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… Continue reading FIELD of Dreams

Join HBS DC Alums at one of the most beautiful Ambassador’s Residences in Washington, DC!

      When: December 17th (Tuesday) from 6:30pm to 9:30pm     What: Cocktail Reception (Swiss wine and Swiss hors d’oeuvres included) HBS Professor Francesca Gino will be presenting her new book: Sidetracked  Ambassador of Switzerland Manuel Sager and his wife, Mrs. Christine Sager will host us and present Switzerland current facts Event covered by The… Continue reading Join HBS DC Alums at one of the most beautiful Ambassador’s Residences in Washington, DC!

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Crowd-funding for impact in Nicaragua

Neural tube defects are a type of devastating and often lethal birth defects that can be prevented when mothers take folic acid before and during early-pregnancy. But neural tube defects arise during the 4th week of development, and with more than half of pregnancies around the world unplanned, folic acid supplements often reach pregnant women… Continue reading Crowd-funding for impact in Nicaragua

A View : Contextual Awareness

The current issue of Harvard Business Review contains an article called Focused Leaders written by Daniel Goleman that is worth reading and reflecting upon. Goleman makes the point that most effective leaders cultivate a “triad of awareness” as the editor’s note describes to include oneself, others, and the greater context. Much has been written about… Continue reading A View : Contextual Awareness

Thanks, Thanksgiving

Done. Dusted. Plate licked clean. Just as fast as it came along, Thanksgiving now recedes into the past like F. Scott Fitzgerald’s boats against the current. Unnecessary literary allusions aside (and didn’t the Baz Luhrmann version just suck?), not only did it make the stomach ache, it also made the mind think. Being from the… Continue reading Thanks, Thanksgiving

Raamin Noodles: How to Black Friday

Well folks, November has come and gone, and with it has gone not only the strongest batch of mustaches this campus has seen since the late 1950s, but also that venerable American holiday we know as Thanksgiving. For the somehow-still-confused internationals in the audience, Thanksgiving is the most uniquely American of all holidays because it… Continue reading Raamin Noodles: How to Black Friday

One Western 451

#DrLivingstoneIPresume Flick: My passport just came back with my visa for Field 2. Accra, here I come! Spencer: I’m not sure what problems Ghana currently has, but a hundred RCs roaming around with clipboards is about to become one of them. Andrew: Our Field Partner in Argentina last year asked us to disrupt the laundry… Continue reading One Western 451

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

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

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.… Continue reading HBS Alum Series: Christopher Michel

HBS Alum Series: Q&A with Dr. Mark Albion HBS/GSAS Class of 1981

Dr. Mark Albion was the first of our HBS Alum interview series and if every interview went as smoothly as his did then we’d be lucky writers. His love of life and helping people determine their unique contribution is inspiring and would no doubt make you question how you navigate career choices and hopefully you… Continue reading HBS Alum Series: Q&A with Dr. Mark Albion HBS/GSAS Class of 1981

News in Brief

Apple claims production of green sapphire crystals for iPhone fingerprint scanners “is totally not actually Kryptonite, we promise” Crazy-massive tech company Apple is once again ramping up production of seemingly-odd internal components well in advance of sales of the newest edition of its iPhone. The latest item to make its way through Apple’s supply chain… Continue reading News in Brief

Trendy International: A Passion for Fashion

I have always been interested in products and consumers. A couple of years after starting my career at BCG, I spent some time on a Leave-of‐Absence at Australian retailer Oroton, where I was lucky enough to have gained a really well-rounded perspective of the whole retail value chain. I was heavily involved in Oroton’s entry… Continue reading Trendy International: A Passion for Fashion

Making The Mo’s of It

Double-takes. Stares. The occasional eye-brow raise. Such has been the life of over 100 HBS students who have taken HBS back in time and reinstituted a fallen institution to a central place in the campus identity: the mustache. These students aren’t simply retro hipsters trying to induce flashbacks in professors and alumni who were at… Continue reading Making The Mo’s of It

The Schwartz Collection: Interview with Gerry Schwartz

At HBS, we are fortunate to be surrounded by a diverse array of contemporary, and often thought-provoking, art. A Marina Abramovic artwork casually hangs on a wall in Aldrich, a Vik Muniz on another – works that in a museum setting would garner hours of close looking, yet at HBS, more often receive the hurried… Continue reading The Schwartz Collection: Interview with Gerry Schwartz

One Western 451

This column follows the triumphs and tribulations of Spencer, Andrew and Felicity, three housemates in One Western 451, as they navigate the academic year at Harvard Business School. Andrew, an EC, worked for Deloitte in Phoenix, AZ, his home town. You’d be hard-pressed to find this out, because he talks about his two-month stint at… Continue reading One Western 451

The Rich Port

Daniel Selikowitz, like Rosalia in West Side Story, wants to go back to San Juan.  As an Australian booking a trip to Puerto Rico, my expectations were laughably clichéd. It’ll be wall-to-wall Cancun-esque resorts, I figured, packed with passport-less mainlanders looking for an easy vacation, a pool and some seaside casino gambling. Man, was I… Continue reading The Rich Port

The Need for Speed

Dr Ulrich Bez steps down this year as CEO of Aston Martin, where in 13 years he has taken it from a low volume manufacturer to the standard-bearer of luxury and quality in the automobile industry. He is both polite and direct, and has an extraordinary past, ranging from founding BMW Technology that developed the… Continue reading The Need for Speed

HBS Students Spill Their Secrets for a Successful Admissions Interview

If you were among the select few to receive an invitation to interview at Harvard Business School this afternoon, congratulations. Just think: only months ago you were sweating over GMAT prep books and “hounding your recommenders with the ruthless perseverance of Dog the Bounty Hunter,” as the Harbus‘ Editor-in-Chief Daniel Selikowitz likes to put it.… Continue reading HBS Students Spill Their Secrets for a Successful Admissions Interview

Owning the Problem: Pathway to Happiness

My hunch is that you have already found yourself in a difficult situation that left you angry, confused, frustrated, and maybe even deeply concerned for your own professional standing. It can also happen to us in our important personal relationships. Professional or personal is not the point. Being in a complex, troubling, and confusing high… Continue reading Owning the Problem: Pathway to Happiness

Newest Members of the Women’s Student Association

“Because a man’s intuition is just as good [as a woman’s]” Thanks, Raamin Mostaghimi (OJ), for sharing why you’re a part of the new WSA Manbassadors Program. Christian Bjelland’s (OH) reason for joining is a bit more simple: “I like women.  My mum is one.”   During the recent inaugural meeting of the EC Manbassadors… Continue reading Newest Members of the Women’s Student Association

The End of the Bad

Breaking Bad is ending, which means Sunday nights will free up again and everyone’s blood pressure is finally going to come down. But in the meantime, this week is full of swirling questions for aficionados: What’s Mr. Lambert going to do with that machine gun? God, can Uncle Jack be even more of a jerk?… Continue reading The End of the Bad

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A View: Owning the Problem

My hunch is that you have already found yourself in a difficult situation that left you angry, confused, frustrated, and maybe even deeply concerned for your own professional standing. It can also happen to us in our important personal relationships. Professional or personal is not the point. Being in a complex, troubling, and confusing high… Continue reading A View: Owning the Problem

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Take Me Back to the START

When the new Student Association executive team took office last spring, one of the first initiatives put on the table was an overhaul of Orientation and RC START week. In a series of conversations with administrators, the SA proposed what, at the time, seemed like a somewhat crazy idea. “We remembered this problem at the… Continue reading Take Me Back to the START

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