AI language models may finally have become sophisticated enough to run a business school. In a bizarre twist of events, anonymous sources have claimed that Srikant Datar, the current Dean of Harvard Business School, is not a human being – he is really just ChatGPT. Multiple sources have reported that Datar has been exhibiting strange… Continue reading Exclusive: Is Dean Datar Really Just ChatGPT?
In a vulnerable moment, an RC student shared their personal experience with fraud and was subsequently placed under citizen’s arrest by a hotshot JD/MBA section mate. In the seventy-fifth minute of an afternoon Leadership and Corporate Accountability (LCA) class, an RC section was stunned when JD/MBA student Fred Eralé declared he was placing fellow section… Continue reading Citizens Arrest Stuns RC Section During Landmark LCA Class
Welcome to the HBS partners, who worked harder than anyone, even you, Collin. As campus comes alive with a new class of bright-eyed students, The Harbus would like to offer a hearty congratulations to those who have worked tirelessly to get here: the partners. “It’s fantastic to see my hard work pay off,” says an… Continue reading Partners: The Hardest Workers in the Admissions Process
It’s the most melodramatic TOM class in history. But what is the scribe thinking? I have been a scribe for many years, and I absolutely love my job. Students’ energy is unparalleled, and I enjoy learning from discussions. On this day, however, I was in for an entirely unexpected turn of events. It was a… Continue reading Scribe Hears Life-Changing (?) Comment
Minseok Song shares his wisdom on how to be (a little bit) less of a procrastinator. Have you ever spent hours in front of a computer, trying to finish work? I have. Many times. I have spent enough time trying to overcome procrastination throughout my life that I have become an expert in the matter.… Continue reading Advice from a Professional Procrastinator
My fly problem and how it has shaped my outlook for EC year I open the door to my apartment and it is full of flies. Full of f*****g flies. Oh I hate them so much. I despise them. Now I’m a pretty animal-friendly type of guy. Any-living-being-friendly type of guy. Type of guy who… Continue reading EC Year Relevant Questions
Mitsi Picot (MBA ’22), superstar RC and winner at life shares advice on navigating life at HBS; Nishkam Prabodh (MBA ’22) reports. The sun is back. And not just shiny, it is warm and everything. Arms are back in fashion! The sight of beautiful people steeped in inane conversations on Spangler lawns is such a… Continue reading Bad Advice
“Such phantoms as the dignity of man and the dignity of work are the feeble products of a slavery that hides from itself” – Nietzsche For as long as I can remember being lucid and able to reason, I hated the idea of working to survive. I sought honor in being fed and clothed. To… Continue reading Trophy Husband: A Personal Account of my Job Search
Meghana brings to you a message of hope wrapped in a casserole of tasteful gloom. Dear Monday, I wish you get wrecked and I never have to see you again. There you have it friends, I said it. Someone needed to. Mondays suck. Mondays bring tired eyes, foggy brains and fumbling hands hitting the snooze… Continue reading Blue Monday
Seema Taparia, the matchmaker featured on Netflix’s hit dating show, shares details about her first successful project through her two RC ghostwriters. The term arranged marriage, in case an Indian friend has mentioned it to you, is a tautology. There is marriage, and there is love marriage. The latter, of course, is a sham. A… Continue reading Marriage, Arranged
RCs share a brutally honest critique of the RC Fall Term that no one asked for. Since it is evaluation season and all of us will be getting a one-sentence note summarizing how much we have contributed on the perpetual video conference call that is the Fall term, we thought it was only fair to… Continue reading Evaluations: S01E01–Fall
Popular RC and winner at life shares advice on how to thrive. With summer’s lease having passed its too short a date, we are well and truly into the Fall now. Boston is taking on every shade of orange, yellow, and brown, and the weather changes more frequently than my mood. Even as turgid morbidity… Continue reading Bad Advice: Life @ HBS
Has Covid-19 really changed the RC experience? Thanks to Covid-19, the MBA Class of 2022 had a very unusual start to their HBS experience. We interviewed an extensive number of RCs on their day-to-day experiences, trying to understand what has stayed the same, what has changed, their fears and their joys, and how they are… Continue reading A Day in the Life of an RC
It is still possible to enjoy the warm summer breeze through a face mask. To defer or not to defer? Did I already read Quarantine policy #34? Was my camera on when I screamed at my dog for peeing on the rug? Should I talk now or will I, very precisely, interrupt the host? Can… Continue reading Love in the Time of Covid-19
What is the view from RC, as the class of 2022 looks to embrace the uncertain future? With a week before the official start of the term, a cocktail of eagerness, delirium, and mortal dread pervades the incoming RC camp. Covid-19 has wreaked havoc on the lives and travel plans of the incoming students, exacerbating… Continue reading Out with Uncertainty
What is it that Dean Nohria will do with his one wild and precious life? Last November, Dean Nitin Nohria announced that he would be passing the torch and stepping down from his role at the helm of HBS. While that led most of us to reflect on his many accomplishments at the school (including… Continue reading Dean Nohria’s Quest to Figure Out What’s Next after HBS
Reggie Smith (MBA ’20) tells us what to expect this month. Transitions are sometimes difficult. As we move through life, we are constantly ending one chapter and starting another. While we eagerly anticipate what lies ahead, we sometimes mourn the loss of what we had. Class of 2020, we are flipping the page and entering… Continue reading Accu-Reggie’s Weather Forecast for May: A New Chapter
Reggie Smith (MBA ’20) tells us what to expect this month. April is here. Good riddance to winter! This winter was pathetic in every sense of the word. We got a whopping 0.5 inches of snow in February and March. Typical conditions would have brought us close to 2 feet. Temperatures in January, February and… Continue reading Accu-Reggie’s Weather Forecast for April: Brighter Days Ahead!
Reggie Smith (MBA ’20) tells us what to expect this month. March is one of the craziest months of the year. It can be cold and snowy, or warm and spring-like, or a mix of both. Typically, the first half of March is a continuation of winter, with the second half showing signs of spring.… Continue reading Accu-Reggie’s Weather Forecast for March: Is Winter Over?
Co-founders recall painful early days when only income was $300K from their parents. “It was a really humbling experience.” We are sitting in their office in downtown Brooklyn in a WeWork, which, somehow, still exists. John Silva, CEO of LoveJuice, nods gravely as co-founder Alex Roberts continues. “I checked the bank account and the balance… Continue reading Bootstraps to Unicorns
A look into how students really felt over winter break. Continuing a yearslong tradition at HBS, RCs and ECs handed in their travel diaries upon re-entering Spangler for the first time in seven weeks (only five short weeks for RCs). Disoriented, many thought the SAS team members collecting journals were simply there to take their… Continue reading From Their Travel Diaries: HBS Confessions
Reggie Smith (MBA ’20) tells us what to expect this month. February is my favorite month. It’s the most blizzardly month of the year! Roughly half of the most historic blizzards in Boston have occured in February. I expect weekly threats of snow to be the norm this month and, yes, I am predicting at… Continue reading Accu-Reggie’s Weather Forecast for February: Snowmaggedon?
Dear Harby, My discussion group mate and I are having an intense disagreement, and I think your FIN1 and BGIE expertise could help us a lot here. He doesn’t think becoming a billionaire is worth it, because “you can’t buy anything with a billion dollars.” I said he could buy a small country with a… Continue reading Dear Harby
Reggie Smith (MBA ’20) tells us what to expect this month. Oh, December. That great festive month. December on the East Coast means that Winter is here and that it’s officially here for the next three months (unofficially, the “cold season” in Boston lasts for one month or nine months depending on whether you ask… Continue reading Accu-Reggie’s Weather Forecast for December: The Arctic Circle Arrives
In a bold revamp of the Elective Curriculum, the HBS Student Academic Committee has decided that starting in the spring semester, FIELD reflections will be mandatory following every weekend trip that EC students undertake. Students who travel everywhere from Stowe to Sweden will now be required to submit reflections on their personal journeys as they… Continue reading EC Class to Submit Mandatory FIELD Reflections following Weekend Trips
Reggie Smith (MBA ’20) tells us what to expect this month. When’s the last time you played jenga? Think of the descent into winter as one big jenga tower and we’re about to pull that last piece out before it all comes crashing down. Yes, we’re about to crash down right into the most dynamic… Continue reading Accu-Reggie’s Weather Forecast for November—and Snowfall Challenge!
Reggie Smith (MBA ’20) tells us what to expect this month. October is the great transition month in New England. The last warmth of summer melts away, while the first frost of winter arrives. Our campus will be overcome with beautiful fall foliage as the leaves change their colors. Of course, all this means one… Continue reading Accu-Reggie’s Weather Forecast for October
When Chase introduced a metal version of its credit card in 2016, the Chase Sapphire Reserve, the card was a ground-breaking innovation in consumer credit payments. “It does exactly the same thing as my old card—just heavier,” said Marcus Peabody, RC. “Whenever I’m out to dinner with friends and I drop my card on the… Continue reading Card Wars
The perils of social media and university admissions … After a failed LinkedIn humble-brag announcing his HBS acceptance, admit Michael O’Connolly may not be Boston-bound after all. O’Connolly, 27, thought he’d done everything right. A self-described “risk-taker” who has “always done things my own way,” he followed in his father’s footsteps to attend Princeton before… Continue reading Admit’s LinkedIn Post Announcing HBS Acceptance Fails to Secure 100 Likes; Admissions Decision Under Review
The shocking announcement simultaneously impacts PE and tech bros globally. In a shock announcement that has left associates worldwide concerned, the HBS Admissions Office announced that starting with the upcoming admissions rounds, they will no longer be admitting students from the investment banking and private equity industries. Instead, classes will introduce the software “BuysideBot,” which… Continue reading HBS to Replace PE Bro Intake with AI, Starting with Class of 2022