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Money with Mia

Musicians have always wrote ballads and sung lyrics about money and love. The usual punch line is, “Money won’t make you happy. Love will make you happy.”But what happens when you have love, but money becomes a central tension in your relationship? “Mo money more problems.” -Notorious BIG “Chaperons and limousines, shoppn’ for expensive things.”“Now…

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Class Day Committee Announces 2008 Class Day Student Speaker

David Rawlinson (OD) has been selected as the student speaker for HBS Class Day 2008 amidst admirable competition. David participated in the intense two-round competition earlier this month, delivering his speech to representatives from each of the EC sections who were selected by their section Presidents to serve as judges. Speakers were judged on their…

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Moneyball: Major League Baseball CFO Discusses Career and the Economics of Baseball

On January 28, Jonathan Mariner (HBS ’78), Executive Vice President and CFO of Major League Baseball, spoke to HBS students about his career and the economics of professional baseball. On January 28, the Business of Sports Club hosted one of professional sports’ most influential executives when Jonathan Mariner, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Office…

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The Comprehensive Response to an HBS Cold Call

We saw Ms. Godden’s article “Winging It” a few weeks back and thought we would take an EC’s point of view on the perfect cold call response. Here it is. Professor: Alright, today’s case deals with a risky decision for our protagonist. So-(scans room, looks right at you despite attempt to avoid eye contact) You’re…

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CFO of MGM Grand Speaks on Expansion Plans

The CFO of MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, John Shigley, visited HBS last Tuesday as the guest speaker in the EC course “Competing and Winning through Customer Information.” Shigley joined MGM Grand in 2005 after spending three years at the New York, New York Hotel and Casino. His prior experiences include executive positions at Caesars…

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Allan Gilmour: Former Vice-Chairman of Ford Speaks on Diversity

Allan Gilmour, former vice chairman and CFO of Ford Motor Company, is often referred to in the press as one of relatively few openly gay executives in the top ranks of corporate America. That was precisely the typecasting he had hoped to avoid prior to coming out in 1996. “I would have been too prominent…

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Going Above & Beyond the Call of Duty:

On the morning of September 23, 2004 at 7:30 AM, three members of the SA Orientation Committee received the prestigious SA MBA Award for their excellent contributions towards the Class of 2006 Orientation this summer. Adeline Ng (OI), Staffan Andersson (OD), and Dave McCann (OF) were presented with the awards during a breakfast ceremony in…

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The Other '04 Race, SA Elections Are Here

Has all the election coverage got you wondering about your “elect-ability” but you want to avoid the whole primary process? Well here’s your chance. SA Elections are finally here. Why would you want to run for an office? For one thing, it’s a great way to get involved in HBS and get things done. The…

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Out in Business

One of the frequently asked questions of the HBS Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Student Association (GLBSA) is, “What roles do gays and lesbians play in the business world?” Gays and lesbians are an important component of the workforce and consumer base. Gay-friendly environments help release the potential of all employees, creating a fair environment for…

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In the Spotlight: Recruiting

After spending four years in finance first in M&A and then in private equity, I was pretty confident that “trying something new” this past summer would have been next to impossible. This was confirmed when I couldn’t even get an interview with non-profits! However, I discovered a little known and little discussed secret; there are…

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Out in Business

One of the frequently asked questions of the HBS Gay & Lesbian Student Association (GLSA) is, “What roles do gays and lesbians play in the business world?” Gays and lesbians are an important component of the workforce and consumer base. Gay-friendly environments help release the potential of all employees, creating a fair environment for personal…

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Finance and Non-profit Can Go Hand-in-Hand

Less than a week after my last exam, I was eager to leave school behind and jump into my work as a financial analyst at The Home for Little Wanderers. As I saw it, the primary benefit of working in a nonprofit organization for the summer would be the opportunity to actually get something done,…

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Jensen (NI) and Khan (ND) elected SA co-presidents

Last Thursday Annemarie Jensen (NI) and Salman Khan (ND) were elected as the new SA co-presidents. In an election characterized by a high turnout rate of 71%, Jensen and Khan defeated the opposing presidential slate of Catherine Rucker (NH) and Brian Wheelan (ND). The margin of victory was not released. Speaking after the results, Jensen…

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Heed the Call to Lead

Have you dreamed of hearing “Hail to the Chief” played for you? Now’s your chance! That’s right. SA Elections are finally here! Why would you want to run for an office? For one thing, it’s a great way to get involved in HBS and get things done. The SA has accomplished a lot this year,…

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Amgen's CEO Provides Candid Reflections on Leadership

Kevin Sharer, the Chairman and CEO of California-based biotechnology giant Amgen, Inc., faced some stiff competition when he came to HBS last Thursday. Despite the draw of the Oracle of Omaha, Warren Buffett, who was speaking at the same time, Sharer’s inspiring talk pulled a standing-room only audience out to Aldrich to join in a…

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Credit Checks and the Finance Job Search

Maybe in college you got a little crazy with your new credit card and forgot to pay off a few bills. Maybe a few years later you started a web site to sell rutabagas online but filed for Chapter 11 instead of an IPO. Maybe after that, you got divorced and your spouse refused to…

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A Status Update for Mom

Dear Mom,Well, school is in “full swing,” meaning we have two classes a day, maybe three, and then spend the afternoon trying to get in as many additional activities as possible. I’ll try to example this with today’s schedule:8:40 to 10:00-some class about an Italian mobile phone company called Omnitel that uses hot women to…

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Calling on the warrior mentality

Debby Hopkins, EVP and CFO, of Lucent Technologies, was the first keynote speaker at the Women’s Student Association Conference on January 20, 2001. Debby Hopkins is known in the business world as “one of America’s top ten CFO’s.” She has risen to No. 2 on FORTUNE’s list of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business…

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