Tag: China


The Social Network Market in China

Facebook and Twitter have been blocked in China since July 2009 after a riot in the Xinjiang province to prevent coordination among protesters. Government officials didn’t say when the service would be restored, but it has not been restored yet. With the absence of the global social network giants, the China social network space is…


Peter Thiel Uncensored

Does modern financial theory make sense? Peter Thiel, founder of Paypal and prominent venture capitalist, says no, and does so strongly. Speaking to a packed Burden auditorium, Thiel attacked the view of the world that has taken root in America—a view in which individuals cannot possibly have definite, deterministic views of what life will be…


HBS Professor Honored by American Marketing Association

Stephen A. Greyser, the Richard P. Chapman Professor of Business Administration Emeritus at Harvard Business School (HBS), has received the 2010 Sports Marketing Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Marketing Association in recognition of his “distinguished career contributions to the scientific understanding of sports business.” Thirty years ago, Greyser codeveloped and taught the first course…


Insider’s Perspective – China

China is the country where Confucianism is deeply rooted in daily routine and harmony is built within individual, family, and community. It is the country where you can enjoy the exciting modern life and appreciate the miraculous ancient wisdom and the country where a dragon is mascot but everyone loves the pandas. China welcomes you….


The Psychology of Waste

Waste abounds and we know it all too well. One minute we are drying our hands with an infinite number of paper towels and the next minute we are throwing away write-ups, disposable silverware, water bottles, etc. To give you some perspective, in commendable shock-’em-with-a-fact fashion, let me draw your attention to the fact that…


Inspired Entrepreneurship at Zinch.com

As an entrepreneur you always hope that your venture is touching the lives of others in a positive way. But when Mick Hagen started Zinch.com with a vision to give high-school kids a chance to be “more than a test score in their college applications” he never dreamed of helping so many. Aided by a…


IXP – China

“There are several paths to success.” That is my key learning from the China IXP this January that proved to be an amazing learning opportunity and an extremely dazzling experience. I was hooked on the charm of the orient. I went on the China IXP because I was attracted by their economic success and the…



With January just around the corner, The Harbus is getting its wanderlust on. Last year, we devoted an entire issue to global immersion coverage. In anticipation of all the captivating places you will visit and people you will encounter over J-Term, we would like to share the history of the Winter Immersion Experience Program at…


“The G-25”

When the new Section H arrived at the Eagle Mountain House, a resort in Jackson, New Hampshire, they thought they were just in for a fun weekend away from the hustle and bustle of the Harvard Business School and Boston, but instead the community invited them as a group of distinguished guests. So how did…


Screening for Cancer in China:

One hot summer day, as we stepped up to the humble Beijing offices of Jin Hui Ze Technology Development Co., Victor Li and I, Yashih Wu, looked at each other with a nod of acknowledgement and sense of baited breath. It had been almost an entire year since we first began the numerous late-night conference…


Where in the World did you Spend your Summer–Yashih Wu (OC)

This summer Yashih worked at a non-profit in Shanghai, China, called JUCCCE (Joint US-China Collaboration on Clean Energy).ÿ Its mission is to change the way China creates and uses energy within the next 10 years by targeting key decision makers in each of the main areas of energy use.ÿ Its main programs include: 1) training…


2009 China Trek – Beijing

Forty-one HBS students took China by storm in May 2009. Over an eleven day trek, they visited four cities/regions. The first leg of our China Trek brought us to Beijing, and for most of us breitling superocean replica, this was the first time that we had set foot in China. As it turns out, Beijing…


2009 China Trek – Guilin

Guilin was the third stop, by far the most rural and exotic of the trek. Without a doubt, this was the most memorable leg of our trek through China. After meeting our feisty tour guide, Ling, at the airport, we prepared for the intense journey ahead by celebrating capitalism at its best www.replicabestsale.co.uk: dinner at…


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”,…


2009 China Trek – Notes from the Trek

Ni Hao! (Hi)Xie Xie! (Thank you!)Gan Bei! (Cheers!)Zai Jian! (Goodbye!)ÿ31 participants12-hour jetlag4 cities11-day intensive exploration and transformational experienceÿFace-to-face interaction with government policy makers, business leaders, and entrepreneurs;Everyday Mandarin training;Ongoing culture immersion;Assortment of yummy food and incredible drinks;Non-stop party nightlifeÿYes, it’s HBS 2009 China Trek! If you want to indulge in the history of a country…


HBS Business Plan Finalists – FenSiZu Fan Club

1. YOUR PITCH.FenSiZu (in Chinese, “fan tribe”) is a membership-based online aggregator of official fan clubs in China bridging the lack of connection between fans and celebrities. The opportunity is paid subscriptions for online interactions that have been successful for both constituencies in other markets, but for which China remains a white space. 2. IDEA:…


2009 Health Care IXP

Forty-four HBS and HSPH students gathered on campus to learn about the intricacies of the health care industry, brush up their medical knowledge, and hear from top medical and health care leaders. I discovered in January that you don’t have to go to Mexico, Israel, or China to get the benefits of an immersion.the Health…


Flag Raising Conflict

We all benefit everyday from the rich cultural, ethnic, and national diversity present in our sections; for many students, myself included, the section is the most internationally diverse setting in which we have immersed ourselves. By its very nature, however, the same diversity that enriches our classroom learning can just as easily lead to divisive…


A Tibetan Point-of-View

I was surprised and disappointed to find out that HBS, shifting responsibility by citing International Olympic Committee criteria, would not allow me to put up the Tibetan flag as part of the section flag raising ceremony or even host a Tibetan table at the International Food festival. These restrictions are fundamentally inconsistent with the core…


The Year in Print

What kind of year was 2008 and what does it tell us about the world we currently live in? Along with 9/11, 2008 will be remembered as the year that defined this decade. Hence, understanding the events, and more importantly, the themes that have shaped this year for the Harvard Business School community can be…


Global Environment

Professor Christensen opened the discussion with a story about one of the guest’s younger days. The CEO of The Black & Decker Co. was apparently an accomplished college basketball player – and served as an inspiration for Professor Christensen’s own athletic ambitions. That the professor’s true potential lay elsewhere is perhaps a blessing in disguise….


The Beijing Olympic Volunteer Trek

Last August 13 to 27, a select group of 36 RCs and ECs from 17 different countries participated in a once-in-a-lifetime event: TheBeijing Olympic Volunteer Trek. The idea of organizing a trek to China during the Olympics and volunteering for the Games was first posted on the prematriculation bulletin board in May 2007. After almost…


Warmth After A Severe Snowstorm

On January 10, 2008, southern China was struck by a violent snowstorm that lasted 3 weeks. The storm killed at least 107 people, destroyed houses and crops, ripped down power lines, and interrupted the water supply. Over 100 Million people were directly affected by the snowstorm. 1.7 million of the population were forced to evacuate…


The Glass Is Still Half Full

The Asia Business Club sponsored this event, which was the final of the HBS Public Speaking Club’s Outstanding Speaker Series for 2007. Retired Lieutenant General Christman is responsible for representing the Chamber in front of foreign business leaders and government officials. Additionally, he provides strategic leadership on international issues affecting the business community while overseeing…


Green Living – New Year, Green You!

Learn a few easy steps that will minimize your impact on the environment. “I will exercise more.” “I will spend more time with family and friends.” “I will lose weight.” Most of us make New Year’s resolutions each year, vowing to improve our lives and ourselves. But who makes New Year’s resolutions for our natural…


On Balance

The HBS gender imbalance is a threat to our community; how can we solve it? Continuing the theme of my previous articles (you’ve worked out what it is by now, right?), I would like to devote this one to discussing one of the major barriers to the establishment of a productive dating scene at HBS….


Use China. Same Price. Big Difference.

Why is it so hard to talk about environmentally-conscious decision making at HBS? As you walk through the Spangler Dining Hall today, take a look at the plates that we choose for eating. At most tables, more than half of the students use disposable plates despite the availability of environmentally sound alternatives. Polystyrene foam has…


China Immersion Experience 2007: The Cultural Counterrevolution

There is no teacher like experience, and few places have as much to teach as China. From January 2 to January 13, over 60 HBS students and their partners along with four faculty and staff embarked on a quixotically ambitious tour of China: six cities, three alumni receptions, 21 group meals, two cases and two…

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