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Brexit – A Geopolitical Perspective
Current Events, International, News, Opinion, Outside the Bubble, Print Edition

Brexit – A Geopolitical Perspective

The nail in the coffin for “Great” Britain? On June 23rd, the British people will vote in a national referendum and will answer the following question; “Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave?” Whilst a seemingly straightforward question, if the British people vote through simple majority to exit the EU (dubbed…

HBO’s Silicon Valley: Lessons from the Writer’s Room on Leading Successful, Engaged Business Teams
News, On Campus, Opinion, Outside the Bubble

HBO’s Silicon Valley: Lessons from the Writer’s Room on Leading Successful, Engaged Business Teams

What could HBO’s Silicon Valley possibly teach you about running a venture? More than you might think. During a recent talk at the Harvard i-lab, Dan Lyons, author of the recent book Disrupted and a staff writer for the show, shared some behind the scenes insights on the process involved in setting a vision for…

A CEO’s Career: Interview with Ellen Kullman, former CEO of DuPont
Industry Insights, News, Opinion, Outside the Bubble, Recruiting

A CEO’s Career: Interview with Ellen Kullman, former CEO of DuPont

Many HBS students dream of breaking into the C-Suite, but how does one get there? Careers in general management are highly sought-after as they offer broad management training and preparation for senior roles. To learn more about this path, I sat down with Ellen Kullman, former CEO of DuPont and board member of General Motors….

Pay to Play: Why Professional Athletes Represent Cheap Labor
Bloggers, Current Events, Industry Insights, Opinion, Print Edition, Sports

Pay to Play: Why Professional Athletes Represent Cheap Labor

When NBA free agency, a time when professional basketball players whose contracts have run out can sign with other teams, rolls around this coming summer, it will be common to hear of players signing deals paying them millions of dollars to play basketball. Some, like Kevin Durant, can expect to earn upwards of $20M per…

Flint Water Crisis: Failure of an MBA
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Flint Water Crisis: Failure of an MBA

“Educating Leaders Who Make a Difference in the World” – Harvard Business School Mission Statement The application of the MBA is undergoing an unprecedented evolution. For decades, the Master in Business Administration degree was bestowed upon the future titans (or tyrants) in the private sector. Prominent executives like Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg (HBS), Nike Founder…

Dear Manbassadors: A blog for men to confidentially ask the tough gender questions
Bloggers, Club Corner, Culture, HomePost, News, Opinion, Print Edition, Recruiting, Student Club, Women, WSA

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…

#PuppyMonkeyBaby: HBS’ Expert Panel Analyzes Super Bowl 50’s Commercials
Current Events, Features, Industry Insights, News, Opinion, Print Edition

#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…

Aim High?
Culture, HomePost, Industry Insights, Kevin Sharer, Opinion, Print Edition

Aim High?

By Harvard Business School Professor Kevin Sharer, Former Amgen Chairman & CEO  Bill floated on air as he headed out of his office, toward the bar down the street.  His annual review had exceeded his highest hopes.  He knew he was good, but this confirmed to him that others knew it too. “Your achievements this…

Terrible Sales Tactics…
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Terrible Sales Tactics…

By Steve Hind, Harvard Business School Class of 2016 Your inside sales team’s faux-personal, harassing emails make me hate your company. Inside sales, we hear, is the future of sales, at least in B2B. But as a person who is on the receiving end of inside sales tactics roughly once a month, at least one…

Resisting the Path of Least Resistance
Culture, Entrepreneurship, HomePost, Opinion, Print Edition, Recruiting

Resisting the Path of Least Resistance

By Tiffany Zhou, Harvard Business School Class of 2017 There’s been an odd gloom on campus lately, and I’m not talking about the weather. I’m talking about those of us who are still figuring out what to do this summer. It’s understandably jarring—we spent all of first semester philosophizing about leadership, changing the world, finding…

#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….

Being an introverted leader
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Being an introverted leader

By Francisco Guarisse, Harvard Business School Class of 2017 Everybody knows it by now: the mission of Harvard Business School is to “educate leaders who make a difference in the world”. To advance this objective, the school enrolls around 900 new MBA students each year to come to Boston and learn about leadership. There is, however, an…

What Will Be Our Legacy?
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What Will Be Our Legacy?

By Hayling Price, Harvard MBA/MPP ’16 HBS has come quite a long way. As an American, one of my fondest memories here was the section flag ceremony that highlighted our mosaic of international perspectives. As a straight man, I’m also proud to be on a campus that observes National Coming Out Day and recently commemorated 50…

One Month Is Not Enough
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One Month Is Not Enough

By Amber James, Harvard JD/MBA Class of 2019 I hate Black History Month. I love black people, and I love history, but I hate Black History Month. The very concept is offensive. Black history is American history.  The America of today never could have existed were it not for the black people of African origin whose…

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…

Confronting Nationalism: FIELD 2
Culture, Current Events, FIELD 2, HomePost, Opinion, Outside the Bubble, Print Edition, Travel

Confronting Nationalism: FIELD 2

By Dmitry Zhdankin, HBS Class of 2017 In an airplane on my way back to Boston, I flipped through the pages in my passport. Several of them were now filled with brand new stamps from Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, and—my FIELD2 destination—the Philippines. They now officially confirmed that I got a chance to visit Asia. Yet despite…

International Surprises: The Best of Field 2 Travels
Culture, Entrepreneurship, FIELD 2, HomePost, International, Opinion, Print Edition, Travel

International Surprises: The Best of Field 2 Travels

By Annie Lindseth, HBS Class of 2017 What could possibly happen when you send 900 MBAs to 12 countries to interview locals and develop new products? It turns out that you can’t anticipate everything, even with a GEO team organizing minute details. And that’s a good thing. Unexpected experiences made Field 2 travel more fun…

Case for Daily Fantasy Sports
Current Events, HomePost, Industry Insights, News, Opinion, Outside the Bubble, Print Edition, Sports

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…

The Dangers of Indifference
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The Dangers of Indifference

November 19 was one of my best days at HBS. We had two case protagonists in my section – one resurrected the Swiss watch industry and the other developed profitable business models to fix global environmental problems. Everyone seemed to have at least skimmed the cases. The combination yielded engaging discussions on important questions like…

Socially Responsible Sourcing: Not So Simple
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Socially Responsible Sourcing: Not So Simple

Jumping on socially responsible sourcing bandwagon could leave companies biting the dust.  Breakfast at McDonald’s is going through all kinds of changes.  Unless you’ve been living under a whopper, you know that McDonald’s now serves breakfast all day.  Not only can you now get an Egg McMuffin at any time of day but those eggs…

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