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One Month Is Not Enough
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One Month Is Not Enough

By Amber James, Harvard JD/MBA Class of 2019 I hate Black History Month. I love black people, and I love history, but I hate Black History Month. The very concept is offensive. Black history is American history.  The America of today never could have existed were it not for the black people of African origin whose…

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

Universal drone delivery would complete eCommerce revolution in retail
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Universal drone delivery would complete eCommerce revolution in retail

By Jon Malankar, HBS Class of 2016 “I’ve seen it. It’s gonna happen. It’s coming.”  That’s straight from the lips of Paul Misener, Amazon’s VP for Global Public Policy and he’s talking about Amazon Prime Air, or as I like to call it: drones everywhere!  When Amazon first introduced the concept of drone delivery two…

Confronting Nationalism: FIELD 2
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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…

From Food Delivery to Shower Caps: Advice for FIELD 3 from an EC
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From Food Delivery to Shower Caps: Advice for FIELD 3 from an EC

By Tamara Zagorovskaya, HBS Class of 2016 This time last year, I joined a FIELD 3 team that was planning to disrupt the food delivery business. Coming from a finance background and never having caught the entrepreneurial bug, I was afraid of taking risks and dreading the forced “opportunity” to start a company at school….

International Surprises: The Best of Field 2 Travels
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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…

Case for Daily Fantasy Sports
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Case for Daily Fantasy Sports

By Akash Pradhan, Harvard Business School Class of 2017 Over the last three to four years, a plethora of daily fantasy sports (DFS) companies have emerged, offering avid and casual fans a chance to play shorter-term fantasy games for money. The two leaders in the industry, FanDuel and DraftKings, offer players a chance to “re-draft” their player lineups on…

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

Value Imbalance in the NFL
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Value Imbalance in the NFL

On May 2, 2012, ESPN reported that former NFL linebacker Junior Seau had died at his home in San Diego, as the result of a gunshot wound to the chest. As a kid, I watched Seau terrorize Raider QBs and RBs on many occasions on his way to multiple Pro Bowl appearances. When news finally…

The Dangers of Indifference
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The Dangers of Indifference

November 19 was one of my best days at HBS. We had two case protagonists in my section – one resurrected the Swiss watch industry and the other developed profitable business models to fix global environmental problems. Everyone seemed to have at least skimmed the cases. The combination yielded engaging discussions on important questions like…

Leveling the Playing Field: Lower the Cost of Pursuing an MBA
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Leveling the Playing Field: Lower the Cost of Pursuing an MBA

With acceptance rates at top MBA programs ranging from 7% to 20% and recent studies showing that over 50% of MBA applicants use an MBA consultant, the cost for competing begins early in the MBA pursuit process and has steepened dramatically. This advice comes at a steep price, though: the average hourly rate for admissions…

Alumni Career Advice & Perspectives: Asha Haji, EF Education First
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Alumni Career Advice & Perspectives: Asha Haji, EF Education First

The Harbus Chief Operating Officer, Natasha Larsen, spoke with HBS aluma, Asha Haji, about EF Education First, how it fits into the social enterprise world, and advice to those interested in the space. The Harbus: Tell us about your industry Asha Haji: For starters, I wouldn’t call social enterprise an industry; rather it’s a space…

ONAIZAH PANHWAR & THE HBS PENSIEVE: What is your superpower?
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ONAIZAH PANHWAR & THE HBS PENSIEVE: What is your superpower?

By Christine Kang, WSA Director of Content As is tradition, in the HBS Pensieve we ask modest HBS students: what is your superpower? And while they answer, we draw out their incredible stories of perseverance, achievement, and leadership. This week we welcome Onaizah Panhwar (New Section I) to the Pensieve. It was a privilege to…

Alumni Career Advice & Perspectives: Katy George, Director at McKinsey
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Alumni Career Advice & Perspectives: Katy George, Director at McKinsey

The Harbus Chief Operating Officer, Natasha Larsen, spoke with HBS PhD aluma, Katy George, about her path to McKinsey, experiences there, and advice to would-be consultants. The Harbus: What was your path from HBS to your current position? KG: I came to Harvard to do a Ph.D. in Business Economics and fell in love with the Technology…

LET’S MAKE THE BIGGEST DAMN DIFFERENCE!
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LET’S MAKE THE BIGGEST DAMN DIFFERENCE!

HBS alumni-elders Delmor Markoff (MBA ’39), Joan Mokray and Roger Shamel (both MBA ’74), offer thoughts on what they describe as “the challenge of the century,” urging Harvard Business School to lead a first-of-its-kind, University-wide, outreach to alumni, asking them to help solve climate change problems and capitalize on climate change opportunities.   Change creates…

Kevin Sharer: Beware the Press
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Kevin Sharer: Beware the Press

HBS Professor Kevin Sharer, former CEO of Amgen, shares his insights on how to approach and handle the press. Sometime in your career and perhaps much earlier than you now imagine, you will find yourself working with the press or being a subject of press interest. This possibility may conjure pleasant thoughts of personal or…

850 people come together to raise $15k for charity with annual RLGC fashion show
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850 people come together to raise $15k for charity with annual RLGC fashion show

Regular contributor Emily Dohse reports on the the eighth annual Retail & Luxury Goods Club Harvard Business School Charity Fashion Show. If you’re currently an RC, you may be panicking about how many 3s you’ll get this semester (probably one, someone has to get them).  If you’re an EC, you’re definitely panicking about riding into the…

MBA Recruiting Insights from Sydney Kardashian West
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MBA Recruiting Insights from Sydney Kardashian West

  Steve Hind, Harbus Editor-in-Chief As the HBS community takes on recruiting season, Sydney Kardashian West, son of Harbus CEO/Editor-in-Chief, Steve Hind (MBA ‘16), and his fiancé, Steph Stojanovic, shares his insights from a one-on-one session with his HBS career coach. Determined to choose the right career trajectory, Sydney was asked the following questions in…

The first six months of building a startup while at HBS: A reflection
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The first six months of building a startup while at HBS: A reflection

For the past 6 months, HBS EC student Tess Brooks has been building Confi (confi.co), an online community for young women seeking advice on health topics that can be uncomfortable to talk about (OB/GYN, sexual health, mental health, communication, etc.). Here, Tess reflects on her experience as a first-time founder, working full-time on her startup…

A Memo to VW’s CEO, Dr. Müller
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A Memo to VW’s CEO, Dr. Müller

Professor Kevin Sharer, former CEO of Amgen, has some advice for leaders who find themselves charged with investigating and cleaning up a catastrophe. It has happened again. For the at least fifth time in fifteen years another enormous, preventable, and egregious transgression has been purposefully or carelessly committed by a previously respected company. It will…

Alumni Recruiting Advice: L.E.K. Consulting with Gil Moran (HBS ’08)
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Alumni Recruiting Advice: L.E.K. Consulting with Gil Moran (HBS ’08)

  The Harbus was lucky enough to sit down with Harvard Business School Alum Gil Moran (MBA ‘08), Principal at L.E.K. Consulting, and asked him about the management consulting industry, L.E.K.’s unique culture, and what he looks for in a successful applicant during the recruitment process. —————————————————————–   Megan Fairbank: Tell us one thing about…

Q&A with Lori van Dam, Interim CEO for Susan G. Komen Massachusetts®
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Q&A with Lori van Dam, Interim CEO for Susan G. Komen Massachusetts®

In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, HBS Partner & Harbus CMO, Megan Fairbank, sat down with Lori van Dam, Susan G. Komen Massachusetts® Interim CEO, to talk about the organization’s work, developments, and how the Harvard Business School & greater Boston communities can get involved in such an important cause. Megan Fairbank: What…

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