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Auntie Sam

Dear Auntie Sam, Today I was talking to a boy friend of mine completely traumatized that Renata Dionello just got engaged. I think he actually thought he stood a chance. What is it with the “H Bomb” and HBS guys? Don’t they realize that the H Bomb only works with non-HBS women? Anyway, what’s with…

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EuroTrek Paris

For the first time, on January 9th and 10th 2001, EuroTrek crossed the channel between London and Paris. Registered participants were attracted by top speakers and the prospects of partying in “Gai Paris” before coming back to snowy New England… They were not to be disappointed. Among other top senior executives were the CEO of…

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Step-by-step guide to writing for Harbus Features:

All of us can, and should, write for The Harbus.Our Promise: We’ll print it, or give you a damn good reason why not1. Turn on computer2. Write article3. Spell check 4. Repeat step 35. Send to sjohnston@mba2002.hbs.edu6. Bask in new-found glory Technical bit: Articles should be less than 500 wds, interviews max 1000 wds. Pictures…

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How it Could Have Been: Cereal Killers

After wrapping up a fairly intense Fall Quarter, four hundred exhausted Kellogg students headed to Whistler, British Columbia for our annual school ski trip. The landscape at Whistler was a scenic as it is reputed to be, and the trip was truly memorable and about as debaucherous as might be expected. We all managed to…

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Pop Quiz

Given the rumors flying around about the Spangler Center, we asked: If you were left $50m by an alum, what would you do? “I would buy Robin King (NF) a beach house in Manchester, a ski house in Lake Tahoe, a chateau in France, a 60 ft. boat, and of course a jet so she…

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Section P

The month of January was a full of fun and exciting events for all partners of the HBS Community. The HBS Partners’ Club hosted a plethora of events, including a Frist Year-Second Year Partner Mixer, a Museum Trek, a evening of dining at Pho Pastueur, and much, much more. Currently, the club is looking for…

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The Harbus Interview

Steve Nelson has spent most of his working life at HBS, but time has not dimmed his enthusiasm for his new post as Executive Director of the MBA Program. He graduated here in 1988, and has since had a number of roles within HBS, as well as working in the private sector at Stepan Co….

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A Chat With Dick Spangler ('56)

21st Jan. 4pm. Prash Agarwal and Jim Mutugi make their way through the cold, to the doors of the Dean’s House and ring the bell. The door is opened by a distinguished looking gentleman. “Hi! Dick Spangler. Come on in” booms the friendly voice. As we sit in the living room he appears and says…

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Westrek Evolving

Starting my journey of fifteen hours from Brussels to San Francisco on this cold morning of January 1st, tiredness and a slight drunkenness made me wonder if the trip was worth it. Trading a week of enjoyable vacation at home for six thousand miles of travel and twelve company visits suddenly sounded at best very…

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I Know What You Did Last Winter…

HBS has sent out first round admission decisions, and a friend of mine was very happy to be accepted at both HBS and Stanford. Upon hearing the news, he rigorously questioned me, “What should I do, where should I go?” I told my friend the dot.com mania may be over, and a lot of people…

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Third Millennium

As we enter into February of the year 2001, I can’t avoid looking back… to our recent past … to the year 2000. The year 2000… it is over… it feels strange. Millions of people had been looking forward to it – anxiously – for years, perhaps decades. Literarily millions of clocks around the world,…

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EuroTrek 2001 – Stockholm!

“Harvard Business School has an international reputation of being the hatchery of the next generation of international top leaders… and right now they are very interested in the new economy and wireless… IT Sweden entice Harvard…” These were some of the quotes used to describe EuroTrek Stockholm and us HBS students in the leading Swedish…

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Alphabet Soup and Aussie Day, NC Style

Never before has the word “moreover” received a more careful and practiced enunciation than it did last week during Section C’s Alphabet Day. Not just “moreover”, but also “jointly,” “furthermore,” and most bizarrely, “Xerox.” Unfortunately, the rigors of A-B-C were too much for some C-ers to take, the author included. Most alphabetically-challenged were Katherine Mossman,…

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Frogs Finish Finance with a Flurry

It was Friday, and after a long week cooped up studying for Finance, it was time for the Frogs to step out. The afternoon brought Shay’s and the Color Squad Winter Games, and the evening brought a group of 30 or so Frogs together in the back room of John Harvard’s for a section dining…

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Spam of the Week: How to Keep a Healthy Level of Insanity

1) At lunchtime, sit in your parked car with sun glasses on and point a hair dryer at passing cars. See if they slow down. 2) Page yourself over the intercom. Don’t disguise your voice. 3) Every time someone asks you to do something, ask if they “want fries with that.” 4) Put your garbage…

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New Look Humor and Social

The Humor and Social Section will see a few changes in the New Look Harbus. At least we hope so. These changes all depend on YOU, as we need your contributions to make them work. We hear most second years a lot of free time on their hands, and we know the “ultimate” Januaries have…

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Section OH Welcomes Section NH

Section H 2001 welcomed the new Section H 2002 last Monday. I had the honor of passing along the shark to the new section with a comprehensive description of its proper use and the importance of Shark Day. Pierre handed off the Suavierre shirt and John Burnside granted the Pinhead award to Quincy Brown of…

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Mike Meyer's Prophetic Stats for NI

What you probably already know…31% are former consultants24% are ex-bankers57% live on campus But did you know…o 37% will never have their name correctly pronounced by your profso 12% live in Peabody and will therefore suffer from clinical depressiono 98% will hate BGIE (except Seneca, who will dominate every discussion)o 3 will hook-up (most likely…

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Team Grimace Eats up the Competition

Over 250 first-year students competed in the fun-filled Class of 2002 Color Squad Winter Games last Friday.The Purple Squad narrowly edged out Navy, thanks to a late push in the Tug-Of-War event. Grey, Gold, and Orange finished behind them.The event was designed to bring September and January students together across typical cohort boundaries.The entire Class…

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Harbus Launches New Online Edition

Striving to offer HBS students a newspaper that matches their cyber-lifestyle, the Harbus is launching a new online edition Monday, February 5. Harbus staff say enlivened design and enhanced interactivity will draw ever more users to the address www.harbus.org. “The online edition is the primary gateway to the Harbus for many of our students, alumni…

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HBS Team wins the second prize at the Dell Case Competition

“Business models are converging. New access devices are growing. Where it the money for Dell?”. It’s on this somewhat laconic assignment that the final of the Dell Case Competition started on January, 26th in Ann Arbor, Michigan for the enthusiastic HBS team (Don Khamapirad, Yi Sun, Ellis Chi and Benjamin Gigot).We spent 24 very intense…

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Amadeus: Your e-ticket to European Company Information

Are you conducting a networked job search in Europe? Or do you need financials for that private software firm in France? If so, Amadeus is the tool for you. One of the flagship databases for Brussels-based electronic publisher, Bureau Van Dijk (BVD), Amadeus is a searchable database of 3.7 million public and private companies in…

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What is a Color Squad?

At the end of the RC, we are asked to rank how we feel about the HBS community. Historically, September cohort students rank their affiliation level as strongest with their section, followed by cohort and then their class. January cohort students relay a greater sense of closeness to their cohort, followed by section and then…

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Recruiter Business Newsflash

The Harbus is pleased to offer this service in conjunction with Baker Library to brief you on the weekly business news highlights of the main HBS recruiters. The news is taken from The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition and aims to provide a weekly summary of articles that can be followed up in greater depth….

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Cyberposium TechShow To Unveil New Products

On February 10, all members of the HBS community (including those without Cyberposium tickets) will have an opportunity to see and touch cutting-edge products and technologies that have the potential to make a substantial impact on the way we live and do business. The Show’s featured themes include wireless devices, converging media, mobile computing, and…

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Sports Focus on Kim Clark

What are your favorite fitness activities? Jogging because it keeps me healthy and gets me outside each day (or at least to the running track at Shad when it’s cold). I began jogging shortly after I joined the faculty at HBS, around 1979, and I participate almost every day.Golf — if jogging is good for…

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HBS Running Calendar

February 8, 2001Logan Post 5.1K West Somerville, MA USA 7:00PM Logan Post, 1194 Broadway Contact: 508-775-0143 BostonClyde@aol.comKhoury’s 4.13M East Somerville, MA USA 7:15PM Khoury’s State Spa, 118 Broadway Contact: 617-598-1028 x1024 ayem_srr@yahoo.com February 10, 2001Fresh Pond 5M/2.5M Cambridge, MA USA 10:00AM Fresh Pond, Route 2 Contact: 617-494-1633 northmedfordclub@aol.comCMS 52-Week 5K Series #6 Worcester, MA USA…

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NA Squeezes Some OJ

New A defeated Old J, 63-53, in its opener of the IM basketball season. NA came out fast, sprinting to a 40-23 halftime lead behind four three pointers from Joaquin Tamez (22 points) and the gritty play of Geoff Swift, who finished with eight points and several boards on the night. Old J did not…

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What's new in HARBUS Sports?

Well folks, I am confident that this is the most important and exciting thing that has happened since Erik Peterson got canned from the telephone joint in Vermont – a new HARBUS sports section. Besides commentary that rivals Rick Reilly, photos that the AP and Reuters would fight for, and sports information that is no…

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