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Pay to Play: Why Professional Athletes Represent Cheap Labor
Bloggers, Current Events, Industry Insights, Opinion, Print Edition, Sports

Pay to Play: Why Professional Athletes Represent Cheap Labor

When NBA free agency, a time when professional basketball players whose contracts have run out can sign with other teams, rolls around this coming summer, it will be common to hear of players signing deals paying them millions of dollars to play basketball. Some, like Kevin Durant, can expect to earn upwards of $20M per…

The Road Ahead: Harvard Business School’s Upcoming Latin American Conference
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The Road Ahead: Harvard Business School’s Upcoming Latin American Conference

By Diego Kantt (HBS ’16) & Mauricio Concha Zegarra (HBS ’16), Harvard Business School Latin American Conference Co-Chairs 2016 In October of 1972, the Uruguayan Air Force plane carrying members of a Uruguayan rugby team, their friends and family members, crashed into the Andes Mountains. Dr. Roberto Canessa made history for being one of two men…

HBS Director Stirs Controversy, Vows to “Make HBS Great Again”
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HBS Director Stirs Controversy, Vows to “Make HBS Great Again”

Harvard Business School recently announced its new Director of Admissions, but little attention has been given to the school’s newly appointed Director of Strategy, Eric Drumpf. Drumpf’s radical plan to improve school admissions and programming has drawn criticism from some quarters. Despite the backlash, Drumpf vows to “make HBS great again”. At the top of…

Phony HBS Grad Exposed
Controversy, Culture, Current Events, News, Print Edition

Phony HBS Grad Exposed

Ross Michaels imprisoned for fraudulently claiming to be an HBS grad. It has recently come to the attention of The Harbus that Ross Michaels, a senior partner at a prestigious NYC management consulting firm, has been sentenced to two years in a white collar prison for falsely alleging to be an HBS grad. Having “graduated”…

Mark Your Calendars: HBS Comedy Night!
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Mark Your Calendars: HBS Comedy Night!

Save the Date! The HBS Comedy Night is the 1st Annual Event to showcase the talents of some of the more hilarious, creative and entertaining members of the Harvard Business School Community. The show will feature stand-up comedy acts, skits, and even a mock presidential debate! ——————————————————————– When: Tuesday, April 5th Time: 8:30 p.m. Where:…

Harvard Business School Elects First Female Co-Presidents
Campus News, Current Events, News, On Campus, Print Edition, Women

Harvard Business School Elects First Female Co-Presidents

A word from our Co-Presidents: “It is a real privilege to serve as your HBS SA Co-Presidents. With this privilege comes real responsibility. We are responsible for representing HBS as effectively as possible, both on-campus and outside our community. We are responsible for rolling up our sleeves and working as hard as we can for…

6 Things Every First-Time Home Buyer Should Know
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6 Things Every First-Time Home Buyer Should Know

Harbus Sponsored Content By Helen Laskaris, Harvard University Employees Credit Union (HUECU) Mortgage Originator, NMLS #1370124 Buying a home is one of the most exciting financial decisions you’ll ever make – and it can also feel like one of the most complicated. Hunting for your first house is a big deal, but it doesn’t have…

#PuppyMonkeyBaby: HBS’ Expert Panel Analyzes Super Bowl 50’s Commercials
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#PuppyMonkeyBaby: HBS’ Expert Panel Analyzes Super Bowl 50’s Commercials

Let’s be honest. Although the Super Bowl game itself can be edge-of-your-seat entertaining, the much-anticipated and highly-analyzed Super Bowl commercials are what many of us care about the most. February 7th’s Super Bowl 50, broadcast by CBS, delivered slightly disappointing ratings with an approximate average of 114.4 million viewers (down about 2.5 million from last…

#OverheardOnWestrek – Tactical tips on how to break into start-ups, big tech and VC
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#OverheardOnWestrek – Tactical tips on how to break into start-ups, big tech and VC

By Jennifer Hurford, Harvard Business School Class of 2017 Secretly thankful you didn’t get any of those consulting/banking jobs you felt FOMOed into interviewing for? Here are some tips for getting a job in tech and VC brought to you straight from the mouths of HBS SF alums in big tech, start-ups, clean tech, and VC….

What Will Be Our Legacy?
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What Will Be Our Legacy?

By Hayling Price, Harvard MBA/MPP ’16 HBS has come quite a long way. As an American, one of my fondest memories here was the section flag ceremony that highlighted our mosaic of international perspectives. As a straight man, I’m also proud to be on a campus that observes National Coming Out Day and recently commemorated 50…

A Word from HBS’ African American Student Union (AASU) Co-Presidents
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A Word from HBS’ African American Student Union (AASU) Co-Presidents

This is Franci (section H) and Al (section D) and we’re the Co-Presidents of the African American Student Union (AASU). As many of you may know, on February 12, 1926, American historian Carter G. Woodson established Black History Week to celebrate the positive contributions made by people of African descent to our nation. For many…

Universal drone delivery would complete eCommerce revolution in retail
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Universal drone delivery would complete eCommerce revolution in retail

By Jon Malankar, HBS Class of 2016 “I’ve seen it. It’s gonna happen. It’s coming.”  That’s straight from the lips of Paul Misener, Amazon’s VP for Global Public Policy and he’s talking about Amazon Prime Air, or as I like to call it: drones everywhere!  When Amazon first introduced the concept of drone delivery two…

Confronting Nationalism: FIELD 2
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Confronting Nationalism: FIELD 2

By Dmitry Zhdankin, HBS Class of 2017 In an airplane on my way back to Boston, I flipped through the pages in my passport. Several of them were now filled with brand new stamps from Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, and—my FIELD2 destination—the Philippines. They now officially confirmed that I got a chance to visit Asia. Yet despite…

Case for Daily Fantasy Sports
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Case for Daily Fantasy Sports

By Akash Pradhan, Harvard Business School Class of 2017 Over the last three to four years, a plethora of daily fantasy sports (DFS) companies have emerged, offering avid and casual fans a chance to play shorter-term fantasy games for money. The two leaders in the industry, FanDuel and DraftKings, offer players a chance to “re-draft” their player lineups on…

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…

LET’S MAKE THE BIGGEST DAMN DIFFERENCE!
Alumni, Culture, Current Events, HomePost, News, Outside the Bubble, Print Edition

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…

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…

A Memo to VW’s CEO, Dr. Müller
Culture, Current Events, HomePost, Kevin Sharer, News, Outside the Bubble

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®
Culture, Current Events, HomePost, Outside the Bubble, Print Edition, Women

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…

Uber’s Keys to Success: Harvard Experts Share Their Views on the $50B Company and Its Market
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Uber’s Keys to Success: Harvard Experts Share Their Views on the $50B Company and Its Market

By Philip Levinson, Harvard Kennedy School Alum & Learn Capital Venture Advisor We have a Love-Hate relationship with Uber. Love them? The headline of a recent Fast Company cover story on the company: “Admit It. You Love Uber.” Hate them? A recent Brookings Institute column is entitled “Is Uber a threat to democracy?” Another article features…

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