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Not Your Ordinary Furniture Store: Jordan’s Furniture
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Not Your Ordinary Furniture Store: Jordan’s Furniture

RC students embark on an excursion to New England’s 101-year-old furniture company. Jiyoon Han (MBA ’21) reports. Professor Michael Toffel and 20 Required Curriculum (RC) students embarked on a Technology and Operations Management (TOM) field trip to Jordan’s Furniture in Reading on October 3, 2019. Jordan’s Furniture is a furniture retailer founded 101 years ago…

From the Editors’ Desk
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From the Editors’ Desk

C’est le provisoire qui dure (“it’s the makeshift that lasts”). Nestled near the end of the case that RCs were assigned for Friday’s BGIE class, this adage was a thought-provoking highlight amidst a dense and challenging account of Bretton Woods and the liberal world order spanning 15½ pages (plus 14 exhibits—ECs, don’t you miss BGIE?)….

Dealing with Anxiety
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Dealing with Anxiety

Recently two former CEOs of large multinational companies (one British and one American) were talking about the most serious mental health problems that exist in the large American and British universities they each chair. Surprisingly the challenge on both sides of the Atlantic and echoed at two university chair meetings they had just attended was…

How Blockchain Is Powering Up the Energy Industry
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How Blockchain Is Powering Up the Energy Industry

Ever since Thomas Edison flipped the switch on the world’s first permanent power station in 1882, energy has flowed in a single direction: from large-scale, centralized generators out to homes and businesses. For a long time, this hub-spoke model made the most sense. Large cities consume a lot of power, and it’s far cheaper to…

Dear Harby
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Dear Harby

This month, as Dear Harby is enjoying a well-deserved October break amid the dunes of Cabo with her counterparts from the Law (Dear Torty), Design (Dear Artsy), and Divinity (Dear God) schools, we wanted to pass along a bit of Harbus humor history. Eleven years ago, one enterprising HBS student set out to examine life…

What’s It Like to be an #HBSintern?
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What’s It Like to be an #HBSintern?

For ECs returning back to campus after a long summer away from the HBS bubble, the first days have been filled with catching up on friends’ stories of travels, treks and internships. As usual, we have been awed and inspired by the range of our classmates’ professional interests and experiences over the past few months….

From the Editors’ Desk: Take Charge of Your Harvard Experience
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From the Editors’ Desk: Take Charge of Your Harvard Experience

There’s something truly special about autumn at Harvard Business School: the electricity in the incoming class, the warm familiarity in section reunions, a campus community overflowing with energy and optimism. For the returning editors and staff writers at The Harbus, just over eight months from graduation, it’s a time of both excitement and undeniable nostalgia….

Machine Learning: Making the Machines Work For You
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Machine Learning: Making the Machines Work For You

Machine learning is already a big part of modern life. Machine learning algorithms work in Google’s search results, Spotify’s music recommendations, and Uber’s ride-sharing matches. The use of the technology will accelerate as companies find new applications in finance, health, energy, manufacturing and other sectors. Machine learning brings great opportunities for new businesses, but poses…

Social Impact and Fintech: The Prodigy Finance Story
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Social Impact and Fintech: The Prodigy Finance Story

Creating a global company with social impact at its heart doesn’t happen overnight. But, as Prodigy Finance demonstrates, it can definitely happen within a matter of years. Cameron Stevens, like any recently-accepted INSEAD candidate, was looking forward to his MBA experience in France. And, like most other grad students, began looking for the financing needed…

Building on Success of Tinder Gold, Accounting Unit Offers New 2019 SIP, “Maximizing Value Through Swiping Right”
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Building on Success of Tinder Gold, Accounting Unit Offers New 2019 SIP, “Maximizing Value Through Swiping Right”

Morgan Hall – After the successful launch of Short Intensive Programs (SIPs) this past January, and recognizing the potential that premium dating app subscriptions hold, this week the Accounting Unit announced its latest 2019 SIP offering, “Maximizing Value Through Swiping Right.” “In the true spirit of capitalism, we want to help students build the strongest…

“Need-Based Fellowship” Brings Adult Humor and Social Commentary to Boston’s Theatre District
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“Need-Based Fellowship” Brings Adult Humor and Social Commentary to Boston’s Theatre District

This weekend, the 45th annual HBS Show, Harvard Business School’s long-running satirical look at life on campus, opened to raucous applause, adoring crowds, and maybe even some kudos for taking up the mantle of the #MeToo movement. This year’s show, entitled “The Need-Based Fellowship of the Ring” and (very) loosely based on The Lord of…

Administration Apologizes for Icarus Screening Never Meant to Bring Actual Culture to Campus
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Administration Apologizes for Icarus Screening Never Meant to Bring Actual Culture to Campus

Chao Hall – The HBS administration apologized this week for what it termed a “severe lapse in judgment” after a screening of the Academy Award-winning documentary Icarus stimulated honest conversation and genuine interest in geopolitical issues among the student body.   “We never intended for this to happen,” remarked administration spokeswoman Phyllis Dean in a…

Student Association Launches Flake, HBS’s Official Lifestyle Magazine
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Student Association Launches Flake, HBS’s Official Lifestyle Magazine

Boston, MA – In response to student demand for more media offerings that reflect life at HBS, today the Harvard Business School Student Association (SA) announced the launch of Flake, a magazine aimed squarely at the central theme of HBS life. “We noticed that if there’s one defining characteristic of students at HBS, it’s that…

Craving Authentic Chinese Food? Try RICEPO
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Craving Authentic Chinese Food? Try RICEPO

Many of us, dorm residents, don’t realize how privileged we are to be able to sleep, learn and dine without stepping outside at all. If it were not for FGI, it would theoretically be possible to go through the entire RC year without seeing the open-air (!) After all, we are already supposed to go…

Admitted Students Welcome: Round 1 Admits Visit Campus
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Admitted Students Welcome: Round 1 Admits Visit Campus

On Thursday February 1st, while many RCs were raring to devote a job search day either to skiing in Colorado or to an equally exhilarating interview for that elusive summer internship, hundreds of Class of 2020 Round 1 admits descended upon the HBS campus for Admitted Students’ Weekend (ASW). The visitors encompassed 316 admits, 82…

Why is Microsoft’s New Machine Reading Comprehension Dataset a Big Deal?
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Why is Microsoft’s New Machine Reading Comprehension Dataset a Big Deal?

On March 1, 2018, Microsoft released the latest large-scale dataset for machine reading comprehension and question answering. You can access the public dataset, named MS MARCO, at //www.msmarco.org/. As human beings, we are so habituated to the daily routines of reading, writing, and conversing that we may deem it intuitive to transfer our language understanding…

Spotlight on the life at “Jarbard”: The LatAm Club
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Spotlight on the life at “Jarbard”: The LatAm Club

The HBS LatAm Club seeks to provide a strong and engaging community for people who share a passion for Latin America and identify with the region’s core values. The club aims to represent the Latin American region on campus, promote its business and culture, and identify career opportunities for MBA students as it develops a…

Perspectives, Part One: Five Forces, Politics and Porter & Gehl: “Why Competition in the Politics Industry is Failing America”
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Perspectives, Part One: Five Forces, Politics and Porter & Gehl: “Why Competition in the Politics Industry is Failing America”

Why Competition in the Politics Industry is Failing America If our political system were an industry – the Political Industrial Complex – it would be valued at more than $16 billon. Furthermore, if you include the $3.6 trillion budget allocated by this apparatus at the federal and state level, it’s the biggest industry out there….

Perspectives, Part Two: Five Forces, Politics and Porter & Gehl: “Why Competition in the Politics Industry is Failing America”
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Perspectives, Part Two: Five Forces, Politics and Porter & Gehl: “Why Competition in the Politics Industry is Failing America”

Strategic thinking has been long been part of political analysis. From Thucydides to contemporary military and social science, people have deployed frameworks to understand and build models of prediction since time immemorial. Take the following: “If the dawn of democracy in a given country finds the decision makers divided into two parties, they may wish…

Restaurant Review: Les Sablons
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Restaurant Review: Les Sablons

With each fall comes a new class of RC’s, and with them comes the time for the EC’s to feel a little…well, old. But even as I’ve been waxing nostalgic for the days of Benihana and Snapple, maybe some things are better left to other generations—Shad Challenge, anyone? Les Sablons is Harvard Square’s latest addition…

DACA And The Economics Of Immigration
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DACA And The Economics Of Immigration

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…

Manning Didn’t Deserve Rescinded Harvard Visiting Fellowship
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Manning Didn’t Deserve Rescinded Harvard Visiting Fellowship

Manning Invite Widened the Civilian-Military Divide at Harvard In honoring former US Army Specialist Chelsea Manning by naming her a Visiting Fellow, the Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School opened wide a wound that leaders at Harvard have diligently worked to close in recent years: the civilian-military divide. There are few Rorschach Tests more…

Dear Harby: The Advice Column for MBAs
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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…

The Great Indian Start-Up Dream!
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The Great Indian Start-Up Dream!

What do you get when you have 500 million new internet users, a young and productive, burgeoning middle class and a workforce which defines global standards in technology? A vibrant and dynamic startup ecosystem i.e. India! Over the past 3 years, > $3 Billion was invested in startups in India. Leading venture investors like Sequoia,…

Guy Fieri to Open Restaurant in Spangler
April 1st, News, The Harbush

Guy Fieri to Open Restaurant in Spangler

On Friday, HBS announced that it had concluded its yearlong search for a celebrity chef to partner with on a new on-campus dining establishment specifically geared towards the needs of business school students. Beating out other finalists such as Bobby Flay, Giada De Laurentiis, and Wolfgang Puck was the star of the Food Network television…

The MBA Tax Deduction
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The MBA Tax Deduction

One of the gray areas that the LCA curriculum does not cover is deducting the cost of MBA tuition for tax purposes. Every year in the United States, a select portion of MBA students deduct educational expenses including tuition and fees, books, equipment, software and miscellaneous school supplies on their tax returns. The result is…

International Immigration Advice for MBAs in the Trump Era
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International Immigration Advice for MBAs in the Trump Era

On January 27, 2017, President Donald Trump took the extraordinary step of issuing an executive order suspending the admission into the United States of foreign nationals from seven countries—Libya, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen—for ninety days.  Refugees were banned for 120 days, while Syrian refugees were banned indefinitely.  As the ban was implemented,…

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