Academics
The MS/MBA Program: Engineering, Design, Business
Academics, Featured, Features

The MS/MBA Program: Engineering, Design, Business

This academic year, Harvard Business School, along with the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), launched a joint MS/MBA program. Over two years, students earn an MBA and an MS in Engineering Sciences concurrently, focusing on a specialty of their choosing. I feel lucky to be among the other 28 MS/MBA…

Admissions Advice
Advice
A Guide to Boston for New RCs
Advice, Campus News

A Guide to Boston for New RCs

Emily Batt (MBA ’20) gives us a primer for exploring the city. According to an old adage, Mark Twain once remarked, In New York they ask, “How much is he worth?” In Philadelphia, “Who were his parents?” And in Boston they ask, “How much does he know?” Whether apocryphal or not, Boston’s emphasis on learning…

Alumni
Is Rugby Related to Sumo?
Alumni, Club Corner

Is Rugby Related to Sumo?

Michael Rush (MBA ’72) recounts the early history of HBS rugby and the alumni’s recent “Japan Trek” for the World Rugby Cup. The HBS rugby tradition was founded in 1963 through the organization of an intrepid Scot, Jim Johnstone (MBA ’65). Various tours to the Bahamas and other island venues during the 1970s instilled an…

April 1st
Department of Operations Implements Project Room Fees Spangler Grille to Become Room Time Trading Floor
April 1st, April Fools, Print Edition, The Harbush

Department of Operations Implements Project Room Fees Spangler Grille to Become Room Time Trading Floor

Spangler Hall – The Department of Operations’ Room Reservations Office said Thursday that it will be implementing per-quarter-hour fees for project room use, responding to student complaints that there’s never a quiet spot to make a phone call when you goddam need one. “This will ensure an equitable distribution of project room resources at a…

April Fools
Department of Operations Implements Project Room Fees Spangler Grille to Become Room Time Trading Floor
April 1st, April Fools, Print Edition, The Harbush

Department of Operations Implements Project Room Fees Spangler Grille to Become Room Time Trading Floor

Spangler Hall – The Department of Operations’ Room Reservations Office said Thursday that it will be implementing per-quarter-hour fees for project room use, responding to student complaints that there’s never a quiet spot to make a phone call when you goddam need one. “This will ensure an equitable distribution of project room resources at a…

Best Friends
MBA Recruiting Insights from Sydney Kardashian West
Best Friends, HomePost, Humor, Print Edition, Recruiting

MBA Recruiting Insights from Sydney Kardashian West

  Steve Hind, Harbus Editor-in-Chief As the HBS community takes on recruiting season, Sydney Kardashian West, son of Harbus CEO/Editor-in-Chief, Steve Hind (MBA ‘16), and his fiancé, Steph Stojanovic, shares his insights from a one-on-one session with his HBS career coach. Determined to choose the right career trajectory, Sydney was asked the following questions in…

Bloggers
Learning from the Trump Phenomenon: How Much of the 2016 Election was a Recall on Harvard?
Bloggers, Current Events, On Campus, Opinion, Politics

Learning from the Trump Phenomenon: How Much of the 2016 Election was a Recall on Harvard?

A pickup truck rolled through Harvard Square on the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 9. A man in the truck bed waved a “Make America Great Again!” banner and the passengers yelled at anyone within earshot. Even if you couldn’t make out words, the tone – somewhere between energized and vindictive – was enough. They were…

Blogs
Dear Harby: The Advice Column for MBAs
Blogs, Humor

Dear Harby: The Advice Column for MBAs

Dear Harby, Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, but no one at this school seems to understand what an acceptable gesture is. Last year a classmate I was dating got me three Citigroup preferred shares and a DVD of American Psycho (I mean, really – he couldn’t have at least sprung for Bank of America?). Can…

Campus News
Club Corner
Is Rugby Related to Sumo?
Alumni, Club Corner

Is Rugby Related to Sumo?

Michael Rush (MBA ’72) recounts the early history of HBS rugby and the alumni’s recent “Japan Trek” for the World Rugby Cup. The HBS rugby tradition was founded in 1963 through the organization of an intrepid Scot, Jim Johnstone (MBA ’65). Various tours to the Bahamas and other island venues during the 1970s instilled an…

Controversy
Cooking
Impossible Burger Takes Boston
Cooking, Culture, Industry Insights, Outside the Bubble

Impossible Burger Takes Boston

Unappetizing, dry, bland: these are the adjectives that come to mind when we hear the phrase “veggie burger” and start imagining that scary frankenpatty. Insert the Impossible Burger: a burger that bleeds and sizzles like beef but, since it’s made entirely from plants, with none of the downsides. Targeted at meat eaters, it is one…

Culture
Tolana: Empowering Women by Empowering Mothers
Culture, Women

Tolana: Empowering Women by Empowering Mothers

“We believe a mother can shape her kids’ lives, and therefore, mothers have the power to redefine the world.” The UN’s fifth Sustainable Development Goal is to “achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls”. To HBS students María Creixell and Paula Vich Serra (both MBA ’19), empowering women starts with empowering mothers. Like…

Current Events
In the Face of Unsettling Truths
Current Events, Featured, Features, Outside the Bubble

In the Face of Unsettling Truths

The Harvard admissions trial has shed light on some troubling facts that must be addressed. This October, Lawrence Bacow was inaugurated as the 29th President of Harvard University. In his inaugural address, President Bacow, quoting the theologian Reinhold Neibuhr, urged, “We must always seek the truth in our opponent’s errors, and the errors in our…

Economics
Goliath vs. Goliath: Hospital Mega-Mergers and the Fight for Your Healthcare
Economics, Finance, Fortune 500, General Management, Health, Industry Insights

Goliath vs. Goliath: Hospital Mega-Mergers and the Fight for Your Healthcare

A turbulent year for healthcare policy, 2017 was capped off with a spree of healthcare mega-mergers. Some transgressed traditional industry boundaries, reflecting the evolving dynamics of a sector in dramatic flux since the 2010 implementation of the Affordable Care Act. CVS’ $69bn acquisition of Aetna, the nation’s third largest insurer, introduced the possibility of converting…

Entrepreneurship
The Warmth of Ramen
Entrepreneurship, Reviews

The Warmth of Ramen

Bringing people and cultures together with Yasu & Masa’s ramen: Tannya Cai (MBA ’21) reports. It was a cold, rainy day. On October 27, in 90 minutes, over 50 bowls of ramen were served by Yasu & Masa’s, a new startup founded by Yasu Sasago (MBA ’20) and Masato Nakamura (MBA ’20). A company focused…

Environment
HBS Alumni Leaders Organize 9/20 “Global Climate Strike” Rally at HBS
Environment, Outside the Bubble

HBS Alumni Leaders Organize 9/20 “Global Climate Strike” Rally at HBS

Roger Shamel (MBA ’74) explains why some HBS alumni are worried about climate change, and why you might worry too. “Leaders making a difference” is the hoped-for outcome of the Harvard Business School mission, “To educate leaders who make a difference in the world.” And perhaps no greater difference is needed today than the difference…

Events
Third Annual Cabaret Sells Out Both Shows Again
Campus News, Club Corner, Events

Third Annual Cabaret Sells Out Both Shows Again

On November 27, the HBS Cabaret brought entertainment to two sold-out audiences, one at 7 p.m. and another at 10:30 p.m., at the American Repertory Theater’s Oberon in Harvard Square. The theme was “Portrait Project” (following on last year’s “Truths Untold”), and as promised in the theme, an array of student performers painted vivid pictures…

Featured
Dean Nohria on Capitalism & Government
Featured, Features

Dean Nohria on Capitalism & Government

Dean Nitin Nohria offers his perspective on the promise and perils of our market system, touching on the role of corporate and public actors. Tarun Galagali (MBA ’21) sat down with him as a part of an ongoing podcast, Remaking Capitalism, hosted by the Harbus. Two weeks into RC year at HBS, I wrote an…

Features
Dean Nohria on Capitalism & Government
Featured, Features

Dean Nohria on Capitalism & Government

Dean Nitin Nohria offers his perspective on the promise and perils of our market system, touching on the role of corporate and public actors. Tarun Galagali (MBA ’21) sat down with him as a part of an ongoing podcast, Remaking Capitalism, hosted by the Harbus. Two weeks into RC year at HBS, I wrote an…

FIELD 2
FIELD 3
The Breakfast Club
Campus News, Events, FIELD 3, HomePost, News, On Campus

The Breakfast Club

Eight Students Sit Down with Dean Nohria to Discuss HBS’s Place in the World One of the most powerful men in the business world doesn’t work in the private sector. His name is Nitin Nohria, and as Dean of one of most powerful institutions in the capitalist ecosystem, his stewardship affects hundreds directly as students…

FIELD 3 Startup Diaries
Finance
Exclusive: Interview with Carlyle Co-Founder David Rubenstein
Featured, Finance, Industry Insights, Interview, On Campus, Print Edition

Exclusive: Interview with Carlyle Co-Founder David Rubenstein

The following is a Harbus exclusive interview with David Rubenstein, co-founder of The Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest private equity and alternative asset management firms with $174 billion under management. Rubenstein, who is a member of the Harvard Corporation as of July 2017, addressed the community at Spangler Auditorium in an event co-hosted…

Fortune 500
Goliath vs. Goliath: Hospital Mega-Mergers and the Fight for Your Healthcare
Economics, Finance, Fortune 500, General Management, Health, Industry Insights

Goliath vs. Goliath: Hospital Mega-Mergers and the Fight for Your Healthcare

A turbulent year for healthcare policy, 2017 was capped off with a spree of healthcare mega-mergers. Some transgressed traditional industry boundaries, reflecting the evolving dynamics of a sector in dramatic flux since the 2010 implementation of the Affordable Care Act. CVS’ $69bn acquisition of Aetna, the nation’s third largest insurer, introduced the possibility of converting…

From The Editors' Desk
From the Editors’ Desk
Campus News, From The Editors' Desk, Print Edition

From the Editors’ Desk

Wishing you continued “heisei” in 2019 As the chilliest winter breezes give way to sprightly saplings signaling the coming of spring, we kick off the spring semester with a new class schedule and a fresh array of opportunities. At the Harbus, too, the new year is a time of transition. On this auspicious occasion, we…

General Management
Goliath vs. Goliath: Hospital Mega-Mergers and the Fight for Your Healthcare
Economics, Finance, Fortune 500, General Management, Health, Industry Insights

Goliath vs. Goliath: Hospital Mega-Mergers and the Fight for Your Healthcare

A turbulent year for healthcare policy, 2017 was capped off with a spree of healthcare mega-mergers. Some transgressed traditional industry boundaries, reflecting the evolving dynamics of a sector in dramatic flux since the 2010 implementation of the Affordable Care Act. CVS’ $69bn acquisition of Aetna, the nation’s third largest insurer, introduced the possibility of converting…

Health
Inner Wellness for Healthy Normals
Health

Inner Wellness for Healthy Normals

We are all perfect, and we could all use a little work. Is this you? Do you sense an aura of stress and anxiety hovering in the air, a bit of shiftlessness as you race through your day, or wander about the world? Are you so used to running that you long for a chance…

HomePost
Humor
EC Class to Submit Mandatory FIELD Reflections following Weekend Trips
Humor

EC Class to Submit Mandatory FIELD Reflections following Weekend Trips

In a bold revamp of the Elective Curriculum, the HBS Student Academic Committee has decided that starting in the spring semester, FIELD reflections will be mandatory following every weekend trip that EC students undertake. Students who travel everywhere from Stowe to Sweden will now be required to submit reflections on their personal journeys as they…

Industry Insights
Bill Tai on How to Invest in a Unicorn
Industry Insights, Print Edition

Bill Tai on How to Invest in a Unicorn

Zoom’s first investor and noted kiteboarding venture capitalist analyzes the company’s origins; Philip Levinson (HKS ’12) reports. Wall Street is buzzing about the recent IPO of Zoom Video, with its market cap now exceeding $17 billion. But the 2011 origins of the company were quite inauspicious. After the successful Zoom IPO on April 18, venture…

International
Interview with Marc Rey, CEO of Shiseido Americas
Campus News, International, Interview

Interview with Marc Rey, CEO of Shiseido Americas

Marc Rey believes “luxury is still about aspiration and emotional connection.” While everyone in the beauty space has been speaking about digital disruption, Rey (CEO of Shiseido Americas) believes digital development is not a technological shift, but a change in business model that enables consumer intimacy and builds a lifetime connection. He must know a…

Interview
A Brave New World: Tech Ethics Course Encourages Students to Mull the Implications of New Technologies
Campus News, Interview

A Brave New World: Tech Ethics Course Encourages Students to Mull the Implications of New Technologies

Ryo Takahashi (MBA ’20) speaks with Professor Michael Sandel. Bracing for a Brave New World Scenes of genetic selection in Gattaca (1997), the telescreen surveillance state depicted in Orwell’s 1984 (1948), and the apprehension of criminals before they commit a crime as depicted in Minority Report (2002) may seem like distant dystopian science fiction. Until…

Investment
Meet Atomic: Silicon Valley’s Coolest VC That Is Not Actually a VC
Investment, Venture Capital

Meet Atomic: Silicon Valley’s Coolest VC That Is Not Actually a VC

Founded in 2012, this firm launches and funds companies such as Hims and Terminal. Philip Levinson (HKS ’12) reports. Meet Atomic, the firm behind Hims, Terminal, Bungalow, and several other booming venture-backed companies. Before discussing who is behind Atomic, let’s discuss what Atomic is—and what it is isn’t. First, don’t call Atomic a venture capital…

Kevin Sharer
The Case for Optimism
Campus News, Kevin Sharer

The Case for Optimism

This may seem a strange time to make a case for optimism. There are so many serious issues in the United States and the wider world. It is hard to know where to start. Here is a partial list of the challenges: endless wars in the Middle East; an increasingly totalitarian China; climate change; racism;…

Marketing
Build your CORe as a global thinker
Academics, Marketing, On Campus

Build your CORe as a global thinker

What is HBX CORe? I had the opportunity to be a part of the February 2017 HBX Credential of Readiness (CORe) cohort. This online learning platform provides the benefit of experiencing Harvard courses on fundamentals of business thinking at your comfort and convenience. The courses take an estimated ~150 hours. I spent time from February…

Music
Networking
Life Hacks for Your Networked Search
Networking, Recruiting

Life Hacks for Your Networked Search

Be resilient: You need to kiss a lot of frogs to find your Prince (or Princess) Charming. Networking functions in the same way. Do not be disheartened by a lack of response. You haven’t failed until you’ve stopped trying to connect. Design choices for success: When networking, offer two options for a time to talk…

News
Non-Profit
The Harbus Foundation Grants $60,000 to Boston Nonprofits at Annual Gala
Campus News, Club Corner, Featured, Features, Non-Profit, On Campus

The Harbus Foundation Grants $60,000 to Boston Nonprofits at Annual Gala

The Harbus Foundation has announced a total of $60,000 in grant awards to Boston-based nonprofit organizations Empower Schools, Generations Incorporated, and GroundTruth. The recipients took home $20,000 each in the categories of Education, Literacy, and Journalism, respectively, following the Harbus Foundation’s annual gala. The K-12 education efforts of Empower Schools, the Education grant recipient, have…

On Campus
Help, I’m a FOMO Sapiens!
On Campus

Help, I’m a FOMO Sapiens!

Patrick J. McGinnis (MBA ’04), who created the term FOMO while a student at HBS, helps Michael Deliakis (MBA ’20) understand and overcome FOMO. It was titled “Social Theory at HBS: McGinnis’ Two FOs” and printed in the Humor section of the Harbus in May 2004. Fast forward 15 years: today, the terms FOMO and…

Opinion
Klarman’s First HBS Show Impresses
Campus News, On Campus, Opinion

Klarman’s First HBS Show Impresses

HBS Executive Education’s Nathaniel Koven reviews No Clue. The 46th HBS Show, No Clue: The Case You Can’t Prepare For, was always going to go down in HBS history as the first theatrical production in the recently-completed Klarman Hall, but what a smashing first it was. This production, which ran April 8–10, was an unalloyed…

Outside the Bubble
HBS Alumni Leaders Organize 9/20 “Global Climate Strike” Rally at HBS
Environment, Outside the Bubble

HBS Alumni Leaders Organize 9/20 “Global Climate Strike” Rally at HBS

Roger Shamel (MBA ’74) explains why some HBS alumni are worried about climate change, and why you might worry too. “Leaders making a difference” is the hoped-for outcome of the Harvard Business School mission, “To educate leaders who make a difference in the world.” And perhaps no greater difference is needed today than the difference…

Partners at HBS
From Qatar Summers to Boston Winters
Partners at HBS

From Qatar Summers to Boston Winters

Haneen Hindi (RC Partner) shares her personal story with Anja Do (RC Partner). My friendship with Haneen began with a blender. True story, and I will get there! When we left Singapore for Boston, we figured we would not bring any electric appliances because the voltage is different and so none of it would work…

Politics
The Future of Heroic Hong Kong
Business, Commentary, Politics, Society

The Future of Heroic Hong Kong

Hong Kong residents are experiencing unsustainable angst and anxiety because of perceived encroachment by mainland China and unaddressed ambiguity regarding their fate post-2047; Xi Jinping must formally provide clarity to alleviate the situation, and soon. On Wednesday, September 4, 2019, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam decided to permanently withdraw the 2019 Hong Kong extradition…

Print Edition
Publishing Partner
Real Estate
Recipe
Critical Seasoning
Cooking, Opinion, Recipe, Reviews

Critical Seasoning

A new feature in The Harbus reviewing the most interesting bars and restaurant near HBS Restaurant Review: Alden & Harlow Given the abundance of New American restaurants in this town (and a subsequent dearth of originality), you might be forgiven for thinking that Alden & Harlow is just another in the glut of gastropubs. It…

Recruiting
Life Hacks for Your Networked Search
Networking, Recruiting

Life Hacks for Your Networked Search

Be resilient: You need to kiss a lot of frogs to find your Prince (or Princess) Charming. Networking functions in the same way. Do not be disheartened by a lack of response. You haven’t failed until you’ve stopped trying to connect. Design choices for success: When networking, offer two options for a time to talk…

Repost
Reviews
The Warmth of Ramen
Entrepreneurship, Reviews

The Warmth of Ramen

Bringing people and cultures together with Yasu & Masa’s ramen: Tannya Cai (MBA ’21) reports. It was a cold, rainy day. On October 27, in 90 minutes, over 50 bowls of ramen were served by Yasu & Masa’s, a new startup founded by Yasu Sasago (MBA ’20) and Masato Nakamura (MBA ’20). A company focused…

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Sports
Start Ups
Innovation: Is It Only for Startups?
Entrepreneurship, Start Ups

Innovation: Is It Only for Startups?

Umang Sota (MBA ’21) examines entrepreneurial efforts at large companies. Almost ubiquitously, words like “Innovation” and “The Next Big Thing” are associated with startups. VC firms are competing every day to get a sliver of potentially the next Uber or the next Google. Up-and-coming talent and even the long-time industry veterans are happy to work…

Student Club
Technology
Back to Progress: Piloting a Reborn Revolution
Industry Insights, Technology

Back to Progress: Piloting a Reborn Revolution

Shrinking the world at supersonic speed could be a reality in less than a decade, says Sergio Porres (MBA ’19). Innovation and progress have completely transformed the way the world looks, particularly in the last few decades. The pace of scientific development has been breathtakingly fast, with consumers benefiting handsomely, from the rise of electronics…

The Harbush
Dear Harby
The Harbush

Dear Harby

Dear Harby, As cuffing season continues, I yearn for romance. But what my heart desires, my student debt cannot support. How can I ask out my fellow HBSers and treat them to the level of bougieness they deserve and require without breaking the bank? Sincerely, Too Broke to Tinder Dear “Too Broke,” I understand your…

Travel
It’s Colombia, Not Columbia
Travel

It’s Colombia, Not Columbia

Colombia Trek: A week in the land of Magical Realism. Camilo Pabón (MBA ’20) reports, with photography by Stan Chang (MBA ’20). For a week during spring break, 300 students from HBS got to travel around Colombia, visiting Bogotá, Medellín, and Cartagena. For many, this was their first time in the country and their first…

Venture Capital
Meet Atomic: Silicon Valley’s Coolest VC That Is Not Actually a VC
Investment, Venture Capital

Meet Atomic: Silicon Valley’s Coolest VC That Is Not Actually a VC

Founded in 2012, this firm launches and funds companies such as Hims and Terminal. Philip Levinson (HKS ’12) reports. Meet Atomic, the firm behind Hims, Terminal, Bungalow, and several other booming venture-backed companies. Before discussing who is behind Atomic, let’s discuss what Atomic is—and what it is isn’t. First, don’t call Atomic a venture capital…

Women
The WSA and Manbassadors Team Up to Survey Student Views on Gender Inequity
Print Edition, Women, WSA

The WSA and Manbassadors Team Up to Survey Student Views on Gender Inequity

What does feminism mean to you? This is the question that we—the leadership of the Women’s Student Association and the HBS Manbassador Program—asked our peers in a recent survey. The above words and phrases are representative of the over 400 anonymous responses we received from HBS students. Some of these students self-identify as feminists, while…

WSA
The WSA and Manbassadors Team Up to Survey Student Views on Gender Inequity
Print Edition, Women, WSA

The WSA and Manbassadors Team Up to Survey Student Views on Gender Inequity

What does feminism mean to you? This is the question that we—the leadership of the Women’s Student Association and the HBS Manbassador Program—asked our peers in a recent survey. The above words and phrases are representative of the over 400 anonymous responses we received from HBS students. Some of these students self-identify as feminists, while…

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