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Professor Kanter's Dangerous Conclusion

In the final issue of The Harbus 2001 Edition, Harvard Business School Professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter graciously submitted an article that originally appeared in the December 2001 issue of Business 2.0, entitled, “The End of the End of Big Government.” In her piece, Prof. Kanter argues forcibly that the U.S. terrorism crisis revealed “our erstwhile…

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The End of the End of Big Government

It has been 20 years since President Reagan gave the policy pendulum a mighty push toward minimalist government. With bold strokes, he deregulated the airlines, privatized air traffic control, and set in motion cheaper, less centralized government. Later, as the Cold War waned, the stature of the private sector grew taller and business principles became…

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Dukakis Urges Students Not To Forget 'Domestic Challenges'

Former Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis last week called on members of the HBS community not to let the nation be so consumed with the war on terrorism that it ignores “fundamental domestic challenges”-like the need to extend health care coverage to 43 million Americans who are uninsured.“If we’re serious about creating a society in this…

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The Loss of Innocence

In one of my first-year BGIE classes I offered a potential solution to an economic and political problem by quoting Switzerland, my home country, as a role model. Unfortunately, my professor did not appreciate it as expected. I approached him after class, and he told me that Switzerland would never hold as a replicable example…

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Hard Time Finding a Good a Job? Create Your Own

Why struggle to get a job in this damaged economy if you can be fortunate enough to have the opportunity to create your own? The HBS business plan contest was a great opportunity for me to validate a business idea, create a company of my own and also have fun in the process. Let me…

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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…

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HBS Grad Elected NYC Mayor

Harvard Business School graduates now hold the two toughest jobs in the country. Michael Bloomberg, HBS 1966, the billionaire founder of the financial news and information network that bears his name, was elected Mayor of New York City last Tuesday, and will take on the immense task of rebuilding the city’s economy and psyche in…

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Achieving Peace and Stability in Congo

At age 30, President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is about as old as many HBS students are. Last Monday, Kabila spoke at the Forum and outlined his vision on creating peace and restoring good governance in Congo. Kabila became President in January 2001 after his father, former President Laurent Kabila,…

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Social Activism in Today?s Corporate Culture

I remember the day during Foundations when we discussed an article by Milton Friedman, which detailed his thoughts on the role of the corporation in society. Friedman believes that the role of the corporation is to create value for its shareholders and that taking care of greater society is the role of the government and…

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Aids in South Africa – Ministerial Visit

On Friday, 26 October, the Minister of Health for Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa?s most populous province, stopped over at KSG to deliver an address about the devastating virus that is affecting millions in Sub-Saharan Africa. Dr Zweli Mkhize was en-route to Washington, DC to attend a NIH conference on developing a HIV/AIDS therapeutic agenda for…

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Kabila Promises Peace During HBS Visit

Ringed by layers of security and accompanied by an entourage of senior Congolese government officials, Democratic Republic of the Congo President Joseph Kabila, 30, visited Harvard Business School last Monday to meet briefly with Dean Kim B. Clark and have lunch with a selected group of faculty and students. His visit was followed by an…

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Activated Reservist Says Thank You to HBS

On Friday September 14, I received an almost expected phone call from my Army Commander: “Be ready?we are going.” As a reserve counter-terrorism intelligence analyst for the U.S. Army, my activation seemed nearly certain after September 11th. Yet, as all those who have worked for the government know, nothing is certain until it actually happens….

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OJ Goes Skiing

OJ’s community spirit was in evidence last Friday when the Academic Office invited us to review a new MBA teaching case designed for use across multiple subjects. The case involves Mr. Mothy, the owner-manager of a small hand-operated printing press in Baghdad specializing in government promotional leaflets. Ten years ago, business had dried up abruptly…

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Leadership in Politics Club Prepares for its Inaugural Year

Harvard Business School’s newest addition to its roster of clubs, the Leadership in Politics Club is preparing for an exciting inaugural year. Club Presidents Mark Cicirelli, Richard Linder, and John Travers (all OH) have been building on a swell of enthusiasm gathered in the past several months from classmates awaiting the club’s first official activities.The…

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Congressman Harold E. Ford, Jr.: The Next Big Thing

If you were lucky enough to have been present at the Kennedy School of Government’s ARCO Forum last Wednesday night, you were privy to a wonderful treat! Congressman Harold E. Ford, Jr. (D-Tennessee), the second youngest member of the United States House of Representatives, delivered a dynamic public address before a diverse crowd of students,…

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Economics-The Missing Lesson?

Last week one of my finance classes was assigned a case on a startup that received the majority of its funding through a government grant. The grant this company received was part of a program designed to fund high-risk technologies that were predicted to have spillover benefits or “positive externalities that accrued to others besides…

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Governing by Obfuscation?

Obfuscate-verb; To make so confused or opaque as to be difficult to perceive or understand; To render indistinct or dim (The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 3rd Edition) So there I was, trying to calculate the adjusted capital cash flow using the venture capital method for some case, when I realized that I…

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Dialogue on Social Enterprise

How do you mange the business of social change? That was the question students from Harvard Business School and John F. Kennedy School of Government (KSG) grappled with at the Dialogue on Social Enterprise on February 24, 2001. As a new January cohort student, I was excited to see how the discussions would reveal the…

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Recruiter Newsflash

Manufacturers Alcoa Inc. (AA) signed a 10-year, $300 million contract with Honeywell International Inc. (HON) to develop a program designed to boost productivity and reduce costs at seven Alcoa alumina-refining facilities. In a press release Monday, Alcoa said the Honeywell Industrial Control ManageAbility agreement will help improve process control and standardization of both equipment and…

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Business as Unusual

Anita Roddick, CEO of The Body Shop, presented an alternate view to Harvard Business School students last week: business is not about money, it is about responsibility. Several students who left early in the presentation, mostly likely wishing that they had attended the Color Squad games instead, were probably not ready for Roddick’s healthy dose…

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Rwanda's Journey: From Hell to Hope

A tall, slim and soft-spoken man represents the hope of Rwanda, the small East African nation that has a population of 7 million. Paul Kagame, Rwanda’s President since April 2000, spoke at the Kennedy School last Monday. Kagame, who was Rwanda’s Vice President and Minister of Defense from 1994 until 2000, has the reserved aura…

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Wondering about your career path?

Imagine yourself checking the job bank one night as your wrestle with the possibilities of spending the summer as a consultant or a banker. A new job listing catches your eye. The organization: The United States of America, the title: Chief Executive, the location: The White House. Intrigued by the possibility of securing a job…

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