Alumni

Is Rugby Related to Sumo?
Alumni, Club Corner

Is Rugby Related to Sumo?

Michael Rush (MBA ’72) recounts the early history of HBS rugby and the alumni’s recent “Japan Trek” for the World Rugby Cup. The HBS rugby tradition was founded in 1963 through the organization of an intrepid Scot, Jim Johnstone (MBA ’65). Various tours to the Bahamas and other island venues during the 1970s instilled an…

Social Theory at HBS: McGinnis’ Two FOs
Alumni

Social Theory at HBS: McGinnis’ Two FOs

Patrick McGinnis (MBA ’04), writing just before his graduation in 2004, defined FOMO for the HBS campus—and the world. [Editor’s note: To complement this month’s article by Michael Deliakis, we are delighted to reprint the piece that began it all. McGinnis published this article in the Harbus in May 2004. Although some of the Harvard…

Trump, Leadership, and the Problem with Harvard Business School: An Interview with Larry Summers
Alumni, Featured, Features, Interview

Trump, Leadership, and the Problem with Harvard Business School: An Interview with Larry Summers

Our interview with Larry Summers has not quite started according to plan. Half an hour after we are scheduled to meet in Klarman Hall, where Larry is speaking at a conference marking the 10th anniversary of the global financial crisis, he is still deep in conversation with an attendee while your interviewers hover awkwardly in…

2,300 Alumni and Guests Return to HBS For Fall Reunion
Alumni

2,300 Alumni and Guests Return to HBS For Fall Reunion

Over 2,300 alumni and guests returned to campus on October 11th for HBS’ annual fall celebration of 25th through 45th reunions. Reunion activities ranged from faculty presentations and alumni- and faculty-led case discussions to 7:30 am soccer matches (for the lucky members of the Class of 1993!) and perennial favorites, Friday night section parties and…

King of the Castle
Alumni, Featured, Features, Interview

King of the Castle

Interview with Alan Horn (MBA ’71), Chairman of The Walt Disney Studios Alan Horn (HBS ’71) may be the humblest man in Hollywood. This might not be what you’d expect from one of the most influential figures in the film and television industry, and one of the individuals responsible for shaping much of what we’ve watched…

Where’s the Leadership?
Alumni, Environment, Opinion

Where’s the Leadership?

Where’s the leadership regarding HBS, business leadership, and climate change? Please consider the quotes on the facing page, many of which will be recognizable, and all understandable, to the Harvard community. Surely the statements by President Faust and Dean Nohria can only be considered sincere, and can only be fulfilled, if the School takes a…

Memoirs of an EC
Alumni, Campus News, Culture, On Campus, Opinion

Memoirs of an EC

Sasha Pang’s Three Most Important Lessons From Business School Have Nothing To Do With Business In August 2015, my husband and I packed ourselves and our beloved cockapoo into our SUV, and drove from San Francisco to Boston. As we made our way across the country, I looked forward with anticipation to the challenge and…

The future of payments: A conversation with Hassan Ahmed of Venmo
Alumni, Finance

The future of payments: A conversation with Hassan Ahmed of Venmo

Samar Sikka discusses the origins of Venmo, scaling fast-growing startups, and business strategy with Hassan Ahmed, HBS ’11, Business Operations Manager at Venmo. Venmo – the one app you will find across every student’s phone at the Harvard Business School. Just as Facebook has forever changed the way we share and interact with the world, Venmo…

Young Alums of HBSCNY
Alumni, Blogs

Young Alums of HBSCNY

Did you know the Harvard Business School Club of NY (HBSCNY) is the largest HBS Club in the world with more than 1,300 active members? Plus, as a graduation gift, HBSCNY gives a free one-year membership to recent graduates (currently Class of 2016).  Here are three HBS Alumni that have found success in the Big…

Executive Search: Finding the Needle in the Haystack: An interview with Jim Searing, HBS ’79; Founder, Lochlin Partners
Alumni, Industry Insights, Print Edition

Executive Search: Finding the Needle in the Haystack: An interview with Jim Searing, HBS ’79; Founder, Lochlin Partners

“It is like looking for a needle in a haystack” describes Jim Searing with a mild chuckle, when asked to describe the executive search business. The founder and retired CEO of Lochlin Partners, a top notch executive search firm, has spent an impressive 32 years in the “head-hunting” industry. A Marine Corps veteran, he graduated…

Disrupting the engagement ring industry: the hbs alum taking on cartier and tiffany
Alumni, Bloggers, Industry Insights

Disrupting the engagement ring industry: the hbs alum taking on cartier and tiffany

The idea: A luxury jewelry start-up that disrupts the engagement ring industry by creating a unique ring for every client.  Designed from scratch, manufactured, and sold only for that single proposal, it tells a couple’s personal love story. The start-up will compete with Tiffany, Harry Winston, Cartier – hallowed names of the jewelry industry that…

Sapphire Ventures’ Quiet Approach Speaks Volumes with HBS Alums
Alumni, Entrepreneurship, HomePost, Industry Insights, Print Edition, Venture Capital

Sapphire Ventures’ Quiet Approach Speaks Volumes with HBS Alums

Ask any current HBS student with a background or interest in venture capital this simple question: “What is the best-performing venture capital fund in the world?” Likely answers include Sequoia, Accel, NEA, Greylock or Andreessen Horowitz – each a smart pick. Yet, a quick look at CB Insights’ list of the top VC funds with…

Put your data analysis skills to the test – take part in the Datathon for Diabetes
Alumni, Culture, Current Events, Events, Health, News, Outside the Bubble, Publishing Partner

Put your data analysis skills to the test – take part in the Datathon for Diabetes

Diabetes is a global pandemic. Characterized by chronic high blood glucose levels (hyperglycemia) due to the body’s failure to produce enough insulin, diabetes affects over 9% of the population in the US alone, and of those people, approximately 25% are undiagnosed.  More alarmingly so, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) estimates that 415 million people have…

A Path Less Traveled: HBS Graduate Runs for Mayor of Baltimore
Alumni, News, Outside the Bubble, Print Edition

A Path Less Traveled: HBS Graduate Runs for Mayor of Baltimore

According to Harvard Business School’s recruiting statistics, the most sought out industries by HBS graduates are financial services and consulting, together consistently drawing in over half of the school’s graduating classes. The class of 2015 statistics support that narrative, with 31% of graduates entering financial services and 24% joining a consulting firm. Contrast that with…

Harvard Business School Club of New York: Congratulations, Class of 2016!
Alumni, HomePost, Print Edition, Publishing Partner

Harvard Business School Club of New York: Congratulations, Class of 2016!

After you graduate from HBS, your connection with the school should not be limited to reunions every five years.  Several major cities have alumni clubs, the largest of which is The Harvard Business School Club of New York (“HBSCNY”).  HBSCNY is a unique, powerful platform connecting the leadership and management expertise of Harvard Business School…

Take it From the Guy who Created FOMO: One Job is not Enough
Alumni, Entrepreneurship, Outside the Bubble, Print Edition

Take it From the Guy who Created FOMO: One Job is not Enough

With graduation fast approaching, it’s natural to feel apprehensive about finding a job that will be both interesting and fulfilling. Even if you manage to find a position that meets your wildest expectations, how do you know that your initial excitement will last? According to Forbes Magazine, a recent survey by the Conference Board indicates…

Longevity 101: Harvard  Business School’s Oldest Alumnus Shares Secrets of Success
Alumni, Culture, HomePost, Print Edition

Longevity 101: Harvard Business School’s Oldest Alumnus Shares Secrets of Success

F. Gorham Brigham, Jr. (Harvard College 1937, HBS 1939), retired Senior Vice President of Commercial Lending, Citizens Bank of Massachusetts, turned 101 on January 14th, adding another milestone to his distinction as HBS’ oldest alumnus.  Following graduation from HBS, Mr. Brigham began his career at Price Waterhouse before being called to active military duty, and…

Leveling the Playing Field: Lower the Cost of Pursuing an MBA
Admissions Advice, Alumni, Entrepreneurship, HomePost, Publishing Partner, Recruiting

Leveling the Playing Field: Lower the Cost of Pursuing an MBA

With acceptance rates at top MBA programs ranging from 7% to 20% and recent studies showing that over 50% of MBA applicants use an MBA consultant, the cost for competing begins early in the MBA pursuit process and has steepened dramatically. This advice comes at a steep price, though: the average hourly rate for admissions…

Alumni Career Advice & Perspectives: Asha Haji, EF Education First
Alumni, HomePost, Industry Insights, Print Edition, Recruiting

Alumni Career Advice & Perspectives: Asha Haji, EF Education First

The Harbus Chief Operating Officer, Natasha Larsen, spoke with HBS aluma, Asha Haji, about EF Education First, how it fits into the social enterprise world, and advice to those interested in the space. The Harbus: Tell us about your industry Asha Haji: For starters, I wouldn’t call social enterprise an industry; rather it’s a space…

Alumni Career Advice & Perspectives: Katy George, Director at McKinsey
Alumni, HomePost, Industry Insights, Print Edition, Recruiting

Alumni Career Advice & Perspectives: Katy George, Director at McKinsey

The Harbus Chief Operating Officer, Natasha Larsen, spoke with HBS PhD aluma, Katy George, about her path to McKinsey, experiences there, and advice to would-be consultants. The Harbus: What was your path from HBS to your current position? KG: I came to Harvard to do a Ph.D. in Business Economics and fell in love with the Technology…

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…

Alumni Recruiting Advice: L.E.K. Consulting with Gil Moran (HBS ’08)
Alumni, HomePost, Industry Insights, Print Edition, Recruiting

Alumni Recruiting Advice: L.E.K. Consulting with Gil Moran (HBS ’08)

  The Harbus was lucky enough to sit down with Harvard Business School Alum Gil Moran (MBA ‘08), Principal at L.E.K. Consulting, and asked him about the management consulting industry, L.E.K.’s unique culture, and what he looks for in a successful applicant during the recruitment process. —————————————————————–   Megan Fairbank: Tell us one thing about…

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