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HBS Receives $25 Million Gift for Doctoral Program

Harvard Business School has received a $25 million donation in support of its doctoral programs from Hansjoerg Wyss, a member of the MBA Class of 1965 and an entrepreneur who built Synthes, Inc., into a leading international medical device company specializing in orthopedic instruments and implants. “One of the greatest challenges facing business schools today…

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Follow Curiosity, Count on Serendipity

“Donald Trump’s hair should not be allowed on TV”, declared Barry Diller – media mogul, e-commerce czar, former Hollywood studio chief and self-confessed ‘contrarian’ – when he visited the HBS campus on April 15th. As the man behind such blockbusters as Saturday Night Fever, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and Beverly Hills Cop,…

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EC Course Selection Starts Now

Two exams down, summer jobs have been found – so what could possibly prevent the outbreak of Ultimate Frisbee and Soccer on Baker Beach?You’ll hear a lot about it in the coming days and it is, of course, the process of choosing courses for the second year at HBS. This is a somewhat daunting procedure…

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A Chive a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Here are four real health stories from the last month, as presented on Yahoo! News: Exercising to Music May Make You SmarterReuters – Wed Mar 24, 4:44 PM ET If music makes you smarter, and exercise helps brain function, can exercising to music really boost brainpower? U.S. researchers said on Wednesday it can. Walking 15…

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Student Has Viewed More than 1,500 Classcards

(Morris) EC student Max Handleman’s “classcards viewed” total surpassed the 1,500 mark last Sunday when he looked up RC student Erica Jamison’s classcard, a woman he met while working out in Shad, and the ten other RC students who went to Princeton, worked at Goldman Sachs, and are interested in cooking and travel. “It’s taken…

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Open Letter to the Alumni and Students of the Harvard Business School

Editor’s Note: On March 15th, Michael Watkins, Associate Professor at HBS, sent an Open Letter to the Harvard Alumni Board and HBS Student Association and the editors of the Crimson and the Harbus, raising concerns about his perceived erosion of HBS’s autonomy and increasing influence of Harvard University President Larry Summers. According to Mr. Watkins,…

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Embracing the Future, the Next Big Step for Business

During the four-day break last month, many students missed the wonderful opportunity to participate in a landmark event just to our north at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business. It was there that the second annual Business Sustainability Initiative conference took place on February 27, 2004, which was co-hosted by Tuck and Dartmouth’s Thayer School of…

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Market Research: Beyond The Event Horizon

This is an excerpt from a real market research study conducted on the Downy fabric softener brand . This was part of a set of instructions given to the ordinary consumers who were being interviewed: “Now I’d like you to use your imagination to create a short movie or video replica watches uk, maybe a…

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Harvard Schools Unite for Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative

Marshalling the resources of business, government, academia, and civil society to address pressing social challenges in the United States and globally is the goal of a new Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Initiative, to be launched on March 4th. The CSR Initiative has been established by the Kennedy School of Government with the goal of working…

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request for author's email

Dear Editor, I am a writer currently working on a book about Western stereotypes about Asian women, and I read with interest the article posted by Reina Mizuno this week about this topic.I would like to get in touch with her via email to ask her a few more questions, as I would like to…

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Job-Hunting Student Not Schizophrenic After All

(Cumnock Hall) University psychiatrists reported on Monday that, despite substantial job-hunting evidence to the contrary, RC student Robert Jaffray (NX) does not suffer from Schizophrenia. “First of all, it’s important to not confuse Schizophrenia with Multiple Personality Disorder,” said noted psychiatrist Vicki Kalder, PhD, “they aren’t the same thing at all; please do better research…

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Professional Conferences: An Untapped Resource

As we walk the hallowed halls of Aldrich and check email in front of the Spangler fireplace, it’s easy to forget all the other great opportunities outside of HBS. While HBS does a great job of teaching us about the business world, it’s easy to lose track of the exciting discoveries occurring off campus. One…

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ZAGAT's Eye for the Single Guy

Every year the good people at Zagat produce ranking guides on everything from restaurants to PDAs to top golf courses. However, they consistently miss one of life’s most important, yet frustrating, and inefficient activities. In other words ‘pulling’, ‘picking up’, ‘tuning’, ‘spading’, ‘getting some’, ‘getting jiggy’, ‘hooking up’ and other phrases about which mothers warn…

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HBS Research Shows Wall Street Settlement Flawed

Here at HBS, most of us know our professors from the classroom. However, they lead a double life, teaching case studies by day while solving the world’s problems under the cloak of night. Actually, this isn’t much of an exaggeration. Groundbreaking discoveries are common at Harvard Business School. Although students may not hear about them,…

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Croissants, Leadership & Reflection with

Dr. Daniel Vasella, CEO, Novartis AG, received the HBS 2003 Alumni Achievement Award last week. He has had an extraordinarily successful career, switching from the medical field to the management sector in 1988 and rising to become CEO of Sandoz in eight short years. After Sandoz and Ciba-Geigy merged, he was made CEO of the…

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The MBA-Doctoral Connection

Sometimes, students in sections are not really in the MBA program. Rather, they’re there just for the first semester. Who are they? They’re doctoral students who opt to enroll in the MBA program for this short, but meaningful, time. Shasa Dobrow (“Give a shout out to Sec-C!”), Wendy Smith (“Section H is the best.”), and…

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HUPD Raids Morgan Hall, Busts Theft Ring

(Morgan Hall) In what campus officials describe as a “game-changer in the fight against campus vice,” HUPD raided the offices of the TOM faculty late last night and were seen carrying large amounts of contraband out of the building, including laptops, bicycles, cartons of cigarettes and an illegal slot machine. Sources within HUPD confirmed that…

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The Human Map: Matt Ridley's Genome

Have you ever wondered why some people are more stressed than others? Do you look at your brothers and sisters and question whether intelligence is genetic? Have you sat and pondered why people are predisposed to certain diseases or afflictions? Even just reading the newspaper, it is impossible to ignore the debates over human cloning,…

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Shades of Gray

When I was in second grade, my mother told me, “Samantha, you can be anything you want to be when you grow up.” I believed her, as I hope all children do when they hear that. I just had to choose something, and I could be it. A universe of possibilities lay before me. In…

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Dress to Impress the World

“You can’t afford to walk out into the world looking like a schlep.” -Ashley Rothchild, The Rothchild Image Anyone who has ever worn open-toed shoes with stockings in Italy knows what it’s like to be pelted with disapproving eyes. When you commit a fashion faux pas here, no one has to tell you. You feel…

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EC Course Selection Starts Now

Spring Break is over, the FIN II final is rapidly approaching and (for many of the RCs at least) summer jobs have been found. So what could there possibly be that might prevent the outbreak of ultimate frisbee and soccer on Baker Beach? You’ll hear a lot about it in the coming days and it…

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Kim Clark Speaks at the National Press Club

Last Wednesday February 26th, Dean Kim Clark tackled a seemingly ubiquitous and pervasive business crisis in a presentation before the National Press Club in Washington D.C. titled “Corporate Scandals.” Is it a problem of bad apples, or is it the barrel?, Dean Clark explained that it is a mixture of the structure as well as…

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Love Glossary

There are so many slang words related to dating in the US. I have conducted some research and put together a useful glossary. (definitions may vary depending on individual’s interpretation) Relationship statuses * Friends with privileges: these two have a no attachments, purely sexual relationship * Friends with the hope of privileges: situation where one…

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Business Plan Contest Resources from Baker Library

Behind every successful business is a solid, well-researched business plan. Such a plan is exactly what participants in this year’s HBS Business Plan Contest are aiming to deliver by the contest deadline this coming April. The student’s goal is to present a clear vision, identify their competitive advantage, highlight their value-add to the customer, and…

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New HBS Alumnae Co-President Stresses Value of HBS Network

Jean McCormick, HBS ’88, defies many of the traditional female stereotypes. Most notably, she has a deep and enduring passion for sports despite never having excelled on the playing field. Research on how ‘talking sports’ affects women in business at Wellesley, her undergrad alma mater, culminated in a book entitled, “Talk Sports Like a Pro…

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Life in the Life Sciences for HBS Women

Emily Levy (MBA ’84) was working in a research laboratory at Yale in the early 1980s when she heard about a business called Genentech that had just gone public. “I thought, ‘Wow, there’s this whole industry of science meets business.’ Maybe I could get into that if I knew the business part,” said Levy, who…

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Thought Leadership Initiative Presentation Starts on Tuesday

Ever wish you could hear some of the incredible professors at HBS talk about what interests them in their research or learn more about their class but were unable to enroll due to capacity constraints? Now is you chance. Some of the professors in those doubly oversubscribed classes have agreed to speak as part of…

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Newbies on the Block

As a next door neighbor to the Newbies located in the basement of Aldrich, we’ve come across some key observations. While there is some truth to the accusation that a few members of beloved Section A had observed a few Newbies partaking in an afternoon dance party, we would like to point out that this…

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HBS Working Knowledge Recommends

Country & Industry Surveys //surveys.ft.com/ The Financial Times (FT) publishes about 240 surveys a year and makes them available on their site. These are overview surveys written by FT reporters, not pages and pages of statistics. For example, click on “Food Processing Industry” and you’ll see FT stories on the food and drink industry, consolidation…

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Letter to the Harbus…

Your tongue-in-cheek article about a case on the porn industry was very amusing, but hits a much deeper thread – the business analysis needed to succeed in less than savory industries. Although I am not recommending that we be required to learn about these industries, since it would be in conflict with the HBS mission…

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