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The Harvard i-Lab enables the Next Generation of Innovation

Scribbled across one of the whiteboard columns in the previous home of the WGBH-TV are the words once spoken by Ken Olsen, co-founder of Digital Equipment Corporation — “There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.” These words as well as many other well-known erroneous predictions are written throughout the walls…

On Campus

Tata Hall — Seeds of an evolving campus

The decision to plant the Seed. In his path to immense business success, Ratan Tata came to HBS in 1975 and completed the Advanced Management Program.  So impressive were his career accomplishments that he was awarded our School’s highest honor, the Alumni Achievement Award, in 1995. Tata’s affinity to HBS was made quite obvious when,…

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EiR Profile: Gary DiCamillo

Gary DiCamillo, turnaround expert and current Entrepreneur-in-Residence at HBS, started out like any other HBS student upon graduation. He wanted to build functional skills and knowledge, so he spent five years at Procter & Gamble before going to work at McKinsey. “I loved the job, especially the problem solving side of it,” he said of…

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Speak Your Mind: Why Free Speech is Critical at Business School, and Why HBS (Finally) Gets It

The cartoon on the top, published a few weeks ago in The Harbus regarding the Learning Hub, entertained readers who could relate to the problems depicted.  The cartoon below, published nine years ago regarding Career Link (a precursor to Career Hub), led to the resignation of then Harbus Editor-in-Chief Nick Will, and has received substantial…

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Harvard Business School Professor Paul. R. Lawrence Dies at 89

Paul R. Lawrence, a renowned sociologist and a pivotal figure in the intellectual history of Harvard Business School who was one of the world’s most influential and prolific scholars in the field of organizational behavior, died on Tuesday, Nov. 1, of prostate cancer at the Carleton-Willard retirement community in Bedford, Mass. He was 89. At…

Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship is Overrated

I mean, we really, deeply, unabashedly, lust after entrepreneurship. It’s the dream job. Do whatever you want! No rules! Your own office, your own schedule, everything exactly the way you like it. There’s all kinds of statistics pointing to our collective interest in the profession (though, rather than having me actually research and cite any,…

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Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell is Dead

The repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy is a significant political victory for many, and we are witnessing a powerful social reform taking place in America.  As a former U.S. Army Captain turned business school student, I’ve had the unique opportunity to see an organization under such regulations and its terrible consequences. While…

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What’s in It for Us?

The HBS community has welcomed us with open arms into their network, and I’m not sure about you, but I’m thrilled to be a part of it. Each day, we watch our spouses working hard on cases, attending classes, club meetings, group dinners, and parties. But you might be left wondering, what’s in it for…

Entrepreneurship

Open for Business: HBS’s Entrepreneurs-in-Residence, Part 3

Entrepreneurs-in-residence (EiRs) are quite possibly the best resource HBS has to offer the budding entrepreneur.  With the patience of a FIN1 professor, the determination of an EC trying to get into Professor Malhotra’s Negotiation class, and knowledge equal to that of Dean Nitin Nohria himself, the EiRs come to HBS with one purpose: to help…

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We Said, They Said

“We Said, They Said” is a monthly feature in which Harvard and Wharton MBA students take opposing positions on a topic relevant to both schools. The views expressed are those of the writers only and are not meant to reflect the general views of either student body. The case method of classroom instruction is favored…

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Josh Applies Student Group Logic to The Harbus

Hang on. Before you read this article, I’m going to need $35. I understand you’ve expressed some mild interest in reading The Harbus today—you’ve made the fair assumption that it’ll provide you with some passing entertainment, and you can maybe put it on your résumé to make it sort of look like you’d be a…

Entrepreneurship

Open for Business: HBS’s Entrepreneurs-in-Residence, Part 1

Entrepreneurs-in-residence (EiRs) are quite possibly the best resource HBS has to offer the budding entrepreneur.  With the patience of a FIN1 professor, the determination of an EC trying to get into Professor Malhotra’s Negotiation class, and knowledge equal to that of Dean Nitin Nohria himself, the EiRs come to HBS with one purpose: to help…

On Campus

The Harbus Interviews: Marty O’Sullivan

“Keep on keeping on as we’ve been doing here at the Business School…being the best, and we’ve got to stay the best.” – Marty O’Sullivan   Marty O’Sullivan has been working in the OSS branch of the Department of Operations at HBS for over 25 years.  He was featured in The Harbus in 2002, as…

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Lessons Learned from Skydeck to Marketoonist

Tom Fishburne started out drawing cartoons for The Harbus as an RC.  Now he’s doing it as his full-time profession.  In 2001, Tom Fishburne’s cartoon, “Skydeck”, quickly gained popularity within the student body.  However, he did not imagine that he could make a living drawing comics fulltime replica watches uk.  He could not have believed…

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Fifth-grade Entrepreneurs Invade Campus

“This is the best day of my life! Who knew making money could ever be this easy?” Those were the words of Dahlia, an entrepreneurial fifth grader from Gardner Pilot Academy. Dahlia and 40 of her classmates invaded campus on April 14, launching business ventures that would make any TEM professor look twice. Armed with…

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Fellowships and Financial Aid at HBS

The fellowship program could well be the most misunderstood process in the whole of HBS. When I got my HBS admit, the first thing I did was read Ahead of the Curve , in which the author described admits who emptied their bank accounts, bought BMWs and managed to get a significant amount of financial…

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Welcome to the New Harbus Leadership Team

I remember this time last year when I was taking over the reins as the editor of the Harbus from Kay. The time commitment, the expectations of my classmates, and the mandate of improving the publication was bearing very heavily in my mind. In hindsight, I must admit that this has turned out to be…

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The Africa Business Conference

Co-Chairs Weigh In Tawanda: I would not have come to the Harvard Business School were it not for the 2008 Africa Business Conference. It was in Aldrich, listening to Nick Nesbitt recount the challenges and excitement of running a corporation in Africa, that I realized I wanted to return to the continent and drive economic…

Sports

Balls of Fury

Over 100 students descend on Shad to fight it out for the undisputed title of HBS Ping Pong Champion The tournament had its genesis a couple of months ago when I had a 30 second conversation with Luke Owings (who is running the SA Cup) after class one day. Or perhaps it was during class….

Sports

IM Soccer League Update

As we near the end of the regular season, here are some remarks from just a few of the squads who have emerged as strong late-season contenders… New H: What else can be said about the New H soccer team except that we are undefeated thus far? Will your team be the one to break…

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Thank you to EC’s for Completing Survey on HBS Experience

Gift Card Raffle Winners Announced In early December, EC’s were asked (ok, bombarded with requests) to complete a survey on their HBS experience. The flurry of survey completion pleas came from a group of EC women conducting a year-long field study on Academic Achievement at HBS.  Although our email-blasting annoyed students craving a clean inbox…

Sports

Episode 3 – Thank you!

Thank you, I never would have made it without you.  So last Saturday I ran, walked and shuffled 14 miles. Applying the lessons learned from my previous long run (when I became so dehydrated and exhausted that I got lost), I started my day with a nice hearty breakfast and plenty of water.  It looked…

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Candidates for Student Association 2011-2012 Co-President

Team 1: Joe Pasqualichio (NB) and Allison Kean (NE) Team 2: Wayne Ting (NF) and Charlie Newark-French (NH) Team 3: Jon Dick (NB) and Funa Maduka (NF) Team 4: John Smith-Ricco (NE) and Stan Fang (NI) For more information on candidate position papers and campaign speeches visit the SA website at www.hbssa.yolasite.com. Candidates will be…

On Campus

Partners Fight the Winter Blues

Seasonal depression or the winter blues is a real mood disorder where people who have normal mental health experience depressive symptoms in the winter. According to Wikipedia, you may be suffering from the winter blues if you sleep too much, have little energy, or feel depressed. With winter lasting extra long in Boston, it’s easy…

On Campus

HBS Announces Winners of Student Start-Up

Harvard Business School’s (HBS) Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship has announced nine winners of Minimum Viable Product (MVP) Funding, a new pilot program offering $50,000 in total awards to student entrepreneurs working on projects during the School’s winter term. Proposed by first-year MBA students Dan Rumennik, Jess Bloomgarden, and Andrew Rosenthal, and funded by the…

On Campus

Meet the Joint Committee on Diversity

The Joint Committee on Diversity was founded in 2005 and is composed of 6 students and 3 HBS administrators who collaborate to create and implement diversity initiatives at HBS. This academic year they undertook 5 such initiatives. They are currently recruiting new members. HBS is the most diverse community most of us have ever belonged…

Features

Million-Dollar Prizes Spur Research & Drug Development

In 2004, Avi Kremer was on top of the world. His resume detailed the trajectory of a rising star: captain in the Israeli Defense Forces; graduate of Technion-the Israeli Institute of Technology; project manager at Elbit Systems, the largest private defense company in Israel; and a newly admitted member of the Harvard Business School MBA…

Sports

IM Soccer League Update

IM Soccer League Heating Up As the IM soccer league begins to heat up, a number of teams remain in early contention. Here is a mid-season look at a few sections who are already planning for playoff glory: Old E (defending champions) How do you top an undefeated RC season, culminated by a 5-3 victory…

Features

India Healthcare- IXP

This past January 33 HBS students traveled to India as part of the Healthcare Immersion Experience Program with faculty leader Richard Hamermesh. During this 10 day program, students traveled to Delhi, Bangalore, and Mumbai to learn first-hand how healthcare is delivered in India. From meetings with government officials, entrepreneurs, local hospitals and clinics, consulting firms,…

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Summer Profiles

ECs share their perspectives on internships, locations and industries 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…

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