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Venture Corner: Qweek

What is your business? Qweek is a SaaS (software-as-a-service) workforce scheduling platform. The product helps service businesses like hospitals, fast food restaurants, banks, hotels etc. manage their workforce to both improve customer satisfaction, employee satisfaction and reduce costs. Our business does that by providing a tool for employees to state their work preferences, and managers…

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Where in the World did you Spend your Summer–Shahar Ziv (OE)

What: Better Place Where: CA What did you do this summer?I had the privilege of working at Better Place, a truly innovative start up aimed at catalyzing the mass-market for electric vehicles and relieving the world’s dependence on oil. By deploying switchable battery-powered electric cars and creating the necessary infrastructure to make these cars financially…

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2009 Israel Trek

If the 2009 Israel trek was characterized by anything, it was by a sense of duality. It was at once a spiritual trip regardless of religious affiliation, and at the same time a crazy, fun-filled, couch-dancing experience that left all of us exhausted by its end. Organized by five Israeli members of the Class of…

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Immersion Experience – Value-Based Health Care Delivery IXP

“No, No , No” exclaimed Michael Porter, chastising the Associate Director of a major medical center in Israel, “You have to raise your hand.” Such blatant breaches of HBS etiquette were relatively frequent over the course of the week long IXP, which drew a wide range of participants, many of whom were unfamiliar with the…

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Immersion Experience – 2009 HBS Israel IXP

Forty-two students converged in Israel on January 2, 2009 for the inaugural HBS Israel Immersion under the direction of Professor Dan Isenberg – uncertain of what to expect in the face of the ongoing Gaza operation. Perhaps because this conflict is decades-old, in this small country (approximately the size of New Jersey) day-to-day life continues…

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Alejandro Paiuk (MBA ’07) Shares His Post-HBS Journey

My luggage arrived in Houston like a cheap three-piece suit, and I landed so totally blinged out in shalwar kameez, pakool & shaggy overgrown beard that my father almost didn’t recognize me. Naturally, neither customs nor immigration batted an eye, lest they be accused of ethnic profiling replica breitling. I was grateful that I did…

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Noam Chomsky Discusses U.S. Relations with Israel

Four hundred people packed into Spangler Auditorium last week to hear the legendary left-wing intellectual, Noam Chomksy. Another 200 had to be turned away and there was a large number of protestors and supporters outside the hall. The HBS Business, Industry and Government Club hosted Professor Chomsky, who has been a professor of Linguistics at…

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A Profile in Courage: EC Returns to Fight for Life

Aristotle wrote, “Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.” This is certainly true for second-year student Avi Kremer (OI) who recently made the brave decision to return to HBS despite his mounting battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. ALS is the same fatal neurodegenerative disorder that killed…

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Year In Review:

The following is printed in the HBS 2002 yearbook’s Year In Review page. It is reprinted here for RCs and those who did not purchase a yearbook. The unthinkable happens. Minutes into an early day of the 2002 fall term, four planes at terrorist hands made dramatic turns off course, and with them went much…

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Israel – UN Relations

The current round of violence in the Middle East has caused much worldwide debate. Europe and the rest of the world have been in the Palestinian camp, while the U.S. has generally backed Israel while trying to maintain relations with the Arab nations it strives to ally with in its war on terrorism. At the…

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Camp David Palestinian-Israeli Peace Negotiations:

A summary of a lecture given by Dr. Jerome Segal of the Center of Intl Studies at the University of Maryland given at the Weatherhead Center for Intl Affairs at Harvard on April 16th. Dr. Segal started his discussion by identifying the fact that the Bush administration arrived to power with a belief that has…

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Giving Up Mythologies: The Bridge to Peace

“The one thing that is unmistakable is that we are watching an escalatory cycle that has no endpoint. We’re as close to what it looked like before 1948 than we’ve been since that time.” So warned Amb. Dennis Ross in his opening remarks to a standing-room-only lunch audience in Spangler Auditorium last Monday. Amb. Ross,…

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From the HBS' Turnaround Symposium:

Amidst a global corporate environment that has produced several high profile bankruptcies over the last few months (Enron, Kmart and Global Crossing just to name a few of the biggies), HBS students flocked to the HBS Turnaround Symposium last Tuesday, March 13. The Symposium, an annual event organized as a joint venture between the Entrepreneurship…

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A Time for War, and a Time for Peace

Over the past two weeks, a healthy debate emerged in the Harbus regarding one of the most sensitive and emotionally charged topics within the realm of international affairs: the Israeli-Palestine conflict. I was tempted to expound over pages and pages to address what I personally perceive as some of the myths that have been articulated…

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On the Middle East Conflict: Loyalty vs. Facts

Affiliation and group loyalty tend to shape a person’s perspective of the world. Two people with opposing views will have very different subjective readings of the same facts. Sometimes it’s unconscious because people are selective in both the comprehension and retention of information, but other times it is perhaps less so. The Middle East conflict…

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Responses to Sharon vs. Arafat Article

Dear Mr. Will, I am a second year student, originally from Tel Aviv, Israel. I am writing to condemn the article “Sharon vs Arafat” by John Shepherd published in the last Harbus, dated February 19, 2002. As the editor of the HBS newspaper, I expected from you discretion regarding your selection concerning the articles you…

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Sharon vs. Arafat:

Many student and alumni readers of The Harbus took offense at last week’s article, “Sharon vs. Arafat: An Alternative Approach to Peace in the Middle East.” At best, the article displays a partial and flawed understanding of Middle East history. At worst, it misleads readers into accepting lopsided logic. Among the troubling arguments are the…

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Stability Requires Unequivocal Support for Israel

“The Arabs will never make peace with Israel if they think there is a chance of eliminating Israel by force. That is why U.S. unequivocal support for Israel is necessary for stability in the Middle East” -Henry Kissinger former U.S. secretary of state and Nobel peace prize winner I steadfastly defend the right to free…

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Sharon vs. Arafat:

This nation has no permanent allies, only permanent interests.-Lord Palmerston Like the sound of car horns in a Manhattan street, daily accounts of atrocities in the Middle East, at this point in time, barely arouse one’s interest. Recent reports that Yasir Arafat has shown himself to be an untrustworthy participant in the peace process have…

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Winning The Hearts and Minds

The success of military strikes against the terrorists in Afghanistan will be essential to prevent future massacres like those in Kenya, Tanzania, and the United States. In the long term, however, terrorism can only be eradicated if the United States and its Western allies are viewed as fair brokers and undeserving of the hatred in…

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"If You Tolerate This, Your Children Will Be Next"

The words in the headline above come from a poster recruiting British volunteers to fight the fascist forces in the Spanish Civil War and were superimposed over a photograph of a dead little girl killed by German bombs in Guernica. They could just as easily be superimposed over photos of the collapsing World Trade Center…

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Israel Trek 2001

It was the best of times, it was the most exhausting of times. “A trip of a lifetime” was how I originally was sold on the idea of going to Israel for my Spring Break. Little did I realize. 27 students ventured to the Promised Land this Spring Break to see the birthplace of three…

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