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Cooking Corner: C’est la Veg: An Introduction
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Cooking Corner: C’est la Veg: An Introduction

So where to begin? When I was 8, I had a diary. I’ll refrain from sharing excerpts to spare myself years of embarrassment, but as soon as I received my college email address I gladly leapt into the encapsulating arms of Facebook. Back when the site reveled in its exclusive allure, I admittedly stole my sister’s account…

Value Imbalance in the NFL
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Value Imbalance in the NFL

On May 2, 2012, ESPN reported that former NFL linebacker Junior Seau had died at his home in San Diego, as the result of a gunshot wound to the chest. As a kid, I watched Seau terrorize Raider QBs and RBs on many occasions on his way to multiple Pro Bowl appearances. When news finally…

HBS Movember Campaign Raises a Record $22k
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HBS Movember Campaign Raises a Record $22k

Matt Simpson (RC) reports on a successful Movember at HBS, and brings you the 10 best mos from NG, who raised $14k. If you’ve had your eyes open throughout the last month, you probably noticed that HBS was looking a little, well, hairier. HBS organized its biggest Movember campaign to-date. If you’ve been living under…

The Dangers of Indifference
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The Dangers of Indifference

November 19 was one of my best days at HBS. We had two case protagonists in my section – one resurrected the Swiss watch industry and the other developed profitable business models to fix global environmental problems. Everyone seemed to have at least skimmed the cases. The combination yielded engaging discussions on important questions like…

Socially Responsible Sourcing: Not So Simple
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Socially Responsible Sourcing: Not So Simple

Jumping on socially responsible sourcing bandwagon could leave companies biting the dust.  Breakfast at McDonald’s is going through all kinds of changes.  Unless you’ve been living under a whopper, you know that McDonald’s now serves breakfast all day.  Not only can you now get an Egg McMuffin at any time of day but those eggs…

ONAIZAH PANHWAR & THE HBS PENSIEVE: What is your superpower?
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ONAIZAH PANHWAR & THE HBS PENSIEVE: What is your superpower?

By Christine Kang, WSA Director of Content As is tradition, in the HBS Pensieve we ask modest HBS students: what is your superpower? And while they answer, we draw out their incredible stories of perseverance, achievement, and leadership. This week we welcome Onaizah Panhwar (New Section I) to the Pensieve. It was a privilege to…

LET’S MAKE THE BIGGEST DAMN DIFFERENCE!
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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…

Kevin Sharer: Beware the Press
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Kevin Sharer: Beware the Press

HBS Professor Kevin Sharer, former CEO of Amgen, shares his insights on how to approach and handle the press. Sometime in your career and perhaps much earlier than you now imagine, you will find yourself working with the press or being a subject of press interest. This possibility may conjure pleasant thoughts of personal or…

850 people come together to raise $15k for charity with annual RLGC fashion show
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850 people come together to raise $15k for charity with annual RLGC fashion show

Regular contributor Emily Dohse reports on the the eighth annual Retail & Luxury Goods Club Harvard Business School Charity Fashion Show. If you’re currently an RC, you may be panicking about how many 3s you’ll get this semester (probably one, someone has to get them).  If you’re an EC, you’re definitely panicking about riding into the…

Sound Society Hosts Global DJ Duo The Chainsmokers To Discuss The Business of Music
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Sound Society Hosts Global DJ Duo The Chainsmokers To Discuss The Business of Music

  By Jeff Zeller (EC), Founder of the HBS Sound Society There are consistent elements that set up a company for success: an addressable market, effective communication with customers, capital, differentiation, and a strong support team.  It’s no different with musicians, and DJ duo The Chainsmokers was at Harvard Business School on Monday to discuss…

The first six months of building a startup while at HBS: A reflection
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The first six months of building a startup while at HBS: A reflection

For the past 6 months, HBS EC student Tess Brooks has been building Confi (confi.co), an online community for young women seeking advice on health topics that can be uncomfortable to talk about (OB/GYN, sexual health, mental health, communication, etc.). Here, Tess reflects on her experience as a first-time founder, working full-time on her startup…

On Loss – reflection on the death of a classmate
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On Loss – reflection on the death of a classmate

Contributing Editor Brandon Paquette (EC) reflects on loss, following the tragic passing of classmate Pedro Meira (HBS ’16). At the U.S. Air Force Academy, the names of each fallen student and graduate are chiseled into a memorial wall. During freshman year, the first time a cadet visited this wall of white names in dark stone, the…

The Mindful Athlete: An Interview with George Mumford
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The Mindful Athlete: An Interview with George Mumford

By Karan Kumar, HBS Class of 2016 Michael Jordan credits George Mumford with transforming his on-court leadership of the Bulls, helping Jordan lead the team to six NBA championships. Mumford also helped Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal, and Lamar Odom and countless other NBA players turn around their games. His successful techniques are available for everyone…

A Memo to VW’s CEO, Dr. Müller
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A Memo to VW’s CEO, Dr. Müller

Professor Kevin Sharer, former CEO of Amgen, has some advice for leaders who find themselves charged with investigating and cleaning up a catastrophe. It has happened again. For the at least fifth time in fifteen years another enormous, preventable, and egregious transgression has been purposefully or carelessly committed by a previously respected company. It will…

Q&A with Lori van Dam, Interim CEO for Susan G. Komen Massachusetts®
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Q&A with Lori van Dam, Interim CEO for Susan G. Komen Massachusetts®

In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, HBS Partner & Harbus CMO, Megan Fairbank, sat down with Lori van Dam, Susan G. Komen Massachusetts® Interim CEO, to talk about the organization’s work, developments, and how the Harvard Business School & greater Boston communities can get involved in such an important cause. Megan Fairbank: What…

LGBT History Month Q&A with Club Co-Presidents
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LGBT History Month Q&A with Club Co-Presidents

In honor of October’s National LGBT History Month, The Harbus asked the Co-Presidents of HBS’s LGBT-SA and Allies student clubs to talk about the goals of their organizations, the significance of LGBT History Month, and how certain historical events have made a huge impact on the country. The Harbus: How has your organization been helping…

INTERVIEWING ADVICE FROM OUR BEST FRIENDS
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INTERVIEWING ADVICE FROM OUR BEST FRIENDS

The Harbus was lucky enough to sit down with Old Section Cer, Mochi Peabody, to kick off this inaugural column dedicated to covering some of the school’s most relevant – and sometimes controversial – topics.   Passionate about giving back to the HBS community in a meaningful way, this four-legged friend has agreed to share…

Reflecting on Mexican Independence Day as a HBS student
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Reflecting on Mexican Independence Day as a HBS student

EC Rogelio Magana Shoemaker shares his thoughts on what Mexico’s Independence Day means to him as National Hispanic Awareness Month begins in the United States. This year, Mexicans around the world will celebrate the country’s 205th Día de la Independencia on September 16th. Megan Fairbank: You grew up and worked in Mexico City, Mexico, before…

Welcome to HBS, Class of 2017!
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Welcome to HBS, Class of 2017!

The Harbus editorial team: Editor in Chief, Steve Hind; Contributing Editors Ange Winkle, Brandon Paquette, Seongmin Lee Welcome to HBS! And welcome to The Harbus. We are the student news organization of HBS. We bring you school news, thought provoking articles by faculty, students and alumni, and, occasionally, pranks. We’re always online at harbus.org, and…

You Could be the Warren Buffett of Social Investing
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You Could be the Warren Buffett of Social Investing

Eric Gastfriend (MBA ’15) is the co-Founder of Harvard University Effective Altruism Student Group. He explains why now is the time to pay attention to effective giving. Suppose I told you about an investment that would easily generate a 60x return in a few years with very little risk.  And then I tell you that some of…

KEVIN SHARER: THE JOURNEY BEGINS
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KEVIN SHARER: THE JOURNEY BEGINS

Professor Kevin Sharer, former CEO of Amgen, the world’s largest biotechnology company, shares his thoughts on the five things the Class of 2015 can do to have a successful life and career. Spring is a time of new beginnings and so it is for over nine hundred members of the class of 2015 who enter…

Higher Aims and Climate Change
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Higher Aims and Climate Change

Alumni John McCall MacBain (MBA ’84) and Jeff Huggins (MBA ’86) discuss the ‘higher aims’ of business education and how they relate to the business community’s responsibilities with regard to climate change. Women and men who apply to Harvard Business School, are accepted, survive the case-work and snow, and make it to Commencement typically have very…

CLASS OF 2015 SECTION REFLECTION
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CLASS OF 2015 SECTION REFLECTION

HBS CLASS OF 2015 SECTION PRESIDENTS SHARE WHAT MADE THEIR SECTIONS SPECIAL. Section: B President: Bilal Saafir RC classroom: Aldrich 108 Section nickname: Section Bee; Section Baby!; Section Bangalore What’s one thing that happened in your section that you / that you think your section will never forget? Committing our charity auction funds to the…

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