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Tolana: Empowering Women by Empowering Mothers
Culture, Women

Tolana: Empowering Women by Empowering Mothers

“We believe a mother can shape her kids’ lives, and therefore, mothers have the power to redefine the world.” The UN’s fifth Sustainable Development Goal is to “achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls”. To HBS students María Creixell and Paula Vich Serra (both MBA ’19), empowering women starts with empowering mothers. Like…

Impossible Burger Takes Boston
Cooking, Culture, Industry Insights, Outside the Bubble

Impossible Burger Takes Boston

Unappetizing, dry, bland: these are the adjectives that come to mind when we hear the phrase “veggie burger” and start imagining that scary frankenpatty. Insert the Impossible Burger: a burger that bleeds and sizzles like beef but, since it’s made entirely from plants, with none of the downsides. Targeted at meat eaters, it is one…

From the Editors’ Desk
Campus News, Culture, On Campus, Opinion

From the Editors’ Desk

Why are you here? Did you come to Harvard Business School to find your next job, make career contacts, or learn everything the case method can teach you? Did you come to make new friends, travel the world, or just spend a couple of years working out and eating right? Maybe you came to write…

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…

What I Wish I’d Known This Time Last Year
Culture

What I Wish I’d Known This Time Last Year

Rahima is now an Alumni, class of ’16. MBA Student & Academic Services thought it was worthwhile to share her advice to RCs that she wrote in the fall of her EC year. We hope you find the information to be helpful. Everyone has a different HBS experience and different learnings from their RC year,…

Social Impact And Balancing Social Value With Financial Value
Culture, Current Events, Industry Insights, International, News, Outside the Bubble

Social Impact And Balancing Social Value With Financial Value

Why investing in Education is so frustrating for the Impact investor When I was young, my family would often visit my paternal grandparents’ home in rural Kisumu, Kenya. On one of our visits, I remember pestering my mother to let me start a school in our home, after seeing how bad the local rural district…

The Physics of Love at Harvard Business School
Culture, Current Events, HomePost, News, Print Edition

The Physics of Love at Harvard Business School

Ex-Military Physicist creates new HBS dating service. The Harbus heard murmurs of DatingHub, a new HBS-centric dating service, that has been gaining notoriety among the student population. We sent our intrepid reporter, Vipul Chhajer (HBS ’16), to investigate and interview the creator of this service, Asaf Lifshitz (HBS ’16). The following conversation has been edited…

Put your data analysis skills to the test – take part in the Datathon for Diabetes
Alumni, Culture, Current Events, Events, Health, News, Outside the Bubble, Publishing Partner

Put your data analysis skills to the test – take part in the Datathon for Diabetes

Diabetes is a global pandemic. Characterized by chronic high blood glucose levels (hyperglycemia) due to the body’s failure to produce enough insulin, diabetes affects over 9% of the population in the US alone, and of those people, approximately 25% are undiagnosed.  More alarmingly so, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) estimates that 415 million people have…

The Road Ahead: Harvard Business School’s Upcoming Latin American Conference
Club Corner, Culture, Current Events, HomePost, Industry Insights, News, Student Club

The Road Ahead: Harvard Business School’s Upcoming Latin American Conference

By Diego Kantt (HBS ’16) & Mauricio Concha Zegarra (HBS ’16), Harvard Business School Latin American Conference Co-Chairs 2016 In October of 1972, the Uruguayan Air Force plane carrying members of a Uruguayan rugby team, their friends and family members, crashed into the Andes Mountains. Dr. Roberto Canessa made history for being one of two men…

HBS Director Stirs Controversy, Vows to “Make HBS Great Again”
Campus News, Culture, Current Events, News, Print Edition

HBS Director Stirs Controversy, Vows to “Make HBS Great Again”

Harvard Business School recently announced its new Director of Admissions, but little attention has been given to the school’s newly appointed Director of Strategy, Eric Drumpf. Drumpf’s radical plan to improve school admissions and programming has drawn criticism from some quarters. Despite the backlash, Drumpf vows to “make HBS great again”. At the top of…

Phony HBS Grad Exposed
Controversy, Culture, Current Events, News, Print Edition

Phony HBS Grad Exposed

Ross Michaels imprisoned for fraudulently claiming to be an HBS grad. It has recently come to the attention of The Harbus that Ross Michaels, a senior partner at a prestigious NYC management consulting firm, has been sentenced to two years in a white collar prison for falsely alleging to be an HBS grad. Having “graduated”…

Mark Your Calendars: HBS Comedy Night!
Campus News, Culture, Current Events, News

Mark Your Calendars: HBS Comedy Night!

Save the Date! The HBS Comedy Night is the 1st Annual Event to showcase the talents of some of the more hilarious, creative and entertaining members of the Harvard Business School Community. The show will feature stand-up comedy acts, skits, and even a mock presidential debate! ——————————————————————– When: Tuesday, April 5th Time: 8:30 p.m. Where:…

Flint Water Crisis: Failure of an MBA
Culture, HomePost, Opinion, Print Edition

Flint Water Crisis: Failure of an MBA

“Educating Leaders Who Make a Difference in the World” – Harvard Business School Mission Statement The application of the MBA is undergoing an unprecedented evolution. For decades, the Master in Business Administration degree was bestowed upon the future titans (or tyrants) in the private sector. Prominent executives like Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg (HBS), Nike Founder…

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…

Aim High?
Culture, HomePost, Industry Insights, Kevin Sharer, Opinion, Print Edition

Aim High?

By Harvard Business School Professor Kevin Sharer, Former Amgen Chairman & CEO  Bill floated on air as he headed out of his office, toward the bar down the street.  His annual review had exceeded his highest hopes.  He knew he was good, but this confirmed to him that others knew it too. “Your achievements this…

Resisting the Path of Least Resistance
Culture, Entrepreneurship, HomePost, Opinion, Print Edition, Recruiting

Resisting the Path of Least Resistance

By Tiffany Zhou, Harvard Business School Class of 2017 There’s been an odd gloom on campus lately, and I’m not talking about the weather. I’m talking about those of us who are still figuring out what to do this summer. It’s understandably jarring—we spent all of first semester philosophizing about leadership, changing the world, finding…

Being an introverted leader
Culture, HomePost, Opinion, Print Edition

Being an introverted leader

By Francisco Guarisse, Harvard Business School Class of 2017 Everybody knows it by now: the mission of Harvard Business School is to “educate leaders who make a difference in the world”. To advance this objective, the school enrolls around 900 new MBA students each year to come to Boston and learn about leadership. There is, however, an…

What Will Be Our Legacy?
Culture, Current Events, HomePost, Opinion, Print Edition

What Will Be Our Legacy?

By Hayling Price, Harvard MBA/MPP ’16 HBS has come quite a long way. As an American, one of my fondest memories here was the section flag ceremony that highlighted our mosaic of international perspectives. As a straight man, I’m also proud to be on a campus that observes National Coming Out Day and recently commemorated 50…

A Word from HBS’ African American Student Union (AASU) Co-Presidents
Campus News, Club Corner, Culture, Current Events, HomePost, Print Edition, Student Club

A Word from HBS’ African American Student Union (AASU) Co-Presidents

This is Franci (section H) and Al (section D) and we’re the Co-Presidents of the African American Student Union (AASU). As many of you may know, on February 12, 1926, American historian Carter G. Woodson established Black History Week to celebrate the positive contributions made by people of African descent to our nation. For many…

Confronting Nationalism: FIELD 2
Culture, Current Events, FIELD 2, HomePost, Opinion, Outside the Bubble, Print Edition, Travel

Confronting Nationalism: FIELD 2

By Dmitry Zhdankin, HBS Class of 2017 In an airplane on my way back to Boston, I flipped through the pages in my passport. Several of them were now filled with brand new stamps from Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, and—my FIELD2 destination—the Philippines. They now officially confirmed that I got a chance to visit Asia. Yet despite…

International Surprises: The Best of Field 2 Travels
Culture, Entrepreneurship, FIELD 2, HomePost, International, Opinion, Print Edition, Travel

International Surprises: The Best of Field 2 Travels

By Annie Lindseth, HBS Class of 2017 What could possibly happen when you send 900 MBAs to 12 countries to interview locals and develop new products? It turns out that you can’t anticipate everything, even with a GEO team organizing minute details. And that’s a good thing. Unexpected experiences made Field 2 travel more fun…

Longevity 101: Harvard  Business School’s Oldest Alumnus Shares Secrets of Success
Alumni, Culture, HomePost, Print Edition

Longevity 101: Harvard Business School’s Oldest Alumnus Shares Secrets of Success

F. Gorham Brigham, Jr. (Harvard College 1937, HBS 1939), retired Senior Vice President of Commercial Lending, Citizens Bank of Massachusetts, turned 101 on January 14th, adding another milestone to his distinction as HBS’ oldest alumnus.  Following graduation from HBS, Mr. Brigham began his career at Price Waterhouse before being called to active military duty, and…

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