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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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Uber for Health Care? Think Again

Saquib Rahim | Posted 02.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Saquib Rahim

Clearly there are some health care startups that will meaningfully improve health care. But there is justifiable concern that too many are focused on the wrong patients and wrong problems using technology with limited applicability.

Tom Tierney, Chairman and Co-founder, The Bridgespan Group & Co-author, Give Smart: Philanthropy That Gets Results

Ann Paisley Chandler | Posted 01.14.2015 | Impact
Ann Paisley Chandler

Tom Tierney is a recognized leader in serving the nonprofit sector. In 1999, he co-founded The Bridgespan Group, an independent, nonprofit organization that collaborates with mission-driven leaders and organizations to help accelerate social impact.

Going Against the Flow: Michelle Zatlyn, Cofounder of CloudFlare

Charu Sharma | Posted 01.11.2015 | Technology
Charu Sharma

Michelle Zatlyn is Cofounder and Head of User Experience at CloudFlare, a web performance and security company that provides online services to protect and accelerate websites online.

Getting Down to Business on Workforce Preparation

Stacey D. Stewart | Posted 12.09.2014 | Impact
Stacey D. Stewart

While the Great Recession is officially over, many Americans are still struggling to regain their economic footing. One way to get our country on a sound path to recovery is a focus on better preparing our students for success in the workforce.

Give Yourself A Present For The Future

Pacific Standard | Nathan Collins | Posted 09.15.2014 | World

Don’t feel like you have the time to keep a diary or bury a time capsule? You might be missing out, according to psychologists at Harvard Business S...

Is Adversity Foe or Friend? -- Answer the 3 Questions of the Entrepreneurial Challenge

Steven Crandell | Posted 11.13.2014 | Business
Steven Crandell

It's not just entrepreneurs that can turn adversity into opportunity. All people face startup-like challenges. And we all benefit from learning and perseverance. I believe much hinges on how we exercise our free will to create a personal resiliency.

How George W. Bush Benefited From Affirmative Action

Peter Dreier | Posted 11.13.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

The current public debate and wave of articles about how colleges can do a better job of providing access to students from low-income families reminds me that for over a century, most colleges have had an affirmative action policy for rich, well-connected white kids. It is called "legacy" admissions.

When Star Talent Grew More Powerful Than Capital

Roger Martin | Posted 11.10.2014 | Business
Roger Martin

Capitalists used to spend their time battling unionized labor for the spoils of their joint economic pie -- and generally capitalists were successful. Now their battle is with the high-end talent upon whom capital is entirely dependent to make the decisions that will make the company they own profitable or not.

Finding Your Authentic Kindness

Rachel Verlik | Posted 10.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Rachel Verlik

I don't have any grand epiphanies on how we can turn the tide on a global, massive scale. I think it has to be grass roots, a kind of butterfly effect to make a difference. It has to be small acts that catch on and feel authentic and meaningful -- both to the giver as well as to the receiver.