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A Memo to VW’s CEO, Dr. Müller
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A Memo to VW’s CEO, Dr. Müller

Professor Kevin Sharer, former CEO of Amgen, has some advice for leaders who find themselves charged with investigating and cleaning up a catastrophe. It has happened again. For the at least fifth time in fifteen years another enormous, preventable, and egregious transgression has been purposefully or carelessly committed by a previously respected company. It will…

Q&A with Lori van Dam, Interim CEO for Susan G. Komen Massachusetts®
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Q&A with Lori van Dam, Interim CEO for Susan G. Komen Massachusetts®

In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, HBS Partner & Harbus CMO, Megan Fairbank, sat down with Lori van Dam, Susan G. Komen Massachusetts® Interim CEO, to talk about the organization’s work, developments, and how the Harvard Business School & greater Boston communities can get involved in such an important cause. Megan Fairbank: What…

Uber’s Keys to Success: Harvard Experts Share Their Views on the $50B Company and Its Market
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Uber’s Keys to Success: Harvard Experts Share Their Views on the $50B Company and Its Market

By Philip Levinson, Harvard Kennedy School Alum & Learn Capital Venture Advisor We have a Love-Hate relationship with Uber. Love them? The headline of a recent Fast Company cover story on the company: “Admit It. You Love Uber.” Hate them? A recent Brookings Institute column is entitled “Is Uber a threat to democracy?” Another article features…

Amelia Lin & The HBS Pensieve
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Amelia Lin & The HBS Pensieve

Written by Ange Winkle (HBS ’16), Women’s Student Association Co-President It’s fair to say there are some pretty exceptional individuals at HBS, and not always, but often, they are too modest to volunteer stories of their world-beating successes. The WSA and The Harbus want to shine a spotlight on the geniuses in the coffee line. On the…

Reflecting on Mexican Independence Day as a HBS student
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Reflecting on Mexican Independence Day as a HBS student

EC Rogelio Magana Shoemaker shares his thoughts on what Mexico’s Independence Day means to him as National Hispanic Awareness Month begins in the United States. This year, Mexicans around the world will celebrate the country’s 205th Día de la Independencia on September 16th. Megan Fairbank: You grew up and worked in Mexico City, Mexico, before…

You Could be the Warren Buffett of Social Investing
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You Could be the Warren Buffett of Social Investing

Eric Gastfriend (MBA ’15) is the co-Founder of Harvard University Effective Altruism Student Group. He explains why now is the time to pay attention to effective giving. Suppose I told you about an investment that would easily generate a 60x return in a few years with very little risk.  And then I tell you that some of…

Higher Aims and Climate Change
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Higher Aims and Climate Change

Alumni John McCall MacBain (MBA ’84) and Jeff Huggins (MBA ’86) discuss the ‘higher aims’ of business education and how they relate to the business community’s responsibilities with regard to climate change. Women and men who apply to Harvard Business School, are accepted, survive the case-work and snow, and make it to Commencement typically have very…

HBS Exceptional Athlete Awards: Q&A with Ben Gettinger
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HBS Exceptional Athlete Awards: Q&A with Ben Gettinger

Earlier this month, Delia Zanoschi and Tum Preugpaibul (RCs) announced the winners of the inaugural HBS exceptional athlete awards, an initiative they started this year to recognize the best athletes at HBS. This week, Delia and Tum interviewed HBS Class of 2016 exceptional athlete winner Ben Gettinger. [stag_divider style=”dotted”] BEN GETTINGER: SQUASH SECTION A, NEW YORK, NY, USA…

HBS Exceptional Athlete Awards: Q&A with George Rudolph
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HBS Exceptional Athlete Awards: Q&A with George Rudolph

Earlier this month, Delia Zanoschi and Tum Preugpaibul (RCs) announced the winners of the inaugural HBS exceptional athlete awards, an initiative they started this year to recognize the best athletes at HBS. This week, Delia and Tum interviewed HBS Class of 2016 exceptional athlete winner George Rudolph. [stag_divider style=”dotted”] GEORGE RUDOLPH: BASKETBALL SECTION A, SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA [stag_divider…

HBS Exceptional Athlete Awards: Q&A with Francesco Balestra
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HBS Exceptional Athlete Awards: Q&A with Francesco Balestra

Earlier this month, Delia Zanoschi and Tum Preugpaibul (RCs) announced the winners of the inaugural HBS exceptional athlete awards, an initiative they started this year to recognize the best athletes at HBS. This week, Delia and Tum interviewed HBS Class of 2016 exceptional athlete winner Francesco Balestra. [stag_divider style=”dotted”] FRANCESCO BALESTRA: SOCCER SECTION F, NEW YORK, NY, USA…

Commit to Start
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Commit to Start

As explained below, a group of EC students have together launched an initiative whereby their graduating classmates can create tangible goals for making a difference after their graduation. In this letter to the editor, EC Wyatt Smith (HBS ’15) discusses the program, called Commit to Start. [stag_dropcap font_size=”50px” style=”normal”]I[/stag_dropcap]t’s not always easy to envision the…

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 Kelvin Teo (NC) reveals ten things you might not know about him. [stag_dropcap font_size=”50px” style=”normal”]1[/stag_dropcap]I was named after a refrigerator at home called Kelvinator, but I must say,…

Kevin Sharer: Turn Up the Music
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Kevin Sharer: Turn Up the Music

Former Amgen CEO and HBS Professor Kevin Sharer asks how music can help us unlock the creativity needed to innovate and thrive. [stag_dropcap font_size=”50px” style=”normal”]T[/stag_dropcap]he night air is sweet, cool, and soothing at this most iconic of all music venues in the City of Angels. Eighteen thousand people wait in delicious anticipation for one of the greatest…

Serving the HBS mission while studying: Board Fellows & Social Enterprise Club
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Serving the HBS mission while studying: Board Fellows & Social Enterprise Club

Club Co-Presidents Hannah Merves and Ricardo Aguirre look at the impact HBS students are having on local non-profits through the club’s volunteer consulting work. [stag_dropcap font_size=”50px” style=”normal”]A[/stag_dropcap]s students we often struggle with how to make sense of the HBS mission to educate leaders who make a difference in the world.  One student organization that is…

Turnstyle: Come for the workout, stay for the FIELD3 advice
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Turnstyle: Come for the workout, stay for the FIELD3 advice

HBS Partner Emily Dohse speaks to Rich Downing, Co-Founder and President of Turnstyle, an up and coming spin class empire. Turnstyle Cycle is a group cycle/TRX studio in Kendall Square, walking distance from the T.  I took a class there and was so impressed that I asked the Co-founder and President, Rich Downing, if I…

FOMO, Take 2
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FOMO, Take 2

With just an eighth of her MBA experience left, EC Gong Ke Gouldstone reflects on where her fear of missing out has taken her so far, and where it will take her in the years to come. [stag_dropcap font_size=”50px” style=”normal”]T[/stag_dropcap]oday, professors in two of my classes announced that we are now half way through the term,…

Pro-cruit, don’t Re-cruit
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Pro-cruit, don’t Re-cruit

Gong Ke Gouldstone (RC) asks whether we should look for the companies we want, not the companies that come to us. [stag_dropcap font_size=”50px” style=”normal”]H[/stag_dropcap]ow did you feel, as you waited outside a hotel-room-turned-interview-room for your turn?  Was it excitement to have a shot at a dream company?  Was it trepidation at how your non-standard experience…

Kevin Sharer’s “I Can’t Believe It Works!”
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Kevin Sharer’s “I Can’t Believe It Works!”

Former Amgen CEO and HBS Professor Kevin Sharer shares his insights on lessons learned at HBS. [stag_dropcap font_size=”50px” style=”normal”]T[/stag_dropcap]he HBS class of 2014  is now scattered around the world, with a large contingent in San Francisco. On a rainy mid-December night six former classmates gathered in a downtown restaurant to catch up, celebrate, and reflect. Three women…

While RCs Were at FIELD, the Partners Partied in Boston
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While RCs Were at FIELD, the Partners Partied in Boston

Partner columnist Emily Dohse tells RCs what they missed while they were at FIELD. [stag_dropcap font_size=”50px” style=”normal”]W[/stag_dropcap]elcome back, RCs!  Your partners missed you.  Unless of course you’re a partner who got to travel the world with your student, in which case those partners probably didn’t miss anything at all, except the other partners they left…

John S. Watson’s “Enabling the Energy Economy”
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John S. Watson’s “Enabling the Energy Economy”

By John S. Watson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Chevron Corporation The Harbus got in touch with Chevron’s Chairman and CEO, John S. Watson, who has shared his thoughts on the future of global energy and the role it should play in the world’s economic growth.   One of the greatest challenges facing the world today…

Opportunity Matters: An Invitation for Dialogue
Campus News, Outside the Bubble

Opportunity Matters: An Invitation for Dialogue

Hayling Price is an RC and joint degree candidate with the Harvard Kennedy School. All lives have value. This shouldn’t be a particularly radical statement for most students at Harvard Business School, but lately I’ve been reminded that it’s an assertion we can’t take for granted. Our nation’s conscience has been rocked by a series…

FEAR, ANGER AND MAKING SENSE OF TERROR
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FEAR, ANGER AND MAKING SENSE OF TERROR

By Tewfik Cassis, EC This article originally appeared in OpedSpace on 12/4/14 and is written by their co-founder and columnist, Tewfik Cassis. The Harbus News Corporation has a content-sharing agreement with OpedSpace. Yesterday, as I skimmed through my Facebook news feed, I came across an article in the Financial Times about the death, in Iraq, of an Egyptian ISIS fighter…

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…

Advice for entrepreneurs: Playing the long game
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Advice for entrepreneurs: Playing the long game

Angela Winkle, RC and Communications Director for the Womens’ Students Association, reports on the WSA’s most recent Fireside Chat, with Jules Pieri (MBA ‘86), CEO of The Grommet. By Angela Winkle, RC It’s that time of year — RCs are abuzz with visions of Field 3 projects that will turn into the next overnight (or at…

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…

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