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Learning from the Trump Phenomenon: How Much of the 2016 Election was a Recall on Harvard?
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Learning from the Trump Phenomenon: How Much of the 2016 Election was a Recall on Harvard?

A pickup truck rolled through Harvard Square on the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 9. A man in the truck bed waved a “Make America Great Again!” banner and the passengers yelled at anyone within earshot. Even if you couldn’t make out words, the tone – somewhere between energized and vindictive – was enough. They were…

Discovering My Selves
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Discovering My Selves

In life, we can have many identities. Our environments shape who we are, especially during our two years here at business school. Thank you HBS for helping me discover my-selves. My Aldrich Self Has perfected the art of the confident, all-knowing hand raise Wears dark thick-rimmed glasses to up my scholarly intellectual factor Enjoys doodling…

Overheard at the Doubletree
Bloggers, HomePost, Humor, Print Edition, Recruiting

Overheard at the Doubletree

In honor of figuring out our life purpose … escaping the herd  … I mean, recruiting season, we present to you a customer segmentation for our dedicated friends at the Careers and Professional Development (CPD) office. Venture Capitalist Vikram                 … You see, I just love technology: virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality … Anything…

Giving Back In Style: The RLGC Fashion Show
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Giving Back In Style: The RLGC Fashion Show

On Thursday, October 13th, the Retail and Luxury Goods Club hosted their highly anticipated 9th Annual Charity Fashion Show at Park Plaza Hotel Boston to help raise awareness for a Boston-based charity through the lens of fashion. The atmosphere was filled with excitement and festive music. In attendance were over 800 enthusiastic spectators who were…

Missed Connections Near 02163
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Missed Connections Near 02163

I saw you in an Aldrich alcove (south side, bottom floor) drinking Peet’s Coffee at 5:30AM last Monday morning. Not many people are up that early. You must’ve been saving the spot for your discussion group. I knew you were a thoughtful soul. I popped by and asked if I could sit down. You said…

Welcome to My [Type One] Crib
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Welcome to My [Type One] Crib

At HBS, on-campus housing is split into two parties: The Dormers and the SFP/OWAers. Some say having an apartment on campus allows you to better extend an olive branch of friendship (or more than friendship) to your fellow classmates here at HBS. All the SFP/OWAers point to their real-world apartment amenities and smugly grin as…

To Buy or Not to Buy a Section Fleece
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To Buy or Not to Buy a Section Fleece

A month into your first year at HBS, you will receive a note from the Student Association in all caps, prompting you to “Order your section fleece today” followed by an endless stream of exclamation points. This email will use all available marketing tactics we have been so well-taught in the Required Curriculum to suck…

Disrupting the engagement ring industry: the hbs alum taking on cartier and tiffany
Alumni, Bloggers, Industry Insights

Disrupting the engagement ring industry: the hbs alum taking on cartier and tiffany

The idea: A luxury jewelry start-up that disrupts the engagement ring industry by creating a unique ring for every client.  Designed from scratch, manufactured, and sold only for that single proposal, it tells a couple’s personal love story. The start-up will compete with Tiffany, Harry Winston, Cartier – hallowed names of the jewelry industry that…

Pay to Play: Why Professional Athletes Represent Cheap Labor
Bloggers, Current Events, Industry Insights, Opinion, Print Edition, Sports

Pay to Play: Why Professional Athletes Represent Cheap Labor

When NBA free agency, a time when professional basketball players whose contracts have run out can sign with other teams, rolls around this coming summer, it will be common to hear of players signing deals paying them millions of dollars to play basketball. Some, like Kevin Durant, can expect to earn upwards of $20M per…

CODE Corner: Robots, Artificial Intelligence, and Product Management Summer Internships
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CODE Corner: Robots, Artificial Intelligence, and Product Management Summer Internships

CODE Corner: Profiling HBS students and their side projects every month. This month: Bansi Shah (HBS ’17, Section A) shares on Robots, Artificial Intelligence, and Product Management Internships for the summer. Anshul Bhagi: Why did you study Computer Science? Bansi Shah: I always wanted to be a power ranger, but given the limited job prospects…

Dear Manbassadors: A blog for men to confidentially ask the tough gender questions
Bloggers, Club Corner, Culture, HomePost, News, Opinion, Print Edition, Recruiting, Student Club, Women, WSA

Dear Manbassadors: A blog for men to confidentially ask the tough gender questions

Gender equality is a mission everyone can and should get behind. But sometimes it’s easier said than done. Despite having a clear goal, we all encounter difficult situations, or gray areas, that leave us sometimes confused as to the appropriate, or “correct” action. Continuing their mission of promoting gender equality, the Manbassadors of HBS have…

Gong Ke Gouldstone: Generalist or Specialist?
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Gong Ke Gouldstone: Generalist or Specialist?

Gong Ke Gouldstone asks what is means to be a generalist, and why we are pushed towards specialization, even when it might not be what we need. [stag_dropcap font_size=”50px” style=”normal”]H[/stag_dropcap]arvard Business School is known for its General Management program, yet we’re also told time and again to become an expert at something.  Modern day entrepreneurs like…

Turnstyle: Come for the workout, stay for the FIELD3 advice
Bloggers, Culture, Industry Insights, Outside the Bubble, Print Edition

Turnstyle: Come for the workout, stay for the FIELD3 advice

HBS Partner Emily Dohse speaks to Rich Downing, Co-Founder and President of Turnstyle, an up and coming spin class empire. Turnstyle Cycle is a group cycle/TRX studio in Kendall Square, walking distance from the T.  I took a class there and was so impressed that I asked the Co-founder and President, Rich Downing, if I…

Should we take Harvard MBAs seriously as startup founders?
Bloggers, Campus News, Entrepreneurship, HomePost

Should we take Harvard MBAs seriously as startup founders?

This post was written by Dimitri Dadiomov and originally published on NextView Ventures‘ blog.  Going to business school and becoming a startup founder are often positioned as conflicting choices by the media and startup bloggers. So we decided to study one program in particular: Harvard Business School. Going to business school and becoming a startup founder…

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…

Pro-cruit, don’t Re-cruit
Bloggers, Blogs, Culture, Entrepreneurship, HomePost, Industry Insights, Outside the Bubble, Print Edition

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…

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…

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“What Mr Peabody Can Teach Harvard Business School About The Fifth Epiphany”

This epiphany is a whopper. With the help of Mr Peabody’s time travel skills, our fifth epiphany is from the future. Yes, absolutely from the effen future! In the future we saw, MBAs study this simplified ‘Fifth Epiphany’. In present day August 2015, it is clearly the culmination and sequel to five (5) authors’ lifetime…

Bloggers, Entrepreneurship, HomePost

Read With Me

This summer Ryan Eskridge and I decided to ditch sleep so that we could learn about the news business and how to write code. Lot’s of code. By the end of the summer Read With Me (www.getreadwithme.com) was born. Read With Me is a platform that enables you to personalize any news article by enabling you take any…

Bloggers, Features, HomePost, Humor

One Western Ave 451

This column will follow the weekly triumphs and tribulations of Spencer, Andrew and Felicity, three housemates in One Western 451, as they navigate the coming academic year at Harvard Business School. Andrew, an EC, worked for Deloitte in Phoenix, AZ, is home town. You’d be hard-pressed to find this out, because he talks about his…

Bloggers, Campus News, Features, Humor

Top Ten Ways to Stay Sane During RC Year

Top Ten Ways to Stay Sane During RC Year:   1)   Class Preparation:  The case-method is one of the most important traditions of the Harvard Business School experience, but mastering the art of the case method in class is challenging.  First off, overdress.  This gesture will increase your classmates’ perception of your intelligence regardless of…

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