Check out pictures from the amazing adventures of HBS students over the January Term! [portfolio_slideshow size=large showdesc=true]
BOOK REVIEW – Unposted Letter
“700 million sperms dart from the man towards that one stationary egg in the woman, and only the healthiest and fastest sperm makes it.” This sentence is taken not from a biology textbook, but rather from a motivational book Unposted Letter authored by spiritual guru T.T. Rangarajan. “.So every human being is that winning sperm… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW – Unposted Letter
2009 China Trek – Beijing
Forty-one HBS students took China by storm in May 2009. Over an eleven day trek, they visited four cities/regions. The first leg of our China Trek brought us to Beijing, and for most of us breitling superocean replica, this was the first time that we had set foot in China. As it turns out, Beijing… Continue reading 2009 China Trek – Beijing
Cuba Uncovered: Beyond Mojitos and Cigars
As our motley group of four representing Japan, Russia, the United States (U.S. citizens require special permission to visit Cuba for educational/cultural travel) and India descended upon Havana, the air was rife with a spirit of adventure and mystique. Whilst we waited in line for immigration, we were hesitant to get our passports tainted with… Continue reading Cuba Uncovered: Beyond Mojitos and Cigars
HBS RUGBY TEAM BUSY WRITING FOR NEXT WEEK'S HARBUS
In pursuit of their ultimate goal of being featured in every issue of the Harbus this year, the HBS Rugby Team (aka Ruggers) spent their weekend coming up with witty nicknames for each other, talking up their record at Tommy Doyles, and photo shopping pictures of themselves with their shirts off. Co-Captains Jeff Todd (HLS)… Continue reading HBS RUGBY TEAM BUSY WRITING FOR NEXT WEEK'S HARBUS
You glance at your cell phone – sorry, Blackberry – darn it! it’s only been two minutes since last you checked. You’re impatient, but unsure of why. It’s not like you have another place to go even if you could muster up a believable excuse to ditch section drinks early. It’s Boston, and, based on… Continue reading Boston Nightlife
Dehors Dans Le Froid!
Shredding pow never felt as good as it did the weekend of February 25, when several hundred HBSers headed to the Great White North of Quebec, to partake in the annual HBS Mont Tremblant Trek. A contingency of Canadian HBSers were eager to serve as gracious hosts for the weekend and enlightened fellow HBSers about… Continue reading Dehors Dans Le Froid!
HBSers Trek to Africa's Great Mt. Kilimanjaro
Kilimanjaro is the highest and most famous mountain in Africa. A massive dormant volcano, it rises isolated from east African savannas teeming with wildlife. No other mountain in the world rises so high so alone, with no range of other peaks for support. Over the holiday break, a group of HBSers traveled to Africa to… Continue reading HBSers Trek to Africa's Great Mt. Kilimanjaro
Career Perspectives: Hospitality
RC: Noah BrodskyCompany: Four SeasonsWebsite: www.fourseasons.comIndustry: Hospitality: Food & LodgingPosition/Function: Restaurant ManagerLocations: Costa Rica and MauiResponsibilities: Managed the fine dining restaurants and bars So is it really as good as it sounds?Yes! The lifestyle is fantastic. I went to the beach every morning before work, played golf twice a week, and ate lobster and steak… Continue reading Career Perspectives: Hospitality
My Pilgrimage to Omaha: The Great Warren Buffet Shares Personal Insights, Advice with Eager Group of HBSers
The past couple of days leading up to my pilgrimage to Omaha had been some of the most unusual in my life. Wednesday began with an early wakeup, followed by my four-and-a-half hour Technology and Operations final exam. (Actually, not nearly as much fun as it sounds). After the final, with our first semester of… Continue reading My Pilgrimage to Omaha: The Great Warren Buffet Shares Personal Insights, Advice with Eager Group of HBSers
Designing a Dorm on a Dime
The HBS dorms: You were probably pretty stoked when you got your lottery number confirming a place in the on-campus dorms. That feeling was replaced by panic as you open the door to find that you have an 8×10 room to call home for the next 9 months. By now that 6th floor studio walk-up… Continue reading Designing a Dorm on a Dime
HBS Show Wraps up Successful "Wizard of Hawes" Run
Last week, a dedicated HBS Show cast put on 5 outstanding performances of this year’s production, “Wizard of Hawes”. The show provided over 2 hours of song, dance, and theatrics to patrons who filled the seats of Burden Auditorium throughout the week. Although the HBS Show has completed its stint on the stage, pictures from… Continue reading HBS Show Wraps up Successful "Wizard of Hawes" Run
HBS Team Wins Grand Prize at the $125K Business Presentation Competition for Clean Energy Technologies
Hi, My team from Prof. Lee Fleming’s Commercializing Science and High Technology (CSHT) class entered a MIT Enterprise Forum business plan contest and took 1st place which was $15k +$25k in real estate. I’ve got pictures, and executive summary and all sorts of other information for a story if you choose to put this in… Continue reading HBS Team Wins Grand Prize at the $125K Business Presentation Competition for Clean Energy Technologies
Pass the Carrots, Hold the Pricilla Ball Photos
As our first semester comes to an end, we begin our preparation to leave the HBS bubble for a few weeks in “real world”. First stop: home for the holidays. As soon as your parents pick you up from the airport and you realize that you won’t need to check my.hbs.com for at least three… Continue reading Pass the Carrots, Hold the Pricilla Ball Photos
King Of The Night
“If you don’t know Patrick McMullan, you ought to get out more.” -Andy Warhol Ever wonder what it is like behind the scenes of those star-studded parties that you see plastered on the cover of US Weekly? Patrick McMullan, one of the world’s most celebrated party, fashion, and society photographers is just the person to… Continue reading King Of The Night
Gone are the Days of Smarties and Raisins
Am I cheap, or have things really changed since I was a kid? I remember my greatest Halloween haul. Dressed as a soldier, I started out at 5 p.m. and trick or treated, sprinting from home to home, until around 9 p.m. I ended up with half a pillowcase of candy. I probably had to… Continue reading Gone are the Days of Smarties and Raisins
Networking- Sincere, Strategic, or Slimy?
To: firstname.lastname@example.orgFrom: email@example.comSubject: Help Me Get A JOB!!!! Last week in my power and influence class we discussed the merits and perceived shortcomings of two different networking styles. On the one hand we had a Silicon Valley CEO turned venture capitalist who networked her way from a company newsletter writer to one of the most… Continue reading Networking- Sincere, Strategic, or Slimy?
The Best Of H-BS
Club VPs Form VP Club(Spangler 201) Following on the footsteps of the Trek Club, which was recently formed by Club Trek organizers, 43 Club VPs formed the VP Club last week. “The purpose of the club is to share VP information and best practices across organizations,” said VP Club co-founder Bettina Houston. “Imagine the great… Continue reading The Best Of H-BS
CEO of Patagonia Speaks at HBS
A concerted and ongoing commitment to the environment can serve as a point of strategic differentiation. This was the message expressed by Michael Crooke, CEO of the Lost Arrow Corporation, parent company of Patagonia, Inc. while addressing an audience of about 150 students, visitors and local Bostonians on Feb 18th, at the invitation of the… Continue reading CEO of Patagonia Speaks at HBS
Not to be Outdone, HBS Students Start Their Own Porno Mag
(Spangler) Fearing that Harvard students have one-upped them with the launch of “H-Bomb,” a University-sponsored erotic magazine featuring nude photos of undergrads, two HBS students have started their own pornographic journal, “HBS Fleece.” According to RC student and co-founder Byron Howell, “If there’s seriously a market for nude pictures of dorky 18 year-old former Academic… Continue reading Not to be Outdone, HBS Students Start Their Own Porno Mag
Were We Funny?
At last, your misery at the hands of Omar has come to an end. Indeed (which is one of my favorite words), this is my last issue as the editor of the Humor / H-BS / That Guy sections, and I must say, if I may (which I may, because who’s going to stop me?… Continue reading Were We Funny?
RC Student Discovery: What Happens in Vegas, Doesn't Actually Stay in Vegas
(Nevada) The magic of the HBS learning experience took another dimension last week, when some RC students discovered that, contrary to popular belief, what happens in Vegas doesn’t actually stay in Vegas. “Who’d have thought that my ‘new best friends’ in my section would kid about something like this?” nervously said one RC student that… Continue reading RC Student Discovery: What Happens in Vegas, Doesn't Actually Stay in Vegas
How Much Difference
It is a phenomenon that, by now, should be well known. Still early in the reading, your eyes complete the last words on Page One of whatever case the evening brings. You have become acquainted with what the protagonist had for breakfast (a bagel with jam and peanut butter), know whether or not she is… Continue reading How Much Difference
We Didn't Know
When doors were finally opened and we entered SecC (Sex-ta-C? I am sorry, President Alex, I am sorry!), with our brand new name-cards, we, simply, didn’t know. We didn’t know many people, we didn’t know much about cases, we didn’t know the feeling of cold calls… we didn’t know a thing. Then, we started learning.… Continue reading We Didn't Know
OB Still Going Strong
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. That is what I’m banking on because, although I’ve been guilted into writing another one of my fabulous section articles, I’m pretty short on time (that should read, I don’t have a job, so I can’t justify taking time out to write a Harbus article). So,… Continue reading OB Still Going Strong
Viewpoints: And Why Do They Call it Consulting?
It was when I drew a Venn diagram to illustrate to my husband how the Harvard work/life balance worked that I realized that you can take the girl out of consulting but you can’t take the consultant out of the girl. My husband was impressed by the diagram. He was less impressed when I told… Continue reading Viewpoints: And Why Do They Call it Consulting?
Here is a little reminder for when the stress gets high and the relationship suffers… The Top Ten Reasons to be an HBS Partner 10. Access to the Shad: The best place to work off those lonely feelings the first year. 9. HBS Community parties: When your kids see the pony rides and Jumbo Bouncer… Continue reading Partner Perspective
Dressing For Interview Success: Casualness Breeds Casualties
Visit www.jmwanes.com for more information. Copyrighted by J.M. Wanes & Associates. Reprinted with permission. You’ve probably heard all the sayings: “you never get a second chance to make a first impression”, “the first impression is the lasting impression”, “if you dress like a person of substance and integrity, you will, more often than not, be… Continue reading Dressing For Interview Success: Casualness Breeds Casualties
Generous, Cultured, Good-Looking, What More Could You Ask For?
The J-Crew continues to thrive in Aldrich 109. Ella Aglipay continues to serve up a bevy of cultural activities with Friday’s Traditional Dress Day and ongoing lunches. Best costume has to go to Maureen Farrell and Deana Menkes, however, for their turn as Jersey girls. Who says Americans have no culture? Outstanding. Mezuo Nwuneli presented… Continue reading Generous, Cultured, Good-Looking, What More Could You Ask For?
J-Crew Wreaks Havoc on Vermont
What was my favorite moment during the J-Crew ski weekend? Summit views? Wind in my hair as I descended the mountain? The serenity of the pines as we ascended the lifts? The camaraderie of the condo party experience? The roadtrip-inspired sense of freedom and adventure? No, it was watching Rami Shamaa snarfle two quarter pounders,… Continue reading J-Crew Wreaks Havoc on Vermont