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A Conversation with Professor Jan Rivkin
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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…

Class of 2018’s Most Eligible Bachelors
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Class of 2018’s Most Eligible Bachelors

Harvard Business School’s Most Eligible Bachelors 2017-2018 Matt Stansky, Section H What do you think is the most romantic spot on campus? Weeks footbridge at sunset, a quiet table for two in Baker, or the Shad basketball courts, it’s not where, but with whom, so wherever you are is where I want to be. What…

Personal Finances: What’s the right cell phone for MBAs?
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Personal Finances: What’s the right cell phone for MBAs?

Why a Mobile Virtual Network Operator could save you several hundred dollars a year Are you overpaying for your cell-phone plan due to inertia to switch providers? A recent consumer reports survey by ConsumerReports.org found that customers had been with their existing provider for an average of eight years, and more than half of consumers…

What Are the Elites To Do
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What Are the Elites To Do

You may wonder why this subject has anything to do with you as you work hard at school, try to find a job, and balance a hopefully fulfilling and busy personal life with everything else that is going on. For most of you, let’s not even talk about your current balance sheet and cash flows….

From Downing Street to Harvard Business School: Former British Cabinet Minister Tessa Jowell DBE, reflects on her experiences at HBS
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From Downing Street to Harvard Business School: Former British Cabinet Minister Tessa Jowell DBE, reflects on her experiences at HBS

  At the end of President Donald Trump’s first week in the White House, Deputy-Editor-in-Chief Pippa Lamb caught up with British politician the Baroness Tessa Jowell of Brixton DBE, former British Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Minister for the London 2012 Olympics, and cabinet minister under both the Blair and Brown governments…

HBS students co-organize climate security rally
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HBS students co-organize climate security rally

By Ali Rahman and Daniel Gastfriend More than 130 students from Boston-area schools, including Harvard Business School, gathered in Harvard Yard on Friday Nov. 18 to protest president-elect Donald Trump’s recent appointment of climate skeptic Myron Ebell to his Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Transition Team. A collection of students, including HBS RCs, organized the protest…

Student Loan Refinancing
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Student Loan Refinancing

From The Harvard University Employees Credit Union What Is Student Loan Refinancing? 6 Fundamentals Everyone Should Know If student loans are making you feel overwhelmed, you’re not alone. An estimated 44 million graduates across America owe a combined $1.3 trillion in student loans, and the average 2016 graduate will leave school with $37,172 in debt….

The Politics of Free Speech
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The Politics of Free Speech

A group of friends sits safely in an apartment overlooking The Charles river. It’s a week until one of the most divisive elections in US history. The HBS MBA students are from all over the world, different ethnicities, different nationalities and backgrounds. The discussion that follows is illuminating. The candidates and their statements are hotly…

What Might Have Been: First 100 days of Hillary
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What Might Have Been: First 100 days of Hillary

After the election results are finalized and the Champagne bottles are recycled, the Clinton campaign’s transition team will accelerate immediately. Every donor, public official, political thinker, and surrogate will be jockeying for senior positions, and favors will start being called in. But awaiting our next president is a divided American electorate whose collective trust in…

The Trump Card
Controversy, News, On Campus, Politics

The Trump Card

HBS Students React to Shock Election Result As the world reels from the shocking result of the US 2016 Presidential Election, HBS students have written to The Harbus with their reflections. The mood on campus this morning is somber and perplexed, no one expected this. Sitting in class on Monday morning only three people raised…

A Teachable Moment
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A Teachable Moment

Every once in a while something happens in the business world that compels us to stop, take notice, reflect, and learn. Enron’s collapse, the financial crisis, the VW diesel emission scandal, and BP’s Macondo oil well explosion come to mind. The Wells Fargo reputation implosion unfolding now is another example, and it is full of…

How to Rule Like a Woman
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How to Rule Like a Woman

If there is one rule to rule like a woman, it is that there is none. Stateswomen around the world have shattered the glass ceiling in more ways, where both an Iron hand and a nurturing approach have been effective. The term “stateswoman” entered popular press lexicon in 1960 when Sirimavo Bandaranaike became the Prime…

Trump, Brexit and Political Overhaul
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Trump, Brexit and Political Overhaul

    It’s about time we build Government-as-a-Service Can we just take a minute to talk about what happened this summer? I was surprised (and disappointed) when Britain voted to leave the European Union. How could more than 17 million people decide to take the risk of quitting the world’s largest common market, potentially compromising…

Brexit – A Geopolitical Perspective
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Brexit – A Geopolitical Perspective

The nail in the coffin for “Great” Britain? On June 23rd, the British people will vote in a national referendum and will answer the following question; “Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave?” Whilst a seemingly straightforward question, if the British people vote through simple majority to exit the EU (dubbed…

How to Expedite the Garland Nomination
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How to Expedite the Garland Nomination

Since President Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland for the Supreme Court on March 16th to fill the seat left by the sudden death of Antonin Scalia, Republican legislators have summarily refused to consider the nominee.  Unprecedentedly, they have said that the current president should not fill the Supreme Court vacancy, but that the decision should…

The Breakfast Club
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The Breakfast Club

Eight Students Sit Down with Dean Nohria to Discuss HBS’s Place in the World One of the most powerful men in the business world doesn’t work in the private sector. His name is Nitin Nohria, and as Dean of one of most powerful institutions in the capitalist ecosystem, his stewardship affects hundreds directly as students…

Ratings Reveal Outgoing ECs’ Favorite Courses
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Ratings Reveal Outgoing ECs’ Favorite Courses

The Harbus recently asked HBS’s class of 2016 to rate their second year courses and share their favorite instructors. We will continue to collect responses and will publish final results before the class of 2017 completes final course registration. Favorite Instructors Responding students cited a wide range of HBS faculty as their favorites—30 earned accolades,…

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