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

"'That's your father's school,' grandma said, pointing as we gazed at the decrepit building in the village. Sitting on black stone steps to the school, I imagined my dad's tiny bare feet climbing them years back.

She told stories of how dad would finish all his books during vacations, how he taught himself English when school didn't. And I thought – wow, dad really liked studying! Forcing myself to study, teenager-me continued to dismiss him as a nerd. He was just so obsessed with education.

Of course, I was fortunate that he was – he became the first engineer from his village, educated his daughters rather than marrying them off, guided his brothers, supported his family. I wondered how his life would have been had he not studied – how my life would have been.

Power of education dawned on me at HBS as my mind opened up to new ideas. Entrepreneurship, business solving institutional failures, innovation – mere business buzzwords, or was my education showing me ways to the world I wanted to see?

Inequality, women disempowerment, corruption, failing democracy – every challenge that my world faces, my brain's algorithm reduces the solution to education. I know it's over-simplified, but I don't care. I guess I am the one obsessed with education this time.

In my country nine out of ten children don't complete school. I will open schools. I will educate India. I will hold as many hands and get as many kids to school as I can. After all, all that it takes is two tiny bare feet climbing on stone steps to a school." — Vibha Kaushik

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/1aIscQZ
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Cristine Ros Blankfein (MBA 2015) is mixing up the cocktail industry with her collection of all-natural and zero calorie cocktail mixers. Learn more about this New Venture Competition participant: http://hbs.me/1EVPHCJ
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"I quit my job to find a business to buy. There was no turning back." -
Jim Sharpe

Sharpe is an Enrepreneur-in-Residence at HBS and the former president of Extrusion Technology. Learn more about his entrepreneural journey: http://hbs.me/1Hc53TK
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Why do we pay taxes? Professor Matthew C. Weinzierl explains the fascinating history behind income taxes in The Conversation: http://hbs.me/1IL1bv3
As you wrestle with figuring out what you owe Uncle Sam, consider why the United States opted for an income tax back in 1913.
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Professor Rebecca Henderson explains how companies like Unilever, Coca-Cola, and Zipcar approach environmental issues with profit margins in mind. http://hbs.me/1DC3DRB
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"My body knew, though my mind did not.

Despite the drive, unexplained fatigue triumphed and I couldn't rouse myself for our section's event. I slept fitfully in a New Hampshire hotel room while CNN murmured news of terrorism in Kenya.

The next morning, a friend calls. Where am I?, she asks. Am I driving? Her voice cracks.

My beautiful, red wine-drinking, brilliant, passionate, life-loving friend, Elif, her partner Ross, and their unborn daughter, were victims in the attack on Nairobi's Westgate Mall. All three are gone.

Elif's friends, scattered around the world, united to mourn and celebrate her astoundingly fruitful but unjustly short life. We surrounded ourselves with her stories, struggling to remember her mischievous laughter and giggling eyes amid the violent imagery that invaded our heads. I withdrew from HBS to cry, think, and be with others who knew her.

Recently, I shared this tragedy at a small dinner. A woman whose nationality reflected a history of marginalization offered the maxim: "One man's terrorist is another man's freedom-fighter." I was stunned. Could the murderers of my spectacular friend have been freedom-fighters? Until today, I remain unsure whether this woman was justifying the attack or simply offering a different perspective, not necessarily her own; I have chosen to believe the latter. Though I disagree with those who would use this maxim to justify even the most reprehensible action, the encounter led me to more seriously contemplate the drivers of terrorism, through the lens of the structurally disadvantaged.

I want to rid the earth of soil in which extremism can take root. I want to ensure that everyone has a voice, and that others listen. When people are impoverished, silenced, marginalized or ignored, extremism flourishes and terror erupts. Only by comprehending the causes of violence can we eradicate it, rather than merely treating the symptoms." — Eleanor Joseph

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/1yitQ6Z
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Cyber superheros Michelle Zatlyn (MBA 2009) and Matthew Prince (MBA 2009), co-founders of CloudFlare, focus on keeping the Internet safe from hackers.

Read more about the past New Venture Competition participants: http://hbs.me/1D2TA2T 
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Veterans, turned business students, created Rumi Spice to bring the wold's best saffron from Afghan farmers and help promote peace. Learn more: http://hbs.me/1GUrNsS
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Wade Myer (MBA 1994) and Barbara George (MBA 1980) and faculty members John Macomber, Richard Vietor, and Joseph Lassiter weigh in on the macro and micro effects of the American energy boom—on the markets, the environment, and the future of Watford City, a small-town North Dakota. Read more: http://hbs.me/1FO2ByM
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"The world needs people to be entrepreneurs because they build something that other people thought could not be done. They achieve things beyond the current imagination of what people think is possible." — Dean Nitin Nohria

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Fight for $15 Rally
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Figueroa St & W. 28th St, Los Angeles, CA, 90007

Find an event http://April15.org

In 1950 the minimum wage was 0.50. In 2012 the minimum wage was $7.25. 62 years later; what workers/citizens have to show for it?

An increase of $6.50 in 62 years! Just over $1.00 every ten years! This is appalling!

https://youtu.be/eZrPcyyWRzI?list=PLFE011A85E6EAE956 Are You Listening!
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Jessica Matthews (MBA 2014) is the CEO and co-founder of Uncharted Play, a company that manufactures energy-generating sports products, like the Soccket. She used the skills she learned at HBS to turn her company around.

Read the full story about the past New Venture Competition participant: http://hbs.me/1DBub5c
With the energy-generating ball in her court, Jessica Matthews knows it’s game time.
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"Today's U.S. economy, unlike the economy that fueled the American Dream for generations, is not producing shared prosperity."

Professors Michael Porter and Jan Rivkin share their strategy for rebuilding America's middle class: http://hbs.me/1CBOj1T

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The recession hurt the "soul"of America, and it is hard to trust and be revived from such damage.
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