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Harvard Business School Professor Emeritus Martin V. Marshall Dies at 86

Marketing expert was key figure in the School’s entrepreneurship efforts BOSTON, Feb. 20, 2009 -Harvard Business School Professor Emeritus Martin V. Marshall, a driving force in the development of the School’s Owner/President Management Program (OPM) for entrepreneurs and a marketing and advertising expert whose practice-oriented approach to teaching and course development left a lasting impact…

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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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2008 – Retrospectives – The HBS Image

As 2008 comes to a close, it seems like an appropriate time to reflect on some of the controversy the Harbus has chronicled in the first half of this academic year. From the Japan trek fiasco to Ahead of the Curve, these pages have brought some less-than-palatable topics to light over the past several months….

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2008 – Retrospectives – The Centennial Year

HBS celebrates its Centennial while simultaneously refining the concept of an “MBA” This year, HBS celebrated its 100th anniversary The festivities officially started on April 8th, 2008, 100 years to the day the Harvard Corporation voted to establish a business school on the patch of swampy land across the Charles River from Harvard University.ÿ Today,…

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2008 – Retrospectives – HBS & The US Presidency

As Harvard MBAs, with President Bush leaving office in just under two months, this may be a time to turn more introspective – what (if anything) would you have done differently? At Harvard Business School, “we educate leaders who make a difference in the world.” Yet, our campus presents no tangible reminder of the graduate…

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HBS Gossip Girl

HEARD IN THE SHAD LOCKER ROOM Conversations occur at all times in all parts of campus. Perhaps you have heard some ridiculous conversations. I know I have. Below is a brief conversation between two HBS women that took place in the Shad women’s locker room during an off-peak hour: Girl 1: What are you doing…

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Business Summit: Students Not Welcome?

Student Letter October 20, 2008 A letter to the HBS Administration: As a second-year MBA student, I am a deep believer in the values that the Harvard Business School embodies. One of these values is the notion that all MBA students are awarded the same opportunities and are treated in the same way by the…

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The Great Gamblers

The piece is about how stocks and share brokers have impacted the operations of corporations across the world. Investment firms and brokers have such large stakes in corporations, that they try to impact every aspect ofÿthe latter. At times, this takes the focus of the company away fromÿits basic goals. The piece also covers how…

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Confessions of an L&V Rep

Looking back over the past year, I am not sure why I opted to be the Leadership and Values (L&V) rep for Section H. I knew it wouldn’t be easy and probably not very popular either. But in the true spirit of “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger,” I wrote my position paper and…

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HBS Administration Responds

To the MBA Classes of 2009 and 2010: I am grateful to Joey Castillo and the other Harbus editors for allowing me to share my thoughts about Ahead of the Curve, a new book by HBS alumnus Philip Delves Broughton (MBA 2006), which I have read carefully. The book – written as a memoir, and…

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Message from the Dean

Welcome, and welcome back, to Harvard Business School. It’s an exciting time to be here; 2008 has marked the one hundredth anniversary of the School’s founding, and we have been using the occasion as an opportunity to engage the community in a dialogue around who we are, what we do, and how we should be…

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From the Student Council

Dear HBS Family,To the Class of 2010 – congratulations on starting a fantastic journey! And to the Class of 2009, welcome back to what is sure to be one of the best years of our lives! We’re excited to be back and to see friendly faces, both old and new. As we embark on the…

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Message from the Editor

As I squinted at the bright screen of my laptop, my mind tried fruitlessly to control the growing sense of dread that was slowly taking over. The email that I had waited for months was sitting there in my inbox, but it wasn’t titled “CONGRATULATIONS” like the other admissions notices I had already received. Instead,…

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Summer Stories – Jacqueline Beato, Harrah's

Fun and work were two words I thought I would never say in the same sentence. This summer proved me wrong. My brief experience with Harrah’s Entertainment made me realize that it was possible to work in an environment that was fun, exciting, engaging, and challenging all at once. My summer began with a rotation…

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Democratization of Retail and Luxury Goods

Retail and luxury goods serve as mirrors of our self-worth, personality, economic, social and political standings. In the past, luxury goods were only available exclusively to the high-class, rich and famous. Today, the luxury industry has changed drastically to become democratic. The industry has realigned our economic class system because it has grown to become…

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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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Top Automotive Leaders Visit HBS Campus

On March 19th, the Automotive and Transportation Club and the Turnaround Club hosted two of the most distinguished speakers that have set foot on campus this year: Rick Wagoner, CEO and Chairman of General Motors (HBS ’77), and John Smith, Group Vice President of Global Product Planning (HBS ’76). Several other guests from General Motors,…

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Business Leader, Nonprofit Volunteer to Head American Red Cross

Washington, DC, April 8, 2008 – Gail J. McGovern, a successful business executive and proven nonprofit fundraiser, was today named President and CEO of the American Red Cross. McGovern, who held top management positions at AT&T Corporation and Fidelity Investments, has experience running large organizations in competitive industries, and a track record for improving business…

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Transform This

Yes, HBS has also provided us with an environment in which to learn, network, and make new friends. And yes, we’ll all probably get a good job after school. But couldn’t we have done all of this without HBS? We say that we can change the world. We can’t. We say that we’ll be the…

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Alumni Perspective – Dr. Peter Slavin (MBA '90)

Dr. Peter Slavin, MBA Class of 1990, is currently the President of Massachusetts General Hospital, one of the premier medical institutions in North America. Dr. Slavin is a board-certified physician in internal medicine who has been active in health care leadership and management from his days as a medical student (Harvard Medical School Class of…

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An Afghan Afternoon

Like many of my favorite memories from Afghanistan, it all began with an innocent phone call on a lazy Sunday afternoon. “Hey man, what are you doing?” It was Ahmed.* “Oh, nothing really. Just surfing the web at my guest house. I wish we’d gone somewhere this weekend. I’m pretty bored.” “Do you want to…

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AABA Hosts Screening of "Red Doors"

Standing ovations do not occur frequently at HBS club events, but it happened this past Tuesday after the screening of the award-winning independent film, “Red Doors.” The event was organized by the Asian American Business Association (AABA), an HBS student club that promotes understanding and cross-cultural exchange of Asian American business, social, cultural, and community-related…

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Looking for a Different Summer Experience?

For many of you, recruiting week was a blur, but you got through it with multiple job offers. You are ridiculously excited and have your whole summer planned out. In fact, the only thing between you and the summer is finding that perfect apartment in Manhattan on Craigslist, preferably within walking distance to your wonderful…

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The State of Venture Capital

The TechMedia club hosted the second Venture Capital Coffee Series, which was warmly received by the HBS student community. Held in Aldrich soon after Hell Week, initial fears of a low turnout were overturned when 65 RCs and ECs turned up for the event. The speaker of the evening was Chip Hazard. Chip is a…

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Do Community Values Really Impact How Students Live their Lives?

Is HBS’s approach to Community Values an effective way of encouraging students to behave ethically or is Community Values just a waste of time? I spoke with a number of people on campus who interact with students in a variety of settings to determine if students tend to behave in accordance with HBS Community Values….

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Steak, Coke and Candor with Warren Buffett

The sage of Omaha, the steak lover, the cherry-coke addict, the noted philanthropist, the 77 year old Investment genius, the relentless conversationalist and the effortless entertainer – this uncomplicated man from Nebraska defies everything you would expect from the third richest man in the world. Yes, it’s true – Buffett is something else! Humble, hilarious,…

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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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VC&PE Conference Brings Industry Leaders to HBS

The 14th Annual Venture Capital and Private Equity Conference held at Harvard Business School on Saturday, February 2nd, 2008 HBS students had the opportunity to rub shoulders with some of the great names in venture capital and private equity on Saturday, February 2nd at the 14th Annual VC&PE Conference. More than 400 students walked the…

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The (New Improved HBS) Wisdom of the Ages

There are many wise saying, quotes and aphorisms passed down through the years from those far older and more experienced than me, but if there is one thing I have learnt at HBS* it is that pretty much everything can be improved upon by an MBA with an overoptimistic view of her own intelligence. Here,…

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RC Partner Wins Cyberposium 13 Logo Design Competition

The Cyberposium 13 marketing team held a design competition for the conference logo. It is an example of user-generated content influencing life on campus Congratulations to Ryan Naragon (Partner NA)! Last week he was selected the winner of the Cyberposium 13: Innovation Without Borders Logo Design Competition. The competition, a first for Cyberposium, was created…

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