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The Download – Why You Need a Smart Phone-Now

If there is one technology device that an HBS student needs more than a laptop, it is a smart phone. Trying to keep track of complicated class schedules, team meetings, career events and social mixers can be overwhelming unless you have some high-tech help. A smart phone should be a mandatory accessory for the HBS…

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Green Living: Sustainability at HBS

Meghan Duggan, Manager of Energy and Sustainable Services for Harvard Business School, works with the HBS community, Harvard University and Operations to identify and implement sustainable measures. In this interview, she shares her perspective on how HBS is doing in its sustainability efforts. Harbus: What are the HBS sustainability goals and what are the key…

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Election Madness

As can happen, I was sitting in a bar the other day and overheard a conversation that went like this: “He’s not running. Definitely not-he just told me.” “But he was running before the MBA program even started. He has been inviting people to parties everywhere. He even designed Analytics t-shirts.” “Yep, but he is…

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A Global Perspective on Life at HBS

Five international RC students share their experiences in a roundtable discussion on transitioning and adjusting to life at Harvard Business School. Given my own process of trial and error in adjusting to a new life at HBS as an international student, I set out to understand how other international students manage the transition. In this…

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TechMedia: Latest Trends in Online Communications

On Monday, September 11, TechMedia kicked off the year with its first speaker presentation on the “Latest Trends in Online Communication”. Brad Garlinghouse, MBA class of 1997, was greeted by a packed room filled with TechMedia members, eager RC’s, and even a handful of Exec Ed students. Brad engaged the audience in a lively discussion…

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And So It Begins

John Harvard’s. Grafton. The Kong. Gilbert Tang. These are all names that RCs became very familiar with during Orientation Week. As we enter our third week of classes, those times of team-building, “what did you do” and “where are you from” already seem long gone. So let us reminisce a bit about the good old…

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Wine & Cuisine Society: What does your $100 get you?

Annual membership fee – $100. Eight glasses of Opus One — $15. Cheese and crackers – complimentary. Getting to meet the man behind the magic – included.Enjoying great company that just gets better as the glasses go on – priceless. With 350 members, the Wine & Cuisine Society is the only club permitted to serve…

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Member of 2008 Class Reflects on March Admitted Students Weekend

As a recently admitted member of HBS’ Class of 2008, Apar Kothari candidly shares her experience from Admitted Students Weekend (March 2 – 4). Admitted Students’ Weekend proved to be a huge success, as HBS students and faculty welcomed approximately 300 new admits to the Class of 2008 and 60 spouses and/or significant others. Each…

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Book Review: Conspiracy of Fools by Kurt Eichenwald

It started as a free book from the Random House event, became something to keep me busy while waiting at the airport, and ended up being an incredibly thrilling page-turner I could hardly put down. Conspiracy of Fools covers everything from the beginning – the very beginning – with the formation of Enron and the…

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Scenes from Sundance

How do film directors celebrate after screening their film at the Sundance Film Festival? They call Mom. In the Clockwork Caf‚ on Main Street in Park City, Utah, a director tried repeatedly to shoo a friend off the phone so he could make that all- important call. And no wonder. Out of 3,148 submissions, only…

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Careers in Travel and Hospitality: Highlights from the WSA Conference

On Saturday, January 28, seven business leaders in the travel and hospitality industry traveled to campus by planes, trains, and automobiles to offer career advice to HBS students as part of the WSA Dynamic Women in Business conference. Reflecting a growing interest in the travel industry on the HBS campus, there was great enthusiasm among…

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Negotiating to Win: FBI Crisis Negotiator Shares Insights

Picture this. You stroll into Aldrich 8 on a Monday afternoon and squeeze yourself into a seat along with more than 100 other students who have crammed themselves into every square inch of space in the classroom. You settle in, lean back and relax, grateful that classes are over replica breitling, and then……you get cold…

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International Week 2005: HBS Shows its True Colors

Strength lies in differences, not in similarities. And so it is at HBS. Last week we celebrated international diversity through a variety of events including films, a panel discussion on Global Disaster Relief, the Food and Drink Festival, World Party and an International TGIF with cultural performances. To see hundreds of students, representing almost 40…

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Celebrating International Diversity at HBS

International Week arrived at HBS the week of October 24 as hundreds of students came out in droves to celebrate the cultural diversity that resides here on campus. Over 40 countries were represented as the week of events included such activities as a panel of global disaster relief, an international food and drink festival, the…

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Interpreters Needed

Doreen Martel, District Governor2005 – 2006 District 33K, Massachusetts, USA129 Glen Meadow Road, Franklin MA 02038(H) 508-541-5353 (E) Doreen_Martel@yahoo.com November 3, 2005 To Whom It May Concern: I am writing today to ask for assistance from your students. As you may be aware Lions Clubs International Convention is going to be in Boston from June…

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Arts & Entertainment are Alive at HBS

For many of us, Boston is a new city – one that we will call home for the next two years. We come with big hopes of exploring downtown, taking in a great new exhibit at a Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and trying out some fine cuisine. And then the HBS social events kick…

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Welcome, Class of 2007!

For many in this world of ours, this year may be the same as any other year. It is not all too difficult for most of us to remember a time just a short while ago when a day at the office or a day in the field was not all much different than the…

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RC's Take Campus by Storm

The HBS Class of 2007 formally started classes this past week, but students had been on campus beforehand to fulfill prematriculation requirements, and for some, to participate in the HBS Analytics program. One of the more memorable events during the RC Orientation period was the HBS Games. Here, the one of the teams participating in…

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EC's: This is Our Year

Class of ’06, let me be the first to say ‘welcome back’ on behalf of the Harbus editorial staff. Being away from campus and away from the Boston area made me miss all the things that really make this place special…like granola parfaits and a well-staffed army of round-the-clock campus groundskeepers. But honestly, it is…

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Prominent Mexican Politician Visits HBS Speaks to Harvard University Mexican Association about Political Aspirations

Carlos Arriola (OH) did not know how easy it would be to contact important executives and politicians from his country of origin, Mexico. Arriola, who co-directed the Harvard University Mexican Association (HUMA) during the past year, kept busy calling Mexican VIPs, inviting them to come and participate in conferences at Harvard. The result speaks for…

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SA/MBA Awards Recognize Outstanding Contributions

On Wednesday, March 30th Scott Blackburn (OD) and Tynesia Boyea-Robinson (OI) were awarded the prestigious SA/MBA awards for their outstanding contributions to the HBS community. Presented by SA Co-Presidents Jeff Liaw (OA) and Les Williams (OC) on their final day in office, the awards recognized Scott’s and Ty’s leadership efforts that went above and beyond…

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Top Limited Brands Executives Visit HBS

On February 3rd, the Retail and Apparel Club hosted top executives from Limited Brands for a full day of events. This year, for the first time in their history, Limited Brands chose to begin official MBA recruiting and HBS was fortunate to be on the receiving end of their corporate MBA Recruiting Kick-Off. The day’s…

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HBS Students Set To Raise $200,000

Why do people really come to HBS? Is it for the academics? Is it for networking? Is it to figure out how to defraud the banking system? No. We come here to socialize and you know it. EC students are planning to tap into the common social nature of HBS students to raise $200,000 for…

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News In Brief:

Student from Montana Fluent in English A recent examination of the classcards has reveled yet another amazing talent that the HBS community can be proud of: a student who was born and raised in Montana has boldly listed “English – Fluent” in the “Languages” section of her class-card. “English is a very challenging language, filled…

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King Of The Night

“If you don’t know Patrick McMullan, you ought to get out more.” -Andy Warhol Ever wonder what it is like behind the scenes of those star-studded parties that you see plastered on the cover of US Weekly? Patrick McMullan, one of the world’s most celebrated party, fashion, and society photographers is just the person to…

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Harbus Reviews:

I was excited last week. No wait, that is a horrendous understatement. I was extatic last week. A small child on Christmas Eve wasn’t half as excited as I was. The fat kid who’s just won a lifetime supply of chocolate cake had nothing on me. The excitement felt by a die hard Red Sox…

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News in Brief

MBA/MRS Joint-Degree Seeker Wants to Change Classcard Linda Remick, a joint-degree candidate in the MBA/MRS program, recently expressed outrage at how difficult it is to change information on her classcard. “I can’t believe that they won’t let me edit my college major, or my pre-MBA employment information!” Remick is currently trying to get her “Work…

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Going Above & Beyond the Call of Duty:

On the morning of September 23, 2004 at 7:30 AM, three members of the SA Orientation Committee received the prestigious SA MBA Award for their excellent contributions towards the Class of 2006 Orientation this summer. Adeline Ng (OI), Staffan Andersson (OD), and Dave McCann (OF) were presented with the awards during a breakfast ceremony in…

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Feel the Inbox Love

One thing that I really missed over the summer, and that I’m really enjoying about being back at HBS, is my increasing popularity. Over the summer, I would get maybe 10-15 emails a day, and I was really starting to feel sad and lonely. Thankfully, now that the EC year has started I’m back up…

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