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Health Care Transparency: The Fox Is Guarding the Chicken Coop in Washington Again

Regina E. Herzlinger | Posted 03.24.2014 | Business
Regina E. Herzlinger

Transparency can only happen if consumers have access to credible, accurate, and well-sourced information. The market for this kind of data is potentially enormous, so it's no surprise that information companies are rushing to fill the gap. There's big money to be made.

Let's Redesign Executive Pay

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 04.14.2014 | Business
Peter A. Georgescu

I've been looking back a lot, partly because I tend to look forward toward a future that requires us to make radical changes now. One of the greatest crises we face is the growing gap between the rich and the rest.

Harvard Business School Dean Apologizes To All Women

Posted 01.31.2014 | College

Harvard business school Dean Nitin Nohria apologized Monday for the way his college treated women over the past 51 years. According to Poets & Quai...

Bend the Rules of the Game: Succeeding in the Startup World

Minh Chau | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Minh Chau

Though by no means extensive, here are three key takeaways from this past weekend's Cyberposium, a technology conference at Harvard Business School.

Back in Business -- Attending Harvard Business School's Second Annual Conference on Space Business

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

Events of October 27, 2013 Captain Michael López-Alegría, COMMERCIAL SPACEFLIGHT FEDERATION President with Zoe P. Strassfield, author, at the Harv...

Harvard's Silence on Climate Change: Donor Savvy or Bad Strategy?

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 12.23.2013 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

It seems Harvard's anti-divestment decision might be simply put, a practical fund-raising strategy. But the school is missing even bigger opportunities.

Lisa Levey: Why the 'Less Ambitious' Man Is the Secret to Better Work-Life Balance for All

Lisa Levey | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Lisa Levey

Are these the men that will be thoughtful and balanced leaders, nurturing fathers and caring husbands? Are these the men that will act as stewards for their organizations, be true partners in raising their children and enable their wives to pursue her ambitions?

Kill the Breakfast Meeting

Rana Florida | Posted 11.10.2013 | Business
Rana Florida

It's time to kill the breakfast meeting. Kill it dead. I seriously think the first breakfast meeting was convened by a bitter boss who was unhappy with their family life, couldn't wait to get out of the house in the morning, and wanted to inflict pain on subordinates.

Can We All Change Urban Public Schools?

Heidi Legg | Posted 11.09.2013 | Impact
Heidi Legg

Michelle Boyers claims to now have a blueprint that will change the education game and she wants legislation behind it. In it they address to basic problems, such as: What do we do with 1:30 dismissals?

Hand-Raising At Harvard -- Will It Help Level the Field?

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 11.09.2013 | Business
Kathleen Reardon

How does a top business graduate school level the playing field for women? How does it retain female faculty in a culture that the university admits has been unwelcoming to women?

The Effort To Change Harvard Business School's Culture

New York Times | Posted 09.08.2013 | College

BOSTON — When the members of the Harvard Business School class of 2013 gathered in May to celebrate the end of their studies, there was little visib...

Harvard Business Students Have Made a Model that Could Make Traditional Business Consultants Nervous

Kevin Price | Posted 10.13.2013 | Business
Kevin Price

This is the kind of disruption to business that even the largest consulting firms could get nervous about over time.

Our Superman in Detroit: How a Social Entrepreneur Convinced us That the Motor City Will Rise Again

Casey Gerald | Posted 10.05.2013 | Impact
Casey Gerald

We're no experts, but we think this is the story that is going to stick. It's the one that's going to show the rest of America how to move past our crises and our outdated models and start to re-imagine and rebuild -- and do it all ourselves.

MBAs Across America: A Journey to Discover the Future of American Business -- and Disrupt B-School Along the Way

Casey Gerald | Posted 09.28.2013 | Impact
Casey Gerald

Eight months ago, four first-year Harvard Business School students asked themselves a simple question: what if MBAs left their classrooms to get a hands-on education in the heart of America?

Reforming the Business School, a Pure Product of American Culture

Sunmin Kim | Posted 09.24.2013 | College
Sunmin Kim

No matter whether one is a European or American business school professor, there are conditions of academia that are more conducive to intellectual freedom and thus reforming.

What Is Next After the Gates/Buffett Giving Pledge? Building Generosity Networks

Jeffrey Walker | Posted 09.17.2013 | Impact
Jeffrey Walker

I believe that the big opportunity is more than just money. Concentrating on connecting serious passionate people to others with similar areas of philanthropic interest, such as educational reform, global health, and nutrition, will produce more long lasting, positive change.

Rankings: The Best B-School Advertisements

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 09.02.2013 | College
Preetam Kaushik

B-School rankings, for the last few decades, have determined admissions, salaries, grants, publications in major journals and other factors linked clo...

Lessons Learned in the Company of Great Women

Allison O'Kelly | Posted 06.22.2013 | Business
Allison O'Kelly

There is much value in opening our minds and learning from others, and then sharing the wealth and wisdom.

A Trend That Could Change Everything, Collaborations Across Generations -- And What It Means for Causes, Nonprofits and Social Enterprises

Jeffrey Walker | Posted 06.19.2013 | Impact
Jeffrey Walker

Today's B-school students and recent graduates are eager to connect with experienced business people and work collaboratively on the big social issues of the day, from poverty and health care to education and the environment. These collaborations can be extraordinarily powerful.

The Day Women Took Over Harvard Business School

Grown And Flown | Posted 06.09.2013 | Women
Grown And Flown

Spending two days with younger alumna has shown me how far women have come in business education. Going back to see the progress the school has made, has led me to believe that I am welcome at the table that you began setting for me and all the women of HBS half a century ago.

Connecting the Worlds of For-Profit and Nonprofit for the Greater Good

Rachael Chong | Posted 06.02.2013 | Impact
Rachael Chong

Robert Kaplan has spent his career bridging the gap between the two worlds, and showing that both kinds of companies can learn from each other to maxi...

Ready to Reinvent Yourself?

Kare Anderson | Posted 05.15.2013 | Business
Kare Anderson

How does a behind-the-scenes news reporter morph into a public speaker? By stumbling around several times, in my case. That's because Dorie Clark had not yet written Reinventing You. She could have saved me some time.

Luring More MBAs to the Social Sector

Laura Moon and Margot Dushin | Posted 05.14.2013 | Business
Laura Moon and Margot Dushin

The barriers that prevent students from making social impact career choices are real: positions that do not effectively leverage the MBA skill set, careers that lack investment in professional development and growth potential, and pathways that require vows of poverty.

Save the World With Collaborative Leadership

Jeffrey Walker | Posted 05.11.2013 | Impact
Jeffrey Walker

We still have a lot to learn about how to create long-lasting, cross-cutting, highly effective collaborations. New models are being devised and tested every day. But there's no doubt that collaboration will be key to the future survival and success of humankind.

My Loss: Whose Gain? A Case of Disappearing Stock

J. L. Morin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
J. L. Morin

Since when is stock something that you have to check on every year? Stocks are touted as instruments that you put away and forget about while they grow. Not so, the representative said. If the bank cannot verify your whereabouts, it turns the stock over to the government.