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Students gain Unique Exposure to Board Governance

With $26 billion annually donated to charitable organizations and 8.3 percent of wages and salaries paid in the United States coming from the nonprofit sector, there is a significant portion of the US economy and population focused on making a difference. Collectively, we are faced with the task of learning how to use these resources…

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Sustainability and HBS: Leader or Follower?

So you thought Green Week was over, but the issue of sustainability is an ongoing concern-one that requires a collaborative effort by business, government, the social sector, and individuals. Although we often hear the word “sustainability” tossed around, the formal definition on Wikipedia describes it as “an attempt to provide the best outcomes for the…

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Bill George tackles the Leadership Crisis

Bill George is a familiar face around campus as the Henry B. Arthur Fellow of Ethics and a professor of Management Practice teaching both Leadership and Corporate Accountability and the popular EC course, Authentic Leadership. His latest book, “True North: Discovering your Authentic Leadership” has jumped into the Wall Street Journal top ten rankings in…

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Class Day Committee Announces 2007 Keynote Speaker

Last week, the Class Day Committee announced that Kenneth I. Chenault will give the keynote address to graduates, friends and families at Class Day on June 6, 2007. Mr. Chenault ranked as a top candidate for keynote speaker in a class-wide poll conducted last spring by the Class Day Committee. Mr. Chenault has made a…

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Delta Air Lines COO Shares Lessons in Leading a Turnaround

Delta Air Lines Chief Operating Officer Jim Whitehurst (HBS ’94) spoke to over 60 MBA and AMP students on March 28th at Spangler Auditorium to discuss his view on the airline industry and Delta’s rapid turnaround from bankruptcy. The event was sponsored by the Hospitality & Travel Industry Club. Citing conclusions of recent research in…

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AUTHOR AND HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL PROFESSOR WILLIAM W. GEORGE DELIVERS PEABODY LECTURE

The Memorial ChurchHARVARD UNIVERSITYCambridge, MA 02138Phone: (617) 495-5508Fax: (617) 496-9166 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:Leslie Kress 617-496-1643leslie_kress@harvard.edu AUTHOR AND HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL PROFESSORWILLIAM W. GEORGE DELIVERS PEABODY LECTUREAPRIL 13, 8:00 P.M. AT THE MEMORIAL CHURCHHARVARD UNIVERSITY William W. George, Harvard Business School Professor and former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Medtronic, Inc., will deliver the…

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HBS Blades Capture Tuck MBA Hockey Tournament Championship

How do you know it’s time to head home after an HBS weekend trip? For Craig Lund (NH) and his HBS Blades teammates, it wasn’t the pressure of reading cases or a long drive home from Dartmouth. When the referee of the championship game at the annual Tuck MBA Hockey Tournament ejected Lund with the…

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Is Greed Good?

Is greed good? This was the question debated by members of the HBS debate team at the kick-off meeting of the Leadership & Ethics Forum (LEF). The argument focused on whether businesses have any social responsibilities beyond simply maximizing their profits. The format for the debate had two teams of three speakers with one team…

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Taking Measure on the Inevitability of Success

EC and KSG Dual Degree student Jonathan Kelly reflects on thechallenging thought that success as individuals is not inevitable and what this means to us as students and to Harvard Business School as an institution. I attended a panel recently where a Harvard Business School faculty member challenged the audience to recognize that our success…

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Leading With Values to Create Economic and Social Justice

Dr. Mark Albion spoke at HBS as part of a tour canvasing 50 business schools in the next month as a precursor to the annual Net Impact conference for MBA students. Dr. Mark Albion, former HBS marketing professor and founder of six organizations, including three for-profit ventures and Net Impact, spoke September 25 to a…

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AASU Welcome Reception

The Meredith Room at Spangler opened her towering doors to members of the African American Student Union (AASU) on Wednesday, September 6, for the organization’s Welcome Reception. The reception, serving dual purposes, welcomed students in the Class of 2008 while reuniting faculty, staff, alumni, and EC students of the AASU community. The resounding message from…

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Student Poll – Terrorism

Topic:US Campaign Against Terrorism Query:Do you approve or disapprove of the US campaign against terrorism? 46.8% Approve46.8% Disapprove6.4% Neither Number of Poll Respondents: 62 Student Comments:“The US campaign against terrorism has accomplished the opposite of its intended goal. The Middle East and Central Asia is more unstable than before and the world is unsafe for…

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A Candid Discussion With Former Rubbermaid CEO

The HBS Marketing Club hosted Joseph Galli, Jr. Wednesday, March 8. Mr. Galli served as CEO of Newell/Rubbermaid from 2001 to 2005, where he planned and executed a strategy to turn around a troubled company. Prior to that, Mr. Galli built his reputation as a marketing innovator over almost two decades at Black & Decker,…

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SA Yearbook Photo Contest Winners

First Place: True NorthThis photo has been titled True North, as it captures the full glory of the sun shining behind the Baker Library just prior to noon, casting a shadow which starts from the Baker lawn and leads, True North, to the Baker library. As the Baker library is an integral part of the…

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PricewaterhouseCooper's CEO Speaks about "Expectations, Regulations and Responsible Leadership"

The HBS Leadership and Values Committee hosted a presentation by PricewaterhouseCoopers’ CEO Samuel A. DiPiazza, Jr. Mr. DiPiazza spoke to the HBS community about “responsible leadership” on Thursday, February 16. Students had the opportunity to participate in a Q&A session with this esteemed leader, followed by a reception in the Spangler Auditorium lobby. Mr. DiPiazza…

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Trying Times: GM CEO Leads with Integrity as Company Braces for Change

The Leadership and Values Committee hosted an interactive discussion with Rick Wagoner (MBA ’77), chairman and CEO of General Motors, Thursday, October 13. The discussion, titled “Leading with Integrity During Times of Change,” focused on the challenges of leadership in difficult situations, such as those presently faced by General Motors. Students Chris Alff (OG) and…

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Rugby Recap: HBS Barbarian Squad Punishes MIT's B Team

In other rugby news… Thirsty for revenge against MIT, HBS’ Barbarians squad controlled the entire game and defeated MIT’s B side 19-0 with the best rugby they’ve played in two years. With some ruggers playing their first game ever, it didn’t show as the team made great tackles, smooth passes, and smart plays. Up front…

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How Tall Are You? And How Big Are Your Ears?

Have you ever considered that the shape and size of your ears could have been one of the factors that got you into HBS? Or, perhaps, almost kept you out of here? Take a careful look in the mirror. How do they look? Are they too pointy? Perhaps a tad too big? Don’t worry: whatever…

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Alumni Achievement Awards Recipients Return to Discuss LEAD Case

Under the moderation of Professor Bill George, the 2005 Alumni Achievement Awards recipients (Rahul Bajaj, MBA 1964; Nancy M. Barry, MBA 1975; Louis V. Gerstner, Jr., 1965; Judith R. Haberkorn, 111th Advanced Management Program, 1992; Joseph J. O’Donnell, MBA 1971) formed a panel to discuss the effectiveness of different leadership styles in the case of…

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RC Election Process: Anxiety, Speeches, Free Lunches Form Pillars of HBS Democracy

Question: If you were asked to describe the RC Election Process in one word what would that word be? Answer: Superficial, Rushed, Impersonal, Prescribed, Mysterious, Rigid, Stringent, Long, Democratic, Unbiased, Organized, Disorganized and Brief Impression Based (okay, so it took one RC three words to capture his feelings). Yikes! These were just a few responses…

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Final SA/MBA Awards Recognize Outstanding Contributors

In the final and largest SA/MBA Awards ceremony of the year, six students were recognized for their making outstanding contributions to the HBS community. From bold initiatives to behind-the-scenes efforts, these six were active in a variety of different organizations and groups, yet all share a commitment to going above and beyond the call of…

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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 Rugby: A Two-Headed Beast

A hallmark of HBS rugby is that players of all levels of experience have the opportunity to contribute, even in a competition as serious as the World MBA Championship. HBS was the only school of the 22 MBA programs participating to leverage the strengths of dual teams. Several new players deserve special recognition, notably former…

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Xerox CEO Speaks on Her Rise to the Top: Cites Work/Life Balance as Critical to Success

Xerox CEO Anne Mulcahy brought the HBS community to its feet Tuesday for her poignant account of navigating the $17 billion company through a “perfect storm” of accounting scandals, shifting markets, huge losses and an “unsustainable” business model. At the height of the scandal, Mulcahy got a phone call. “Mulcahy, do you believe everything they’re…

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