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Immersion Experience – USAID: Morocco Trip

Five HBS students volunteered for two weeks over winter break to consult for the U.S. Agency for International Development in Morocco. Their project was to advise USAID on what policies the Moroccan government could adopt to encourage private sector development of domestic wind energy in a country that imports 93% of its electricity generation resources….

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2008 – Retrospectives – HBS & The US Presidency

As Harvard MBAs, with President Bush leaving office in just under two months, this may be a time to turn more introspective – what (if anything) would you have done differently? At Harvard Business School, “we educate leaders who make a difference in the world.” Yet, our campus presents no tangible reminder of the graduate…

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McCain is the Smart Vote for the Economy

The middle class may be slow to embrace the Obama economic plan for good reason. It defies the policy lessons learned from 50 years of economic expansion in the United States. John McCain offers a plan to incent businesses, entrepreneurs, and foreign investment leading to economic growth, job creation, and higher wages. Barack Obama claims…

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Top Automotive Leaders Visit HBS Campus

On March 19th, the Automotive and Transportation Club and the Turnaround Club hosted two of the most distinguished speakers that have set foot on campus this year: Rick Wagoner, CEO and Chairman of General Motors (HBS ’77), and John Smith, Group Vice President of Global Product Planning (HBS ’76). Several other guests from General Motors,…

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Reinventing the Avon Lady

If Andrea Jung, CEO of Avon Products since 1999, had one recurring theme in her speech at HBS on November 6, it would be “reinvention.” Jung, who was ranked 35 in the Forbes list of 100 Most Powerful Women in 2005, stressed the importance of constantly reinventing oneself as a person and a leader, as…

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business school faculty open letter on economic policy

Are you interested in the story of the Open Letter to President Bush that began at HBS? Tomorrow’s NYT will have a very short piece on it. If so, please contact me right away. Louis T. WellsHerbert F. Johnson Professor of International ManagementMorgan 271 617-266-8260 (home)617-495-6107 (office) You may call me at home, if you…

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"Your Government Failed You"

“Your government failed you…and I failed you. We tried hard, but that doesn’t matter because we failed.” These were the words spoken by Richard Clarke, the deposed White House terrorism “czar,” appearing before the 9/11 commission to investigate the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Taken at face value, Clarke’s admission appears…

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Bush Losing Stronghold on College Campuses: Kerry Favored 48-38

A new national poll by the Kennedy School of Government’s Institute of Politics (IOP) at Harvard University finds that Democrat John Kerry holds a 10-point lead (48 versus 38 points) over President Bush among America’s college students, though Kerry’s support is soft. Support for Senator Kerry seems to reflect growing dissatisfaction with the war in…

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White House Chief of Staff Describes Role, Principles, Concerns

White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card visited a packed Aldrich classroom on March 25th as part of the HBS Leadership & Values Initiative’s Distinguished Speaker Series. In his remarks and responses to audience questions, Secretary Card explained many of the key duties of his office, elaborated on principles that underlie his relationship with the…

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H-BS Special: Election Watch 2004

Testifying before the House of Representatives Financial Services Committee, Federal Reserve Chairman Allen Greenspan took aim at President Bush’s economic policies Wednesday, criticizing what he called “massive, unrestrained spending in the context of massive, unrestrained tax cuts.” In response to Greenspan’s criticisms, which adds to the choruses from Democratic presidential candidates who see the economy…

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Live from KSG

Last Monday evening October 20th, Chris Matthews hosted the second in a series of shows titled Hardball: Battle for the White House, Live from Harvard, hosted by MSNBC and the Institute of Politics (IOP) at the Kennedy School of Government (KSG), to a sold-out crowd. The weekly program allows students from the Harvard community to…

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Live From KSG-

On Monday October 13, MSNBC and the Institute of Politics at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government (KSG) kicked off the series Hardball: Battle for the White House, Live from Harvard with host Chris Matthews and Democratic Presidential candidate Senator John Edwards of North Carolina. The series, shown live on MSNBC, gives students from the…

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Bush Drops H-Bomb on Kim Jong-Il; N. Korea Ends Nuclear Program

(Washington, D.C.) Fearing a potential massive loss of American lives if global diplomacy continues to remain ineffective at resolving the crisis over North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, United Sates President George W. Bush made the fateful decision last night to drop the H-Bomb on North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il. Once Kim confirmed that Bush actually…

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Can It Be? That Guy's EXCLUSIVE Interview with Jack Guerrero

Can It Be? That Guy’s EXCLUSIVE Interview with Jack Guerrero It’s snowing in Hell. Monkeys are flying out of my butt. Pigs are sprouting wings. You guessed it-That Guy is making his peace with Section I. For those of you who have followed my column this term, you know that I’ve given the I-ers a…

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Ron Gettelfinger

On Wednesday, March 5, HBS welcomed a different sort of guest to campus. Ron Gettelfinger, President of the UAW, spoke before a standing room only crowd in Hawes Hall. Gettelfinger cautioned against the dangers of losing American jobs overseas and called for stronger policies to rebuild U.S. manufacturing capabilities. Unions and management, he argued, should…

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Impressions of a First Year

Another Weird Mike:I wasn’t going to write an article this week, but then I discovered that Mike Tyson got a face tattoo. Who in the hell gets a face tattoo? Answer: Mike Tyson. Somewhere, Michael Jackson and his masked kids are looking at the same photo we are, saying, “Jeez Tyson’s weird”. In 1984, when…

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Start-Up Launched in November 2001 is Making Waves in the Energy World

John Berger (OH) and his partners Larry Bawden, Lee Arikara, and Ken Pearson founded Jadoo Power Systems to commercialize fuel cells in niche markets. With growing pressure to find new sources of energy for both ahomeland security and environmental reasons, President George W. Bush invited Jadoo to demonstrate their portable fuel cell technology. Jadoo currently…

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Editorial

It appears inevitable that the United States will soon go to war. If by chance of a miracle we do not fight Iraq, we will continue to engage with absolute certainty against the state of domestic and international public opinion. In one of this week’s featured articles, we explore America’s diplomatic strategy to persuade Turkey,…

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Professor Kanter's Dangerous Conclusion

In the final issue of The Harbus 2001 Edition, Harvard Business School Professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter graciously submitted an article that originally appeared in the December 2001 issue of Business 2.0, entitled, “The End of the End of Big Government.” In her piece, Prof. Kanter argues forcibly that the U.S. terrorism crisis revealed “our erstwhile…

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Roe v. 'W': A Primer

On the 28th anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, President George W. Bush reinstated the global gag rule on abortion that was enacted during the Reagan administration and continued during George H. W. Bush’s watch. The gag-rule prohibits the allocation of federal funds to non-governmental organizations (“NGOs”) outside the U.S. who perform or…

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