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The Leadership Fellows Program: City of Sacramento Mayor’s Office

When people think about typical destinations for HBS students, a few cities come to mind: New York, San Francisco, London to name a few.But.Sacramento, California? For an increasing number of HBSers, the capital city of the eighth largest economy in the world is becoming a coveted destination. The reason? NBA All-Star, HBS case protagonist, and…

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THIS IS IT

On October 28, Sony Pictures released the much-anticipated movie “Michael Jackson’s This Is It.” The movie was conceived after the worldwide outpouring of grief following the mega-superstar’s death on June 25. In the months prior, Michael Jackson was rehearsing for what would have been a comeback to the stage after more than a decade away…

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Player Profile – Patrick Cleary (OF)

Position: Still figuring that out Height: 6 foot 4 inches Weight: 198 lbs Religious beliefs: Chipotle, skiing Dislikes: Losing my reading glasses at Tommy Doyle’s, people who frown upon red corduroy pants, modern medicine Favorite Rugby Player: Sukhesh Miryala (OA) When did you start playing rugby?I started playing last fall. To be honest, playing isn’t…

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2009 China Trek – Guilin

Guilin was the third stop, by far the most rural and exotic of the trek. Without a doubt, this was the most memorable leg of our trek through China. After meeting our feisty tour guide, Ling, at the airport, we prepared for the intense journey ahead by celebrating capitalism at its best www.replicabestsale.co.uk: dinner at…

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Player Profile-Patrick Cleary (OF)

Position: Still figuring that out Height: 6 foot 4 inches Weight: 198 lbs Religious beliefs: Chipotle, skiing Dislikes: Losing my reading glasses at Tommy Doyle’s, people who frown upon red corduroy pants, modern medicine Favorite Rugby Player: Sukhesh Miryala (OA) When did you start playing rugby?I started playing last fall. To be honest, playing isn’t…

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Thief on the Loose?

On April 3, 2009, a bicycle was stolen from outside McCulloch Hall, where it had been securely fastened to a bike rack. It is a reminder to us all that thieves are at large on the HBS campus, despite the apparent tranquility of our surroundings. Take care of your personal belongings. In honor of that…

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HBS Rugby visits Oxford, Cambridge and London in Historic Tour

Each year, the HBS rugby team participates in the London Business School tournament, with many leaving their loved ones behind to represent the school over Valentine’s Day weekend. Unfortunately, due to the tough economic climate, a number of schools were forced to withdraw and the tournament was cancelled at the last minute. With tickets booked,…

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Immersion Experience – How Do You See Europe?

One view is that Western Europe is a high wage, high skilled economy, and that the former Eastern Europe is only good for low wage production. This was the intended exploratory question for the 2009 European Immersion. However, the fifty HBS students who arrived in London from around the globe on January 2nd had a…

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HBS Rugby Defeats Rival Wharton

HBS Rugby defeated Wharton 12-3 in a home game on Saturday. HBS Rugby played its most coordinated and solid Rugby of the season against East Coast rival Wharton this weekend at home. A number of fans came out on a crisp fall day to cheer HBS on the pitch overlooking the river. The Wharton-HBS rugby…

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HBS Rugby Falls to Seacoast

After last week’s enjoyable contest versus the HBS Old Boys, HBS Rugby traveled to Portsmouth, New Hampshire to take on Seacoast. The team knew this would be a tough game, having lost four starting players to injuries in the past few weeks. Some players, such as Kevin O’Boyle (NG), moved into starting roles, while others,…

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Summer Stories – Fabrizio Fantini, iPrice, MBA ’09, OD

Fabrizio spent his summer starting a new UK company, called iPrice. Through data mining, iPrice extracts insight from retailers’ transactions and provides “value pricing” and broader “insight marketing” optimization recommendations. In this article he describes his experience, and shares some lessons he learned about starting a business. Looking back, it has been a successful summer…

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The End of the Affair

About eighteen months ago I fell in love. It wasn’t love at first sight: on the contrary it followed a long and tumultuous courtship, and I entered into it with a healthy dose of British cynicism. I wasn’t expecting to fall for HBS. I hadn’t even really intended to do an MBA. I had been…

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HBS Rugby Wins London Tournament

HBS Rugby flew to London determined to continue an undefeated year by winning its first tournament against international competition. It succeeded in grand style, with both the HBS A and B teams bringing home trophies. HBS A won all four of its games, outscoring the opposition by a combined 145 to 0 to claim the…

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Random Rants

Welcome, dear readers. This is the first of what I hope will be a semi-regular column, given that most weeks I can usually find things that have irritated me enough to want to share them with HBS as a whole. For this inaugural edition, I begin with the theme of travel. Logan AirportWhy is there…

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Alex Godden is Away

Due to the idiosyncrasies of the EC calendar, Alex Godden is not available to write for this issue of the Harbus. Rest assured that she shall return in the next issue, refreshed and rested after a week in her hometown of London, England where she is moonlighting as an undercover reporter investigating last weeks startling…

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HBS Rugby Sinks the Ironsides

After their triumphant weekend at Wharton, the HBS Rugby team squared off against a local side, The Boston Ironsides, last weekend. Staying mentally focused was key. The team had won every match of the year by a wide margin and the temptation to relax and play a sloppy game would certainly have crept into the…

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London Calling: Blades Take Ivey Tournament

Every March, the HBS community looks forward to the annual treats the final month of winter has to offer: the NCAA Final Four, St. Patrick’s Day, Spring Break, and of course, the Richard Ivey School of Business hockey tournament. As predicted, this year’s tournament resulted in yet another championship for your HBS Blades. Honestly, it’s…

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No Lucky Charms for HBS First XV Rugby's London Campaign

Regent’s Park, LONDON – While for many the President’s Day weekend was a chance to fly to an exotic beach resort or carve up the icy New England slopes, for the Harvard Business School Rugby team it was the opportunity to defend its Investec London Business School (LBS) Rugby Challenge Title in Old England-an annual…

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We Need Your Help

Yes, we need your help. It may seem odd that two ridiculously good looking, suave, intelligent men with dance moves like Usher and writing skills like King should need any help with anything at all. Let’s be honest, did Jordan need help dunking? Did Shakespeare need help writing sonnets? Did Bush need help in Iraq?…

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Rising Fashion Star Zac Posen Speaks at HBS

At only 23 years of age, Zac Posen is perhaps the youngest speaker to visit HBS. On Friday April 16, the much celebrated American fashion designer, accompanied by his mother Susan, addressed an audience of both HBS and Harvard Graduate School of Design students in an overflowing Hawes Hall classroom. The HBS Luxury Goods and…

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Movie Review: Eurotrip

Eurotrip is not a great film. However, it is a very, very good film if you are in the mood. And by the ‘mood’, I mean the mood to remember what it felt like to be 18, to laugh at easy gags and to really relax at the cinema. It comes from the same group…

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Interviewing Escapades

Well, RCs, it’s about that time. You have embarked on a journey that the second-year students are sick and tired of. Some of you are looking for a job; it’s quite noticeable from all of the people in Spangler project rooms last week past 5pm. (Cranberry was over a long time ago, so get real)….

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Casting Aspersions

I was innocently reading an article about London’s financial regulation in The Economist last week when I had to stop mid-yawn and laugh. There they described one of the world’s largest management consultancies as “highly regarded by those who work for it.”Ouch. When you are also one of the largest recruiters of Harvard graduates that…

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Sneak Peek into the Diary of Section A

I was told to write “What I did this Summer,” but since I spent the summer mainly enjoying my husband’s company in my favorite city, I thought it would be more fun to read through the diary entries of some of my sectionmates (Section A kept in touch throughout the summer using summer diaries). Here…

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In the Spotlight: Recruiting

After spending four years in finance first in M&A and then in private equity, I was pretty confident that “trying something new” this past summer would have been next to impossible. This was confirmed when I couldn’t even get an interview with non-profits! However, I discovered a little known and little discussed secret; there are…

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Frogs Graduate

Well, Frogs, we made it! We came in as tadpoles, and now we’re hopping on out of HBS fully transformed. First off, congratulations to Jamie and his Warder Clan, as they now number five. Mary Margaret Warder was born on May 8th, weighing in at 8 pounds 6 ounces, and measuring 20 inches. Jamie reports…

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