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We Can Be Heroes: How These Illustrious HBS Alums Would Change History
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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…

Universal drone delivery would complete eCommerce revolution in retail
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Universal drone delivery would complete eCommerce revolution in retail

By Jon Malankar, HBS Class of 2016 “I’ve seen it. It’s gonna happen. It’s coming.”  That’s straight from the lips of Paul Misener, Amazon’s VP for Global Public Policy and he’s talking about Amazon Prime Air, or as I like to call it: drones everywhere!  When Amazon first introduced the concept of drone delivery two…

From Food Delivery to Shower Caps: Advice for FIELD 3 from an EC
Entrepreneurship, FIELD 3, HomePost, Industry Insights, Print Edition, Women

From Food Delivery to Shower Caps: Advice for FIELD 3 from an EC

By Tamara Zagorovskaya, HBS Class of 2016 This time last year, I joined a FIELD 3 team that was planning to disrupt the food delivery business. Coming from a finance background and never having caught the entrepreneurial bug, I was afraid of taking risks and dreading the forced “opportunity” to start a company at school….

Case for Daily Fantasy Sports
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Case for Daily Fantasy Sports

By Akash Pradhan, Harvard Business School Class of 2017 Over the last three to four years, a plethora of daily fantasy sports (DFS) companies have emerged, offering avid and casual fans a chance to play shorter-term fantasy games for money. The two leaders in the industry, FanDuel and DraftKings, offer players a chance to “re-draft” their player lineups on…

Alumni Career Advice & Perspectives: Asha Haji, EF Education First
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Alumni Career Advice & Perspectives: Asha Haji, EF Education First

The Harbus Chief Operating Officer, Natasha Larsen, spoke with HBS aluma, Asha Haji, about EF Education First, how it fits into the social enterprise world, and advice to those interested in the space. The Harbus: Tell us about your industry Asha Haji: For starters, I wouldn’t call social enterprise an industry; rather it’s a space…

Alumni Career Advice & Perspectives: Katy George, Director at McKinsey
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Alumni Career Advice & Perspectives: Katy George, Director at McKinsey

The Harbus Chief Operating Officer, Natasha Larsen, spoke with HBS PhD aluma, Katy George, about her path to McKinsey, experiences there, and advice to would-be consultants. The Harbus: What was your path from HBS to your current position? KG: I came to Harvard to do a Ph.D. in Business Economics and fell in love with the Technology…

Sound Society Hosts Global DJ Duo The Chainsmokers To Discuss The Business of Music
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Sound Society Hosts Global DJ Duo The Chainsmokers To Discuss The Business of Music

  By Jeff Zeller (EC), Founder of the HBS Sound Society There are consistent elements that set up a company for success: an addressable market, effective communication with customers, capital, differentiation, and a strong support team.  It’s no different with musicians, and DJ duo The Chainsmokers was at Harvard Business School on Monday to discuss…

The first six months of building a startup while at HBS: A reflection
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The first six months of building a startup while at HBS: A reflection

For the past 6 months, HBS EC student Tess Brooks has been building Confi (confi.co), an online community for young women seeking advice on health topics that can be uncomfortable to talk about (OB/GYN, sexual health, mental health, communication, etc.). Here, Tess reflects on her experience as a first-time founder, working full-time on her startup…

The Mindful Athlete: An Interview with George Mumford
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The Mindful Athlete: An Interview with George Mumford

By Karan Kumar, HBS Class of 2016 Michael Jordan credits George Mumford with transforming his on-court leadership of the Bulls, helping Jordan lead the team to six NBA championships. Mumford also helped Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal, and Lamar Odom and countless other NBA players turn around their games. His successful techniques are available for everyone…

Alumni Recruiting Advice: L.E.K. Consulting with Gil Moran (HBS ’08)
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Alumni Recruiting Advice: L.E.K. Consulting with Gil Moran (HBS ’08)

  The Harbus was lucky enough to sit down with Harvard Business School Alum Gil Moran (MBA ‘08), Principal at L.E.K. Consulting, and asked him about the management consulting industry, L.E.K.’s unique culture, and what he looks for in a successful applicant during the recruitment process. —————————————————————–   Megan Fairbank: Tell us one thing about…

Alumni Fashion & Apparel Recruiting Advice with ‘Adore Me’ Founder & CEO
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Alumni Fashion & Apparel Recruiting Advice with ‘Adore Me’ Founder & CEO

The Harbus had the opportunity to sit down with HBS Alum Morgan Hermand-Waiche (MBA ‘10), Founder & CEO of apparel company Adore Me, and asked him to share his thoughts on the fashion industry, how he differentiates himself from competitors, and what he looks for in a successful applicant during his own recruitment process. Megan…

In recruiting, hardly anyone asks about money before they get an offer: Why!?
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In recruiting, hardly anyone asks about money before they get an offer: Why!?

Editor-in-Chief Steve Hind (HBS ’16) surveyed EC students last week to examine when in the recruiting process they think it’s okay to ask about compensation. The overwhelming answer was: don’t ask until you have an offer. CPD gave the same advice. Steve asks: Why!? Don’t ask about compensation until you have an offer from a…

Coca-Keurig machine could spell end for bottlers
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Coca-Keurig machine could spell end for bottlers

Well, it finally happened.  Keurig announced the arrival of the Keurig Kold machine (or the Coca-Keurig as I like to call it) to officially enter the cold beverage market.  It took almost six years and more than $1 billion but it’s finally here! Folks have asked lots of questions about the machine’s technical capabilities and whether…

HBS Alumnus & Corning VP/GM, John Bayne, Shares his Advice during Recruiting Season
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HBS Alumnus & Corning VP/GM, John Bayne, Shares his Advice during Recruiting Season

The Harbus sat down with Harvard Business School alumnus John Bayne (MBA ’94), Vice President & General Manager at Corning Incorporated, and asked him to share his thoughts on the recruiting process, advice for students interested in a manufacturing career, what Corning does to stand out in its industry, and what helps define a successful applicant. Natasha Larsen: Tell us one…

You Could be the Warren Buffett of Social Investing
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You Could be the Warren Buffett of Social Investing

Eric Gastfriend (MBA ’15) is the co-Founder of Harvard University Effective Altruism Student Group. He explains why now is the time to pay attention to effective giving. Suppose I told you about an investment that would easily generate a 60x return in a few years with very little risk.  And then I tell you that some of…

A Conversation With Secretary Robert McDonald
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A Conversation With Secretary Robert McDonald

Regular contributor Patrick Daniel spoke with Bob McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs and former CEO of Procter & Gamble, when he visited campus last week.  [stag_dropcap font_size=”50px” style=”normal”]W[/stag_dropcap]e got a chance to talk to Secretary of Veteran Affairs Bob McDonald when he visited Harvard Business School last week, following his lecture and introduction by host…

Q&A with ‘Curated’ Founder Dave Verwer
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Q&A with ‘Curated’ Founder Dave Verwer

[stag_dropcap font_size=”50px” style=”normal”]D[/stag_dropcap]uring The Harbus’ search for a time-saving, modern, easy-to-use, and effective platform to adopt for the execution and delivery of our weekly digital newsletter, we found new friends in UK-based software developer, Dave Verwer, and his company, Curated. Like most, we were a bit overwhelmed by how many curated content publication companies are…

HBS Latin American Conference 2015: OUR OWN WAY
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HBS Latin American Conference 2015: OUR OWN WAY

ECs Maria-Fe Razetto and Sebastian Valenzuela, Co-Chairs of HBS’ upcoming XVII Latin American Conference, tells us how the event will gather business and policy leaders from the region embracing the uniqueness and unlocked potential for its countries. [stag_dropcap font_size=”50px” style=”normal”]I[/stag_dropcap]n a context that has disfavored the appetite for emerging economies in general, and Latin America in particular, the upcoming edition…

Turnstyle: Come for the workout, stay for the FIELD3 advice
Bloggers, Culture, Industry Insights, Outside the Bubble, Print Edition

Turnstyle: Come for the workout, stay for the FIELD3 advice

HBS Partner Emily Dohse speaks to Rich Downing, Co-Founder and President of Turnstyle, an up and coming spin class empire. Turnstyle Cycle is a group cycle/TRX studio in Kendall Square, walking distance from the T.  I took a class there and was so impressed that I asked the Co-founder and President, Rich Downing, if I…

Kevin Sharer: Speaking Up
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Kevin Sharer: Speaking Up

Former Amgen CEO Professor Kevin Sharer discusses the process and art of dissent. [stag_dropcap font_size=”50px” style=”normal”]O[/stag_dropcap]ur General Management class had just completed a series of cases about decision-making processes.  In these cases, time and time again the leader or team had made poor decisions with often devastating results. The class had successfully identified several root causes…

With $8.2 million in Funding, Zumper’s HBS Founder Focuses on Double-Sided Success
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With $8.2 million in Funding, Zumper’s HBS Founder Focuses on Double-Sided Success

With FIELD 3 teams working furiously on their startups, HKS alum and Learn Capital Venture Advisor, Philip Levinson, brings you the story of HBS-founded Zumper, who turned $18k in HBS grants into a serious startup backed by a number of Silicon Valley’s top VCs. Anthemos Georgiades (MBA 2012) finished his first year at HBS in 2011, he reached a…

An Afternoon with Stephen Schwarzman
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An Afternoon with Stephen Schwarzman

Regular contributor Patrick Daniel reports on the highlights from Blackstone CEO Stephen Schwarzman’s recent time on campus. [stag_dropcap font_size=”50px” style=”normal”]W[/stag_dropcap]hen Stephen A. Schwarzman, chairman and CEO of The Blackstone Group, visited Harvard last month, I felt inspired by his stories and the lessons that he shared with students. Schwarzman is known for having co-founded The…

Kevin Sharer: Self-Inflicted Wounds
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Kevin Sharer: Self-Inflicted Wounds

Former Amgen CEO Professor Kevin Sharer discusses why high performing people succumb to self-inflicted wounds, and how they can avoid them, or at least minimize the damage they cause. [stag_dropcap font_size=”50px” style=”normal”]P[/stag_dropcap]resident Clinton is reported to have said that in life all the biggest wounds are self-inflicted. The American news this week is overflowing with…

Pro-cruit, don’t Re-cruit
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Pro-cruit, don’t Re-cruit

Gong Ke Gouldstone (RC) asks whether we should look for the companies we want, not the companies that come to us. [stag_dropcap font_size=”50px” style=”normal”]H[/stag_dropcap]ow did you feel, as you waited outside a hotel-room-turned-interview-room for your turn?  Was it excitement to have a shot at a dream company?  Was it trepidation at how your non-standard experience…

Kevin Sharer’s “I Can’t Believe It Works!”
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Kevin Sharer’s “I Can’t Believe It Works!”

Former Amgen CEO and HBS Professor Kevin Sharer shares his insights on lessons learned at HBS. [stag_dropcap font_size=”50px” style=”normal”]T[/stag_dropcap]he HBS class of 2014  is now scattered around the world, with a large contingent in San Francisco. On a rainy mid-December night six former classmates gathered in a downtown restaurant to catch up, celebrate, and reflect. Three women…

John S. Watson’s “Enabling the Energy Economy”
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John S. Watson’s “Enabling the Energy Economy”

By John S. Watson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Chevron Corporation The Harbus got in touch with Chevron’s Chairman and CEO, John S. Watson, who has shared his thoughts on the future of global energy and the role it should play in the world’s economic growth.   One of the greatest challenges facing the world today…

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