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Harvard Startup Looks to Disrupt Employer Wellness Market

Marquis Cabrera | Posted 02.12.2016 | Business
Marquis Cabrera

Recently, I asked Founder and CEO of Gain Life, Sean G. Eldridge, to tell me how he plans to disrupt the employer wellness market. Sean is a health be...

Meet Deep Patel: 17-Year-Old Wunderkind

Genia Stevens, MBA | Posted 01.16.2016 | Business
Genia Stevens, MBA

2015 was a great year for Patel. He had an opportunity to interview high-profile individuals - including the former Director of the CIA. He published a book and he secured a deal to co-author another book with a Hollywood producer and screenwriter.

How Finding a Fun Little Bug Can Avert Disaster

Aran Khanna | Posted 01.12.2016 | Technology
Aran Khanna

This story is just a real world reminder of how, thanks to the huge benefits of reusing code, almost none of the software we use exists in a vacuum, and so a bug in a silly video game can actually lead to a serious exploit in a sensitive government system.

Finally, More Women Are Going To Business School

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 11.17.2015 | Business

More women are going to business school and, if you care about how few females make it to the upper echelons of corporate America, that’s not te...

How Big Is Your...

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 10.23.2015 | Technology
Vanessa Van Edwards

How big is your screen? Did you know that the size of your electronic device changes your confidence? Today's crazy science fact has to do with the size of your electronic device... yes, really!

How Thin Political Markets Undermine Democracy: An Interview With Harvard B-School's Karthik Ramanna

FIXCapitalism | Posted 10.13.2015 | Business

With his forthcoming book - Political Standards - Harvard Business School's Karthik Ramanna develops the notion of "thin political markets" to describe a key problem facing technical rule-making in corporate accounting and beyond.

Social Entrepreneurship Enters the Mainstream

FOMIN | Posted 10.09.2015 | Business

While there is little doubt that social enterprises offer huge potential as sustainable drivers of development, growth, and job creation, as with other new and emerging sectors, social enterprises are highly dependent on their environment.

Ten Years After, Before You Begin

Andrew Frishman | Posted 09.25.2015 | Education
Andrew Frishman

As a nation, it behooves us to consider how we prioritize various learning experiences. As millions of high school students leap through the hoops and hurdles of the next 9 months of the school year, we must look beyond short-term gains in specific skills and knowledge toward their longer term needs and desires.

Royalty Capital: A New Solution to an Old Problem

Raja Bobbili | Posted 09.03.2015 | Business
Raja Bobbili

Entrepreneurs looking for capital to fund their businesses issue equity or raise debt. In a number of cases, neither is satisfactory. In some cases, royalty capital is a better option to both investors and entrepreneurs.

Getting Into Harvard Business School? What Are Your Odds? The HBS Whisperer Knows

Sandy Kreisberg | Posted 08.25.2015 | Business
Sandy Kreisberg

For the past 20 years, I've been telling applicants from banking, tech, consulting and even non-profits what their chances are. I have a regular feature, "Handicapping Your Elite MBA Odds," on the leading business school blog Poets & Quants, and would like to share some of my predictions below. Do you recognize your type?

Tadasana -- The Transformative Power Pose in Jail

Nancy Deville | Posted 08.19.2015 | Women
Nancy Deville

Teaching yoga in jail isn't just about giving the women exercise, it's about giving them tools to cope. That's why I always start with the hope that Tadasana brings.

Harvard Business School Report Promotes Oudated Energy Vision

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 07.20.2015 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

We're all tempted to point fingers at a policy recommendation that will delay achieving a zero emissions future while bolstering fossil fuel and power businesses. Isn't this just business as usual?

True North Leaders: Antidote To The Leadership Crisis

Bill George | Posted 07.20.2015 | Business
Bill George

The hierarchical leadership style of the 20th century is fading fast in favor of today's empowering and collaborative leaders. In today's organizations people want to make meaningful contributions to the world through their work.

Trailblazing Women: Ruth Owades, CEO, Serial Entrepreneur and Corporate Director

Anne Ravanona | Posted 06.06.2015 | Business
Anne Ravanona

Ms. Owades is a serial entrepreneur, CEO and Corporate Director. Two of the companies she founded are subjects of Harvard Business School case studies which are taught around the world. Business Week hailed Ms. Owades as a "Best Entrepreneur," honoring her for "changing the way we buy flowers."

7 Intangible Lessons From My First Year At Harvard Business School

Sparsh Agarwal | Posted 06.04.2015 | Business
Sparsh Agarwal

Regardless of what the future looks like, to be relevant, schools have to provide learning beyond the academic curriculum. It's the soft skills/intangibles that have shaped my experience at Harvard Business School so far.

An Afternoon With Peter Lynch

Patrick Daniel | Posted 05.26.2015 | Business
Patrick Daniel

As part of the Catholic Speakers Series at the Harvard Business School, Peter Lynch, legendary American businessman and investor, shared his insights, in a conversation moderated by Clarisse Siu, President of the HBS Catholic Student Association, on faith, life and markets.

Blake Lively Dreams Of Attending Harvard Business School

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 04.29.2015 | Entertainment

Blake Lively is a Hollywood star and fashion industry darling with a new e-commerce business, and some day she might add "Harvard graduate" to her res...

Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow

Dante Disparte | Posted 06.27.2015 | Business
Dante Disparte

McKinsey recently extolled the virtues of their alumni network, announcing that approximately 450 ex-McKinsey consultants are CEOs of companies with more than $1 billion in annual revenues. This is an impressive statistic underscoring how companies should manage staff departures.

Emily Peck

Harvard Business School Launches New Effort To Attract Women | Emily Peck | Posted 04.29.2015 | Business

It’s been more than 50 years since Harvard Business School started admitting women, yet the elite institution is still figuring out how to best attr...

Innovative Challengers at the Gates

Omar K. Alghanim | Posted 06.20.2015 | Business
Omar K. Alghanim

Within retail banking, there have been two standout, truly disruptive innovations in the last 20 years, where a few banks applied mass marketing techniques to create something unique.

John Whitehead: A Life of Integrity, Service and Kindness

Steve Mariotti | Posted 05.11.2015 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

One of America's great heroes and advocates for at-risk youth died a few weeks ago, on a Saturday afternoon in New York City. John C. Whitehead had lived a full life, passing away at 92 years old.

The Newly Renovated Harvard Art Museums: An Artist's Perspective

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 04.26.2015 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

As I walked up the familiar steps and entrance everything seemed as it had been during my time as a student. The inside, however, was quite different and the courtyard was bathed in light, still surrounded by some familiar artwork.

2014: A Contradiction of Devices and Desires

John T. Delaney | Posted 03.31.2015 | Technology
John T. Delaney

As much as 2014 will be remembered by these seemingly unlinked events and tragedies, the common element to the widely publicized stories was the role of technology in causing the problem or the inability of technology to solve it.

Financial Literacy and U.S. Teens: Global Study Reveals Path for Improvement

Jason Alderman | Posted 03.30.2015 | Money
Jason Alderman

Despite midrange results for U.S. high school students in PISA's first-ever global financial literacy test, best practices from other nations can provide a strong path for U.S. students to learn and master these skills.

The Only Leadership Trait That Matters

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 01.23.2015 | Business

Bill George, a professor of management practice at Harvard Business School, joined HuffPost Live's Roy Sekoff in Davos to speak about what makes a goo...