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Weinzierl Presents Revisiting the Classical View of Benefit-Based Taxation Today at Georgetown

Matthew Weinzierl (Harvard Business School) presents Revisiting the Classical View of Benefit-Based Taxation at Georgetown today as part of its Tax Law and Public Finance Workshop Series hosted by John Brooks, Itai Grinberg, and David Schizer: This paper explores how the persistently popular "classical" logic of benefit-based taxation, in which...

Watch Out for the Kitty Death Ray in the Friday Open Thread

Hello, boys and girls, the hip and square, the free and incarcerated, those who went to Harvard Business School and those who didn't. Welcome to a very special edition of the Friday open thread, where I pretend that things are special for no reason and you play along/humor me. Read more...

Harvard Business School Considers Moving Into The 21st Century

It's losing ground to Stanford and MIT when it comes to educating its students re: tech, and that cannot stand.

Here's what it's like to attend Apple's secret university (AAPL)

Geniuses aren't born, they're made. That's the premise behind Apple's internal training school, Apple University. It's a business school more elite than Harvard or Yale. Its dean, Joel Podolny, has worked at both universities. But there's no mention of Apple University on Apple's website. Show More Summary

Welcome to year 11 of people worrying about a tech bubble

It's time to kick off another round of worrying about the tech bubble. According to the New York Times, there was a "sense of foreboding" hanging over a panel discussion about venture capital at Harvard Business School on Sunday. Adam Valkin at General Catalyst warned, " My own view is we still have one, two or three very good years ahead. Show More Summary

Silicon Valley Boom Unnerves Some Venture Capitalists

"If not a bubble, it's at least warm in Silicon Valley," a partner at a venture capital firm tells a Harvard Business School panel.

What It's Like To Use Keaton Row, The Startup That Raised $6 Million To Help People Who Are Too Busy To Shop

Harvard Business School grads Cheryl Han and Eleanor Mak wanted to make personal styling more convenient for women who don't have time to shop. In January 2013, Han and Mak founded Keaton Row, an online platform that pairs women who are too busy to shop with stylists who can pick out clothes for them. Show More Summary

‘Ship Your Enemies Glitter’ sells for $85,000, perhaps the easiest money ever in history

They may never do a Harvard Business School study about Australian developer Mathew Carpenter, but they sure as hell should. In just a few hours, the 22-year-old built ShipYourEnemiesGlitter.com. It does exactly what it names implies. He wrote a hilarious explainer on the website. And then spammed out a few emails to reporters at organizations who […]

Best of Overlawyered — December 2014

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

Last of our highlights roundups: “Never wash your pets in the washing machine.” Honesty in labeling: “It’s vinegar and peppers, for God’s sake.” “Have YOU been injured or killed…?” Harvard Business School prof wages war against Chinese...Show More Summary

Lisan Goines: Steve Kroft’s Alleged Mistress

Lisan Goines, a graduate of Harvard Law School, is the name identified as the mistress of 60 Minutes correspondent Steve Kroft, the International Business Times recently reported. IBT reports that the New York Post also identified and reported on Lisan Goines being involved in an affair with Kroft. Show More Summary

New Year's Resolution for Business

Right after the 2008 economic collapse, Harvard Business School did something remarkable. We had just come through a cataclysm that threatened to shatter the American economy. So Harvard offered its students the opportunity to swear an oath in allegiance to ethical behavior in business. Show More Summary

Why Republicans should thank Obama for opening up Cuba

Cubans talk near a broken car in Havana on Dec. 19. Photo by REUTERS/Enrique De La Osa A Note from Paul Solman: George Cabot Lodge is a Republican of long lineage who taught for decades at the Harvard Business School and helped start...Show More Summary

Last Tweet | Love You Hoda | Back in Time

2 months agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlNY

AllTwitter: Harvard Business School professor Bill George says Twitter CEO Dick Costolo should be fired. Reached for comment, Costolo said “I’m rubber you’re glue whatever you say bounces off of me and sticks to you!” TVNewser: Yet another reason to love Hoda Kotb — she lists a Bruno Mars song as the best moment of the year. Show More Summary

Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz Didn't Name Their Baby After Phil Collins

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

Chanteuse Alicia Keys and her husband Swizz Beatz, a Harvard business school student, got the gift of a lifetime over the Christmas holiday weekend: a son, Genesis Ali Dean. Read more...

Twitter Inc (TWTR) Has Unsound Business Model, Says Harvard Professor

Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) doesn’t have a sound business model, Harvard Business School Professor Bill George told Carl Quintanilla in a discussion about the battered social network on CNBC. Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR), according to George who was also the former chairman & CEO of Medtronic, is struggling because of its business model and leadership. It’s not […]

“Large corporations are crushing smaller ones …”

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

“… because of the economy of scale they have in managing such compliance issues.” [Coyote, in a letter to the dean of the Harvard Business School taking off on the Edelman case] Tweet Tags: small business “Large corporations are crushing smaller ones …” is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system

Boston.com Demotes Writer Who Exposed Angry Harvard Professor and His Tirade Over $4

Did the writer go too far when she had shirts made that said "Didn't go to HBS. Also didn't lose my shit over FOUR dollars"? When Ben Edelman, a Harvard Business School professor, wrote a Chinese restaurant an angry letter over a $4Show More Summary

Harvard Professor Hassles Mom and Pop Over $4 Overcharge

Ran Duan, manager of the Baldwin Bar inside the Sichuan Garden, a mom and pop Chinese restaurant, recently discovered what happens when you overcharge a Harvard Business School professor by $4. Ben Edelman, an associate professor at Harvard, ordered from the local restaurant. Upon delivery, he found that the prices of items on the website...

To Wit, I Was a Total Dick

December 11, 2014 Posted by Jay Livingston Sometimes, somebody gets the apology thing right. (See this previous post on how not to apologize.Ben Edelman is the Harvard Business School professor whose e-mail exchanges about being overcharged $4 for Chinese food went viral. Show More Summary

Crazy Harvard Professor Has Threatened Restaurants Before

Over a groupon voucher. Just as leopards cannot change their spots, petulant Harvard Business School professors can't stop themselves from being unbearable and irrational. Just mere hours after professor cranky pants a.k.a Ben Edelman...Show More Summary

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