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HBS Alum Series: Christopher Michel

Christopher Michel is an American investor, he is an entrepreneur, a Navy man, a photojournalist, an author and HBS alumni. He is the founder of Affinity Labs and Military.com and currently runs Nautilus Ventures, a seed venture fund. In 1999, after a brief stint at Mercer Consulting he decided to build his own company, Military.com….

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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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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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The Musings of a Fashion Expert

Wait. So if Austin is writing this article then who is the expert? Answer: Austin. You may not know it by his complete lack of appropriate business attire, but I (subtle transition from third person) am an expert because of what I am not. I am not you. You are not an expert…yet. I am…

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One Western 451

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

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The Rich Port

Daniel Selikowitz, like Rosalia in West Side Story, wants to go back to San Juan.  As an Australian booking a trip to Puerto Rico, my expectations were laughably clichéd. It’ll be wall-to-wall Cancun-esque resorts, I figured, packed with passport-less mainlanders looking for an easy vacation, a pool and some seaside casino gambling. Man, was I…

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The Need for Speed

Dr Ulrich Bez steps down this year as CEO of Aston Martin, where in 13 years he has taken it from a low volume manufacturer to the standard-bearer of luxury and quality in the automobile industry. He is both polite and direct, and has an extraordinary past, ranging from founding BMW Technology that developed the…

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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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For the Love of Missing Out

How was your day today? Did you make the brown bag lunch with Professor Xavier, catch that talk by the CEO of ShamWow, schmooze at the Rhythmic Gymnastics Club Ice Cream Social, fit in boat races at the Boathouse for section drinks, and drop by the Black, White, Yellow, Pink, and Periwinkle parties…all with a…

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The End of the Bad

Breaking Bad is ending, which means Sunday nights will free up again and everyone’s blood pressure is finally going to come down. But in the meantime, this week is full of swirling questions for aficionados: What’s Mr. Lambert going to do with that machine gun? God, can Uncle Jack be even more of a jerk?…

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A View: Owning the Problem

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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Take Me Back to the START

When the new Student Association executive team took office last spring, one of the first initiatives put on the table was an overhaul of Orientation and RC START week. In a series of conversations with administrators, the SA proposed what, at the time, seemed like a somewhat crazy idea. “We remembered this problem at the…

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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…

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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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A Beginner’s Guide to Dating at HBS

First, like all things at HBS, know that this is a competitive event. There are winners and losers. There are teams. There are rules, regulations, penalties. There is media buzz. There will be mistakes made, trades, roster cuts, and star performances from the players you least expected. The season will have its ups and downs…

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The Adventures of Priscilla

In 1994, Australian cinema made waves on the international stage with the dramatic comedy, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert – a feel-good tale about two drag queens and a transgender woman on a journey through the Australian outback. The film made a splash in the cinematic world, in the global LGBT community,…

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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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Culture at HBS: A Response to Jodi Kantor

  The people for whom I have the most respect and admiration on this campus are not written about in The New York Times and are often not celebrated in graduation speeches.  What Ms. Kantor seemed to overlook in her recent piece about gender equality and culture at HBS is simple: the majority of people…

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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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