DATE:Monday, April 20, 2009 TIME:Push Rim Wheelchair Start: 9:22 a.m.Elite Women Start: 9:32 a.m.Elite Men & Wave 1 Start: 10:00 a.m.Wave 2 Start: 10:30 a.m. DISTANCE:26 miles, 385 yards (42.195 Kilometers) HISTORY This coming Monday, April 20th – also known as Patriot’s Day – marks the 113th consecutive running of the Boston marathon. From its… Continue reading 113th Boston Marathon!
After the recent RC-BGIE on Europe, I wanted to share some concerns a lot of European people have right now. What social norms does a united Europe need and what do we want to do with the idea of Europe going forward? These were exactly the questions that Martin Hirsch and Alexander Graf Lambsdorff came… Continue reading The Challenges Awaiting Europe
Argentina Martin Gorosito, Contributing Writer 1. From the point of view of the government of your country, which candidate are they supporting and why? When Argentine President Fernando de la Rua openly expressed support for Al Gore in the US presidential elections of 2000, he ended up supporting the non-winning candidate and had a hard… Continue reading Point of View — International Perspective on the US Elections
Many Americans are drinking more water because they know it’s good for them, but a great deal pay for bottled water because they mistakenly think it is healthier than what they can get free from their tap. Truth is, tap water usually requires more testing than bottled water, and many common brands like Aquafina, Dasani,… Continue reading How Much Carbon is in Your Water?
Most Americans drink bottled water because it is healthy – and we all know about the environmental impact of adding all the bottles to landfills. However, there is another factor that most people don’t usually think about: shipping costs. We consume one billion bottles of water each week, and those bottles have to be shipped… Continue reading The Hidden Cost of Bottled Water
Welcome, dear readers. This is the first of what I hope will be a semi-regular column, given that most weeks I can usually find things that have irritated me enough to want to share them with HBS as a whole. For this inaugural edition, I begin with the theme of travel. Logan AirportWhy is there… Continue reading Random Rants
I am an optimist by nature. Always convinced that tomorrow will be better than today. That is, except for one thing. Observing French politics in recent years, I must admit that I have surprised myself by losing hope. Wherever my eyes would turn, whichever politician I would talk to, I would always have a sense… Continue reading D‚j… Vu?
chivalry noun1. qualities of ideal knight: the combination of qualities expected of the ideal medieval knight, especially courage, honor, loyalty, and consideration for others, especially women2. chivalrous behavior: considerate and courteous behavior, especially shown by a man toward women Chivalry occasionally gets a bad press, both from women arguing from a feminist viewpoint and from… Continue reading In Praise of Chivalry
Very few people would have bet one Euro on the French soccer team after its first game in the HBS Indoor Soccer Tournament organized by Club Latinoamericano and the Soccer Club. With an 8-3 loss against Spain for their first match, just a crazy investment banker would have bought France stock. Even after winning consecutive… Continue reading 2006 HBS World Cup Has a Champion… France
The problem with being an investor is that no matter what you do, you always have investments on your mind. From making analogies between dating and options theory, to viewing HBS as a forward on your classmates’ contacts, the topic never leaves. Hence, it only makes sense to tell you what was on my mind… Continue reading HBS Insider
Every February, across the country, candy, flowers, and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine. But who is this mysterious saint and why do we celebrate this holiday? The history of Valentine’s Day – and its patron saint – is shrouded in mystery. But we do know that February… Continue reading The History of Valentine's Day
There really were too many sporting highlights in the last 12 months. It was an Olympic year, it was a European Soccer cup year, and there was apparently some interesting stuff happening in baseball. Out of all the contenders for the great moments of 2004, I’ve gone for the following: 5. Arsenal’s Streak Comes To… Continue reading The Five Files: Great Sporting Moments of 2004
This week the five files makes it easy for you to plan your summer sporting entertainment by giving you all the dates that matter for summer sporting action. 5. Regular season baseballBaseball is an acquired taste, and as a long-term fan of cricket, I find that it still tastes of poo. That being said, I… Continue reading The Five Files: A Feast of Summer Sport
On February 5th, Francis Mer, the French Minister of Economy, Finance and Industry, spoke at HBS on the topic of “Reflections on Corporate Ethics in our Global Economies and the Attractiveness of the French Economy” Mr. Mer, who was appointed Minister in May 2002, is the first business executive to take up that post. He… Continue reading Revising Gordon Gekko – "Wealth, not Greed, is Good": French Finance Minister Speaks at HBS
(Washington, D.C.) Fearing a potential massive loss of American lives if global diplomacy continues to remain ineffective at resolving the crisis over North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, United Sates President George W. Bush made the fateful decision last night to drop the H-Bomb on North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il. Once Kim confirmed that Bush actually… Continue reading Bush Drops H-Bomb on Kim Jong-Il; N. Korea Ends Nuclear Program
“A circus” is what one P.H.D. student called this week’s controversial election in California that catapulted Arnold Schwarzenegger into the governor’s spot. Despite the publicity surrounding the event, only 40% of California’s 21 million eligible voters – that’s 60% of its 15 million registered voters – actually did the deed, according to the Los Angeles… Continue reading California Recall Draws Praise, Jeers
There’s been a lot of chat around the campus as to what items were the craziest ones to go off in the Summer Search auctions across the first year sections. Not all the sections have had their auctions yet, but we surveyed those that have and we received some interesting results. Judge for yourself. Section… Continue reading 'Tis the Auction Season
Three students from Harvard, Marc Novakoff (OJ), Hector Lopez (OJ), and Sachin Palod (OF), will head to Paris to compete in the finals of the L’Or‚al e-Strat Challenge. Team Sino (NYU) and Team Locos (Harvard) will test their corporate management skills against teams from France, Taiwan, India, Poland, Brazil and Israel in this unique business/educational… Continue reading Harvard Team Heads to Paris for L'Or‚al Business Competition
Even if spring is not in the air, love certainly is in Club B. Not one, not two, but THREE of our sectionmates recently got engaged! Apparently, we are all a little too afraid of facing the prospect of “life after HBS” alone. Craig Chapman was able to convince his girlfriend, Carin Bronner, to marry… Continue reading Spring Break OB Style
With the release of Beaujolais Nouveau and last week’s article in theHARBUS, I was reminded of the Other Beaujolais. Being a Sommelier, I am in favor of any celebration featuring wine; however, this joyous Nouveau festival has masked how different the rest of Beaujolais can be. How different, you might ask? Much the same as… Continue reading The Other Beaujolais
On the third Thursday of each November, an event takes place in the Beaujolais region of France that sparks a chain reaction around the world. In cafes and wineries, the first bottles from that year’s batch of wine are made available for sale with great fanfare. A race follows as exporters use whatever means available… Continue reading Beaujolais Nouveau: Celebration of the Vine
Craigie Street Bistrot 5 Craigie CircleCambridge, MA 02138617-497-5511www.craigiestreetbistrot.com In the age of theme restaurants and celebrity chefs opening one restaurant of decreasing quality after another, it is heartening to know that there are restaurateurs who are willing to remain humble and put their energy into the food. The Craigie Street Bistrot is a restaurant where… Continue reading The Craigie Street Bistrot-A Hidden Gem
Cinema Paradiso (1988)Director: Giuseppe Tornatore Starring: Jacques Perrin, Salvatore Cascio Stop. Stop right there. For a moment, stop discussing the fate of our troubled world, your papers, your ambitious careers and journey with me to a time we rarely allude to, a time we vaguely remember in the daily rush of our lives. A time… Continue reading Cinema Paradiso: A Return to Innocence
Each year a new class of students enters Harvard Business School, along with Harvard’s other graduate schools. All of these students and their partners are eligible to join the HBS Rugby Football Club. Each year 50% of HBS Rugby’s team also graduates, making room for new players right from the start of the first match… Continue reading Club Spotlight: HBS Rugby Football Club
What happened? In last week’s first round of the French presidential elections, with 16.9% of the votes, Jean-Marie Le Pen (extreme right candidate) placed second to conservative President Jacques Chirac (19.9%), beating out Social Democrat Prime Minister Lionel Jospin (16.2%). As only the first two candidates of the first round qualify for the second round,… Continue reading French Presidential Elections:
The Interdependence of the EU and the U.S. Mr. Fran‡ois Bujon de l’Estang, the current French Ambassador to the U.S., was greeted by the HBS community with much anticipation last Monday afternoon where he delivered the first lecture sponsored by the HBS European Club’s new team to a packed crowd in Aldrich Hall. The crowd… Continue reading The State of the U.S. -Transatlantic Relationship
On a cold Parisian afternoon in early March, HBS ruggers of past and present reunited to take on the formidable French squad from Ecole Polytechnique. The match resoundingly marked the inauguration of the first annual “Ex-athletes” Barbarian tour. The origin of a Barbarian tour can be traced back to 1890, when W.P. Carpmael of Bradford,… Continue reading Les Barbarians d'HBS, Conquerants de Paris
Okay, this is an unpaid advertisement: SEND IN YOUR QUOTES! It takes just seconds, and can contribute to the enjoyment of your entire class here at HBS (especially your section), as well as the classes a year ahead and a year behind you, who you may never see again after graduation. If nothing else, those… Continue reading They Said What?
The sight was rare: a dot-com entrepreneur whose company is profitable. Last Tuesday, Intuit Chairman and founder, Scott Cook (HBS ’76) treated a crammed Aldrich classroom to his key learnings on what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur and manager. After a brief stint with Procter & Gamble, Cook established Intuit in 1983 with… Continue reading Confessions of a Successful Dot-Com Entrepreneur
Play the game of games. The Harvard Rugby Football Club was started by Dean McArthur and is one of the oldest, largest, and most active sports clubs on campus. HBS Rugby membership involves training, matches, tours, tournaments, and social events to accommodate class schedules. The Club welcomes all members whatever their desired commitment level. Players… Continue reading Looking to Escape the Pressure?