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Financial Evolution

In September 2008, the financial world was brought to the brink.  Three years later, we still are left with the question: what happens next replica watches? On September 19, CEO Brady Dougan came to HBS to help answer that very question, as well as variety of other topics brought up in an open-forum environment by…

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Book Review of Zero-Sum Game: The Rise of the World’s Largest Derivatives Exchange

Most people think of New York City as the world’s financial hub, but the reality is that increasingly critical pillars of global financial markets stand—and have always stood—in Chicago.  Zero-Sum Game is a very well-written, gripping tale about the largest M&A deal to date in the exchange industry—a 2007 merger between century-old competitors that took…

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Tracey McVicar – Managing Director CAI Capital Management

Last Friday I sat down for an interview with Tracey McVicar, Managing Director of CAI Capital Management, a Canadian private equity firm with a North American investment mandate and offices in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and New York. I have known Tracey for over seven years, first as a mentor and later as a friend and…

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Rugby Player Profile – Anson Frericks (OB)

Position/Title: Scion of the Scrum, Legend of the Line-out, High Panjandrum of the Rugby Pitch, Humble Servant to Double B (Godfather of Rugby), and HBS Rugby Club President Height:1 fathom, but taller than a fathom in cleats. Weight: ÿIn China, I am huge. Previous Sports Experience: Two time 2005 Bank of America Summer Intern Friday…

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Emerging from the Bubble

Over the last two weeks EC sections have reassembled in their old Aldrich classrooms and, with the help of some of their favorite RC professors, reflected on “things to come.” That is, we’ve acknowledged the impending deadline called graduation and have finally admitted that our brief time at HBS is nearing its end. (I know,…

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The Virtue in Losing a Deal

This article illustrates key lessons from the financial crisis using a recent exercise in Real Property (EC course). Over the past 14 months, we have had plentiful opportunities to study the financial crisis from afar. We have read cases dealing with the financial crisis and listened to a plethora of speakers provide their perspectives on…

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Shrink Your Bills! Mia Interviews BillShrink CEO

Holiday gift-giving season and extravagant J-Term vacations are fast approaching. With all the expenditures you’re incurring, it’s probably no surprise that your wallet is hurting. While you may not have the time now to reevaluate your budget and to make minor and major cuts in your spending habits, one site I highly recommend you check…

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Why Most Twentysomethings Don’t Understand Personal Finance

Planning a wedding? Worried about how to pay off your student loans? Debating if you want to buy or rent an apartment next year after graduation? These are all decisions that can be made if one has a command of his or her personal finances and financial goals, both in the short-term and long-term. As…

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Sitting Down with Jay Light

He’s one of the first people to speak to us on Orientation Day and one of the last we’ll hear from before graduating. Dean Jay Light has an overarching impact on all of our lives here at Harvard Business School, and he is energetic, excited for the future and a refreshingly candid interviewee. He sat…

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Should Management be a Profession?

“Yea” By Seke Ballard (OG), Section Representative I’d like to begin by saying that I tend to agree with the notion that business, in general, is impossible to professionalize (i.e., have it be governed by some body of standards/qualifications), namely because it’s difficult to codify norms in a practice as nebulous and dynamic as “business.”…

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Where in the World did you Spend your Summer–Naren Shaam (OF)

The Harbus chatted with Naren Shaam (OF), who split his summer between two very different internships. He called his job before HBS – engine design in the automotive industry- “one hundred percent manufacturing and really enjoyable” but decided to challenge himself this summer. He started in Los Angeles working for media investment fund, his first…

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Teaching Women to Manage Money

Alexa von Tobel, founder and CEO of LearnVest, recently left Harvard Business School in her RC year to run LearnVest full-time. LearnVest is envisioned to be the trusted liaison between young women and the world of personal finance, providing interactive, educational content in a clear and approachable manner for women ages 18-40. I had the…

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Inside Hell Week

If hell week doesn’t get you, the Boston winter will. There’s a reason “hell week” is so named, but unfortunately, the hell of the job search isn’t confined to one week in February. A glimpse into the life of a first-year student searching for an internship reveals the grueling process of landing a summer job….

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Genuine Prosperity

America, the land of opportunity and success, is one of the wealthiest countries in the world; yet, the country is also known to be one of the highest Prozac-popping countries in the world. Perhaps the definition of wealth and prosperity must be more carefully defined. According to Tom Butler-Bowden, author of 50 Prosperity Classics, wealth…

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HBS Hosts Financial Conference

On Saturday, November 17th, Spangler and Aldrich took on a new life as Wall Street professionals, government officials, academics, and students from the Harvard community and a dozen other major business schools convened for the 2007 Harvard Business School Finance Conference. The conference featured a combination of speeches and Q&A from prominent industry professionals, panel…

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HBS Team Takes 2nd Place at National Energy Finance Competition

From September 27-28, 2007, the HBS Energy Club student team, made up of PJ Deschenes (OG), Tiffany Chang (OD), Cedric Lucas (OB), Sharad Goenka (OE) and Warren Hogarth (OG), took on 15 other business school teams in the 3rd annual National Energy Finance Competition at the University of Texas, McCombs School of Business in Austin,…

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ECs need to fill Harbus Course Guide Poll by Monday, April 30th!

Grade disclosure has changed everything. Example: never has there been more RC interest in a Harbus publication than the upcoming EC Course Guide. If I could charge RCs for each copy, my section would certainly win the charity auction. So where do we stand? As of April 25, only 10% of ECs have filled out…

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The Global Impact of Islamic Finance

“This is a historical event. We haven’t ever had any events about Islamic Finance at HBS that I am aware of,” said Samuel L. Hayes III (HBS, ’61), Jacob Schiff Professor Emeritus. Hayes was a principal contributor to the Harvard Islamic Investment Study and the author of seven books, including Islamic Law and Finance. Hayes,…

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Rediscovering Latin America at HBS

Two former Presidents, three former finance ministers, 12 chief executive officers and more than 30 managing directors, senior managers and faculty members will get together early next year at the HBS campus to participate in the 2007 HBS Latin American Conference. With the objective of inspiring participants to reflect and act on the fundamental business…

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What is the Deal with Finance?

The Germans have always been pretty good at engineering, and Porsche is no exception. It is a fabulous company, with a reputation for producing bona fide sports cars that can also masquerade as your “every day” run-about. Wall Street’s and Canary Wharf’s many car parks are full of 911s, as bankers seek to spend their…

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Career Perspectives: Investment Management

RC: Andrei MuresianuCompany: SAC CapitalWebsite: noneIndustry: Investment ManagementPosition/Function: AnalystLocation: Corporate – Stamford, Ct.Responsibilities: Covered the Restaurant and Computer and Business Service sectors So what do Analysts do?Analysts help pick stocks for investment portfolios. This involves everything from building comprehensive financial models on publicly traded companies, to talking to executives, listening to conference calls, visiting company…

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Social Enterprise Perspectives: Making a Difference in the Mile-High City

Organization: Denver Mayor’s OfficeLocation: Denver, Colorado The convergence of the private, public, and nonprofit sectors is a hot topic in today’s world of social enterprise as a means to begin solving complicated social and business problems. I had the opportunity to see this trend first-hand this past summer during my internship as a Social Enterprise…

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Zoe Cruz Delivers Remarks at Alma Mater: Discusses Success, Adversity and Change at Morgan Stanley

Equipped with the disarming candor that has earned her the distinction of “Cruz Missile” among contemporaries, Morgan Stanley’s Acting President, Zoe Cruz (MBA ’82), had several pieces of wisdom to share with those contemplating their own forays into financial services as recruiting season officially kicks off. What you’re learning in LEAD matters, having fun in…

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Tech Corner: Precision Tree

Don’t let finance get you down: decision trees really are your friend. But, when you get tired of scribbling on the back of your case, it’s time to check out PrecisionTree by Palisade Software. One of the best features is that PrecisionTree connects directly with Excel, which means the learning curve is almost non-existent. After…

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it's time to learn

The Killer Species that’s killing itself: (cretins who call imperative change “unrealistic”)Humans in their infinite stupidity have determined that they are the master-race of the planet. They want to save the environment by killing off Nature and Fellow species so that ever more humans can “survive”. They make consumption more expensive so that they can…

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My Summer with Carnival Corporation

This summer I worked at Carnival Corporation in Miami, Florida. I was an intern with Management Advisory Services (“MAS”), Carnival’s internal strategic consulting group, the purpose of which is to analyze and detect various opportunities within the organization and its operating companies to become more efficient, reduce costs, etc. Although I had always been interested…

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A&E: A Minute With

As President of Fuse, Marc Juris oversees the first viewer-driven, all-music television network. Assuming leadership in January 2002, Juris manages all network strategy and operations, including the re-branding as Fuse (from Muchmusic USA) in May 2003. Prior to taking the helm of Fuse, Juris was executive vice president and GM of the AMC (American Movie…

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Interview with Michael Moritz

On Saturday, February 7th, the Venture Capital & Private Equity Club held its 10th Annual Conference. The day was a huge success, thanks to the 50+ organizers, panelists, keynote speakers and sponsors. Prior to his keynote, The Harbus was lucky enough to get some words of wisdom from Michael Moritz, a partner at the California-based…

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Useful E-mail Forwards Save the Day During RC Finals

HBS experienced an RC final exam period like none other this winter, with all first-year students emerging from exams with a look of sheer jubilation on their bright, triumphant little faces. “Ding, dong! The three is dead!” sang the happy students as they skipped out of Aldrich, certain that the administration would have to abolish…

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Harvard Business School Professor Warren Law Dies At 79

Warren A. Law (MBA ’48, Ph.D. ’53), the Edmund Cogswell Converse Professor of Finance and Banking Emeritus at Harvard Business School (HBS) and an eloquent critic of the corporate takeovers that convulsed the world of American business in the 1970s and 1980s, died of cancer on Thursday, Dec. 11, at his home in Belmont, Mass….

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