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Lessons on Empowerment
Featured, Features, Interview, News, Women, WSA

Lessons on Empowerment

WSA CONFERENCE & THE 2016 U.S. PRESIDENTIAL RACE SERIES: INTERVIEW WITH HEIDI CRUZ Editor-in-Chief Pippa Lamb caught up with the closing keynote speaker of this year’s WSA conference, Heidi Cruz (HBS ’00) to discuss her views on empowerment, a career on Wall Street, working for President George W. Bush, and her time on the 2016…

A Conversation with Professor Jan Rivkin
Campus News, Interview, News

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…

New Student Association Presidents Elected 2017-2018
Campus News, Featured, News, On Campus

New Student Association Presidents Elected 2017-2018

Kevin Ferguson (MBA ’18) and Angelica Castellanos (MBA ’18) have been elected as the Harvard Business School Student Association Co-Presidents for 2017-2018. The co-presidency, elected by the RC year, begins after spring break. Kevin and Angelica began their campaign by distributing Dum Dums lollipops across all ten RC classrooms, along with a small card containing…

Class of 2018’s Most Eligible Bachelors
Humor, News, On Campus

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
General Management, Kevin Sharer, News

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…

HBS to DBS: Larry Culp’s General Management Journey
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HBS to DBS: Larry Culp’s General Management Journey

“If you were the CEO of an airline, could you be as engaging with the baggage handlers as you are in the boardroom?” – Larry Culp The case method, which is used across all HBS classes, places students in the tough position of the decision maker. Often operating from the perspective of the CEO, students challenge…

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…

Missed Connections Near 02163
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Missed Connections Near 02163

I saw you in an Aldrich alcove (south side, bottom floor) drinking Peet’s Coffee at 5:30AM last Monday morning. Not many people are up that early. You must’ve been saving the spot for your discussion group. I knew you were a thoughtful soul. I popped by and asked if I could sit down. You said…

Trump, Brexit and Political Overhaul: It’s about time we build Government-as-a-Service
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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 their own future? Having lived and studied…

To Buy or Not to Buy a Section Fleece
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To Buy or Not to Buy a Section Fleece

A month into your first year at HBS, you will receive a note from the Student Association in all caps, prompting you to “Order your section fleece today” followed by an endless stream of exclamation points. This email will use all available marketing tactics we have been so well-taught in the Required Curriculum to suck…

Trump, Brexit and Political Overhaul
News, Opinion, Politics

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
Current Events, International, News, Opinion, Outside the Bubble, Print Edition

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…

HBO’s Silicon Valley: Lessons from the Writer’s Room on Leading Successful, Engaged Business Teams
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HBO’s Silicon Valley: Lessons from the Writer’s Room on Leading Successful, Engaged Business Teams

What could HBO’s Silicon Valley possibly teach you about running a venture? More than you might think. During a recent talk at the Harvard i-lab, Dan Lyons, author of the recent book Disrupted and a staff writer for the show, shared some behind the scenes insights on the process involved in setting a vision for…

The Breakfast Club
Campus News, Events, FIELD 3, HomePost, News, On Campus

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…

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…

A CEO’s Career: Interview with Ellen Kullman, former CEO of DuPont
Industry Insights, News, Opinion, Outside the Bubble, Recruiting

A CEO’s Career: Interview with Ellen Kullman, former CEO of DuPont

Many HBS students dream of breaking into the C-Suite, but how does one get there? Careers in general management are highly sought-after as they offer broad management training and preparation for senior roles. To learn more about this path, I sat down with Ellen Kullman, former CEO of DuPont and board member of General Motors….

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