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Executive Search: Finding the Needle in the Haystack: An interview with Jim Searing, HBS ’79; Founder, Lochlin Partners
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Executive Search: Finding the Needle in the Haystack: An interview with Jim Searing, HBS ’79; Founder, Lochlin Partners

“It is like looking for a needle in a haystack” describes Jim Searing with a mild chuckle, when asked to describe the executive search business. The founder and retired CEO of Lochlin Partners, a top notch executive search firm, has spent an impressive 32 years in the “head-hunting” industry. A Marine Corps veteran, he graduated…

Communicating through Change, Challenge, and Chaos;  The Education of Tom Strickland
Industry Insights, Opinion, Outside the Bubble, Print Edition

Communicating through Change, Challenge, and Chaos; The Education of Tom Strickland

   What do brands like Target, Theranos, UnitedHealth, and Vanderbilt University have in common with the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Columbine High School Massacre? All were the subjects of intense press coverage, and in each case the man brought in to weather the media maelstrom was Tom Strickland.  A lawyer by training, Strickland served…

Disrupting the engagement ring industry: the hbs alum taking on cartier and tiffany
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Disrupting the engagement ring industry: the hbs alum taking on cartier and tiffany

The idea: A luxury jewelry start-up that disrupts the engagement ring industry by creating a unique ring for every client.  Designed from scratch, manufactured, and sold only for that single proposal, it tells a couple’s personal love story. The start-up will compete with Tiffany, Harry Winston, Cartier – hallowed names of the jewelry industry that…

From MBA to Fortune 500 CEO: Fireside Chat with Steven Reinemund, former PepsiCo CEO
Fortune 500, General Management, Industry Insights, Outside the Bubble, Recruiting

From MBA to Fortune 500 CEO: Fireside Chat with Steven Reinemund, former PepsiCo CEO

It is hard to know what to expect when going to meet a Harvard Business School case protagonist in person. In our HBS cases, most CEOs spend an awful lot of time staring out of windows in heavy contemplation. Windows, it seemed, were critical to learning. This robust theory was unequivocally overturned when I met…

Coding is the New Business Literacy
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Coding is the New Business Literacy

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…

Social Impact And Balancing Social Value With Financial Value
Culture, Current Events, Industry Insights, International, News, Outside the Bubble

Social Impact And Balancing Social Value With Financial Value

Why investing in Education is so frustrating for the Impact investor When I was young, my family would often visit my paternal grandparents’ home in rural Kisumu, Kenya. On one of our visits, I remember pestering my mother to let me start a school in our home, after seeing how bad the local rural district…

A CEO’s Career: Interview with Ellen Kullman, former CEO of DuPont
Industry Insights, News, Opinion, Outside the Bubble, Recruiting

A CEO’s Career: Interview with Ellen Kullman, former CEO of DuPont

Many HBS students dream of breaking into the C-Suite, but how does one get there? Careers in general management are highly sought-after as they offer broad management training and preparation for senior roles. To learn more about this path, I sat down with Ellen Kullman, former CEO of DuPont and board member of General Motors….

Sapphire Ventures’ Quiet Approach Speaks Volumes with HBS Alums
Alumni, Entrepreneurship, HomePost, Industry Insights, Print Edition, Venture Capital

Sapphire Ventures’ Quiet Approach Speaks Volumes with HBS Alums

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…

Pay to Play: Why Professional Athletes Represent Cheap Labor
Bloggers, Current Events, Industry Insights, Opinion, Print Edition, Sports

Pay to Play: Why Professional Athletes Represent Cheap Labor

When NBA free agency, a time when professional basketball players whose contracts have run out can sign with other teams, rolls around this coming summer, it will be common to hear of players signing deals paying them millions of dollars to play basketball. Some, like Kevin Durant, can expect to earn upwards of $20M per…

In conversation with Jody Miller: Alternate paths to the top (and why “leaning-in” might not be enough)
Industry Insights, News, Outside the Bubble, Print Edition, Women

In conversation with Jody Miller: Alternate paths to the top (and why “leaning-in” might not be enough)

Jody Greenstone Miller is a thought leader on the future of work and the Co-Founder and CEO of Business Talent Group (BTG), the leading global marketplace for top independent consultants and executives interested in project-based work. BTG was recently named to Inc. Magazine’s prestigious list of the 5000 fastest-growing companies in America and to the…

Where Business and Society Intersect:  An interview with Lord John Browne, former BP CEO
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Where Business and Society Intersect: An interview with Lord John Browne, former BP CEO

Vipul Chhajer (Class of ’16) sat down with Lord John Browne, the former CEO of British Petroleum and the first openly LBGT leader of a Fortune 100 company, and his co-authors, Robin Nuttall and Tommy Stadlen, to discuss their new book, Connect, and challenges at the intersection of business and society. The following conversation has…

The Road Ahead: Harvard Business School’s Upcoming Latin American Conference
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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…

The Next 25 Years: 25th Annual Dynamic Women in Business Conference
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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…

On Leadership In Health Care And Giving Back: An Interview with Professor Sharer, Former Amgen CEO
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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…

6 Things Every First-Time Home Buyer Should Know
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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…

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

The Life You Can Save: A Perspective on Ethical and Effective Charitable Giving
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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…

CODE Corner: Profiling HBS Students and Their Side Projects Every Month
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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…

The Future of Entertainment: Peter Chernin on Navigating a Career in a Changing Media Landscape
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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…

Aim High?
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Aim High?

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…

Terrible Sales Tactics…
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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…

#OverheardOnWestrek – Tactical tips on how to break into start-ups, big tech and VC
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#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….

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