Author Archives: Jehan deFonseka (HBS 2012)

About Jehan deFonseka (HBS 2012)

Jehan (MIT '07, HBS '12) is interested in technology and public policy. He previously worked at The Brattle Group, an economic consulting firm. He served as editor-in-chief of The Harbus from 2011-2012.

An Open Letter to Dean Nohria and Faculty, Staff, and Students

Dear Dean Nohria, I have learned much at HBS from the Professors who make this institution truly great.  I am disheartened, based on the treatment of the HBS Show Presidents, that HBS as an institution does not follow these same principles. Professor Rebecca Henderson, in Leadership and Corporate Accountability, taught us that often the ends [...]

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The Heat is On for SolidEnergy: HBS/MIT Partnership Produces Series of Wins

After winning $120,000 at the Rice Business Plan Competition as well as the top prize at MIT Accelerate, Louis Beryl (HBS 2012) is understandably optimistic about the future of SolidEnergy, a business which he co-founded with Qichao Hu, an MIT Grad student.

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Creating a Lasting Connection with HBS: Discussing the Class Gift with Executive Director of External Relations Ralph James

Ralph James, Executive Director of External Relations, broke his 30-year media silence to discuss a topic with The Harbus which he cares deeply about — the HBS Class Gift, and what it means to create a lasting relationship with alumni.

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Students Inspire(d) at First HBS myTake Talk on Resilience

HBS’s new series of TED-style presentations featured HBS students who each spoke of their own resilience, the resilience of those around them, and what resilience means to them.

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Can HBS Become Synonymous with Caring?: Hundreds of HBS Students Volunteer Throughout Boston

Can HBS become synonymous with an organization that actually cares about the rest of the world?

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A Changing of the Guard at The Harbus: New Leadership Team Starts Off Strong

Since joining our humble publication, each has demonstrated a passion for the paper, as well as the follow-through to execute good ideas.

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HBS Students with Goldman Sachs Work Experience Respond to Greg Smith’s Goldman Bashing

The Harbus asked every HBS student who had prior work experience at Goldman Sachs to volunteer their feedback regarding Greg Smith’s op-ed. Below is every single unedited response in the order they were received by us.

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Venture Capitalist and HBS EiR David Hornik Votes West Coast for Startups

Forecasts Fundamental Value Creation in Social NetworksThe Boston Celtics and the LA Lakers.  Biggie and Tupac.  Harvard and Stanford.  East Coast/West Coast rivalries are far from a new occurrence.  The latest hot incarnation of the ongoing battle: startup scenes.  Sorry Chicago, but realistically, the centers are Silicon Valley on the West Coast and Boston and [...]

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Venture Capital Goes xPerimental: Is the dot-com bubble repeating itself, or are we finally on the plateau of productivity?

The xFund Targets Students with Experimental FundingSpeak with any member of the staff of HBS’s Entrepreneurial Management Department, and he or she will describe a time when venture capitalists were like barbarians at the HBS gates.  They would snatch HBS and Harvard students from campus either through funding Harvard startups at huge valuations, or by [...]

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What’s Art Got to Do with It? HBS Art Collection Sparks Dialogue, Creativity

An Interview with Sharon Black, HBS Director of Planning OperationsWhen Gerald Schwartz (HBS ‘70), Founder and CEO of Onex Corporation, provided the funding for a contemporary art collection on campus in 1998, no one quite knew how students and faculty would react.  Walking through Aldrich now, it is impossible to imagine the wood-paneled walls not [...]

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