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LGDBC Teams with Giorgio Armani for Makeover Event

Giorgio Armani believes both his clothing and cosmetics are about enhancing, rather than masking, a woman’s features. Forty HBS students experienced this first-hand in a recent makeover event sponsored by the Luxury Goods and Design Business (LGDBC) and Giorgio Armani Cosmetics. Five makeup artists transformed the One Western Common Room into a glamour fest as…

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Buying Your First Diamond

It was a strange sight. A largely male audience, alert and listening intently to someone talking about jewelery was truly a situation that defies logic. Yet here they were last Wednesday afternoon, grilling jeweler Fred Feldmesser with questions ranging from how one can tell if a diamond merchant is trustworthy to tips on the best…

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Discovering Wine in SFP

It was a normal Tuesday evening, except for the fact that eight HBS women had somehow either finished their cases or agreed to write them off, skipped their recruiting events, decided to ignore their group projects and head over to 1 Soldiers Field Park for a wine-tasting party. The idea of a wine-tasting party was…

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Motorola CEO Ed Zander: Catching the Wave of Prosperity

The Globalization Club, formerly the GO Club, hosted Ed Zander, chairman and CEO of Motorola, on Wednesday, November 2 at Harvard Business School’s Burden Auditorium. Mr. Zander touched on several topics during his talk, including his career progress, Motorola’s turnaround and its future prospects, the wireless industry, and the impact of globalization. He also provided…

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Class Participation – Are You Doing it Right?

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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Welcome, Class of 2007!

For many in this world of ours, this year may be the same as any other year. It is not all too difficult for most of us to remember a time just a short while ago when a day at the office or a day in the field was not all much different than the…

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HBS Democrats Host Political Leadership Workshop

Do you ever look around your section and think, “I wonder who will be the next George W. Bush to emerge from HBS?” Many HBS students are interested in participating in politics at some point in their careers, but may be unsure how they can best use their skills to contribute. To that end, the…

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BOOK REVIEW: Threads

Threads: My Life Behind the Seams in the High-Stakes World of Fashion By Joseph Abboud with Ellen Stern (New York: Harper-Collins Publishers, 2004). Guys, Joseph Abboud knows how it is. “Most guys want to look good,” explains Abboud, the founder of JA Apparel, whose love for his hometown Boston sports teams might be only thing…

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It's not BRONCHITIS, is it?

We should talk about this. It helps to think about the basic anatomy of the lungs. Remember that big oak tree in the front yard? Well, that’s how you should think of the lungs, except the tree is upside down. That is to say, the trunk is at the top with branches (the bronchi) coming…

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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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Ski Advice Worth Remembering

The first time you find yourself staring down from the top of a steep hill in the middle of winter, you may be asking, “What the heck am I doing?” Chances are your ears, fingers and cheeks are numb, your feet hurting from those uncomfortable boots, and worst of all, you look like the StayPuff…

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My Very Vuitton Summer

What I did: This summer, I had the opportunity to work with the CEO of Louis Vuitton Korea on a variety of projects. The heart of my summer revolved around store operations. I spent three weeks in various stores throughout Seoul, selling bags and shadowing store managers, and then spent the next seven weeks analyzing…

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Stay Fit, Stay Strong:

It’s easy to get fat between now and Christmas. And then Christmas, New Year and the whole silly season rolls around and it’s just sloth, gluttony and a litany of other sins. So with the rugby season over, and the RFC men moving into off-season training, we thought we’d share some best practices. Get into…

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A Sharper Image

Three buttons, point collars, four in hands…oh my! Dust off your suit and shine your shoes — the interviews are about to begin. After spending several years in the fashion industry, I wondered how I could give advice about interview attire. After all, I did buy my first suit for the HBS interview, and even…

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On Campus Interview Series: Diving for Olympic Gold

The average Australian is usually in possession of some sort of athletic prowess, or at least a strong love of sports. However, this week’s featured athlete takes Australian sporting prowess to another level. A level somewhere above the stratosphere. Softly spoken, humble and erudite, you wouldn’t immediately pick Michael Murphy (NB) as an international diving…

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Welcome Class of 2006!

The year 2004 is like any other year. The sun continues to rise in the East. And it continues to set in the West. Politicians continue to indulge in their favorite extra-curricular sport of mudslinging. The Boston Red Sox continue to have their games come with the warning that is generally hung on Disneyland rollercoasters,…

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Advice for the RC's

We found many ECs eager to distill their learnings from the RC year and to offer their advice to the Class of 2006. We remembered to cater to the smorgasbord of interests that is HBS and as such, we have compiled this advice in bullet points, prose and poems. So choose your poison! According to…

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Making Dreams Come True:

Brit Dewey: Before we start, the first thing I’d like to do is welcome the Class of 2006. It’s fantastic to have everyone on campus. To start people successfully and to have them graduate successfully, those are the highlights which we work for here at Admissions. So a great welcome to everybody. The Harbus: What…

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Welcome from the Dean

Welcome to Harvard Business School. It is an exciting time to be on campus, and it is wonderful to have you here. You have embarked upon an educational journey that will, quite literally, transform your life. As you find your way over the next few weeks, let me offer a few words of advice. Make…

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On-Campus Interview Series: EBIDTA

This week the Harbus has the honor of interviewing the Captain (of the backs) of the HBS Rugby Football Club. An ex-VC guy, Ken is planning to move to California after HBS in order to pursue a career in technology. Fact File: Ken Ebbitt (OG)Height: 5foot 8 inches (I’m really 5ft 7 3/4 – but…

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Reflections of a Legendary Deal Maker

I spoke recently with Peter J. Solomon (HBS ’63), founder of Peter J. Solomon Company (“PJSC’). PJSC is one of Wall Street’s most successful M&A specialty firms, having advised on more than 250 deals. Mr. Solomon founded the firm in 1989, after co-chairing Lehman Brother’s investment banking division. Solomon, who also served stints as Deputy…

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Lt. Governor of Massachusetts Encourages Future Public Service

On Tuesday April 6th, the HBS Republican Club organized a talk by the current Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, Kerry Healey (R), to advise students on entering public service and politics in the future. The topics of her talk ranged from how and when to get involved in public service, her own career, and how to…

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Editorial: No Envy

Dear ECs:This may be the first week of our RC existence that we don’t envy you.For the last eight months, we’ve respected your position above us in the HBS food chain. We’ve shelled out $20 – $50 each to join your clubs and to support your resume padding. We’ve looked to you for career counseling…

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Some Personal Reflections

(Editor’s Note) – I just accepted a job offer this week and – as you can imagine – I was feeling quite happy that the long job-search and decision making process was over, and was looking forward to enjoying the rest of my time at HBS. I emailed my FRC professor from last year, Asis…

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On-Campus Interview Series: Shapero Shad

This week sees Dan Shapero (OE), the Silicon Valley startup King share his sporting experiences with us. Dan is one of the politest interviewees we have had the pleasure to talk to, and despite much cajoling he kept his calm throughout the interview. Fact File: Dan ‘Shap’ Shapero (OE)Height: 5ft 10 inchesWeight: 190 poundsEyes: HazelHair:…

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On-Campus Interview Series: A Dutch Defender

In her day job, Assistant Professor Anita Elberse teaches the first year marketing course at HBS, and researches fascinating topics such as the motion picture industry. Her sporting career is no less interesting. A fierce competitive spirit and a strong national pride (and stronger kick) has seen Dr Elberse conquer the world of Women’s Soccer….

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