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Bootstraps to Unicorns
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Bootstraps to Unicorns

Co-founders recall painful early days when only income was $300K from their parents. “It was a really humbling experience.”  We are sitting in their office in downtown Brooklyn in a WeWork, which, somehow, still exists. John Silva, CEO of LoveJuice, nods gravely as co-founder Alex Roberts continues. “I checked the bank account and the balance…

From Their Travel Diaries: HBS Confessions
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From Their Travel Diaries: HBS Confessions

A look into how students really felt over winter break.  Continuing a yearslong tradition at HBS, RCs and ECs handed in their travel diaries upon re-entering Spangler for the first time in seven weeks (only five short weeks for RCs). Disoriented, many thought the SAS team members collecting journals were simply there to take their…

Accu-Reggie’s Weather Forecast for February: Snowmaggedon?
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Accu-Reggie’s Weather Forecast for February: Snowmaggedon?

Reggie Smith (MBA ’20) tells us what to expect this month. February is my favorite month. It’s the most blizzardly month of the year! Roughly half of the most historic blizzards in Boston have occured in February. I expect weekly threats of snow to be the norm this month and, yes, I am predicting at…

Dear Harby
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Dear Harby

Dear Harby, My discussion group mate and I are having an intense disagreement, and I think your FIN1 and BGIE expertise could help us a lot here. He doesn’t think becoming a billionaire is worth it, because “you can’t buy anything with a billion dollars.” I said he could buy a small country with a…

EC Class to Submit Mandatory FIELD Reflections following Weekend Trips
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EC Class to Submit Mandatory FIELD Reflections following Weekend Trips

In a bold revamp of the Elective Curriculum, the HBS Student Academic Committee has decided that starting in the spring semester, FIELD reflections will be mandatory following every weekend trip that EC students undertake. Students who travel everywhere from Stowe to Sweden will now be required to submit reflections on their personal journeys as they…

Accu-Reggie’s Weather Forecast for October
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Accu-Reggie’s Weather Forecast for October

Reggie Smith (MBA ’20) tells us what to expect this month. October is the great transition month in New England. The last warmth of summer melts away, while the first frost of winter arrives. Our campus will be overcome with beautiful fall foliage as the leaves change their colors. Of course, all this means one…

Card Wars
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Card Wars

When Chase introduced a metal version of its credit card in 2016, the Chase Sapphire Reserve, the card was a ground-breaking innovation in consumer credit payments. “It does exactly the same thing as my old card—just heavier,” said Marcus Peabody, RC. “Whenever I’m out to dinner with friends and I drop my card on the…

Admit’s LinkedIn Post Announcing HBS Acceptance Fails to Secure 100 Likes; Admissions Decision Under Review
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Admit’s LinkedIn Post Announcing HBS Acceptance Fails to Secure 100 Likes; Admissions Decision Under Review

The perils of social media and university admissions … After a failed LinkedIn humble-brag announcing his HBS acceptance, admit Michael O’Connolly may not be Boston-bound after all. O’Connolly, 27, thought he’d done everything right. A self-described “risk-taker” who has “always done things my own way,” he followed in his father’s footsteps to attend Princeton before…

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HBS to Replace PE Bro Intake with AI, Starting with Class of 2022

The shocking announcement simultaneously impacts PE and tech bros globally. In a shock announcement that has left associates worldwide concerned, the HBS Admissions Office announced that starting with the upcoming admissions rounds, they will no longer be admitting students from the investment banking and private equity industries. Instead, classes will introduce the software “BuysideBot,” which…

From the Boardroom to the Stage
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From the Boardroom to the Stage

HBS Show’s Executive Producer Brooke Biederman (MBA ’19) talks with Executive Director Savannah Greene (MBA ’19) about her directing style, insider details from the rehearsal rooms, and the storied show’s first performance in the new Klarman Hall. “HBS Show is one of our most important traditions. It gives us a chance to laugh at ourselves,…

Dear Harby: The Advice Column for MBAs
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Dear Harby: The Advice Column for MBAs

This month Harby helps soon-to-be-former MBA candidates confront the trepidation of graduation, with her tips for surviving life outside HBS. Dear Harby, It’s the end of EC year and with the conclusion of Bridges I’ve been kicked to the proverbial curb, left to fend for myself in the wilds of the “Real World.” I made…

Dear Harby
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Dear Harby

Dear Harby, I’m planning to run the Boston Marathon on Monday April 16th and have already paid the $185 registration fee. I think I’m okay on the training. Here’s my question: how can I best take advantage of this social media opportunity to make my section mates envious? Best, Glam in Gallatin Dear Glam, You…

Social Enterprise Initiative Launches New Program to Combat Climate Change and Save Weekend Ski Trips
April 1st, April Fools, Humor, Print Edition

Social Enterprise Initiative Launches New Program to Combat Climate Change and Save Weekend Ski Trips

Cumnock Hall – Broken bones, bruised brains, and battered hearts – these are the injuries that have plagued the skiing and snowboarding population at HBS this year. Despite the usual hype and anticipation, record low snowfalls during peak season – especially during the official ski trip weekend – resulted in frustration, scratched equipment, and cringeworthy…

Dear Harby
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Dear Harby

Dear Harby, After I accidentally booked coach seats for a weekend getaway to St. Barts, I’ve been officially voted out of Section X. I’m a bit lost and am wondering what I’m going to do for socializing – do you have any advice? Sincerely, Lonely in Loeb Dear Lonely, I hope you now appreciate what…

Dear Harby: The Advice Column for MBAs
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Dear Harby: The Advice Column for MBAs

Dear Harby, Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, but no one at this school seems to understand what an acceptable gesture is. Last year a classmate I was dating got me three Citigroup preferred shares and a DVD of American Psycho (I mean, really – he couldn’t have at least sprung for Bank of America?). Can…

Dear Harby: The Advice Column for MBAs
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Dear Harby: The Advice Column for MBAs

Dear Harby, My former co-workers who are now applying to business school now want me to read their essays, but I’m lazy and don’t really like them. What should I do? -Chillin’ in Chase Dear Chillin’, Such a dilemma! I can imagine that nothing is more difficult than having to repay the favors from students…

Dear Harby
Humor, On Campus, Opinion, The Harbush

Dear Harby

  Dear Harby, I came in wanted a run-of-the-mill job in general management, but now I seemed to have caught the finance bug from all the company presentations put on by CPD. Should I be an investment banker? -Wondering in One Western Dear Wondering, Lots of people are attracted to Investment Banking. There are the…

Dear Harby: The Advice Column for MBAs
Humor, News, The Harbush

Dear Harby: The Advice Column for MBAs

Dear Harby, It’s May and I still don’t have an internship for the summer. I’m getting kinda desperate. What should I do? – Procrastinator in Peabody Dear Procrastinator, That whole “get a job” thing really snuck up on you didn’t it? I mean if only HBS had a department — a “center,” perhaps — for…

Admitted Students Welcome Review
Admissions Advice, Campus News, Humor, Print Edition

Admitted Students Welcome Review

It’s the final furlong of the recruitment calendar, but how does the HBS Admitted Student Welcome fare for the Class of 2019  No one told me that my first intellectual challenge at Harvard Business School would be picking the “theme tune which best describes my life” over an ice-breaking lunch with my fellow admits. Panic. What answer would make me sound sufficiently fun,…

Dear Harby: The Advice Column for MBAs
Humor, The Harbush

Dear Harby: The Advice Column for MBAs

Dear Harby, I noticed that everyone is wearing a Canadian Goose jacket at HBS but me.  Did I miss the section in the pre-matriculation packet on school uniforms?  What should I do? Sincerely, Bundled in Boston Dear Bundled, It’s cute that you think the brand is ‘Canadian’ Goose and not Canada Goose – we have…

Class of 2018’s Most Eligible Bachelors
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Class of 2018’s Most Eligible Bachelors

Harvard Business School’s Most Eligible Bachelors 2017-2018 Matt Stansky, Section H What do you think is the most romantic spot on campus? Weeks footbridge at sunset, a quiet table for two in Baker, or the Shad basketball courts, it’s not where, but with whom, so wherever you are is where I want to be. What…

Dear Harby: The Advice Column for MBAs
Humor, Opinion

Dear Harby: The Advice Column for MBAs

  Dear Harby, I have a section-mate who is the consummate quiet talker and I can never understand her. Despite my strenuous use of hand signals that my section has implemented to inform people when they should speak louder in class, she never does – in fact, she seems to enjoy brushing the class’s concerns…

Discovering My Selves
Bloggers, Campus News, Humor, Print Edition

Discovering My Selves

In life, we can have many identities. Our environments shape who we are, especially during our two years here at business school. Thank you HBS for helping me discover my-selves. My Aldrich Self Has perfected the art of the confident, all-knowing hand raise Wears dark thick-rimmed glasses to up my scholarly intellectual factor Enjoys doodling…

Overheard at the Doubletree
Bloggers, HomePost, Humor, Print Edition, Recruiting

Overheard at the Doubletree

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…

Missed Connections Near 02163
Bloggers, Humor, News, On Campus, Print Edition

Missed Connections Near 02163

I saw you in an Aldrich alcove (south side, bottom floor) drinking Peet’s Coffee at 5:30AM last Monday morning. Not many people are up that early. You must’ve been saving the spot for your discussion group. I knew you were a thoughtful soul. I popped by and asked if I could sit down. You said…

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