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HBS in Love: Peacocking

Having trouble attracting the opposite sex? Maybe it’s your looks. Or more specifically, your “look.” The term “Peacocking” was popularized by Neil Strauss, author of modern bro-classic “The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists.” The basic premise is this: take an average looking dude, cover him in ridiculous clothing, throw him in a…

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Making The Mo’s of It

Double-takes. Stares. The occasional eye-brow raise. Such has been the life of over 100 HBS students who have taken HBS back in time and reinstituted a fallen institution to a central place in the campus identity: the mustache. These students aren’t simply retro hipsters trying to induce flashbacks in professors and alumni who were at…

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Raamin Noodles – The MBA Dress Code

By now, the HBS student body has finalized its sartorial transformation into the peculiar combination of waterproof boots and Burberry scarves that can only be described as “British peasant farmer couture”. As this transition takes place, it becomes clearer and clearer that despite the changing of the seasons and the passing of time, a unifying…

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And the SAMBA Award Goes to…

Congratulations to Stacie Smith (OJ) and Tara Hagan (OI) of the Class of 2014, recipients of the October SAMBA Award! Created through a partnership between the SA and MBA Program, SAMBA recognizes unsung students who have had an exceptional impact on the HBS community, improving morale and elevating the sense of community on and off…

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The Harbus to Host Q&A with Jodi Kantor

The Harbus, in conjunction with the HBS Entertainment & Media Club, will host an intimate Q&A session with Jodi Kantor. The session will give HBS students and faculty an opportunity to hear about the journalistic process underpinning Kantor’s articles, and to ask questions. Jodi Kantor is a columnist for The New York Times and author of…

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Owning the Problem: Pathway to Happiness

My hunch is that you have already found yourself in a difficult situation that left you angry, confused, frustrated, and maybe even deeply concerned for your own professional standing. It can also happen to us in our important personal relationships. Professional or personal is not the point. Being in a complex, troubling, and confusing high…

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Newest Members of the Women’s Student Association

“Because a man’s intuition is just as good [as a woman’s]” Thanks, Raamin Mostaghimi (OJ), for sharing why you’re a part of the new WSA Manbassadors Program. Christian Bjelland’s (OH) reason for joining is a bit more simple: “I like women.  My mum is one.”   During the recent inaugural meeting of the EC Manbassadors…

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October SAMBA Awards: Polls are Open!

October SAMBA Awards: Polls are Open! Have you witnessed an RC or EC demonstrate commendable leadership under strenuous or challenging circumstances? How about one who has gone above and beyond helping fellow students find internships or employment? Or a student who runs review sessions or coordinates other extracurricular academic-focused events to help a larger group? …

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Top Ten Ways to Stay Sane During RC Year

Top Ten Ways to Stay Sane During RC Year:   1)   Class Preparation:  The case-method is one of the most important traditions of the Harvard Business School experience, but mastering the art of the case method in class is challenging.  First off, overdress.  This gesture will increase your classmates’ perception of your intelligence regardless of…

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Individual Dressing Rooms: Excerpts from Michel Anteby’s new book, Manufacturing Morals

Individual Dressing Rooms: Excerpts from Michel Anteby’s new book, Manufacturing Morals “Along with meeting in teaching groups and sharing teaching plans, faculty members also prepare their sessions individually. Though choreographed and performed privately, these are School-specific routines in which much uniformity still prevails. Whether at home or at the School, time is always set aside…

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Fleeting Bliss in Beirut

‘Dream as if you’ll life forever, live as if you’ll die tomorrow’   Certainly one of the most over-memed (or ‘grammed) quotes out there. Gandhi must be pissed Yet it is also seemingly the most apt way to describe Lebanon’s approach to happiness.   It was perhaps a rather foolhardy visit – the foreign…

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Making a Difference in Your Community: The Harbus Foundation in 2013-2014

Harvard Business School’s purpose is to educate leaders who “make a difference in the world.” The Harbus Foundation wants students to make a difference in Boston – right here, and right now. The Harbus Foundation is a philanthropic foundation on campus; in fact, it is the only MBA-student-run foundation in the country.  With an endowment…

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Gender at HBS: An Open Letter to the Harbus

We are three women from the Class of 2013 who are writing in response to the Harbus articles regarding the recent New York Times feature on gender at HBS.  We believe that, amidst the commentary prompted by the coverage, the Harbus conversation, led by the pieces “It will be OK,” and “A Response to Jodi Kantor,” have perhaps missed the…

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Afternoon at Alton Lane

Last week, the Harbus along with Marc Pierre (OG) chatted with Chris Cuozzo, the director of Alton Lane’s Newbury Street showroom. When the team arrived, there was no signage on the store. It’s a second floor secret!! The second floor showroom was visually stunning: faux zebra rugs on deep wooden floors met exposed brick walls…

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WSA Launches Lunch Series with Professor Youngme Moon

  As you all know, the topic of gender at HBS has recently come under the spotlight after the NY Times article. As Co-Presidents of the HBS Women’s Student Association, we wanted to briefly comment on some of the issues raised. Many organizations face challenges with gender equality, and HBS is no exception. What is…

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It Will Be OK

Becky Cooper Nadis and Alana Hedlund respond to Jodi Kantor’s recent coverage of HBS in The New York Times. To the RCs: It will be ok. You may have seen an article in the NY Times about gender relations at HBS (or maybe you saw it on Facebook.  Or maybe it was emailed to you…

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HourlyNerd – From FIELD 3 to First-Round Financing

HourlyNerd – From FIELD 3 to First-Round Financing   HourlyNerd began as a Field 3 project in Section F. Like many of our peers from traditional backgrounds, we found the assignment daunting. We didn’t have experience creating companies from scratch — we didn’t even have an idea! The subsequent chain of events has surprised us,…

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MBAx: MBAs Across America

That’s the advice Dave Schiff, Chief Creative at Made Movement, gave us this summer. He left a posh post at the famed ad firm Crispin Porter + Bogusky to move to Boulder and start a creative agency dedicated to the resurgence of American manufacturing. We worked with Dave and his team on the e-commerce side…

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Welcome, Back and Forward

Welcome, Back and Forward Welcome back future business leaders. And for you first years…welcome forward?  I can tell you that as a first year you will constantly be enamored with the second years, entranced with the classic paradigmagical trap that makes every second year seem much older and wiser than you are.  And, you’re right. …

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Art Among Us | Art on Campus

Art Among Us Art on campus What is art? Why do we look at art? What purpose does art serve? These are centuries-old questions that are still debated by people in the art industry. At HBS, we rarely have the opportunity to discuss these sorts of questions in cases. Nevertheless, the artworks displayed throughout our…

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Be Mixed

Be Mixed The Cola Wars case taught us that the beverage industry is both unattractive and difficult. Either we are terrible listeners, took RC year to be one big Opposite Day, or, simply took TEM’s “fail early and fail often” motto literally, because we spent our summer launching a new drink. Before we give you…

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Raamin Noodles

Welcome to HBS, RCs! It’s fantastic to have a brand-new group of 900-odd students (as opposed to 900 odd students) who will neither understand the jokes ECs will be making at your expense nor, if my experience was any guide, even be exposed to ECs at all – until your old section decides to finally…

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Summer 2013 Admissions & Interview Guide Released

The Harbus is proud to announce the release of the Summer 2013 version of the Unofficial HBS Admissions & Interview Guide. While this guide is tailored specifically to Harvard Business School, we’re confident that the advice contained inside its pages will be helpful for applicants to any MBA program. The new Summer 2013 guide includes the following…

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