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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 09.15.2014 | 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 09.13.2014 | 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 09.18.2014 | 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 08.28.2014 | 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.

Modern Capitalism vs. Socialism

Paul Mashegoane | Posted 08.26.2014 | Business
Paul Mashegoane

There is a slogan out there of people, planet and profit. It is on this point that the global society is slowly reaching a boiling point where being exploited by the business community is unbearable.

What Your Business Degree Won't Teach You

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 08.26.2014 | Business
Sajeel Qureshi

The ability to sell proves your attitude, critical thinking and soft-skills. Every other business discipline is just semantics. You have no marketers, accountants, lawyers, managers or HR people on staff if you have no sales. Businesses put a premium on people that can generate revenue.

Team Harvard: Bringing Neighborhoods Back at Youth Rebuilding New Orleans

MBAs Across America | Posted 07.25.2014 | Impact
MBAs Across America

The house was full of dust and the floorboards still only half fit together. You could see at the uneven seams how the water had warped them and pulled them apart underfoot.

From FIELD to Field, Putting What I Learned at Harvard Business School Into Practice

Minh Chau | Posted 09.17.2014 | Education
Minh Chau

As I dove deeper into the managerial and operational issues of working in Zambia, I found myself asking whether the problems were really as simple and clear as they appeared at first glance.

Conquering LinkedIn: Play the Damsel, Not the Suitor, to Reap Its Full Benefits

Rimjhim Dey | Posted 08.20.2014 | Business
Rimjhim Dey

Employment recruiters can smell desperation a mile away even through your computer's firewall. If you appear too willing, they'll run screaming in the opposite direction.

Kiran Gandhi: MBA Student By Day, M.I.A.'s Drummer By Night

Anahita Bahri | Posted 09.18.2014 | Arts
Anahita Bahri

Just over a month ago, Sarah Inoue Virk, a Music Business major at Berklee College of Music, hosted an event called "Balancing Musicianship and Busine...

Barbara Annis and Dr. Keith Merron on the Need for Gender Intelligence, An Exclusive Interview (Pt 5)

Jarod Cerf | Posted 08.13.2014 | Books
Jarod Cerf

Though we alluded to it in last week's post, today we'll go into why Barbara and Keith, authors of Gender Intelligence, are so willing to share the core aspects of their business for the price of a book and how the technology industry's employment struggles provide us with an opportunity to revise the conversation.

Barbara Annis and Dr. Keith Merron on the Need for Gender Intelligence, An Exclusive Interview (Pt 4)

Jarod Cerf | Posted 08.05.2014 | Books
Jarod Cerf

Let's take a closer look at how pervasive our own blind spots are and see where, in society, we're most likely to change.

Slumming It With a Stanford MBA: Paying Off Six-Figure Student Loan Debt

Michael Ruderman | Posted 07.20.2014 | Money
Michael Ruderman

Graduation day itself was a sunny day, but my future didn't look as bright as it did uncertain, if not ominous. I was graduating without a job, with no savings and with six-figure debt.

Birchbox Founders Reveal The Best And Worst Business Advice They've Ever Received

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 05.20.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Birchbox, an e-commerce store that helps customers discover new products, has grown to more than 800,000 subscribers in four countries in less than fo...

Workplace Heroism

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 07.13.2014 | Impact
Peter A. Georgescu

On November 25, 2008 a group of Islamic terrorists invaded and lay siege to the building all employees and guests of the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai. Remarkably all the employees chose to remain in the building, rather than flee to safety as they were instructed to do in cases of emergency.

4 Things They Don't Teach You in MBA Programs (Though They Really Should)

Simon Tam | Posted 06.21.2014 | Business
Simon Tam

Having spent six years in two different colleges (for both my Bachelor's as well as Master's), I have a clear idea of what business schools aim to do. However, I also found that there are several things that they don't teach even though they really should.

Business Meets Mindfulness at enso/InsightLA Program

Michael Sigman | Posted 06.18.2014 | Business
Michael Sigman

Here's a case study you won't find at Wharton or the Harvard Business School. Sid, the wealthy CEO of a highly profitable multi-national corporatio...

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

Regina E. Herzlinger | Posted 05.24.2014 | 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?