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…

“You can never be overdressed or overeducated”: The RLGC HBS Fashion Show
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“You can never be overdressed or overeducated”: The RLGC HBS Fashion Show

By Emily Dohse The Harbus columnist Emily Dohse had front row seats at the RLGC’s 7th Annual Charity Fashion Show. Here is what you missed or (if you went to the afterparty) don’t remember. When Oscar Wilde said, “You can never be overdressed or overeducated,” he had probably just attended the HBS fashion show. On…

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…

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…

The most ‘MBA’ MBA of them all
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The most ‘MBA’ MBA of them all

By Agustina Rosenfeld   HBS Alumni and entrepreneur Agustina Rosenfeld is back with edition two of her ‘How I became an entrepreneur by mistake’, in which gives current students a refreshingly open take on tough choices in life and career. They say it takes two to tango. As an Argentinean I should know that statement…

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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…

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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Reflections on the evening with Peter Thiel

Regular columnist Patrick Daniel reflects on his experience of listening to Peter Thiel’s conversation with Bill Sahlman. There are a few things better than a good conversation, but not many. A good conversation inspires you to think differently. It keeps you engaged long after the conversation has ended.  When Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal and…

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A Conversation on Leadership after Graduation

 Photo: Conversation on leadership with CommonBond founder David Klein and Taza Chocolate founder Alex Whitmore at General Assembly, Boston   When I graduated from HBS in 2010, I started down the common path of becoming a management consultant, but I knew I wanted to become an entrepreneur down the road. I believed that experiences in one setting…

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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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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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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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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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HBS Alum Series: Q&A With Ms. Angela Chao, Class of 2001, Section E

Angela Chao is Deputy Chairman of Foremost Group, an international shipping company in New York.  Prior to joining Foremost Group, Angela Chao worked in the Mergers & Acquisitions Department of Smith Barney, now a part of Citigroup. Angela received her M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and an undergraduate degree from Harvard College where she graduated…

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HBS Alum Series: Q&A With The Honorable Elaine L. Chao, Class of 1979 Section C

  The Honorable Elaine L. Chao, the 24th U. S. Secretary of Labor who served from 2001-2009, is the first Asian Pacific American woman to be appointed to a President’s Cabinet in American  history. An immigrant who arrived in America at the age of eight speaking no English, Secretary Chao subsequently achieved a distinguished career…

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HBS Alum Series: Christopher Michel

Christopher Michel is an American investor, he is an entrepreneur, a Navy man, a photojournalist, an author and HBS alumni. He is the founder of Affinity Labs and Military.com and currently runs Nautilus Ventures, a seed venture fund. In 1999, after a brief stint at Mercer Consulting he decided to build his own company, Military.com….

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Boston’s new StartUp- Achvr

Last month, the Harbus had the privilege of sitting down with Ryan Traeger (CEO) and Drew Watson (CMO) to find out more about their new start-up, Achvr – a social platform that’s all about helping people live happier, more-fulfilled lives. Available online and through an iPhone app, Achvr works by applying familiar game mechanics to…

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Lets do well at SXSW this SXSW.

Goal: I want this article to be your ROI for tuition. For both years. In the next 700 words and 4 hashtags, readers of this Harbus post will get their $$ back. Execution: As HBS first years, we will not fall into the bad habits networking-like-a-second-year-section-leader that ‘some’ second years have fallen into, fell into…

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Facebook moves back to Cambridge.

Finally, Facebook comes home. Nine years after the social networking site launched in Cambridge, MA, it announced plans to install a new engineering center in Kendall Square, just two T stops off the red line from Harvard Square. According to a story posted on the Crimson, Ryan Mack, an infrastructure engineer who contributed to the development…

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This past July, HBS ‘11 graduate Rachel Kim exchanged a fraction of her future income to a group of investors for $100,000 today. The money paid off Rachel’s student debt and helped fund her startup, Nailed Kit, while earning her a group of mentors committed to helping her navigate the next 10 years of her…

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Game of Stones

During the first day of The Entrepreneurial Manager (TEM) last year we learned about Bob Reiss, an HBS graduate who made a small fortune on a board game he published in the early 1980’s.  I vividly remember getting Cold Called in this class and being asked “Is it good or bad to be in the…

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Read With Me

This summer Ryan Eskridge and I decided to ditch sleep so that we could learn about the news business and how to write code. Lot’s of code. By the end of the summer Read With Me (www.getreadwithme.com) was born. Read With Me is a platform that enables you to personalize any news article by enabling you take any…

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Personal Doorman

Our summer job was to pick up dry cleaning and groceries for other people.  Your next question might be: “You went to HBS for that?”. But that’s what it took to launch ‘Personal Doorman’, our business, which brings hotel service to your home.  Ending the summer more excited than we began – our ride from…

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