Winter Travel Special: Location, Location, Location

The classic HBS student struggle continues: Lots of time, no money – versus – lots of money, no time. After careful consideration, my wife and I decided that Citiassist is there to take advantage of, and so we should exploit the “lots of time” while we have it this coming winter break. The next big… Continue reading Winter Travel Special: Location, Location, Location

Packing for Europe

Packing is a topic that receives more attention that it deserves. Many travelers agonize over which baggage to buy, what clothes to pack, and whether to fold trousers over jackets or vice versa. Yet the only really important thing to remember is Imboden’s First Law of Packing: “Don’t take more than you can carry, or… Continue reading Packing for Europe

World View

World View Editor’s Note: On a rainy Tuesday morning this summer in London, I opened my inbox and found this email by an HBS classmate. I thought to share it with HARBUS readers more or less verbatim as it highlights an experience that many HBSers might go through in their future endeavors. It also sheds… Continue reading World View

Immelt Outlines GE's Growth Prospects

September 25 – A little over a year ago, Jeff Immelt (MBA ’82A) inherited one of the toughest jobs in corporate America. Succeeding the much-lauded Jack Welch, Immelt took over the helm of General Electric (GE) just a few days before the September 11 terrorist attacks. In front of a capacity crowd in Burden Auditorium,… Continue reading Immelt Outlines GE's Growth Prospects

From the HBS' Turnaround Symposium:

Amidst a global corporate environment that has produced several high profile bankruptcies over the last few months (Enron, Kmart and Global Crossing just to name a few of the biggies), HBS students flocked to the HBS Turnaround Symposium last Tuesday, March 13. The Symposium, an annual event organized as a joint venture between the Entrepreneurship… Continue reading From the HBS' Turnaround Symposium:

The Truth About Air Travel

Contrary to popular assumptions, on a recent flight to Europe, I was pleased to note that many things about flying are the same as ever before. It all begins with the ceremonial game “Fear Factor: No Luggage Space,” whereby participants attempt to outfox each other to be the first ones on the plane in order… Continue reading The Truth About Air Travel

An Olympic Perspective on the Power of the Team

If we hadn’t “got it” before, we all learned in LEAD that teams are more effective than individuals. Never in my life have I experienced this phenomenon more powerfully than during training for, and winning, a gold Olympic medal at the OCHY Exhibition race Atlanta 1996.Anyone who has experienced the (very) early morning water training,… Continue reading An Olympic Perspective on the Power of the Team

Social Reform in Italy

“The faster Italy resolves its own contradictions, the greater role it will be able to play in helping Europe achieve its three main goals: political integration, institutional efficiency, and competitiveness in the global economy.” With these words, Antonio D’Amato, chairman of the Italian Business Federation, concluded the meeting with MIT and Harvard students at the… Continue reading Social Reform in Italy

EuroTrek 2002: Perspectives from London

Oh, how the mighty have fallen.It was quite sobering to listen to the CEO of BuildOnline give the keynote address at the opening reception of EuroTrek, held January 5-8, in London. Marc Suster has been through it all: the heady days of the dot com boom as well as the grueling reality of start-up survival.… Continue reading EuroTrek 2002: Perspectives from London

Outward Bound

I want to donate blood. The blood drive is on Wednesday, and I want to do my part. My veins are healthy; my A-positive is good stuff. I’m not afraid of needles, and I haven’t lived on a farm in Europe in the last three years. People in my section ask me if I want… Continue reading Outward Bound

Which is more hip, the O-Bar or Chili's?

Even though the Euro may be rapidly collapsing against the dollar, Europe provided exactly the touch of glamour this week’s cosmopolitan couple needed. Boston just seemed too provincial for this pair, so a trip to Europe was in order to set the right tone for their date. Actually, it turns out Europe might not be… Continue reading Which is more hip, the O-Bar or Chili's?

Europe's Going Downhill Fast

Although less handy then Killing-ton, and more linguistically challenging than Utah, Europe has a lot to offer American skiers who want to get away from it all, and breathe in the sweet, Anthrax-free mountain air of the Alps or Dolomites. A different approachMany European resorts have grown out of towns and villages long-established in the… Continue reading Europe's Going Downhill Fast

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Where Do We Go From Here?

In the last four articles on the war against terrorism, we covered many issues. We discussed ongoing military operations, the delicate diplomatic equation in the immediate region, and the changes needed in the Middle East and in American policy to stop the cycle of hatred that breeds terrorists. We now conclude with two potentially uncomfortable… Continue reading Where Do We Go From Here?

European Business Leaders Optimistic About Future

The European Club’s Second Annual European Business Conference whirled into full swing this past weekend attracting top business executives and luminary speakers from Europe to the HBS campus. After a late night of dancing at Harvard Ball’s “A Night in Vienna,” 450 students gathered early Saturday morning to hear Guillaume Hannezo, CFO of Vivendi-Universal, kick-off… Continue reading European Business Leaders Optimistic About Future

Winning The Hearts and Minds

The success of military strikes against the terrorists in Afghanistan will be essential to prevent future massacres like those in Kenya, Tanzania, and the United States. In the long term, however, terrorism can only be eradicated if the United States and its Western allies are viewed as fair brokers and undeserving of the hatred in… Continue reading Winning The Hearts and Minds

Poetry Corner

No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friends or of thine own were.… Continue reading Poetry Corner

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Post Game Interview

AuntieGoldie: So Brian, this was your first “experience” with a Canadian? Did she wear snowshoes on the date? Did she talk with a funny accent?Davis: She did not wear snowshoes, and there was not a discernable accent. AuntieGoldie: Oh, that’s disappointing. You can tell me the truth-were you purposely trying to get lost so that… Continue reading Post Game Interview

Anthrax: An Ex-Army Counterintelligence Officer's View

ANTHRAX: Primarily a disease of herbivores; humans and carnivores are incidental hosts. It is generally an occupational hazard primarily of workers who process hides and hair, and of veterinarians, agriculture, and wildlife workers who handle infected animals. Human anthrax is much more common in those agricultural regions of the world where anthrax in animals is… Continue reading Anthrax: An Ex-Army Counterintelligence Officer's View

NH Takes a Break

While all of the RC-September and EC students were enjoying their weeks of pi¤a coladas and sun-baked beaches, the men and women of NH suffered through two snowstorms and four midterms, only to learn that two of the tests didn’t even count! Nevertheless, NH students learned so much, they were eager to share their newly… Continue reading NH Takes a Break

Recruiter Newsflash

The Harbus is pleased to offer this service in conjunction with Baker Library to brief you on the weekly business news highlights of the main HBS recruiters. The news is taken from The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition and aims to provide a weekly summary of articles that can be followed up in greater depth.… Continue reading Recruiter Newsflash

Recruiter Newsflash

The Harbus is pleased to offer this service in conjunction with Baker Library to brief you on the weekly business news highlights of the main HBS recruiters. The news is taken from The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition and aims to provide a weekly summary of articles that can be followed up in greater depth.… Continue reading Recruiter Newsflash

EuroTrek Paris

For the first time, on January 9th and 10th 2001, EuroTrek crossed the channel between London and Paris. Registered participants were attracted by top speakers and the prospects of partying in “Gai Paris” before coming back to snowy New England… They were not to be disappointed. Among other top senior executives were the CEO of… Continue reading EuroTrek Paris

Searching the world over for my angel in black

Spending Christmas vacation skiing with my sister’s new in-laws in Switzerland sounded like a great idea, as I hadn’t skied in 12 years. And these were no ordinary in-laws; these were the extreme sportsman/lets-go-climb-some-ridge-that-has-never-been-skied-before types. I figured this activity would be the perfect mental and physical exercise for the upcoming EuroTrek. So I donned my… Continue reading Searching the world over for my angel in black