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10 Things You Don’t Know About Me
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10 Things You Don’t Know About Me

The Harbus Chief Commercial Officer (and HBS partner) Megan Fairbank brings you 10 fun, compelling and unexpected facts about members of the HBS community. This week, RC Philip Blackett (New Section B) and EC Kiran Gandhi (Old Section H) reveal ten things you might not know about them. 10 things you don’t know about: Philip…

The Harbus survey says HBS MBA program more Walgreens than Apple
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The Harbus survey says HBS MBA program more Walgreens than Apple

[stag_dropcap font_size=”50px” style=”normal”]A[/stag_dropcap] survey of over 100 students conducted by The Harbus reveals the HBS MBA program has a net promoter score (NPS) of 41, with 51% of students considering themselves extremely likely to recommend it to a friend or colleague. This makes the HBS MBA about as popular as well known, respected brands like drug…

Information session for SA Co-President election this Wednesday, January 28
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Information session for SA Co-President election this Wednesday, January 28

[stag_intro]The second information session for RC students interested in running to be Co-Presidents of the Students Association will be held Wednesday, January 28 at 3:30pm in Aldrich 111.[/stag_intro] Students interested in leading the SA and its $1.3m annual budget can use the event to find out more about the election process, and campaign guidelines, and…

500 members of HBS community attend historic vigil to commemorate the killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner
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500 members of HBS community attend historic vigil to commemorate the killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner

Approximately 500 HBS students, partners, faculty and staff gathered this evening in the Burden auditorium for an historic vigil that commemorated the killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, unarmed black men who were killed by police this year. Organizers hope the event will encourage HBS students to acknowledge injustices that exist in society and…

HBS students donate to local food bank in response to coverage of faculty member’s fight with Chinese restaurant over four dollar overcharge
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HBS students donate to local food bank in response to coverage of faculty member’s fight with Chinese restaurant over four dollar overcharge

HBS students have responded with a fundraising campaign for the hungry to media coverage of faculty member Ben Edelman’s dispute with a local Chinese restaurant over their overcharging him by four dollars for takeout. RC Jon Staff launched a fundraising campaign called ‘Harvard Gives: $4 to Fight Hunger’, encouraging Harvard students to donate four dollars…

Opportunity Matters: An Invitation for Dialogue
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Opportunity Matters: An Invitation for Dialogue

Hayling Price is an RC and joint degree candidate with the Harvard Kennedy School. All lives have value. This shouldn’t be a particularly radical statement for most students at Harvard Business School, but lately I’ve been reminded that it’s an assertion we can’t take for granted. Our nation’s conscience has been rocked by a series…

Process for choosing new SA Co-Presidents begins, with a raft of rules and scant attendance from potential candidates
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Process for choosing new SA Co-Presidents begins, with a raft of rules and scant attendance from potential candidates

Managing Editor Steve Hind (and seven other RCs) attended the first information session for people interested in running to be the 2015-16 Student Association Co-Presidents. This afternoon, the SA executive team held its first information session for those interested in running to be Co-Presidents of the SA for 2015-16. However, just seven potential candidates (only…

Advice for entrepreneurs: Playing the long game
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Advice for entrepreneurs: Playing the long game

Angela Winkle, RC and Communications Director for the Womens’ Students Association, reports on the WSA’s most recent Fireside Chat, with Jules Pieri (MBA ‘86), CEO of The Grommet. By Angela Winkle, RC It’s that time of year — RCs are abuzz with visions of Field 3 projects that will turn into the next overnight (or at…

‘Rethinking what you ‘know’ about high-achieving women’: the student perspective
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‘Rethinking what you ‘know’ about high-achieving women’: the student perspective

RC Angela Winkle speaks to students about their reaction to a major HBS study that looks at the drivers of female MBA grads’ career satisfaction. By Angela Winkle, RC Last week HBS faculty Robin Ely and Colleen Ammerman, along with Pamela Stone (of City University of New York), released a HBR article, ‘Rethink what you…

Five Tips to Reduce Holiday Stress
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Five Tips to Reduce Holiday Stress

The holidays can be a celebratory, festive time of year, but can also be very stressful. Elizabeth Kozik from Student & Academic Services provides a few tips to help manage your holiday stress. By Elizabeth Kozik, HBS Student & Academic Services So Many Invites, So Little Time!   Ever feel like you’re spreading yourself too thin…

Finalists Announced in Harvard Business School/Harvard Medical School Health Acceleration Challenge
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Finalists Announced in Harvard Business School/Harvard Medical School Health Acceleration Challenge

*This post originally appeared on The HBS News Release, written by Jim Aisner & Christian Camerota. BOSTON—The Forum on Health Care Innovation, a collaboration between Harvard Business School (HBS) and Harvard Medical School (HMS), announced today the four finalists in its Health Acceleration Challenge, which focuses on taking compelling, already-implemented health care solutions and helping them…

Team of Harvard RCs Wins Interactive Launch Competition at NYU
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Team of Harvard RCs Wins Interactive Launch Competition at NYU

By Jeff Zeller, RC A team of RCs recently traveled to New York City to compete in this year’s Interactive Launch Competition, a case competition sponsored by members and companies within the cable industry.  Dani Haber (Section G), along with Jeff Zeller, Mishal Desai and James Francis (Section B) beat out teams from top business…

Student Association Budget
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Student Association Budget

Seeking greater transparency, SA releases its first annual report, showing $10 revenue in student dues for every $1 in corporate sponsorship. Steve Hind, Managing Editor, looks at the recently released first ever HBS Students Association Annual Report In a move aimed at greater transparency, the HBS Students Association, for the first time in recent memory,…

Are we on the verge of a Middle-Eastern Silicon Valley?
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Are we on the verge of a Middle-Eastern Silicon Valley?

By Steve Hind & Nabil Mohamed The Harvard Arab Weekend gets Interesting. You may have noticed a large number of foreigners walking around campus two weekends ago, making their way to panels in Aldrich or receptions in Spangler. As it turns out, that was the Harvard Arab Weekend (HAW). And it’s quite a big deal….

Inside the Mind of a Venture Capitalist
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Inside the Mind of a Venture Capitalist

By Vyacheslav Polonski Doctoral student Vyacheslav Polonski (@slavacm) shares some Insights into the investment philosophy of Simon Rothman, Partner at Greylock, following Simon’s talk on campus this term. Building a startup that has the potential to disrupt the system isn’t easy. Investing in such a startup can be even harder. The renowned investor and entrepreneur Simon Rothman visited Harvard Business…

Sam Altman: Founders need passion – which MBAs lack
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Sam Altman: Founders need passion – which MBAs lack

By Patrick Daniel Regular contributor Patrick Daniel reports on President of Y Combinator Sam Altman’s keynote at this year’s Cyberposium. When Sam Altman, President of Y Combinator, delivered the keynote at this year’s Cyperposium, an annual student-run conference on the business of technology, students were eager to follow up with questions and ideas. One student…

After publicly blasting L’Oreal’s recruitment efforts, Jessica Assaf finds supporters all over the school – and world
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After publicly blasting L’Oreal’s recruitment efforts, Jessica Assaf finds supporters all over the school – and world

Managing Editor Steve Hind follows up with RC Jessica Assaf, whose brutal reply to a recruitment email went viral earlier this month. On the cover of the last edition of The Harbus, we heard from RC Jessica Assaf, who received a recruiting email from L’Oreal and posted her scathing response online. Two weeks, thousands of…

Love and Thanksgiving
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Love and Thanksgiving

By Gong Ke Gouldstone   Gong Ke Gouldstone reflects on how her relationship fared in RC year, and gives thanks for the challenges the RCs year provided, and the solutions it provoked. Thanksgiving kicks off the annual holiday season ritual, with gifts, travel and a time for reflection.  It’s two and a half months into the…

Partner Spotlight: Carolina Baena (ND), Latin Club Partner Rep and Jewellery Designer
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Partner Spotlight: Carolina Baena (ND), Latin Club Partner Rep and Jewellery Designer

By Emily Dohse Partner Spotlight: Carolina Baena (ND), Latin Club Partner Rep and Jewellery Designer The Harbus’ partner columnist Emily Dohse profiles another awesome HBS partner. This edition it’s Caro Baena, a proud Colombian, an entrepreneur and a brilliant jewellery designer. Meet Carolina Baena, partner and wife of RC Daniel Raffo in Section D!  Originally from…

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Success at the Energy Symposium 2014

The Energy Symposium 2014, hosted by the HBS Energy & Environment Club, was held on the Harvard Business School campus this past Saturday, October 18th. The event was a tremendous success and has sparked engaging conversations about the pivotal challenges the world faces in regards to energy and the environment. The Twitter World was tweeting…

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Women, 40% of the class, hold 50% of section positions in Class of 2016

In what is perhaps a promising sign for the future of gender equality in the business world, women are over-represented in the section leadership of the HBS Class of 2016. Forty-nine per cent of section officer-bearers are women, despite women making up only 41% of the class. Even removing the Womens’ Student Association Rep position…

The Digital Initiative Community Meets IRL
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The Digital Initiative Community Meets IRL

Caroline Fay is the Coordinator for the Digital Initiative and an Ed.M Candidate at Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she is exploring the intersection of technology, development and learning. She writes for a Boston-based music blog and supports a health/media literacy non-profit in her spare time. She tweets at @carolinecfay. “How much do you…

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The Arts of Communication

In 1994 Barnett Helzberg, Jr. crossed Fifth Avenue and 59th Street, passing by The Plaza Hotel. It was a normal day until he ran into Warren Buffett. He took all his courage and approached the legendary investor. Helzberg introduced himself as a shareholder of Berkshire Hathaway and a great admirer of the investor. Then he…

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AN EVENING WITH SCOTT JUREK

We all have moments when we want to give up. When pressure or pain becomes too high, it feels natural to throw in the towel. But it is going that extra mile that divides victors from losers. When Scott Jurek, world-famous athlete and dedicated vegan, visited Harvard Business School last week, his fireside chat with Jose…

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