Spangler Auditorium filled quickly last Wednesday with students eager to hear Starwood Hotels & Resorts CEO Frits van Paasschen talk about “The Age of Great Change,” hosted by the Hospitality & Travel Industry Club. Prior to his role at Starwood, van Paasschen held several executive positions across various functions at national brand-led corporations like Nike [...]
Incoming HBO CEO Richard Plepler and best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell came together at HBS last Tuesday for a lively discussion on the future of television at the Entertainment & Media Summit Kick-Off. Students were still jostling for floor seats in an overflowing Aldrich classroom when Gladwell, sensing the energy in the room, began with a [...]
What a hot mezze! The HBS administration found itself in a public relations debacle last week as a well-intentioned lunch menu incited a broader political debate on campus and in web venues across the Middle East. It all started with a lunch buffet. Like any other afternoon, Spangler Dining Hall featured an international cuisine offering [...]
I believe in the HBS Community Values. We should respect each other’s rights, act honestly and with integrity, and take accountability for our personal behavior. Recently, I have become painfully aware of how our community upholds its values — by means of an opaque process that feels neither fair to the individual nor the community. [...]
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 [...]
Former CEOs Jim Sharpe and Lauri Union reflect on the unique challenges faced by leaders of small and medium sized businesses.
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.
Incoming SA leaders ruminate on life, leadership, and the pursuit of happiness at HBS The Harbus recently sat down with the newly elected HBS Student Association leaders, Laura Merritt and Kunal Modi. Laura and Kunal gave us the scoop on their friendship, the decision to campaign, and plans for next year. The Proposal Harbus: It [...]
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50 Years after first admission, HBS women are positioned for success“In my 40 years, I have just seen one roadblock after another for women disappear.” – Regina Herzlinger, Nancy R. McPherson Professor of Business Administration and the first woman to be tenured and chaired at HBS December 1962: HBS faculty vote to admit women into [...]