HBS Surf Club Is Born: One Island, Lots of Dudes – Female Members Sought

Spear gun in hand, bandana wrapped tightly around his lantern-like jaw, HBS Surf Team Supreme Commander Matt Thompson (NI) surveyed his troops. It had been a long, grueling week at Morro Negrito Surf Camp, Panama, but the boys had done well. Nate “Wookie” Wucherpfennig (NF) was recovering in a hammock from his decimation of the… Continue reading HBS Surf Club Is Born: One Island, Lots of Dudes – Female Members Sought

Reader Questions Harbus’ Presidential Poll

To Editor in Chief: I am from Lebanon visiting Mass for treatment. By chance I read The Harbus Monday 27 Oct 2008. I was very surprised that HBS is backing Obama. In Lebanon the palestinains Sunni Chiate also Hezballah Hamas Falah they all want Obama to win. Reason they Obama share that Arab and Muslim… Continue reading Reader Questions Harbus’ Presidential Poll

International Flip-Flop

The recent Harvard University policy prohibiting granting of academic credit or funding for study by Harvard College students to countries on the U.S. State Department “Travel Warnings” list, which currently encompasses 25 countries from Indonesia to Kenya, is unfortunate (see “College Deters Travel to More Countries,” Harvard Crimson, December 2, 2004). While heightened security concerns… Continue reading International Flip-Flop

Summer Jobs

By Larry Wasserman (OF)Ode to My SummerWhen I went through recruiting late last yearMy summer plans remained still ill-defined Though banking brought me nausea, dread and fearI thought consulting might not be a grind. So I applied to BCG and BainBooz Allen, Monitor, not many moreThey all said, “Dude, your efforts are in vain”And, bluntly… Continue reading Summer Jobs

Risk Mindset in Asia Could Thwart Growth Opportunities

Jeffrey Shafer, Vice Chairman for Salomon Smith Barney International and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, predicts high growth potential for Southeast Asian nations. His presentation at the recent Asia Business Conference here at HBS began with a slide that compared growth rates between Asian nations before and after the financial crisis of… Continue reading Risk Mindset in Asia Could Thwart Growth Opportunities