Around 50 students escaped the harsh Boston winter for a week in sunny Mexico on HBS’s first Latin American IXP. Under the guidance of Professor Michael Chu, the group visited a number of companies in Oaxaca, Mexico City and Monterrey learning about the challenges that come from doing business in emerging markets. The trip was… Continue reading Immersion Experience – Mexico, Grasshoppers and Mescal
A fiesta-filled tour blending urban chic with rich, folkloric culture demonstrated that HBS cases are, on occasion, like a good margarita – best absorbed with a few grains of salt. Case after case on Latin American crises, financial mismanagement and controversial populist regimes can provide a dim view of such countries as Mexico. But the… Continue reading VIVA Mexico!
A boat docked in a tiny Mexican village. An American tourist complimented the Mexican fisherman on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took him to catch them. “Not very long,” answered the Mexican. “But then, why didn’t you stay out longer and catch more?” asked the American. The Mexican explained that… Continue reading The Morning Laughter