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Obama’s Best (Made Up) Interview Ever

Harbus (in our fantasy world) recently sat down with President Barack Obama to discuss his outlook on the presidency and the state of the country. Harbus: President Obama, thank you for agreeing to join us for a discussion. Obama: Not a problem, it is my pleasure. Harbus: Mr. President, can you describe what your Administration…

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The Marketing of the President

“The Marketing of the President.” Sounds like the theme from an earlier edition of the Harbus. After all, barring death, resignation, or impeachment, Obama will remain in power until at least January 2013. However, marketing remains critical to his Presidency; Obama’s popularity and accomplishments will depend on how he reshapes his campaign’s message going forward….

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Immersion Experience – Mexico: En memoria de mi primo

The hills beckoned on the last morning of the Mexico IXP. Our Crowne Plaza hotel overlooked the city’s central river, beyond which low hills rose to the Sierra Madre. We had been in Monterrey three days but I had not had time to jog through the city (a habit of mine when traveling). Just across…

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Immersion Experience – Actualizing Dreams in the Developing World

Three students volunteered on a service trip to the Philippines during the winter break. We recommended ways of using the country’s hydropower efficiently to enhance rural electrification. One of our guides in the Philippines pulled me aside early on and said, “The Philippines is still a developing country with its flaws, but I wouldn’t change…

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Journey to Antarctica

A student journeys to the far end of the earth over Winter Break After a decade of traveling and a passport nearly full of stamps, one place had still eluded me – Antarctica. Upon a little research, a lot of saving and a bit of persistence, my wife and I made the trip down to…

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Year End Tragedies-Where does Mumbai go from here?

It was a brazen attack the city of Mumbai had never witnessed the likes of. On the evening of November 26, young gunmen opened indiscriminate fire on crowds in various places including a fancy café, a hospital, the train station, a Jewish centre and two luxury hotels. Hostages were taken. Hundreds were killed. Many more…

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Republican vs. Democrat — A Parents Choice for President

Republican Paul Buser (OH) and MPA ’09, Contributing Writer The historic election in front of us takes on a greater significance when considering the next generation to whom we will bequeath our great country. It is the sensible choice to pass along the Republican ideals of freedom, empowerment, and love of country. Election day has…

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Republican vs. Democrat — Social Enterprise and the Common Good

Republican Justin Ferira (OI and MPA ’09), Contributing Writer An optimistic and enterprising spirit is at the heart of the overarching American ideal and the individual American dream. There is a sense of endless individual and collective potential in our population that drives innovation and the furtherance and growth of our country. The optimal approach…

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Point of View — International Perspective on the US Elections

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…

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McCain is the Smart Vote for the Economy

The middle class may be slow to embrace the Obama economic plan for good reason. It defies the policy lessons learned from 50 years of economic expansion in the United States. John McCain offers a plan to incent businesses, entrepreneurs, and foreign investment leading to economic growth, job creation, and higher wages. Barack Obama claims…

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Saving Capitalism from Itself

Larry Summers’ keynote at the centennial business summit argues that business leaders must change their thinking to consider the threats against capitalism. The final plenary session of the Centennial Business Summit surfaced ideas that many of the participants were thinking throughout the conference: How will the form of capitalism we all know and love transform…

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Sovereign Wealth Management’ Session

Bill Miracky, a senior partner at the Monitor Group, began by concisely defining a sovereign wealth fund (“SWF”) as a government-owned investment fund, managed separately from the sovereign treasury, that invests across a range of asset classes. The rapid rise of SWFs -they invested $92 billion in equity transactions in 2007, up from just $3…

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What Barack Obama and Chicken Contact Lenses Have in Common

With the U.S. losing 160,000 jobs in September, suddenly Barack Obama’s tax cuts, and health care and education reform are starting to sound a little more important than religion and guns to the working-class Sometimes it’s hard to convey a message about a product to the working class. That product could be chicken contact lens..or…

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What the Financial Crisis Means To HBS

“It is an anxious time. A worrisome time. Probably even a dangerous time. It’s a historic time. A time that we will be teaching about in our classrooms for some time.” And so began Dean Jay Light presenting to a packed Burden Auditorium on Tuesday, September 23 for “Turmoil on the Street: Fathoming the Financial…

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HBS Administration Responds

To the MBA Classes of 2009 and 2010: I am grateful to Joey Castillo and the other Harbus editors for allowing me to share my thoughts about Ahead of the Curve, a new book by HBS alumnus Philip Delves Broughton (MBA 2006), which I have read carefully. The book – written as a memoir, and…

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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 Perspective – Professor Joe Lassiter

“The people you study with determine what you will learn. I enjoy teaching at HBS because I have the opportunity to work with great people everyday – engaging students in classroom discussions, benefiting from faculty insights, and learning from our practitioner alumni.” Reflecting on the impact of the Harvard Business School over the last 100…

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David Bonderman, Founder of Texas Pacific Group, Visits HBS

It is hard to know what to expect when you meet someone whose net worth approaches $3.5 billion. At age 65, David Bonderman’s unassuming persona comes across as quite approachable, even sociable – rare qualities amongst the high-flying world of mega-billionaire financiers. Contrast this with Bonderman’s large physical frame, sunken eyes and deeply receded hairline…

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Former Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis Visits HBS

Former Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis (HLS ’60) spoke at HBS on December 11 at the invitation of the HBS Democrats Club. Dukakis’ speech focused on the importance of grassroots, precinct-based political campaigning. In fact, he attributed the success of his campaigns to successful recruitment of precinct captains and block captains to coordinate local campaign activities….

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Thinking Outside the Planet

When Eric Anderson started Space Adventures 10 years ago in order to take paying passengers into space, people laughed at him. No market existed, they told him. And even if there were a market, his critics sniped, there was no way he could serve it. Five passengers later, he has proved them wrong. Passionate about…

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IRS Declares Federal Tax Holiday

As an example, consider a florist who earns $7.00 per hour, eight hours per day, and is taxed at the 10% rate. By choosing to celebrate the tax holiday, the florist will save $5.60 in 2007 taxes. In a controversial move, IRS Commissioner Mark W. Everson declared April 17 a tax holiday in celebration of…

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HBS Debate Team Prepares for its Final Showdown of the Year

The debate team has had a strong year thanks to a win over Yale last term and several successful debates on campus. Topics have ranged from green issues to asking whether greed was good. But how is debating different from just an everyday classroom discussion? “Debating is quite a formal process,” Michael Walsh explains. “The…

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Going Backstage with a Professional Speaker

On Tuesday, February 20, 2007, Ray Semko, also known as the D*I*C*E Man, spoke to an audience of about 150 students and executive education participants at Spangler Auditorium. The event was the third of the HBS Public Speaking Club’s Outstanding Speaker Series for 2007. D*I*C*E stands for “Defensive Information to Counter Espionage.” Ray Semko uses…

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Two Sides of the Minimum Wage Coin

Raising the minimum wage would hurt many of the people it is intended to protect. Last month, Senator Jim Webb delivered the Democratic response to the State of the Union address. In it, he touted minimum wage legislation as a step toward getting “the right things done, for the right people and for the right…

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Movie Review – Children of Men

The year is 2027. It’s been 18 years since a woman has given birth. The fears of a controlling government, terrorism and human extinction are magnified and paralyzing society. Forgoing the flying cars and silver jump suits, the futuristic thriller “Children of Men” portrays an eerie, realistic depiction of how society could evolve if it…

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A Celebration of Dynamic Women in Business

Female professionals and MBA students from across the nation gathered for The Dynamic Women in Business Conference, organized by the Women’s Student Association (WSA), held at Harvard Business School on Saturday, January 27. As one of the largest conferences on campus, more than 900 participants packed into Burden Auditorium, including a group of 17 young…

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Social Enterprise Summer Fellowship

When one thinks about working in Social Enterprise, mechanical engineering is not one of the first job descriptions considered. Traditional and popular opportunities include community development, fine arts, and microfinance. Most people do not consider the wide array of professional trade associations that prove to be equally effective in advancing Social Enterprise. HBS Fellowships truly…

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Internships in Social Enterprise

Harbus: Why did you decide to do your summer internship with the government of Sri Lanka? Annie: In 2004 when the Tsunami hit two thirds of the coast on December 26, as far as one mile inland in some areas, I knew that management expertise would be needed to rebuild the nation and recover the…

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Is Greed Good?

Is greed good? This was the question debated by members of the HBS debate team at the kick-off meeting of the Leadership & Ethics Forum (LEF). The argument focused on whether businesses have any social responsibilities beyond simply maximizing their profits. The format for the debate had two teams of three speakers with one team…

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