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HBS Showcase: How Jay-Z Sparked Innovation at HBS

The signs were everywhere last Tuesday. On vending machines, Coop Store mannequins, running tracks – everywhere you turned you were liable to see something familiar but nonetheless out of place staring back at you. It wasn’t the latest notice about a Euro Club party or a CPD presentation. No, the familiar looking pages strewn about…

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Professor Alvin Roth Wins Nobel for FIELD 2 Algorithm*

* Note: Professor Roth’s market design theory, which has practical applications for matching algorithms and was used for FIELD 2 emerging market location matching, was actually what won him the Nobel.  Harvard Business School professor Alvin Roth was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences last week for his research in market design. The…

On Campus

Harvard Business School Professor Emeritus Charles M. Williams Dies at 94

“Extraordinary teacher, inspiration to generations of students who have put his precepts into practice” – Plaque at Harvard Business School in honor of Professor Williams Harvard Business School Professor Emeritus Charles M. Williams, a renowned authority on commercial banking and a master of the art of case method teaching who influenced the lives and careers of…

On Campus

Harvard Business School Professor Paul. R. Lawrence Dies at 89

Paul R. Lawrence, a renowned sociologist and a pivotal figure in the intellectual history of Harvard Business School who was one of the world’s most influential and prolific scholars in the field of organizational behavior, died on Tuesday, Nov. 1, of prostate cancer at the Carleton-Willard retirement community in Bedford, Mass. He was 89. At…

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Prioritizing the Public Stakeholder

“Just as firms innovate in technology and innovate in business model, I think the great firms of the next five to ten years are also going to be innovating around governance regimes and around how they think about the role they play in our society.” – Professor Rebecca Henderson Climate change presents the world with…

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Energy Geopolitics — Kind of a Big Deal

Germany recently decided to decommission all of its nuclear facilities.  Solyndra, a solar energy firm, which received a $500 million federal loan, declared bankruptcy amid scandal and multiple investigations.  The EU is in the midst of a debate to impose their tariff system on aviation emissions for non-domestic airlines, the results of which may shape…

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Harvard Business School Professor Emeritus Renato Tagiuri Dead at 91

Scholar was key figure in the human aspects of management and the study of family businesses BOSTON, April  25, 2011—Renato Tagiuri, Professor of Social Sciences in Business Administration, Emeritus, at Harvard Business School (HBS) and a renowned expert on interpersonal relations and the human aspects of management as well as a pioneer in the field…

Humor

Advice and Goodbyes

Last week, struggling through a painful day because I attended Brown Sugar (no – not my skin tone, but the party AASU and SABA throw each semester – it would be pretty weird and somewhat intriguing if I attended my skin tone, but that’s not the point), I realized something: I only have two columns…

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Reflecting on a Case

The article is geared towards RCs and discusses my techniques for learning from the case method. For RCs, this is the first month of experiencing the case method of instruction. There has been a great deal of emphasis placed on preparing the case. This makes sense because without an adequate grasp of the situation and…

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Gender Discrepancies in Academic Performance

Students, in partnership with faculty and administration, are continuing to focus on improving female academic performance at HBS. Are men and women equal at HBS? It’s a question that has been front of mind at HBS in recent weeks. In a recent staff meeting, HBS professors as a group discussed ongoing discrepancies in male and…

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Emerging from the Bubble

I have to be honest: I was in a bit of a rut last week. The end-of-semester responsibilities and deadlines were starting to pile up, and I was feeling a bit overwhelmed. The more I thought about what I’d write for this column, the more I was drawing a blank, and it was starting to…

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HBS Start-up: Safe at Home

Have you been concerned about safety in your Cambridge rental apartment? Do the emails from Steven Catalano at the Harvard University Police Department make you want to double-check your locks? If so you are in luck: two former HBSers have combined their educations and entrepreneurial spirit to improve home security for city-dwelling renters across the…

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Around the World to Find the Girl Next Door

RCs Tomo and Taka share their romantic tale. It’s springtime and love is in the air. As the Harbus offers blind date opportunities and wedding dresses fill the windows of downtown Boston shops, we thought it would be appropriate to feature a truly engaging HBS love story. Cupid’s arrow hit Tomo Ishizumi, a former CEO…

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Entrepreneur Profiles–Matthew Sueoka

What is the name of your company Clear Remit (this is a working name.we will likely rebrand in the near future) What industry/ sector would you classify it in? We are working in the remittance payments sector. How long has it been running? How many people are involved? We are still in the early planning…

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Entrepreneur Profiles–Mike McGlade

What is the name of your company Zoosa What industry/ sector would you classify it in? Social enterprise sector /consumer internet How long has it been running? How many people are involved? Zoosa was formed in June, 2008. There are currently 2 employees. What is the business idea? How will this have an impact on…

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How We Watch, Listen, and Read

Do we here at HBS tend to read more than other people? Do we spend less time watching TV? Do we spend more time online? Yes, yes, and yes. Many of us watched the CNBC special on HBS air this past December, and got a taste for how the media portrays the school. Personally, I…

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Getting Academic Support at HBS

For some students, HBS can be a somewhat overwhelming experience and juggling academics with other obligations can be at times a bit much. However, there are several channels of support available and resources to help out in the educational process. Your Ed Rep is a naturally contact to first hash out educational issues and determine…

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Valentines Classifieds

To: a_viking Twilight is coming; soon we won’t be able to see each other anymore. The gloaming is fading from uncertain red, to bruised purple, to black. From a_pirate To: FLi Love is sweet. Love is precious. Love is forever. Love needs courage. You have to truly believe in love in order to make it!…

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Ramadan – A Month of Fasting, Charity and Community

The HBS Community Joined the Islamic Society to Celebrate the Month of Ramadan at its Annual Iftaar Event. The sun finally set in the skies. It was 7:00 p.m. EC Danish Yusuf stood in front of more than 100 HBS colleagues gathered in One Western Common Room, turned his head toward Mecca and gave the…

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Class Day Finalists Essays-Hunter Pierson

FRIENDS, FAMILY, DISTINGUISHED GUESTS, WELCOME. As a former teacher, I learned that graduation is not an individual accomplishment, but rather the fruit of many sacrifices. I believe I speak for us all when I say thank you for not only coming today but giving us the opportunity to be here. Parents and grandparents, you must…

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Alumni Perspective – RICK WAGONER, (MBA '77)

General Motors is the world’s largest auto company, selling over 9 million vehicles in 2007 and employing over 260,000 people. At its helm is HBS alumnus Rick Wagoner, who made GM history in 2000 as the youngest person to take over the CEO post. But taking on the position has been no joyride; since 2000…

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Faculty Perspective – Elizabeth Riley

Elizabeth Riley is in her first year as a Senior Lecturer at Harvard Business School. She taught Entrepreneurial Finance in the fall and is teaching The Entrepreneurial Manager (TEM) in the RC this semester. Prior to HBS, she spent ten years teaching and developing entrepreneurship courses in the undergraduate and MBA programs at Babson College….

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David Moeller's (OC) Claw Will Tear Through Stores This Summer!

At a business school with such a commitment to entrepreneurship, students like David Moeller (OC) inspire professors. “It’s great to see students apply the entrepreneurship toolkit that we provide in class in real time, in their ventures,” said Professor Mukti Khaire. “It’s experiential learning at its best.” HBS is often used as a laboratory for…

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Letter to a Young RC:

M y grandmother hardly leaves the house nowadays. She cries over almost everything. She is anxious and worried all the time. In short, she’s depressed. For a long time I thought I was alone in suffering from depression. That is one of the symptoms in fact-to think that no one cares, that no one can…

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Class Participation

Over one hundred RC folks crowded into the Aldrich classroom last Wednesday afternoon to attend the WSA RC Class Participation Seminar hosted by Professor Frances Frei. Billed as a WSA event, the crowd was understandably predominantly of the fairer sex although there were a few courageous male souls who braved our stares and snuck in…

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HBS, Saudi Arabia, and the Trip of a Lifetime

What do you get when you take 33 diverse HBS students from 13 countries, add a few professors with expertise spanning Middle East politics, economics, communications and energy, and give them an opportunity to visit, learn, and engage directly with a country shrouded by ambiguity and mystique? Unquestionably, a once-in-a-lifetime experience. We struggled on what…

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50 Things I Wish I'd Known when I Applied

Given that it is admit weekend this weekend, and the lovely people at the admissions office are at full capacity churning through applications, interviews and offers, I’ve found my mind turning back to his time last year, when as a relatively disorganised second round applicant I was preparing for my interview and starting to believe…

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Education Silo – Dillard University

In the Fall of 2006, Kirsten Hassert (OC), Leslie Feinzaig (OF) and Helen Trapp (NB) decided to team up with silo leaders Jean-Philippe Odunlami (OA) and Jeff Shaddix (NH) to work with Dillard University. This marks the second year that HBS students have partnered with Dillard University, one of the oldest institutions in the network…

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The Listening Lemma

“In speaking, know how to keep your words”-Lao Tzu, Tao Teh Ching At the end of my RC fall semester, I remember how surprised I was on the first course evaluation day when the professor spoke to us like he had never spoken before: directly, candidly, and emotionally. He told us about what was most…

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Letter to a Young RC

My grandmother hardly leaves the house nowadays. She cries over almost everything. She is anxious and worried all the time. In short, she’s depressed. For a long time I thought I was alone in suffering from depression. That is one of the symptoms in fact-to think that no one cares, that no one can possibly…

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