In an effort to minimize the environmental footprint associated with travel during the FIELD 2 Global Immersion, the MBA Program has purchased 1,667 trees in the Chilean Patagonia forest. These trees will sequester 834 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2), or roughly 16% of the carbon emissions associated with travel during January. MBA students now have… Continue reading Offset Your FIELD 2 Carbon Footprint: Plant a Tree in the HBS Forest
In a wide-ranging interview, Alan MacCormack, the MBA Class of 1949 Adjunct Professor of Business Administration and the person in charge of HBS’s Field Immersion Experiences for Leadership Development (FIELD) curriculum, met with The Harbus to discuss changes to the FIELD program the faculty has implemented for the second year of the initiative. Last week,… Continue reading Year Two Brings Host of Changes to FIELD Curriculum
Most of us have iPads, but most of us don’t have kids. That’s what I shared with Phyl Georgiou, the co-founder of Tiggly, who explained why I, and any adult that knows a toddler, could find Tiggly’s iPad toddler-toy useful. We all know a two-year old, right? In my case, I know plenty, so I… Continue reading From FIELD 3 Concept to Kickstarter Campaign
In a wide-ranging interview last week, Alan MacCormack, the MBA Class of 1949 Adjunct Professor of Business Administration and the person in charge of HBS’s Field Immersion Experiences for Leadership Development (FIELD) curriculum, met with The Harbus to discuss changes to the FIELD program the faculty has implemented for the second year of the initiative.… Continue reading Lessons of FIELD 1.0
The Harbus sat down with Professor Alan McCormack to answer your burning questions about the Financial Market Simulator (FiMSim). This conversation has been edited for length and clarity by the author. How did FiMSim become part of the FIELD curriculum? What was the development process like www.replicaforbest.co.uk? Professor Josh Coval has had FiMSim in his… Continue reading Understanding FiMSim with Professor Alan McCormack
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It’s been a crazy week for the RC class, guinea pigs for Harvard Business School’s new FIELD program. Wednesday, April 11 was FIELD 3 Launch Day, when all 150 student start-ups needed to have a product or service ready to sell. After a morning of quick 10-minute presentations to investor sections, the financial market simulator opened for two hours of whirlwind trading.
Picture this. It’s Go Day, and you and your FIELD 3 team have started building a product-based business. You pitch to your investor section, and despite a few tough questions, you walk out feeling great and high-fiving each other. Then, after the stock markets open, you hear that your stock price plummeted from $100 to $10 almost instantly.
Save.the.Date is a fun, fresh twist on dating for couples in a long-term relationship. Once a month, customers get a curated date-in-a-box – items and description included – delivered to their doorstep, so they can enjoy a great date night in or around their house. Save.the.Date adds creativity and mystery to couples’ dating lives,… Continue reading Operation Save.the.Date: Four Growing Pains
Ok, so I haven’t had kids yet, I’ve never climbed a mountain, and I’m not particularly medal-worthy at anything, BUT I am married and I have been a contestant on a PBS game show episode (subject matter: Mythology) that never aired, so believe me when I tell you that launching a website is magical! This… Continue reading Launching a Website is the Greatest Feeling in the World
This week was a busy one for my fellow yentas and me. After spending countless hours together throwing out fabulous ideas and cementing our vision last week, it was now time for our three workstreams to, well, get cracking. The marketing and MVP teams worked together to facilitate our first customer interactions (!) while the… Continue reading FIELD 3: Moving yenta-friend from brainstorming to execution
Trading at $117 at the close of market, Section A’s Save.the.Date is off to a great start. It’s really no wonder given how good looking our team is. We have (in no particular order other than attractiveness), Prem, Nicole, Raviraj, Henry, Chris and myself. Oh, and the business idea has merit too. Once a month, our… Continue reading This FIELD 3 Team is Out to Save.the.Date
It’s hard to believe that we’re already a month deep into FIELD 3. Then again, my team only just finalized what exactly our product will be, making this an ideal time to start sharing our experiences. I’m the CFO of The Yenta Group, ticker symbol: YNTA. Our inaugural product is yenta-friend, an online matchmaking community.… Continue reading FIELD 3: Introducing yenta-friend, online matchmaking reinvented
This column will follow a few RC teams through the process of launching a start-up as defined by FIELD 3. Below is the first installment for Team Folklore (FOLK), a group of six sectionmates picked to start a business and have their progress blogged about in the Harbus. Find out what happens when FIELD 3 stops… Continue reading Team Folklore Navigates FIELD 3
Check out pictures from the amazing adventures of HBS students over the January Term! [portfolio_slideshow size=large showdesc=true]
Over the past week, the cohort 6 teams have gotten to know quite a bit more about the Brazilian market and their respective partners’ industries. With the help of our local partners and enthusiastic translators, we were able to survey Brazilians of all age ranges, meet with impressive entrepreneurs and business owners, find more amazing… Continue reading FIELD: Sao Paulo
It’s fair to say that I was a massive Field 2 skeptic. After this wonderful, fascinating week in Mumbai it’s a bit embarrassing to admit, but if you’d asked me whether I even wanted to come here in the first place, the honest answer would have been no. I was fixated on all the wrong… Continue reading Confessions of a Field 2 Skeptic
Buffett dinner at Churrascaria Souths Place After finally falling asleep on the long and fairly sleepless flight from DC to Sao Paulo, Monica Baik–my seatmate–said to me “Did you see all of those soccer fields right before we landed?” Sheepishly, I mumbled, “Hmmm? We are here?” The drive from the airport to our hotel, Melia… Continue reading Letters from the FIELD: First Impressions of Sao Paulo
Scooters in Vietnam They are everywhere. Colorful, gearless scooters, which are the primary means of transport for almost every resident in Ho Chi Minh City. There are reportedly some 5 million scooters in Saigon, which is home to 10 million residents. With gas at $4 a gallon, and mostly just 2 lane roads with almost… Continue reading Letters from the FIELD: 5 Million Scooters in Vietnam
First off, let’s just acknowledge what most of us know already: Poland was not the most coveted FIELD location. But – as the saying goes – when life gives you Poland, make vodka-lemonades. We are of course navigating the same project-related challenges, with the same slightly dysfunctional team dynamics, under the same bureaucratic HBS travel… Continue reading Letters from the FIELD: When Life Gives You Poland, Make Vodka-Lemonades
This is the first in a series of articles that aims to examine the RC’s opinion of FIELD and its effect on the first year HBS experience //www.replicaforbest.co.uk/replica-breitling-watches-sale-for-uk.html. This installment focuses on how RC’s view the upcoming Global Immersion as part of the FIELD curriculum. The Hives were full of anticipation on the night of… Continue reading FIELD Trip!