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Rugby Player Profile

Position/Title:Number 8, Ruler of the Ruck, Sovereign of the Scrum, HBS RFC CaptainÿWhen did you start playing rugby?Depends who you ask.I thought I’d been playing for years, but my old man still asks “how was your soccer game?”ÿLikes:LA, sunlight, “Swedish fish” in SpanglerÿDislikes:Celtics, term bills, alarm clocksÿFavorite aspect of the club:Folks talk about FOMO and…

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The Role of Executive Intelligence in Managerial Success

Book: Executive Intelligence: What All Great Leaders HaveAuthor: Justin Menkes, PhD Few subjects have been as extensively examined and written about as executive management. Everyone from athletic coaches to ABC’s “The Apprentice” winners has offered sage advice about turning average managers into Jack Welch. Not surprisingly, Jack Welch has even written best-selling books on managing…

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A Lively Discourse: Jack Welch Visits HBS , Student Reactions Mixed

It wasn’t your ordinary pre-book-signing pep rally. Nor was it your typical Leadership and Values Forum inspirational speaker event. In Burden Auditorium last Tuesday, April 12th, over 600 students gathered to hear former GE Chairman and CEO Jack Welch share his thoughts on the evolution of the general manager replica watches uk, leadership, and his…

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HBS: Success 1, Happiness 0?

A few days ago, I went through the most frightening survey: out of 100 executives, only five say they are happy and fulfilled. I thought to myself, “that would be only four of my sectionmates, just as many as can fit in the center wormdeck!” I always wished I had one of those seats… But…

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Amgen's CEO Provides Candid Reflections on Leadership

Kevin Sharer, the Chairman and CEO of California-based biotechnology giant Amgen, Inc., faced some stiff competition when he came to HBS last Thursday. Despite the draw of the Oracle of Omaha, Warren Buffett, who was speaking at the same time, Sharer’s inspiring talk pulled a standing-room only audience out to Aldrich to join in a…

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Jack Welch: Unplugged

“I think what coming to business school does is allows you to measure yourself-again. Coming out of here with some of these theories isn’t gonna do a damn thing for you. But it’s a very valuable thing-being here. What’s valuable? … Look at your section. Who in your section would you like to go on…

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Welch's Big Day at HBS

Jack Welch had a big day on campus last Friday. After a brief reception at the Dean’s House, he spoke for over an hour to a packed Burden Auditorium (as well as the overflow crowd in Spangler). Welch’s inquisitor, Jason Lockwood (OF), found the experience exciting, but challenging. “It was a fantastic experience,” he said….

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CraneBrothers Win HBS Rotisserie League

The best pennant race of the baseball season was not won by the Braves, the Diamondbacks or even the Astros. That honor goes to AMB, which bested the Springfield Nukes’ sustained excellence and Pitching A Tent’s late-season charge in the “HBS Ultra” Rotisserie League. Skippered by Chris Crane (OB), his brother Matt and “a silent…

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Editor's Note:

Finally, we have definitive proof that at least one person somewhere in the world actually reads The Harbus! The three articles on Class Day appearing in this week’s Harbus actually were published on the Harbus Online website immediately after Class Day festivities ended-and with good reason. Our report on Jack Welch’s comments was picked up…

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Jack Welch: A Graduate's Take

On a gorgeous afternoon in which the sun gently descended upon, and yet still burned, the exposed skin of the cheerful spectators gathered south of the Charles River in front of Baker Library, legendary CEO of General Electric Jack Welch also attempted to both float and yet sear his words of wisdom into the exposed…

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Sold to the Highest Bidder

On Wednesday April 4 Section NG held an auction in support of Summer Search Boston, a non-profit organization that cultivates character and leadership in young people through its summer programs. Members of Section NG stretched their creativity (and their connections) in an effort to raise money for Summer Search. Summer Search Boston, founded in 1995,…

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Going Once, Going Twice…

How much would you pay for the privilege of launching your career with the help of a living business legend?HBS will get its answer next week, when HBS students will bid for GE Chairman and CEO John F. Welch, Jr., one of the “prizes” in the 2001 HBS Summer Search Charity Auction. The winning student…

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