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Personalized Medicine Sector

Many of the students at HBS are seeking jobs that provide a good mix of complexity, industry or professional impact, entrepreneurial activity, and rewards.  Often, the situations that we will find ourselves in while performing our jobs in the years to come will be two-sided problems.  There will be a customer need, a competitor challenge,…

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Should Management be a Profession?

“Yea” By Seke Ballard (OG), Section Representative I’d like to begin by saying that I tend to agree with the notion that business, in general, is impossible to professionalize (i.e., have it be governed by some body of standards/qualifications), namely because it’s difficult to codify norms in a practice as nebulous and dynamic as “business.”…

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Viewpoint: A Degree at a Crossroads

The MBA Oath is an opportunity to reassert the purpose of the business profession. By establishing a code of conduct that grounds the profession in a responsible value creation philosophy, my hope is that business leaders will move beyond their myopic focus on shareholder maximization. Analogous to the evolution of the legal and medical professions,…

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Depressed Student Contemplates Suicide

(Editor’s Note: Due to the sensitive nature of this article, the Harbus has allowed the author to remain anonymous. Pat Light, Director of MBA Support Services, has vouched for the authenticity of this article.) I almost took my life three times during my first year at HBS. And I was just as normal as you…

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Being Depressed at HBS

(Editor’s Note: This article first appeared in the Harbus several years ago. We are reprinting it this month because October is National Depression Screening Month. Due to the sensitive nature of this article, the Harbus has allowed the author to remain anonymous. Pat Light, Director of MBA Support Services, has vouched for the authenticity of…

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Beating The Winter Blues With Exercise

Exercise as an antidote to depression and anxiety is not a new concept. In the 18th century Scotland, doctors in mental hospitals prescribed heavy farm chores as “the best medicine” for their patients and documented marked improvements in mood and behavior. Now scientists are studying the link between exercise and mood changes at close range…

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Being Depressed at HBS

This article first appeared in the Harbus a few years ago. Due to the sensitive nature of this article, the Harbus has allowed the author to remain anonymous. Pat Light replica watches uk, Director of MBA Support Services, has vouched for the authenticity of this article. Depression and Seasonal Affective Disorder are common problems seen…

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Being Depressed at HBS

Editor’s Note: This article first appeared in the Harbus a few years ago. We are reprinting it this month because October is National Depression Screening Month. Due to the sensitive nature of this article, the Harbus has allowed the author to remain anonymous. Pat Light, Director of MBA Support Services, has vouched for the authenticity…

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Being Depressed at HBS

(Editor’s Note: This article first appeared in the Harbus a few years ago. We are reprinting it this month because October is National Depression Screening Month. Due to the sensitive nature of this article, the Harbus has allowed the author to remain anonymous. Pat Light, Director of MBA Program Support Services, has vouched for the…

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What on Earth is a "Natural Market Outcome"?

Last week I heard someone saying crazy things about markets-something like “blah blah blah…but that would be a distortion of the natural market outcome”. This is worth thinking about carefully since many people seem to believe in the existence of an unchanging and essential form of market result. The trouble is: that’s wrong. Think about…

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Life in the Life Sciences for HBS Women

Emily Levy (MBA ’84) was working in a research laboratory at Yale in the early 1980s when she heard about a business called Genentech that had just gone public. “I thought, ‘Wow, there’s this whole industry of science meets business.’ Maybe I could get into that if I knew the business part,” said Levy, who…

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They Said What

As the weather gets colder, job interview decisions come back, and final exams approach, we must all remember that laughter is the best medicine, and keep our ears open for entertaining comments around campus that we can share with others. Anyone who has something they would like to submit, please email [email protected] Professor Frances Frei…

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Being Depressed at HBS

Editor’s Note: This article first appeared in The Harbus a few years ago. We are reprinting it this month because October 10 is National Depression Screening Day. I almost took my life three times during my first year at HBS. And I was just as normal as you when I started here. I was really…

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HBS Experts Discuss Anthrax

The recent reports of Anthrax have raised many questions within the HBS community, like “What is Anthrax?” and “How does an enemy conduct biological warfare?” The Harbus, knowing expertise on every subject can be found at HBS, interviewed four students with knowledge in the areas of biological warfare and medicine. Former US Army counterintelligence officer…

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Being Depressed at HBS

(Editor’s Note: This article first appeared in the Harbus a few years ago. We are reprinting it this month because October is National Depression Screening Month. Due to the sensitive nature of this article, the Harbus has allowed the author to remain anonymous. Pat Light, Director of MBA Program Support Services, has vouched for the…

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From MD to VC

In the Harvard Business School Class of 2000, over 60% of the graduating physicians chose to become venture capitalists, either private or corporate. And even now as the public capital markets continue to slide, this popularity does not seem to be waning, prompting some observers to ask why. Certainly, one component of the appeal of…

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