This year’s graduating MBA Class will re-enter the workforce ten years after the onset of the greatest economic recession in a generation. While the stock market has since recovered, business leaders today face an increasingly complex web of ethical and legal challenges amidst rising public scrutiny of their actions. As members of the MBA Class… Continue reading Ten Years On, HBS Students Revive the Push for an MBA Oath
During RC year, I often wondered why in-class conversations about ethical leadership were so divorced from the rest of the HBS curriculum. Case method discussions, cropped to fit narrow topics to build a foundation of specific technical competencies, are an excellent pedagogical means for most RC topics. Leadership and Corporate Accountability (LCA), in my opinion,… Continue reading Practicing Leadership in Corporate Accountability
People at HBS have always tended to be politically and socially active. Many students speak about a desire to work in the public sector after a successful business career. Others hope to promote change from a position of corporate influence. However, during the 2016 election cycle, the social and political problems in our country began… Continue reading Media Entrepreneurship In A Time Of Polarization
President Trump defended his decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program as an effort to promote “safe communities, a robust middle class, and economic fairness for all Americans.” In his statement, the President painted his stance as simultaneously shrewd and compassionate. He pointed a finger at roughly 800,000 undocumented immigrants brought… Continue reading DACA And The Economics Of Immigration
How the mission of one EC student sets an example for us all Why did you come to HBS? To switch careers, build your resume, or simply to push yourself outside of your comfort zone? For Rich Horgan (HBS ‘18) the answer is more complex: to further his goal of advancing research to commercialize treatments… Continue reading A Social Mission At HBS: Why We Ought To Pay Attention To Terry’s Foundation
The Issue Burden Hall was supposed to be demolished after Klarman Hall became fully operational in 2018. Over the Summer of 2017, the administration decided to advance this demolition to mid-October 2017. The student body was not consulted until months after the decision had been taken. The HBS Student Association Senate first came to know… Continue reading Burden Hall Should Not Be Demolished This Soon
Harvard reacts to the implications of President Trump’s Immigration Policies President Donald Trump on Friday 27th January signed an executive order limiting foreign nationals’ admission into America. While the first wave of the order affects citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries, due to the ambiguity embedded within the it, the full extent of the order’s scope… Continue reading Trump Order: Fewer Flags In The HBS Classroom?
In honor of figuring out our life purpose … escaping the herd … I mean, recruiting season, we present to you a customer segmentation for our dedicated friends at the Careers and Professional Development (CPD) office. Venture Capitalist Vikram … You see, I just love technology: virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality … Anything… Continue reading Overheard at the Doubletree
Addie Swartz, CEO of reacHIRE, reflects on how to help the 37%+ female HBS Alums who plan to take a career break to raise their kids It’s a warm summer evening in London, and I’m sitting down for dinner with my sister and one of her friends. My sister is seven years older than I… Continue reading Ambitious, Talented and Unemployed
Pokémon is taking the world by storm. For many, it’s been an addictive game that brings back just the right amount of childish nostalgia, but for others, the game is a zombie-inducing virus that’s infected their friends with the mindless obsession to “catch em’ all”. Here at The Harbus, we conducted a woefully non-scientific poll… Continue reading Pokémon Go or Pokémon Go Away
From The Harvard University Employees Credit Union With college graduation on the horizon, now is a time to celebrate and look back on all you’ve accomplished – and it’s also time to set your sights on the future. Offering advice to fresh graduates is a tradition as old as education itself, but sometimes, less is… Continue reading 5 Simple Tips to Take With You When You Graduate
Harvard MBAs’ Biggest Opportunity for Career Impact? Giving Their Money Away. In a few short weeks, the 900+ students of the Harvard Business School MBA Class of 2016 will graduate. There is no doubt that these remarkable people will do great things in the world. But most likely, few will become CEOs of Fortune 500… Continue reading Class of 2016: Make a Difference
ECs Vatsala Deora, Sara Gentile, Cait Haught, Shannon Nelson, Molly Palmersheim, and Shireen Soheili worked together with professors to design the course this past fall as part of an Independent Project and now the course is a reality. Did you know that almost 80% of HBS alums are asked to serve on a nonprofit board… Continue reading Why 6 ECs Designed The Nonprofit Clinic: Tackling Inequality Course (and Why RCs Should Take it Next Year)
I have a Pinterest vision board (don’t we all) that is dedicated to hot fire work outfit ideas, but all the photos on it consist of models in perfect lighting and expensive accessories my budget and reality don’t support. Who can actually wear culottes chicly to the office? When can I wear my cocktail dresses… Continue reading Skirt the Ceiling: Inspiring Women to Wear What They Love
Dispelling the myth that “business leaders don’t need to be technical” It’s easy to imagine a future where nearly all CEOs are technologically literate. As we swiftly integrate technology into our daily lives, more and more “traditional” companies are starting to look a lot like “tech” companies. When the first iPhone was released a mere… Continue reading Coding is the New Business Literacy
Eight Students Sit Down with Dean Nohria to Discuss HBS’s Place in the World One of the most powerful men in the business world doesn’t work in the private sector. His name is Nitin Nohria, and as Dean of one of most powerful institutions in the capitalist ecosystem, his stewardship affects hundreds directly as students… Continue reading The Breakfast Club
Time Flies! It seems like yesterday when I received my offer of admission to Harvard Business School (HBS) in December 2013. Fast forward two and a half years and here I am, ready to leave. In most regards my experience here has been surreal. As HBS students, we are in a position of extreme… Continue reading Reflecting on the HBS MBA Experience
Why an annual tradition that was started in 2013 should become part of our daily lives… When I first stepped foot on this hallow ground way back in November 2014, I knew this place was special. Part of what made my brief visit to HBS for my interview so memorable was how smooth the operations… Continue reading HBS Gives Thanks: The Unsung Heroes of HBS Experience
New HBS start-up aims to provide convenience to moving-in experiences at campuses nationwide. The Harbus sits down with Pete Rispoli (NB), an ex-Marine, to discuss the start-up that he has been working on since he first came to HBS. Having lived abroad in various locales throughout his military career, Pete understands the pains of relocating… Continue reading Campus Doorman – Simplifying #LifeatHBS
Ask any current HBS student with a background or interest in venture capital this simple question: “What is the best-performing venture capital fund in the world?” Likely answers include Sequoia, Accel, NEA, Greylock or Andreessen Horowitz – each a smart pick. Yet, a quick look at CB Insights’ list of the top VC funds with… Continue reading Sapphire Ventures’ Quiet Approach Speaks Volumes with HBS Alums
Ex-Military Physicist creates new HBS dating service. The Harbus heard murmurs of DatingHub, a new HBS-centric dating service, that has been gaining notoriety among the student population. We sent our intrepid reporter, Vipul Chhajer (HBS ’16), to investigate and interview the creator of this service, Asaf Lifshitz (HBS ’16). The following conversation has been edited… Continue reading The Physics of Love at Harvard Business School
Growing up, I shuffled between the varsity athletes, music heads, and computer nerds, but as I got older, these passions faded. My creativity was crisply ironed out like the suit I wore every day in New York City. I had gone from building computers and producing music to building financial models on Wall Street.… Continue reading SXSW: My First 24 Hours in Austin
Google the phrase “do the right thing” to see the many ways in which this mantra is intrinsic to American and other healthy cultures. At HBS this message is paramount. It goes without saying that we all want to be successful in life and business, always in ways that are rewarding, legal, honest, and honorable.… Continue reading It’s Legal but is it Right?
Lucy Wang, HBS Class of 2017, interviewed Qasar Younis, COO of Y Combinator, on his route to becoming an entrepreneur and the lessons he learned along the way. Lesson 1: Just Do It “If you are a student at HBS, do it [entrepreneurship] now. You won’t have a chance like this, where you have time and… Continue reading From HBS to Y Combinator: Life lessons from Qasar Younis, COO Y Combinator
While the world celebrated international women’s day on March 8th, the WSA had lined up several events to celebrate the entire week. The poignant portraits that adorned the galleries at Spangler spoke volumes about inspirational women at HBS. Gender equality is a tough topic. The strides that have been taken can mean that we take… Continue reading Onward and Upwards: Marching forward during WSA’s Women’s Week Celebrations
After you graduate from HBS, your connection with the school should not be limited to reunions every five years. Several major cities have alumni clubs, the largest of which is The Harvard Business School Club of New York (“HBSCNY”). HBSCNY is a unique, powerful platform connecting the leadership and management expertise of Harvard Business School… Continue reading Harvard Business School Club of New York: Congratulations, Class of 2016!
I am a firm believer in seizing the opportunities that life presents, and at Harvard Business School, amazing opportunities are abundant. Whether you are a future business leader enrolled at HBS or one of the wonderful partners that supports them, you are sure to have an inspiring two years. I happen to be the latter… Continue reading From Silicon Valley to HBS: An HBS Partner’s Perspective
You’ve had an unlimited amount of water at your disposal for your entire life. Water was used to make that delicious, cheesy pizza that you waited until cheat day to eat and it will be used to get that inevitable red stain out of your brand-new white shirt. It is used to nourish the… Continue reading Glass Half Empty: The risks and opportunities of water scarcity
Hardly a year has passed since the Kraft-Heinz mega-merger and there’s already word on the street that 3G could be on the lookout for its next yummy CPG target. What’s on the menu? The smart money has narrowed the field down to two options: General Mills and Mondelez. Food industry experts say it will take… Continue reading 3G’s Next Target: General Mills or Mondelez?