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Two for the Price of Two – Tips for married life at HBS

Being married at HBS can be tough – but it can also be a tax-effective two-year honeymoon for you and your significant other. Daniel Selikowitz and Michaela Alhadeff – the Harbus’s resident HBS couple – share their top tips for wedded bliss. From time to time, we hear joking interpretations of the MBA acronym: “Married But Available”;…

Entrepreneurship

Venture Corner: CIMLS.com Discovers How to Open the Floodgates and Harness Data to Power Its Business

As a refresher, what was your business and your progress at the time of the last Harbus interview? CIMLS.com (The Commercial Investment Multiple Listing Service) is a commercial real estate research service.  We collect and provide access to a huge database of information ranging from property listings to local market demographics www.replicabestsale.co.uk.  At the time…

Entrepreneurship

Venture Corner: Qweek

What is your business? Qweek is a SaaS (software-as-a-service) workforce scheduling platform. The product helps service businesses like hospitals, fast food restaurants, banks, hotels etc. manage their workforce to both improve customer satisfaction, employee satisfaction and reduce costs. Our business does that by providing a tool for employees to state their work preferences, and managers…

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Sexism in the Classroom and Workplace

Zack’s perspective I’m not sexist. At least, I really don’t mean to be. Is it wrong for me to open a door for a female colleague at work? I mean, I know I’m treating her different, but I’m trying to be a proper gentleman, that’s ok, isn’t it? Last Thursday, the WSA hosted Professors Amy…

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Observations from Pakistan

The problems facing Pakistan are enormous, but during my three week visit to the country this summer I observed that the foundation on which the country is built is more solid than most would think. Let me first establish that the ongoing flood will affect Pakistan for many years to come. The country faces an…

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The Balancing Act – A Healthy Relationship versus Student Life

Uprooting a family, making new friends, moving into a smaller apartment, finding a new job, managing chaotic schedules, and dealing with financial stress are some of the obvious challenges that partners may experience when relocating with their student to HBS. While the HBS experience is said to be transformational and some of the best years…

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What’s Next For New Orleans?

Having recently marked the 5th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina in wake of the Gulf Coast oil spill disaster, New Orleans is now coping with new social and community redevelopment challenges. As the only US service-based January Term IXP, the 2011 New Orleans IXP will offer an unparalleled opportunity to experience first-hand one of the most…

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FashionStake – Put Consumers in the Cycle

Harbus sits down with FashionStake co-founders Vivian Weng (OH) and Daniel Gulati (OJ) to discuss their recent company launch in New York, raising a venture round and what they’ve learned about startups and entrepreneurship. There are several things you can do with your summer: go hostel hopping across Europe, hit the beach and work on…

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SABA’s Annual India Conference 2010

SABA’s annual India Conference on March 6 featured some very influential speakers from India and a wide variety of industry panels addressing the most pressing issues in the country. The annual India Business Conference held by the South Asian Business Association (SABA) took place on March 6 and featured influential businessmen and policy makers from…

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Career Profiles – Yaw Agyenim-Boateng

Career Field Prior to HBS: Management Consulting, Nonprofit Position in Sierra Leone Plymouth Partnership: Fellow Why did you choose an internship withÿ Sierra Leone Plymouth Partnership? I started out RC year with a plan to donate my summer to doing something challenging and impactful that I could also enjoy, in a very poor country. The…

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IXP – New Orleans

More than 40 HBS students, faculty and staff landed in New Orleans on January 6 ready to roll up their sleeves for the next 10 days and put their knowledge and skills to practical use. The New Orleans IXP began five years ago as a student-led initiative to help clear the destruction caused by Hurricane…

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Lessons Learned

Learning how to effectively communicate with employees took many years to develop and refine.ÿIt sounds simple: tell them what is going on, listen to what they have to say and then they will do what you need them to do – but it is never that easy. It is all about developing trust and confidence…

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HBS CLASS OF 2010: BEST EC CLASS EVER?

To start, Scott and I wanted to thank everybody for their support, suggestions, and feedback as we’ve made the transition into the SA Co-Presidency. While we only officially took over last week, Scott and I have spent much of March and April talking with administrators, professors, club leaders, ECs, and most importantly, all of you,…

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HBS Business Plan Finalists – Fresh Maid

1. YOUR PITCH. Fresh Maid is the first and only complete homemaking solution in the market. We provide housekeeping and laundry services to residents of large, high-rise buildings in Manhattan and other cities. The business operates like a hotel maid service, visiting clients 3-5 times per week at a rate competitive to what people already…

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HBS Business Plan Finalists – Tough Mudder

1. YOUR PITCH.With Tough Mudder, we aim to bring an endurance race format that is already popular in many other countries, to the US. A Tough Mudder event will be a test of all-round toughness, testing not just fitness, but also strength, stamina, and mental and physical endurance www.replicabestsale.co.uk. A typical race will start with…

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HBS Business Plan Finalists-Novophage Therapeutics

1. YOUR PITCH.Antibiotic-resistance superbugs are a growing problem in today’s hospitals and communities around the globe despite nearly $26 billion spent on therapeutics. In the US alone direct costs of infection are estimated at $28-34B (2007 USD). The outbreak of Staph infections at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in early April 2009 exemplifies the looming…

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HBS Business Plan Finalists-CloudFlare

1. YOUR PITCH..Websites today are under attack. Every day web administrators are subject to a host of threats from email address harvesting to cross-site scripting to denial of service attacks. Our survey of more than 130 web administrators revealed deep frustration. The attackers were universally described as a web administrator’s “worst enemies on the Internet,”…

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HBS Business Plan Finalists – YouTea!

1. YOUR PITCH.YouTea! delivers an over-the-counter solution to a prevalent women’s health problem. YouTea! is the first functional beverage powder specifically designed for women’s health. We have a specific condition in mind to gain initial adoption but will position YouTea! as a general women’s health product as we grow our business. We have developed a…

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HBS Business Plan Finalists – PainMD

1. YOUR PITCH.PainMD offers a highly effective, non-invasive, non-addictive pain treatment for the 46 million patients in America suffering from debilitating chronic pain. There are many causes of chronic pain including neuropathy, back injury, and trigeminal neuralgia. Existing therapies are largely ineffective in providing pain relief; treatments that work tend to be highly addictive (such…

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HBS Business Plan Finalists – YouTea!

1. YOUR PITCH.YouTea! delivers an over-the-counter solution to a prevalent women’s health problem. YouTea! is the first functional beverage powder specifically designed for women’s health. We have a specific condition in mind to gain initial adoption but will position YouTea! as a general women’s health product as we grow our business. We have developed a…

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HBS Business Plan Finalists – PainMD

1. YOUR PITCH.PainMD offers a highly effective, non-invasive, non-addictive pain treatment for the 46 million patients in America suffering from debilitating chronic pain. There are many causes of chronic pain including neuropathy, back injury, and trigeminal neuralgia. Existing therapies are largely ineffective in providing pain relief; treatments that work tend to be highly addictive (such…

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Training the HBS Class of 2025

Forty-five HBS students have volunteered on a Saturday throughout the 2008-2009 academic year to teach an apprenticeship on branding to fifteen Black and Latino 8th grade students from Boston Public Schools. Classes are taught at Madison Park High School in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston. The project is lead by the African American Student Union…

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Entrepreneur Profiles–Allison Floam and Lindsay Jurist-Rosner

What is the name of your company? TouchableAds What industry/sector would you classify it in? Digital media How long has it been running? How many people are involved? 7 super fun months. ÿAs of now, just the two of us. ÿAlthough we’ve roped in tons of HBS professors, all of our friends, and anyone else…

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Ten Year Reunion Message

Looking back at the last ten years, I want to start by talking about what is most important to me: my wife. She is truly my life partner, lover, mentor, work-out partner, and best friend. I love the way she challenges me, improves me, and appreciates everything I do for her and the way I…

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Sustainability in the Recession

The Green Living Reps & the Harvard Office of Sustainability have been discussing some of the impacts of the recession on the sustainability movement. While there are challenges in an economic downturn, there are also amazing opportunities. The recession. While it has only been “official” since the NBER announcement a couple months ago, we’ve all…

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