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HBS Movember Campaign Raises a Record $22k
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HBS Movember Campaign Raises a Record $22k

Matt Simpson (RC) reports on a successful Movember at HBS, and brings you the 10 best mos from NG, who raised $14k. If you’ve had your eyes open throughout the last month, you probably noticed that HBS was looking a little, well, hairier. HBS organized its biggest Movember campaign to-date. If you’ve been living under…

LET’S MAKE THE BIGGEST DAMN DIFFERENCE!
Alumni, Culture, Current Events, HomePost, News, Outside the Bubble, Print Edition

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…

A Global Campus Grieves
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A Global Campus Grieves

The papers this morning are full of the words of terror. Screaming sirens, police, tragedy, slaughter. The world is reeling from yet another horrifying terrorist attack. At approximately 9:45 PM on Friday November 13th, several coordinated attacks shocked Paris. 1500 soldiers were called to help secure the city and the borders were closed. Any news…

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 Fashion & Apparel Recruiting Advice with ‘Adore Me’ Founder & CEO
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Alumni Fashion & Apparel Recruiting Advice with ‘Adore Me’ Founder & CEO

The Harbus had the opportunity to sit down with HBS Alum Morgan Hermand-Waiche (MBA ‘10), Founder & CEO of apparel company Adore Me, and asked him to share his thoughts on the fashion industry, how he differentiates himself from competitors, and what he looks for in a successful applicant during his own recruitment process. Megan…

Uber’s Keys to Success: Harvard Experts Share Their Views on the $50B Company and Its Market
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Uber’s Keys to Success: Harvard Experts Share Their Views on the $50B Company and Its Market

By Philip Levinson, Harvard Kennedy School Alum & Learn Capital Venture Advisor We have a Love-Hate relationship with Uber. Love them? The headline of a recent Fast Company cover story on the company: “Admit It. You Love Uber.” Hate them? A recent Brookings Institute column is entitled “Is Uber a threat to democracy?” Another article features…

Commit to Start
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Commit to Start

As explained below, a group of EC students have together launched an initiative whereby their graduating classmates can create tangible goals for making a difference after their graduation. In this letter to the editor, EC Wyatt Smith (HBS ’15) discusses the program, called Commit to Start. [stag_dropcap font_size=”50px” style=”normal”]I[/stag_dropcap]t’s not always easy to envision the…

EXCLUSIVE: The Harbus Essay Book
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EXCLUSIVE: The Harbus Essay Book

[stag_dropcap font_size=”50px” style=”normal”]W[/stag_dropcap]e’re very excited about The Harbus’ unique Essay e-book, a collection of some of the most interesting and diverse essays written by students admitted to Harvard Business School. Whether you are a business school applicant or someone who is simply fascinated by riveting stories, each of the 23 essays in this book is gripping. Collectively,…

After final pitches from candidates, voting starts in SA Co-President election
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After final pitches from candidates, voting starts in SA Co-President election

Voting is now open in the race to be Co-Presidents of the HBS Students Association for 2015-16. Students can vote here. The two tickets of candidates, Aziz Albahar & Lynn ElHarake, and Anya Hayden & Brad Minkow, ended two weeks of campaigning with final pitches to RC classes yesterday over lunch. The largest struggle students…

Race for SA Co-Presidency Underway
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Race for SA Co-Presidency Underway

[stag_dropcap font_size=”50px” style=”normal”]T[/stag_dropcap]he race to find out who will be the Co-Presidents of the Students Association for 2015-16 started February 3, when interested candidates indicated their interest in running. The candidate list will be confirmed by February 5 and campaigning will begin February 9. Once candidates are announced, they will have two weeks to campaign…

The Harbus survey says HBS MBA program more Walgreens than Apple
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The Harbus survey says HBS MBA program more Walgreens than Apple

[stag_dropcap font_size=”50px” style=”normal”]A[/stag_dropcap] survey of over 100 students conducted by The Harbus reveals the HBS MBA program has a net promoter score (NPS) of 41, with 51% of students considering themselves extremely likely to recommend it to a friend or colleague. This makes the HBS MBA about as popular as well known, respected brands like drug…

We are all Charlie
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We are all Charlie

By Arnaud Favry (RC) The terrorist attack against the magazine Charlie Hebdo on January seventh rightfully brings shock, consternation and indignation, much as did recent atrocities in Sydney, in Pakistan, and in too many other places. This was not just an attack against journalists, Parisians or French people. France’s laws on laicity, which ostracize religion…

John S. Watson’s “Enabling the Energy Economy”
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John S. Watson’s “Enabling the Energy Economy”

By John S. Watson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Chevron Corporation The Harbus got in touch with Chevron’s Chairman and CEO, John S. Watson, who has shared his thoughts on the future of global energy and the role it should play in the world’s economic growth.   One of the greatest challenges facing the world today…

FEAR, ANGER AND MAKING SENSE OF TERROR
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FEAR, ANGER AND MAKING SENSE OF TERROR

By Tewfik Cassis, EC This article originally appeared in OpedSpace on 12/4/14 and is written by their co-founder and columnist, Tewfik Cassis. The Harbus News Corporation has a content-sharing agreement with OpedSpace. Yesterday, as I skimmed through my Facebook news feed, I came across an article in the Financial Times about the death, in Iraq, of an Egyptian ISIS fighter…

Finalists Announced in Harvard Business School/Harvard Medical School Health Acceleration Challenge
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Finalists Announced in Harvard Business School/Harvard Medical School Health Acceleration Challenge

*This post originally appeared on The HBS News Release, written by Jim Aisner & Christian Camerota. BOSTON—The Forum on Health Care Innovation, a collaboration between Harvard Business School (HBS) and Harvard Medical School (HMS), announced today the four finalists in its Health Acceleration Challenge, which focuses on taking compelling, already-implemented health care solutions and helping them…

Team of Harvard RCs Wins Interactive Launch Competition at NYU
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Team of Harvard RCs Wins Interactive Launch Competition at NYU

By Jeff Zeller, RC A team of RCs recently traveled to New York City to compete in this year’s Interactive Launch Competition, a case competition sponsored by members and companies within the cable industry.  Dani Haber (Section G), along with Jeff Zeller, Mishal Desai and James Francis (Section B) beat out teams from top business…

Student Association Budget
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Student Association Budget

Seeking greater transparency, SA releases its first annual report, showing $10 revenue in student dues for every $1 in corporate sponsorship. Steve Hind, Managing Editor, looks at the recently released first ever HBS Students Association Annual Report In a move aimed at greater transparency, the HBS Students Association, for the first time in recent memory,…

Are we on the verge of a Middle-Eastern Silicon Valley?
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Are we on the verge of a Middle-Eastern Silicon Valley?

By Steve Hind & Nabil Mohamed The Harvard Arab Weekend gets Interesting. You may have noticed a large number of foreigners walking around campus two weekends ago, making their way to panels in Aldrich or receptions in Spangler. As it turns out, that was the Harvard Arab Weekend (HAW). And it’s quite a big deal….

Inside the Mind of a Venture Capitalist
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Inside the Mind of a Venture Capitalist

By Vyacheslav Polonski Doctoral student Vyacheslav Polonski (@slavacm) shares some Insights into the investment philosophy of Simon Rothman, Partner at Greylock, following Simon’s talk on campus this term. Building a startup that has the potential to disrupt the system isn’t easy. Investing in such a startup can be even harder. The renowned investor and entrepreneur Simon Rothman visited Harvard Business…

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