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

Dear Harby: The Advice Column for MBAs

Dear Harby, I noticed that everyone is wearing a Canadian Goose jacket at HBS but me.  Did I miss the section in the pre-matriculation packet on school uniforms?  What should I do? Sincerely, Bundled in Boston Dear Bundled, It’s cute that you think the brand is ‘Canadian’ Goose and not Canada Goose – we have…

Critical Seasoning: Little Donkey
Opinion, Reviews

Critical Seasoning: Little Donkey

Tired of the restaurants in Harvard Square, but don’t want to venture all the way into Boston? Opened by the same James Beard Award Winners who run Toro (a popular tapas restaurant in Boston and NYC), Little Donkey is the hottest new restaurant in Cambridge that all your foodie friends have been Instagramming. The menu…

Travel Guide- Oslo
Travel

Travel Guide- Oslo

I was fortunate to call Oslo home for 2.5 years; a city that appreciates an active lifestyle, beautiful design, and laissez-faire attitudes. It’s incredibly modern while being deeply steeped in history and culture. 36 hours is certainly not enough to fully encapsulate that Scandinavian magic. But here’s my best try to help you get a…

The End of Facts = The End of Empathy
Campus News, Outside the Bubble

The End of Facts = The End of Empathy

On Tuesday 31st of January, Harvard University hosted an event entitled ‘The End of Facts – Journalism in a Post-Truth Era’. This session filled Harvard’s largest auditorium, the Sanders Theatre, and required an overflow area for students and faculty from Harvard and beyond. They had flocked to hear the musings of luminaries within news media…

Five Questions with Professor Ben Edelman
Interview, On Campus

Five Questions with Professor Ben Edelman

If you could condense the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau into a single man, you’d get HBS Associate Professor Ben Edelman. A member of the Negotiation, Organization & Markets faculty, Edelman studies online marketplaces and internet advertisers, notably by coding computer software to uncover inefficiencies, fraud, and discrimination therein. As an attorney with a J.D. from…

Europe Comes to Harvard
Campus News, Club Corner, International, On Campus

Europe Comes to Harvard

One of Harvard’s most important features throughout history has been its unique role as a free and open arena where even the most critical and challenging debates could happen. The European Conference, which took place on March 3rd and 4th 2017, with its panel mix on politics, business, and culture, was surely the confirmation that…

The Great Indian Start-Up Dream!
Campus News, Entrepreneurship, News, On Campus

The Great Indian Start-Up Dream!

What do you get when you have 500 million new internet users, a young and productive, burgeoning middle class and a workforce which defines global standards in technology? A vibrant and dynamic startup ecosystem i.e. India! Over the past 3 years, > $3 Billion was invested in startups in India. Leading venture investors like Sequoia,…

From the Editors’ desk
April 1st, Campus News, Opinion

From the Editors’ desk

HBS students ought to stop taking themselves so seriously With April comes the annual joke issue of the Harbus. We hope you enjoyed its comedic exterior and that it lured you deeper into the issue to read the more usual, serious content therein. Somewhere in there is a metaphor for the way teaching should work…

Harvard Endowment posts record returns driven by selling short an index of Harvard Innovation Lab start-ups
April 1st, The Harbush

Harvard Endowment posts record returns driven by selling short an index of Harvard Innovation Lab start-ups

  Following its humiliating loss of almost $2 billion in value last year, the Harvard Management Company announced that over the past six months alone, it had generated returns in excess of 30% — or $11 billion — prompting spontaneous and wide-spread celebrations across campus. “I chalk our newfound success to a fundamental change in…

Profile in Courage: Scribe maintains steely objectivity throughout duration of section cat-fight.
April 1st, The Harbush

Profile in Courage: Scribe maintains steely objectivity throughout duration of section cat-fight.

Demonstrating extreme professionalism that reflected her high level of training, section scribe Rosemary McDougle maintained a completely placid exterior as she transcribed extended, and indeed indulgent LCA comments between local section enemies Janet Johanson and Mary Fernandez. “I completely disagree with what Mary just said and find her suggestion not only dangerous but wrong,” McDougle…

With Boastful Introductory Email, FGI Team Sets Emerging Market Company Up for Massive Disappointment
April 1st, The Harbush

With Boastful Introductory Email, FGI Team Sets Emerging Market Company Up for Massive Disappointment

“Alright guys, let’s have our first slide focus on our educational backgrounds,” RC Student Brian Dorkin said to his Ghana-destined FGI team as he copied various Ivy League University shields into a meticulously formatted powerpoint slide. “Yeah, then we can list out special skills!” added Susan Goodensorri taking over another part of the shared google…

HBS Admissions Department to Require All Applicants to Submit Social Media Passwords
April 1st, Featured, Features, The Harbush

HBS Admissions Department to Require All Applicants to Submit Social Media Passwords

In a landmark decision, Harvard Business School’s admissions department has announced that, beginning next fall, all applicants will be required to submit their social media passwords to be considered for the full-time MBA program. Admissions Director Chad Losee shared the thinking behind the change. “It was daunting to fill Dee Leopold’s shoes this year; the…

HBS i-Lab opens new basement floor for weed start-ups
April Fools

HBS i-Lab opens new basement floor for weed start-ups

Following closely on the heels of the successful AR/VR Studio launch this past February, the HBS Innovation Labs announced the opening of a new subterranean floor dedicated solely to cannabis start-ups. The so-called “HiGH Lab” initiative seeks to take advantage of recent changes to regulation. Massachusetts elected to legalize marijuana in November, joining several other…

Record number of HBS EC flock to Public Service, Seeking Lucrative Careers in the Trump White House
April 1st, The Harbush

Record number of HBS EC flock to Public Service, Seeking Lucrative Careers in the Trump White House

At a time when many White House positions remain unfilled, a record number of students in the HBS MBA Class of 2017 have descended on Washington to seek their fortune by serving our patriotic, fairly-elected, and proportionally-handed President, Donald Jennifer Trump. Below is a profile of just a few stand-out students and the position they…

The MBA Tax Deduction
Finance, News, Opinion

The MBA Tax Deduction

One of the gray areas that the LCA curriculum does not cover is deducting the cost of MBA tuition for tax purposes. Every year in the United States, a select portion of MBA students deduct educational expenses including tuition and fees, books, equipment, software and miscellaneous school supplies on their tax returns. The result is…

International Immigration Advice for MBAs in the Trump Era
News

International Immigration Advice for MBAs in the Trump Era

On January 27, 2017, President Donald Trump took the extraordinary step of issuing an executive order suspending the admission into the United States of foreign nationals from seven countries—Libya, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen—for ninety days.  Refugees were banned for 120 days, while Syrian refugees were banned indefinitely.  As the ban was implemented,…

Memoirs of an EC
Alumni, Campus News, Culture, On Campus, Opinion

Memoirs of an EC

Sasha Pang’s Three Most Important Lessons From Business School Have Nothing To Do With Business In August 2015, my husband and I packed ourselves and our beloved cockapoo into our SUV, and drove from San Francisco to Boston. As we made our way across the country, I looked forward with anticipation to the challenge and…

Lessons on Empowerment
Featured, Features, Interview, News, Women, WSA

Lessons on Empowerment

WSA CONFERENCE & THE 2016 U.S. PRESIDENTIAL RACE SERIES: INTERVIEW WITH HEIDI CRUZ Editor-in-Chief Pippa Lamb caught up with the closing keynote speaker of this year’s WSA conference, Heidi Cruz (HBS ’00) to discuss her views on empowerment, a career on Wall Street, working for President George W. Bush, and her time on the 2016…

Critical Seasoning
Cooking, Opinion, Reviews

Critical Seasoning

A monthly feature in The Harbus reviewing the most interesting bars and restaurants near HBS The squares of Cambridge have always served as hubs for the local neighborhoods. To the west lies Harvard’s posh polish and to the east Kendall’s industrial gleam, but between them sits Central Square, the slightly grittier middle child. What Central…

A Conversation with Professor Jan Rivkin
Campus News, Interview, News

A Conversation with Professor Jan Rivkin

Professor Jan Rivkin, the Senior Associate Dean for Research and a Professor in the Strategy Unite, chats to Beth Peters about his views on automation, globalization, and why MBAs must play a role in creating shared prosperity for all. Recent political events like the US election and Brexit have made it clear that, while MBA…

Moral Authority
Campus News, Kevin Sharer

Moral Authority

Thomas Friedman got me thinking the other day when, in a surprisingly agitated commentary (he’s usually pretty calm and measured) he talked about the difference between formal authority and moral authority.   If you’re not familiar with Friedman, you should be.  He is a widely acclaimed author and columnist, winner of three Pulitzers and now serves as…

Class of 2018’s Most Eligible Bachelors
Humor, News, On Campus

Class of 2018’s Most Eligible Bachelors

Harvard Business School’s Most Eligible Bachelors 2017-2018 Matt Stansky, Section H What do you think is the most romantic spot on campus? Weeks footbridge at sunset, a quiet table for two in Baker, or the Shad basketball courts, it’s not where, but with whom, so wherever you are is where I want to be. What…

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