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The Latest H-Bomb:

The Committee on College Life (CCL) at Harvard University has voted to approve the H-Bomb, a magazine that will be run by students and which will feature fiction, sex advice, art and also, nude photographs of Harvard undergraduate students. Fourteen members of the CCL approved the H-Bomb as an official Harvard publication. Two members abstained….

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On-Campus Interview Series: The Enforcer

This week we talk to Mike ‘Butt’ Butville (NB). In a previous life, Mike worked on nuclear reactors for the US Navy. Any thoughts about making a joke out of his surname or about ‘sailor-boys’ are immediately put down by his resemblance to a brick outhouse. We found this monstrous man in The Grille, musing…

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The 13th Annual Dynamic Women In Business Conference

The WSA organized the 13th Annual Dynamic Women in Business Conference at the Harvard Business School on January 24th, 2004. This year over 850 women attended the conference, making it one of the largest and best attended events of this type. In addition to current HBS students, participants included HBS alumni, students at Harvard College…

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Interview with David Bonderman

Mr. David Bonderman, the Founding Partner of Texas Pacific Group and an alumni of Harvard Law School, is a keynote speaker at HBS’s upcoming 2004 Venture Capital & Private Equity Conference. Despite his demanding schedule, Mr. Bonderman recently took the time to speak with the Harbus in order to share his insight into the private…

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How to Make a Bundle in India

The South Asia Business Association and the Entrepreneurship Club invited Sunil Bharti Mittal, Founder, Chairman and Group Managing Director of Bharti Enterprises, India’s leading private sector telecom company, to give a talk at HBS on January 26th. Using his own story as an example, Mr. Mittal gave valuable insights into the nature of entrepreneurship and…

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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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Ankle Sprains FAQ

Ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries people incur while running, playing sports, or just misstepping on uneven ground. 1. What has actually happened to my ankle when I “roll” or “sprain” it and it begins to swell and hurt? The most common problem is stretching or tearing of the ligaments of the…

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Just Try It: River Sledging

What is it?River Sledging, also known as hydrospeed or river boarding, is a bit like boogie boarding. But instead of riding sea-waves, you travel down river rapids on your stomach on a small polyurethane board. River sledging started in the Alps, but it is still very much in its infancy. The excitement of the ride…

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"How To" Guide:

With the school year winding down and RC’s grabbing internships and EC’s getting set to re-enter the working world, I thought I would use this column to offer advice in the event that you find yourself tired of working and would prefer to spend more time on the couch. 10) Before taking off for your…

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Career Advice From an Early Sustainability Advocate

The following is a profile of Al Nierenberg, (MBA 1990), as part of the Social Enterprise Club’s mentorship program. Al Nierenberg’s passion for sustainability was evident during his time at HBS where he spearheaded the school’s paper recycling program. Just as the recycling program has increased in prevalence on campus, so has the concept of…

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Admit (it all) Weekend

Remember this time last year? Some of you were about to travel to Harvard to hear, from the mouths of current students, about life at one of the most illustrious B-schools in the world. Well, that time of year is here again and now it is your turn to give some advice to those fresh-faced,…

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Dynamic Women in Business Conference – 2003

Female alumni, students, and members of the business community descended on the HBS campus on Saturday, January 25th to listen to keynote speakers and attend industry panels at the “Dynamic Women in Business 2003” conference, hosted annually by the Women’s Student Association. From far and wide they came to share strategies on building rewarding and…

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Buying a Valentine's Day Gift for Your Man

Buying Valentine’s gifts for men is tricky. When giving advice to my female friends on the topic, I usually tell them that whatever they’d like to receive on Valentine’s Day is exactly what they should NOT buy their significant other. Flowers? Not unless they started growing black roses. Jewelry? Not unless it’s a 50 cent…

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Dear Gaurav

“Dear Gaurav” is a new feature in which the illustrious Gaurav Misra will answer any and all questions that are on the minds of HBS students. Dear Gaurav, There is a really hot woman in my section that I really, really want. How do you think that I should go about convincing her that I’m…

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Movie Review: Two Weeks Notice

“Harvard… intriguing…”. The exact two words every HBS girl hopes Hugh Grant will utter when he meets her. In “Two Weeks Notice”, Lucy Kelson (Bullock) is a brilliant but neurotic Harvard lawyer whose current cause is saving a Brooklyn community center. The filthy-rich corporate figurehead of the company trying to destroy it, George Wade (Grant),…

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Interview with Nick Candee

The following is an excerpt from a conversation I recently had with my Social Enterprise Alumni Mentor, Nick Candee (MBA 1978), about his career in the social enterprise sector. What is your role in social enterprise? In eight years at the National Fire Prevention Association (www.nfpa.org), my challenge as Director, Global Operations, was to accomplish…

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The Do's and Don'ts of Black Monday

Much ado has been made this fall about the coming of Black Monday. You know, Black Monday, that day, the first day Monday after Thanksgiving, where all the unmarried, “partnered” students would see their coupledom, like warm cotton candy, dissolve, evolving instead into an orgy of single, available, and on-the-hunt co-ed’s on a chum-induced feeding…

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Viewpoints: And Why Do They Call it Consulting?

It was when I drew a Venn diagram to illustrate to my husband how the Harvard work/life balance worked that I realized that you can take the girl out of consulting but you can’t take the consultant out of the girl. My husband was impressed by the diagram. He was less impressed when I told…

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Exclusive HBS Interview with Marjorie M.T. Yang

One of the prominent recipients of the 2002 HBS Alumni Achievement Award is Marjorie M.T. Yang, Chairman and Chief Executive of The Esquel Group, the largest garment manufacturer in the world. Based in China, her company manufactures high quality garments for some of the world’s greatest designers, including Hugo Boss, Brooks Brothers, Marks & Spencer…

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Dating an Undergraduate

So, despite my endorsement of section love, reactions from the readers revealed that many HBS students still feel hesitant about dating someone from his/her section and making it public even if it happens. Yet, over one-third of the HBS population is single and available (or taken/married but available). Now, who should we date? You can…

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Investing in the Future

I feel terrible. Two weeks ago in a Harbus article I jokingly suggested that children were more expensive than MBAs. My son must have taken the comment to heart because over the weekend he took monetary matters into his own hands. There are many euphemistic ways to describe what happened – I’ve been telling everyone…

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2002 Alumni Achievement Awards:

“To seek to make a contribution trusting that the rewards will follow.” – Raymond V. Gilmartin, Chairman, President & CEO of Merck Co, Inc. Each year the HBS community is drawn together to honor a select group of alumni who have been recognized as extraordinary representatives of the HBS community. The Alumni Achievement Award is…

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An Open Letter to the RC from the EC

The SEC recently enacted Regulation FD, mandating full disclosure in the financial markets. In light of recent events underscoring the importance of this rule, I’ve decided to provide full disclosure to the RC on the various unknowns in the HBS experience. The following are some points of advice for the RC class: 1) Admissions Mistakes….

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Welcome Home!

HBS is a rite of passage of sorts, a grand thresshold through which you will struggle to pass and be transformed in the process. And though it is a truism that “home is where the heart is,” the aspect of “home” probably most overlooked is that one’s “heart” and “home” can be in many places…

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The Calm Before the Storm . . .

Welcome to life at HBS! I’m sure you are already getting a taste for what life here will be like. In my opinion, you could sum it up in one word: busy. Most of you are probably thinking that life will calm down once you settle in to Boston, unpack all your boxes and make…

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Response to Editorial: "Talking the Talk When Talk is Cheap"

“Talking the Talk When Talk is Cheap” is a disappointing example of biased journalism that presents opinions about a situation without considering the larger context in which the situation occurs. Perhaps the Initiative on Social Enterprise could have better communicated the message about potential funding cuts in the Summer Fellowship Program. However, the suggestions in…

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The Case Rip Cord Graduates

Oh, how should the Case Rip Cord rap things up? First, a few general observations. A Research Associate who is also an HBS 2000 grad should never, ever, write a 27-page case. But that’s what happened with “To hell with the future, let’s get on with the past.”: George Mitchell in Northern Ireland. Sure, the…

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Evaluating Your Offer

However overused the aphorism may be, knowledge is power when it comes to negotiating your job offer. When you hear those reassuring words “We’d like to offer you the job,” don’t make the mistake of thinking your research is over. Arm yourself with all the relevant data to close the deal and achieve the best…

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Taming your Gremlin, Overcoming Resistance to Change

Last week, the process of coaching was shown to hold significant promise in helping us navigate the persistent changes in our lives as we travel the Cycle of Renewal. The power of the relationship flows from the environment it creates, which allows the client to grow and manage change in ways that provide the best…

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