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Where Innovation Meets Relevance: The 2011 HBS Business Plan Competition

Burden Hall was packed.  Venture capitalists, lawyers, and other professionals had descended upon the HBS campus, and, along with a host of students, had the campus auditorium brimming with excitement normally reserved for dignitaries or CEOs.  In this case, however, it was a growing breed of HBS student—the entrepreneur—which had caused such a fervor. In…

On Campus

A Message from Dean Nohria

To the MBA Classes of 2011 and 2012: It is hard to believe that a year has passed since I was given this wonderful gift of being the dean of Harvard Business School. Yet the calendar provides the proof. I would venture to guess that many of you feel the same way; when you fill…

On Campus

Holi – The Festival of Colors

Last Saturday’s gathering on the MAC Quad was an emotional rainbow. Over 200 students from across Harvard united to celebrate the festival of Holi with vibrant colors, festive sweets and friendly games. Spring’s first warm rays pierced the cold air in Cambridge on the lovely afternoon of March 26th to set the perfect stage. Students…

Humor

Rejection

Last week while walking through Aldrich, I overheard two RCs talking: “That dating guy, you know the one who writes those funny columns?” said the first RC. “Um, ya, the Kwama Sutra,” responded her friend. “Right. He’s extremely cute, and I hear he’s charming and charismatic, but he writes about being rejected all the time….

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The Harbus Featured in Fortune

On February 23rd, Fortune.com featured an article published in the popular MBA website Poets & Quants about the new 2011 Unofficial Harvard Business School Interview Guide published by the Harbus. This comes in the wake of changes the Harbus has recently ushered in including its new Facebook page (//tinyurl.com/TheHarbusFacebook), Twitter account (twitter.com/TheHarbusHBS) and revamped website….

Sports

Player Profile – Matt Rooney (HES)

Position Flanker, Alumni Chair, Social Director, understudy of Sir Double B Hometown The land down under, not hell where I belong, but Sydney, Australia When did you start playing rugby? At age 11 in school, but then went over to the dark side playing Aussie Rules Football (I am not going to try explain the…

Sports

A Transformational Experience

Zack Zackrison will be chronicling his training and transformation as he prepares for the 2011 Boston Marathon. Hi Friends, my name is Zack Zackrison.  I’m an EC enjoying my second year and searching frantically for a job.  And yet, somehow last year I thought, wouldn’t it be cool to run the Boston Marathon?  So now,…

Features, Humor

10 Easy Ways to be More Frugal at HBS

At first glance, it may seem as though frugality and HBS are incompatible. After all, HBS students pay significant amounts of money for tuition, housing, and lavish travels. Yet frugality goes beyond the definition of penny-pinching. It is a philosophy by which people acquire and use their resources wisely to achieve their long term goals….

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The Effects of Climate Change

On Febuary 2nd, the Business and Environment Initiative (BEI) hosted Harvard University Prof. Dan Schrag, a highly recognized authority in the climate change space. Prof. Schrag spoke about the effects of human advancement on climate change over the last several decades and through a series of insightful facts, drove home the idea that the planet…

Humor

The Unofficial Guide to Valentine’s Day at HBS

Yes, you are reading Kwama Sutra on the front page of the Harbus.  No, I am not announcing that I am in a relationship, as that is still a work in progress (kind of like the Big Dig in Boston during the 90s).  Yes, it is Valentine’s Day and the powers that be (Lavayna) have…

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Real Partners – Chocolate Brunch and Other Sweet Ideas For Your Sweetie

Chocolate is a staple for partners. For the last two years in January, the Partners Club has indulged in the decadent chocolate feast at the Chocolate Bar in the Café Fleuri Restaurant at the Langham Hotel. This all-you-can-enjoy buffet takes place every Saturday afternoon and features an array of scrumptious chocolate desserts, including the legendary…

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The Turkish Republic

It is cliché to call Turkey a bridge between continents and cultures; yet, there is no other phrase truly summarizes Turkey’s identity. Turkey is a large peninsula located at the junction of Europe, Asia, and Africa. Its land in western Asia is called Anatolia and its land in southeast Europe is called Thrace. Turkey’s neighbors…

Humor

Friendships

“So you’re telling me you could be attracted to me, but because we are friends, not be romantically interested in me?” I said, with a mix of frustration and intrigue. “This is about as logical as investing in a subprime mortgage loan,” I continued, using a surprisingly apropos financial markets analogy, given my lack of…

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IXP – South Africa: From Cape Town to Johannesburg

Cape Town is situated in between a mountain range and the Atlantic Ocean, and this unique geography makes it one of the most beautiful cities I’ve ever visited. It is also a city of extremes as some residents live opulent lifestyles while others live in abject poverty. A few weeks ago, I journeyed to Africa…

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Recycle Almost Everything

But wait, it’s not a melting pot! “Should that go in the trash or recycling?” This is probably a question you ask yourself many times a day. While most of us understand the importance of recycling, it can sometimes get a little confusing in practice. HBS offers SingleStream recycling which means that all recyclables (plastic,…

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IXP – Rwanda Nziza! Students Explore Beautiful Rwanda

Twenty-six HBS students set out this fall of 2010 as part of the Rwanda IXP to learn about Rwanda’s striking journey of recovery since the Genocide, to work on consulting projects with local entrepreneurs, non-profit and public sector organizations and to enjoy an exotic African adventure. Rwanda Nziza literally means “Beautiful Rwanda,” but to the…

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IXP – Extreme Green Tech (Lite)

A Few Key Takeaways from an Epic Journey in the Bay Area In early January, twenty-five HBS RCs and ECs led by Professor Joe Lassiter set out to discover the mysteries of green tech in the bay area, and ended up finding the meaning of life, the path to true happiness, and, most importantly, each…

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IXP – The Brazilian Rendezvous

Contemporary global economic parlance has an acronym “BRIC” referring to four large emerging countries deemed to be at a similar stage of economic growth. While China and India are often referred to as the engines for world GDP growth, it is the “B” within the BRIC that holds some of the world’s largest agricultural, petroleum…

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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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South Africa

Every country in the world displays some diversity, but South Africa is clearly one of the most with hippos in the Limpopo River to the penguins waddling on the Cape.  There’s the deserted Kalahari, Namakwa’s springtime symphony of wildflowers, iconic Table Mountain and Cape Point, Kruger National Park’s savannah grasslands (scene of the famous lion-buffalo-crocodile…

Sports

NG and OI go to the break with the lead in the Race for the Cup

Cup still anyone’s game with over 10,000 points still at stake throughout the Winter Semester! RC Standings 1.            NG         780 2.            NA          420 3.            NB          370 4.            NE          360 5.            NJ           300 6.            ND          210 7.            NC          160 8.            NF          160 9.            NI           120 10.          NH         0 EC Standings 1.            OI           640 2.            OB          530…

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Making a Real Difference

“I want to make a difference but I don’t want to leave my current career.” “I want to help people but I don’t know where to start.” “I want to work with non-profits but they require so much time.” We all hear these statements often. Some of us have said it aloud and many more…

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Reshaping Business Education at HBS

We are thrilled to publish a discussion we had with Dean Nitin Nohria and Professor Youngme Moon regarding upcoming changes in the HBS MBA curriculum. The Highlights On Wednesday, January 19th the HBS faculty voted on replica watches uk, and passed with enthusiasm, two motions that will affect the MBA curriculum beginning next Fall. 1.      …

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IXP – The Good, The Bad & The ‘Lank

The HBS Outdoors Club made its first ever trek to Sri Lanka this J-term, and 22 lucky members enjoyed the stunning landscape and friendly people over eleven days of adventure. From testing their TOM skills with a nerdy visit to the Pedro Estate Tea Factory, to viewing Avatar-esque countryside in Dickoya and spectacular cliffs from…

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Interview With Cathy Benko, Chief Talent Officer of Deloitte

Cathy Benko (MBA 1989) was appointed in 2007 to the newly created position of chief talent officer for Deloitte LLP. Her charge: Create a signature Deloitte Talent Experience and cultivate the firm’s leading position in the talent marketplace. The results are striking. Today, Deloitte is cited by BusinessWeek as the “Best Place to Launch a…

Features

Cyberposium 16

Consumers are demanding a slimmer set of higher quality content delivered through a narrower choice set. The second takeaway was that the transition to the public cloud, despite short-term hurdles, is inevitable.

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…

Features

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

Deadbeat Harbus Rep

Hello classmates. Look at your Deadbeat Harbus Representative. Now back to me. Now back to your representative. Now back to me. Sadly, they aren’t me. But if they got off their lazy ass and started contributing to the Harbus, they could write like they’re me. Or they could write like they’re themselves. Or they could…

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