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Planning for the Class of 2040
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Planning for the Class of 2040

Dean Nohria walked comfortably up and down the aisles of Klarman Hall, pointing occasionally to a slide deck filled with consultant-worthy figures. He was covering the 110-year history of the School as part of the first-ever SA town hall, highlighting the school’s slam dunks while outlining areas for improvement. Like any good manager, he started…

Reflections from Your SA Co-Presidents
Advice, Campus News, Featured, Features

Reflections from Your SA Co-Presidents

This month, we interviewed Sana Mohammed and Triston Francis to learn about their time as Student Association Co-Presidents and what they’ll be carrying with them as they graduate in just a few months and pass on the torch to the Class of 2020. What surprised you most while serving as SA Co-Presidents? Triston: I was…

Startup Bootcamp: A Trek to StartupLand and Back
Campus News, Start Ups

Startup Bootcamp: A Trek to StartupLand and Back

“Come on, entrepreneurs!” cheered Allison Mnookin (MBA ’98), Senior Lecturer at HBS, as she energized the class full of RCs – some with jet lag, some having just finished company interviews – on their first morning back to Aldrich from winter break. As we flipped through the course agenda and the All-Star list of facilitating…

From the Editors’ Desk
Campus News, From The Editors' Desk, Print Edition

From the Editors’ Desk

Wishing you continued “heisei” in 2019 As the chilliest winter breezes give way to sprightly saplings signaling the coming of spring, we kick off the spring semester with a new class schedule and a fresh array of opportunities. At the Harbus, too, the new year is a time of transition. On this auspicious occasion, we…

Third Annual Cabaret Sells Out Both Shows Again
Campus News, Club Corner, Events

Third Annual Cabaret Sells Out Both Shows Again

On November 27, the HBS Cabaret brought entertainment to two sold-out audiences, one at 7 p.m. and another at 10:30 p.m., at the American Repertory Theater’s Oberon in Harvard Square. The theme was “Portrait Project” (following on last year’s “Truths Untold”), and as promised in the theme, an array of student performers painted vivid pictures…

Highlights from the HBS Tech Conference
Campus News, Club Corner, Events

Highlights from the HBS Tech Conference

The Tech Club at Harvard Business School’s annual Tech Conference took place on Sunday, October 28 on the HBS campus. This event (the first of its kind in the beautiful Klarman building) brought together hundreds of the country’s brightest technologists – from executives at big tech companies, to investors at the leading venture capital firms,…

The MBA Fund launches at three top business schools
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The MBA Fund launches at three top business schools

The MBA Fund is a new venture fund focused on entrepreneurs from HBS, Stanford GSB and Wharton. It launched in September, 2018, founded by Josh Hoffman-Senn (MBA ‘19), Sieva Kozinsky (Wharton, MBA ‘20), Hiro Tien (Stanford GSB, MBA/MS ‘20) and Hansae Catlett (Stanford GSB, MBA/MPP ‘19). Why did you launch this fund? Josh: We simply…

Startup Corner
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Startup Corner

What is the problem you’re trying to solve? Human skin is like a sponge. An average female will absorb four pounds and six ounces of chemicals every single year from blush, foundation, shampoo, conditioners, deodorant, body lotions, hand cream, eyeshadow, lipstick, nail polish and more. Cosmetics often contain unnatural, and even potentially toxic ingredients, such…

Inclusion: Moving Blindly, yet Intently, in the Right Direction
Campus News, On Campus

Inclusion: Moving Blindly, yet Intently, in the Right Direction

During the inaugural Harvard Business School Orientation in the Dark (OITD), hosted by the HBS Student Association’s (SA) Diversity and Inclusion Committee, 57 Harvard Business School students were blindfolded prior to their entrance into the Yu Chin room at Chao and placed into groups of six or seven peers. “Introduce yourself,” Sara Minkara, founder of…

Unpacking the Gift of Global Talent with HBS Professor William Kerr
Academics, Campus News, Featured

Unpacking the Gift of Global Talent with HBS Professor William Kerr

Immigration issues have been at the center of political debate, with the US seemingly becoming more insular and dialing back from the Obama-era policy of limited deportations to Trump’s “zero tolerance regime,” which threatens anyone in the US unlawfully with deportation. In the US, home to an estimated 11 million unauthorized immigrants, immigration has become…

The Harbus Foundation Grants $60,000 to Boston Nonprofits at Annual Gala
Campus News, Club Corner, Featured, Features, Non-Profit, On Campus

The Harbus Foundation Grants $60,000 to Boston Nonprofits at Annual Gala

The Harbus Foundation has announced a total of $60,000 in grant awards to Boston-based nonprofit organizations Empower Schools, Generations Incorporated, and GroundTruth. The recipients took home $20,000 each in the categories of Education, Literacy, and Journalism, respectively, following the Harbus Foundation’s annual gala. The K-12 education efforts of Empower Schools, the Education grant recipient, have…

HBS New Venture Competition Awards over $300,000 to Student and Alumni Entrepreneurs
Campus News

HBS New Venture Competition Awards over $300,000 to Student and Alumni Entrepreneurs

Student- and alumni-run startups Hour 72+, Umbulizer, and DynamiCare Health walked away from the 2018 HBS New Venture Competition with the Grand Prize of $75,000 each, respectively in the Student Business, Student Social Enterprise, and Alumni Tracks. For the finale, 12 teams, selected from an initial pool of 360 entrants, presented 90-second pitches before an…

Space and SpaceX: Another Small Step For Man, a Nearly Untapped Opportunity for HBS Graduates
Campus News, Technology

Space and SpaceX: Another Small Step For Man, a Nearly Untapped Opportunity for HBS Graduates

Tesla has continually made it into the headlines lately. The revolution that electric cars might bring has fascinated many, and business people, politicians and environmentalist alike can’t stop thinking about how the world might be about to change even more drastically. Nevertheless, another revolution led by Elon Musk is already delivering astonishing results. On February…

Machine Learning: Making the Machines Work For You
Campus News, News

Machine Learning: Making the Machines Work For You

Machine learning is already a big part of modern life. Machine learning algorithms work in Google’s search results, Spotify’s music recommendations, and Uber’s ride-sharing matches. The use of the technology will accelerate as companies find new applications in finance, health, energy, manufacturing and other sectors. Machine learning brings great opportunities for new businesses, but poses…

Interview with Marc Rey, CEO of Shiseido Americas
Campus News, International, Interview

Interview with Marc Rey, CEO of Shiseido Americas

Marc Rey believes “luxury is still about aspiration and emotional connection.” While everyone in the beauty space has been speaking about digital disruption, Rey (CEO of Shiseido Americas) believes digital development is not a technological shift, but a change in business model that enables consumer intimacy and builds a lifetime connection. He must know a…

Practicing Leadership in Corporate Accountability
Campus News, HomePost, Opinion, Print Edition

Practicing Leadership in Corporate Accountability

During RC year, I often wondered why in-class conversations about ethical leadership were so divorced from the rest of the HBS curriculum. Case method discussions, cropped to fit narrow topics to build a foundation of specific technical competencies, are an excellent pedagogical means for most RC topics. Leadership and Corporate Accountability (LCA), in my opinion,…

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the African American Student Union at Harvard Business School
Campus News, Club Corner

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the African American Student Union at Harvard Business School

I stood in silence on the first floor of Baker Library in the Dean’s Gallery. The exhibition entitled, “Agents of Change: The Founding and Impact of the African-American Student Union” – a celebration of the history of African-American students at Harvard Business School – was showcased in conjunction with the African American Student Union’s 50th…

HBS Elects New WSA Co-Presidents
Campus News, Club Corner, WSA

HBS Elects New WSA Co-Presidents

Why did you want to run for Co-Presidents of the WSA? Alexis Wolfer (AW): As I think about the future of the WSA, I want to ensure all women are set up for success when they arrive on campus, supported academically and socially while they’re here, and provided with the necessary resources to thrive after…

Celebrating LOVE at HBS
Campus News

Celebrating LOVE at HBS

LOVE at HBS included a portrait project in Spangler Hall showcasing myriad expressions and manifestations of love by students and partners at HBS. Additionally, RCs were encouraged to answer the question, “what does love mean to you?” on their Aldrich classroom chalkboards, creating a community mural for each section. Through the portraits, the Club highlighted…

Radical Transparency with Bridgewater Founder Ray Dalio
Campus News, Interview, On Campus

Radical Transparency with Bridgewater Founder Ray Dalio

Ray Dalio (HBS ’73), founder of Bridgewater, the world’s largest hedge fund with approximately $160 billion in assets under management, built his firm’s investment process around the principles of radical truth and radical transparency. Perhaps unsurprisingly, he held nothing back during his fireside chat in an overflowing Spangler Auditorium. In a discussion moderated by Professor…

From the Editors’ Desk: No More “Lost Einsteins”
Campus News, On Campus, Opinion, Outside the Bubble, Print Edition

From the Editors’ Desk: No More “Lost Einsteins”

For all the attention directed toward startups in an era of record venture capital financing, massive appetite for early-stage investments, and an ever-growing club of VC-backed “unicorns” crossing billion-dollar valuations, entrepreneurial activity by MBAs from leading programs has lagged far behind. Entrepreneurship among recent MBA graduates has reached its lowest level in eight years, falling…

HBS Elects New SA Co-Presidents
Campus News, Featured, Features, On Campus, Politics

HBS Elects New SA Co-Presidents

Sana Mohammed (MBA ‘19) and Triston Francis (MBA ‘19) have been elected as the Harvard Business School Student Association Co-Presidents for 2018-2019. The co-presidency, elected at the end of February by the RC year, will begin after spring break. Sana and Triston campaigned under an overarching mission to “foster a more collaborative environment that enables…

Leadership at Harvard, through Change and through Storm
Academics, Campus News, Featured, Features, On Campus

Leadership at Harvard, through Change and through Storm

When Drew Faust announced her intention to step down as Harvard University’s 28th President at the end of this academic year, she invoked “Fair Harvard,” the university’s alma mater, in reflecting upon the resilience of an institution that has found purpose and progress “through change and through storm.” Faust concludes her 11 years at the…

HBS Mixes with Media in NYC
Campus News, Club Corner

HBS Mixes with Media in NYC

On January 26, the Entertainment and Media Club at HBS took a whirlwind tour through America’s media capital, meeting with close to a dozen MBAs who have built their careers in news and film in New York City. The trek led the HBS contingent to Brooklyn-based digital media and broadcasting company Vice Media, The New…

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