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… Continue reading Aim High?
#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.… Continue reading #OverheardOnWestrek – Tactical tips on how to break into start-ups, big tech and VC
We Can Be Heroes: How These Illustrious HBS Alums Would Change History
By Vaibhav Singh, HBS Class of 2017 David Bowie, rock star, poet, actor and icon, died on January 10th 2016. He recorded one of his most popular singles, “Heroes” back in 1977, celebrating two lovers who meet at the Berlin Wall, trying to find a way to be together. The wall stood there for another… Continue reading We Can Be Heroes: How These Illustrious HBS Alums Would Change History
MBA Recruiting Insights from Sydney Kardashian West
Steve Hind, Harbus Editor-in-Chief As the HBS community takes on recruiting season, Sydney Kardashian West, son of Harbus CEO/Editor-in-Chief, Steve Hind (MBA ‘16), and his fiancé, Steph Stojanovic, shares his insights from a one-on-one session with his HBS career coach. Determined to choose the right career trajectory, Sydney was asked the following questions in… Continue reading MBA Recruiting Insights from Sydney Kardashian West
Primary Colors: Bringing Clarity to Career Planning
Professor Kevin Sharer, former CEO of Amgen, outlines the three big considerations to keep in mind as you think about the next stage of your career. The new year starts. For the class of 2017, the new, challenging, and hopefully rewarding world of HBS is coming into focus. For the class of 2016, the freedom,… Continue reading Primary Colors: Bringing Clarity to Career Planning
Fleeting Bliss in Beirut
‘Dream as if you’ll life forever, live as if you’ll die tomorrow’ Certainly one of the most over-memed (or ‘grammed) quotes out there. Gandhi must be pissed www.replicaforbest.co.uk. Yet it is also seemingly the most apt way to describe Lebanon’s approach to happiness. It was perhaps a rather foolhardy visit – the foreign… Continue reading Fleeting Bliss in Beirut
Prof. Howard Stevenson’s Five-Year Plan
One of the best things about this school is the quality of speakers that we have access to. Immelt, Dimon and Dalio come and go to vast crowds. On Tuesday, the Entrepreneurship Club gave us a talk with Professor Howard Stevenson, the father of entrepreneurship at HBS, talking about his approach to entrepreneurship and to… Continue reading Prof. Howard Stevenson’s Five-Year Plan
HBO’s Richard Plepler and Author Malcolm Gladwell Convene at EMC Kick-Off
Incoming HBO CEO Richard Plepler and best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell came together at HBS last Tuesday for a lively discussion on the future of television at the Entertainment & Media Summit Kick-Off. Students were still jostling for floor seats in an overflowing Aldrich classroom when Gladwell, sensing the energy in the room, began with a… Continue reading HBO’s Richard Plepler and Author Malcolm Gladwell Convene at EMC Kick-Off
Taking the Pain out of Doctor’s Appointments: ZocDoc CEO Cyrus Massoumi Visits HBS
In the summer of 2007, Cyrus Massoumi was on a cross-country flight to New York for a McKinsey consulting project. He was accustomed to frequent travel, but this trip had become particularly unpleasant. A sinus infection had prevented him from getting any rest, and when the plane landed his eardrum burst. In need of immediate… Continue reading Taking the Pain out of Doctor’s Appointments: ZocDoc CEO Cyrus Massoumi Visits HBS
HBS Alum Discusses Transition from Finance to TV
Many aspire to work in creative industries, few muster the courage to do so. Lily-Hayes Kaufman (HBS ’09) did just that. A finance professional before HBS, Kaufman now works on the NBC TV show SMASH. She spoke with The Harbus about her post-MBA transition into the world of film and television.cartier santos 100 replica What… Continue reading HBS Alum Discusses Transition from Finance to TV
Things To Remember, Things To Do: Reflections on an HBS Education
I worry sometimes that I’ll forget exactly why this was so good. That I’ll look at old Facebook albums and think, as I’m sure my friends and family already do, that this was two years of adult summer camp. Maybe I’ll search in my closet, see the neon ski jumpsuit, cut-off denim shirts, lederhosen, deep… Continue reading Things To Remember, Things To Do: Reflections on an HBS Education
The Challenges of Small and Medium Sized Businesses
Former CEOs Jim Sharpe and Lauri Union reflect on the unique challenges faced by leaders of small and medium sized businesses.
Top 10 SA-Sanctioned Survival Items for Your First Few Weeks Back on Campus
1. Binders (You may not read every exhibit of every case //www.replicaforbest.co.uk/replica-breitling-watches-sale-for-uk.html, but at least they’ll be well-organized) 2. A School Bus (Fact: There’s no better way to get to a social event) 3. Football cleats and eye-black (For flag football… HBS kids get a little ‘competitive’ about intramural sports. Just a wee bit.) 4. Belly-dancing skirt (To maximize… Continue reading Top 10 SA-Sanctioned Survival Items for Your First Few Weeks Back on Campus
Happy Holidays from the staff at the Harbus!
Robert S. Kapito
“The reason why ETFs are a phenomenal success is that they solved a lot of problems clients faced with mutual funds, namely surrounding transparency, liquidity, costs and tax-efficiency. Remember, we have been working on developing the ETFs for 15 years before it finally caught on and became popular. This alignment of securities features with client… Continue reading Robert S. Kapito
A Tale of Two Bs
The bumblebee shouldn’t be able to fly. Aerodynamically speaking I mean, the bumblebee shouldn’t be able to fly. But, as the saying goes, the bumblebee doesn’t know this and so continues to fly, untroubled by any evidence to the contrary. This is partly folklore and I am decidedly not going to draw any ridiculous comparisons… Continue reading A Tale of Two Bs
Where in the World did you Spend your Summer–Olga Savintseva (OB)
What: Novartis Pharma AG Where: Basel, Switzerland What did you do this summer?I spent summer at Business Development & Licensing (BD&L) at a leading pharmaceutical company Novartis in its global headquarters in Basel, Switzerland. The function I worked in is important because about 70% of total company’s sales come from in-licensed products. My particular role… Continue reading Where in the World did you Spend your Summer–Olga Savintseva (OB)
Lessons Learned – Starting a New Job
I had a lot of “first day on the job” events in my life and got better at them as time went on. ÿFirst impressions are important – my worst was showing up 3 weeks after my start date with full leg cast for a broken knee-cap, and the best was being “reassigned” back to… Continue reading Lessons Learned – Starting a New Job
Emerging from the Bubble
Over the last two weeks, ECs have had the opportunity to hear post-grad advice from popular HBS professors Clay Christensen, Michael Porter and Youngme Moon through the “Best of EC Year Speaker Series.” (There is one talk left from David Moss on Thursday, April 15 at 4 p.m. in the Spangler Auditorium, so don’t miss… Continue reading Emerging from the Bubble
From One Class to Another
With Hell Week still fresh on your mind and interview season now in full swing, we at The Harbus know you’ve got many big decisions ahead of you and wish to provide some firsthand insight from those who came before you. Whether you’re hoping to try your hand at consulting or want to help alleviate… Continue reading From One Class to Another
Are we Happy at HBS?
The Harbus of November 2, I thought, was for some reason very different from the usual issue. I wanted to keep that issue and maybe you ask why. If you happen to read my regular culinary column, which I like to think you do, maybe you are thinking that’s why, but this issue was different… Continue reading Are we Happy at HBS?
FREEDOM WITHIN A FRAMEWORK: Meet Blossoming Entrepreneur Vani Krishnamurthy (HBS ’07)
I meet Vani Krishnamurthy (HBS ’07) in New York City’s West Village bright and early one rainy Sunday morning. A former Fulbright Scholar to Chennai, India and a professional Indian classical dancer, Vani recently launched her own entrepreneurial venture after spending four years in management consulting. Sidestepping puddles and sprinting the three blocks from the… Continue reading FREEDOM WITHIN A FRAMEWORK: Meet Blossoming Entrepreneur Vani Krishnamurthy (HBS ’07)
H1N1 Fears Reach Close to Home
What is H1N1 and why is it called the “swine flu?”H1N1 is a newly discovered influenza virus strain first found in people in the United States in April 2009. This virus is also called “swine flu” because initial investigation showed that many of the genes in this virus are similar to influenza viruses that normally… Continue reading H1N1 Fears Reach Close to Home
Where in the World did you Spend your Summer?
With constant reminders of the ongoing global economic recession, 2009 was a year when it was easy to lose the sense of buoyant optimism that accompanied us when we arrived in Boston last fall. With unemployment skyrocketing and job opportunities drying up, early on many students anticipated and subsequently encountered an extremely challenging job search… Continue reading Where in the World did you Spend your Summer?
Where in the World did you Spend your Summer–Mia Saini (OC)
Reporting LIVE from New York City. Mia Saini used to work for an investment bank before coming to HBS with aspirations to become a business journalist. The Harbus turned the tables to ask her some questions about her summer experience. HARBUS: What did you do this summer? Mia Saini (MS): I did two things this… Continue reading Where in the World did you Spend your Summer–Mia Saini (OC)
Where in the World did you Spend your Summer–Atakan Hilal (OF)
The Harbus sat down with Atakan Hilal (OF), who returned to his home country of Turkey for the summer. Atakan came to HBS with four years of experience at Nestle www.replicabestsale.co.uk, a brand respected worldwide, and hoped to spend his summer trying his hand at consulting. He shared his frustration of being an international student… Continue reading Where in the World did you Spend your Summer–Atakan Hilal (OF)
The Dating Write-Up:Best Practices for Finding Love in B-School
MBAs around the world study the Harvard Business School case Optical Distortion, Inc. to learn key lessons regarding the challenges of bringing an innovative product to market. However, there are hidden lessons to be learned in this case, ones that could affect the personal lives of MBAs over an entire lifetime-not just during the launch… Continue reading The Dating Write-Up:Best Practices for Finding Love in B-School
The Dating Write-Up: Best Practices for Finding Love in B-School
It’s the beginning of another year, and Harvard Business School students are gearing up for nine months of learning, connecting, and “transforming”. While academics are only part of the HBS experience, we are all keenly aware of the special grading system used here on campus. For those of you who need a reminder, every student… Continue reading The Dating Write-Up: Best Practices for Finding Love in B-School
AN INTERVIEW WITH Case Protagonist & HBS Entrepreneur-In-Residence, Jim Sharpe (MBA ’76)
This article is the first in a series of interviews with this year’s Harvard Business School Entrepreneurs-in-Residence. Sponsored by the HBS Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship, the Entrepreneur-in-Residence program invites accomplished entrepreneurs to commit to either a semester or full academic year working with faculty and students on campus. Second-year (EC) students will likely best… Continue reading AN INTERVIEW WITH Case Protagonist & HBS Entrepreneur-In-Residence, Jim Sharpe (MBA ’76)
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
I want to share the best sliver of advice I have been given in the last ten years – because it has made all the difference in the world for me. Had it not been for this advice, I would never have applied to HBS for fear of its daunting 88% rejection rate: “Don’t be… Continue reading LETTER FROM THE EDITOR