Alumni Perspective – Meg Whitman (MBA '79)

Outgoing president and CEO, eBay Inc., National Co-Chairperson of Senator John McCain’s 2008 Presidential Campaign. Current Board member of eBay, the eBay Foundation, Procter & Gamble, and DreamWorks Animation. Prior experience at Procter & Gamble, Bain, Disney, Stride Rite, FTD, and Hasbro. Numerous accolades from leading publications, including being one of the few women to… Continue reading Alumni Perspective – Meg Whitman (MBA '79)

Marketing Club Kicks Off Distinguished Speakers Series with P&G CEO

What keeps A.G. Lafley, chairman and chief executive officer of Procter & Gamble, up at night? Growth. It is the toughest problem the largest companies, such as P&G, face today, explained Lafley to a packed audience in the Spangler auditorium on Friday, September 22. In fact, in order for P&G to achieve its stated growth… Continue reading Marketing Club Kicks Off Distinguished Speakers Series with P&G CEO

Memoirs from the Year 2013

I am currently the general manager of the hybrid/electric car division at General Motors. I enjoyed my time at Procter & Gamble pushing toothpaste around the world. I then took that marketing experience to GM, and eventually moved from marketing to general management. I have a political agenda: I think if the US depended less… Continue reading Memoirs from the Year 2013

Confessions of a Successful Dot-Com Entrepreneur

The sight was rare: a dot-com entrepreneur whose company is profitable. Last Tuesday, Intuit Chairman and founder, Scott Cook (HBS ’76) treated a crammed Aldrich classroom to his key learnings on what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur and manager. After a brief stint with Procter & Gamble, Cook established Intuit in 1983 with… Continue reading Confessions of a Successful Dot-Com Entrepreneur

Prospective Students Expected on Campus

A wave of prospective members of the HBS Class of 2003 will arrive on campus this Friday for Admitted Students Weekend. The weekend will provide the first peek behind the curtain for many at the place they will call home for the next two years. As they embark on their journey towards an MBA, they… Continue reading Prospective Students Expected on Campus