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HBS Marketing Conference 2005: Breakthrough Brands – Bring on the Revolution

The 3rd annual Marketing conference was held last weekend on the Harvard Business School campus, attracting approximately 300 MBA students, professionals, executives and scholars. This year’s theme was “Breakthrough Brands: Bring on the Revolution”, which emphasized the importance of evolution and innovation in the future of marketing. As expressed by the conference co-chairs, “the future…

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SA/MBA Awards Recognize Outstanding Contributions

On Wednesday, March 30th Scott Blackburn (OD) and Tynesia Boyea-Robinson (OI) were awarded the prestigious SA/MBA awards for their outstanding contributions to the HBS community. Presented by SA Co-Presidents Jeff Liaw (OA) and Les Williams (OC) on their final day in office, the awards recognized Scott’s and Ty’s leadership efforts that went above and beyond…

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African Business Conference: Can Africa Compete?

On the weekend of February 11-13 the Africa Business Club hosted the 7th annual African Business Conference. The conference, which hosted activities taking place over 3 days, brought over 600 Africans and friends of Africa to the HBS campus. Conference events included not only panel discussions, keynote speakers and networking events, but also prospective students…

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Business Plan Competition Winners Announced at 21st Annual E-Club Conference

On March 3rd, the 21st Annual Entrepreneurship Conference was held at HBS. With keynote speakers Mike Lazaridis, Founder of Research in Motion, and Paul Orfalea, Founder of Kinko’s, and over 40 distinguished panelists, the conference addressed issues from financing a venture to building the right team. The highlight of the conference, however, was the Nokia…

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Asia Business Conference 2005: Adding Value in Asia, From Outsourcing To Innovation

The Asia Business Conference was held last weekend from Friday afternoon, February 18th to Saturday, February 19th at HBS. The annual conference attracted close to 700 MBA students, professionals, and executives, who are interested in where Asia is headed. This year, the theme was “Adding Value in Asia: From Outsourcing to Innovation.” The conference examined…

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Cyperposium 2005: Realizing the Value of Convergence

The 10th annual Cyberposium conference was held last weekend on the Harvard Business School campus, attracting approximately 800 MBA candidates, professional executives, analysts and scholars. Created to explore the business implications of technological innovation, this year’s event focused on “Realizing the Value of Convergence.” “Convergence is the notion that a person’s entire digital world –…

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India Shining

Harvard Business School’s first annual India Business Conference, organized by the South Asian Business Association (“SABA”) and Co-Chaired by Class of 2004 students Manoj Dengla (OJ) and Apu Sengupta (OB), proved to be an outstanding success as the organizers accommodated more than 720 attendees – a record attendance at a first time conference. The attendees…

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The 20th Annual Entrepreneurship Conference @ HBS:

The 20th Annual Entrepreneurship Conference at Harvard Business School drew record numbers with close to 800 participants attending. The Conference was graced by industry leaders and pioneers, featuring keynote speakers Bill Coleman, Founder, BEA Systems; Stelios Haji-Ioannou, Founder, easyJet and easyGroup; David Neeleman, CEO, JetBlue; and keynote moderator Terry Jones, Special Venture Partner, General Catalyst,…

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Take Action!

Inspiring quotes from giants in social enterprise lined the walls of Spangler, welcoming over 950 individuals to the 5th Annual Social Enterprise Conference. The quotes set the tone for a day filled with opportunities for participants to listen to business and nonprofit leaders, to ask questions, and to learn-all as a precursor to creating positive…

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Black History Month @ Harvard Business School

This was the first year the African-American Student Union (AASU) sponsored a month long celebration of black history at HBS in honor of the nationally recognized Black History Month (BHM) which is held each February. This year’s celebration involved three signature events that highlighted key areas of black history and culminated in the 32nd Annual…

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Embracing the Future, the Next Big Step for Business

During the four-day break last month, many students missed the wonderful opportunity to participate in a landmark event just to our north at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business. It was there that the second annual Business Sustainability Initiative conference took place on February 27, 2004, which was co-hosted by Tuck and Dartmouth’s Thayer School of…

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Editorial: Why Women Want

I’ve never really understood how a gender that makes up more than half the population (51% in the U.S., according to the Census Bureau) constitutes a minority, but when it comes to women in business, the minority classification certainly holds true. In fact, the statistics are pretty grim. While women make up 41% of full-time…

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Asia Business Conference 2004

The Asia Business Conference 2004 was held at HBS on February 13-14th, 2004, with the theme “Globalization: the Modern Silk Road?” With more than ten years of history behind it, the Asia Business Conference is the oldest and largest Asian MBA conference in North America. This annual conference is jointly organized by Harvard Business School’s…

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The 13th Annual Dynamic Women In Business Conference

The WSA organized the 13th Annual Dynamic Women in Business Conference at the Harvard Business School on January 24th, 2004. This year over 850 women attended the conference, making it one of the largest and best attended events of this type. In addition to current HBS students, participants included HBS alumni, students at Harvard College…

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VCPE Conference Moved to Fleet Center; Only Place Big Enough to Hold the Egos

(Spangler) The annual 10th annual Venture Capital and Private Equity Conference was officially moved to the Fleet Center yesterday, as conference organizers feared that its original location would be too small to hold all the egos. “We’re expecting a record turnout this year,” said EC student Barrett Mitchell, a co-conference organizer. “This means we’re gonna…

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Cyberposium 2004:

On January 16th – 17th, the HBS campus came alive with over 500 participants from all over the world, who arrived to attend the Ninth Annual Cyberposium Conference focused on “harnessing technology’s promise at Harvard Business School”. Howard Charney of Cisco Systems opened the conference by speaking on “From Optimal to Integral, the Global Build-Out…

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Professional Conferences: An Untapped Resource

As we walk the hallowed halls of Aldrich and check email in front of the Spangler fireplace, it’s easy to forget all the other great opportunities outside of HBS. While HBS does a great job of teaching us about the business world, it’s easy to lose track of the exciting discoveries occurring off campus. One…

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HBS Alumni Host Health Conference of the Year

What do you get when you bring 5 of the “Top 100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare” to one conference? “One of the very best conferences I’ve attended,” said Professor Regina Herzlinger, who herself is number 78 on the list. The HBS Health Industry Alumni Association (HBHSIAA) held its fourth annual Healthcare conference at HBS…

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A Minute With Kevin Rollins, President and COO of Dell

The Harbus recently participated on a conference call with several university newspapers in a conversation with Dell’s President and COO, Kevin Rollins. Rollins, in a candid conversation, spoke about the economy, ethics, technology trends and more. Kevin Rollins on how the economy has affected Dell: [Our] company fortunately has weathered the economic downturn both in…

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Building the African Dream

Over 800 people attended the 5th annual Africa Business Conference – “Building the African Dream” – three weeks ago on the HBS campus. The conference was a mixing ground of established businessmen and women, aspiring entrepreneurs, and keen enquirers. Countries all over Africa, Europe, Asia and the Americas were represented, the people drawn to the…

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HBS at the Frontier:

The avalanche of corporate scandals in the last two years have shown only too clearly the dire need for ethical leadership in corporate America. Many of the executives involved in these scandals are products of top business schools, leading people to question the role of business schools in cultivating ethical leadership in their graduates. The…

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Building the African Dream

As opportunities for boundless growth continue to diminish in the United States and other developed nations, businesses are learning how to shift their focus to emerging economies. Though Asia, particularly China, has benefited most from this new wave of foreign investment, Africa is beginning to reposition herself to capture some of the benefits of globalization….

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The 4th Annual Conference on Social Enterprise

February 22nd marked a banner day in Harvard Business School’s mission to “create leaders who make a difference” when 400 students and 200 leaders of for-profit, non-profit, and government organizations converged on campus to attend the 4th annual Conference on Social Enterprise. This year’s theme, “The Exchange – Change Starts Here,” set the tone for…

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Asia Business Conference 2003

For two days over this past Valentine’s Day weekend, students and speakers from around the globe attended the 2003 Asia Business Conference, which featured a stellar roster of speakers, a cocktail party at the Fogg Art Museum, a career fair, and culminated in a Valentine’s Day Dinner, Ball and Casino Night at the Charles Hotel….

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Latin America: The Road Ahead

As I finished my last interview of Hell Week on Friday, I ran from the Charles Hotel to Spangler Auditorium to make it to the opening of the 9th Latin American Business Conference, organized by HBS’ Club Ibero-Americano and Harvard’s David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS). The two-day conference had three keynote speakers,…

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Interview with Jeff Walker, Managing Partner of JP Morgan Partners

Jeff Walker of JP Morgan Partners was one of the keynote speakers at the annual HBS Venture Capital and Private Equity conference on February 1st, 2003. We had an opportunity to meet with Mr. Walker to get his impressions on the conference, discuss the state of the private equity industry today and talk about his…

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2003 VCPE Conference

The 2003 Annual Venture Capital and Private Equity conference held on February 1st, 2003 was a big success. The conference featured about 100 thought leaders from the venture capital and private equity industry, distinguished practitioners, and faculty from Harvard Business School and MIT. Nearly 400 students and outside registrants were in attendance. The conference featured…

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31st Annual H. Naylor Fitzhugh Conference Brings in Record Numbers

On the weekend of January 31st, African-American Student Union (AASU) brought together top black business leaders of today and tomorrow at the 31st Annual H. Naylor Fitzhugh Conference held on campus and at the Marriott Hotel in Cambridge, Mass. The theme of the conference “Redefining Wealth: Claim it, Grow it, Sustain it” focused to introduce…

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