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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…

How Things Work: Machine Learning
Blogs, Campus News, On Campus, Opinion

How Things Work: Machine Learning

It all started with the TOM case on Watson. After a class-long discussion on what is Toronto, Anton and I were amazed by how we were able to cover one of the greatest machine learning triumphs in human history without actually talking much about machine learning. When Anton started planning for the new Harbus column…

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…

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…

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…

Why Facebook’s Algorithms are Destroying Democracy
Campus News, On Campus, Opinion, Outside the Bubble, Technology

Why Facebook’s Algorithms are Destroying Democracy

According to Pew Research, 61 percent of millennials use Facebook as their primary source for news about politics and government. The implications this could have for democracy’s underpinnings should not be underestimated. In disrupting the fundamental structures behind traditional information creation, distribution and consumption, social media has been one of the Internet’s most radical and innovative…

A Magical Internship
Campus News

A Magical Internship

Harbus interviewer John Hintze (MBA ’18) talks with Alison Lu (MBA ’17) about her summer internship with the Orlando Magic NBA basketball team, energy, and her plans for the future. At Harvard Business School, we are encouraged to reflect. If we look back on our childhood dreams, professional sports and their glories will often be…

36 Hour Travel Guide: Lisbon, Portugal
Campus News, International, Travel

36 Hour Travel Guide: Lisbon, Portugal

A new section in The Harbus profiling the exotic places HBS students visit on long weekends, and the interesting things to do, see, and eat while you’re there. With an air of majestic elegance, historic beauty and envious affordability, Lisbon, the capital city of Portugal, offers visitors a rich blend of Western European heritage, several…

Creative Deconstruction
Campus News, Technology

Creative Deconstruction

The business ethics of automation and human obsolescence – What do we owe the world and future generations? “Most economic fallacies derive from the tendency to assume that there is a fixed pie, that one party can gain only at the expense of another.” – Milton Friedman Income disparity has become an issue of note…

From the Editors’ desk
Campus News, Current Events, Featured

From the Editors’ desk

The populist revolt; Questions MBAs should be asking to understand today’s political reality     Few expected the election of Donald Trump. None of the macro-trends seemed favorable to him. The outgoing president was popular. Stock market valuations were high. Unemployment was low. We here at The Harbus even went to print with a story…

Health and Wellness Survey Results, Harvard Business School
Campus News

Health and Wellness Survey Results, Harvard Business School

Last spring, ~75% of students completed a comprehensive health and wellness survey, the first ever to be administered to the HBS student body. Each student who completed the survey received a S’well bottle as a thank you for their participation. RCs may notice the prevalence of these bottles among ECs across campus, nestled in the…

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