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Interview with Dean Nitin Nohria

Meet Nitin Nohria – the new Dean of Harvard Business School. You may already know him as a fixture at HBS for over 22 years. During this career, he’s expounded on topics of leadership, corporate transformation and accountability with today’s CEOs through the Executive Education Program and tomorrow’s through the traditional MBA track. It was…

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Harbus Foundation’s Annual Grant Presentation Ceremony

The Harbus Foundation is the nation’s only student-run foundation created by The Harbus News Corporation that provides grants and consulting services to organizations across the Boston metropolitan area, effecting social change in the areas of education, literacy and journalism Last Tuesday, The Harbus Foundation held its 13th annual grant presentation ceremony that presented checks of…

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A Peek into our Leadership Aptitudes

In a rapidly globalizing world, we need a strong appreciation of the subtle, but important, cultural differences between leadership styles between the east and the west. Nearly every aspect of our life at HBS has crossed paths with a reference to leadership. We are all discovering its meaning in our own unique ways. As part…

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Career Profiles – Diana Coggin

Career Field Prior to HBS:General Electric, Operations management leadership program, GE Energy, Six Sigma Black belt Position in Horizon Wind Energy:Business development intern Why did you choose an internship with Horizon Wind Energy? Working at GE Energy piqued my interest in the energy sector, and my passion for protecting the environment made alternative energy particularly…

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VOTE for the Recipient of the HBS SA/COOP Community Leadership Award

Three applicants have advanced to the final round of the Award competition, and now the decision lies with YOU, the HBS student body. Don’t forget to vote by Friday February 19th at 5 p.m. In the spirit of fostering leadership for positive change, the HBS Student Association, along with gracious support from The COOP, is…

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Welcome to Admitted Students Weekend

To the applicants admitted to the Class of 2012 (and your partners with you here this weekend), we want to wish you a warm welcome to Harvard Business School! Congratulations on the achievement, and we hope you’re excited about being here and getting to know HBS this weekend. As current students actively engaged in the…

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Demystifying the Case-Study Interview

I have to be honest: the case interview was one of the scariest things I’ve ever done. I was a nontraditional student trying to go into one of the most traditional careers out of business school, and I wasn’t quite sure I could do it. So I threw myself into preparation without thinking through the…

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Leadership is Service

Students come to Harvard Business School with aspirations to be great leaders, but how well do we actually understand the people we are being trained to serve? Whether it is serving the base of the pyramid, the person next door, a customer, or a shareholder, every business and organization has the underlying objective of service….

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Let The Harbus Tell Your Story

In the past year, The Harbus has brought forward the most pressing issues affecting the Harvard Business School community: from the global economic crisis to the U.S. elections and diversity at HBS. If there is any issue that will confront Harvard Business School graduates as they re-enter the work force, it is the renewed backlash…

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Meet Joe Badaracco

Harbus: Thanks for sitting down with the HARBUS. Have you been interviewed by the HARBUS before?Badaracco: No, not that I recall. Harbus: Recently, a magician snatched your watch from you twice in several minutes. Do you have any idea how that happened?Badaracco: Well, obviously, he distracted me. The embarrassing thing was that he got it…

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Where the HBS Learning Model Falls Short

HBS has been a phenomenal experience and like many of you, I have learned a tremendous amount, despite many warnings to the contrary (from both alums as well as non-alums). Yet, despite my respect and admiration for the HBS learning model, there are several areas in the model that have come to disappoint me. As…

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The Silent Struggle to Maintain Appearances

Earlier in the semester, a sectionmate and I were reflecting on a particularly confusing RC case study. After class ended, my sectionmate said, “I still don’t understand how we came up with that answer.” Neither did I, and I was relieved to know that I wasn’t the only one who was confused. Everyone else in…

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Andrew Klaber (OH) Joins Young Leaders in Tokyo

Asia 21 Young Leaders Summit Delegates to discuss global financial crisis and scarcity of vital resources Tokyo, November 14, 2008 – Andrew Klaber (JD/MBA ’10) has been selected as one of 160 emerging leaders from 30 countries in the Asia-Pacific region who will gather at the Four Seasons Hotel in Tokyo for the Asia Society’s…

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Final Thoughts on the Election

It just so happened that I woke up and turned on the television right as CNN was calling the election for Obama. Watching good old Wolf Blitzer deliver the news, I unexpectedly found myself overcome by tears. “Are you crying?” my mom asked, a bit in disbelief, when she called me a few minutes later….

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Crisis Casts Shadow Over Summit

On the weekend building up to Columbus Day, HBS students took off to remote locales ranging from Puerto Rico to London to San Francisco. The HBS turkey herself also seemed to have taken the weekend off and was nowhere to be seen. Yet back at the WestPoint of Capitalism, hundreds of staff and vendors transformed…

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The “Harvard MBA Indicator” for the Next 100 Years

The Harvard MBA Indicator is a stock market indicator that uses job placement statistics at HBS to predict the stock market. As I listened to Dean Light and President Faust speak at the Business Summit, I decided that it may be time for me to create a new type of indicator more commensurate with our…

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CEOs: They’re Just Like Us!

Elana Green (NI), Associate EditorDespite their illustrious résumés, the panelists at the Leadership in the 21st Century plenary session on the second day of the Business Summit interacted with each other informally and addressed the crowd as if they were students in an Aldrich classroom. They delivered important lessons on leadership and potentially controversial opinions…

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Teaching, Morals and Learning at HBS

An interview with Professor Sandra Sucher, senior lecturer and member of the TOM department at HBS. Professor Sucher talks about her experience in industry, her work as a professor and her particular interest of examining morality and leadership. You had a distinguished career spanning twenty-five years in the corporate world. After years at leadership positions…

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Why Do Corporations Die?

Which is the best international company in quality of Management? McDonald’s! The traditional winners, Procter & Gamble and General Electric, have been toppled in the latest Fortune ratings. Bear Stearns, reveredÿas the “Most Admired” securities firm in Fortune’s List in 2005-2007, with 13,500 employees, is dissolving into thin air.ÿFortune’sÿsurvey is a covetedÿranking of talent, quality…

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TechMedia Alumni Dinner A Major Success

Over 150 past and current TechMedia Club members gathered in the Williams Room on Monday, March 17th for the club’s annual Alumni Dinner. The Williams Room was abuzz on Monday, March 17th as over 150 past and current TechMedia Club members gathered for the club’s annual Alumni Dinner. The event allowed tech and media-focused alumni…

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Student Perspective – Avni Patel (OI)

Happy Birthday Harvard Business School. On this, your 100th birthday, I wish for you the audacity of youth, the confidence of experience and the humility of age. Your 100 years have seen many changes – enterprises grown and faded, technologies come and gone, theories built, torn down and rebuilt again. But one thing has remained…

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Transformational Disruption in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Dr. Jeffrey Leiden, M.D., Ph.D. of Clarus Ventures addressed a group of fifty MBA students on the topic of major changes in the pharmaceutical and bio-technology industries, bringing a broad range of perspectives to his presentation as a clinician, researcher, academic, serial entrepreneur, Fortune 100 COO, and venture capitalist. As a result of the changing…

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Random Rants

American Sporting ReferencesIf you are going to describe someone’s role in a case discussion as a ‘pinch hitter’ or a ‘quarterback’, please spare a thought for those of us who grew up with sports such as soccer, cricket and rugby (a good 30% of the class, apparently) and explain to us what on earth you…

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LGBT Club's Straight Ally Initiative

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Student Association is launching a new initiative to include the straight allies in its activities. Club leadership chose to launch this new initiative, after receiving feedback that the club lacked clear roles for straight allies. “Last year a number of our straight friends approached us and said, ‘I’d love…

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Overcoming the Fear of Public Speaking

More than 100 students packed into Aldrich 108 in anticipation of learning something very different yet relevant to our everyday HBS life: confidence in public speaking. “Overcoming the Fear of Public Speaking” is a bi-annual event sponsored by the HBS Public Speaking and Negotiation Club targeted at helping students to ease their anxieties of speaking…

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HBS RUGBY TEAM BUSY WRITING FOR NEXT WEEK'S HARBUS

In pursuit of their ultimate goal of being featured in every issue of the Harbus this year, the HBS Rugby Team (aka Ruggers) spent their weekend coming up with witty nicknames for each other, talking up their record at Tommy Doyles, and photo shopping pictures of themselves with their shirts off. Co-Captains Jeff Todd (HLS)…

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A Reputation Worth Keeping

When you control for execution and remove the processes, equations and frameworks, what remains that might separate us? I hope it is not leadership, for while we aspire to educate leaders who help to fill that void in the world, we do not endeavor alone in this regard. Nor should the world pin all of…

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Faculty Perspectives:

In order to introduce Rob to the rest of the student body, we are presenting a brief interview that touches on his experiences as an HBS student and professor, his 22-year tenure at Goldman Sachs, and his extensive involvement in the field of nonprofit leadership. Harbus: Thank you for taking time to do this interview….

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HBS Rugby Says Goodbye to the Class of 2007

It was an evening with food, drinks, stories, songs, traditions and of course the age-old, 30-foot long arm versus 50 ducks question. It was an emotional night for all, but none more so than for the aforementioned co-captains. Stephane and Flint spent the year developing the team on the practice field and leading it on…

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