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The Road Ahead: Harvard Business School’s Upcoming Latin American Conference
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The Road Ahead: Harvard Business School’s Upcoming Latin American Conference

By Diego Kantt (HBS ’16) & Mauricio Concha Zegarra (HBS ’16), Harvard Business School Latin American Conference Co-Chairs 2016 In October of 1972, the Uruguayan Air Force plane carrying members of a Uruguayan rugby team, their friends and family members, crashed into the Andes Mountains. Dr. Roberto Canessa made history for being one of two men…

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Microfinance

If you are interested in pursuing a strategy for poverty alleviation, you ought to look into entering the world of microfinance. Microfinance can be one of the most influential instruments to prosperity for the poorest of the poor, who will do whatever it takes to lift themselves out of the cycle of poverty into prosperity….

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HBS Hosts X Latin American Conference

On Saturday April 12, 2008 the club Latino Americano of HBS hosted its X Latin American Conference with great success. More than 750 people were present, making it the largest Latin American conference in the history of HBS. The event looks to inspire the students, professors and professionals to reflect and act on the opportunities,…

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Seven HBS Students Honored for Service to the School and Society

The following article was originally published in the Harvard University Gazette in May of 2007. Dean’s Award nominations for the Class of 2008 will be accepted until Friday, February 22, 2008 at 4:00 p.m. For additional information, please see “Dean’s Award” on the MBA Quick Info tab of myHBS or the following URL: //my.hbs.edu/mbadocs/admin/quick_info/mbadept/awards/deans/ Seven…

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Latam 101

HBS receives a crash course on Latin America. The IX Latin American Conference held at Harvard Business School Saturday, January 20, was like a survey course in contemporary Latin American issues. The conference convened seven expert panels on a wide variety of business topics, and the three keynote sessions discussed the challenges and opportunities ahead…

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Anatomy of a Conference

By any measure, last Saturday’s Latin American Conference was a resounding success. Over six hundred participants arrived from twenty-five universities, more than fifty companies, and all over the United States and Latin America. And as Co-Chair Jos‚ Antonio Morán (OC) joked about the conference buzz and level of enthusiasm, “This is the first time I…

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Reactions and Takeaways from the Latin America Conference

What did you learn in the first keynote session?Building and Sustaining a Successful Enterprise in Latin AmericaSpeakers: Daniel Servitje (CEO, Grupo Bimbo), Ralph Alvarez (President & COO, McDonald’s Corporation) 1. Migration is an important topic for globalized companies in Latam. 2. Multinationals are now targeting new healthy consumption trends. 3. Macroeconomic and political conditions drastically…

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Rediscovering Latin America at HBS

Two former Presidents, three former finance ministers, 12 chief executive officers and more than 30 managing directors, senior managers and faculty members will get together early next year at the HBS campus to participate in the 2007 HBS Latin American Conference. With the objective of inspiring participants to reflect and act on the fundamental business…

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To Bolivia and Back: Reflections on an Extended Summer Internship

My summer internship with EcoLogic Finance began last February and is still going strong. In between, I have met with farmers and hedge fund managers, traveled by pickup truck through five countries, and sampled more fair trade and organic products than I knew existed. Besides a lot of fun and a bit of adventure, my…

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Viva HBS!

Hola Hola! This is a brand new Latin column that we hope you will see often in The Harbus. So let me start talking about the column’s name. We chose Viva HBS! Pretty simple.But what is important is what it means. HBS, you know. Viva! could be translated to Go! (You Boston guys would say…

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Coming Up – Latin American Career Forum

On November 2, 2006 a coalition of Harvard student groups will hold the first annual Latin American Career Forum. Two HBS clubs, Latino Student Organization (LASO) and Club Latinoamericano, represent HBS in this broad cross-school coalition. The Latin American Career Forum’s mission is to connect Harvard students with companies and non-profit organizations that are either:…

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Career Perspectives: Hospitality

RC: Noah BrodskyCompany: Four SeasonsWebsite: www.fourseasons.comIndustry: Hospitality: Food & LodgingPosition/Function: Restaurant ManagerLocations: Costa Rica and MauiResponsibilities: Managed the fine dining restaurants and bars So is it really as good as it sounds?Yes! The lifestyle is fantastic. I went to the beach every morning before work, played golf twice a week, and ate lobster and steak…

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The Nightmare is Over

Milan Kundera, in the Book of Laughter and Forgetting argues that “the struggle of man against oppression is the struggle of memory against forgetting.” December 13, 2004 marks the triumph of memory in a tremendous sequence of events that sees the end of a nightmare for many, and for an increasing few, heralds the rekindling…

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Harvard Business School Dedicates Greenhill House

Dean Kim B. Clark presided over ceremonies on campus today celebrating Gayle and Robert F. Greenhill (HBS ’62) Class of 1962) and their family, who established a $15 million endowment last June supporting the School’s extensive global research efforts. In recognition of the familt’s extraordinary generosity, Dean Clark officially renamed Humphrey House. A 1966 building,…

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The SweatX Story:

It all started with ice cream. In the heat of battle to acquire Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, consumer products giant Unilever asked company founder Ben Cohen how they could sweeten the deal. The entrepreneur replied that a few million for his Hot Fudge Social Ventures Fund sure would help. It did and Unilever got…

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All About I

Why is it that people always criticize that to which they aspire but, frankly, will never be? Its funny, but after being prominently featured in this magazine for the past semester by guys who can only guess what I is all about, I thought that it is time to show other sections what having a…

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Latin America: The Road Ahead

As I finished my last interview of Hell Week on Friday, I ran from the Charles Hotel to Spangler Auditorium to make it to the opening of the 9th Latin American Business Conference, organized by HBS’ Club Ibero-Americano and Harvard’s David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS). The two-day conference had three keynote speakers,…

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Latin American Women in Business

03/08/02I usually get asked about the role of Latin American women in business. My response is that my experience has been, in general, very good. Besides one or two businessmen coming into my office and asking me to schedule a meeting with “my boss”, I haven’t really faced any problems that I consider to be…

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Include Social Enterprise in your Career:

Cristina Lopez, MBA ’98, got her start in social enterprise as a summer fellow with the HBS Community Enterprise Program. Though her current role in Investment Management at Wellington keeps her busy on the for-profit side, her social enterprise interests remain active through various HBS alumni activities. Prior to this role, Cristina worked in private…

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Latin American Women in Business

I usually get asked about the role of Latin American women in business. My response is that my experience has been, in general, very good. Besides one or two businessmen coming into my office and asking me to schedule a meeting with “my boss”, I haven’t really faced any problems that I consider to be…

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Latin America Competitiveness: Poised but Unproven

Burden Hall was full of attendees and optimism, but the mood was tense as Sara Sievers, Executive Director of the Center for International Development (CID) at Harvard University, presented the results of the CID’s Global Competitiveness Report about Latin America. The results of the Latin America Competitiveness Report, which were also presented to the World…

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Microlending as a Tool for Economic Development

Throughout my life, I have been involved with many non-profit activities in Argentina in my capacity as a volunteer with the Junior Achievement Foundation. However, I had never worked in an area that involved managing or shaping the programs that were offered, since I had mostly focused on working as a mentor or outside collaborator….

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Skiing With Latin Style

Go skiing? Yes, sure, no problem at all! We’ll just head up to Killington and “hit the slopes” as they say around here. Well, it turned out to be a great experience, but not as “smooth” as we initially thought. at least not in the beginning. It was just a year ago when we went…

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Dynamic Women in Business International Posts Panel

It was indeed an impressive panel of dynamic women who participated in “The Risk and Reward of an International Post” panel at the 10th Annual WSA conference held on Saturday, January 20, 2001. The four top executives from institutions as diverse as Taco Bell International and Ford Motor Company entertained and educated conference panelists with…

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