This week, Harvard Business School celebrated 50 years of women in its M.B.A. program with a summit that drew hundreds of the School’s female graduates to campus. But as a new alumni survey demonstrates — and as speakers like “Lean In” author Sheryl Sandberg acknowledged — women still have a long way to go to in the working world.
The manager of iconic Manchester United, the recent topic of a Harvard Business School case that examined his famous career and the keys to his effective brand of leadership, visited Harvard this fall to engage with HBS students in the classroom.
The session “Paper or Plastic: Re-Inventing Shelf Life in the Supermarket Landscape” looked at how architects — with their skills in three-dimensional conceptualization — can address a host of design challenges, including ones that might sit on shelves in the local supermarket.
Gary Knell, CEO of NPR, described the station’s efforts toward a multimedia future in a talk at Harvard’s Nieman Foundation for Journalism.
Harvard Business School students gathered Tuesday evening to kick off a yearlong celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first class of female M.B.A.s. But as Barnard College President Debora Spar reminded the group, women at the top of the ladder still face hurdles — including their impossible demands on themselves.
Former HUD Secretary Mel Martinez called for innovative solutions to the nation’s housing crisis and proposed less government, more private-sector initiative, and clarity on Dodd-Frank financial reforms.
Students from across Harvard’s Schools gathered at the Innovation Lab Sept. 28-30 for the StartUp Scramble, a mad-dash affair designed to take their business ideas from concept to pitch in just 48 hours.
“It’s important we focus on the future, not the past,” warned Richard Gingras, head of news products for Google. “We can’t reverse time.” Gingras came to the Nieman Journalism Lab Friday not as doomsayer from Silicon Valley to predict the demise of the news business, but rather to foresee a bright future.
Harvard Business School just sent all 900 first-year M.B.A. students into the field to solve real-world problems in emerging markets from Buenos Aires to Mumbai, in the most ambitious element of an experimental new course. HBS, pioneer of the celebrated case-study method, is working to craft a business education model for the 21st century.
Sponsored by the Harvard Club of Boston and the Harvard Alumni Association, “Networking NOW: The Learn-How-to-Network Event” was a multifaceted event, underscoring how business networking is a skill that can be learned, practiced, honed, and perfected.
Eighty years ago, the idea that workers were purely rational beings motivated solely by money dominated American business. But a famous study known as the Hawthorne Experiments, led by two men at Harvard Business School, helped to found the human relations movement.
The Harvard Innovation Lab officially opened to the public Nov. 18. The ribbon cutters included President Drew Faust and Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino.
Gordon Jones, director of the new Harvard Innovation Lab, has ideas on how to foster an entrepreneurial mentality at the country’s oldest university.
Renowned chef Ferran Adrià visited Harvard Business School Oct. 13 to announce a challenge to business students: a competition to design the new venture that will expand his creative and culinary empire.
Behavioral economist Iris Bohnet studies gender gaps in economic opportunity, trust and betrayal aversion, and how these and related issues affect the workings of governments, economies, organizations, and individual interactions.
Harvard Business School has long known that many of its graduates found companies. But in the wake of Wall Street’s recent meltdown — and at a time when starting a new venture has become far easier — campus culture is embracing entrepreneurship in a big way.
In a down economy, thinking like entrepreneurs can help large companies to innovate and thrive, said business leaders at an event hosted by Harvard Business School and The Economist magazine on March 24.
Disney executive Anne Sweeney, Ed.M. ’80, looks at the speed, challenge, and creativity of modern television platforms.
Business neophytes at Harvard and MIT wrap up the annual case competition, stepping out of their everyday fields to learn about being business consultants.
A group of college undergraduates from around the country took part in a weeklong summer program at Harvard Business School in June designed to help them explore the business school environment through the HBS case method.
A group of venture capitalists and entrepreneurs met at Harvard Business School to explore the synergy between the two fields and the opportunities for moneymaking ventures moving forward.
Harvard Business School Professor Rebecca Henderson delivered a talk last week in honor of Earth Day that offered a business strategy aimed at saving the planet.
CNBC show “Power Lunch” interviews Harvard M.B.A. students to gain insights into prospects for Twitter’s future business model.
Four Harvard Business School professors offer their early thoughts on prospects for the new Apple iPad.