The only way to make an impact is to go to Wall Street. As you can see below, more HBS graduates are heading out to the West Coast to make a difference, taking positions in product management, marketing, sales, and general management. In a dramatic shift versus a decade ago, technology jobs are more sought… Continue reading What my MBA at Harvard did NOT teach me
To those of you who received an invitation to interview at HBS yesterday, congratulations! All of the hard work you put into your application (and into all the other amazing things you’ve done up until this point…) has paid off. Now it’s time to finish up strong and ace the interview. All current HBS students… Continue reading You’ve Been Invited to Interview. Now What?
First, like all things at HBS, know that this is a competitive event. There are winners and losers. There are teams. There are rules, regulations, penalties. There is media buzz. There will be mistakes made, trades, roster cuts, and star performances from the players you least expected. The season will have its ups and downs… Continue reading A Beginner’s Guide to Dating at HBS
Speak with any member of the staff of HBS’s Entrepreneurial Management Department, and he or she will describe a time when venture capitalists were like barbarians at the HBS gates www.replicabestsale.co.uk. They would snatch HBS and Harvard students from campus either through funding Harvard startups at huge valuations, or by incenting students to work at… Continue reading Venture Capital Goes xPerimental: Is the dot-com bubble repeating itself, or are we finally on the plateau of productivity?
Our Responsibility to Occupy Harvard By Ben Beachy and Jason Rowe (HKS) Since the Occupy movement entered the gates of Harvard Yard, too much discussion has focused on the gates themselves, not the responsibility of those of us who study behind them. One of the gates—Dexter Gate—bears the following inscription: “Enter to grow in wisdom. … Continue reading Occupy Harvard Pro-Con
Scholar was key figure in the human aspects of management and the study of family businesses BOSTON, April 25, 2011—Renato Tagiuri, Professor of Social Sciences in Business Administration, Emeritus, at Harvard Business School (HBS) and a renowned expert on interpersonal relations and the human aspects of management as well as a pioneer in the field… Continue reading Harvard Business School Professor Emeritus Renato Tagiuri Dead at 91
In the spirit of Earth Day, let me be the messenger of some pretty shocking environmental news that is surely relevant to each and every one of us….. Climate: Last year, the heat waves across Eastern Europe and Russia were unprecedented – the highest summer temperatures ever recorded in the last 500 years. An anomaly?… Continue reading Your Planet Needs You: Celebrating 41 Years of Earth Day
The Harvard Graduate Council is thrilled to announce that Harvard will be initiating a pilot program to establish University-wide student groups. The concept was born out of student frustration that student groups, based at one particular Harvard school, felt limited by their lack of access to the broader Harvard community. This issue was brought to… Continue reading Harvard Allows University-Wide Student Groups
Do you ever wonder what happens to the food left over in Spangler Dining Hall? The morning of Saturday, March 26 a group of people from across the Harvard community took an hour-long bus ride up north to visit Brickends Farm in Hamilton, MA to find out. The tour was sponsored by Harvard FMO Recycling… Continue reading Green Living-Harvard Composts!
Consumers are demanding a slimmer set of higher quality content delivered through a narrower choice set. The second takeaway was that the transition to the public cloud, despite short-term hurdles, is inevitable.
Meet Blake! I am not going to tell you how long it took for me to get this interview from Blake. I don’t want to confirm any stereotypes about people who quote a Nicholas Cage movie as their answer to “words to live by.” But, Blake is a friend of the HARBUS (see February 2010… Continue reading 20* Questions
An Interview with Joanna Barsh, Sr. Partner, McKinsey &
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.
Hello classmates. Look at your Deadbeat Harbus Representative. Now back to me. Now back to your representative. Now back to me. Sadly, they aren’t me. But if they got off their lazy ass and started contributing to the Harbus, they could write like they’re me. Or they could write like they’re themselves. Or they could… Continue reading Deadbeat Harbus Rep
Sing it with me: It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas (and let’s not forget all of the other religious holidays) at HBS. Fine – I’ll stop with the songs. Nevertheless, soon the snow will indeed make our campus nice and serene. Men will aim to conceal their increasingly large beer bellies under sweaters,… Continue reading Kwamukkah?
From Thursday, November 18 through Sunday November 21, the largest Middle East & North Africa (MENA) event in the US took place on the Harvard campus.
Many of the students at HBS are seeking jobs that provide a good mix of complexity, industry or professional impact, entrepreneurial activity, and rewards. Often, the situations that we will find ourselves in while performing our jobs in the years to come will be two-sided problems. There will be a customer need, a competitor challenge,… Continue reading Personalized Medicine Sector
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
Hi Jimmy,I read with great interest your article in Harbus on the above mentioned topic. Wanted to thank you for writing on this topic as certainly this is a topic which I have been exploring in great detail as it would play an important role in my overall B school experience. From what I have… Continue reading Letter to the Editor – Is HBS Really That Diverse?
After last week’s enjoyable contest versus the HBS Old Boys, HBS Rugby traveled to Portsmouth, New Hampshire to take on Seacoast. The team knew this would be a tough game, having lost four starting players to injuries in the past few weeks. Some players, such as Kevin O’Boyle (NG), moved into starting roles, while others,… Continue reading HBS Rugby Falls to Seacoast
Following a season opening 24-0 win over Rutland, HBS Rugby played its home opener on Saturday, September 13th versus MIT. On a day very similar to last week’s hot and muggy game, HBS Rugby looked to improve on it’s first performance. Missing several key players, including Co-Captain Joel Hartel (OB), HBS leaned heavily on its… Continue reading HBS Rugby Tops MIT 17-12
Last Saturday, the HBS rugby team made the short journey over the river to MIT to play Rutland in a season opener. The team (made up of students from HBS, the Law School, and the Kennedy School of Government) had only trained together three times, so no-one was quite sure what would happen on the… Continue reading HBS Rugby Starts Season with a Win
Thirty-nine Harvard ruggers set off last week for the wilds of North Carolina to compete in the MBA Rugby World Cup, hosted by Duke’s Fuqua School of Business. Twenty-two men’s teams and twelve women’s teams from around the world converged on five fields just downwind from a large sewage treatment plant to battle it out… Continue reading Harvard Ruggers Compete in MBA Rugby World Cup
The HBS Dorm Energy Competition and SFP/OWA Energy Challenge have been underway for three weeks now with residents making small changes in their behavior to decrease electricity consumption by 10% over the four week period. Residents have also been asked to sign the Harvard Sustainability Pledge at //www.greencampus.harvard.edu/pledge. For every pledge signed Harvard University will… Continue reading HBS Dorm Energy Competition and SFP/OWA Energy Challenge Heat up With One Week to Go
After their triumphant weekend at Wharton, the HBS Rugby team squared off against a local side, The Boston Ironsides, last weekend. Staying mentally focused was key. The team had won every match of the year by a wide margin and the temptation to relax and play a sloppy game would certainly have crept into the… Continue reading HBS Rugby Sinks the Ironsides
It’s likely that if you live in the dormitories, Soldiers Field Park, One Western or Peabody Terrace you have seen posters of your Green Living Representatives. These representatives are part of the Graduate Green Living Program, a peer to peer educational program. Representatives educate and promote sustainable behaviors to their colleagues throughout the year with… Continue reading Introducing the Green Living Reps
The HBS Rugby team continued it’s undefeated season by winning the annual Wharton School of Finance “Hogfest” rugby tournament over the weekend of October 6th and 7th. The team was hungry after last years close loss to Wharton in the tournament finals. Harvard was in the drivers seat the entire weekend and their complete domination… Continue reading HBS Rugby Dominates Hogfest
Henry Longfellow believed that “art [was] the gift of God, and must be used unto his glory.” Members of the Harvard Business School community are indeed blessed to live in one of the nation’s culturally richest cities in terms art, culture and intellect. As the brutal winters of Cambridge approach, the artistic and cultural treasures… Continue reading The HBS Guide to the Arts in the Harvard Community
The hardy boys from Mad River, Vermont were expected to be one of Harvard’s toughest opponents this season and they didn’t disappoint on Saturday, September 15th. They had an enormous forward pack and a group of backs that were wily and experienced. They started the match off in control, marching down the pitch on their… Continue reading HBS Rugby Wins Again
The players of the HBS rugby team had only been practicing for a week before their first match but that didn’t stop them from starting the 2007-08 season off right by handing Monadnock a lopsided defeat on Saturday, September the 8th. The team was mentally prepared for a tough contest but in the end the… Continue reading HBS Rugby Wins Season Opener