The Business World Articles

  • How to Brand Yourself for Professional Success

    How to Brand Yourself for Professional Success

    by on April 23rd, 2017

    ‘Personal branding’ is a term that gets thrown around a lot without it always being clear what it really means. In broad strokes, your personal brand is your reputation, or how people would sum you up to a stranger … Read More

  • The End of Facts = The End of Empathy

    The End of Facts = The End of Empathy

    by on April 21st, 2017

    Today’s article was written by Anton McGonnell, Technology Editor. On Tuesday 31st of January, Harvard University hosted an event entitled The End of Facts—Journalism in a Post-Truth Era. This session filled … Read More

  • How Things Work: Machine Learning

    How Things Work: Machine Learning

    by on April 19th, 2017

    Today’s article was written by Steve Zheng, Contributor. It all started with the TOM case on Watson. After a class-long discussion on what is Toronto, Anton and I were amazed by how we were able to cover one of the … Read More

  • Not All Internships Are Created Equal: How to Find the Right One for You

    Not All Internships Are Created Equal: How to Find the Right One for You

    by on April 17th, 2017

    While the stereotypical intern isn’t grabbing coffee and filing papers anymore, you still want to be aware of what you’re signing up for when you accept an internship. Here are some tips to make sure you choose the … Read More

  • The Great Indian Start-Up Dream

    The Great Indian Start-Up Dream

    by on April 13th, 2017

    Today’s article was written by Anant Vidur Puri, Contributor. What do you get when you have 500 million new internet users, a young and productive, burgeoning middle class and a workforce which defines global … Read More

  • How to Use LinkedIn for Your Internship Search

    How to Use LinkedIn for Your Internship Search

    by on April 12th, 2017

    One of the best resources for your summer internship search is LinkedIn. Even though most college students associate it with full-time jobs, it can be a great way to explore internship opportunities throughout your … Read More

  • How to Find the Best Job for You

    How to Find the Best Job for You

    by on April 11th, 2017

    Narrowing down industry and job function can be one of the most overwhelming parts of finding an internship or job. It is very easy to get caught up in the commonly discussed post-college options, such as investment … Read More

  • 7 Things to Check Before Buying Your First Apartment

    7 Things to Check Before Buying Your First Apartment

    by on April 7th, 2017

    If you are planning to buy your first apartment, it’s definitely going to be an exciting step. After living in a rented property or your parents’ home for years, you will finally move into a place that you can call … Read More

  • 6 Tips for Writing the Perfect Professional Email

    6 Tips for Writing the Perfect Professional Email

    by on April 5th, 2017

    Many argue that a major gap in communication style between job-seeking millennials and typically more conservative recruiters has formed. In this age where email is typically the main form of communication, especially … Read More

  • A Conversation about Venmo

    A Conversation about Venmo

    by on April 4th, 2017

    Samar Sikka discusses the origins of Venmo, future growth strategies, and business strategy with Hassan Ahmed, HBS ’11. Venmo—the one app you will find across every student’s phone at the Harvard Business School. … Read More

  • How to Make Your Best Choice at a Career Crossroads

    How to Make Your Best Choice at a Career Crossroads

    by on April 3rd, 2017

    This post is primarily addressed to graduating college seniors and graduate students facing concrete career choices. The advice I give here can, however, be equally well applied to others who are interested in … Read More

  • Behavioral Biases

    Behavioral Biases

    by on March 31st, 2017

    You might remember from the active versus passive investing article the efficient markets hypothesis, in which investors act rationally by incorporating all available information in determining whether to buy (or sell) a … Read More

  • The 10 Commandments of Personal Finance

    The 10 Commandments of Personal Finance

    by on March 28th, 2017

    Though people differ greatly in their financial backgrounds and behaviors, there are some simple and fundamental practices which anyone can apply for a better financial future. Money management is no simple or easy task. … Read More

  • How to Request a Letter of Recommendation

    How to Request a Letter of Recommendation

    by on March 24th, 2017

    Whether you are applying for a job, temporary internship, or graduate school, chances are you will have to submit a letter of recommendation with your application. If you have never went through the process of securing a … Read More