Where in the World did you Spend your Summer–Shahar Ziv (OE)

What: Better Place Where: CA What did you do this summer?I had the privilege of working at Better Place, a truly innovative start up aimed at catalyzing the mass-market for electric vehicles and relieving the world’s dependence on oil. By deploying switchable battery-powered electric cars and creating the necessary infrastructure to make these cars financially… Continue reading Where in the World did you Spend your Summer–Shahar Ziv (OE)

Career Profiles – Sorina Casian-Botez

Career Field Prior to HBS:Senior Supervisor, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Paris, France Position in Bain :Summer Associate Why did you choose an internship with Bain?I had already decided to focus on consulting as a natural transition from my previous job as an auditor. I wanted to impact my clients’ business in a more substantial way so I sought… Continue reading Career Profiles – Sorina Casian-Botez

Shamika Lee (OD) Nominated For National Award

Shamika Lee has been honored as a Woman of Worth by L’Oréal Paris for her outstanding commitment to community achievement with her work for Graham Windham Services for Families and Children. Shamika was chosen as a Woman of Worth honoree from thousands of applicants by an elite group of judges, which includes: Carol Hamilton, President… Continue reading Shamika Lee (OD) Nominated For National Award

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Carlos Ghosn: Automotive Turnaround Champion Speaks to HBS Community

Cost cutter, troubleshooter, turnaround artist. These words have all been used to describe Nissan and Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn, and when the leader came to Harvard Business School’s campus on Monday, November 27, he went beyond the public image to share inside secrets with the HBS community. The 46-year old Brazilian native of Lebanese descent… Continue reading Carlos Ghosn: Automotive Turnaround Champion Speaks to HBS Community

LGDBC Kicks Off "Week in Luxury" with a Bang

Gucci Group’s Robert PoletThe Luxury Goods and Design Business Club’s “Week in Luxury” began Monday with Gucci’s Robert Polet. Polet, whose visit coincided with his daughter’s 19th birthday (she is currently a Harvard undergrad), was appointed to his current role as president, CEO and chairman of the Management Board of Gucci Group in July 2004.… Continue reading LGDBC Kicks Off "Week in Luxury" with a Bang

HBS Insider

The problem with being an investor is that no matter what you do, you always have investments on your mind. From making analogies between dating and options theory, to viewing HBS as a forward on your classmates’ contacts, the topic never leaves. Hence, it only makes sense to tell you what was on my mind… Continue reading HBS Insider

Une Fˆte Fran‡aise: Thoma et Lolo Wedding Recap

Over the holiday, a dozen HBS friends congregated in an old chapel in the center of Paris. The occasion? A celebration of epic proportion to christen the marriage of two of the campus community’s most distinguished luminaries: Monsieur et Madame Thomas and Laurence Lefebvre. Even by the out-sized expectations the HBS community has grown accustomed… Continue reading Une Fˆte Fran‡aise: Thoma et Lolo Wedding Recap

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The Sleeping Beauty

This is officially the last week of school, so stop running numbers and start running to the Wang Theater. What’s there you ask? The Boston Ballet is closing its 41st season with a stunning performance of The Sleeping Beauty. First performed in St. Petersburg in 1890, the choreography and costumes for Boston’s version have been… Continue reading The Sleeping Beauty

Got Buzz?

Without a doubt, the rough and tumble world of marketing has grown more fierce, and frankly more creative. In today’s world of information, where people are inundated with advertisements and information overload, marketers are using every trick in the book to get noticed including writing a few new ones. For instance, while I was enjoying… Continue reading Got Buzz?

Spotlight on Montreal

What better way to break the monotony of life back at school than to plan a weekend escape to a city that rocks? And just where can one find such a city that is both within driving distance and affordable? Why, Montreal, Canada of course. For those of you that have never been north of… Continue reading Spotlight on Montreal

Harvard Team Heads to Paris for L'Or‚al Business Competition

Three students from Harvard, Marc Novakoff (OJ), Hector Lopez (OJ), and Sachin Palod (OF), will head to Paris to compete in the finals of the L’Or‚al e-Strat Challenge. Team Sino (NYU) and Team Locos (Harvard) will test their corporate management skills against teams from France, Taiwan, India, Poland, Brazil and Israel in this unique business/educational… Continue reading Harvard Team Heads to Paris for L'Or‚al Business Competition

NH: Spring Break 2002

On March 25th, Aldrich 9 looked different under the fluorescent lights. While Professor Koehn continued to enlighten us with her usual entrepreneurial spirit and Professor Pill again wowed us with his masterful chalkboard cartography skills, a new, warm cast of sun-kissed skin highlighted by bright-colored clothing, and tired eyes yet new vigor and life filled… Continue reading NH: Spring Break 2002

Les Barbarians d'HBS, Conquerants de Paris

On a cold Parisian afternoon in early March, HBS ruggers of past and present reunited to take on the formidable French squad from Ecole Polytechnique. The match resoundingly marked the inauguration of the first annual “Ex-athletes” Barbarian tour. The origin of a Barbarian tour can be traced back to 1890, when W.P. Carpmael of Bradford,… Continue reading Les Barbarians d'HBS, Conquerants de Paris

Swell Week

While the snow, stress and interview madness was engulfing the inmates of HBS, a surprisingly large number of RC September took the opportunity to head out of town. These were the people who rocked up refreshed with suntans on post-Hell week Monday morning, while, the rest of us were ashen faced and haggard. Some have… Continue reading Swell Week

Boston Trek 2001 Highlights

Last week – while much of the September RC students were shuffling through Harvard Square in their suits, EC students were enjoying some time off, and January RC students were adjusting to new sections – over 300 HBS students participated in Boston Trek. The organizers of Boston Trek have been hosting panel presentations for HBS… Continue reading Boston Trek 2001 Highlights

EuroTrek Paris

For the first time, on January 9th and 10th 2001, EuroTrek crossed the channel between London and Paris. Registered participants were attracted by top speakers and the prospects of partying in “Gai Paris” before coming back to snowy New England… They were not to be disappointed. Among other top senior executives were the CEO of… Continue reading EuroTrek Paris