The Business World Articles

  • Professor Sharer on Leadership in Health Care and Giving Back

    Professor Sharer on Leadership in Health Care and Giving Back

    by on June 19th, 2016

    Today’s article was written by Robert Lam. At HBS, we are lucky enough to be taught by some of the most experienced leaders. Professor Kevin Sharer is the former CEO of Amgen and sits on the boards of Chevron and … Read More

  • Most Job Seekers …

    Most Job Seekers …

    by on June 16th, 2016

    … search for jobs on LinkedIn, apply to jobs online, and send their resumes across to generic email addresses hoping for a response. On the other hand, the inspired job seekers … make connections. They reach out … Read More

  • Get Career Ready: Collaborate

    Get Career Ready: Collaborate

    by on June 15th, 2016

    Hopefully, per last week’s tip, you’ve started thinking about leadership. And this might have brought to mind an important fact about human nature: we all have free will. This means that, even if you’re “in … Read More

  • Pulling a Hat out of a Rabbit

    Pulling a Hat out of a Rabbit

    by on June 12th, 2016

    In most cases, people try to pull a rabbit out of the hat. That’s a problem that is very difficult to solve, and has the allure of being magical. On the other hand, have you ever heard of anyone try to pull a hat out … Read More

  • Job-Seeker’s Journal – Part 5: Networking & Making Contacts

    Job-Seeker’s Journal – Part 5: Networking & Making Contacts

    by on June 9th, 2016

    Network, network, network. It’s what any college or career adviser will tell you is most important as a job-seeker, and it’s something that never goes away—no matter how far into your career path you are. Be … Read More

  • Get Career Ready: Lead

    Get Career Ready: Lead

    by on June 8th, 2016

    Leadership is one of those words like “happiness,” or “art.” It has as many different meanings and interpretations as there are people on the planet, and ultimately, the only one that matters is yours. What … Read More

  • ToMo Always Beats FoMo

    ToMo Always Beats FoMo

    by on June 6th, 2016

    Today’s article was written by Steve Hind. A little under three years ago, Lindsay McGregor graduated from HBS with her MBA. Today she, along with co-author and co-founder Neel Doshi, are the authors of a New York … Read More

  • Job-Seeking Journal – Part 4: How to Follow Up

    Job-Seeking Journal – Part 4: How to Follow Up

    by on June 3rd, 2016

    You left the interview feeling good and loved everyone you met in the office. Although you may feel confident, you aren’t done with the interview process just yet. As a proactive job seeker, you want to guarantee that … Read More

  • How to Expedite the Garland Nomination

    How to Expedite the Garland Nomination

    by on June 2nd, 2016

    Today’s article was written by Benjamin Luxenberg. Since President Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland for the Supreme Court on March 16th to fill the seat left by the sudden death of Antonin Scalia, Republican … Read More

  • Job Seeker’s Journal – Part 3: Ace the Interview

    Job Seeker’s Journal – Part 3: Ace the Interview

    by on June 1st, 2016

    Congratulations, you’ve made it to the interview round—the part of the application process that every job seeker both dreams of and fears. Fortunately, we’ve put together some advice on how to make a positive and … Read More

  • Get Career Ready: Learn How to Tell a Story

    Get Career Ready: Learn How to Tell a Story

    by on May 30th, 2016

    What do all of these things have in common: campfires, job interviews, networking events, and public speeches? If you guessed they are all a chance to tell a great story about yourself, you’re right! If you want people … Read More

  • Social Impact And Balancing Social Value With Financial Value

    Social Impact And Balancing Social Value With Financial Value

    by on May 29th, 2016

    Today’s article was written by Akinyi Williams. When I was young, my family would often visit my paternal grandparents’ home in rural Kisumu, Kenya. On one of our visits, I remember pestering my mother to let me … Read More

  • A CEO’s Career: Interview with Ellen Kullman, Former CEO of DuPont

    A CEO’s Career: Interview with Ellen Kullman, Former CEO of DuPont

    by on May 28th, 2016

    Today’s article was submitted by Matt Simpson (HBS ’17). Many HBS students dream of breaking into the C-Suite, but how does one get there? Careers in general management are highly sought-after as they offer broad … Read More

  • From Wing Man to Santa: 7 Creative Ways to Earn a Buck

    From Wing Man to Santa: 7 Creative Ways to Earn a Buck

    by on May 27th, 2016

    Making a living isn’t easy, and as the cost of living continues to rise, so does the need for extra income. Finding opportunities to make extra cash is easier than it looks if you’re willing to step outside your … Read More