Ask any current HBS student with a background or interest in venture capital this simple question: “What is the best-performing venture capital fund in the world?” Likely answers include Sequoia, Accel, NEA, Greylock or Andreessen Horowitz – each a smart pick. Yet, a quick look at CB Insights’ list of the top VC funds with… Continue reading Sapphire Ventures’ Quiet Approach Speaks Volumes with HBS Alums
On October 17, 2010, over 150 athletes in 12 teams from around Massachusetts descended upon the Harvard playing fields for a flag football tournament organized jointly by Special Olympics Massachusetts and students from HKS and HBS. In addition, over 100 volunteers from HBS and HKS helped to referee the games, set up the fields, and… Continue reading Redefining Special Needs
The Case Method has long been a unique selling point for Harvard Business School. Where did this method come from? How do other Harvard Graduate Schools use the Case Method and how to students perceive its benefits? This article attempts to answer some of these questions. The challenge of trying to educate a group of… Continue reading The Case Method: Hype or Lasting Value?
In many ways, this election reminds me of FDR’s 1932 campaign. FDR ran a campaign as a great communicator against the stumpy Herbert Hoover. He campaigned through a tumultuous economic environment, with a failing banking system, high unemployment, and in a relatively hostile global environment. The 1932 election was also transformative. During the 70 years… Continue reading It’s Never Been a Better Time to be a Democrat
On March 2nd 2008, the Harvard Business School and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government jointly presented the 9th annual Social Enterprise Conference sponsored by the Boston Consulting Group, Mckinsey & Co., the Omidyar Network and Coca-Cola. The conference has always been well attended and this year’s event was no exception. We hosted over 1,100… Continue reading 9th Annual Social Enterprise Conference