Accu-Reggie’s Weather Forecast for May: A New Chapter
Humor, Weather

Accu-Reggie’s Weather Forecast for May: A New Chapter

Reggie Smith (MBA ’20) tells us what to expect this month. Transitions are sometimes difficult. As we move through life, we are constantly ending one chapter and starting another. While we eagerly anticipate what lies ahead, we sometimes mourn the loss of what we had. Class of 2020, we are flipping the page and entering…

Vexing Requests for Vulnerability
Commentary

Vexing Requests for Vulnerability

To celebrate the Mental Health Awareness Month, Ariam Tesfai (MBA ’20) reflects on the value of prompting vulnerability with tact. Oprah-style “aha” moments have colored my time at HBS. More recently, I have been working to collect and dissect my first- and second-year revelations. Some insights are clearer than others. One, however, is of crystal…

Focusing on Disruptive Innovation
Commentary

Focusing on Disruptive Innovation

Theodore Seem (MBA ’20) introduces the idea behind Outsiders Fund, an early-stage venture capital firm focused on identifying opportunities where technology will disrupt traditional, incumbent industries. The world of start-ups is complex. It is hard to organize and harder to analyze. But one simple way to look at the world is to sort companies into…

Leadership for a Changed World
Commentary

Leadership for a Changed World

Our generation will be called to lead a great American renewal. On January 26, 1986, addressing the United States in the wake of the deaths of seven astronauts aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger, President Ronald Reagan reminded the country, “The future doesn’t belong to the fainthearted; it belongs to the brave.” Today, as we face…

Payments Industry Powering the E-Commerce Market
Industry Insights

Payments Industry Powering the E-Commerce Market

Umang Sota (MBA ’21) shares the innovation journey of Checkout.com, an online payments platform. In my previous article, “Retail Apocalypse: Is This It?” (Harbus, February 2020), I wrote about how the global e-commerce players are bringing us the joy of shopping for stuff from all around the world while sitting on our comfy couch. The…

Joe Maddon Shares Leadership Lessons with HBS MBAs
Entertainment, Media, Sports

Joe Maddon Shares Leadership Lessons with HBS MBAs

In a virtual visit, the World Series Champion manager reflects on baseball, art in the game, the Respect 90 foundation, and more. When the planning began in January, the Harvard Business School Student Association and Respect 90 could hardly imagine the circumstances under which the virtual visit would take place. Months later, it would turn…

Winning off the Court
Entertainment, Media, Sports

Winning off the Court

In a virtual fireside chat with the Business of Sports Club, Boston Celtics President Rich Gotham shares how smart business decisions helped the franchise find its way back to prominence. To say that the 1990s were disappointing for the Boston Celtics fans would be an understatement. While the Celtics bagged 16 championships—the highest of any…

Life of HBS Families during COVID-19
Partners at HBS

Life of HBS Families during COVID-19

Four RC families give us a glimpse into their lives in the period of pandemic. With the abrupt shift to online classes at HBS in the week preceding the Spring Break and other changes in the wider Boston-Cambridge community, many families at HBS had found themselves having to adjust and adapt to this new reality….

Startup Corner: Lending a Virtual Hand to Homeowners Who Need a Fix
Entrepreneurship

Startup Corner: Lending a Virtual Hand to Homeowners Who Need a Fix

A technology-enabled service platform, Dwelling, is delivering free remote maintenance guidance for homeowners stuck at home during the current crisis. Tell us more about your background and what inspired you to be an entrepreneur.  Nick Ornitz (MBA ’21): For me, my first stint of “entrepreneurship” involved selling homemade bracelets in elementary school and later selling…

Thank You, HBS
Featured, Features

Thank You, HBS

In his monthly column for the Harbus, Professor Kevin W. Sharer shares his thoughts on the issues facing HBS students. All things must end and so it is for my days as an HBS faculty member and your correspondent. It has been a wonderful adventure in so many ways, and I want to use this…

Turning Crisis into an Opportunity
Leadership, Technology

Turning Crisis into an Opportunity

HBS students rise up to lead the fight against COVID-19. The novel coronavirus pandemic may be the largest test of any leadership the world has ever witnessed. Every leader on the planet is facing the same potential threat. Every leader is reacting differently, in his or her own way. The students at Harvard Business School…

From the Editor’s Desk
Editor's Note

From the Editor’s Desk

Congratulations to the Class of 2020 It’s that bittersweet month of the year, when we are caught between goodbyes and new beginnings. The RCs are wrapping up their first (roller coaster ride of a) year at HBS and hopefully planning to take a few weeks of break before their (virtual) internships over the summer. While…

HBS Fights Back against COVID-19
Campus News

HBS Fights Back against COVID-19

Tanishq Bhalla (MBA ’21) reflects on the “Perspectives on the COVID-19 Pandemic” symposium and shares key takeaways from the day.  “This is really a horrific time we are in.” Ken Chenault (JD ’76), former CEO of American Express, quickly set the stage for Harvard Business School’s “Perspectives on the COVID-19 Pandemic” Symposium. He confirmed a…

An Open Letter to Business Leaders from MBA Students
Campus News

An Open Letter to Business Leaders from MBA Students

MBA students issue a sincere plea to Fortune 500 CEOs: “Your decisions today matter.” As the COVID-19 crisis developed, we began hearing stories from front-line workers in our communities about the fear they felt when going to work. Many of these workers are our grandmothers, neighbors, and friends. What saddened us most was that their…

Lessons in Uncertainty
Commentary

Lessons in Uncertainty

In uncertain times, make deliberate choices, control what you can, and enjoy the moment. The changes, at HBS, the local community, and the world more broadly, in response to the pandemic are unnerving. It is a time of increased, and still increasing, uncertainty. Everyone is making unexpected new choices while reassessing decisions that we thought…

Leadership in Crisis: What Good Looks Like
Commentary, Politics

Leadership in Crisis: What Good Looks Like

In his monthly column for the Harbus, Professor Kevin W. Sharer shares his thoughts on the issues facing HBS students. To state the obvious, we are in a time of crisis and great uncertainty. We are taking unprecedented steps on the societal, economic and healthcare fronts. Our leaders at the national, state, local and business…

Tax Shield Is Capitalist Brainwashing
Commentary

Tax Shield Is Capitalist Brainwashing

Taxes are valuable for shareholders’ and lenders’ pockets. Neglecting the importance of the public role in a company’s balance sheet is not a political ideology, it is an intellectual flaw. To those who need to keep revising for the final exams, here is what tax shield, a major FIN2 concept, actually is. A company is…

Why Comedy Thrives during Crisis
Entertainment, Media

Why Comedy Thrives during Crisis

Upoma Dutta (MBA ’21) talks with Claire Friedman (MBA ’14) about the role of comedy in our self-quarantined lives. Early on in the semester, RCs took away several lessons on macroeconomics from the BGIE cases touching on the topic of the U.S. Great Depression of the 1930s. However, the Great Depression—similar to any all-encompassing crisis—also…

Naya Studio: Stop Consuming, Start Creating
Entrepreneurship

Naya Studio: Stop Consuming, Start Creating

A digital platform enables anyone, anywhere to turn their idea into a unique and meaningful furniture through connection, collaboration, and creativity. Tell us more about your background and what inspired you to be an entrepreneur.  We have always had ideas for products (such as clothing, furniture, houses and lighting) that we wanted to make but…

All about Taking It in Your Stride
Entrepreneurship

All about Taking It in Your Stride

Asha Tanwar (MBA ’21) talks to Tess Michaels (MBA ’20) about her start-up journey. In today’s volatile markets, many businesses and individuals are experiencing a cash flow problem. For a business owner, it can be difficult to accurately forecast demand and revenue and hence whether or not the business would be able to meet its…

Student Sustainability Efforts Pick Up Steam
Club Corner

Student Sustainability Efforts Pick Up Steam

Increased student interest in sustainability brings more attention and energy to campus initiatives. Student interest in sustainability, waste, water, food, and energy topics has led to an increase in related clubs, initiatives, conferences, and action around campus. In 2021, over one-third of incoming RC students indicated that they were “interested in a career that relates…

COVID-19 Becomes Our Real-Time Case Study
Campus News

COVID-19 Becomes Our Real-Time Case Study

Tanishq Bhalla (MBA ’21) applies classroom lessons to reflect on the effects COVID-19 has had thus far on HBS and the global economy.   What started as a mild inconvenience to a select group of RC students bound for FGI in China escalated within three weeks to a campus-wide shutdown and global pandemic. COVID-19 has shaken…

Illustrations from a Harvard Dorm Room
Print Edition

Illustrations from a Harvard Dorm Room

Josephine Tan (MBA ’21) gives us her take on the RC year through her drawings. I have always found it easier to express myself with drawings than with words. According to my mum, I picked up my first pen when I was two and I have been marking surfaces and getting my hands full of…

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