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Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?

"'Where are you from?' is a question I struggle to answer. I pause when asked, and finally mumble a response that feels roughly accurate. Truth is: I'm part tourist, part native in many places. I'm frequently described as 'lucky' to have been exposed to many enviable experiences globally. I feel lucky, mostly, but a big part of me wishes I had the choice to grow up in the land of my birth, wishes I had the choice to attend high school and university with childhood friends, wishes I had the choice to start my career close to family.

When you're from the third world, if you're lucky, staying home is rarely an option. You migrate to get a world-class education; you stay abroad to find the opportunities that set you up for the career success you desire. You leave loved ones behind, make new friends, lose touch with old ones and feel like a terrible daughter when you don't make it home in time to call mum before she falls asleep, hours ahead and halfway across the world from you.

This is why I want to spend my life contributing to the social and economic transformation of Africa. I want to grow companies and build institutions that give our children a true chance to let home be home. I want to see Africa become a destination that can nurture the ambition and success that I've travelled so far away to find. And so I am lucky to finally be going home." — Nneka Ezeigwe

Each year we ask MBA students a question taken from the last lines of a poem by Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Mary Oliver. Read more: http://hbs.me/1CQWQjp
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The economy of Greece is in the depths of despair – a fitting topic for a Greek tragedy. We asked three Harvard Business School professors to offer their thoughts on the future of the Greek economy: http://hbs.me/1JA16eK
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"It's been good for me to explain and 'sell' my interest in social enterprise to colleagues who mostly have for-profit backgrounds and career aspirations." — Eryn Schultz (MBA 2015)

Living on a farm after college, Eryn brings her interest in food and agriculture to HBS. Her story: http://hbs.me/1H0f7P5
Home Region. Houston, TX. Undergrad Education. Georgetown University, Economics, 2008. Previous Experience. Accenture; C2 Education; Kibbutz Na'an. HBS Activities. Service Representative, Student Sustainability Associate (Green Cup Co-Coordinator), Health Care Conference Ops Director, ...
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"Fashion jewelry is a category that's very early in terms of e-commerce. Our product is small and impulsive. We want to be wherever our girl is, whenever she wants to buy the product." — Amy Jain (MBA 2010)

Co-founders of online jewelry startup BaubleBar, Amy Jain (MBA 2010) and Daniella Yacobovsky (MBA 2010) look to open retail stores.

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Web favorite BaubleBar is set to open retail stores to complement its online business, starting out with a 1,200-square-foot outpost in Long Island's Roosevelt Field Mall, one of the largest shopping centers in the country.
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Could schools benefit from a startup mentality?

Professor John Kim's case study on AltSchool explores what happens when education is on a mission to deliver high-quality, modernized education with an eventual goal of profitability: http://hbs.me/1Kk37KF
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"I want to live my life with a big heart, and a small ego.

Silvery waves crash onto rocky grey shores, white icebergs float majestically on the silent water. The vast expanse of landscape is beyond what you can possibly fathom. Yet I am here, completely in awe.

Antarctica is a dream to me. Sir Ernest Shackleton's incredible voyage was my favorite childhood bedtime story. I dreamt of conquering the giant waves and stirring ice, and surmounting the extreme territory with my hands and feet. Antarctica is my last continent to visit, but it is the ultimate challenge.

When I finally set foot in this icy place, I expected the freezing temperatures, the vastness of space, and the alien landscape. I did not expect the ancient nature, the absolute serenity, and the utmost innocence. I bow down my head and close my eyes, humbled and inspired, tranquil and calm. It is the most wonderful feeling I've ever had.

I've grown up always striving to be bigger, stronger, faster. But Antarctica teaches me to be small. Here, ego is diminished, and anxiety subdued. I realize a strong mind achieves and is not solipsistic; a peaceful heart aspires and is not anxious. It is immensely profound." — Helen Ruiqi Zhang

Each year we ask MBA students a question taken from the last lines of a poem by Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Mary Oliver. Read more: http://hbs.me/1Kh3gA2 
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Maimouna Diakhaby (MBA 2016) is making a difference by becoming a better leader to help empower the people of Africa to cater to their own needs. http://hbs.me/1LY5pOp
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The Italian regional bank Credito Emiliano, accepts young Parmigiano-Reggiano as collateral, and then ages it in climate-controlled vault. A new HBS case explains how this model has been successful: .http://hbs.me/1Hy3bYe
Nikolaos Trichakis discusses the subject of a new Harvard Business School case study: the Italian regional bank Credito Emiliano, which accepts young Parmigiano-Reggiano as collateral, and then ages it in climate-controlled vaults.
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How do musicians make money today? Linkin Park looked to HBS to reshape their business model, adapting to the new landscape of the music industry.

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Professor John Quelch discusses ways to make the healthcare system more consumer-centric: http://hbs.me/1IoqH95
There is a problem with medical records—they are scattered everywhere. John Quelch discusses approaches to integrate patient data so that medical professionals and patients can make better decisions.
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Daughters of working mothers have better careers, higher pay and more equal relationships than those raised by stay-at-home mothers according to a new study by Professor Kathleen McGinn.

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More competition amongst the labor force drives labor rates ... DOWN! See it for what it is folks.
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Students in the Summer Venture in Management Program took a break from cases to explore during their week on campus. They found the Tethys Mosaic in Morgan Hall! More on SVMP: http://hbs.me/1Ii8MRo
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