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A Social Mission At HBS: Why We Ought To Pay Attention To Terry’s Foundation
Featured, Health, HomePost, Non-Profit, Outside the Bubble, Print Edition

A Social Mission At HBS: Why We Ought To Pay Attention To Terry’s Foundation

How the mission of one EC student sets an example for us all Why did you come to HBS? To switch careers, build your resume, or simply to push yourself outside of your comfort zone? For Rich Horgan (HBS ‘18) the answer is more complex:  to further his goal of advancing research to commercialize treatments…

HBS students collaborate with ABCDC to increase home ownership around campus
Industry Insights, Outside the Bubble, Print Edition

HBS students collaborate with ABCDC to increase home ownership around campus

Buying a house in a “hot” market can be a daunting task. When a property becomes available in highly competitive locations, financial buyers usually get it before prospective owner-occupants. Investors can almost instantly secure financing and make a purchase, leaving individuals with no real chance of home ownership in the area. This results in neighborhoods…

Resolving to be Happy: HBS students could learn to settle a little more
Blogs, On Campus, Opinion, Outside the Bubble

Resolving to be Happy: HBS students could learn to settle a little more

In the wake of the financial crisis, University of Texas professor Robert Prentice proposed an overhaul of business school rankings based on long-term happiness rather than post-MBA salaries. “Any sensible person would rather be happy than rich,” Prentice wrote in 2009. “Those who choose to attend business school on the assumption that an MBA will…

The End of Facts = The End of Empathy
Campus News, Outside the Bubble

The End of Facts = The End of Empathy

On Tuesday 31st of January, Harvard University hosted an event entitled ‘The End of Facts – Journalism in a Post-Truth Era’. This session filled Harvard’s largest auditorium, the Sanders Theatre, and required an overflow area for students and faculty from Harvard and beyond. They had flocked to hear the musings of luminaries within news media…

Why Facebook’s Algorithms are Destroying Democracy
Campus News, On Campus, Opinion, Outside the Bubble, Technology

Why Facebook’s Algorithms are Destroying Democracy

According to Pew Research, 61 percent of millennials use Facebook as their primary source for news about politics and government. The implications this could have for democracy’s underpinnings should not be underestimated. In disrupting the fundamental structures behind traditional information creation, distribution and consumption, social media has been one of the Internet’s most radical and innovative…

Empathy Matters
Current Events, Opinion, Outside the Bubble

Empathy Matters

These reflections were written in reaction to the tragedies that took place over the summer, but they are especially relevant given the recent bombings in NY/ NJ and the deaths of Tyre King, Terrance Crutcher and Keith Lamont Scott. My clock stopped shortly after July 4th with the murders of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling,…

Communicating through Change, Challenge, and Chaos;  The Education of Tom Strickland
Industry Insights, Opinion, Outside the Bubble, Print Edition

Communicating through Change, Challenge, and Chaos; The Education of Tom Strickland

   What do brands like Target, Theranos, UnitedHealth, and Vanderbilt University have in common with the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Columbine High School Massacre? All were the subjects of intense press coverage, and in each case the man brought in to weather the media maelstrom was Tom Strickland.  A lawyer by training, Strickland served…

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…

From MBA to Fortune 500 CEO: Fireside Chat with Steven Reinemund, former PepsiCo CEO
Fortune 500, General Management, Industry Insights, Outside the Bubble, Recruiting

From MBA to Fortune 500 CEO: Fireside Chat with Steven Reinemund, former PepsiCo CEO

It is hard to know what to expect when going to meet a Harvard Business School case protagonist in person. In our HBS cases, most CEOs spend an awful lot of time staring out of windows in heavy contemplation. Windows, it seemed, were critical to learning. This robust theory was unequivocally overturned when I met…

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…

Social Impact And Balancing Social Value With Financial Value
Culture, Current Events, Industry Insights, International, News, Outside the Bubble

Social Impact And Balancing Social Value With Financial Value

Why investing in Education is so frustrating for the Impact investor When I was young, my family would often visit my paternal grandparents’ home in rural Kisumu, Kenya. On one of our visits, I remember pestering my mother to let me start a school in our home, after seeing how bad the local rural district…

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….

Put your data analysis skills to the test – take part in the Datathon for Diabetes
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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
Alumni, News, Outside the Bubble, Print Edition

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…

Take it From the Guy who Created FOMO: One Job is not Enough
Alumni, Entrepreneurship, Outside the Bubble, Print Edition

Take it From the Guy who Created FOMO: One Job is not Enough

With graduation fast approaching, it’s natural to feel apprehensive about finding a job that will be both interesting and fulfilling. Even if you manage to find a position that meets your wildest expectations, how do you know that your initial excitement will last? According to Forbes Magazine, a recent survey by the Conference Board indicates…

The Life You Can Save: A Perspective on Ethical and Effective Charitable Giving
Campus News, HomePost, Industry Insights, News, Outside the Bubble

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…

The Future of Entertainment: Peter Chernin on Navigating a Career in a Changing Media Landscape
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The Future of Entertainment: Peter Chernin on Navigating a Career in a Changing Media Landscape

Peter Chernin, one of the most powerful media executives in the world, has had a career that has produced the two top grossing movies of all time, Titanic and Avatar, and shaped a wide range of media conglomerates including Showtime, Fox, and News Corporation. He began his career at St. Martin’s Press, a book publishing…

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…

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…

Cooking Corner: C’est la Veg: An Introduction
Cooking, Culture, HomePost, Outside the Bubble, Print Edition, Recipe

Cooking Corner: C’est la Veg: An Introduction

So where to begin? When I was 8, I had a diary. I’ll refrain from sharing excerpts to spare myself years of embarrassment, but as soon as I received my college email address I gladly leapt into the encapsulating arms of Facebook. Back when the site reveled in its exclusive allure, I admittedly stole my sister’s account…

LET’S MAKE THE BIGGEST DAMN DIFFERENCE!
Alumni, Culture, Current Events, HomePost, News, Outside the Bubble, Print Edition

LET’S MAKE THE BIGGEST DAMN DIFFERENCE!

HBS alumni-elders Delmor Markoff (MBA ’39), Joan Mokray and Roger Shamel (both MBA ’74), offer thoughts on what they describe as “the challenge of the century,” urging Harvard Business School to lead a first-of-its-kind, University-wide, outreach to alumni, asking them to help solve climate change problems and capitalize on climate change opportunities.   Change creates…

The Mindful Athlete: An Interview with George Mumford
Campus News, Culture, Industry Insights, Outside the Bubble, Sports

The Mindful Athlete: An Interview with George Mumford

By Karan Kumar, HBS Class of 2016 Michael Jordan credits George Mumford with transforming his on-court leadership of the Bulls, helping Jordan lead the team to six NBA championships. Mumford also helped Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal, and Lamar Odom and countless other NBA players turn around their games. His successful techniques are available for everyone…

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