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Lessons to business leaders from Japanese companies: A conversation with HBS Professor Hirotaka Takeuchi
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Lessons to business leaders from Japanese companies: A conversation with HBS Professor Hirotaka Takeuchi

For many decades, Japan’s corporate culture has been an enigma to many. Even more puzzling still was how a small, resource-poor nation grew at one point to become the world’s second largest economy. The Harbus met with HBS Professor Hirotaka Takeuchi to demystify what makes Japan unique and what lessons could be drawn. Maintaining a…

Trump, Leadership, and the Problem with Harvard Business School: An Interview with Larry Summers
Alumni, Featured, Features, Interview

Trump, Leadership, and the Problem with Harvard Business School: An Interview with Larry Summers

Our interview with Larry Summers has not quite started according to plan. Half an hour after we are scheduled to meet in Klarman Hall, where Larry is speaking at a conference marking the 10th anniversary of the global financial crisis, he is still deep in conversation with an attendee while your interviewers hover awkwardly in…

11th Annual HBS Charity Fashion Show
Club Corner, Featured, Features

11th Annual HBS Charity Fashion Show

The Retail and Luxury Goods Club successfully hosted their famous Annual Charity Fashion Show on October 25th at Boston’s Park Plaza Hotel.  In the 2018 edition of the longstanding HBS tradition, the Fashion Show featured 35 RC and EC models, showcasing styles from top designers to raise money for the Greater Boston Food Bank. This…

Klarman Hall Opens After Years of Planning
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Klarman Hall Opens After Years of Planning

On October 1, the southeastern corner of campus featured a flurry of events as HBS dedicated Klarman Hall, a brand-new venue that brings many new possibilities to the community. But that day was not the first time that an event was held in Klarman; it was the culmination of years of planning. The story of…

Simplifying Complexity
Academics, Featured, Features, Opinion

Simplifying Complexity

Beginnings are a good chance to think about objectives and plans, so let’s review what some of the big ideas here at HBS should be for you. For most of you those include learning to be a leader and critical thinker, meeting new friends, having new experiences, learning about yourself and perhaps positioning yourself for…

MBA Program Launches New Tutorial on Sexual Violence and Harassment
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MBA Program Launches New Tutorial on Sexual Violence and Harassment

Every year, incoming RCs are required to complete a number of tasks on their “Prematriculation Checklist” before they arrive at HBS. This summer, the Class of 2020 had to complete an item not seen in previous years’ checklists: an online tutorial entitled “Sexual Violence and Harassment at HBS.” The purpose of this exercise, according to…

The Harbus Foundation Grants $60,000 to Boston Nonprofits at Annual Gala
Campus News, Club Corner, Featured, Features, Non-Profit, On Campus

The Harbus Foundation Grants $60,000 to Boston Nonprofits at Annual Gala

The Harbus Foundation has announced a total of $60,000 in grant awards to Boston-based nonprofit organizations Empower Schools, Generations Incorporated, and GroundTruth. The recipients took home $20,000 each in the categories of Education, Literacy, and Journalism, respectively, following the Harbus Foundation’s annual gala. The K-12 education efforts of Empower Schools, the Education grant recipient, have…

Interview with Michael Lynton, Chairman of Snapchat
Featured, Features, Interview

Interview with Michael Lynton, Chairman of Snapchat

From starting out licensing coloring books at the Walt Disney company, to Pearson’s Penguin group, AOL Europe, Time Warner International, and then running Sony Pictures, Michael Lynton (MBA ’87) is one of the most experienced executives in the media and entertainment industry. Most recently in 2017 Lynton stepped down as CEO and Chairman of Sony…

Social Impact and Fintech: The Prodigy Finance Story
Featured, Features, Finance, News

Social Impact and Fintech: The Prodigy Finance Story

Creating a global company with social impact at its heart doesn’t happen overnight. But, as Prodigy Finance demonstrates, it can definitely happen within a matter of years. Cameron Stevens, like any recently-accepted INSEAD candidate, was looking forward to his MBA experience in France. And, like most other grad students, began looking for the financing needed…

HBS Elects New SA Co-Presidents
Campus News, Featured, Features, On Campus, Politics

HBS Elects New SA Co-Presidents

Sana Mohammed (MBA ‘19) and Triston Francis (MBA ‘19) have been elected as the Harvard Business School Student Association Co-Presidents for 2018-2019. The co-presidency, elected at the end of February by the RC year, will begin after spring break. Sana and Triston campaigned under an overarching mission to “foster a more collaborative environment that enables…

Leadership at Harvard, through Change and through Storm
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Leadership at Harvard, through Change and through Storm

When Drew Faust announced her intention to step down as Harvard University’s 28th President at the end of this academic year, she invoked “Fair Harvard,” the university’s alma mater, in reflecting upon the resilience of an institution that has found purpose and progress “through change and through storm.” Faust concludes her 11 years at the…

Why is Microsoft’s New Machine Reading Comprehension Dataset a Big Deal?
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Why is Microsoft’s New Machine Reading Comprehension Dataset a Big Deal?

On March 1, 2018, Microsoft released the latest large-scale dataset for machine reading comprehension and question answering. You can access the public dataset, named MS MARCO, at //www.msmarco.org/. As human beings, we are so habituated to the daily routines of reading, writing, and conversing that we may deem it intuitive to transfer our language understanding…

The U.S. Economy in 2017: Thanks, Obama?
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The U.S. Economy in 2017: Thanks, Obama?

In 2017, the U.S. economy had a solid year. Unemployment fell to a 17-year low, GDP growth picked up, and the stock market reached record highs. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the Trump Administration was quick to take credit for these positive developments. “The President’s economic agenda of lower taxes, less regulation, and more opportunity for all is…

King of the Castle
Alumni, Featured, Features, Interview

King of the Castle

Interview with Alan Horn (MBA ’71), Chairman of The Walt Disney Studios Alan Horn (HBS ’71) may be the humblest man in Hollywood. This might not be what you’d expect from one of the most influential figures in the film and television industry, and one of the individuals responsible for shaping much of what we’ve watched…

The incoming SA Presidents share their thoughts with the HBS Community
Campus News, Featured, Features, On Campus

The incoming SA Presidents share their thoughts with the HBS Community

Hi HBS! We are excited to serve as your 2017-2018 Student Association Co-Presidents. We are honored to have the opportunity to represent you and continue the legacy of LaToya and Libby. The leadership our outgoing Co-Presidents have shown over their tenure has not gone unnoticed and is immensely appreciated.  HBS is indeed a little smaller,…

HBS Admissions Department to Require All Applicants to Submit Social Media Passwords
April 1st, Featured, Features, The Harbush

HBS Admissions Department to Require All Applicants to Submit Social Media Passwords

In a landmark decision, Harvard Business School’s admissions department has announced that, beginning next fall, all applicants will be required to submit their social media passwords to be considered for the full-time MBA program. Admissions Director Chad Losee shared the thinking behind the change. “It was daunting to fill Dee Leopold’s shoes this year; the…

Lessons on Empowerment
Featured, Features, Interview, News, Women, WSA

Lessons on Empowerment

WSA CONFERENCE & THE 2016 U.S. PRESIDENTIAL RACE SERIES: INTERVIEW WITH HEIDI CRUZ Editor-in-Chief Pippa Lamb caught up with the closing keynote speaker of this year’s WSA conference, Heidi Cruz (HBS ’00) to discuss her views on empowerment, a career on Wall Street, working for President George W. Bush, and her time on the 2016…

An Interview with Jeanne Jackson
Featured, Features, On Campus, Women, WSA

An Interview with Jeanne Jackson

CEO Series: On a bench with the lady who caught the ball at Nike From a park bench on campus, Cordelia Shackleton (MBA 2018) caught up with Jeanne Jackson (HBS ’78), to chat about her childhood, time at HBS, ascension to the top of the retail and marketing industry, and some candid advice on relationships….

From Downing Street to Harvard Business School: Former British Cabinet Minister Tessa Jowell DBE, reflects on her experiences at HBS
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From Downing Street to Harvard Business School: Former British Cabinet Minister Tessa Jowell DBE, reflects on her experiences at HBS

  At the end of President Donald Trump’s first week in the White House, Deputy-Editor-in-Chief Pippa Lamb caught up with British politician the Baroness Tessa Jowell of Brixton DBE, former British Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Minister for the London 2012 Olympics, and cabinet minister under both the Blair and Brown governments…

Where Business and Society Intersect:  An interview with Lord John Browne, former BP CEO
Features, Industry Insights, International, News, Print Edition

Where Business and Society Intersect: An interview with Lord John Browne, former BP CEO

Vipul Chhajer (Class of ’16) sat down with Lord John Browne, the former CEO of British Petroleum and the first openly LBGT leader of a Fortune 100 company, and his co-authors, Robin Nuttall and Tommy Stadlen, to discuss their new book, Connect, and challenges at the intersection of business and society. The following conversation has…

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