much smaller then. Only Baker Library, Morgan Hall and the six HBS dorms stood. Spangler, Aldrich and Klarman lay far…

HBS Welcomes New Outdoor Art Installations
On Campus

HBS Welcomes New Outdoor Art Installations

Every academic year, HBS rotates some of the outdoor art pieces on campus to keep the campus scenery fresh and give students new ideas to reflect upon.  The parallel between art and business is not obvious, but both push current ways of thinking into new territory. Businesses develop new ways of creating economic value while…

The MBA Fund launches at three top business schools
Campus News

The MBA Fund launches at three top business schools

The MBA Fund is a new venture fund focused on entrepreneurs from HBS, Stanford GSB and Wharton. It launched in September, 2018, founded by Josh Hoffman-Senn (MBA ‘19), Sieva Kozinsky (Wharton, MBA ‘20), Hiro Tien (Stanford GSB, MBA/MS ‘20) and Hansae Catlett (Stanford GSB, MBA/MPP ‘19). Why did you launch this fund? Josh: We simply…

Startup Corner
Campus News

Startup Corner

What is the problem you’re trying to solve? Human skin is like a sponge. An average female will absorb four pounds and six ounces of chemicals every single year from blush, foundation, shampoo, conditioners, deodorant, body lotions, hand cream, eyeshadow, lipstick, nail polish and more. Cosmetics often contain unnatural, and even potentially toxic ingredients, such…

Inclusion: Moving Blindly, yet Intently, in the Right Direction
Campus News, On Campus

Inclusion: Moving Blindly, yet Intently, in the Right Direction

During the inaugural Harvard Business School Orientation in the Dark (OITD), hosted by the HBS Student Association’s (SA) Diversity and Inclusion Committee, 57 Harvard Business School students were blindfolded prior to their entrance into the Yu Chin room at Chao and placed into groups of six or seven peers. “Introduce yourself,” Sara Minkara, founder of…

RC Feels: what RCs think of HBS so far
On Campus, Opinion

RC Feels: what RCs think of HBS so far

First month into the RC year, we gulped at Cranberry, admired Dell, decreased value of Netflix & chill, went nuts positioning (Planters), climbed Everest, all whilst missing Toby. But what do RCs think of HBS one month in? Through several direct / indirect conversations (and maybe a few Instagram stories), I have come to the…

FIN3: The Investment Club
Club Corner

FIN3: The Investment Club

The Investment Club is glad to have the ECs back on campus and extends a warm welcome to the new RCs. Who We Are The Investment Club is a career and social club, with a mission to improve members’ understanding of investment management; to help members develop practical investment skills; to create superior career access…

MBA Program Launches New Tutorial on Sexual Violence and Harassment
Academics, Featured, Features, On Campus

MBA Program Launches New Tutorial on Sexual Violence and Harassment

Every year, incoming RCs are required to complete a number of tasks on their “Prematriculation Checklist” before they arrive at HBS. This summer, the Class of 2020 had to complete an item not seen in previous years’ checklists: an online tutorial entitled “Sexual Violence and Harassment at HBS.” The purpose of this exercise, according to…

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….

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