Archive for the ‘Business School’ Category

April 10, 2012 1

Defense Against the Dark Arts (of Disruption): the Instagram Acquisition

By in Business School, Technology, Thoughts

Tweet   In an earlier post (“The Fall of Facebook…”), I began an analysis of reasons Facebook and other digital media giants may eventually fall using the disruption framework pioneered by my Harvard Business School professor (and nicest guy in the universe) Clay Christensen.  I said that there were many users who were being over-served […]

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October 21, 2011 2

The Fall of Facebook (and other giants): Disruption in Digital Media

By in Business School, Discourse, Technology, Thoughts

Tweet (also featured at the Online Economy Class Blog here)   Clayton Christensen, the Robert and Jane Cizik Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, describes in his oft discussed theory on disruptive innovation a cycle within businesses that causes incumbents within an industry to continually pursue the creation of higher performance products.  The […]

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September 29, 2011 0

HBS Pro Tip: Sushi at Spangler

By in Business School, Food, Harvard, Tips

Tweet   We’re lucky that the facilities at Harvard Business School are nice.  Our gym is the best of all the Harvard schools and our food is surprisingly decent.  In fact, sushi at Spangler Dining Hall is pretty freaking good.   Here’s a little pro tip for ordering sushi at HBS.  If you like Nigiri […]

September 17, 2011 0

Tips for new Harvard Business School students – Welcome, RC’s!

By in Business School, Harvard, Tips

Tweet   This year, I had a few friends entering HBS and was excited to be able to impart some of the knowledge about how to navigate HBS.  Figured I’d post an email I wrote to them in case it helped others out there.  It is important to note that some of this might not […]

September 12, 2011 0

HBS EC Year – Forgetting your name card

By in Business School, Harvard, Tips

Tweet   One huge difference between EC Year (2nd Year) and RC Year (1st Year) at Harvard Business School is the fact that you go to a different classroom for every class.  This means you have to take your name card wherever you go.  It’s super annoying and i’ve forgotten it 2 or 3 times […]

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February 27, 2011 0

HBS case organization – no more binders

By in Business School, Harvard, Thoughts, Tips

Tweet VS An update to my previous post on organizing cases..  I can now confirm that the strategy of moving cases you’re done with to the the back of the pack works wonders.  No more problems sorting or finding cases.  My new realization around this process though is that binders (the popular storage medium for […]

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February 14, 2011 0

Deliciousness at the Hong Kong

By in Business School, Food, Harvard, Nightlife

Tweet Everyone knows the Hong Kong at 1238 Massachusetts Ave. is the place to go for scorpion bowl races and Saturday night debauchery when all other classier plans fail around Harvard.  The one thing I think few people know is that the restaurant/bar known simply as “the Kong” is also the place to go for world class […]

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December 12, 2010 0

Pulling a Van Wilder at HBS – (how to optimally extend your bschool experience)

By in Business School, Thoughts

Tweet I think everyone thinking about business school has heard how it’s like college 2.0.  Closing in on finishing my first semester at HBS, I can confirm it is a great time and as close to the second coming of “college, no parents!” that you could get.  The problem is it’s only 2 years long! […]