Managing your commitments at work and school can often make you feel like you are juggling lots of priorities. Imagine yourself juggling three things: bouncy balls, eggs, and grenades. That is exactly how I imagine and manage my commitments. We all know that we don’t want to drop the grenades. Boom! These are the projects… Continue reading Don’t Drop the Grenade! Seriously…Don’t.
Back To School, Back To Cool
For most of us in the Class of 2013, this August marks our seventeenth “back to school” season. Since we’ve experienced this familiar ritual so many times in the past, we can relate to the anticipatory excitement it sparks in us as enthusiastic students. I myself certainly want to be prepared for the big first… Continue reading Back To School, Back To Cool
Dating. HBS. Kwame. Goodbye.
Surprisingly, I am at a loss for words. Yes, I know expectations are higher than in high school when I first lost my … pencil and I was taking an AP History exam (even though this is my last column, it shall remain classy!). But in his final column, what can your famous dating columnist… Continue reading Dating. HBS. Kwame. Goodbye.
Somewhere over the Footbridge Flies High
From April 11th to April 15th, Somewhere over the Footbridge will take HBS by storm. Hundreds of students will have the privilege of viewing the product of months of diligent work by some of HBS’s most talented writers, dancers, and singers, not to mention a host of others working behind the scenes to ensure the… Continue reading Somewhere over the Footbridge Flies High
Last week while walking through Aldrich, I overheard two RCs talking: “That dating guy, you know the one who writes those funny columns?” said the first RC. “Um, ya, the Kwama Sutra,” responded her friend. “Right. He’s extremely cute, and I hear he’s charming and charismatic, but he writes about being rejected all the time.… Continue reading Rejection
The Unofficial Guide to Valentine’s Day at HBS
Yes, you are reading Kwama Sutra on the front page of the Harbus. No, I am not announcing that I am in a relationship, as that is still a work in progress (kind of like the Big Dig in Boston during the 90s). Yes, it is Valentine’s Day and the powers that be (Lavayna) have… Continue reading The Unofficial Guide to Valentine’s Day at HBS
“So you’re telling me you could be attracted to me, but because we are friends, not be romantically interested in me?” I said, with a mix of frustration and intrigue. “This is about as logical as investing in a subprime mortgage loan,” I continued, using a surprisingly apropos financial markets analogy, given my lack of… Continue reading Friendships
How to Know if He’s into You
Like, all great writers I had an epiphany when I went to Africa. My trip, while absolutely amazing, gave me insight into a problem plaguing men at HBS. Sometimes we’re hard to read. Yes, men – HBS men – HBS men in their EC year – are hard to read. Beneath the JCrew button down… Continue reading How to Know if He’s into You
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
Deadbeat Harbus Rep
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?
Who is Madea and Why Did She Go To Jail?
Who is Madea and why did she go to Jail? If you don’t know Madea yet, here’s your chance to join the family. This is a question that many of my HBS classmates may think when scanning the movie listings this weekend, and I wanted to take some time to provide the answer. Mabel “Madea”… Continue reading Who is Madea and Why Did She Go To Jail?
Fantastic Opportunity – Ad Manager Position
Job DescriptionThe Harbus News Corporation is seeking an outgoing, driven, organized individual to handle the advertising accounts for The Harbus, the weekly Harvard Business School campus newspaper. This position requires maintaining relationships with recruiters, growing new relationships with local, national, and campus advertisers, selling ad space in weekly and special issues, working with the newspaper… Continue reading Fantastic Opportunity – Ad Manager Position
HBS' Own American Idol
Sponsored by the HBS Public Speaking Club, the public speaking competition has entered its fourth successful year, supported by the abundance of HBS students who desire to enhance their public speaking skills while at business school. Despite being on crutches, Dean Light remained poised and charismatic as he stood and delivered his opening remark on… Continue reading HBS' Own American Idol
Doing Business in Hollywood
The Hollywood Trek provided participants with an insider’s view of Hollywood, a place that offers challenges and barriers to MBAs. Hollywood has always been an enigmatic world for businesspeople. Bored with the utilitarian halls of investment banks, they aspire to conquer the exciting and mythical entertainment capital of the world. Hollywood is a place of… Continue reading Doing Business in Hollywood
POINT – Keep Your Politically Incorrect Genetic Material to Yourself
“Please don’t tell gay jokes-there are gay people on this bus!” my cousin called from her seat. The darkness of the humid Tennessee night made her request anonymous.“Oh yeah, who’s gay on this bus?” the joker fired back.“We are.”“Do you need a sperm donor?”The bus was filled with awkward laughter and then a pregnant silence.… Continue reading POINT – Keep Your Politically Incorrect Genetic Material to Yourself
Keep Your Politically Incorrect Genetic Material to Yourself
“Please don’t tell gay jokes-there are gay people on this bus!” my cousin called from her seat. The darkness of the humid Tennessee night made her request anonymous.“Oh yeah, who’s gay on this bus?” the joker fired back.“We are.”“Do you need a sperm donor?”The bus was filled with awkward laughter and then a pregnant silence.… Continue reading Keep Your Politically Incorrect Genetic Material to Yourself
Counterpoint – In Defense of Sensitivity
Neil Mahapatra, associate editor of The Harbus, in his article this week titled “Stop Being So Sensitive” raises a number of issues, some relevant to the health of our learning process, a number that are controversial in the present day given the historical narrative of America, and most certainly failing to appreciate the individuality as… Continue reading Counterpoint – In Defense of Sensitivity
Dear Ms. Spilker: I enjoyed my recent visit to The HarbusOnline…thank you for your service. I am writing to inquire if you are aware of any way to access Harbus articles from September – December 1998 replica breitling — ideally, online (I do not reside in the Boston area). I wrote humor columns for Section… Continue reading Harbus Archives
H-BS at HBS
First and foremost, welcome/welcome back to H-BS – I of course here mean the humor section of the Harbus, not the business school. Make no mistake, this is and will endure as the pinnacle of Harvard Business School literature. Since the inception of the Harbus in 1778, the humor section has made students of all… Continue reading H-BS at HBS
Humor Editor Fails to Write Harbus Farewell, Papers
EC student Maria Wich-Vila (OE) is well aware of the fact that, as outgoing humor editor/writer for the HBS newspaper, she is here supposed to write some sort of fond farewell, a last Harbus hurrah. However, continuing with her breathtaking record so far this term, she won’t be able write such a farewell, because she… Continue reading Humor Editor Fails to Write Harbus Farewell, Papers
As we all know, right next to your classcard picture (mine is terrible) is that insidious little word: Partner. After that is a space for input which defaults to “None Listed”. Now, this little space, depending on where you are in your life, can seem a lot bigger than it actually is. Let’s be honest…the… Continue reading Partner: Listed?
News In Brief:
EC Students Start Cramming for Friendships(HBS) EC students on campus started cramming for friendships last week, just like they crammed for finals in college. According to the EC student Hal Kernan, “Once I realized there were only four weeks left of school, I started emailing all the people I’ve tangentially known over the past two… Continue reading News In Brief:
My Action Plan for Humor
If there’s one thing I’ve learned at HBS, it’s the fundamental importance of a good action plan. Of course, a good action plan is supposed to break everything out into “short”, “medium”, and “long” terms, with detailed minute-by-minute timelines and full consideration of all possible contingencies, such as how competitor’s reactions and the sudden onset… Continue reading My Action Plan for Humor
Photo Caption Contest
Send me your crazy captions for the picture on the right and I will publish the funny ones. Send captions to email@example.com by Wednesday at 5PM. firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday at 5 p.m.
This week's photo caption contest:
Send me your crazy captions for the picture on the right and I will publish the funny ones. Send captions to email@example.com by Wednesday at 5PM.
Photo Caption Contest
This week’s picture:Send me your crazy captions for the picture on the let (keep it clean, please) and I will publish the funny ones. Send captions to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday at 5PM. email@example.com by Wednesday at 5 p.m.
Photo Caption Contest
This week’s picture: Send me your crazy captions for the picture on the right (keep it clean, please) and I will publish the funny ones. Send captions to… firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday at 5 p.m.
This week's picture caption contest
Send me your crazy captions for the picture on the right (keep it clean, please) and I will publish the funny ones. Send captions to… email@example.com by Wednesday at 5 p.m.
Saturday Night Live Emmy Award Winner Enthralls Crowd
If the old adage holds true that people’s ears burn when they are being talked about, then conservatives must have been in some pain last Tuesday evening. Comedian-turned-political commentator Al Franken (think Saturday Night Live) entertained an overflowing crowd on September 30th at the First Parish Church in Harvard Square. Fully an hour before the… Continue reading Saturday Night Live Emmy Award Winner Enthralls Crowd