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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
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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…

EC COURSES THAT OVER-INDEX MALE OR FEMALE RAISE EYEBROWS AND QUESTIONS ABOUT GENDER AT HBS
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EC COURSES THAT OVER-INDEX MALE OR FEMALE RAISE EYEBROWS AND QUESTIONS ABOUT GENDER AT HBS

When second year HBS students (ECs) returned to class this year, they found themselves in a learning environment that differed from the first year in an unexpected way: some courses had significantly more women than the class as a whole, and some had significantly less. After a RC (first) year characterized by careful management by…

CODE Corner: Robots, Artificial Intelligence, and Product Management Summer Internships
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CODE Corner: Robots, Artificial Intelligence, and Product Management Summer Internships

CODE Corner: Profiling HBS students and their side projects every month. This month: Bansi Shah (HBS ’17, Section A) shares on Robots, Artificial Intelligence, and Product Management Internships for the summer. Anshul Bhagi: Why did you study Computer Science? Bansi Shah: I always wanted to be a power ranger, but given the limited job prospects…

Winning Sustainably: Harvard Students Make Top Ten Finalists in Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge
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Winning Sustainably: Harvard Students Make Top Ten Finalists in Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge

Every year, Morgan Stanley runs the Sustainable Investing Challenge, which gives students a platform to create sustainable and profitable solutions to varying world problems. The organization’s study defines sustainable investing as “the practice of making investments in companies or investments which aim to achieve market-rate financial returns while pursuing positive social and/or environmental impact.” This…

The Freedom and Chains of Generation Y
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The Freedom and Chains of Generation Y

When season one of Master of None was released on Netflix this past November, it quickly piqued the interest of many young adults in their 20s and 30s. I, like my peers, was drawn in by Aziz Ansari’s relatable character; a 30 year old living in New York, processing through his very real professional and…

The Next 25 Years: 25th Annual Dynamic Women in Business Conference
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The Next 25 Years: 25th Annual Dynamic Women in Business Conference

As a first-time attendee of the WSA Dynamic Women in Business conference, I was blown away by the conference committee’s ability to organize and seamlessly execute a conference of this magnitude on campus.  The day overflowed with enthusiasm, inspiration and passion for the future, and there was often standing room only with a sold out…

From Consultant to Comedian: An Interview with Papa CJ
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From Consultant to Comedian: An Interview with Papa CJ

Papa CJ is a renowned stand-up comedian who has performed over 2000 shows across five continents in prestigious venues like Broadway and SOHO and on TV channels like BBC, NBC, and Comedy Central. Forbes Magazine called him “the global face of Indian stand-up” and Toastmaster International called him one of the most influential comedians around…

Harvard Business School Elects First Female Co-Presidents
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Harvard Business School Elects First Female Co-Presidents

A word from our Co-Presidents: “It is a real privilege to serve as your HBS SA Co-Presidents. With this privilege comes real responsibility. We are responsible for representing HBS as effectively as possible, both on-campus and outside our community. We are responsible for rolling up our sleeves and working as hard as we can for…

Reinventing Retail – The 12th Annual Retail & Luxury Goods Conference
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Reinventing Retail – The 12th Annual Retail & Luxury Goods Conference

Does anyone remember going to the mall with friends “just because” and searching for treasures that you didn’t need?  I certainly remember doing that, but my memory looks through a filter that contains knowledge of online shopping and drone delivery, and I’m conflicted for my high school self who spent entire afternoons searching through racks…

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…

You Could be the Warren Buffett of Social Investing
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You Could be the Warren Buffett of Social Investing

Eric Gastfriend (MBA ’15) is the co-Founder of Harvard University Effective Altruism Student Group. He explains why now is the time to pay attention to effective giving. Suppose I told you about an investment that would easily generate a 60x return in a few years with very little risk.  And then I tell you that some of…

YOUR GUIDE TO EXAM STRESS
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YOUR GUIDE TO EXAM STRESS

By Maureen Walker –Director of MBA Student and Academic Services. [stag_dropcap font_size=”50px” style=”normal”]L[/stag_dropcap]et’s face it: it’s a rare person who really looks forward to spending 4.5 hours crafting a compelling, evidence-based, word-limited argument about a somewhat random, never- seen-before case. Maybe once in a rare while, a person comes along who just loves taking tests….

White Ribbon Day
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White Ribbon Day

Beth Kozick, Associate Director for Student and Academic Services, shares the history of White Ribbon Day, and how HBS students can pledge to help stop violence against women. [stag_dropcap font_size=”50px” style=”normal”]A[/stag_dropcap]ccording to a 2013 global review of available data, conducted by UN Women, 35% of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner…

Large turnout elects Anya and Brad as SA Co-Presidents by an undisclosed margin
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Large turnout elects Anya and Brad as SA Co-Presidents by an undisclosed margin

Nearly 80% of RC students voted yesterday to elect Anya Hayden and Brad Minkow as the Co-Presidents of the HBS Students Association for 2015-16, but their margin of victory was not disclosed in, in line with what organizers called a ‘standard process’. Anya and Brad were victorious over Aziz Albahar and Lynn ElHarake in a campaign…

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…

Kevin Sharer: Self-Inflicted Wounds
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Kevin Sharer: Self-Inflicted Wounds

Former Amgen CEO Professor Kevin Sharer discusses why high performing people succumb to self-inflicted wounds, and how they can avoid them, or at least minimize the damage they cause. [stag_dropcap font_size=”50px” style=”normal”]P[/stag_dropcap]resident Clinton is reported to have said that in life all the biggest wounds are self-inflicted. The American news this week is overflowing with…

Exclusive: Your Candidates for SA Co-President Share Their Vision
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Exclusive: Your Candidates for SA Co-President Share Their Vision

[stag_dropcap font_size=”50px” style=”normal”]W[/stag_dropcap]ith the campaign period for the election of the next Co-Presidents of the SA upon us, The Harbus spoke with the two tickets of candidates, Lynn ElHarake & Aziz Albahar, and Anya Hayden & Brad Minkow. We asked them the same handful of questions, with word limits to ensure an equal voice. Our…

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 Guide to Second Semester RC Classes
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The Harbus Guide to Second Semester RC Classes

Editor in Chief and EC Nabil Mohamed provides an unofficial guide to this semester’s RC classes. [stag_dropcap font_size=”50px” style=”normal”]C[/stag_dropcap]ongratulations to all the RCs out there. You made it past the “newbie” phase of being here, and now you’re just…here. First semester classes, for better or for worse, probably took you by surprise. But how about…

Kevin Sharer’s “I Can’t Believe It Works!”
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Kevin Sharer’s “I Can’t Believe It Works!”

Former Amgen CEO and HBS Professor Kevin Sharer shares his insights on lessons learned at HBS. [stag_dropcap font_size=”50px” style=”normal”]T[/stag_dropcap]he HBS class of 2014  is now scattered around the world, with a large contingent in San Francisco. On a rainy mid-December night six former classmates gathered in a downtown restaurant to catch up, celebrate, and reflect. Three women…

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