Articles by The Harbus

  • HBS Stories: The Dangers of Indifference

    HBS Stories: The Dangers of Indifference

    by on January 13th, 2016

    November 19 was one of my best days at HBS. We had two case protagonists in my section—one resurrected the Swiss watch industry and the other developed profitable business models to fix global environmental problems. … Read More

  • A Cautionary Tale: Beware the Press

    A Cautionary Tale: Beware the Press

    by on January 9th, 2016

    HBS Professor Kevin Sharer, former CEO of Amgen, shares his insights on how to approach and handle the press. Sometime in your career and perhaps much earlier than you now imagine, you will find yourself working with the … Read More

  • Onaizah Panhwar & The HBS Pensive: What Is Your Superpower?

    Onaizah Panhwar & The HBS Pensive: What Is Your Superpower?

    by on January 8th, 2016

    By Christine Kang, WSA Director of Content. As is tradition, in the HBS Pensieve we ask modest HBS students: what is your superpower? And while they answer, we draw out their incredible stories of perseverance, … Read More

  • Living La Vida Loca: #LifeAtHBS

    Living La Vida Loca: #LifeAtHBS

    by on December 24th, 2015

    The Harbus sat down with 4 International RCs about their experience transitioning into living in Cambridge. Their wise advice ranges from how to find kindred spirits amongst the busy bees that are HBS MBA students, to … Read More

  • Socially Responsible Sourcing

    Socially Responsible Sourcing

    by on December 23rd, 2015

    Jumping on socially responsible sourcing bandwagon could leave companies biting the dust.  Breakfast at McDonald’s is going through all kinds of changes. Unless you’ve been living under a whopper, you know that … Read More

  • Boeing Chairman Jim McNerney on Leading, Learning and Growing—as a CEO and an MBA

    Boeing Chairman Jim McNerney on Leading, Learning and Growing—as a CEO and an MBA

    by on December 21st, 2015

    Greg Laudick (EC) sat down with Boeing Chairman Jim McNerney for an in-depth conversation about building a successful career from MBA grad to CEO. The conversation has been lightly edited for clarity and brevity. Greg … Read More

  • Observatory Desk: The Latest Trends and Songs at HBS

    Observatory Desk: The Latest Trends and Songs at HBS

    by on December 20th, 2015

    Watching out for the latest trends and songs at HBS. Phenomenon #1: Chance encounters and Hotline bling You’re at Harvard Business School, of course you are busy! Everyone is. (You used to call me on my cellphone … Read More

  • Dating at Business School: The Myths and The Realities

    Dating at Business School: The Myths and The Realities

    by on December 17th, 2015

    People in the outside world glamorize what it is like to be a 20-something in business school. They think it must be like ‘Sex and The City’: endless romantic options, a magic carpet-ride. Indeed, there are endless … Read More

  • Leveling the Playing Field: Lower the Cost of Pursuing an MBA

    Leveling the Playing Field: Lower the Cost of Pursuing an MBA

    by on December 16th, 2015

    With acceptance rates at top MBA programs ranging from 7% to 20% and recent studies showing that over 50% of MBA applicants use an MBA consultant, the cost for competing begins early in the MBA pursuit process and has … Read More

  • HBS Movember Campaign Raises a Record $22k

    HBS Movember Campaign Raises a Record $22k

    by on December 15th, 2015

    Matt Simpson (RC) reports on a successful Movember at HBS, and brings you the 10 best mos from NG, who raised $14k. If you’ve had your eyes open throughout the last month, you probably noticed that HBS was looking a … Read More

  • From HBS Field 3 to Shark Tank: The Story of ‘Unshrinkit’

    From HBS Field 3 to Shark Tank: The Story of ‘Unshrinkit’

    by on December 10th, 2015

    “How about $150,000 for 15% of your company?” asked Mark Cuban in a recent episode of Shark Tank. “Yes!!! We will take it!” The two founders on stage cried and hugged each other. They could not believe their goal … Read More

  • 10 Tips for Your HBS Essay (From HBS Students)

    10 Tips for Your HBS Essay (From HBS Students)

    by on December 4th, 2015

    This article was originally published on Accepted.com here. It’s a busy time of year for business schools everywhere, especially here in Boston! Interviews for Round 1 applicants for Harvard Business School’s Class … Read More

  • HBS Alumni Career Advice & Perspectives: Asha Haji, EF Education First

    HBS Alumni Career Advice & Perspectives: Asha Haji, EF Education First

    by on December 2nd, 2015

    The Harbus Chief Operating Officer, Natasha Larsen, spoke with HBS aluma, Asha Haji, about EF Education First, how it fits into the social enterprise world, and advice to those interested in the space. The Harbus: Tell … Read More

  • HBS Alumni Career Advice & Perspectives: Katy George, Director at McKinsey

    HBS Alumni Career Advice & Perspectives: Katy George, Director at McKinsey

    by on December 1st, 2015

    The Harbus Chief Operating Officer, Natasha Larsen, spoke with HBS PhD aluma, Katy George, about her path to McKinsey, experiences there, and advice to would-be consultants. The Harbus: What was your path from HBS to … Read More