ToMo always beats FoMo

A little under three years ago, Lindsay McGregor graduated from HBS with her MBA. Today she, along with co-author and co-founder Neel Doshi, are the authors of a New York Times best-seller list book, Primed to Perform, and run a hybrid professional services and tech company called Vega Factor. The two endeavors – writing and… Continue reading ToMo always beats FoMo

Your Moment to Shine: The Presentation to the C-Suite

Roger Sterling (John Slattery), Ted Chaough (Kevin Rahm), Don Draper (Jon Hamm), representatives from Hershey and Jim Cutler (Harry Hamlin) - Mad Men _ Season 6, Episode 13 _ 'In Care of' - Photo Credit: Courtesy of AMC

Dylan is scheduled to make his first presentation to the sector executive with responsibility for his boss’ business.  He’s excited and a bit worried. Though he spent a few years in consulting and did well at HBS, he realizes that as an operating manager he is now in a new environment where the stakes are… Continue reading Your Moment to Shine: The Presentation to the C-Suite

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

My work assessing asylum claims for the UK government convinced me Europe must act together to resolve the current humanitarian crisis

The young Sri Lankan woman sitting opposite me began crying before I could introduce myself.  The interpreter remained silent and looked to me to respond; the terms of his contract prohibited him from engaging in conversation with the woman.  I rifled through my papers with their standard opening statements to a blank page and made… Continue reading My work assessing asylum claims for the UK government convinced me Europe must act together to resolve the current humanitarian crisis

Introducing Section P

Pstt… there’s another section that you haven’t heard about. It’s not Section M, X or K. It’s P. Section P for Parents. The membership only requires you to have a baby and lead a very different lifestyle, but there are lots of priceless benefits such as unconditional love, even greater perspective on life and automatic… Continue reading Introducing Section P

Make your own ladder

Regular contributor Patrick Daniel saw Burger King CEO Daniel Schwartz speak on campus last week. Schwartz ascended to the position at 32, and Patrick reflects on what means for climbing the ladder: make your own. When Daniel Schwartz was appointed CEO of Burger King, Bloomberg Businessweek provocatively ran a cover story titled “Burger King Is… Continue reading Make your own ladder

Defeating ISIS may mean reinventing the region’s institutions

By Tewfik Cassis (EC) and Co-Founder or OpedSpace. Tewfik has an interest in the global political economy with a particular focus on Middle Eastern politics and conflict resolution and used to be Executive Editor of the MIT International Review. This article originally appeared at OpedSpace.com and we are proud to feature it in The Harbus… Continue reading Defeating ISIS may mean reinventing the region’s institutions

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Energy Symposium at HBS to be the Largest Ever, featuring Leading Thinkers on Energy and Environment

11th Annual symposium set for Saturday, October 18, featuring senior executives from largest global energy and environment companies The Energy and Environment Club at HBS will hold its 11th Annual Energy Symposium on Saturday, October 18th.  Organizers expect this year’s symposium to be the largest conference yet. The club is partnering with the MIT Energy… Continue reading Energy Symposium at HBS to be the Largest Ever, featuring Leading Thinkers on Energy and Environment

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April SAMBA awards!

Congratulations to Erin Patten (E), Ana Mendy (OA), Tim Mooney (OI), Kim Chen (I) and Minh Chau (C), recipients of the April SAMBA Award! Created through a partnership between the SA and MBA Program, the SAMBA Award recognizes unsung students who have had an exceptional impact on the HBS community. These five individuals have demonstrated… Continue reading April SAMBA awards!

The Truth about “Section X”…and The Black & White Society

Jodi Kantor referred to “Section X” last year with her article in The New York Times about HBS, and we thought we’d give you some perspective. First off, if you think that we’re giving this topic more attention than it deserves, our answer is that it’s already out there. Even if we don’t care about it, we’ll be… Continue reading The Truth about “Section X”…and The Black & White Society

BIG DATA SHOULD BE EATING EDUCATION

Imagine if your school knew exactly how many times you attempted that impossible trignometry problem and adjusted your next assignment accordingly. Imagine if teachers could create project teams based on precise student strengths, weaknesses, and behaviors. Imagine if your educational experience was as personalized as your Netflix home page. The potential for big data to… Continue reading BIG DATA SHOULD BE EATING EDUCATION

FIGHTING POVERTY USING DATA AND ANALYTICS

Big Data isn’t just helping large corporations improve their bottom lines, but increasingly enabling development organizations and governments across the world fight poverty more effectively.  What was once a huge problem in international development – the lack of actionable data – is now turning into an invaluable asset thanks to the increasing amount of information… Continue reading FIGHTING POVERTY USING DATA AND ANALYTICS

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… Continue reading THE HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL INVESTMENT CONFERENCE 2014

The First Annual Harbus Foundation Gala

The First Annual Harbus Foundation Gala was an enormous success, with over 160 HBS students, faculty and alums joining the celebration as the foundation gave $50,000 to local Boston charities. More pictures below:

Teman & Teran Evans, HGSD Superstar Entrepreneurs

Last Fall, the Harbus got an opportunity to meet and talk with Teman & Teran Evans after hearing them speak at an event at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. They are both HGSD graduates and founders of the DIOSCURI brand. They have worked for star architect, Rem Koolhaas and have been featured in Time… Continue reading Teman & Teran Evans, HGSD Superstar Entrepreneurs

WSA Doubles Down on Case Protagonists

Are enough female business leaders depicted pondering their next business move in HBS cases? The Women’s Student Association and Dean Nitin Nohria agree: absolutely not. The WSA, HBS’s largest student club, operates with the mission to “prepare HBS women for long-term success and actively foster a campus culture that encourages students of all genders to… Continue reading WSA Doubles Down on Case Protagonists

Career Spoke

At the Harbus we try to cater to your every intellectual, emotional, and (dare we say it) spiritual need. Are you still looking for a job? Then fear not, young MBAs. This week we’re rolling out Career Spoke. Like Career Hub, but nimble and zeitgeisty. The Netflix to Career Hub’s Time Warner. Luke Skywalker’s gunship… Continue reading Career Spoke

OFF THE WALLS

For this month’s column, we had the opportunity to talk with Boston-based photographer Sage Sohier, whose work “Sculptor with Model of Chuck Close in his Summer Studio, Norwalk CT” hangs on the first floor of Shad. Sage’s work has been exhibited at museums such as the MoMA in New York, and the Art Institute of… Continue reading OFF THE WALLS

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: For our second installment, we’ve chosen Lino Lago’s… Continue reading OFF THE WALLS

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… Continue reading The Harbus Most Eligible 2014

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… Continue reading Heard at today’s WSA conference

“What Mr Peabody Can Teach Harvard Business School About The Fifth Epiphany”

This epiphany is a whopper. With the help of Mr Peabody’s time travel skills, our fifth epiphany is from the future. Yes, absolutely from the effen future! In the future we saw, MBAs study this simplified ‘Fifth Epiphany’. In present day August 2015, it is clearly the culmination and sequel to five (5) authors’ lifetime… Continue reading “What Mr Peabody Can Teach Harvard Business School About The Fifth Epiphany”

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

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… Continue reading How to Get a Job Without Really Trying