Tag Archives: business

A Beginner’s Guide to Dating at HBS

Sep-30-2013 by

First, like all things at HBS, know that this is a competitive event. There are winners and losers. There are teams. There are rules, regulations, penalties. There is media buzz. There will be mistakes made, trades, roster cuts, and star performances from the players you least expected. The season will have its ups and downs […]

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Venture Corner: bcalm Gets its Start in the Beverage Industry

There’s a calm taking HBS by storm. One day soon, out of the corner of your eye when walking by Spangler, you will notice a green and silver glimmer in a section mate’s hand thanks to Dan Rumennik, founder of bcalm. I wanted to learn more about the beginnings of this beverage start-up, so I sat down with Dan to learn more.

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The Fashion Issue: The 2012 Retail and Luxury Goods Conference

Welcome to The Harbus‘ annual Fashion Issue. Since HBS students are in the business of looking good in class, at the Kong, and in the boardroom, it seems fitting that we devote this week’s paper to fashion as an industry and an art. In this issue you’ll hear from campus fashionistas and fashion entrepreneurs in […]

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Venture Corner: CIMLS.com Discovers How to Open the Floodgates and Harness Data to Power Its Business

As a refresher, what was your business and your progress at the time of the last Harbus interview? CIMLS.com (The Commercial Investment Multiple Listing Service) is a commercial real estate research service.  We collect and provide access to a huge database of information ranging from property listings to local market demographics.  At the time of […]

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Venture Corner: Distinc.tt Pivots to Create a Community of Communities

What industry are you in? “Location social.”  Facebook paved the way for online social interaction and foursquare paved the way for location-based check-ins.  Recently the social location sphere has shown a lot of activity (e.g. Sonar, Highlight, Glancee), suggesting that the market is ready.  It’s a very exciting place to be right now. How has […]

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Launching a Website is the Greatest Feeling in the World

Mar-05-2012 by

Ok, so I haven’t had kids yet, I’ve never climbed a mountain, and I’m not particularly medal-worthy at anything, BUT I am married and I have been a contestant on a PBS game show episode (subject matter: Mythology) that never aired, so believe me when I tell you that launching a website is magical!  This […]

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Top 10 Things Women in Business Should Know

Young women today receive all sorts of professional advice on how to succeed from pundits, the popular press, and even fashion magazines.  Unfortunately, the advice women are receiving is not helping to close the gender gap at the top levels of organizations.  In fact, according to a recent Catalyst study, when women follow the advice […]

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Entrepreneurship is Overrated

I mean, we really, deeply, unabashedly, lust after entrepreneurship. It’s the dream job. Do whatever you want! No rules! Your own office, your own schedule, everything exactly the way you like it. There’s all kinds of statistics pointing to our collective interest in the profession (though, rather than having me actually research and cite any, […]

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(Business) Design: Fad or Fact?

Oct-26-2011 by

Currently a Professor at Case Western University’s Weatherhead School of Management, Richard Buchanan is one of the world’s leading design theorists. Former head of Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Design, Buchanan joined Weatherhead’s faculty in 2008. He is also co-editor of Design Issues, a premier design journal published by MIT Press. Buchanan defines design simply, […]

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What the Heck is a Chief Innovation Officer?

Oct-16-2011 by

A few months ago, Josh Yang sold his furniture and turned in his SFP lease. After landing a summer internship at a San Francisco-based mobile apps startup called Pulse, Yang was convinced that he would defer his second year of business school to continue on full time. However, just before starting at Pulse in June, […]

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