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Message from the Dean

Welcome, and welcome back, to Harvard Business School. It’s an exciting time to be here; 2008 has marked the one hundredth anniversary of the School’s founding, and we have been using the occasion as an opportunity to engage the community in a dialogue around who we are, what we do, and how we should be…

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Class Day Essay Finalists – Richard Pole

Whakarongo mai, whakarongo mai.Te mihi tuatahi ki ti atua.Te mihi tuarua ki a matou kaiwhakahaere.Te mihi tuatoru ki a tatou.Tena koutou, tena koutou, tena koutou e hoa ma. My greeting hails, as I do, from deep in the South Pacific – a small, and some would say insignificant nation called New Zealand. A place that…

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Notable Alumni-John C. Whitehead, MBA '47

John C. Whitehead, HBS 1947, retired as co-chairman of Goldman Sachs in 1984, then served as United States Deputy Secretary of State under President Ronald Reagan. In 1985 he was awarded the Presidential Citizens Medal. Mr. Whitehead is a former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Board of Directors and a former…

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Faculty Profile

Bill Sahlman, MBA Class of 1975, is the Dimitri V. d’Arbeloff – Class of 1955 Professor of Business Administration at HBS. He also received his PhD in Business Economics at Harvard. Professor Sahlman’s research focuses on the investment and financing decisions made in entrepreneurial ventures at all stages in their development. He has written numerous…

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Student Perspective – Avni Patel (OI)

Happy Birthday Harvard Business School. On this, your 100th birthday, I wish for you the audacity of youth, the confidence of experience and the humility of age. Your 100 years have seen many changes – enterprises grown and faded, technologies come and gone, theories built, torn down and rebuilt again. But one thing has remained…

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Faculty Perspective – Professor Bruce Scott

Professor Bruce Scott teaches a highly popular second year course Economic Strategies of Nations where he pushes students to question current trends in capitalism and identify national strategies to reduce inequality while promoting development. Prof. Scott graduated from HBS with an MBA in 1958. Although Prof. Scott had initially planned to join Exxon upon graduation,…

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2008 HBS Service Immersion to New Orleans

Not long ago Harry Anderson said, “The biggest challenge in New Orleans has been to find workers who can climb a ladder after lunch.” The group of 40 HBS students, faculty, and staff who traveled to The Big Easy this January certainly encountered its fair share of challenges – not the least of which involved…

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Poll Questions and Responses

One hundred and fifty-five RC students, constituting a representational mix of students (by gender and age: 67% male, 33% female; mean age of 27), responded to our poll. Scenario 1. You and your friends are going to an off-campus HBS dance sponsored by the Students Association. You board a bus at HBS to head to…

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Into the Future

On Tuesday, January 29th, I wrote the following to select members of the faculty: “Given the famed preference of HBS graduates for the hot industries of yesterday instead of the emerging industries of tomorrow, and the growing realization that the world’s economic system and political climate are undergoing pronounced shifts, The Harbus would like our…

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All You Ever Wanted to Know About HBS Graduation Week

Together with the SA Social Committee and the EC section officers, the 2008 Class Day Committee has been busy working to make the Class of 2008’s last week at HBS a memorable one. Following a month-long break after final exams, ECs will return to school for Graduation Week 2008 spanning June 2nd-6th. Graduation Week events…

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Sky Falls As Tom Midterm Approaches

The RC year is spiraling into a state of fear and nerves as the dreaded TOM mid-term approaches. However, this season has seen the hysteria arrive on campus sooner than anticipated, and at greater heights than before. Many first years have been seen wandering about Spangler Dining Hall, lost in a state of deranged madness…

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HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL ANNOUNCES FIRST EXECUTIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM IN INDIA

New Program Uses 10 years of Harvard’s Research in India to Build Tailored Curriculum BOSTON – September 18, 2007 – Harvard Business School (HBS) in conjunction with the Harvard Business School India Research Center (IRC) today announced plans to offer its first executive education program in India in February 2008. The first-of-its-kind, Building a Global…

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Sustainability and HBS: Leader or Follower?

So you thought Green Week was over, but the issue of sustainability is an ongoing concern-one that requires a collaborative effort by business, government, the social sector, and individuals. Although we often hear the word “sustainability” tossed around, the formal definition on Wikipedia describes it as “an attempt to provide the best outcomes for the…

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50 Reasons why HBS is like High School

(Disclaimer – I am British, so my view of American High School Life is pretty much formed by American Pie, Beverly Hills 90210 and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. However, my American friends assure me that the comparisons still work) 1. Having a car on campus elevates your status immeasurably.2. At least 50% of your conversations…

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Press Release

Introducing 5 Cowperthwaite Street Harvard Real Estate Services is pleased to announce our newest property – 5 Cowperthwaite Street. Conveniently located near Harvard Square and the Charles River, this is an ideal housing option for full-time Harvard graduate students, faculty members, and employees. Occupancy is slated for August 2007. 5 Cowperthwaite Street contains 85 studios…

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A Burden To Us All

The norm of making decisions without consulting students needs to change, but only if the SA gets some teeth I wrote several articles last term with one very common theme: complete and utter risk aversion. In fact, almost shameless cowardice. In every single piece, I totally hedged my bets-a discussion on Finance could not be…

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Do you want to have a party?

I am not saying that everyone here is a boring, stay-at-home, early-to-bed party pooper, but there does seem to be a lot of party fatigue going around. Why is it so hard to have a party at HBS? Well, actually throwing a normal party is fairly easy-you pick a day, e-mail your friends, buy a…

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All You Ever Wanted to Know About HBS Graduation Week

Together with the SA Social Committee and the EC section officers, the 2007 Class Day Committee has been busy working to make the Class of 2007’s last week at HBS a memorable one. Following a month-long break after final exams, ECs will return to school for Graduation Week 2007. Graduation Week events will begin Monday,…

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Rediscovering Latin America at HBS

Two former Presidents, three former finance ministers, 12 chief executive officers and more than 30 managing directors, senior managers and faculty members will get together early next year at the HBS campus to participate in the 2007 HBS Latin American Conference. With the objective of inspiring participants to reflect and act on the fundamental business…

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Harvard Business School Professor Robert Anthony Dies

BOSTON, Dec. 5, 2006 – Robert N. Anthony, a much honored member of the Harvard Business School faculty for more than 40 years and a world renowned and prolific scholar, author, and innovator in the field of management accounting and control who also made his mark in public service at the U.S. Department of Defense…

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What is the Deal with Finance?

The Germans have always been pretty good at engineering, and Porsche is no exception. It is a fabulous company, with a reputation for producing bona fide sports cars that can also masquerade as your “every day” run-about. Wall Street’s and Canary Wharf’s many car parks are full of 911s, as bankers seek to spend their…

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Maybe It Is Time to Clean the Tank

Jonathan ponders how too much of a good thing can be a detriment-such as the overwhelming presence of recruiters at HBS. My father purchased an aquarium and a number of goldfish when my brother and I were very young. As we grew older, my brother and I saw a number of fish come and go….

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Taking Measure on the Inevitability of Success

EC and KSG Dual Degree student Jonathan Kelly reflects on thechallenging thought that success as individuals is not inevitable and what this means to us as students and to Harvard Business School as an institution. I attended a panel recently where a Harvard Business School faculty member challenged the audience to recognize that our success…

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Khatami Visit Sparks Protests at KSG

Former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami spoke at the Kennedy School of Government last Sunday at the invitation of KSG’s dean, David Ellwood and the faculty. His speech at the Kennedy School was part of a two-week speaking tour across five American cities, and appeared to be the first time Mr. Khatami has been able to…

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AASU Welcome Reception

The Meredith Room at Spangler opened her towering doors to members of the African American Student Union (AASU) on Wednesday, September 6, for the organization’s Welcome Reception. The reception, serving dual purposes, welcomed students in the Class of 2008 while reuniting faculty, staff, alumni, and EC students of the AASU community. The resounding message from…

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Letter From The Dean

Though I have been at HBS for awhile, first as a student, then as a faculty member, and now as dean, I still feel a tremendous sense of anticipation and excitement when the School returns to its full level of activity each September. It’s a great time to be on campus. This year we greet…

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SA/MBA Awards: Students Honored for Exceptional Contributions

On Wednesday, April 5, 17 students were presented with SA/MBA awards at a breakfast honoring their exceptional contributions to the HBS community. Recipients: Mark Ralls, Si Ping (May) Yu, Puja SehgalNominator: Tim ButlerDescription: Career Teams Program Mark, May and Puja led the revision of a program involving over 250 RC students and led by over…

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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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HBSers Help Women Re-Entering the Workforce

By donating used work clothes, the HBS community helped solve the catch-22 confronting many low-income women trying to enter the workforce: Without a job, how can you afford a suit? But without a suit, how can you land that job? For many women who are looking to re-enter the work force, acquiring a suit or…

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