Where in the World did you Spend your Summer–Daven Johnson (OA)

What: MTV Networks and The Film Department Where: NY and LA What did you do this summer?I split my summer between two different media companies. I worked for MTV in NY and a film production company, The Film Department, in LA. At MTV I interned in the International Networks Strategy group, which is an internal… Continue reading Where in the World did you Spend your Summer–Daven Johnson (OA)

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Running the Numbers

63% of HBS students watch less than 1 hour of TV per day 70% of respondents get their news from online news services such as NY.com and CNN.com 43.4% of HBS students don’t subscribe to any magazines 33.6% of respondents spend 2-3 hours on the internet each day 72.4% of HBS students watch 0-1 movies… Continue reading Running the Numbers

What Ten HBS Grads Are Doing to "Make A Difference in the World"

Developing a regional growth strategy, managing a finance fund, and identifying sources of earned income are all typical responsibilities for HBS graduates. What is atypical is to perform these tasks on top of working hand-in-hand with CEOs, COOs, and CFOs of some of the largest and most successful organizations in the world just six months… Continue reading What Ten HBS Grads Are Doing to "Make A Difference in the World"

Acelero: Starting a Business in Social Services

For education entrepreneur Aaron Lieberman, the importance of knowing every aspect of the start-up business from the ground up is paramount. “Start small,” he counsels. “Learn as much as you can and figure things out as you go along.” Lieberman was invited by the Social Enterprise Club to speak to HBS students last Wednesday. A… Continue reading Acelero: Starting a Business in Social Services

San Francisco Alumni Club

Hi,I was actually editor of the Harbus back in 1978 (seems recent to me.) Now I am membership director of the HBS Association of Northern California (HBSANC). I believe that we and NY are the two largest HBS Alumni groups in the US. Somehow we would like to communicate to the graduating class of 2005… Continue reading San Francisco Alumni Club

In Search of a Steady State of Exuberance

Scene I: April 2003, random bar in the East Village (11th St. and 1st Avenue) NY bartender: “Excuse me, you can’t smoke here!” Foreigner: “Pardon me?” NY bartender: “You are not allowed to smoke” Foreigner: “Oh…but..but this is New York City. I mean…why?” NY bartender (matter-of-factly): “The mayor has forbidden it?” Foreign guy (now with… Continue reading In Search of a Steady State of Exuberance

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Auntie Sam

Dear Auntie Sam, As the end of my two year hard graft here at HBS is coming to an end, I’ve been getting increasingly concerned about leaving. I’m not particularly upset about having to go back to work for the Big Consulting Firm I thought I had left behind when I got in here-hey, it’s… Continue reading Auntie Sam