Tag: San Francisco


Driving Techonology Ford-ward

This is not your parents Ford. In 2007 at the Detroit auto show Ford introduced it’s SYNC technology—an in-car communications and entertainment system built on the Microsoft platform. The new MyFord Touch is a bit more advanced. The new technology allows you to fully integrate all your favorite mobile devices with your car. It can…


Emerging from the Bubble

Over the last two weeks EC sections have reassembled in their old Aldrich classrooms and, with the help of some of their favorite RC professors, reflected on “things to come.” That is, we’ve acknowledged the impending deadline called graduation and have finally admitted that our brief time at HBS is nearing its end. (I know,…


Random Rants

It seems that last week’s Random Rants column was not nearly controversial, provoking or insulting enough to generate the scores of angry emails I was hoping to see flood my inbox. In attempt, therefore, to prod my beloved readers out of their mid-Fall rainy day apathy I have chosen this week to rant about people…


"I Lost My Hello"

It happened sometime between my second martini and the sudden appearance of a new dinner guest at Balboa Cafÿ in San Francisco. Preston Death, the unsuspecting boyfriend of my friend Chrissy, leaned over to say hello, and I froze. Do I extend a hand? Go for a hug? Lean in for the single cheek kiss?…


San Francisco part 2

The letter was sent before I finished. Here it is in entirety. Hi,I was actually editor of the Harbus back in 1978 (seems recent to me.) Now I am membership director of the HBS Association of Northern California (HBSANC). I believe that we and NY are the two largest HBS Alumni groups in the US….


Location, Location, Location

Like many RC’s, I’ve now ramped up my search for the elusively-ideal summer internship. I now realize that we’re blessed with a curse, of sorts, in having the luxury to choose a new industry or function. Important in this decision process, which I really hadn’t given much thought to, is geography. At the outset, I…



The Harbus noticed that one of our classmates, Jeremy Stoppelman (OI), has gone missing. We tracked him down in San Francisco where he is putting the finishing touches on a new website: Yelp! Harbus: So you started a company this summer – what is this company? Jeremy Stoppelman: Yelp! (www.yelp.com) is the first online service…


Hell Week Results in Job from Hell

(San Diego) RC student Joseph Rothbard, who accepted a Summer Associate position in United Bank of Finland’s San Diego office over the weekend, has no idea that the job was actually developed in the fiery pits of hell, Satan claimed Monday. “Joseph thinks he just got his dream job,” Satan said. “But little does he…


Coming Up This Week in Sports…

Saturday, October 26thWHAT: HBS Rugby final game of season & public BBQWHO: HBS vs. MITWHERE: Rugby pitch behind Harvard StadiumWHEN: Game 11AM, BBQ and Harvard Undergrad rugby to follow. All week:WHAT: Baseball World SeriesWHO: San Francisco Giants vs. Anaheim AngelsWHERE & WHEN:Tuesday, Oct. 22 – Game 3Anaheim at San Francisco, 8:30 p.m.Wednesday, Oct. 23 –…


Frogs Graduate

Well, Frogs, we made it! We came in as tadpoles, and now we’re hopping on out of HBS fully transformed. First off, congratulations to Jamie and his Warder Clan, as they now number five. Mary Margaret Warder was born on May 8th, weighing in at 8 pounds 6 ounces, and measuring 20 inches. Jamie reports…



SUPER BOWL HISTORICAL RESULTS Super Bowl Year Score I 1967 Green Bay 35, Kansas City 10II 1968 Green Bay 33, Oakland 14III 1969 N.Y. Jets 16, Baltimore 7IV 1970 Kansas City 23, Minnesota 7V 1971 Baltimore 16, Dallas 13VI 1972 Dallas 24, Miami 3VII 1973 Miami 14, Washington 7VIII 1974 Miami 24, Minnesota 7IX 1975…


Airlines Post Messages

Two airlines whose planes were involved in the crashes, American Airlines and United Airlines, have posted information on their websites: //www.ual.com///www.aa.com/ Other major airlines have expressed their solidarity: //www.usairways.com///www.delta.com/home/index.jsp//www.continental.com///www.nwa.com/ Lufthansa tells where its North American flights have ended up://www.lufthansa.com/index_en.html The following flights on September 11, 2001, will return or are diverted:LH442 Frankfurt-Detroit, landed in FrankfurtLH408…


A Place for Families at HBS

My husband, our 2-year-old daughter and I moved from San Francisco to Boston in December 2000. Making a decision to move from a city like San Francisco will, more often than not, elicit questions from friends and family, like `Are you sure?’, `Is there some way you can change your mind?’ and `Are you crazy?’….



Fisherman’s wharf, Monterey and 17-mile drive, Horseback riding on Half Moon Bay, Sonoma Valley wine country. These are all great things to do and see in San Francisco, but they are NOT the reason I went there on my spring break. Diving off a 3 ft by 6 ft platform held 35 ft in the…


WesTrek 2001

During the first week of January, over 300 HBS students descended on Silicon Valley to hear speeches by tech industry executives, visit over 200 leading technology companies, listen to industry panel discussions and do significant damage to their livers. All of this was done as part of WesTrek 2001, HBS’ largest and oldest high-tech trek….


Hitting the road at WesTrek, literally

They said, “Go West!” And a large contingency of HBS students made the Trek. On Wednesday, January 3rd, Siebel rented out Fanny and Alexander’s for the entire group of budding entrepreneurs. As the night progressed, the attention of diehard football fans turned to the national championship game being played between Oklahoma and Florida State. As…

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