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A Beginner’s Guide to Dating at HBS

First, like all things at HBS, know that this is a competitive event. There are winners and losers. There are teams. There are rules, regulations, penalties. There is media buzz. There will be mistakes made, trades, roster cuts, and star performances from the players you least expected. The season will have its ups and downs…

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Cold Call with RC Molly Rhodes

Cold calls. Your professors love them. You fear them. Your ed rep crushes them. We think it’s about time that this HBS staple gets the rebranding it deserves. Each week, The Harbus will chat with a randomly-selected member of the student body. For this first Cold Call of the school year, Patrick Erker chatted with an old…

Humor

Back To School, Back To Cool

For most of us in the Class of 2013, this August marks our seventeenth “back to school” season.  Since we’ve experienced this familiar ritual so many times in the past, we can relate to the anticipatory excitement it sparks in us as enthusiastic students. I myself certainly want to be prepared for the big first…

Features

One Mission

Like most weekday mornings, I was in a big hurry to leave the house and get to the office, so when my wife approached me with our infant son cradled in her arms and shook her head negatively, I was frustrated that the start to my week would be disrupted by a need to visit…

Features

Where Do You Stand?

By Christofer Garner Why You Should Have an Opinion on Everything This article is for the general HBS community and discusses my thoughts on the importance of establishing a broad set of personal values. You should have a position on every topic, from the availability of social security for the elderly to privately funded space…

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Insider’s Perspective – Italy

Imagine flying from the solemn sharp Alps covered by snow to the southern calm crystalline sea, passing through a colorful lakes region. Hills covered with vineyards and olive trees, cities that are masterpieces of architecture, lively villages, churches, and squares. In Italy, whether you’re in a big city or in a small medieval town, you…

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Alumni Perspective – Jessica Gelman

HBS has a rich and diverse base of alumni. In this column, we speak with the alumni who have been out in the real world and bring their experiences and perspectives to our readers. This week we spoke with Jessica Gelman (HBS 2002) who went into the unconventional realm of sports and combined her passion…

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Rugby Player Profile

Title: Wizard of the Wing, Master of the Match, Humble Servant to Double B (Godfather of Rugby), Director of Sponsorship Height/Weight:6 foot, 200 lbs. Position: Outside Center or Wing. Likes: Wearing my camo snuggie, face chugging in nursing homes, and going shirtless in the Harvard Sq 7-Eleven. Dislikes: Channel surfing and accidentally landing on an…

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Relax!

Relax. I tell myself to relax at least a dozen times a day, when I feel my caffeine-infused veins tense at the thought of my ever-expanding to-do list. To combat this, I decided to head to the Relaxation Response Workshop featuring Dr. Hebert Benson of the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at MGH, where…

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Real Partners of HBS – Partners On The Payroll

Are you wondering why that administrator looks so familiar? Do you swear you’ve seen that partner around campus before? Would it be impossible to imagine a HBS staff member at your section retreat? Well, it’s quite possible a partner has emailed you about your Prematriculation checklist, set up a career coach meeting for you, or…

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Real Partners of HBS – From Military Life to Business School

“Army Wives”, the highest-rated drama series in Lifetime’s history, follows the struggles, dreams and friendships of a diverse group of wives living with their spouses and families on an active Army post. They face deployments, abuse, hostage situations, adultery, and post traumatic stress disorder, just for starters. While the series is busy depicting the lives…

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The Entrepreneurial Class

The Class of 2010 started school in the worst recession since the Great Depression. Finance was a blackhole. You could walk the hallways of Spangler and see the tired faces of another round of interviews. Jobs were hard to get. But it was also an opportunity. A number of students took the leap of faith…

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SA Weekly – 130 RCs and ECs in 2 Boston Public Middle Schools

On September 16, 2010, 300 seventh graders looked in 300 mirrors and discovered leaders. With the help of RC students and a curriculum developed specially for the Impact Initiative, these seventh graders at Timilty and Frederick-Pilot Middle Schools realized they had the potential to be influential leaders. The curriculum was designed with dual objectives. According…

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Kwama Sutra

Let’s be clear. I don’t want to be writing this dating column anymore. By this point in my HBS career, I figured I would be relaxing on a beach in Fiji, holding hands with my beautiful girlfriend (who had just completed an internship at Blackstone, received first year honors, knew accounting based finance, and wanted…

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HBS Rugby Club:

As summer turns to fall a wonderful thing happens, no not the crisp cool air or the leaves changing across the Harvard campus, something even better than that. A tradition unlike any other, the HBS Rugby team suits up in their sharp red-and-black uniforms and straps on their cleats as they return to the athletic…

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Meet the New SA Executive Team

Welcome back! As we mentioned in our conversation with the ECs last week, we wanted to reiterate to you in print what it is the SA actually does and how we can be helpful to you this year. To do this, we thought who better to hear it from other than our Executive Team: We…

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R. U. Detroit? Squash with a Purpose

What do HBS, squash and Detroit kids have in common? Not much.yet. But thanks to a successful kick-off event on April 21 at Middlesex Lounge, Racquet Up DETROIT will soon bring the three together in an exciting way. In the midst of one of the busiest weeks of the year, HBS students came out to…

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Reflections from the Outgoing SA Co-Presidents

Our term as Student Association Co-Presidents has officially ended. It’s been a great ride and something which was the undoubted highlight for both of us here at HBS. Thanks to every single one of you for providing us with this opportunity! With Brett and Justine now taking the helm,ÿPatrick and I have had some time…

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HBS SA -Weekly

JESSICA RABLName: Jessica RablSA title: Co-Chief Development Officer (with Katina)What’s the role: This is a new role on the SA Executive Team starting this year. My main goal is to build relationships with corporate sponsors so that the SA can have more awesome/more affordable events. I hope to get as much EC/RC input as possible…

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I Need A Pencil

In 2006, current HBS cross-registrant Jason Shah founded INeedAPencil.com to help level the educational playing field in the U.S. Four years later, Shah is rapidly expanding the program and implementing growth strategies picked up during his experience at HBS. What is INeedAPencil.com?INeedAPencil.com is a social business that provides completely free SAT exam and college access…

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Making A Long-Term Difference in Haiti

In response to the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti and severely damaged its education system, the HBS Student Association has launched a fund that aims to raise $45,000 from the HBS community to help rebuild Saint-Louis de Gonzague, one of Haiti’s most respected high schools. The SA has partnered with Architecture for Humanity, a non-profit…

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Lessons Learned – Rich or King, No Dilemma for Me!

Striking off on my own to buy a business was all about my being in “control” of my destiny; I wanted to be King! Being rich was way down on my list. I had so much debt – almost $2M when I started – that I was entirely focused on giving all the cash flow…

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Kwama Sutra

Sing it with me: The ECs were having troubleWhat a sad, sad storyNeeded some fresh romanceTo restore their former gloryWhere, oh where was he?Where could that man be?The women looked aroundAnd then they foundThe man to save the universityAnd now it’sSpringtime for ECs at HBS.The Kwama Sutra will help you play Ah yes, it is…

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Inspired Entrepreneurship at Zinch.com

As an entrepreneur you always hope that your venture is touching the lives of others in a positive way. But when Mick Hagen started Zinch.com with a vision to give high-school kids a chance to be “more than a test score in their college applications” he never dreamed of helping so many. Aided by a…

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Alice Yang (NC) on Partners in Health

The pertinent question is: even as immediate rescue efforts wane and Haiti fades from the headlines, how will we ensure that this tragedy becomes a turning point for Haiti’s development – an opportunity to “build back better,” in President Clinton’s words – rather than just another setback for the hemisphere’s poorest country? Since the devastating…

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Emerging from the Bubble

Last weekend I went skiing in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, with 450 of my closest friends. While this excursion, known as the EC Class Ski Trip, was more than just another long-weekend adventure, it got me thinking about the myriad ways HBS students spend their free time and, consequently, their money during their MBA tenure. During…

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A Local’s Guide to Steamboat Springs

This Friday, more than 400 HBS students will descend on Steamboat Springs for the first annual EC Ski Trip. Before business school, I lived and trained in Steamboat for nearly 12 years as a member of the U.S. Olympic Ski Team. In anticipation of the trip, I thought I would write a quick overview of…

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VOTE for the Recipient of the HBS SA/COOP Community Leadership Award

Three applicants have advanced to the final round of the Award competition, and now the decision lies with YOU, the HBS student body. Don’t forget to vote by Friday February 19th at 5 p.m. In the spirit of fostering leadership for positive change, the HBS Student Association, along with gracious support from The COOP, is…

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Lessons Learned

Valentine’s Day is special for Debby and me; it was the evening of our first date! Working together for 20 years was challenging but contributed significantly to providing balance between family and work-life, strengthening our relationship and accomplishing shared objectives while having fun! ÿWe were partners in raising our 3 children, supporting each other’s individual…

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Welcome to Admitted Students Weekend

To the applicants admitted to the Class of 2012 (and your partners with you here this weekend), we want to wish you a warm welcome to Harvard Business School! Congratulations on the achievement, and we hope you’re excited about being here and getting to know HBS this weekend. As current students actively engaged in the…

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