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Harbus 2.0

The Harbus is now on Facebook! In an effort to boost our online presence we will be tackling web 2.0 with new facebook and twitter pages, and a new website being launched by the end of the month. The facebook page will feature clips from articles as well as news and updates about on campus…

On Campus

HBS Healthcare Conference

8th Annual HBS Healthcare Conference 2011 The largest student-run health-care conference in Boston on January 29th! Venture capital. Cash cycles. Information Technology. Nanotechnology. Resveratrol. Gene therapy, stem cells, epigenetics. Autism. No, this isn’t a recap of RC cases, topics, and recruiting. These are some of the terms that are being used at the HBS Healthcare…

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IXP – The Smiling Coast

It is 6 pm, on Thursday January 6th and the plane I find myself on just took off for Banjul, the capital of The Gambia in West Africa. There is a river flowing through this country named Gambia and instead of naming the country the more creative “Gambio,” it was decided that “The” would be…

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Hamilton (“Tony”) E. James, President and Chief Operating Officer, The Blackstone Group

Following our last article published in 2010 featuring an interview with BlackRock’s president, Robert Kapito (HBS’83), we kick off this year’s column with an excerpt from a conversation with Tony James (HBS’75), president and COO of the New York-based buyout empire The Blackstone Group (“Blackstone”). Mr. James also serves as a member of Blackstone’s board…

Humor

20* Questions

Meet Blake! I am not going to tell you how long it took for me to get this interview from Blake. I don’t want to confirm any stereotypes about people who quote a Nicholas Cage movie as their answer to “words to live by.” But, Blake is a friend of the HARBUS (see February 2010…

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MBAs Putting Their Education To Work… Literally

On October 27, HBS hosted a Professional Perspectives Panel on Education. The panelists – Emily McCann (HBS ’99), Scott Given (HBS ’10), Scott Benson (HBS ’08), and Garrett Smith (HBS ’08) – explained the recent dynamism of the world of education reform.

Humor

Kwamukkah?

Sing it with me: It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas (and let’s not forget all of the other religious holidays) at HBS. Fine – I’ll stop with the songs. Nevertheless, soon the snow will indeed make our campus nice and serene.   Men will aim to conceal their increasingly large beer bellies under sweaters,…

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Personalized Medicine Sector

Many of the students at HBS are seeking jobs that provide a good mix of complexity, industry or professional impact, entrepreneurial activity, and rewards.  Often, the situations that we will find ourselves in while performing our jobs in the years to come will be two-sided problems.  There will be a customer need, a competitor challenge,…

News

Baker Library – Historical Collections: Buy Now, Pay Later

Baker Library HistoricalÿCollections, Harvard Business Schoolÿannounces the opening of a new exhibition – “Buy Now, Pay Later: A History of Personal Credit.”ÿ The exhibit will run through June 3, 2011 in the North Lobby, Baker Library, Bloomberg Center, Harvard Business School. ÿThere is a myth of a lost golden age of economic virtue. Once upon…

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Human Development through Technology and Education

Two billion children of the developing world lack adequate education – the foundation for human development. However, technology offers a solution which empowers the poor of developing countries to pursue education and learning. It is a tool which holds the ability to transform the lives of the poor, as it provides a means to learn,…

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HBS Professor Honored by American Marketing Association

Stephen A. Greyser, the Richard P. Chapman Professor of Business Administration Emeritus at Harvard Business School (HBS), has received the 2010 Sports Marketing Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Marketing Association in recognition of his “distinguished career contributions to the scientific understanding of sports business.” Thirty years ago, Greyser codeveloped and taught the first course…

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Harvard Square

So let me get this straight. There is an online dating service that features Harvard men. There is free access on the site for Harvard men. This same dating website charges non-Harvard women a fee to sign up for the site to have access to Harvard men. Harvard women, conversely, cannot sign up for the…

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Meet the Entrepreneurs-in-Residence

Jeffery Bussgang ([email protected])Biography: Jeff is a General Partner at Flybridge Capital Partners whose investment interests and entrepreneurial experience are in consumer, Internet commerce, marketing services, software and wireless start-ups.Jeff’s popular blog on helping demystify the venture business for entrepreneurs, “Seeing Both Sides”, can be found at www.seeingbothsides.com, which is syndicated by BusinessWeek.com, Reuters.com, PE Hub…

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Class of 2010 Faculty Awards Announcement

More than 700 members of the Class of 2010 voted for their favorite HBS professors, based on inspiration, knowledge transfer, accessibility, career guidance, and feedback. Votes were compared to the total number of students taught by a given professor, and we are happy to announce that two RC professors and three EC professors will receive…

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What’s Enough, Part II

Often when people from outside our community think of Harvard Business School students, certain stereotypes come to mind. We are workaholics. We are arrogant, long on form, and short on function. We care more about personal achievement, money, power and status than just about anything else. Do these stereotypes reflect our true nature? We were…

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An Investigative Report

It is spring and the Harvard Business School is bustling with activity. Like eager fox sparrows returning from winter migration, HBS students, reinvigorated by Spring Break and the warmer weather, are also back on campus to face new challenges. ECs, in the homestretch, are racing through their final weeks of study and contemplating life after…

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Emerging from the Bubble

This week, as I was working with my co-chairs on the Social Enterprise Conference – Behrad Mahdi (OE) and Jacob Donnelly (NH) – we started chatting about the things that might be useful to think about as we reenter the real world. Behrad and Section OE had some recent alums join them for their Viewpoints…

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Online Dating: Fad, Farce, or Fabulous?

Okay, let’s engage in a hypothetical:It’s a Friday night and you’re in a bar. It’s crowded. Very, very crowded. So crowded and noisy in fact that any attempt you’ve made at conversation has dissolved into a screaming match. By this point you’ve lost your voice and you’re at the brink of losing your sanity. So…

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Without Light, Who Will Show HBS The Way?

There are moments in your life which you will likely never forget. Where were you when you heard that Michael Jackson had died? Where were you when you discovered that Erik Peterson had been let go? Where were you when you read an email from Harvard President Drew Faust informing you that Dean Light had…

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Dean Jay Light to Retire

On December 2, Dean Jay Light announced his plans to retire at the end of the academic year after a career that spanned 40 prolific years at Harvard Business School. Light commented that he has been considering retirement for some time now and that the decision was not precipitated by any specific event. University President…

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Turkey, Reheated

Many people believe that turkey tastes best the next day, slathered in mayonnaise and sandwiched between two slices of white bread.ÿIn general, we do not agree. Leftovers are yesterday’s news, and we like to look forward and continue to tackle the issues that are most important to the Harvard Business School community. But recent events…

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20* Questions

Meet Jay! He’s organizing this weekend’s Cyberposium and is thus the subject of this week’s 20 questions. Ask him to wink for you next time you see him.. wait, is it wrong to make fun of people’s disabilities? Cyberposiumÿis the premier MBA technology conference in the world. Held annually at Harvard Business School, Cyberposium facilitates…

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Seven Reasons To SeeSankofa

On Tuesday, Nov. 24, 766 HBS students, staff and faculty will gather to watch the annual Sankofa show performed by the members of HBS’ African American Student Union (AASU). “Sankofa” is a word from the Akan language of Ghana. It means to “go back and take.” The members of AASU will reach into the past…

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Dating. HBS. Kwame.

While the first two words are practically synonymous, let me take a few moments to introduce the third-my name is Kwame Spearman and I am your self-appointed dating columnist for the next year. You’re probably wondering at this point, who is this guy and what insight does he have to write a dating column in…

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President of BlackRock talks “Money” with Mia

While at CNBC this summer I had the opportunity to meet Robert Kapito, the Founder and President of BlackRock and a graduate of Harvard Business School. As he was getting ready to go on-air on Squawk Box, we chatted about Harvard Business School and the economy. When I realized Mr. Kapito would be on HBS’s…

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“The G-25”

When the new Section H arrived at the Eagle Mountain House, a resort in Jackson, New Hampshire, they thought they were just in for a fun weekend away from the hustle and bustle of the Harvard Business School and Boston, but instead the community invited them as a group of distinguished guests. So how did…

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HBS Start-Up Profile: Job Hunting in a Crisis

The Dow Jones may be recovering from its record lows of last year but the same is certainly not true of the job market. Companies are still reeling from the recession and uncertain about their hiring plans. Many companies are postponing hiring until needs become more proven, and most students are rightfully preparing for an…

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MBA Oath: An Oath and Its Flaws

“Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.”                                                    -Milton Friedman The “MBA Oath” was crafted by a few members of the Class of 2009 here at Harvard Business School. On the Oath’s official website, I count 478 members of last year’s graduating class that have signed the Oath…

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