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Start Something!

Purple peanut butter. sold in a toothpaste tube. Believe me, kids will eat it up. Literally! Hmmm, I sense your apprehension. Not a buyer? No worries, I’ve got more. We all have great ideas (at least our moms think so), but often times these are ephemeral thoughts we might haphazardly jot down or make mental…

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Going the Distance

This is the first in a series of articles following EC Kelly Carson’s quest to run her first marathon through the Dana Farber Marathon Challenge. Justÿone more mile. OK, maybe just a few blocks more. well, how about to that stop sign? God, I hate running.ÿ Two years ago, this was the dialogue that ran…

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Player Profile – Gordon Ross (NE)

Position: Prop. We are at the coalface of the rugby team. We do all the hard work and then the backs score all the points and get the glory. Meanwhile, we are rising up from the mud like a creature from the deep. Hometown: Glasgow, Scotland. I like to think I take on the same…

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Rugby Player Profile

TITLE:Rugby, Co-Captain WEIGHT:Approximately two thirds of Anthony Bangay (OG); 1x James Joun’s calves (OD). POSITION: Anywhere that provides sufficient open space to run away HAVE YOU PLAYED RUGBY BEFORE?Yes. I played for four years at Middlebury College on an athletic scholarship. OK, technically if you filled out the coupon at the local Sizzler and spent…

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HBS Mysteries

Where did the turkey(s) go? Where did the turkey(s) come from? I’m sure someone knows… but they remain an HBS mystery. Was there only one turkey or two? Perhaps the turkey(s) knew the answers to some other mysteries.” You’ve been here a while, you know how it works, you know the score, what you are…

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How to Save Yourself $20,000 at HBS

Isn’t this HBS MBA supposed to land you a high paying job right out of school and so you might as well rack up as much debt as possible and do everything you can to maximise the fun for the 2 years? Now.. Not so much.” Many ways you can save money, or get paid,…

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The End of the Affair

About eighteen months ago I fell in love. It wasn’t love at first sight: on the contrary it followed a long and tumultuous courtship, and I entered into it with a healthy dose of British cynicism. I wasn’t expecting to fall for HBS. I hadn’t even really intended to do an MBA. I had been…

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50 Reasons HBS is Better Than Real Life

In counterpoint to my other, uncharacteristically sentimental, article looking back on my time at HBS, I feel the need to lighten the atmosphere by taking a slightly tongue-in-cheek look at all the things about HBS that right now look infinitely preferable to the big, cold, scary world out there. So, here are the things that…

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An Afghan Afternoon

Like many of my favorite memories from Afghanistan, it all began with an innocent phone call on a lazy Sunday afternoon. “Hey man, what are you doing?” It was Ahmed.* “Oh, nothing really. Just surfing the web at my guest house. I wish we’d gone somewhere this weekend. I’m pretty bored.” “Do you want to…

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The Wine and Cuisine Society Holiday Party

The annual Wine and Cuisine Society (WCS, for those in the know) Holiday Party is quite different from many HBS parties for a number of reasons: it isn’t as centred around one group as much as some (e.g. European Club parties, Rugby Club parties, those parties held at peoples’ homes where they just invite their…

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In Praise of Chivalry

chivalry noun1. qualities of ideal knight: the combination of qualities expected of the ideal medieval knight, especially courage, honor, loyalty, and consideration for others, especially women2. chivalrous behavior: considerate and courteous behavior, especially shown by a man toward women Chivalry occasionally gets a bad press, both from women arguing from a feminist viewpoint and from…

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On Balance

The HBS gender imbalance is a threat to our community; how can we solve it? Continuing the theme of my previous articles (you’ve worked out what it is by now, right?), I would like to devote this one to discussing one of the major barriers to the establishment of a productive dating scene at HBS….

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Girl, Make Me Your Classcard Man

Girl, if you will let me be the man on your classcard, I will fill your days with ecstasy and your nights with still more ecstasy. I will take you to the Spangler Food Court and I will buy you whatever you desire. Would you like a snack, my queen? Then I will buy you…

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News In Brief

Business School Essay Advice Available Just in case any students have just been attending HBS classes all semester but didn’t actually get in to HBS, a flier currently posted in the basement of Aldrich provides a helpful phone number you can call to get advice on your business-school application essays. Hurry; the R2 application deadline…

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Strange Congratulations

As anyone who has ever read this column before can attest, That Guy is a simple-minded fellow. I admit it, I’m not the sharpest tool in the shed (not just by HBS standards, but in general). Perhaps this un-sharpness is what’s left me struggling to understand a few things about last week’s “Alumni Achievement Awards…

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A Staggering Stroll Down Memory Lane

So, the year is drawing to a close. It seems like only yesterday I was anticipating the joys of Creating Modern Capitalism and all of the other wonderful events that Foundations had to offer. (OK, so maybe my mind was more on the pub crawls and the TGIFs, but at least I remember the name…

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A Chive a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Here are four real health stories from the last month, as presented on Yahoo! News: Exercising to Music May Make You SmarterReuters – Wed Mar 24, 4:44 PM ET If music makes you smarter, and exercise helps brain function, can exercising to music really boost brainpower? U.S. researchers said on Wednesday it can. Walking 15…

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Editor's Welcome: The International Perspective

As you’ll quickly come to realize over the coming weeks, I get confused easily. Shoe laces, Muller corners, pedestrian crossings, stop signs – though I appear to be joined on this one by most of Boston’s drivers – have all left me questioning my sanity. And since being given this job I’ve been thoroughly perplexed…

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Old That Guy Unmasks New That Guy

This is my final column as That Guy. This fills me with great sadness, but I know that I must make way for the younger generation, with their bustling energy and superior hand-eye coordination. Full of anxiety about my return to normality, I sought advice from the previous That Guy, Jordan Burton (spring ’03). I…

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Girl, Make Me Your Classcard Man

Girl, if you will let me be the man on your classcard, I will fill your days with ecstasy and your nights with still more ecstasy. I will take you to the Spangler Food Court and I will buy you whatever you desire. Would you like a snack, my queen? Then I will buy you…

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A Fond Farewell from That Guy

My good man and HARBUS editor Allen Narcisse has told me that my weekly articles have gained a fairly respectable following this term. I don’t know what to say-I am flattered and frankly embarrassed that so many of you enjoy perusing my inane, tactless and controversial musings (thanks for the thesaurus, Mr. Guerrero). It has…

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That Guy Presents CHEAT SHEETS for Your Exams

First of all, congrats to Section J for the Olympics victory (as well as the chili victory and the continuous barrage of boat race victories-did you guys really beat the rugby team?). By the way, I swear to God if I hear that damn “oh-JAY” song one more time, I will come to your section…

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Darkside Dominates in Indoor Soccer

The Darkside soccer team (OD) is striking back with a vengeance, going undefeated in group play and preparing for a run at the indoor soccer title. Surprising the pundits with a lack of HBS Soccer Club members, the team features a “Shock and Awe” approach of a swift and powerful offense and a tenacious but…

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EC Course Recommendations for the Class of 2004

Well, I’ve polled all of my second year friends (OK, both of them) and gotten the scoop on what courses to take in the EC term. In addition to the standard must-take courses, they identified a few new courses HBS is offering this year that might be of interest to the class of 2004. Here…

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They Said What

As the weather gets colder, job interview decisions come back, and final exams approach, we must all remember that laughter is the best medicine, and keep our ears open for entertaining comments around campus that we can share with others. Anyone who has something they would like to submit, please email [email protected] Professor Frances Frei…

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OK Men Unable to Perform

ALLSTON (OD Press)- A brisk autumn day…star players hampered by injury yet rising to the occasion…no goals and only faint lines painted on the field…this match had all the makings of an instant classic, except for the fact that apparently only one team knew how to play soccer. That team was none other than the…

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The Great Pantsuit vs. Skirtsuit Debate:

Copyrighted by Quintessential Careers. Original article can be found at www.quintcareers.com. Reprinted with permission. Whenever I want to watch my students’ jaws drop down to their desks, all I have to do is tell them that the “safest” attire for women to wear on a job interview is a skirted suit and that pantsuits –…

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Good Old Section K

Dear Deans Clark and Kester, I agree with Louis P. DiLorenzo, Jr., the president of the penultimate Section K. In an open letter published in last week’s Harbus, he congratulated you on your decision to excise one section from Harvard Business School’s MBA class. Yes, DiLorenzo offered you praise, praise that in my opinion you…

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Take Section I!

Dear Deans W. Carl Kester and Kim Clark,I wanted to take this opportunity to salute you for giving the student body a living example of strong leadership in tough times. My understanding is that you and the faculty have agreed to cut back the number of sections in the MBA class-a tough call, but the…

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