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10 Things You Don’t Know About Me
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10 Things You Don’t Know About Me

The Harbus Chief Commercial Officer (and HBS partner) Megan Fairbank brings you 10 fun, compelling and unexpected facts about members of the HBS community. This week, RC Philip Blackett (New Section B) and EC Kiran Gandhi (Old Section H) reveal ten things you might not know about them. 10 things you don’t know about: Philip…

Information session for SA Co-President election this Wednesday, January 28
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Information session for SA Co-President election this Wednesday, January 28

[stag_intro]The second information session for RC students interested in running to be Co-Presidents of the Students Association will be held Wednesday, January 28 at 3:30pm in Aldrich 111.[/stag_intro] Students interested in leading the SA and its $1.3m annual budget can use the event to find out more about the election process, and campaign guidelines, and…

Why Haven’t You Changed The World Yet?
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Why Haven’t You Changed The World Yet?

PhD candidate and World Economic Forum Global Shaper Vyacheslav Polonski (@slavacm) challenges people who want to change the World to get started. Now. By Vyacheslav Polonski “Changing the world” is the most frequently mentioned – and least frequently implemented – ambition cited in TED talks, startup pitches and political campaigns. This is hardly surprising, as suggested…

Five Tips to Reduce Holiday Stress
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Five Tips to Reduce Holiday Stress

The holidays can be a celebratory, festive time of year, but can also be very stressful. Elizabeth Kozik from Student & Academic Services provides a few tips to help manage your holiday stress. By Elizabeth Kozik, HBS Student & Academic Services So Many Invites, So Little Time!   Ever feel like you’re spreading yourself too thin…

Finalists Announced in Harvard Business School/Harvard Medical School Health Acceleration Challenge
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Finalists Announced in Harvard Business School/Harvard Medical School Health Acceleration Challenge

*This post originally appeared on The HBS News Release, written by Jim Aisner & Christian Camerota. BOSTON—The Forum on Health Care Innovation, a collaboration between Harvard Business School (HBS) and Harvard Medical School (HMS), announced today the four finalists in its Health Acceleration Challenge, which focuses on taking compelling, already-implemented health care solutions and helping them…

Student Association Budget
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Student Association Budget

Seeking greater transparency, SA releases its first annual report, showing $10 revenue in student dues for every $1 in corporate sponsorship. Steve Hind, Managing Editor, looks at the recently released first ever HBS Students Association Annual Report In a move aimed at greater transparency, the HBS Students Association, for the first time in recent memory,…

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…

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…

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…

The most ‘MBA’ MBA of them all
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The most ‘MBA’ MBA of them all

By Agustina Rosenfeld   HBS Alumni and entrepreneur Agustina Rosenfeld is back with edition two of her ‘How I became an entrepreneur by mistake’, in which gives current students a refreshingly open take on tough choices in life and career. They say it takes two to tango. As an Argentinean I should know that statement…

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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…

The Digital Initiative Community Meets IRL
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The Digital Initiative Community Meets IRL

Caroline Fay is the Coordinator for the Digital Initiative and an Ed.M Candidate at Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she is exploring the intersection of technology, development and learning. She writes for a Boston-based music blog and supports a health/media literacy non-profit in her spare time. She tweets at @carolinecfay. “How much do you…

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How I became an entrepreneur by mistake

As RCs move into recruiting season, and ECs face down its home stretch, Agustina Rosenfeld (HBS MBA ’14) shares her experience charting her career during her time at HBS. There is some truth to John Lennon’s idea that life is what happens while we are busy making plans. But isn’t life better when we set…

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AN EVENING WITH SCOTT JUREK

We all have moments when we want to give up. When pressure or pain becomes too high, it feels natural to throw in the towel. But it is going that extra mile that divides victors from losers. When Scott Jurek, world-famous athlete and dedicated vegan, visited Harvard Business School last week, his fireside chat with Jose…

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AN AFTERNOON WITH JACK WELCH

It was almost four o’clock. The clock was ticking. I was running to see Jack Welch, former chairman and CEO of General Electric. When I walked through Spangler Hall, I ran into a friend. She wished me good luck. The auditorium was already packed beyond capacity when she left earlier. And she was right. When I arrived,…

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It’s time to SPEAK UP

“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. But the only thing you can’t do is ignore…

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Mentors4u and the true Great Beauty

This March the Italian film, “Great Beauty” won the Academy award for best international movie. The film, skilfully directed by Paolo Sorrentino, depicts the decadence of a part of the Italian society immersed in lavish and extravagant parties and living only by memories of past, often presumed, greatness, in the exquisite setting of a timeless and breathtaking Rome….

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Has FIELD 3 Disappointed You?

For the last three years at HBS, nine-hundred or so RCs have taken, in many cases, their first foray into entrepreneurship during FIELD 3. For some, the class can seem enlightening, intimidating, exciting or frustrating (or all of those feelings at once) but for most the experience is incomplete. You dedicate little time to product design, market testing…

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Did You Find the Job of Your Dreams?

Important Notice: The Harbus would like to make it crystal clear that this article in NO way attempts to undermine the hard, thoughtful work that the Career Development and FIELD divisions are doing for MBA students (in fact, go to the “Give Thanks” article later in this edition if you don’t believe us!). Nor is this article a whiny…

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The Harbus Most Eligible 2014

Who’s the most eligible of them all? We need YOU to decide! Browse our stellar nominees, then use our anonymous survey to vote for the most eligible man and woman at HBS. Voting closes at midnight this Thursday, February 27. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/7J2XVTZ The words “Harvard Business School student,” spoken aloud, conjure up a plethora of images…

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