Viewpoint: A Degree at a Crossroads

The MBA Oath is an opportunity to reassert the purpose of the business profession. By establishing a code of conduct that grounds the profession in a responsible value creation philosophy, my hope is that business leaders will move beyond their myopic focus on shareholder maximization. Analogous to the evolution of the legal and medical professions,… Continue reading Viewpoint: A Degree at a Crossroads

Less is More

RC Sections competed in a weeklong double-sided printing competition in early March, just after MBA IT Support Services upgraded all Spangler, Aldrich, and Baker printers to enable double-siding. The competition was organized by Green Living Rep Evelyne White (NJ) and the Green Living Section Reps. Section C prevailed in the competition, with their case write-ups… Continue reading Less is More

Global Environment

Professor Christensen opened the discussion with a story about one of the guest’s younger days. The CEO of The Black & Decker Co. was apparently an accomplished college basketball player – and served as an inspiration for Professor Christensen’s own athletic ambitions. That the professor’s true potential lay elsewhere is perhaps a blessing in disguise.… Continue reading Global Environment

A Kodak Moment

“You Press the Button, We’ll Do the Rest”: George Eastman, founder of Eastman Kodak in 1888. Rarely does a simple company slogan outlast the most recent marketing campaign, but this corporate mantra has driven Kodak for well-over 100 years, through turbulent times and now into the digital age. The history of this American icon is… Continue reading A Kodak Moment

I Think, Ergo I am

A team of Harvard Business School MBA students took home first place in the Seventh Annual Rice Marketing Case Competition on January 28. Roughly 10 schools, the usual suspects, were represented in the Rice Marketing Case Competition that officially started at 9:30pm on Friday, January 27, when cases were distributed to student teams. Final presentations… Continue reading I Think, Ergo I am

Former CEO of HP Speaks on Leadership and Choices

After being largely removed from the public eye since her dismissal from HP, Carly Fiorina resurfaces at Harvard to discuss lessons learned along her rise as one of the most influential women in business. “A leader’s most fundamental job is to sense danger and opportunity ahead of others and to act on that knowledge,” Carly… Continue reading Former CEO of HP Speaks on Leadership and Choices

HBS Commits to Recycling in 2nd Annual Green Week Celebration

From Monday, April 10 to Wednesday, April 13, HBS will host its second Green Week, a series of activities aimed at raising environmental awareness throughout the HBS community. Sponsored by the Student Association, the event is jointly organized by the Business and Environment Club (BEC), Restaurant Associates and HBS Operations. Green Week events include a… Continue reading HBS Commits to Recycling in 2nd Annual Green Week Celebration

Carly Fiorina Comes to Campus

“Business is a lot more than just facts and figures and products. It’s about emotion – real, powerful emotion, and how people react to emotion. This needs to be managed just as much as the income statement and the balance sheet.” – Carly Fiorina With the temperature finally, if only temporarily, heating up in Boston,… Continue reading Carly Fiorina Comes to Campus

Expected Returns Perhaps Assumptions and Estimates Were a Bit Off

My expectations in coming to HBS have been exceeded and at the same time have not been fulfilled. Here’s how.  I didn’t expect to wear an 11-inch silver sequined skirt and nipple pasties to an HBS function. After the fifth time I was used to it, but I really should find some sensible shoes.… Continue reading Expected Returns Perhaps Assumptions and Estimates Were a Bit Off