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Around the World to Find the Girl Next Door

RCs Tomo and Taka share their romantic tale. It’s springtime and love is in the air. As the Harbus offers blind date opportunities and wedding dresses fill the windows of downtown Boston shops, we thought it would be appropriate to feature a truly engaging HBS love story. Cupid’s arrow hit Tomo Ishizumi, a former CEO…

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Entrepreneur Profiles–Bill Fox

What is the name of your company?Ivy Motivation, LLC What industry/ sector would you classify it in?Education services How long has it been running? How many people are involved? One of the Co-Founders has been operating a tutoring business with a similar format since 2001, but Ivy Motivation was founded in January of 2009. There…

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Entrepreneur Profiles–Allison Floam and Lindsay Jurist-Rosner

What is the name of your company? TouchableAds What industry/sector would you classify it in? Digital media How long has it been running? How many people are involved? 7 super fun months. ÿAs of now, just the two of us. ÿAlthough we’ve roped in tons of HBS professors, all of our friends, and anyone else…

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Entrepreneur Profiles–Christopher Cummings

What is the name of your companYCuriosity Media, Inc. What industry/sector would you classify it in?Technology/Media How long has it been running? How many people are involved?Company started in 2005; Website was started in 1999There is one full time Spanish teacher, a part-time programmer, my wife who is the accountant, contractors, and myself What is…

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Entrepreneur Profiles–Matthew Sueoka

What is the name of your company Clear Remit (this is a working name.we will likely rebrand in the near future) What industry/ sector would you classify it in? We are working in the remittance payments sector. How long has it been running? How many people are involved? We are still in the early planning…

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Entrepreneur Profiles–Mike McGlade

What is the name of your company Zoosa What industry/ sector would you classify it in? Social enterprise sector /consumer internet How long has it been running? How many people are involved? Zoosa was formed in June, 2008. There are currently 2 employees. What is the business idea? How will this have an impact on…

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Entrepreneur Profiles–Jacques Lebel, Laurent Kinet

What is the name of your company www.smallgroupdinners.com What industry/sector would you classify it in? Online promotion platform, restaurants How long has it been running? How many people are involved?4 months, 3 people What is the business idea? How will this have an impact on the world? To extend the online promotion platform model to…

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Entrepreneur Profiles–Shelby Clark

What is the name of your company:The jury is still out on the name. I worked at a very successful startup before HBS called Kiva.org, and the President has advised me that we want a short, meaningless word as our company name. This didn’t make much sense to me at first, as I thought the…

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Entrepreneur Profiles–Phil Michaelson

What is the name of your company KartMe.com What industry/ sector would you classify it in? Digital media How long has it been running? How many people are involved? Its been a whirlwind year. I started work on a prototype the spring of RC year and was testing a live Alpha at KartMe.com by the…

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Media Habits at HBS – Six Words Every Woman Needs to Hear

If you’ve been dating for five years, you live together, and you’re still not engaged, he’s just not that into you. He’s Just Not That Into You, based on the popular self-help book by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo, is now a movie that explores the complicated world of dating and the hints women fail…

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HBS Couple Profiles – Jack Hogan & Claudia Monteiro de Campos

Harbus: What are they two of you doing for Valentine’s Day?Jack: That’s a secret!Claudia: Jack’s New Year’s resolution was to stop drinking until Valentine’s Day.. so I anticipate a cool trip and some champagne…ÿHarbus: How are the wedding and honeymoon plans progressing?Jack: Wedding plans are moving forward: we’ve become shamefully desensitized to ridiculous prices, which…

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Cambridge Harley

Purchasing a bicycle can be a worthwhile investment for your two years at school. You will be surprised to find out how well a bicycle works during the winter months (sans precipitation). My advice.go inexpensive and functional so when there is no room in the moving van post-graduation, you will not feel bad leaving the…

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Message from the Dean

Welcome, and welcome back, to Harvard Business School. It’s an exciting time to be here; 2008 has marked the one hundredth anniversary of the School’s founding, and we have been using the occasion as an opportunity to engage the community in a dialogue around who we are, what we do, and how we should be…

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Class Day Essay Finalists – Kent Bennett

Be bold. “Be bold when facing down an aggressive male turkey.” The pamphlet’s advice rang in my head as I eyed the great beast. Months earlier, when local efforts to revitalize the wild turkey population had brought sightings of a feathery resident to campus, I had been confident that the school would take the same…

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Faculty Profile

Bill Sahlman, MBA Class of 1975, is the Dimitri V. d’Arbeloff – Class of 1955 Professor of Business Administration at HBS. He also received his PhD in Business Economics at Harvard. Professor Sahlman’s research focuses on the investment and financing decisions made in entrepreneurial ventures at all stages in their development. He has written numerous…

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Alumni Perspective – Orit Gadiesh, (MBA '77)

Orit Gadiesh, chairman, Bain & Company, is one of the profession’s most acclaimed experts on management and corporate strategy. Her early lessons in leadership came from Generals in the Israeli war room while she was in military service in the early 1970s. She subsequently attended Hebrew University where she studied psychology. It is hard to…

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Alumni Perspective – Keith Ferrazzi (MBA ’92)

Keith Ferrazzi is the author of the best-selling book Never Eat Alone and has been hailed by Forbes and Inc. magazines as one of the world’s most “connected” individuals. Currently, Ferrazzi is CEO of Ferrazzi Greenlight, a leading sales & marketing consulting firm. Earlier in his career, he was Chief Marketing Officer at Deloitte Consulting…

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Alumni Perspective – Ernesto Bertarelli (MBA '93)

Ernesto Bertarelli is a successful business executive, passionate yachtsman, generous philanthropist and devoted family man. In 1996 Bertarelli became CEO and deputy chairman of Serono SA, a global biotechnology firm that he inherited from his father. Bertarelli led Serono through a significant period of growth before selling to Merck KGaA of Germany in 2006 for…

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From One Class to Another

ECs give advice and insight on Interviews, Internships and IndustriesIn the next few weeks hundreds of RCs will print out crisp, refined resumes and take their best suits to the dry cleaners in preparation of interview season. Some will luck out with offers from Hell Week, while others will hold out for different industries later…

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Class Participation

Over one hundred RC folks crowded into the Aldrich classroom last Wednesday afternoon to attend the WSA RC Class Participation Seminar hosted by Professor Frances Frei. Billed as a WSA event, the crowd was understandably predominantly of the fairer sex although there were a few courageous male souls who braved our stares and snuck in…

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Ladies, please.

On February 11th 2003, a group of female Harvard students apparently ‘dismantled’ a nine foot high snow penis built by fellow (presumably male) undergraduates outside the Tercentenary Theater. The story was later picked up by the press, eliciting comments from journals as highbrow as The Economist, from which the following quotes are taken: “It was…

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Alumni Perspective – Gerald Chertavian, MBA 1992

This marks the first in a series of alumni interviews on Careers in Social Enterprise. Gerald Chertavian’s path thus far has been unique, interesting and inspiring. Starting his career on Wall Street as an officer of the Chemical Banking Corporation, he moved on to become the head of marketing at Transnational Financial Services in London….

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What is Our End of the Deal?

Each New Year brings a great chance for us to think about clean slates and new beginnings, but I am not convinced that we place our expectations properly to assume that all of our hopes for change should be placed here. This semester, we will be taking a look at some of the issues, challenges,…

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The Listening Lemma

“In speaking, know how to keep your words”-Lao Tzu, Tao Teh Ching At the end of my RC fall semester, I remember how surprised I was on the first course evaluation day when the professor spoke to us like he had never spoken before: directly, candidly, and emotionally. He told us about what was most…

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Counterpoint – In Defense of Sensitivity

Neil Mahapatra, associate editor of The Harbus, in his article this week titled “Stop Being So Sensitive” raises a number of issues, some relevant to the health of our learning process, a number that are controversial in the present day given the historical narrative of America, and most certainly failing to appreciate the individuality as…

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Corporate Veteran Counsels HBS Women to Take Charge

Pamela Lenehan, president of Ridge Hill Consulting and author of “What You Don’t Know and Your Boss Won’t Tell You,” kicked off WSA’s speaker events for the year on Monday, September 19. Speaking to a packed crowd of almost 100 RC and EC women, Pamela Lenehan spent an hour addressing some of the issues female…

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Generally Accepted Sleeping Principles (GASP)

“Sleep is a weapon. Use it.” -Jason Bourne At this time last year it seemed to me that everyone’s conversations centered on either bragging about how little or how much sleep they had the night before. Talking with several first-year students, I can sense that not much has changed. If anything, the downward pressure on…

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Student Poll – RC Sleeping Habits

TOPICRC Sleeping Habits The Class of 2008 has just finished their first few weeks of school and is learning all about effective time management. As we all know, sleep is one of the first things to suffer as we attempt to manage our newfound HBS responsibilities. The Harbus asked second year students about their RC…

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HSBC MD Eichhorst Discusses Banking in China

Gordon Eichhorst is Head of Industrials and Technology Sector and Managing Director, Global Investment Banking, Asia-Pacific for HSBC. Prior to moving to Shanghai, Mr. Eichhorst worked for Morgan Stanley in London as head of the Technology Banking Group for Europe. He earned his MBA at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business in 1997….

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Art Appreciation Panel: How to Start an Art Collection

Five Boston art experts were on campus last Monday to kick off the Art Appreciation Club’s organization of “Art Week.” Speakers on the panel included representatives from many different organizations that make up Boston’s dynamic art scene. Each speaker introduced him or herself and provided thoughts on how young business students, such as ourselves, can…

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