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Social Impact And Balancing Social Value With Financial Value
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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…


The Entrepreneurship Curriculum at HBS: A Student’s Guide

That was the end of my tiny spark of entrepreneurship in 2008. Four years and 550k miles traveled later, travel booking is still at the top of my mind. This time, however, I’m actually building a company. What has changed? Surely spending the last two years in a HBS classroom only weakened my connection to “normal travelers.”

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FIELD 3 Start-Up Trains the Valley

Every year, many HBS students graduate and go work for technology companies such as Google and Zynga. Other HBS students choose to start their own ventures, which require them to hire and manage web developers. But most of these students have never written a line of code and are unsure of how to work with…


Education Pioneers Brings Talent to Urban Schools

What Teach for America does for the classroom //www.replicaforbest.co.uk/replica-breitling-watches-sale-for-uk.html, Education Pioneers does for the school, the school district, and the country. Education Pioneers specializes in recruiting and training the top talent from both graduate schools as well as the private sector, and places them in management positions in the education space.  Be it the New…


MBAs Putting Their Education To Work… Literally

On October 27, HBS hosted a Professional Perspectives Panel on Education. The panelists – Emily McCann (HBS ’99), Scott Given (HBS ’10), Scott Benson (HBS ’08), and Garrett Smith (HBS ’08) – explained the recent dynamism of the world of education reform.


Human Development through Technology and Education

Two billion children of the developing world lack adequate education – the foundation for human development. However, technology offers a solution which empowers the poor of developing countries to pursue education and learning. It is a tool which holds the ability to transform the lives of the poor, as it provides a means to learn,…


The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)

Is it possible to eradicate extreme poverty? In late September, President Barack Obama will be traveling to United Nations Headquarters in New York to address two high-level events: the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) summit and the annual General Debate, the ministerial meeting of the General Assembly which consists of 192 Member States. During this year’s…


HBS Green Living Is Hiring

Apply now for the chance to share your passion for sustainability with your fellow students while demonstrating and building your own creative leadership abilities. The HBS Green Living Program, a peer-to-peer education program that promotes sustainable living among the student body, is hiring new student Representatives. Through campaigns and outreach events, Reps aim to reduce…


Harbus Foundation’s Annual Grant Presentation Ceremony

The Harbus Foundation is the nation’s only student-run foundation created by The Harbus News Corporation that provides grants and consulting services to organizations across the Boston metropolitan area, effecting social change in the areas of education, literacy and journalism Last Tuesday, The Harbus Foundation held its 13th annual grant presentation ceremony that presented checks of…


Making A Long-Term Difference in Haiti

In response to the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti and severely damaged its education system, the HBS Student Association has launched a fund that aims to raise $45,000 from the HBS community to help rebuild Saint-Louis de Gonzague, one of Haiti’s most respected high schools. The SA has partnered with Architecture for Humanity, a non-profit…


Health Matters!

On March 22, HBS was visited by an uncommon group of VIPs – those from the fashion world.ÿAnna Wintour, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue, Michael Kors, American fashion designer and judge on Lifetime’s Project Runway, and Natalia Vodianova, Russian model and philanthropist, came for a private reception and to speak at a public forum regarding the impact…


Why Most Twentysomethings Don’t Understand Personal Finance

Planning a wedding? Worried about how to pay off your student loans? Debating if you want to buy or rent an apartment next year after graduation? These are all decisions that can be made if one has a command of his or her personal finances and financial goals, both in the short-term and long-term. As…


Introducing: The HBS Green Corps

How many times have you wondered if you should recycle a plastic container, which you subsequently threw in the trash because you just weren’t sure? If you answered in the affirmative, keep reading.you just might learn something from your HBS green corps. Cue Bond theme music; enter six non-descript individuals-channeling their inner super hero-armed with…


Individual Volunteering in Boston

I have always adored animals, so when I moved to Boston after college, I jumped at the chance to become a volunteer at the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ adoption center in Jamaica Plain (www.mspca.org). The MSPCA-Angell is a private, non-profit organization that was founded in 1868, making it the second…


Should Management be a Profession?

“Yea” By Seke Ballard (OG), Section Representative I’d like to begin by saying that I tend to agree with the notion that business, in general, is impossible to professionalize (i.e., have it be governed by some body of standards/qualifications), namely because it’s difficult to codify norms in a practice as nebulous and dynamic as “business.”…


Green Living is Hiring

Take this opportunity to share your passion for sustainable living with your fellow students and to show your creativity and leadership. The HBS Green Living Program, a peer-to-peer education program that promotes sustainable living among the student body, is hiring. Through campaigns and outreach events, Representatives aim to reduce fellow students’ energy and water consumption…


Let The Harbus Tell Your Story

In the past year, The Harbus has brought forward the most pressing issues affecting the Harvard Business School community: from the global economic crisis to the U.S. elections and diversity at HBS. If there is any issue that will confront Harvard Business School graduates as they re-enter the work force, it is the renewed backlash…


Harbus Foundation Awards $70,000 To Seven Local Nonprofits

On April 28, the Harbus Foundation held its annual grant ceremony – awarding seven $10,000 grants to selected nonprofit organizations. The event was held in the Gallatin Lounge on the campus of the Harvard Business School in Boston, Massachusetts. “The funds will have a really profound impact on the organizations we have chosen, given that…


Regional Profiles – Mid West – Minneapolis – Cold Has Never Been So Hot

So much more than chilly winters: Find out how much there is to love about the friendly and surprisingly cosmopolitan Twin Cities! Minneapolis is a dynamic city of arts and culture, outdoor activities, and Fortune 500 companies. It is young, clean, and cosmopolitan, with equal shares of parks, lakes, skyscrapers, and beautiful historic buildings. Minneapolis…


Obamanomics has Arrived

President Barack Obama faces a long economic “to-do” list in his first term. The first 100 days must focus on stabilizing the economy by fixing the financial sector and passing a well-crafted stimulus bill. These policies will set the tone for the longer-term reforms required to address budget deficits, regulatory reform, and waning U.S. competitiveness….


2008 – Retrospectives – The Centennial Year

HBS celebrates its Centennial while simultaneously refining the concept of an “MBA” This year, HBS celebrated its 100th anniversary The festivities officially started on April 8th, 2008, 100 years to the day the Harvard Corporation voted to establish a business school on the patch of swampy land across the Charles River from Harvard University.ÿ Today,…


Republican vs. Democrat — A Parents Choice for President

Republican Paul Buser (OH) and MPA ’09, Contributing Writer The historic election in front of us takes on a greater significance when considering the next generation to whom we will bequeath our great country. It is the sensible choice to pass along the Republican ideals of freedom, empowerment, and love of country. Election day has…


Republican vs. Democrat — Healthcare, Education and the Environment

Republican (R) Mina Nguyen (OA), Contributing Writer Education Policy Access to education should not be hindered by where you live or what your parents make. As Senator McCain said in the last debate, “Education is the civil rights issue of the 21st century.” McCain’s education plan does more than throw money at the problem, it…


Republican vs. Democrat — Social Enterprise and the Common Good

Republican Justin Ferira (OI and MPA ’09), Contributing Writer An optimistic and enterprising spirit is at the heart of the overarching American ideal and the individual American dream. There is a sense of endless individual and collective potential in our population that drives innovation and the furtherance and growth of our country. The optimal approach…


Point of View — A Historic Election, A Historic Candidate

African American support for Senator Barack Obama’s presidential campaign is not monolithic. Senator Obama’s policy goals, the historical significance of his candidacy, and a sense of pride are a few of the reasons he has garnered so much support from African American voters. Overwhelming African American support for Barack Obama’s presidential campaign belies the myriad…


McCain is the Smart Vote for the Economy

The middle class may be slow to embrace the Obama economic plan for good reason. It defies the policy lessons learned from 50 years of economic expansion in the United States. John McCain offers a plan to incent businesses, entrepreneurs, and foreign investment leading to economic growth, job creation, and higher wages. Barack Obama claims…


What Barack Obama and Chicken Contact Lenses Have in Common

With the U.S. losing 160,000 jobs in September, suddenly Barack Obama’s tax cuts, and health care and education reform are starting to sound a little more important than religion and guns to the working-class Sometimes it’s hard to convey a message about a product to the working class. That product could be chicken contact lens..or…


Logan Airport September 11th Memorial Dedication

For the past seven years, there have already been in place two memorials at Logan Airport, dedicated to the 147 men, women and children who perished the morning of September 11, 2001 on American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175. One stands outside Gate 32 in American Airline’s Terminal B. The other stands…


From the Student Council

Dear HBS Family,To the Class of 2010 – congratulations on starting a fantastic journey! And to the Class of 2009, welcome back to what is sure to be one of the best years of our lives! We’re excited to be back and to see friendly faces, both old and new. As we embark on the…

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