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An Interview With the CEO of Credit Suisse

The Banking world is perceived to be a man’s world. There are not many women on Wall Street and those who are there do not last as long as their male counterparts. We’ve heard of cases where banks were accused of discriminating against women, not promoting them on time, paying them less than the men…

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An Interview With Pamela Meyer (HBS’86)

HBS has a rich and diverse base of alumni. In this column, we speak with the alumni who have been out in the real world and bring their experiences and perspectives to our readers. We’re starting this column with a very interesting person – She was at HBS some 25 years back – the era…

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Where in the world Did You Spend Your Summer?

The Harbus profiles 12 students who have spent their summers testing new uncharted professional terrains for the first time in their lives, from the conflict zones of Afghanistan to the US treasury department to just traveling around the world and soaking up different cultures, these students have chosen to go beyond brand names, money and…

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Lessons Learned

Twelve years into my ownership of the company, it became obvious to me that growing it to the next stage would not be as interesting or challenging to me as my early years of fixing things and turning the business around. After a first aborted attempt to sell the company in 1999, the final private…

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An Investigative Report

It is spring and the Harvard Business School is bustling with activity. Like eager fox sparrows returning from winter migration, HBS students, reinvigorated by Spring Break and the warmer weather, are also back on campus to face new challenges. ECs, in the homestretch, are racing through their final weeks of study and contemplating life after…

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Lessons Learned

As the years have progressed, my views about equity and partners have changed. I had to work to pay my way through college and was hired by a start-up owned by an HBS grad that maintained mailing lists and printed computerized direct-mail campaigns for clients ranging from local hospitals to national automobile companies and from…

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Changing the World One Check in at a Time

CauseWorld is a mobile application that allows users to “check in” to retail stores they visit in exchange for Karma points. Checking in entails using a mobile app to register where you are to share with friends, earn achievements or, in the case of CauseWorld, accumulate Karma. Once you collect enough Karma points, you can…

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Cyberposium 15

Cyberposium 15 took center stage on Saturday, November 21, drawing a crowd of almost 700 students, professionals and tech enthusiasts. With more than 100 panelists and moderators, the conference, subtitled, “Navigating the Digital Storm,” attempted to address some of the quickly changing tides in technologies ranging from cloud computing to mobile to cleantech. The conference…

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Troubled by Thain

“A commode is not a toilet.”~ John Thain, ex-CEO of Merrill Lynch I always thought John Thain was a smart guy. He earned an engineering degree from my alma mater, MIT, and he graduated from HBS. However, when Thain came to speak at HBS on September 30, I was unimpressed and disappointed with his answers….

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Where in the World did you Spend your Summer–Naren Shaam (OF)

The Harbus chatted with Naren Shaam (OF), who split his summer between two very different internships. He called his job before HBS – engine design in the automotive industry- “one hundred percent manufacturing and really enjoyable” but decided to challenge himself this summer. He started in Los Angeles working for media investment fund, his first…

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2009 China Trek – Shanghai

Shanghai was the final leg of the journey.The first thing that strikes you about Shanghai is the size. This is a huge city. Skyscrapers dominate the skyline, most of which have been built in the last 20 years. Typically when I travel I would never consider going to “The Urban Planning and City Construction Museum”,…

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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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Roger Altman, Evercore Partners Founder and CEO: The Entire Structure of Western Finance Will Change Over Time

On October 15, 2008, Mr. Roger Altman, Evercore Partners Founder and CEO, gave a speech in Spangler Auditorium about the long-term implications of the current financial crisis. Roger Altman is the Chairman and CEO of Evercore Partners. Mr. Altman began his investment banking career at Lehman Brothers in 1974. Beginning in 1977, he served as…

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The Iron Chancellor at HBS

I have had some terrific experiences both inside and outside the classroom during my first three months at HBS. A few months here has been enough to blow away all the myths that are associated with this great institution and the people who make it what it is. I really hope I don’t wake up…

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CEOs: They’re Just Like Us!

Elana Green (NI), Associate EditorDespite their illustrious résumés, the panelists at the Leadership in the 21st Century plenary session on the second day of the Business Summit interacted with each other informally and addressed the crowd as if they were students in an Aldrich classroom. They delivered important lessons on leadership and potentially controversial opinions…

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Humor and Leadership

Michael Dell is interviewed by Professor David Yoffie in Spangler Auditorium. Michael Dell rolled into Spangler Auditorium on Thursday October 2 with affability and poise. He has no doubt long since perfected the art of entering a room. Billionaires arguably aren’t short on confidence. They are perhaps short on time. The hour-long interview of the…

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Why Do Corporations Die?

Which is the best international company in quality of Management? McDonald’s! The traditional winners, Procter & Gamble and General Electric, have been toppled in the latest Fortune ratings. Bear Stearns, reveredÿas the “Most Admired” securities firm in Fortune’s List in 2005-2007, with 13,500 employees, is dissolving into thin air.ÿFortune’sÿsurvey is a covetedÿranking of talent, quality…

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Maxing out Capacity

On 10 September, Paul Otellini, President and CEO of Intel Corporation, spoke in a packed Aldrich classroom to the HBS community. He spent the entire afternoon with students, holding an informal reception as well as a dinner for ECs. The level of access that students got to this big-wig was remarkable. How many people fit…

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Business Leader, Nonprofit Volunteer to Head American Red Cross

Washington, DC, April 8, 2008 – Gail J. McGovern, a successful business executive and proven nonprofit fundraiser, was today named President and CEO of the American Red Cross. McGovern, who held top management positions at AT&T Corporation and Fidelity Investments, has experience running large organizations in competitive industries, and a track record for improving business…

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The HBS Class Day Committee Ann Moore as Keynote Speaker

The HBS Class Day committee is proud to announce Ann Moore, Chairman and CEO of Time Inc., as the keynote speaker of this year’s Class Day. As Chairman and CEO of Time Inc., Moore oversees 125 magazine titles and 40 websites, touching more than half of American households each month. Ann Moore’s many accolades include…

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Alumni Perspective – Meg Whitman (MBA '79)

Outgoing president and CEO, eBay Inc., National Co-Chairperson of Senator John McCain’s 2008 Presidential Campaign. Current Board member of eBay, the eBay Foundation, Procter & Gamble, and DreamWorks Animation. Prior experience at Procter & Gamble, Bain, Disney, Stride Rite, FTD, and Hasbro. Numerous accolades from leading publications, including being one of the few women to…

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Alumni Perspective – Ann Moore (MBA '78)

CEO and Chairman of Time Inc, one of the most prominent and recurring names in Fortune magazine’s list of ‘the most powerful women in American Business’, the orchestrator of 125 magazines, and the recipient of last year’s annual HBS alumni achievement award. Need we say more about the woman who needs no introduction? We were…

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Innovation in a Difficult Marketplace

Trevor Fetter (HBS ’86), President and CEO of Tenet Healthcare, shared stories about spearheading the turnaround of America’s third largest hospital system for the past four years. Fetter provided company background and event context, and highlighted core components of the company’s turnaround strategy. Ultimately, he stressed that what allowed him to succeed was that he…

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Students Hear What It Takes to Run a Startup

Last Thursday, over 50 entrepreneurially-minded HBS students gathered to hear what it really takes to run a startup. Our featured guest, Doug Levin, serves as President of Black Duck Software, the leader in software compliance management solutions. Having founded the company over five years ago, Levin has grown Black Duck from an idea into a…

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How to Reject (or not to reject) Those Job Offers on January 18

January 18 is knocking. The companies are calling. After the courtship that has lasted several months, several negotiations and several sell-dates, it’s time to make that awkward rejection call. You want them but not crave them. You want to say no but not burn bridges. You want to come across as polite not deceitful. Yet,…

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JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon Speaks at Spangler Auditorium

The HBS Finance Club was honored to have Jamie Dimon, Chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase, give an engaging speech in a packed Spangler Auditorium on Tuesday, November 6, 2007. Jamie gave a great speech, making the audience of about 300 HBS students often laugh with his war stories from his career. As a JPMorgan…

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Random Rants

It seems that last week’s Random Rants column was not nearly controversial, provoking or insulting enough to generate the scores of angry emails I was hoping to see flood my inbox. In attempt, therefore, to prod my beloved readers out of their mid-Fall rainy day apathy I have chosen this week to rant about people…

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CEO of Dualstar Entertainment Group visits HBS

On October 15, Diane Reichenberger, the CEO of Dualstar Entertainment Group, visited the Harvard Business School to discuss the distinctive aspects of building and marketing celebrity brands. Dualstar Entertainment Group is an international corporate group that was founded in 1993 to leverage the universal appeal of Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen. The group is wholly-owned…

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