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The Credit Crisis at HBS

As jarring and troubling as the news has been for all of us here at HBS, for international students, the perspective is peppered with shifting expectations, challenged perceptions of America, and personal worries as the tightening of the credit markets leave many students wondering how they’ll finance the balance of their education. The unfolding of…

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The Iron Chancellor at HBS

I have had some terrific experiences both inside and outside the classroom during my first three months at HBS. A few months here has been enough to blow away all the myths that are associated with this great institution and the people who make it what it is. I really hope I don’t wake up…

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Business Summit: Students Not Welcome?

Student Letter October 20, 2008 A letter to the HBS Administration: As a second-year MBA student, I am a deep believer in the values that the Harvard Business School embodies. One of these values is the notion that all MBA students are awarded the same opportunities and are treated in the same way by the…

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Republican vs. Democrat — Healthcare, Education and the Environment

Republican (R) Mina Nguyen (OA), Contributing Writer Education Policy Access to education should not be hindered by where you live or what your parents make. As Senator McCain said in the last debate, “Education is the civil rights issue of the 21st century.” McCain’s education plan does more than throw money at the problem, it…

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The “Harvard MBA Indicator” for the Next 100 Years

The Harvard MBA Indicator is a stock market indicator that uses job placement statistics at HBS to predict the stock market. As I listened to Dean Light and President Faust speak at the Business Summit, I decided that it may be time for me to create a new type of indicator more commensurate with our…

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Teaching, Morals and Learning at HBS

An interview with Professor Sandra Sucher, senior lecturer and member of the TOM department at HBS. Professor Sucher talks about her experience in industry, her work as a professor and her particular interest of examining morality and leadership. You had a distinguished career spanning twenty-five years in the corporate world. After years at leadership positions…

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Confessions of an L&V Rep

Looking back over the past year, I am not sure why I opted to be the Leadership and Values (L&V) rep for Section H. I knew it wouldn’t be easy and probably not very popular either. But in the true spirit of “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger,” I wrote my position paper and…

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Two Years at Harvard Business School

Ahead of the Curve: Two Years at the Harvard Business School by Philip Delves Broughton was published just a few weeks ago and already it is difficult to find students on campus who have not heard of it. Indeed the book has raced through the entire business world – in August it was the #1…

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Cambridge Harley

Purchasing a bicycle can be a worthwhile investment for your two years at school. You will be surprised to find out how well a bicycle works during the winter months (sans precipitation). My advice.go inexpensive and functional so when there is no room in the moving van post-graduation, you will not feel bad leaving the…

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Summer Stories -Maureen Fan, Pixar

Both my left and right brain giggled with anticipation as I pushed through Pixar’s glass doors and flew over the rainbow into a world where dreams really do come true – where fish speak, toys have insecurities, and robots fall in love. My left and right brain constantly war with each other. At Stanford, the…

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Faces of Analytics

August 2008 “You will work hard.” This statement keynoted the welcome address for 220 members of the incoming Class of 2010 reporting early for “Analytics.” Analytics is a two-week program in August that provides students with non-traditional backgrounds familiarity with Accounting, Finance and Quantitative Methods before the school year begins in earnest. Who comes to…

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Class Day Speech, May 2008

This is an exquisite day. A time that is truly momentous. For almost all of us, it marks receipt of the last degree we will ever earn. It marks the final transition of the mind from preparation to application. It marks a move away from learning about the possible and toward creating it. And so…

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The End of the Affair

About eighteen months ago I fell in love. It wasn’t love at first sight: on the contrary it followed a long and tumultuous courtship, and I entered into it with a healthy dose of British cynicism. I wasn’t expecting to fall for HBS. I hadn’t even really intended to do an MBA. I had been…

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Class Day Essay Finalists – Kent Bennett

Be bold. “Be bold when facing down an aggressive male turkey.” The pamphlet’s advice rang in my head as I eyed the great beast. Months earlier, when local efforts to revitalize the wild turkey population had brought sightings of a feathery resident to campus, I had been confident that the school would take the same…

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A Partners' Viewpoint

1) FOMO or Fear of Missing out: Nobody warns you about FOMO during ‘Admit Weekend.’ It is a dreadful feeling that strikes students around the first few weeks of school. This is much worse than totally being ignored by the sky deck and only slightly better than being the only one without a Facebook profile….

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Welcome Admits!

“Individually, you’re brilliant. TOGETHER, you’re dazzling.” These were the finely chosen words Deirdre Leopold, Managing Director of MBA Admissions and Financial Aid, used to describe my class during the Welcoming Ceremonies in Burden Auditorium last September. All through your Admitted Students Weekend, I’m certain that you’ll have the opportunity to meet some of the many…

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Transform This

Yes, HBS has also provided us with an environment in which to learn, network, and make new friends. And yes, we’ll all probably get a good job after school. But couldn’t we have done all of this without HBS? We say that we can change the world. We can’t. We say that we’ll be the…

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Notable Alumni

Entertaining, driven, vivacious and intuitive, Ravi Venkatesan (HBS 1992), Chairman, Microsoft India, is the single point of leadership for Microsoft in an exciting pluralistic, multilingual and multiethnic country with complex needs, rampant piracy, intricate bureaucracy but yet unlimited potential. Let’s get to know Ravi. What are your most memorable memories from the HBS experience?Fifteen years…

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Faculty Profile

Bill Sahlman, MBA Class of 1975, is the Dimitri V. d’Arbeloff – Class of 1955 Professor of Business Administration at HBS. He also received his PhD in Business Economics at Harvard. Professor Sahlman’s research focuses on the investment and financing decisions made in entrepreneurial ventures at all stages in their development. He has written numerous…

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Alumni Perspective – Keith Ferrazzi (MBA ’92)

Keith Ferrazzi is the author of the best-selling book Never Eat Alone and has been hailed by Forbes and Inc. magazines as one of the world’s most “connected” individuals. Currently, Ferrazzi is CEO of Ferrazzi Greenlight, a leading sales & marketing consulting firm. Earlier in his career, he was Chief Marketing Officer at Deloitte Consulting…

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Alumni Perspective – Mark Fields, MBA '89

Mark Fields is Executive Vice President, Ford Motor Company, and President of the business in North and South America. In this role he has been affecting change in all Ford’s manufacturing, marketing and development operations since October 2005. Prior to this role, Fields served as executive vice president, Ford of Europe and Premier Automotive Group;…

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Student Perspective – Rye Barcott (NB)

Many of us probably remember exactly where we were when we got the phone call, email, or letter opening the hallowed gates of HBS to us. I received my acceptance while in a windswept forward operating base in Iraq. My colonel heard the news, grunted, and spit on the sand. “Good on ya, captain. You…

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The Strenuous Life – A Call for Authentic Living

It is painful for me to think that I might succumb to what Teddy Roosevelt called a “cloistered life which saps the hardy virtues. as it saps the individual; or else.[being] wedded to that base spirit of gain and greed which recognizes in commercialism the be-all and end-all ., instead of realizing that though an…

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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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Experiencing Pakistan at HBS

On the evening of Tuesday, January 29th, in the Spangler Williams Room, HBS students hosted a fundraising event tagged “Experience Pakistan and Help Children Dream.” A mix of aromas, both sweet and savory, wafted about as people enjoyed delicious Kashmiri chai (tea) and kebab rolls. The soft chatter of old and new friends could be…

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Fantastic Opportunity – Ad Manager Position

Job DescriptionThe Harbus News Corporation is seeking an outgoing, driven, organized individual to handle the advertising accounts for The Harbus, the weekly Harvard Business School campus newspaper. This position requires maintaining relationships with recruiters, growing new relationships with local, national, and campus advertisers, selling ad space in weekly and special issues, working with the newspaper…

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An Introduction to the Joint Committee on Diversity

Few of us will ever get to study or work in a place nearly as diverse as HBS: 1,800 students, scores of nationalities and countless points of views. The JCD tries to ensure that the benefits of that diversity are widely enjoyed. So where did the JCD come from, what does it do, and who…

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Students Meet with Pratham to Discuss Education in India

The International Business & Development Club hosted a discussion with Pratham, an organization that aims to wipe out illiteracy in India. Forty students engaged in an interactive dialogue with Mr. Vikas Taneja who described himself as “a BCG partner by day, the head of Pratham’s Boston Chapter by night”. About one hundred students who attended…

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HBS Hangouts-Taiwan Café

Taiwan CaféDetails: Dinner for two: $4034 Oxford Street (at Beach Street, in Chinatown)617-426-8181 In the hustle and bustle of Boston’s Chinatown, it can be hard to spot the truly delicious Chinese food. Although Spangler’s dumplings and rice bowls are a welcome choice during the busy school-lunch hour, nights or weekends will hopefully present spare time…

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