Love in the Time of Corona
April Fools

Love in the Time of Corona

Chapter 1: The Flame, Ignited You see before you an old man, burdened and weathered by the myriad small hardships and crises of life. Such is the destiny of those who toil with their hands to harvest the Earth’s bounty. But I have not always been this way. I want to tell you a story…

April Fools

Jana Kierstead Claims She Does Not Control US Department of State

Students protest after Administration permits the United States government to flag all countries as Level 4 risk. The United States of America issued a rare Global Level 4 health advisory, asking citizens to “come home immediately.” The Government advised, “Have a travel plan that does not rely on the U.S. Government for assistance,” which is…

Class of 2020’s Diplomas to Be Available Only in Blockchain Format
April Fools

Class of 2020’s Diplomas to Be Available Only in Blockchain Format

Faculty says decision aligns with new all-virtual strategy. As HBS students have watched most of what they know and love about the HBS experience—such as classes, section events, Shad workout classes, and graduation—move from the physical world to the virtual world, ECs recently learned that, in lieu of distributing paper diplomas, the administration will simply…

April Fools

Selected Restaurant Associates Yelp Reviews, Republished

“10/10. Big fan. I’ve been going to this place since it opened. Great for a quick snack, sit-down meal, or even special occasions. The curtains make it seem fancy, but it’s really more of a neighborhood gem. Case in point: seems like I run into someone I know every time I go!” -Jantastic4@hotmail.com Sept 2019…

April Fools

Dean Deems Harby Essential Services

ISDL coaches will be repurposed to make memes. In a bold move that dazzled his admirers and detractors alike, Dean Nohria announced that he would be invoking the Defensive Humor Production Act of 2020. As an ever increasing number of bored students exhaust the finite supply of #coronamemes on the internet, the Dean is looking…

April Fools

Six-Month Dean Search Ends with New Hire

Introducing Nitin Nohria. After an exhaustive six-month search, the HBS Dean Search Advisory Committee  announced Friday the successor to Dean Nitin Nohria: Nitin Nohria. “Honestly, his resume just stood out,” said search committee member Professor Matt Weinzierl. “We used blind resumes, of course, to remove any bias we may have had, so we didn’t realize…

Trump Invokes Defense Production Act
April Fools

Trump Invokes Defense Production Act

POTUS orders Harvard Business Publishing to manufacture toilet paper. Chafing under pressure from a desperate public, President Donald J. Trump invoked the Defense Production Act on Tuesday, giving himself sweeping new authority to direct the production of American firms during times of national emergency. In his very first order, he commanded Harvard Business Publishing (HBP)…

Authentic!?
Commentary, Kevin Sharer

Authentic!?

In his monthly column for the Harbus, Professor Kevin W. Sharer shares his thoughts on the issues facing HBS students. A very successful CEO of a respected and large global brand shared four ideas with the top 500 executives at their annual leadership gathering. This meeting is the key leadership leverage opportunity for the CEO,…

Why Capitalists Should Root for Bernie
Politics

Why Capitalists Should Root for Bernie

It’s better to gird for the fight against socialism now than to put it off to another day. The 2020 election is underway, and America’s attention has shifted to the Democratic primaries. After winning the popular vote in Iowa, winning New Hampshire, and dramatically sweeping the field in Nevada, Bernie Sanders appears unstoppable. Like the…

Securing Our Beloved Internet
Technology

Securing Our Beloved Internet

Umang Sota (MBA ’21) reports on the lessons in cybersecurity and entrepreneurship through the story of cybersecurity startup Zscaler. The enterprise technology landscape has seen dramatic shifts over the last five years, including increasing permeation of the Cloud, an expanding IoT network, adoption of BYOD (Bring your own device), flexibility around remote work and burgeoning…

humanID: Reclaiming the Web for Humans
Technology

humanID: Reclaiming the Web for Humans

A nonprofit co-founded by Bastian Purrer (MBA ’20) is giving real humans real digital IDs; Shuyao Kong (MBA ’20) reports. We have all been there. Upon downloading a new app, we are prompted with two registration options: “Sign up with Facebook” or “Sign up with Google.” Most people would choose either one of them because,…

Legacy That Is Truly Yours
Entrepreneurship

Legacy That Is Truly Yours

Umang Sota (MBA ’21) talks with Khaled Kteily (HKS MPP ’16) about his male fertility start-up Legacy. There are few things in life that are more precious than having a family and having children. Of course, having children is important for the continuation of the human race. But on a personal level, for people who…

Harvard India Conference 2020 Discusses “India: Foresight”
Club Corner

Harvard India Conference 2020 Discusses “India: Foresight”

Held across two days, and jointly hosted by the students of the Kennedy School and the Business School, India Conference saw the participation from 800 guests and over 100 speakers. At a time when India is facing many burning questions on its social and economic future, leading experts from business, politics, media and social sectors…

Spangler Night Live Presents…a New Campus Experience
Campus News

Spangler Night Live Presents…a New Campus Experience

The Student Association is focused on increasing campus activation through new events and programming. SA Chief Events Officer, Rachel Brown (MBA ’20), gives insight into the makings of ‘SNL’. The night before students returned to class for Spring 2020, multiple calendar requests hit their inbox with the titles “SNL presents…”. Flash forward one week and…

The View from the Peacock Throne
Entertainment, Media

The View from the Peacock Throne

Upoma Dutta (MBA ’21) talks with Jeff Shell (MBA ’91) about his next chapter at NBCUniversal. For the past three years, HBS has managed to get a sizable portion of the RC and EC cohorts to sacrifice four days from their much-needed winter breaks to take the optional Short Intensive Programs (SIPs)—for no credit. “The…

Lunar New Year Celebrations Across Asian Student Communities at HBS
Campus News

Lunar New Year Celebrations Across Asian Student Communities at HBS

Singapore, by Deborah Tan (MBA ’21) I miss Singapore most during Lunar New Year (LNY). Old Chinese songs warble from loudspeakers in wet markets, homes are alive with people visiting kin, and the color is red everywhere—fresh outfits, red packets, calligraphy signs adorning doorways. It feels like Thanksgiving and Christmas combined but better, because you…

From the Editor’s Desk
Campus News, Editor's Note

From the Editor’s Desk

To the Women Who Aim for Progress Rather Than Perfection As we celebrate International Women’s Day this month, I’m once again struck by how lucky we are to be surrounded by such a high density of remarkable women around us—women who inspire us to push through and be better versions of ourselves. I’ve been lucky…

One Disruptive Life: Professor Clayton Christensen’s Impact at HBS and around the World
Featured, Features

One Disruptive Life: Professor Clayton Christensen’s Impact at HBS and around the World

Members of the HBS’ Latter-day Saint Student Association share how the beloved HBS professor inspired them and others to build more principled, integrated, and outwardly focused lives. Note: After careful consideration and in accordance with the new Harvard University guidelines for events and meetings on campus due to COVID-19, the memorial service for Professor Clayton Christensen…

The Harbus Culture Flash
Campus News, News

The Harbus Culture Flash

A pocket-sized run-down of some of the best in Arts and Culture happening at HBS, at Harvard, and around town this month. 1)      From the Student Association (SA): The SA teamed up with ArtRoom to host the Sheila Del Bosque Trio on March 2 for a night of jazz, refreshments, and conversation in…

250 RCs Sign an Open Letter to the Dean Search Committee
Campus News

250 RCs Sign an Open Letter to the Dean Search Committee

Over 250 students insist that the incoming Dean of HBS commits to examining capitalism’s blindspots: climate change, inequality and the erosion of democratic institutions.  There are many factors that should go into the appointment of a new Dean. Chief among them are virtues such as honesty, empathy, a respect for diversity, and an ability to…

Asia in Action: Key themes from the Asia Business Conference
Club Corner

Asia in Action: Key themes from the Asia Business Conference

Students engage with business leaders from Asia at the Annual Asia Business Conference. As the sun rose in Boston on March 1, the annual Asia Business Conference kicked off at Klarman Hall. A collaboration among Harvard Business School, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard Law School, and Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, the conference brings speakers and…

Startup Corner: Creating A Better Alternative to Student Loans
Entrepreneurship

Startup Corner: Creating A Better Alternative to Student Loans

This month, Tess Michaels (MBA ’20) introduces us to Stride Funding, a mission-oriented business that offers income-share agreement as a more flexible, affordable option to private student loans. Tell us more about your background and what inspired you to be an entrepreneur.  I’ve always thrived at learning by doing. I pursued my first venture during…

Bootstraps to Unicorns
Humor

Bootstraps to Unicorns

Co-founders recall painful early days when only income was $300K from their parents. “It was a really humbling experience.”  We are sitting in their office in downtown Brooklyn in a WeWork, which, somehow, still exists. John Silva, CEO of LoveJuice, nods gravely as co-founder Alex Roberts continues. “I checked the bank account and the balance…

From Their Travel Diaries: HBS Confessions
Humor

From Their Travel Diaries: HBS Confessions

A look into how students really felt over winter break.  Continuing a yearslong tradition at HBS, RCs and ECs handed in their travel diaries upon re-entering Spangler for the first time in seven weeks (only five short weeks for RCs). Disoriented, many thought the SAS team members collecting journals were simply there to take their…

Accu-Reggie’s Weather Forecast for February: Snowmaggedon?
Humor

Accu-Reggie’s Weather Forecast for February: Snowmaggedon?

Reggie Smith (MBA ’20) tells us what to expect this month. February is my favorite month. It’s the most blizzardly month of the year! Roughly half of the most historic blizzards in Boston have occured in February. I expect weekly threats of snow to be the norm this month and, yes, I am predicting at…

Retail Apocalypse: Is This It?
Industry Insights, Start Ups

Retail Apocalypse: Is This It?

Umang Sota (MBA ’21) talks with co-founder of London-based startup Trouva that is using online to spread the beauty of offline and not steal it. Undoubtedly, technology advancements—not only in the e-commerce space but also across the whole ecosystem—including mobile penetration, payment systems, and logistics are increasingly attracting customers towards digital stores. The rhetoric on…

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