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The Physics of Love at Harvard Business School
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The Physics of Love at Harvard Business School

Ex-Military Physicist creates new HBS dating service. The Harbus heard murmurs of DatingHub, a new HBS-centric dating service, that has been gaining notoriety among the student population. We sent our intrepid reporter, Vipul Chhajer (HBS ’16), to investigate and interview the creator of this service, Asaf Lifshitz (HBS ’16). The following conversation has been edited…

Put your data analysis skills to the test – take part in the Datathon for Diabetes
Alumni, Culture, Current Events, Events, Health, News, Outside the Bubble, Publishing Partner

Put your data analysis skills to the test – take part in the Datathon for Diabetes

Diabetes is a global pandemic. Characterized by chronic high blood glucose levels (hyperglycemia) due to the body’s failure to produce enough insulin, diabetes affects over 9% of the population in the US alone, and of those people, approximately 25% are undiagnosed.  More alarmingly so, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) estimates that 415 million people have…

A Path Less Traveled: HBS Graduate Runs for Mayor of Baltimore
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A Path Less Traveled: HBS Graduate Runs for Mayor of Baltimore

According to Harvard Business School’s recruiting statistics, the most sought out industries by HBS graduates are financial services and consulting, together consistently drawing in over half of the school’s graduating classes. The class of 2015 statistics support that narrative, with 31% of graduates entering financial services and 24% joining a consulting firm. Contrast that with…

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…

EC COURSES THAT OVER-INDEX MALE OR FEMALE RAISE EYEBROWS AND QUESTIONS ABOUT GENDER AT HBS
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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…

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…

Justin Bieber Chooses Harvard Business School over Stanford
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Justin Bieber Chooses Harvard Business School over Stanford

On March 30, Harvard Business School’s admissions board sent out final decisions to round 2 applicants. Shortly thereafter, sources reported that pop sensation Justin Bieber is among the batch accepted into HBS’ class of 2018. The cherry on top for HBS is that Bieber had been accepted into Stanford’s Graduate School of Business (GSB) earlier…

HBS Director Stirs Controversy, Vows to “Make HBS Great Again”
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HBS Director Stirs Controversy, Vows to “Make HBS Great Again”

Harvard Business School recently announced its new Director of Admissions, but little attention has been given to the school’s newly appointed Director of Strategy, Eric Drumpf. Drumpf’s radical plan to improve school admissions and programming has drawn criticism from some quarters. Despite the backlash, Drumpf vows to “make HBS great again”. At the top of…

Phony HBS Grad Exposed
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Phony HBS Grad Exposed

Ross Michaels imprisoned for fraudulently claiming to be an HBS grad. It has recently come to the attention of The Harbus that Ross Michaels, a senior partner at a prestigious NYC management consulting firm, has been sentenced to two years in a white collar prison for falsely alleging to be an HBS grad. Having “graduated”…

Mark Your Calendars: HBS Comedy Night!
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Mark Your Calendars: HBS Comedy Night!

Save the Date! The HBS Comedy Night is the 1st Annual Event to showcase the talents of some of the more hilarious, creative and entertaining members of the Harvard Business School Community. The show will feature stand-up comedy acts, skits, and even a mock presidential debate! ——————————————————————– When: Tuesday, April 5th Time: 8:30 p.m. Where:…

From Consultant to Comedian: An Interview with Papa CJ
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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…

Harvard Business School Elects First Female Co-Presidents
Campus News, Current Events, News, On Campus, Print Edition, Women

Harvard Business School Elects First Female Co-Presidents

A word from our Co-Presidents: “It is a real privilege to serve as your HBS SA Co-Presidents. With this privilege comes real responsibility. We are responsible for representing HBS as effectively as possible, both on-campus and outside our community. We are responsible for rolling up our sleeves and working as hard as we can for…

Dear Manbassadors: A blog for men to confidentially ask the tough gender questions
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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…

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…

#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….

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…

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…

Professor Kevin Sharer: Listening is Underrated
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Professor Kevin Sharer: Listening is Underrated

By Professor Kevin Sharer, HBS Professor & Former AMGEN CEO When we think about “Leadership” we think about action.  The word is kinetic.  What verbs come to mind?  Decide.  Choose.  Inspire.  Speak.  Allocate.  Risk.  Win.  Here at HBS, where our mission is to develop leaders, we reward these actions explicitly through the practice of assessing…

Boeing Chairman Jim McNerney on leading, learning and growing—as a CEO and an MBA
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Boeing Chairman Jim McNerney on leading, learning and growing—as a CEO and an MBA

Greg Laudick (EC) sat down with Boeing Chairman Jim McNerney for an in-depth conversation about building a successful career from MBA grad to CEO. The conversation has been lightly edited for clarity and brevity. ——————————————————————— Greg Laudick: If you could impart a few pieces of advice to MBAs today, what would they be? Jim McNerney:…

Dating at Business School: The Myths and The Realities
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Dating at Business School: The Myths and The Realities

An ethnic woman’s perspective on dating at HBS. This post was originally published on stilettomuse.wordpress.com, with media links. “Wonder how it came to be Things with me and you How we lost the way to love How we got so blue” “And It’s Supposed to be Love”, Ayo “Dating at HBS is rubbish” — Several HBS…

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