After three months at HBS, most students figure out how to power through cases efficiently. What once took hours is reduced significantly, with the same or even better results. The trick is focus. Think about how much longer it takes to get through cases in Spangler, with people stopping by every 7 minutes, versus the… Continue reading Achieving Optimal Efficiency
Hey, if you’re considering a new place to live, or you’ve already decided, the Net can make life easier for you. Sure, it’s tough locating a place to live from afar, but once there, it’ll also take you a while to connect with people, and even to get advice, like, on what neighborhoods are like… Continue reading Using the Web to Explore A New City
A correct posture is important to allow the body and arms to move freely back and through toward the target. Begin by standing upright with your shoulders pulled back and your feet about shoulder width apart (slightly closer for short clubs and slightly wider for woods). Tilt forward at the hips until your arms hang… Continue reading Golf Tips From a Pro
Allow the HBS Health Services to customize your travel plans and prepare you with the appropriate advice, immunizations and medications to ensure that your next pleasure or business trip is a success.In addition to geographic risk factors, personalized attention will be provided to prevent the risk of acquiring illness during travel.Hopefully, the following questions and… Continue reading Get ready for Spring Break!
This is the second in a series of articles profiling companies that are participating in BostonTrek 2002. With each new installment, it becomes more and more clear that there are still many great high tech jobs in the Boston area. Empirix was founded in September 2000 as a carve-out from Teradyne to pursue the opportunity… Continue reading BostonTrek 2002
Me ‘n’ Her Goldie: After last week’s Intraview I would have expected you to shut down the entire African dance class so that you and Mike received a private dance lesson surrounded only by the teacher and giddy drummers. What gives? Brooks: I planned the date before I realized others had set the bar so… Continue reading The Intraview's Post Game Interview
Recently, I attended a conference with many other students from HBS. I was shocked when I overheard a student rudely tear apart the business model of seasoned entrepreneur’s latest venture. The speaker was clearly too professional and gracious to do anything other than nod politely, but it made me ask myself an important question. What… Continue reading What gives Us the right?
Over winter break, I finally found the time to process how HBS had impacted me during the first four months. I found myself grateful for new friends and for the intellectual development received in the classroom. I had grown as a person, which is to be expected when one is placed in such an intense… Continue reading Navigating The Labyrinth
What is investment banking? Depending on who you ask (including i-bankers themselves), you will get somewhat different answers. Broadly speaking, investment banks provide a gamut of financial and advisory services to corporations, institutions (both private and public) and even individuals (usually high-net-worth ones.very high). There are generally three or more distinct business areas that major… Continue reading Overview of Investment Banking
Harvard Business School students commonly cite the extensive HBS Network as a primary motivator in their school selection. Indeed, MBA graduates report that, in retrospect, networking was the most important part of their job-search activity. Stacey Kessel, HBS Associate Director of MBA Career Services, points out that even those who found jobs via on-campus recruiting… Continue reading Working the HBS Network
I am a terrible schmoozer. When I saw that there was a career fair during Cyberposium, I knew I had to go. After all, this was MY career fair, not investment bankers or VC guys or gals, this was the career fair where I might actually be considered a desirable candidate. So I threw on… Continue reading Schmoozing 101
The University-wide committee that was formed in May 2001 to examine issues relating to the economic welfare and opportunities of lower-paid employees at Harvard, both those employed directly by the University and those employed by companies that provide on-campus services to the University continues to seek the views of the Harvard community. The Harvard Committee… Continue reading Employment Committee Continues to Seek Harvard Community Views
“Juan Pablo, imagine these poor people living in shacks with no water and electricity, having a decent home that they can grow in time. My dream is to provide a home to every Mexican who needs it.” That’s what my father told me when we were driving to our retreat home in Valle de Bravo,… Continue reading HBS Entrepreneurs Building Houses for the Poor
They say the best things come in small packages. So it is with Bob Nelson’s absorbing little management handbook, subtitled “Every Employee’s Guide to Making Work More Rewarding”. Crammed full of specific, practical advice for young managers, the book’s central philosophy is this: your employer has one Ultimate Expectation, albeit one that’s seldom stated explicitly-that… Continue reading Please Don't Just Do What I Tell You! Do What Needs To Be Done
Second-year international students are reaching out to help their first-year colleagues with how to survive at HBS as a non-native English speaker. The advice will come at a lunchtime panel session tomorrow at noon in Aldrich 110. The panel is being sponsored by the SA Senate, with support from the Education representatives and the International… Continue reading What's Hot This Week
I now know why everyone was looking so sleepy in class last spring-apparently, no one was actually getting any sleep. Early last year, we joked about how the section motto should be “C Section-we deliver!” OK, everybody-groan on cue. But we had no idea how true the saying would become. There are currently something like… Continue reading Oh, Baby!
Cheer: To Case Protagonist Bill Feth (’75), CEO of Akron Electronics Supply Company. After finishing Supply Chain class with the normal case protagonist wrap-up, Feth went above the call of duty and gave us heartfelt advice about maintaining work/life balance, giving back to the community, and exercising freedoms. The ovation Feth received was the most… Continue reading Cheers and Jeers
In the days following the bloodiest day on American soil in our history, we all had strong feelings and turned to sources of reassurance. Clearly, God and Country stood paramount – God would give comfort, and Country would give protection. But, being a member of Generation X, I also turned to what is arguably the… Continue reading Do Not Give In to Hate
Sometimes, you find a restaurant that makes you wish you’d stayed in for pizza. Jimmy’s Harborside, as the name suggests, is on the water. One entire wall is a plate-glass window overlooking the Harbor, with a beautiful view. Seeing the view, I requested a window table. The woman at the front desk glared at me… Continue reading Jimmy's Harborside
On a gorgeous afternoon in which the sun gently descended upon, and yet still burned, the exposed skin of the cheerful spectators gathered south of the Charles River in front of Baker Library, legendary CEO of General Electric Jack Welch also attempted to both float and yet sear his words of wisdom into the exposed… Continue reading Jack Welch: A Graduate's Take
As I start writing this column, my farewell contribution to Section Q, it is snowing. snowing in late April. I wonder: is winter really over? Then I listen this faint internal voice in my mind asking “Marcelo, shouldn’t you be writing your four pending term papers instead of speculating about the weather?” Hum, the answer… Continue reading Section Q
Last week – while much of the September RC students were shuffling through Harvard Square in their suits, EC students were enjoying some time off, and January RC students were adjusting to new sections – over 300 HBS students participated in Boston Trek. The organizers of Boston Trek have been hosting panel presentations for HBS… Continue reading Boston Trek 2001 Highlights