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AN AFTERNOON WITH JACK WELCH

It was almost four o’clock. The clock was ticking. I was running to see Jack Welch, former chairman and CEO of General Electric. When I walked through Spangler Hall, I ran into a friend. She wished me good luck. The auditorium was already packed beyond capacity when she left earlier. And she was right. When I arrived,…

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OFF THE WALLS

In this monthly series we will pick a piece from the Schwartz Art Collection to discuss in the hopes of starting conversations about art on campus and beyond. We don’t claim to be experts, just fans of interesting art excited to talk about what we see. RBN: For our final installment of the year, we’ve chosen Philip…

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What is your Mindset?

HBS’ mission is to help you become leaders who make a difference in the world. In pursuit of our mission we have very high standards and aspirations for you which require your best self in the effort. The knowledge and skills we work together to develop include: (1) basic skills, techniques and frameworks to critically think about the…

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Big data + smart machines = unemployment?

As more of our lives become datafied, we are making leaps in artificial intelligence to make sense of all the data that we generate. Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, and other tech companies are making AI related acquisitions and hires. In a TED interview with Charlie Rose a few weeks ago, Larry Page gave a lot of airtime to Google’s…

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OFF THE WALLS

In this monthly series we will pick a piece from the Schwartz Art Collection to discuss in the hopes of starting conversations about art on campus and beyond. We don’t claim to be experts, just fans of interesting art excited to talk about what we see. VS: This month we will be talking about a delightful discovery…

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Haiti: Open for Business

When people think of Haiti nowadays, most think of one event that happened just over four years ago.  Many do not realize the rich and painful history of this Caribbean nation.  Over two hundred years after becoming the first black nation in the world to gain independence from colonialists, Haiti is turning a new page….

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It’s time to SPEAK UP

“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. But the only thing you can’t do is ignore…

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Mentors4u and the true Great Beauty

This March the Italian film, “Great Beauty” won the Academy award for best international movie. The film, skilfully directed by Paolo Sorrentino, depicts the decadence of a part of the Italian society immersed in lavish and extravagant parties and living only by memories of past, often presumed, greatness, in the exquisite setting of a timeless and breathtaking Rome….

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Has FIELD 3 Disappointed You?

For the last three years at HBS, nine-hundred or so RCs have taken, in many cases, their first foray into entrepreneurship during FIELD 3. For some, the class can seem enlightening, intimidating, exciting or frustrating (or all of those feelings at once) but for most the experience is incomplete. You dedicate little time to product design, market testing…

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What All HBS Students Should Aspire To

When all is said and done, this is a pretty amazing school. We go around meeting incredible people around here, and sometimes in the thick of the experience we take for granted just how special and selfless some people are. This section of the Harbus goes out to a different person or team of people every edition. People…

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THE HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL INVESTMENT CONFERENCE 2014

Purchase Tickets Keynote Speakers Seth Klarman, President and CEO, The Baupost Group, (HBS ’82) Seth A. Klarman. Mr. Klarman is the President and CEO of The Baupost Group, L.L.C., which currently manages approximately $27 billion on behalf of individual and institutional clients. He has had primary responsibility for managing the investments of Baupost since the…

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Harvard Students Host 15th Annual Social Enterprise Conference, Drawing over 1,000 Attendees

For Immediate Release: March 17th, 2014 Contact: Jacob Cohen (415-577-1590) / jacob_cohen@hks15.harvard.edu Harvard Students Host 15th Annual Social Enterprise Conference, Drawing over 1,000 Attendees Conference to focus on defining future of the field and include keynote speeches from leaders of Kiva and Echoing Green Cambridge, MA – On March 29th and 30th students from Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School will host the 15th annual…

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InsideIL: Connecting MBAs to the Start-Up Nation

This week, HBS MBAs Sara Greenberg and Della Heiman are launching InsideIL – an online platform designed to connect MBA students with leading Israeli companies, and to facilitate summer internships. The program represents an exciting opportunity for students to immerse themselves in dynamic companies, to experience a new culture, and to forge global relationships with leading entrepreneurs…

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The Harbus Most Eligible 2014

Who’s the most eligible of them all? We need YOU to decide! Browse our stellar nominees, then use our anonymous survey to vote for the most eligible man and woman at HBS. Voting closes at midnight this Thursday, February 27. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/7J2XVTZ The words “Harvard Business School student,” spoken aloud, conjure up a plethora of images…

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Heard at today’s WSA conference

Today’s Dynamic Women in Business conference, hosted by the Women Student Association at HBS, continues to be an impressive success. Golden nuggets of advice, quick-witted tips and life-long proverbs speckled thoughtful debate throughout the day. Over 1,000 young and seasoned well-heeled business women power-networked to discuss healthcare, income-equality, marketing, finance, entertainment and media. Here are some…

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Women Take Action

This year, the conference’s overall theme is “Let’s Go.” This conference builds on the success of last year’s conference, which focused on reflecting and celebrating fifty years of women at HBS. While robust discussions form the foundation of any sustainable movement, the next step is action. In addition to sharing experiences and ideas, this year’s…

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Art Basel Trek

On the weekend of 5 December, a few lucky members of the Art Society made their way to Miami for 3 days of the annual Art Society Art Basel Trek. Art Basel Miami Beach is the favorite winter meeting place for the international art world, showing modern and contemporary art from around the world. The…

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2014 Healthcare Conference at HBS Tackles Tough Issues in Today’s Healthcare Environment

On Saturday, February 8, 2014, over 700 corporate leaders, medical professionals, academics, and students from around the world will gather on the Harvard Business School campus for the 11th annual Healthcare Conference at HBS. The conference is one of the largest healthcare-focused business conferences in the world, and attendees will gather to engage in meaningful…

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How to Get a Job Without Really Trying

Unfortunately, this article is not a critically-acclaimed Broadway musical starring critically-acclaimed actor Daniel Radcliffe – but, much like life here at HBS, this article will be filled with a combination of great learnings and small disappointments. Second on the list of disappointments? The fact that this article came out too late to guide you to…

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Know What You Don’t Know

I hope you enter the new year with enthusiasm, a sense of purpose, a willingness to go outside your comfort zone to grow and learn, and a feeling of real gratitude for the opportunity to be part of the HBS community. Amidst these feelings of optimism and confidence though, there is another thought that might…

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Back to “Reality”

There’s nothing better than coming back to Boston and starting another semester at HBS. All your fellow students are bright-eyed and full of enthusiasm (unless you’re in EC), the novelty value of winter has yet to wear off (unless you’re in EC), and you’ve made peace with the fact that you’ll probably be in credit…

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FIELD of Dreams

So, another generation of HBS students has made it through FIELD 2. And after soaking up the sun in a variety of Southern Hemisphere hotspots, they’re no doubt relieved to be back here in the icy embrace of Boston’s post-apocalyptic winter wasteland. In January, HBS dispatched RCs to the ends of the earth. Destinations included repeat…

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SAMBA Awards : November 2013

The SA and MBA Program are pleased to announce that Elsa Sze is the SAMBA Award recipient for November 2013. Elsa was nominated by Mike Murphy, Associate Director, Student & Academic Services, for demonstrating personal initiative on a number of occasions to make a positive impact on the community around her, all without title or…

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Behind-the-Scenes with the Sushi Line

It’s 12:07 p.m. Your second class of the day ended early. You know what this means – you’ll be at the front of the sushi line, beating out the rest of your RC classmates. Sometimes while you’re waiting in line, you make TOM-related jokes about throughput time and work-in-process. You re-imagine an optimized sushi line…

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HBS tops the list of B-Schools for Entrepreneurship

Harvard Business School has been ranked as the top business school for budding entrepreneurs. With an increasing number of startups by current students and recent graduates, it was only a matter of time before HBS was recognized for its efforts in promoting entrepreneurship. According to a ranking by Poets&Quants, Harvard Business School, with 34 startups, and…

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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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