“So much to do, so little time” . . . “There just aren’t enough hours in the day” . . . “How am I going to fit anything more into my schedule?” Have you recently had these thoughts? Do you find yourself constantly making decisions between activities, review sessions, recruiting opportunities, social events, activities of… Continue reading Finish Strong: It’s Not Over ‘til it’s Over!
EC COURSES THAT OVER-INDEX MALE OR FEMALE RAISE EYEBROWS AND QUESTIONS ABOUT GENDER AT HBS
When second year HBS students (ECs) returned to class this year, they found themselves in a learning environment that differed from the first year in an unexpected way: some courses had significantly more women than the class as a whole, and some had significantly less. After a RC (first) year characterized by careful management by… Continue reading EC COURSES THAT OVER-INDEX MALE OR FEMALE RAISE EYEBROWS AND QUESTIONS ABOUT GENDER AT HBS
What no one tells you about finding a job as an HBS Partner
This is not a tragic tale, though I should warn that some tears were shed along the way. This is the true story of trying to find a job in the US after having moved from a developing economy, with no previous experience working in English and, not surprisingly, no resident Visa. I will come… Continue reading What no one tells you about finding a job as an HBS Partner
CODE Corner: Robots, Artificial Intelligence, and Product Management Summer Internships
CODE Corner: Profiling HBS students and their side projects every month. This month: Bansi Shah (HBS ’17, Section A) shares on Robots, Artificial Intelligence, and Product Management Internships for the summer. Anshul Bhagi: Why did you study Computer Science? Bansi Shah: I always wanted to be a power ranger, but given the limited job prospects… Continue reading CODE Corner: Robots, Artificial Intelligence, and Product Management Summer Internships
Product Management: Your Coveted Internship This Summer?
Back in August when we incoming RCs were too intoxicated by the joy of starting business school or just too intoxicated from Yacht Week, we vaguely heard in the news that Harvard MBAs are shying away from investment banking and finance jobs. Then, the first two days of START coincided with the S&P 500 tanking… Continue reading Product Management: Your Coveted Internship This Summer?
The Road Ahead: Harvard Business School’s Upcoming Latin American Conference
By Diego Kantt (HBS ’16) & Mauricio Concha Zegarra (HBS ’16), Harvard Business School Latin American Conference Co-Chairs 2016 In October of 1972, the Uruguayan Air Force plane carrying members of a Uruguayan rugby team, their friends and family members, crashed into the Andes Mountains. Dr. Roberto Canessa made history for being one of two men… Continue reading The Road Ahead: Harvard Business School’s Upcoming Latin American Conference
Ideas are overrated: 5 Realities from a HBS Entrepreneur
I often hear people talking about how they really want to start a business, but don’t feel ready because they don’t have “the right idea”. They claim that as soon as the find the idea, they would take the plunge. Most successful entrepreneurs don’t wait for an idea to strike. They just start. Facebook started… Continue reading Ideas are overrated: 5 Realities from a HBS Entrepreneur
The Freedom and Chains of Generation Y
When season one of Master of None was released on Netflix this past November, it quickly piqued the interest of many young adults in their 20s and 30s. I, like my peers, was drawn in by Aziz Ansari’s relatable character; a 30 year old living in New York, processing through his very real professional and… Continue reading The Freedom and Chains of Generation Y
Should I Stay or Should I Go?
Should I stay or should I go now? If I go there will be trouble. And if I stay it will be double. So you gotta let me know. Should I stay or should I go? –The Clash Brazil is fighting two battles at this very moment. The first is the biggest economic crisis since 1994, when the Real… Continue reading Should I Stay or Should I Go?
Flint Water Crisis: Failure of an MBA
“Educating Leaders Who Make a Difference in the World” – Harvard Business School Mission Statement The application of the MBA is undergoing an unprecedented evolution. For decades, the Master in Business Administration degree was bestowed upon the future titans (or tyrants) in the private sector. Prominent executives like Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg (HBS), Nike Founder… Continue reading Flint Water Crisis: Failure of an MBA
The Next 25 Years: 25th Annual Dynamic Women in Business Conference
As a first-time attendee of the WSA Dynamic Women in Business conference, I was blown away by the conference committee’s ability to organize and seamlessly execute a conference of this magnitude on campus. The day overflowed with enthusiasm, inspiration and passion for the future, and there was often standing room only with a sold out… Continue reading The Next 25 Years: 25th Annual Dynamic Women in Business Conference
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
From Consultant to Comedian: An Interview with Papa CJ
Papa CJ is a renowned stand-up comedian who has performed over 2000 shows across five continents in prestigious venues like Broadway and SOHO and on TV channels like BBC, NBC, and Comedy Central. Forbes Magazine called him “the global face of Indian stand-up” and Toastmaster International called him one of the most influential comedians around… Continue reading From Consultant to Comedian: An Interview with Papa CJ
On Leadership In Health Care And Giving Back: An Interview with Professor Sharer, Former Amgen CEO
At HBS, we are lucky enough to be taught by some of the most experienced leaders. Professor Kevin Sharer is the former CEO of Amgen and sits on the boards of Chevron and Northrop Grumman. He currently teaches two sessions of General Management — Processes and Action. During his 20+ years of leadership, Amgen grew… Continue reading On Leadership In Health Care And Giving Back: An Interview with Professor Sharer, Former Amgen CEO
Your Moment to Shine: The Presentation to the C-Suite
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
Dear Manbassadors: A blog for men to confidentially ask the tough gender questions
Gender equality is a mission everyone can and should get behind. But sometimes it’s easier said than done. Despite having a clear goal, we all encounter difficult situations, or gray areas, that leave us sometimes confused as to the appropriate, or “correct” action. Continuing their mission of promoting gender equality, the Manbassadors of HBS have… Continue reading Dear Manbassadors: A blog for men to confidentially ask the tough gender questions
6 Things Every First-Time Home Buyer Should Know
Harbus Sponsored Content By Helen Laskaris, Harvard University Employees Credit Union (HUECU) Mortgage Originator, NMLS #1370124 Buying a home is one of the most exciting financial decisions you’ll ever make – and it can also feel like one of the most complicated. Hunting for your first house is a big deal, but it doesn’t have… Continue reading 6 Things Every First-Time Home Buyer Should Know
The Life You Can Save: A Perspective on Ethical and Effective Charitable Giving
On Tuesday February 16 The Social Enterprise Club and Retail and Luxury Goods Club co-hosted a talk by Charlie Bresler, who is currently the Executive Director of The Life You Can Save and previously served as President of Men’s Warehouse. Bresler spoke about his remarkable career journey, from anti-war activist, to psychologist, to retail executive… Continue reading The Life You Can Save: A Perspective on Ethical and Effective Charitable Giving
Sexual Tension: The Vivacious and Vexatious Things the Other Gender Does
In February, the month of love, I set out to investigate what men and women had to say about the annoying things they have observed and experienced from the opposite gender. Knowing love isn’t always about moonlit dinners and walks on the beach, I was motivated by the belief that annoying behavior should not be… Continue reading Sexual Tension: The Vivacious and Vexatious Things the Other Gender Does
CODE Corner: Profiling HBS Students and Their Side Projects Every Month
Coding at Harvard Business School: An interview with RC Andrea Coravos (Section E) What are you building these days? Last semester, I worked on a couple smaller side-projects. At HackHarvard, Mike Monovoukas (‘17), Yoonju Kim (‘17), and I built a web-app called “MeToo,” which is a crime prevention app. This semester I’m focusing on two… Continue reading CODE Corner: Profiling HBS Students and Their Side Projects Every Month
The Future of Entertainment: Peter Chernin on Navigating a Career in a Changing Media Landscape
Peter Chernin, one of the most powerful media executives in the world, has had a career that has produced the two top grossing movies of all time, Titanic and Avatar, and shaped a wide range of media conglomerates including Showtime, Fox, and News Corporation. He began his career at St. Martin’s Press, a book publishing… Continue reading The Future of Entertainment: Peter Chernin on Navigating a Career in a Changing Media Landscape
By Harvard Business School Professor Kevin Sharer, Former Amgen Chairman & CEO Bill floated on air as he headed out of his office, toward the bar down the street. His annual review had exceeded his highest hopes. He knew he was good, but this confirmed to him that others knew it too. “Your achievements this… Continue reading Aim High?
Terrible Sales Tactics…
By Steve Hind, Harvard Business School Class of 2016 Your inside sales team’s faux-personal, harassing emails make me hate your company. Inside sales, we hear, is the future of sales, at least in B2B. But as a person who is on the receiving end of inside sales tactics roughly once a month, at least one… Continue reading Terrible Sales Tactics…
The Power of a Personal Vision Statement
By Heather Fischer, Harvard Business School Partner A little over a year ago, I sat in the gym parking lot with my husband, Matt, sipping on a pre-workout energy drink as we decompressed from the day. It was our regular routine to meet up after work, talk for an hour, and then head inside to… Continue reading The Power of a Personal Vision Statement
Resisting the Path of Least Resistance
By Tiffany Zhou, Harvard Business School Class of 2017 There’s been an odd gloom on campus lately, and I’m not talking about the weather. I’m talking about those of us who are still figuring out what to do this summer. It’s understandably jarring—we spent all of first semester philosophizing about leadership, changing the world, finding… Continue reading Resisting the Path of Least Resistance
#OverheardOnWestrek – Tactical tips on how to break into start-ups, big tech and VC
By Jennifer Hurford, Harvard Business School Class of 2017 Secretly thankful you didn’t get any of those consulting/banking jobs you felt FOMOed into interviewing for? Here are some tips for getting a job in tech and VC brought to you straight from the mouths of HBS SF alums in big tech, start-ups, clean tech, and VC.… Continue reading #OverheardOnWestrek – Tactical tips on how to break into start-ups, big tech and VC
Being an introverted leader
By Francisco Guarisse, Harvard Business School Class of 2017 Everybody knows it by now: the mission of Harvard Business School is to “educate leaders who make a difference in the world”. To advance this objective, the school enrolls around 900 new MBA students each year to come to Boston and learn about leadership. There is, however, an… Continue reading Being an introverted leader
We Can Be Heroes: How These Illustrious HBS Alums Would Change History
By Vaibhav Singh, HBS Class of 2017 David Bowie, rock star, poet, actor and icon, died on January 10th 2016. He recorded one of his most popular singles, “Heroes” back in 1977, celebrating two lovers who meet at the Berlin Wall, trying to find a way to be together. The wall stood there for another… Continue reading We Can Be Heroes: How These Illustrious HBS Alums Would Change History
LGBT Dating at HBS: The Reality
“Everyone you meet has a part to play in your story. And while some may take a chapter, others a paragraph, and most will be no more than a scribbled note in the margins, someday, you’ll meet someone who will become so integral to your life, you’ll put their name in the title.” – Beau Taplin/Life Stories… Continue reading LGBT Dating at HBS: The Reality
What Will Be Our Legacy?
By Hayling Price, Harvard MBA/MPP ’16 HBS has come quite a long way. As an American, one of my fondest memories here was the section flag ceremony that highlighted our mosaic of international perspectives. As a straight man, I’m also proud to be on a campus that observes National Coming Out Day and recently commemorated 50… Continue reading What Will Be Our Legacy?