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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…

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…

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…

HBS New Venture Competition Awards over $300,000 to Student and Alumni Entrepreneurs
Campus News

HBS New Venture Competition Awards over $300,000 to Student and Alumni Entrepreneurs

Student- and alumni-run startups Hour 72+, Umbulizer, and DynamiCare Health walked away from the 2018 HBS New Venture Competition with the Grand Prize of $75,000 each, respectively in the Student Business, Student Social Enterprise, and Alumni Tracks. For the finale, 12 teams, selected from an initial pool of 360 entrants, presented 90-second pitches before an…

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…

Interview with Marc Rey, CEO of Shiseido Americas
Campus News, International, Interview

Interview with Marc Rey, CEO of Shiseido Americas

Marc Rey believes “luxury is still about aspiration and emotional connection.” While everyone in the beauty space has been speaking about digital disruption, Rey (CEO of Shiseido Americas) believes digital development is not a technological shift, but a change in business model that enables consumer intimacy and builds a lifetime connection. He must know a…

Practicing Leadership in Corporate Accountability
Campus News, HomePost, Opinion, Print Edition

Practicing Leadership in Corporate Accountability

During RC year, I often wondered why in-class conversations about ethical leadership were so divorced from the rest of the HBS curriculum. Case method discussions, cropped to fit narrow topics to build a foundation of specific technical competencies, are an excellent pedagogical means for most RC topics. Leadership and Corporate Accountability (LCA), in my opinion,…

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…

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…

Celebrating LOVE at HBS
Campus News

Celebrating LOVE at HBS

LOVE at HBS included a portrait project in Spangler Hall showcasing myriad expressions and manifestations of love by students and partners at HBS. Additionally, RCs were encouraged to answer the question, “what does love mean to you?” on their Aldrich classroom chalkboards, creating a community mural for each section. Through the portraits, the Club highlighted…

Radical Transparency with Bridgewater Founder Ray Dalio
Campus News, Interview, On Campus

Radical Transparency with Bridgewater Founder Ray Dalio

Ray Dalio (HBS ’73), founder of Bridgewater, the world’s largest hedge fund with approximately $160 billion in assets under management, built his firm’s investment process around the principles of radical truth and radical transparency. Perhaps unsurprisingly, he held nothing back during his fireside chat in an overflowing Spangler Auditorium. In a discussion moderated by Professor…

From the Editors’ Desk: No More “Lost Einsteins”
Campus News, On Campus, Opinion, Outside the Bubble, Print Edition

From the Editors’ Desk: No More “Lost Einsteins”

For all the attention directed toward startups in an era of record venture capital financing, massive appetite for early-stage investments, and an ever-growing club of VC-backed “unicorns” crossing billion-dollar valuations, entrepreneurial activity by MBAs from leading programs has lagged far behind. Entrepreneurship among recent MBA graduates has reached its lowest level in eight years, falling…

HBS Elects New SA Co-Presidents
Campus News, Featured, Features, On Campus, Politics

HBS Elects New SA Co-Presidents

Sana Mohammed (MBA ‘19) and Triston Francis (MBA ‘19) have been elected as the Harvard Business School Student Association Co-Presidents for 2018-2019. The co-presidency, elected at the end of February by the RC year, will begin after spring break. Sana and Triston campaigned under an overarching mission to “foster a more collaborative environment that enables…

Leadership at Harvard, through Change and through Storm
Academics, Campus News, Featured, Features, On Campus

Leadership at Harvard, through Change and through Storm

When Drew Faust announced her intention to step down as Harvard University’s 28th President at the end of this academic year, she invoked “Fair Harvard,” the university’s alma mater, in reflecting upon the resilience of an institution that has found purpose and progress “through change and through storm.” Faust concludes her 11 years at the…

HBS Mixes with Media in NYC
Campus News, Club Corner

HBS Mixes with Media in NYC

On January 26, the Entertainment and Media Club at HBS took a whirlwind tour through America’s media capital, meeting with close to a dozen MBAs who have built their careers in news and film in New York City. The trek led the HBS contingent to Brooklyn-based digital media and broadcasting company Vice Media, The New…

What Women Want?
Campus News, On Campus, Women

What Women Want?

As we enter a new paradigm in which the impact – rather than the intent – of one’s actions is becoming the standard by which we qualify sexual harassment, 280 female HBS students – roughly one-third of the female student population of HBS – have drawn on their workplace experiences to weigh in on which…

Should You Be An Entrepreneur?
Campus News, Entrepreneurship

Should You Be An Entrepreneur?

“There is no failure,” said Professor Mark Roberge on our last day of Harvard Business School’s Startup Bootcamp. “There’s only learning.” We – the Startup Bootcampers, a group of 188 first-year HBS students eager to immerse ourselves in entrepreneurship – had been preparing for the week-long HBS Startup Bootcamp since last October. My team, comprised…

Overheard @ Startup Bootcamp
Campus News, Club Corner, Entrepreneurship, Technology

Overheard @ Startup Bootcamp

Over January 12-19, 188 first-year MBA candidates participated in the 2018 HBS Startup Bootcamp. Below, you can hear from 26 Bootcamp teams directly about their startup ideas, their greatest lessons learned over the course of the Bootcamp, and the startups that they have on their radars. AlphaInvest Digital platform providing retail investors with access to…

Enabling Ecosystems
Campus News, Featured, Kevin Sharer, Outside the Bubble

Enabling Ecosystems

Many powerful and influential men are being called out and finally being held to account for egregious behavior towards women that range from truly monstrous to profoundly stupid and wrong.  This is long overdue.  The history of mankind has a few enduring themes.  Some are inspiring, and some are discouraging.  The fact that men have…

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