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What’s Art Got to Do with It? HBS Art Collection Sparks Dialogue, Creativity

When Gerald Schwartz (HBS ‘70), Founder and CEO of Onex Corporation, provided the funding for a contemporary art collection on campus in 1998, no one quite knew how students and faculty would react www.replicabestsale.co.uk.  Walking through Aldrich now, it is impossible to imagine the wood-paneled walls not donned with a variety of contemporary pieces that…

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Insider’s Perspective – Italy

Imagine flying from the solemn sharp Alps covered by snow to the southern calm crystalline sea, passing through a colorful lakes region. Hills covered with vineyards and olive trees, cities that are masterpieces of architecture, lively villages, churches, and squares. In Italy, whether you’re in a big city or in a small medieval town, you…

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Celebrating 40 Years of Earth Day

“We did not inherit the Earth from our forefathers, but it is on loan to us from our progeny.” That bit of ancient Native American wisdom is by far the most succinctly powerful statement that sums up the essence of Earth Day. The BeginningEarth Day was born 40 years ago, on April 22, 1970, when…

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RC Summer Recruiting

As our RC class returns from Spring Break, somehow more exhausted than when we left, it is time for about half of us to get back at the job search. Don’t worry – good things will happen if you put in genuine effort. “Me, not worry? But I had 5 interviews and not a single…

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Career Profiles – Sean Murray

Career Field Prior to HBS:Design Engineer and R&D Project Manager at Stryker Corporation(Medical Device Maker)ÿ Position in McKinsey:Summer Associate Why did you choose an internship with McKinsey?I initially investigated McKinsey after being impressed by my section mates who had worked there.ÿWhile researching companies, I also found McKinsey has a long history of developing leaders for…

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Career Profiles – Maya Babu

Career Field Prior to HBS:Medical Student at HarvardInterned/Medtronic/Bus. Development Position at Piper Jaffray:Summer Associate, Medical Technology Investment Banking Practice Why did you choose an internship with Piper Jaffray?Piper Jaffray has a tremendous reputation as being the top Medical Device Investment Banking franchise in the country. I was eager to learn and contribute as soon as…

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Stop and Look-The Schwartz Art Collection at HBS

195 extraordinary works of contemporary art grace the walls of Spangler, Aldrich, Hawes and Shad. These works are the gift of alumnus Gerald Schwartz (MBA 1970). We pass a piece from the collection roughly every five seconds as we crisscross campus each day. They are there to startle, inspire, amuse and provoke us. Most of…

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FLAG FOOTBALL: All Pain, No Gain?

RC students are being injured at ridiculous rates, missing classes, having surgeries, and all in the pursuit of section glory. Is it worth the price? No doubt you’ve seen them around campus-the walking (or limping) wounded. Casts. Splints. Crutches. Nose bandages. Neck braces. What happened? Then there are the effects of these maladies-missed classes, health…

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Class Participation

“It is very difficult to find the number of years of its lifetime that a chicken can actually lay eggs. I googled it and guess what, Google does not know the answer either, so how can we be expected to?” -Sectionmate’s comment made during the Optical Distortion MKT case. Often the scariest part of the…

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2009 HBS Fashion Show

On April 7th, a team of ten visionaries brought together thirty HBS models and an eco-friendly palette of New York, L.A., and Boston-based fashion designers for the 6th annual HBS Retail & Apparel Club Fashion Show. In collaboration with the Social Enterprise Club, the team focused on global biodiversity. Thus, Elements of Style was born,…

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Live the Dream

BRAD! ANGELINA! When most people think of media & entertainment, they think of celebrities. But movies, television, and music mean so much more to our world. Entertainment has the power to shape culture and spread information. Entertainment reflects who we are and what we value. Most importantly for HBS grads, entertainment is one of the…

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Regional Profiles – Northeast – Washington DC: Suddenly Hip Again

According to the New York Times, Washington DC is “suddenly hip again.” Generally, few HBS-ers move to DC, which is a shame. Compared to other HBS post-graduation hotspots like New York, San Francisco, or London, the cost of living is lower and a fabulous life is available for much less. (For what it’s worth, when…

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The Art of theEconomy

All students react differently in the face of uncertainty or crisis. For one particularly talented Harvard Business School student, the current He has found cause to reevaluate his personal balance sheet and build upon his long lost asset: Art. Throughout History, some of the greatest masterpieces have come from the darkest days. The Sistine Chapel,…

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Summer Stories -Maureen Fan, Pixar

Both my left and right brain giggled with anticipation as I pushed through Pixar’s glass doors and flew over the rainbow into a world where dreams really do come true – where fish speak, toys have insecurities, and robots fall in love. My left and right brain constantly war with each other. At Stanford, the…

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Students Meet with Pratham to Discuss Education in India

The International Business & Development Club hosted a discussion with Pratham, an organization that aims to wipe out illiteracy in India. Forty students engaged in an interactive dialogue with Mr. Vikas Taneja who described himself as “a BCG partner by day, the head of Pratham’s Boston Chapter by night”. About one hundred students who attended…

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Searching for the Meaning of Life

What is the meaning of life? Furthermore, how does one discover the purpose of life? HBS students who plan to embark on the India trek over Winter Break will particularly appreciate the philosophical and artistic beauty in Darjeeling Limited. Directed by renowned Wes Anderson, Darjeeling Limited is a seriocomedy about the spiritual journey across the…

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The HBS Guide to the Arts in the Harvard Community

Henry Longfellow believed that “art [was] the gift of God, and must be used unto his glory.” Members of the Harvard Business School community are indeed blessed to live in one of the nation’s culturally richest cities in terms art, culture and intellect. As the brutal winters of Cambridge approach, the artistic and cultural treasures…

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Why Art is About to Make a Comeback in Hollywood…

“Quality is still considered a genre.” ~ New York Times. Hollywood film executives are oftentimes berated for producing an extraordinary amount of awful and non-artistic films. In the ideal entertainment world, studios would serve as art houses that consistently pumped out content of higher quality. They would not be purely big banks. However, according Mark…

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Hidden Paradise

THE RESTAURANT: Oleana Restaurant. The word, oleana, is Norwegian for “hidden paradise”. THE NUMEROUS ACCOLADES:Winner of the 2005 Best Northeast Chef Award – James Beard Foundation.Top 10 Restaurants in Boston – Zagat.Top 10 Restaurants in Boston now – Concierge.Best Outdoor Dining in 2003 – Boston Magazine.Best Restaurant Dining in America – Brenda Vongova. THE CUISINE:Arabic…

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The "ABCD"s of Public Speaking

All the greatest leaders of the world, such as Martin Luther King, have mastered the art of public speaking. On March 7th, 2007, Professor Dale Deletis gave a speech on how to overcome the fear of public speaking. He approached the issue using an interesting physiological solution. Deletis immediately affirmed that all the symptoms of…

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Who Has Time for Classical Music?

Who can possibly find time to attend a three-hour classical music performance when there are urgent e-mails to reply to, dense case studies to read, and company presentations to attend? HBS students should make the extra effort; a classical music concert has the potential to influence and change one’s world view. How can the businessman…

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Trinity Church: Boston's Architectural Jewel

At the end of the day, arts and culture are all we have beyond our basic daily business. As members of the Harvard Business School community, we are blessed to live in a culturally rich city that happens to be home to the greatest variety of architecture in the nation. With its captivating post-modern skyscrapers,…

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Greening The Holidays

As the holiday season approaches, many HBS students will begin to feel the excitement that accompanies the anticipation of not only four weeks of vacation, but also of receiving presents such as the Nintendo Wii or the new Prada Gauffre bag. Although giving and receiving gifts can be a wonderful way to thank the important…

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An Art Adventure Like No Other.

Walking into the Williams room last Tuesday evening, one could have mistaken the otherwise formal reception area for a New York gallery opening. Creative energy and artistic enthusiasm was in the air as students wandered through the space commenting on different works of art on display. The transformation of the space was executed by The…

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An Inconvenient Truthiness

As the U.S. Congress is wracked by the Foley scandal, politicians are busy playing Political Jeopardy, where political points are won by asking, “Who knew what, and when did they know it?” I long disdained politics for its dirty games and unquenchable thirst for scapegoats, yet after recent experiences I have come to appreciate the…

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Photography in the Halls of Spangler.is it Art?

An insightful review of the works of artist Shiman Attie, as featured in the halls of Spangler. Photography can sometimes be very difficult to look at and contemplate as a piece of art. Early in its development it served a very specific purpose. It relieved artists from the manual task of having to record historical…

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Food Review

If you plan to introduce visiting friends or family to New England cuisine, Legal Sea Foods is a sure-fire crowd pleaser. Nestled in the heart of Harvard Square (though there are numerous locations in the Boston area), this locale is an easy destination for HBSers. The tavern-like ambience is plain, but the food will not…

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As Seen on Sex and the City . Sally Davies hits Aldrich

Sally Davies is a provocative artist. There is very little middle ground when it comes to her work – you either love her pieces and spend time trying to decipher the cryptic social commentaries, or you walk by without giving them a second thought. A little background on this artist, a suggested way to interpret…

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