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Start Something!

Purple peanut butter. sold in a toothpaste tube. Believe me, kids will eat it up. Literally! Hmmm, I sense your apprehension. Not a buyer? No worries, I’ve got more. We all have great ideas (at least our moms think so), but often times these are ephemeral thoughts we might haphazardly jot down or make mental…

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Keynote Speaker Selected for Class Day 2010

The SA Proudly Announces the Class Day 2010 Keynote Speaker: Sir Ronald Cohen, Co-Founder and Former Chairman of Apax Partners and Chairman of The Portland Trust and Bridges Ventures Sir Ronald Cohen is a founder of the private-equity industry in Europe and one of the world’s leading private-equity investors. He was the founding partner and…

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An Interview With HBS Entrepreneur-In-Residence, Janet Kraus

This article is the fourth 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. Growing up in Connecticut, Janet Kraus’…

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An Interview with HBS Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Jeff Bussgang (MBA ’95)

This article is the second in the 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. On Monday, October 5th, Aldrich 112…

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Teaching Women to Manage Money

Alexa von Tobel, founder and CEO of LearnVest, recently left Harvard Business School in her RC year to run LearnVest full-time. LearnVest is envisioned to be the trusted liaison between young women and the world of personal finance, providing interactive, educational content in a clear and approachable manner for women ages 18-40. I had the…

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Immersion Experience – 2009 HBS Israel IXP

Forty-two students converged in Israel on January 2, 2009 for the inaugural HBS Israel Immersion under the direction of Professor Dan Isenberg – uncertain of what to expect in the face of the ongoing Gaza operation. Perhaps because this conflict is decades-old, in this small country (approximately the size of New Jersey) day-to-day life continues…

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Notable Alumni-Ronald Cohen, MBA '69

Chairman of Great Britain’s Social Investment Task Force, Bridges Community Ventures, and The Portland Trust. Cofounder and former chairman of the venture capital and private equity firm of Apax Partners L.P. MA in Politics, Philosophy, & Economics (PPE) from Oxford University. What was your most memorable experience as a student at HBS?My most memorable moment…

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David Moeller's (OC) Claw Will Tear Through Stores This Summer!

At a business school with such a commitment to entrepreneurship, students like David Moeller (OC) inspire professors. “It’s great to see students apply the entrepreneurship toolkit that we provide in class in real time, in their ventures,” said Professor Mukti Khaire. “It’s experiential learning at its best.” HBS is often used as a laboratory for…

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Gearing Up for the 2007 Social Enterprise Conference

“Social entrepreneur” is a much bandied about term that few seem to be able to define. On Sunday, March 4th, the Social Enterprise Conference will bring together 1,000 students and practitioners to explore this increasingly expansive field. One thing that social entrepreneurs have in common, whether working in small nonprofits or large global corporations, in…

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Latam 101

HBS receives a crash course on Latin America. The IX Latin American Conference held at Harvard Business School Saturday, January 20, was like a survey course in contemporary Latin American issues. The conference convened seven expert panels on a wide variety of business topics, and the three keynote sessions discussed the challenges and opportunities ahead…

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Social Enterprise Summer Fellowship

When one thinks about working in Social Enterprise, mechanical engineering is not one of the first job descriptions considered. Traditional and popular opportunities include community development, fine arts, and microfinance. Most people do not consider the wide array of professional trade associations that prove to be equally effective in advancing Social Enterprise. HBS Fellowships truly…

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The RC Forecast for the Year

As summer starts to wind down and us RCs prepare to enter our first year at HBS, we all begin to wonder, What does this year hold in store for us? What is this transformational experience all about? Will people become competitive once they’re done being nice and friendly during orientation? And of course, the…

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Are Social Enterprises Better as For-Profits or Non-Profits?

Social entrepreneurship is certainly not a foreign term here in the Harvard community. In fact, it has gained momentous support over the years from both students and faculty. The Social Enterprise Initiative was launched in 1993, the first Social Enterprise Conference was launched in 2000, and the HBS Business Plan Competition added a social enterprise…

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Chairman of Sycamore Networks Visits HBS

The Globalization Club at Harvard Business School hosted Desh Deshpande, chairman of Sycamore Networks, on Tuesday, February 21. Desh informally addressed the crowd, and his remarks were followed by an extended interactive question and answer session. The founder of two multi-billion dollar startups held a very honest, insightful, and engaging dialogue on entrepreneurship. He also…

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Creating a Business School and Venture Capital Firm in Japan

Mr. Yoshito Hori (HBS’91), chairman & CEO of Japan-based Globis group, was on-campus with students Thursday, January 21 to share his perspective on entrepreneurship, success and progress of his Globis enterprise. Prior to Globis, Mr. Hori worked for Sumitomo Corporation where he was in charge of new business development and foreign trade of production-plant facilities….

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Book Review: The Martha Rules

Martha Stewart has written a book about entrepreneurship that is almost an MBA primer. In her newest book, The Martha Rules, Stewart covers not the latest recipe for sticky buns or the latest in glue-gun advancements, but the topics of our first year MBA program in hopes of offering readers a guide to starting their…

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Yelp!

The Harbus noticed that one of our classmates, Jeremy Stoppelman (OI), has gone missing. We tracked him down in San Francisco where he is putting the finishing touches on a new website: Yelp! Harbus: So you started a company this summer – what is this company? Jeremy Stoppelman: Yelp! (www.yelp.com) is the first online service…

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Entrepreneurship Club Goes Global

This summer, in a move to further extend the reach and impact of HBS students and alumni worldwide, The Entrepreneurship Club of Harvard Business School launched its Global Entrepreneurship Initiatives. Through the Global Entrepreneurship Initiatives, the organization provides a vehicle for HBS students and alumni to help catalyze the economic development of the world’s nations…

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The 20th Annual Entrepreneurship Conference @ HBS:

The 20th Annual Entrepreneurship Conference at Harvard Business School drew record numbers with close to 800 participants attending. The Conference was graced by industry leaders and pioneers, featuring keynote speakers Bill Coleman, Founder, BEA Systems; Stelios Haji-Ioannou, Founder, easyJet and easyGroup; David Neeleman, CEO, JetBlue; and keynote moderator Terry Jones, Special Venture Partner, General Catalyst,…

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Entrepreneurship Program at HBS Wins Top Award

The entrepreneurship program at Harvard Business School (HBS), which has offered courses in entrepreneurship for more than a half century and counts among its 65,000 graduates some of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs, won the top award for MBA programs nationwide from the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE), an organization devoted…

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So You Want to Be an Entrepreneur?

Mr. Andersson’s first entrepreneurial experience came when he was 16 years old. With savings from the stock market, he acquired an ice cream shop in his neighborhood, hired his siblings and his father (without pay), and made it a successful business which put him and his siblings through college. His most recent success was LightSpeed…

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HBS Receives $25 Million from Venture Capitalist Arthur Rock

Arthur Rock, a member of the Harvard Business School MBA Class of 1951 and a pioneering venture capitalist who helped form numerous startups that went on to become twentieth-century success stories, including Intel Corp., Teledyne, Scientific Data Systems, and Apple Computer, has donated $25 million to the School to fund the establishment of the Arthur…

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Latin American Women in Business

03/08/02I usually get asked about the role of Latin American women in business. My response is that my experience has been, in general, very good. Besides one or two businessmen coming into my office and asking me to schedule a meeting with “my boss”, I haven’t really faced any problems that I consider to be…

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A Look At:

You don’t need the Harbus to tell you that options for gainful employment are bleak this summer, but we’re assholes so thought we’d mention it anyway. Thankfully, we’re a bit more constructive than the folks over at Career Services, who so thoughtfully included this reminder at the end of their recent poll: “POLL INCOMPLETE. YOU…

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Latin American Women in Business

I usually get asked about the role of Latin American women in business. My response is that my experience has been, in general, very good. Besides one or two businessmen coming into my office and asking me to schedule a meeting with “my boss”, I haven’t really faced any problems that I consider to be…

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How to Waste a Good Title?

If you have been following this column for some time, you know that I care deeply about certain issues. So you may also understand why I was so strongly disappointed by the last book I read. You see, it’s a pity, but some people just don’t realize how strong a responsibility it is to choose…

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Leaders who make a difference in the world

“You’ve heard of a bank run? I’ll show you a bank run!” And with those words, my CEO dashed out of the office to ensure the security of his company’s funds in the latest crisis sweeping through the Argentine financial system. With a large, growing government debt and the one-to-one currency convertibility plan in place,…

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Global Entrepreneurs Coming to HBS

This Saturday, December 1, is Harvard Business School’s 18th annual Entrepreneurship Conference “Build to Lead.” This conference, which is hosted by the Entrepreneurship Club, attracts venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and industry experts. One reason why hundreds of students will attend the event is because of the line-up of distinguished speakers and panelists. There are three keynote…

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Uncertainty Prevails as ECs Begin Job Search

Last week, as EC students sent in their resumes to apply for on-campus job interviews in October, the mood was dour. The news coming from the Career Services “Market Update” did little to brighten spirits.Rather than sugarcoating the facts, Ron Peracchio, Acting Director of MBA Career Services, and Tim Butler, Director of MBA Career Development,…

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