Shanghai was the final leg of the journey.The first thing that strikes you about Shanghai is the size. This is a huge city. Skyscrapers dominate the skyline, most of which have been built in the last 20 years. Typically when I travel I would never consider going to “The Urban Planning and City Construction Museum”,… Continue reading 2009 China Trek – Shanghai
This article is about why you-and just about everyone-should stay in the Northeast after graduating from HBS. From the investment bank to the consulting firm to the mutual fund, Boston invents it, New York builds it, and Washington regulates it. For nearly anything in business, you can’t pick a better place than the Northeast. You… Continue reading Regional Profiles – The Northeast – Stay a While
Unfortunately, the ten days in the year when Boston actually manages to have nice weather are over. But lucky for you, your internationally acclaimed A&E editors are here to give you advice on what to do now that you can’t have fun outside. Should you have intellectually stimulating conversations about politics, world events, or which… Continue reading Focus On… Movies!!
Bosston- As a Long Islander, New Jersey has always been very important to me. Without the NJ, I might not have developed the personal confidence and pride that can only come from being raised in the second-most insulted place in the country (or in the Northeast anyway, because there’s always Pittsburgh- the ‘Cadillac of Cities’… Continue reading Springsteen at Fenway: Another Reason I Love New Jersey
The classic HBS student struggle continues: Lots of time, no money – versus – lots of money, no time. After careful consideration, my wife and I decided that Citiassist is there to take advantage of, and so we should exploit the “lots of time” while we have it this coming winter break. The next big… Continue reading Winter Travel Special: Location, Location, Location
My expectations in coming to HBS have been exceeded and at the same time have not been fulfilled. Here’s how. I didn’t expect to wear an 11-inch silver sequined skirt and nipple pasties to an HBS function. After the fifth time I was used to it, but I really should find some sensible shoes.… Continue reading Expected Returns Perhaps Assumptions and Estimates Were a Bit Off
On his way to his executive office in the World Financial Center on the morning of September 11th, Dick Tofel stepped out of the subway and onto the streets adjacent to the World Trade Center. “As I walked along the street with my head down in that half-stupor we’re all in at that time of… Continue reading The Wall Street Journal: How the Presses Continued When the World Stopped
Maybe in college you got a little crazy with your new credit card and forgot to pay off a few bills. Maybe a few years later you started a web site to sell rutabagas online but filed for Chapter 11 instead of an IPO. Maybe after that, you got divorced and your spouse refused to… Continue reading Credit Checks and the Finance Job Search