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Features

Launching FIELD 3

It’s been a crazy week for the RC class, guinea pigs for Harvard Business School’s new FIELD program. Wednesday, April 11 was FIELD 3 Launch Day, when all 150 student start-ups needed to have a product or service ready to sell. After a morning of quick 10-minute presentations to investor sections, the financial market simulator opened for two hours of whirlwind trading.

On Campus

HBS Team Places Third in MIT Sloan Sales Competition

As a prominent HBS entrepreneur-in-residence put it so eloquently, “Sales is sex, marketing is masturbation.”  Marketing is being alone in a room, staring a computer with the door closed.  Sales is interaction—meeting people, going door-to-door, pressing the flesh so to speak.  Though both sales and marketing have their time and place, this begs the question:…

On Campus

Competitive Pumpkin Carving

On the Friday before Halloween, the students, spouses, and children of Section H gathered for their first-annual pumpkin-carving contest.   Fueled by over-sized bags of Halloween candy and cider, the handpicked carving dream-teams chose their tools and their pumpkin www.replicaforbest.co.uk.  The competition heated up when it was announced that the winning team would receive two…

On Campus

IBM’s Watson Narrowly Defeats HBS Jeopardy! Team in Harrowing Battle of Man vs. Machine

On the afternoon of Halloween, three talented HBS students competed against IBM’s Watson supercomputer in the great American game of Jeopardy! cartier santos 100 replica.  The competition conjured the collegiate spirit of a homecoming football game.  Students and faculty, some dressed in the colors of their home team, packed into Burden Auditorium to watch the…

Entrepreneurship

Thinking with Our Stomachs

When I sat down for a Q/A session with Ferran Adria, head chef of the now closed renowned El Bulli restaurant, I thought I would experience a discourse on the culinary techniques and tastings that gained him recognition as the most influential chef in the world.  Though we were not treated to a deconstructed martini…

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…

News

The HBS-SA CUP

“My Section is the best. From the moment RCs are integrated into their HBS section, it’s the phrase that is most said and heard through the hallways of Aldrich. For those ECs who have moved out of the confining life of a Required Curriculum, it’s the one only agreed upon by those lucky enough to…

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HBS Green Living Is Hiring

Apply now for the chance to share your passion for sustainability with your fellow students while demonstrating and building your own creative leadership abilities. The HBS Green Living Program, a peer-to-peer education program that promotes sustainable living among the student body, is hiring new student Representatives. Through campaigns and outreach events, Reps aim to reduce…

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Emerging from the Bubble

HBS runs an essay competition each spring for graduating ECs asking them “what will you do with your one wild and precious life?” It was a project created by a graduate in 2002 based on a line of the poem The Summer Day by Mary Oliver. The deadline to submit a response is March 8…

Features

HBS Start-up: Safe at Home

Have you been concerned about safety in your Cambridge rental apartment? Do the emails from Steven Catalano at the Harvard University Police Department make you want to double-check your locks? If so you are in luck: two former HBSers have combined their educations and entrepreneurial spirit to improve home security for city-dwelling renters across the…

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Introducing: The HBS Green Corps

How many times have you wondered if you should recycle a plastic container, which you subsequently threw in the trash because you just weren’t sure? If you answered in the affirmative, keep reading.you just might learn something from your HBS green corps. Cue Bond theme music; enter six non-descript individuals-channeling their inner super hero-armed with…

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Should the U.S. Government provide health care to every citizen?

“Yea” By Seke Ballard (OG), Section Representative Though I recognize the appeal of a debate on the constitutionality of government involvement in healthcare, my stance is that such a conversation would be of no practical use, namely because abolishing government involvement would be far too disruptive and thus politically untenable. That said, my ramblings rely…

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Green Living is Hiring

Take this opportunity to share your passion for sustainable living with your fellow students and to show your creativity and leadership. The HBS Green Living Program, a peer-to-peer education program that promotes sustainable living among the student body, is hiring. Through campaigns and outreach events, Representatives aim to reduce fellow students’ energy and water consumption…

News

Less is More

RC Sections competed in a weeklong double-sided printing competition in early March, just after MBA IT Support Services upgraded all Spangler, Aldrich, and Baker printers to enable double-siding. The competition was organized by Green Living Rep Evelyne White (NJ) and the Green Living Section Reps. Section C prevailed in the competition, with their case write-ups…

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Green Is The New Crimson

Recent Green Living Competition Amongst RC Sections Promoting Reusable Containers One look around campus and it is clear that bottled water is in hot supply. Perhaps we missed the fact that the Environmental Protection Agency’s standards for tap water are more stringent than the Food and Drug Administration’s standards for bottled water. Or maybe we…

News

Immersion Experience – Value-Based Health Care Delivery IXP

“No, No , No” exclaimed Michael Porter, chastising the Associate Director of a major medical center in Israel, “You have to raise your hand.” Such blatant breaches of HBS etiquette were relatively frequent over the course of the week long IXP, which drew a wide range of participants, many of whom were unfamiliar with the…

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New Green Living Reps Waist-Deep in HBS Waste

Hot off the heels of Al Gore’s rallying cry to the Harvard community to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions 30% by 2016, HBS has launched its Green Living Programme for 2008/09. Leading the effort are six Green Living representatives: one for each dorm and a sixth to co-ordinate efforts to reduce waste from campus common…

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HBS Takes First Place in Energy Finance Challenge Case Competition

A team of second-year HBS students claimed victory at the National Energy Finance Challenge at the McCombs School at the University of Texas at Austin. On Friday, October 3, five HBS students competed against 14 other schools in the annual National Energy Finance Challenge case competition at the McCombs School of Business at the University…

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HBS Rugby Falls to Seacoast

After last week’s enjoyable contest versus the HBS Old Boys, HBS Rugby traveled to Portsmouth, New Hampshire to take on Seacoast. The team knew this would be a tough game, having lost four starting players to injuries in the past few weeks. Some players, such as Kevin O’Boyle (NG), moved into starting roles, while others,…

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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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Faculty Perspective – Professor Bharat Anand

Bharat Anand, Henry R. Byers Professor of Business Administration, is a professor in the strategy unit. Professor Anand’s research addresses the most important strategic questions general managers face today. His ability to translate his scholarship to the classroom is renowned among HBS students; more than half the class of 2008 ranked Professor Anand’s second-year elective…

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RCs Engage in Service Competition

The RC volunteer coordinators have developed a new service competition. The strictly HBS competition measures the volunteer contributions of the RC students and RC sections. The RC volunteer coordinators are proud to announce the launch of the HBS RC service competition. The program aims to demonstrate the altruistic efforts of RC students by highlighting individual…

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Your Search for a Job Can Start in the Laundry

Dear Fellow HBS students, Several things have been happening these past few weeks. Hell Week (Heaven Week for some), Hell Week & then some more Hell Week. But guess what folks, we at the Green Living team discovered that there are lots of great Green jobs on the Job Bank. And here is a step-by-step…

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HBS Dorm Energy Competition and SFP/OWA Energy Challenge Heat up With One Week to Go

The HBS Dorm Energy Competition and SFP/OWA Energy Challenge have been underway for three weeks now with residents making small changes in their behavior to decrease electricity consumption by 10% over the four week period. Residents have also been asked to sign the Harvard Sustainability Pledge at //www.greencampus.harvard.edu/pledge. For every pledge signed Harvard University will…

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