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Back to “Reality”

There’s nothing better than coming back to Boston and starting another semester at HBS. All your fellow students are bright-eyed and full of enthusiasm (unless you’re in EC), the novelty value of winter has yet to wear off (unless you’re in EC), and you’ve made peace with the fact that you’ll probably be in credit…

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FIELD of Dreams

So, another generation of HBS students has made it through FIELD 2. And after soaking up the sun in a variety of Southern Hemisphere hotspots, they’re no doubt relieved to be back here in the icy embrace of Boston’s post-apocalyptic winter wasteland. In January, HBS dispatched RCs to the ends of the earth. Destinations included repeat…

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SAMBA Awards : November 2013

The SA and MBA Program are pleased to announce that Elsa Sze is the SAMBA Award recipient for November 2013. Elsa was nominated by Mike Murphy, Associate Director, Student & Academic Services, for demonstrating personal initiative on a number of occasions to make a positive impact on the community around her, all without title or…

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Behind-the-Scenes with the Sushi Line

It’s 12:07 p.m. Your second class of the day ended early. You know what this means – you’ll be at the front of the sushi line, beating out the rest of your RC classmates. Sometimes while you’re waiting in line, you make TOM-related jokes about throughput time and work-in-process. You re-imagine an optimized sushi line…

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The MBA Dress Code

By now, the HBS student body has finalized its sartorial transformation into the peculiar combination of waterproof boots and Burberry scarves that can only be described as “British peasant farmer couture”. As this transition takes place, it becomes clearer and clearer that despite the changing of the seasons and the passing of time, a unifying…

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News in Brief

Apple claims production of green sapphire crystals for iPhone fingerprint scanners “is totally not actually Kryptonite, we promise” Crazy-massive tech company Apple is once again ramping up production of seemingly-odd internal components well in advance of sales of the newest edition of its iPhone. The latest item to make its way through Apple’s supply chain…

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A View: An Important Rule

Fred Gluck was McKinsey’s managing director for eight years, vice chairman of Bechtel, lead director of HCA during its privatization and along with Michael Porter and two others, one of the four protagonists in The Lords of Strategy for his seminal work on that subject at McKinsey. Some would argue though that equal to any…

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HBS in Love: Peacocking

Having trouble attracting the opposite sex? Maybe it’s your looks. Or more specifically, your “look.” The term “Peacocking” was popularized by Neil Strauss, author of modern bro-classic “The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists.” The basic premise is this: take an average looking dude, cover him in ridiculous clothing, throw him in a…

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Making The Mo’s of It

Double-takes. Stares. The occasional eye-brow raise. Such has been the life of over 100 HBS students who have taken HBS back in time and reinstituted a fallen institution to a central place in the campus identity: the mustache. These students aren’t simply retro hipsters trying to induce flashbacks in professors and alumni who were at…

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Raamin Noodles – The MBA Dress Code

By now, the HBS student body has finalized its sartorial transformation into the peculiar combination of waterproof boots and Burberry scarves that can only be described as “British peasant farmer couture”. As this transition takes place, it becomes clearer and clearer that despite the changing of the seasons and the passing of time, a unifying…

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And the SAMBA Award Goes to…

Congratulations to Stacie Smith (OJ) and Tara Hagan (OI) of the Class of 2014, recipients of the October SAMBA Award! Created through a partnership between the SA and MBA Program, SAMBA recognizes unsung students who have had an exceptional impact on the HBS community, improving morale and elevating the sense of community on and off…

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The Harbus to Host Q&A with Jodi Kantor

The Harbus, in conjunction with the HBS Entertainment & Media Club, will host an intimate Q&A session with Jodi Kantor. The session will give HBS students and faculty an opportunity to hear about the journalistic process underpinning Kantor’s articles, and to ask questions. Jodi Kantor is a columnist for The New York Times and author of…

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Owning the Problem: Pathway to Happiness

My hunch is that you have already found yourself in a difficult situation that left you angry, confused, frustrated, and maybe even deeply concerned for your own professional standing. It can also happen to us in our important personal relationships. Professional or personal is not the point. Being in a complex, troubling, and confusing high…

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October SAMBA Awards: Polls are Open!

October SAMBA Awards: Polls are Open! Have you witnessed an RC or EC demonstrate commendable leadership under strenuous or challenging circumstances? How about one who has gone above and beyond helping fellow students find internships or employment? Or a student who runs review sessions or coordinates other extracurricular academic-focused events to help a larger group? …

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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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Individual Dressing Rooms: Excerpts from Michel Anteby’s new book, Manufacturing Morals

Individual Dressing Rooms: Excerpts from Michel Anteby’s new book, Manufacturing Morals “Along with meeting in teaching groups and sharing teaching plans, faculty members also prepare their sessions individually. Though choreographed and performed privately, these are School-specific routines in which much uniformity still prevails. Whether at home or at the School, time is always set aside…

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Making a Difference in Your Community: The Harbus Foundation in 2013-2014

Harvard Business School’s purpose is to educate leaders who “make a difference in the world.” The Harbus Foundation wants students to make a difference in Boston – right here, and right now. The Harbus Foundation is a philanthropic foundation on campus; in fact, it is the only MBA-student-run foundation in the country.  With an endowment…

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Afternoon at Alton Lane

Last week, the Harbus along with Marc Pierre (OG) chatted with Chris Cuozzo, the director of Alton Lane’s Newbury Street showroom. When the team arrived, there was no signage on the store. It’s a second floor secret!! The second floor showroom was visually stunning: faux zebra rugs on deep wooden floors met exposed brick walls…

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It Will Be OK

Becky Cooper Nadis and Alana Hedlund respond to Jodi Kantor’s recent coverage of HBS in The New York Times. To the RCs: It will be ok. You may have seen an article in the NY Times about gender relations at HBS (or maybe you saw it on Facebook.  Or maybe it was emailed to you…

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HourlyNerd – From FIELD 3 to First-Round Financing

HourlyNerd – From FIELD 3 to First-Round Financing   HourlyNerd began as a Field 3 project in Section F. Like many of our peers from traditional backgrounds, we found the assignment daunting. We didn’t have experience creating companies from scratch — we didn’t even have an idea! The subsequent chain of events has surprised us,…

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MBAx: MBAs Across America

That’s the advice Dave Schiff, Chief Creative at Made Movement, gave us this summer. He left a posh post at the famed ad firm Crispin Porter + Bogusky to move to Boulder and start a creative agency dedicated to the resurgence of American manufacturing. We worked with Dave and his team on the e-commerce side…

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Welcome, Back and Forward

Welcome, Back and Forward Welcome back future business leaders. And for you first years…welcome forward?  I can tell you that as a first year you will constantly be enamored with the second years, entranced with the classic paradigmagical trap that makes every second year seem much older and wiser than you are.  And, you’re right. …

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