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Are we on the verge of a Middle-Eastern Silicon Valley?
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Are we on the verge of a Middle-Eastern Silicon Valley?

By Steve Hind & Nabil Mohamed The Harvard Arab Weekend gets Interesting. You may have noticed a large number of foreigners walking around campus two weekends ago, making their way to panels in Aldrich or receptions in Spangler. As it turns out, that was the Harvard Arab Weekend (HAW). And it’s quite a big deal….

Inside the Mind of a Venture Capitalist
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Inside the Mind of a Venture Capitalist

By Vyacheslav Polonski Doctoral student Vyacheslav Polonski (@slavacm) shares some Insights into the investment philosophy of Simon Rothman, Partner at Greylock, following Simon’s talk on campus this term. Building a startup that has the potential to disrupt the system isn’t easy. Investing in such a startup can be even harder. The renowned investor and entrepreneur Simon Rothman visited Harvard Business…

“You can never be overdressed or overeducated”: The RLGC HBS Fashion Show
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“You can never be overdressed or overeducated”: The RLGC HBS Fashion Show

By Emily Dohse The Harbus columnist Emily Dohse had front row seats at the RLGC’s 7th Annual Charity Fashion Show. Here is what you missed or (if you went to the afterparty) don’t remember. When Oscar Wilde said, “You can never be overdressed or overeducated,” he had probably just attended the HBS fashion show. On…

Sam Altman: Founders need passion – which MBAs lack
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Sam Altman: Founders need passion – which MBAs lack

By Patrick Daniel Regular contributor Patrick Daniel reports on President of Y Combinator Sam Altman’s keynote at this year’s Cyberposium. When Sam Altman, President of Y Combinator, delivered the keynote at this year’s Cyperposium, an annual student-run conference on the business of technology, students were eager to follow up with questions and ideas. One student…

After publicly blasting L’Oreal’s recruitment efforts, Jessica Assaf finds supporters all over the school – and world
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After publicly blasting L’Oreal’s recruitment efforts, Jessica Assaf finds supporters all over the school – and world

Managing Editor Steve Hind follows up with RC Jessica Assaf, whose brutal reply to a recruitment email went viral earlier this month. On the cover of the last edition of The Harbus, we heard from RC Jessica Assaf, who received a recruiting email from L’Oreal and posted her scathing response online. Two weeks, thousands of…

Love and Thanksgiving
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Love and Thanksgiving

By Gong Ke Gouldstone   Gong Ke Gouldstone reflects on how her relationship fared in RC year, and gives thanks for the challenges the RCs year provided, and the solutions it provoked. Thanksgiving kicks off the annual holiday season ritual, with gifts, travel and a time for reflection.  It’s two and a half months into the…

Partner Spotlight: Carolina Baena (ND), Latin Club Partner Rep and Jewellery Designer
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Partner Spotlight: Carolina Baena (ND), Latin Club Partner Rep and Jewellery Designer

By Emily Dohse Partner Spotlight: Carolina Baena (ND), Latin Club Partner Rep and Jewellery Designer The Harbus’ partner columnist Emily Dohse profiles another awesome HBS partner. This edition it’s Caro Baena, a proud Colombian, an entrepreneur and a brilliant jewellery designer. Meet Carolina Baena, partner and wife of RC Daniel Raffo in Section D!  Originally from…

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Success at the Energy Symposium 2014

The Energy Symposium 2014, hosted by the HBS Energy & Environment Club, was held on the Harvard Business School campus this past Saturday, October 18th. The event was a tremendous success and has sparked engaging conversations about the pivotal challenges the world faces in regards to energy and the environment. The Twitter World was tweeting…

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The (Mis)education of a Value Investor

Guy Spier graduated HBS in 1993 as – in his own words – an arrogant sonofabitch. Guy had come to HBS after topping Economics at Oxford, via a stint as a consultant at Braxton Associates. At HBS he missed the chance to meet Warren Buffett because he was pining after a girl who didn’t return…

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InsideIL: Connecting MBAs to the Start-Up Nation

This week, HBS MBAs Sara Greenberg and Della Heiman are launching InsideIL – an online platform designed to connect MBA students with leading Israeli companies, and to facilitate summer internships. The program represents an exciting opportunity for students to immerse themselves in dynamic companies, to experience a new culture, and to forge global relationships with leading entrepreneurs…

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Boston’s new StartUp- Achvr

Last month, the Harbus had the privilege of sitting down with Ryan Traeger (CEO) and Drew Watson (CMO) to find out more about their new start-up, Achvr – a social platform that’s all about helping people live happier, more-fulfilled lives. Available online and through an iPhone app, Achvr works by applying familiar game mechanics to…

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Snapchat rebuffs Facebook’s (all-cash) $3 Billion.

The WSJ reported yesterday that the Snapchat founder and Stanford drop-out rejected Harvard drop-out Zuckerberg’s $3 billion all-cash offer. Why? The 23-year-old co-founder is in a place not too unfamiliar to where Zuckerberg was when he was 23 and he’s holding out for a much larger valuation. He sees too much potential to cash out…

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HBS Students Contribute to Haiyan Relief Efforts

Super-typhoon Haiyan – arguably the strongest tropical cyclone in recorded history – has ravaged the Central Visayas region in the Philippines, flattening the entire city of Tacloban and claiming the lives of thousands of Filipinos.  Nearly 700,000 survivors have been displaced from their homes, utterly desperate for food and shelter.  They are in dire need…

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And the SAMBA Award Goes to…

Congratulations to Stacie Smith (OJ) and Tara Hagan (OI) of the Class of 2014, recipients of the October SAMBA Award! Created through a partnership between the SA and MBA Program, SAMBA recognizes unsung students who have had an exceptional impact on the HBS community, improving morale and elevating the sense of community on and off…

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Facebook moves back to Cambridge.

Finally, Facebook comes home. Nine years after the social networking site launched in Cambridge, MA, it announced plans to install a new engineering center in Kendall Square, just two T stops off the red line from Harvard Square. According to a story posted on the Crimson, Ryan Mack, an infrastructure engineer who contributed to the development…

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AN INTERNATIONAL AFFAIR: HBS GLOBAL NETWORKING NIGHT

Washington, DC – October 23rd, 2013 The Harvard Business Society is set to throw one of its largest unprecedented events in its history with “HBS Global Networking Night.” On a single night, in cities around the world, HBS Alumni will gather for an evening of drinks, socializing, and most importantly— networking. HBS’ Global Networking Night…

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Gender at HBS: An Open Letter to the Harbus

We are three women from the Class of 2013 who are writing in response to the Harbus articles regarding the recent New York Times feature on gender at HBS.  We believe that, amidst the commentary prompted by the coverage, the Harbus conversation, led by the pieces “It will be OK,” and “A Response to Jodi Kantor,” have perhaps missed the…

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It Will Be OK

Becky Cooper Nadis and Alana Hedlund respond to Jodi Kantor’s recent coverage of HBS in The New York Times. To the RCs: It will be ok. You may have seen an article in the NY Times about gender relations at HBS (or maybe you saw it on Facebook.  Or maybe it was emailed to you…

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Welcome, Back and Forward

Welcome, Back and Forward Welcome back future business leaders. And for you first years…welcome forward?  I can tell you that as a first year you will constantly be enamored with the second years, entranced with the classic paradigmagical trap that makes every second year seem much older and wiser than you are.  And, you’re right. …

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Welcome to Harvard Business School

As you familiarize yourself with your new surroundings, we would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to The Harbus. The Harbus News Corporation is a business run by business school students. We have a P&L, a balance sheet, and a cash flow statement (shout out Analytics peeps!). In addition to the print edition…

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Harbus Summer Fellowship

  The Harbus is pleased to announce we are accepting applications to our Harbus Summer Fellows Program. The application deadline for all applicants for Summer 2013 is April 24th 2013 at 11:59 PM general@harbus.org This summer, the Harbus News Corporation at Harvard Business School is opening up our doors to invite talented, innovative and curious…

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Creativity and Conviction: My Takeaways from the HBS Entertainment & Media Summit

Saturday marked the Entertainment & Media Summit at HBS. Students, faculty and industry professionals gathered for a day of exchanging ideas and dreaming about the future of media. Industry guests shared their experiences and insights while students asked questions and challenged the industry practices. It was an enlightened day of vision-casting for the future of…

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