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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,…

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Searching at HBS

The one thing I heard throughout recruiting is that “searching for dates and searching for jobs is the same thing.” I famously said this, co-writing a Kwama Sutra article with my section mate Renny McPherson last February, after attempting to gain a summer internship during the on campus recruiting period. Since then, my “single” bond…

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Celebrating Sanity Is Not Enough to Restore It

Many of us at HBS have been in boardrooms where executives have had to grapple with very tough issues facing their companies. Imagine an executive walks into a board meeting saying, “We need to improve X and make significant changes. The current model is not working. do not know, however, what to do exactly; and…

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Sexism in the Classroom and Workplace

Zack’s perspective I’m not sexist. At least, I really don’t mean to be. Is it wrong for me to open a door for a female colleague at work? I mean, I know I’m treating her different, but I’m trying to be a proper gentleman, that’s ok, isn’t it? Last Thursday, the WSA hosted Professors Amy…

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Meet the Kids of HBS

Having children is one of many milestones that students and partners may experience at HBS. Whether your first or third child, HBS is a proven family-friendly place. The MBA Program welcomes children to campus life and the Partner’s Club Crimson Kids offers support for parents and daily activities for children. You may see them parading…

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Evisors.com

If you’re like me, you dread the part of an interview when you get asked, “Any questions for me?” Save the “What’s your firm’s culture like” or “How has the recession affected business?” for the person who is not going to get the offer. Instead, ask a targeted question. Spark the attention of the partner…

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Alumni Perspective – Jessica Gelman

HBS has a rich and diverse base of alumni. In this column, we speak with the alumni who have been out in the real world and bring their experiences and perspectives to our readers. This week we spoke with Jessica Gelman (HBS 2002) who went into the unconventional realm of sports and combined her passion…

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Rugby Player Profile

Title: Wizard of the Wing, Master of the Match, Humble Servant to Double B (Godfather of Rugby), Director of Sponsorship Height/Weight:6 foot, 200 lbs. Position: Outside Center or Wing. Likes: Wearing my camo snuggie, face chugging in nursing homes, and going shirtless in the Harvard Sq 7-Eleven. Dislikes: Channel surfing and accidentally landing on an…

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Real Partners of HBS – Partners On The Payroll

Are you wondering why that administrator looks so familiar? Do you swear you’ve seen that partner around campus before? Would it be impossible to imagine a HBS staff member at your section retreat? Well, it’s quite possible a partner has emailed you about your Prematriculation checklist, set up a career coach meeting for you, or…

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Business and the Environment Initiative

The development of corporate integrated reporting (IR) standards has the promise to be one of the great business innovations of the 21st century, and could be pivotal in restoring public trust in business institutions, Harvard Business School Dean Nitin Nohria told a seminal gathering of IR key stakeholders at an HBS workshop last week. Integrated…

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Redefining Special Needs

On October 17, 2010, over 150 athletes in 12 teams from around Massachusetts descended upon the Harvard playing fields for a flag football tournament organized jointly by Special Olympics Massachusetts and students from HKS and HBS. In addition, over 100 volunteers from HBS and HKS helped to referee the games, set up the fields, and…

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Insider’s Perspective – Japan

Konnichiwa (greetings from Japan)! Japan- “Land of the Rising Sun” is a country where the past (ancient temples and shrines) meets the future (advanced technology and modern cities).ÿYou may be using words like “kaizen” and “keiretsu” in your discussions. But following are some things you don’t usually hear about Japan (or read even in the…

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Rugby Player Profile

Position: Hooker… it’s not what it sounds like; I generally play with all my clothes on. Height/Weight: 5ft 5in, 170lb; the same height as Lil Wayne but infinitely stronger. Hometown: London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland also the birthplace of the great sport of Rugby. Why did you get into rugby: As…

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Matchmaking

After the unfriendly response from the DateHarvardSq folks, I decided to pause and reflect on my purpose as a columnist. My period of nirvana was cut brief, though, by Sophie Bishton, who yelled at me after class, “Where has your column been?” Unwilling to disappoint my readers, particularly the female ones, the Sutra is back….

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Coming Soon to HBS:

On Thursday October 14th, Dean Nitin Nohria held a press conference with Boston Mayor Thomas Manino and Mr. Ratan Tata, chairman of the international conglomerate Tata Sons Ltd. The mayor was present to support two important initiatives at HBS: (1) A new executive education building named Tata Hall after the $50M gift from the Tata…

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Age Falls to Beauty in Annual Alumni Match

This fall saw the resurgence of Gordon Gekko and the Karate Kid, but no event could live up to the hype surrounding the return of the HBS Old Boys to the rugby pitch. Each fall the ageless Old Boys of HBS Rugby Football Club descend on the hallowed rugby pitch on Soldiers Field Park road…

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Is Green REALLY the new Crimson?

Ever since I arrived as a RC last year I was bombarded with Green initiatives – work for HBS Green Living, become a Green Rep and posters of “Green is the new Crimson”. “Great!” I thought, “after living in Atlanta for seven years where there is no separate container for recyclables, finally a place where…

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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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The Leadership Fellows Program: City of Sacramento Mayor’s Office

When people think about typical destinations for HBS students, a few cities come to mind: New York, San Francisco, London to name a few.But.Sacramento, California? For an increasing number of HBSers, the capital city of the eighth largest economy in the world is becoming a coveted destination. The reason? NBA All-Star, HBS case protagonist, and…

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Letter to the Editor – Response to Kwame Spearman’s Article

We write to respond to Kwame Spearman’s recent critique of DateHarvardSQ (www.dateharvardsq.com), which admonished us for not launching our website with functionality for Harvard women and the LGBT community. Unfortunately, Kwame’s analysis was regrettably uninformed. The success of DateHarvardSQ has always been and will always be about one thing – connecting all people in search…

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Turn Your 400 Facebook Friends into 20,000 Professional Connections

Young Americans are struggling to find jobs in a difficult economy; the Millennial (18 – 29yrs) unemployment rate of nearly 14 percent is approaching levels that the US has not seen since the Great Depression (Labor Bureau stats). Even students at HBS are affected by this with many of our peers not getting the jobs…

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Real Partners of HBS – From Military Life to Business School

“Army Wives”, the highest-rated drama series in Lifetime’s history, follows the struggles, dreams and friendships of a diverse group of wives living with their spouses and families on an active Army post. They face deployments, abuse, hostage situations, adultery, and post traumatic stress disorder, just for starters. While the series is busy depicting the lives…

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An Interview With Pamela Meyer (HBS’86)

HBS has a rich and diverse base of alumni. In this column, we speak with the alumni who have been out in the real world and bring their experiences and perspectives to our readers. We’re starting this column with a very interesting person – She was at HBS some 25 years back – the era…

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The Balancing Act – A Healthy Relationship versus Student Life

Uprooting a family, making new friends, moving into a smaller apartment, finding a new job, managing chaotic schedules, and dealing with financial stress are some of the obvious challenges that partners may experience when relocating with their student to HBS. While the HBS experience is said to be transformational and some of the best years…

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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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What’s Next For New Orleans?

Having recently marked the 5th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina in wake of the Gulf Coast oil spill disaster, New Orleans is now coping with new social and community redevelopment challenges. As the only US service-based January Term IXP, the 2011 New Orleans IXP will offer an unparalleled opportunity to experience first-hand one of the most…

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The Entrepreneurial Class

The Class of 2010 started school in the worst recession since the Great Depression. Finance was a blackhole. You could walk the hallways of Spangler and see the tired faces of another round of interviews. Jobs were hard to get. But it was also an opportunity. A number of students took the leap of faith…

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SA Weekly – 130 RCs and ECs in 2 Boston Public Middle Schools

On September 16, 2010, 300 seventh graders looked in 300 mirrors and discovered leaders. With the help of RC students and a curriculum developed specially for the Impact Initiative, these seventh graders at Timilty and Frederick-Pilot Middle Schools realized they had the potential to be influential leaders. The curriculum was designed with dual objectives. According…

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