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HSBC MD Eichhorst Discusses Banking in China

Gordon Eichhorst is Head of Industrials and Technology Sector and Managing Director, Global Investment Banking, Asia-Pacific for HSBC. Prior to moving to Shanghai, Mr. Eichhorst worked for Morgan Stanley in London as head of the Technology Banking Group for Europe. He earned his MBA at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business in 1997….

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Seizing Opportunities in Africa

More than 800 global business leaders, students, and members of the international community gathered on President’s Day weekend to focus on Africa as a business destination and an investment opportunity. The first topic touched on how to develop Africa’s economies to create profitable and sustainable enterprises, capable of tapping the continent’s potential. “A good investment…

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Graziano de Boni:

What defines luxury? For Graziano de Boni, president and CEO of Valentino Fashion Group USA, luxury goods are characterized by five factors: time, quality, consistency, timeliness emotional fulfillment and scarcity. De Boni was invited by the Luxury Goods and Design Business Club to address HBS last Wednesday and spent an hour outlining the dynamics in…

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HBS Insider : Financial Markets and Investments

So What Does the (Financial) World Look Like in 2006 So Far? The economic data seems to point to a global slowdown. Although the effects are unevenly distributed among the majors, clearly a soft patch is upon us. Pick GDP, for example, which took a dive and fell unexpectedly to a disappointing 1.1 percent in…

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China Trek: HBSers Travel to Beijing, Hong Kong

William Fung, drunken shrimp, midnight karaoke, rows of empty glasses of Chivas & green tea, and venture capitalists – what do these all have in common? These were just a few of the highlights of this year’s China Trek. For nine days, starting in Beijing and progressing south to Shanghai before culminating in Hong Kong,…

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An International Perspective on International Week: China

International Week offered the opportunity to present delicious food and national costumes of many countries around the world. This spirit was well-reflected by the student contingent from China. Sponsored by McKinsey& Company Greater China, the Chinese corner wore a colorful look with the national flag in the background. On Thursday of International Week, students from…

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Motorola CEO Ed Zander: Catching the Wave of Prosperity

The Globalization Club, formerly the GO Club, hosted Ed Zander, chairman and CEO of Motorola, on Wednesday, November 2 at Harvard Business School’s Burden Auditorium. Mr. Zander touched on several topics during his talk, including his career progress, Motorola’s turnaround and its future prospects, the wireless industry, and the impact of globalization. He also provided…

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HBS Insider: Financial Markets and Investments

While HBS may be known as a General Management-focused school, many of us have a strong interest in the behavior of financial markets. Whether implicitly (through a 401k) or explicitly (being interested in a career in asset management), we are all tied to the performance of publicly traded securities. Even the rates we pay on…

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Former Kodak CEO Shares Insight on Corporate Governance

George Myles Cordell Fisher is in a hurry. He has just 10 minutes for an interview before rushing to catch a plane; his morning has been spent on an Eastman Kodak case for a strategy class, taught by Assistant Professor Giovanni Gavetti. I ask him the most obvious question: what does someone who has been…

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Lunar New Year

“Happy New Year! Kung Hei Fat Choi! Xin Nian Hao! Sae-Hae Bok-Maa-ni Ba-Du-Sae-Yo!” Everyone greeted each other in different Asian languages at the Lunar New Year’s Celebration last Tuesday (February 22nd). It was the first time that the Asia Business Club (ABC) and the Asian American Business Association (AABA) joined together to share many of…

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Asia Business Conference 2005: Adding Value in Asia, From Outsourcing To Innovation

The Asia Business Conference was held last weekend from Friday afternoon, February 18th to Saturday, February 19th at HBS. The annual conference attracted close to 700 MBA students, professionals, and executives, who are interested in where Asia is headed. This year, the theme was “Adding Value in Asia: From Outsourcing to Innovation.” The conference examined…

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"I am bullish on India": Mr. N. Srinivasan

On Friday (November 19th), members of South Asian Business Association (SABA) met with the Director General of the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), Mr. N. Srinivasan, to discuss the current economic situation in India. Mr. Srinivasan was bullish on India and expressed his optimism that India will continue to be a major player on the…

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Alumni Connections: The Forgotten Issue

Before the debate over the election, Iraq, and terrorism, few issues got Americans as worked up as the environment. On the one side are people who are worried about pollution, about the disappearance of wildlife and biodiversity, and humans tinkering with global processes. On the other side are people who consider environmental laws and regulations…

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Bahamas and Australia Lead Real Medal Table

The Bahamas are the greatest sporting nation on earth, followed closely by Australia. That is the only conclusion that can be drawn from the 2004 Olympics, held in Athens from August 13th – 29th. ‘But the US topped the medal tally, with China and Russia next’ I hear some wail. So we need to take…

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Making Dreams Come True

To those students who have decided on their dream jobs but don’t know whether they can afford to take a cut in salary, have hope: a new HBS fellowship program may solve your dilemma. This is the second year that HBS will offer fellowships for students who want to work in lower-paying industries such as…

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Asia Business Conference 2004

The Asia Business Conference 2004 was held at HBS on February 13-14th, 2004, with the theme “Globalization: the Modern Silk Road?” With more than ten years of history behind it, the Asia Business Conference is the oldest and largest Asian MBA conference in North America. This annual conference is jointly organized by Harvard Business School’s…

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The Chinese New Year:

The Chinese New Year fell this year on January 22nd. This day is the most important and biggest festival in China and is as important to the Chinese as Christmas is to Christians in the West. It is the first day of the lunar calendar and usually falls somewhere between January 30th and February 20th….

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"The People's Premier" Speaks at Harvard

Following in the footsteps of China President Jiang Zemin, who stunned the world in 1997 by admitting during a speech to Harvard students that “mistakes” had been made in the Tiananmen Square massacre, China Premier Wen Jiabao spoke to Harvard students on December 10th amid tight security. Though smaller in scale than the one thousand-plus…

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Intel & Otellini

Looking rested and fresh following Intel’s spectacular third quarter performance, President and Chief Operating Officer Paul Otellini addressed HBS students Monday on major technology trends, Intel’s changing business model, and the future of computing. Empathizing with today’s tough job climate, Otellini commiserated with the students as he remembered his own graduation in 1974 from the…

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Go East or Bust

ECs: I remember sitting in the same shoes as many of you last year – happy with my summer internship, but more excited to leave the working world and return to the safe haven of the HBS “bubble.” However, I quickly abandoned my hopes of daily visits to the Redline as the state of the…

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Warren Buffett Speaks His Mind in Burden Auditorium

The man who as a boy collected and sold used golf balls, started a pinball machine business in high school, and later stepped in as the interim chairman and chief executive of Salomon Brothers for an annual salary of one dollar, rolled into town last week full of the honesty, insightfulness and good humor for…

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The World's Epidemic

“Today’s leaders will be judged by history as to how they combated the AIDS epidemic.” So challenged Peter Piot, the Executive Director of UNAIDS, to a crowd of students, faculty, and business leaders this past Thursday at the Kennedy School’s Arco Forum. Mr. Piot was the keynote speaker of last week’s two day workshop that…

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Asia Business Conference 2003

For two days over this past Valentine’s Day weekend, students and speakers from around the globe attended the 2003 Asia Business Conference, which featured a stellar roster of speakers, a cocktail party at the Fogg Art Museum, a career fair, and culminated in a Valentine’s Day Dinner, Ball and Casino Night at the Charles Hotel….

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China

Today’s craze for investing in China reminds me a lot of a pyramid-type presentation that I attended many years ago. The entire presentation was a repetition of how many people had made money in a scheme that common sense said was ridiculous. Each time a, “Yeah, but what about…” question arose, the presenters would reply,…

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Exclusive HBS Interview with Marjorie M.T. Yang

One of the prominent recipients of the 2002 HBS Alumni Achievement Award is Marjorie M.T. Yang, Chairman and Chief Executive of The Esquel Group, the largest garment manufacturer in the world. Based in China, her company manufactures high quality garments for some of the world’s greatest designers, including Hugo Boss, Brooks Brothers, Marks & Spencer…

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The Big Picture

She is a little girl in the basement of a brand new factory in China. She feels tired already; she would like to be somewhere else. But then, she gets the big picture. Now, she also can help the family. She puts the very first doll in its bright packaging, and watches it leave to…

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A Closer Look at China:

When Mr. Jeff Immelt (Chairman & CEO, GE) spoke at Harvard last week in front of a capacity crowd in Burden Auditorium, he outlined his views on the near term economy and GE’s future prospects. I remember that he mentioned China as being part of the big picture of GE’s focus on growth overseas. China…

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In the Spotlight:

Did you know that the non-U.S.’ share of the world population is 95%? Did you know that the non- U.S.’ share of the world’s GDP is 72% or, from a business point of view, that 46% of the Fortune 500 Companies reside outside of America? How about the fact that 33% of the HBS faculty…

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The Country Effect: Does Location Matter?

Tigers, elephants, rabbits, and monkeys–even dragons–all play a part in Harvard Business School professor Rohit Deshpand‚’s search for success factors among high-performing Asian firms. But in the end, it’s the tigers and rabbits that oftentimes run the best zoo.The animals represent different types of organizations. Highly entrepreneurial organizations are rabbits, emphasizing innovation and risk-taking. And…

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