Harvard Business School

News, notes, and special events for HBS alumni

JULY 2014

Michael Porter Leads US Clusters Project

Kickstarting a Floating Island

Stirring Words from a New Graduate

The US Department of Commerce is testing its new US Cluster Mapping website, which provides interactive data to understand regional clusters and support business, innovation, and policy. The project is being led by Professor Michael Porter through HBS's Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness. more

Breakwater Chicago founder Beau D'Arcy (MBA 2010) on chasing big ideas, responding to skeptics, and one epic (future?) concert. more

Casey Gerald (MBA 2014), cofounder of MBAs Across America, offered inspiration for all alumni with his recent Class Day speech. more

News From Campus

HBS to Create New Convening Center

Thanks to a generous gift from Seth (MBA 1982) and Beth Klarman, a new facility slated to open in 2018 will combine the elements of a large-scale conference center, a performance space, and an intimate community forum. more

Summer Learning… at Your Pace

Have a little extra time this summer? Make the most of it with a visit to our webinar library, where you can explore topics in career development, the latest faculty research, and more.


Featured Events

Chicago Regional Event of The Harvard Business School Campaign

September 23, 2014 Register Now

New York Regional Event of The Harvard Business School Campaign

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Alumni News & Notes

The Art of Effecting Change

Bridgitt Bertram Evans (MBA 1986) is connecting artists and patrons to bring the art of today to wider public view. more

A Man on a Mission

Retired NASA administrator Julian Earls (PMD 37, 1979) is happiest when he's helping others onto the launch pad of life. more

Giving Students a New Path to Learning

Sal Khan (MBA 2003) talks about how he's "Making A Difference" in education as founder of the online Khan Academy. more

Turning "Black Gold" to Green

Justin Dawe (MBA 2007) wants to change the game—and some minds—when it comes to fossil fuels and the future. more



Working Knowledge Tip

In Venture Capital, Birds of a Feather Lose Money Together

The more affinity there is between two VCs investing in a firm, the less likely the firm will succeed, according to research by Paul Gompers, Yuhai Xuan, and Vladimir Mukharlyamov. more

Making A Difference

See Who's Making A Difference

We've launched a new site that celebrates how HBS alumni are making a difference around the world. Enjoy this brief video highlighting our first collection of stories, and see how you can participate.


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