A new report from Harvard Business School Professor Michael E. Porter and co-author Katherine Gehl looks at the country’s dysfunctional political system through the lens of business competition to find practical, effective ways to improve how politics serves what should be its most important customers: average voters.
Cybersecurity expert Bruce Schneier, a fellow with the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, discusses what consumers can do to protect themselves from government and corporate surveillance.
Harvard Business School professor Frances Frei takes leave from classroom to reform the workplace culture at Uber.
Harvard Business School course focuses on case studies of black business leaders and their challenges.
Study says that female M.B.A. students may downplay their career ambitions if they sense doing otherwise will harm their marriage prospects.
The Baker Library has mounted a show chronicling the history of the Polaroid Corp. and the career of its avant-garde founder, Edwin H. Land.
New research from Harvard Business School Professor Francesca Gino suggests that by supporting “constructive nonconformity” at work, organizations can improve employee engagement.
Cathy O'Neil, Ph.D. '99, talks about her new book "Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy” and the quiet dangers of big data.
New research finds that being funny can boost your status at work.
New research co-authored by Harvard Business School’s Michael I. Norton finds that dividing airplane passengers into first class and economy cabins fosters more incidents of air rage.
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Harvard Business School M.B.A. students dig deep into texts of the Roman Empire to unearth lessons about leadership today.
It’s harder for entrepreneurial women to raise startup capital, but speakers on a Harvard Business School panel say there are paths through the maze.
Matt Andrews, an associate professor of public policy at the Center for International Development at Harvard University, discusses the ongoing corruption scandal under now-disgraced FIFA President Sepp Blatter, and how to begin to clean up the sport.
New HBS research finds that avoiding a toxic employee realizes twice the savings of hiring a superstar.
Exhibition at Harvard Business School’s Baker Library celebrates the rich career of one of the School’s most influential faculty members, Georges Doriot.
A recent HKS and HBS working paper studies the art of leveraging the truth to gain the upper hand in negotiations.
A recent Harvard Business School survey on U.S. competitiveness looks at how business is engaged with helping boost K-12 public education and whether these efforts are effective.
A panel of experts at Harvard Law School explored how the Internet and social media are redefining the traditional sports business model.
Music industry titan Clive Davis, LL.B. ’56, chats with Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow about his nearly 60 years in the business.
Investment experts at Harvard Business School explored alternatives for investors interested in climate change, from divestment to engagement, as ways to change corporate behavior.
Christine Yano, Edwin O. Reischauer Visiting Professor of Japanese Studies, explains the global phenomenon of the mysterious, ubiquitous icon.
HBS Professor Sunil Gupta discusses Apple Pay’s foray into the crowded race to disrupt how we shop.
A new Harvard Business School case study digs into the mystery and motives behind Beyoncé’s surprise 2013 album release.
PayPal co-founder and venture capitalist Peter Thiel talks tech startup strategies and why HBS students should ignore what most of their classmates are doing.
Newly elected the next commissioner of Major League Baseball, Harvard Law School grad Rob Manfred talks about the future of the game.
Max Bazerman, a leadership and applied behavioral psychology expert at HKS and HBS, writes that successful leaders must seek out what they don’t know to overcome the human tendency to turn a blind eye to unethical behavior.
Harvard Business School professor Nancy Koehn weighs in on the importance and the future of the sharing economy.
Harvard Business School’s John A. Davis, who chairs the Families in Business program, talks about the struggles that companies like New England grocery chain Market Basket face when family members are at the helm.
Harvard Business School’s disruptive innovation guru Clayton Christensen uses crowdsourcing to accelerate the evolution of his latest theory on corporate investment decisions.
Google chairman Eric Schmidt talks about innovation and leadership in the digital age at the Harvard Kennedy School.
Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) senior lecturer Hannah Riley Bowles discusses her research on the role gender plays in negotiations and offers advice for women trying to negotiate higher pay.
Harvard President Drew Faust convened a panel of top female leaders in media, business, and government to talk about the evolving role of women, and the challenges as well as opportunities facing women today.
A classic Harvard Business School case about the Apple creation myth gets a Japanese manga-style comic-book reboot.
Model Lily Cole’s life in the fashion spotlight has gradually given way to her interests in technology and society. Today she is a digital entrepreneur, the founder of the social network Impossible.com, which tries to fulfill wishes for free. On Wednesday, an event at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society helped launch the website in this country.
Harvard Business School brings together top leaders in academia, government, and business to consider and address the nation’s transportation and infrastructure shortcomings, which have led to a lag in global competitiveness.
Gregg Fields, a business journalist and research fellow who studies institutional corruption at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, talked about the sweeping new financial reforms initiated by Pope Francis.
Professor Jonathan Zittrain, founder and director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, talks about Facebook’s past, present, and future as it turns 10 years old.
Once a risky and bold idea, Harvard Business School’s overseas FIELD program now is a foundational and transformative piece of the M.B.A. curriculum for students and faculty.
A Harvard Business School working paper analysis looks at what matters for Major League Baseball teams trying to cash in on their Japanese star players.
Harvard Business School hosts its first academic conference on bringing sustainability into the corporate world.
To gain some understanding of why the Boston Red Sox succeeded so well, the Gazette spoke to Jeffrey T. Polzer, the Harvard Business School UPS Foundation Professor of Human Resource Management, about aspects of team chemistry that separate champions from cellar dwellers in sports and business.
Harvard Business School researchers find that to motivate workers more effectively, present higher pay as a gift.
Marketing strategy consultant and Harvard Divinity School alumna Dorie Clark offers advice on how to re-imagine your life by changing your perception of who you are, or what she calls “your personal brand.”
Harvard Business School Professor Teresa Amabile compares much of work life to running on a treadmill. People try to keep up with the demands of meetings, email, interruptions, deadlines, all while trying to be more productive and creative, she says, yet on many days they seem to make no progress at all, especially in creative endeavors. Amabile suggests the answer is to do less.
HBS Professor Joseph Badaracco trains students for the complexities of the business world by examining great works of literature.
At an event at Harvard Business School (HBS) that was three parts analysis and one part rally, participants tried to chart a new path forward for the sluggish U.S. economy — a move that may require a new definition of “competitiveness.”
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.