Simply put, the 10th Annual Africa Business Conference was a celebration of Africa and the 10th year anniversary of the conference, starting with a showcase of successful leaders and ending with an electrifying concert with Grammy award-winning artist Angelique Kidjo. The conference theme “Controlling our Destiny: Celebrating Africa’s success” set the tone for the day… Continue reading Celebrating Africa's Success
If anyone is a global citizen, it is Karen Ong (OJ), who speaks six languages and spent the months before enrolling at HBS trotting around the globe solo, from navigating through South Africa and Pakistan to experiencing adventure in Russia and Mongolia on the Trans-Siberian Railroad. Therefore, it is only fitting that her social networking… Continue reading Karen Ong (OJ), Founder of MyHappyPlanet, Shares her Entrepreneurial Experience
If you have ever left an HBS class feeling like you wished there was something more you could do about the HIV/AIDS crisis in Africa, the need for accessible and effective education in the developing world, or the growth of poverty and increasingly skewed wealth distribution patterns-you’ll want to hear what Marc Lubner has to… Continue reading CEO of MaAfrika Tikkun to Speak at HBS on Effective Development in South Africa and Successful Strategies for Creating Impact
Two weeks ago Neil Mahapatra (NG) and Jonathan Kelly (OD) expressed some strong views on positive discrimination and political correctness. Until I read their articles, I hadn’t heard the term “positive discrimination.” What is it anyway? As a starting point, it seems clear that there are inequalities in the U.S. and around the world that… Continue reading What is "Positive Discrimination" Anyway?
This is the first in an occasional series of short articles focusing on career-related issues for the ECs in the fall and RCs in the winter. This week, we will shed some light on the macro conditions in the job market. Please contact the News Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to comment or contribute… Continue reading Hiring Outlook Remains Optimistic for 2006
HBS’ Basketball Club won the prestigious 17th Annual Georgetown MBA Basketball Classic last weekend, winning five consecutive tournament games from a field of 25 teams. HBS emphatically beat the University of North Carolina in the championship game 65-51 in front of an announced crowd of 6,500. “Look, it was my birthday weekend,” said John “No… Continue reading HBS Club Dominates Georgetown MBA Basketball Tournament
South Africa has made great strides in addressing the legacy of apartheid, according to the South African Ambassador to the US, H.E. Barbara Masekela. Ms. Barbara Masekela who was appointed Ambassador to the US in June 2003 was speaking to students at the Kennedy School of Government, on March 10, on “Challenges Ahead for the… Continue reading Lots Done, Lots More to Do:
This year February 14th is not only Valentine’s Day, but also the day Pitchers and Catchers report to spring training in Florida and Arizona. That’s the day that every baseball fan longs for through the long, cold winter without baseball. The past few years I have been making the trek down to Tampa, Florida to… Continue reading Baseball Report: Spring Training in Florida
I decided to write about an experience that took place over the Thanksgiving holidays, one that I certainly hope is unique. I am not sure whether it belongs in the humor section or not, but it certainly represents what not to do in the weeks to come as we try to land jobs and internships.… Continue reading A Tale From the Recruiting Trenches: This is a True Story!
So it is over. For three weeks, all of the different companies converged on the HBS campus and surrounding areas to “recruit” HBS students and answer questions. In my first year at HBS (I am an EC), I looked at these visits as just that . . . presentations. I thought these people were coming… Continue reading Dance, Jesters, Dance!!
art/designWed., April 23-“Mnemonic Devices: Structures of Identity, Strategies of Remembrance in Contemporary Art.” (Radcliffe Fellowship Program) Lisa Saltzman. Cronkhite Graduate Center, 6 Ash St., 4 p.m. A wine and cheese reception will follow.Wed., April 23-“Learning from Performers: Lee Mingwei.” (OfA) Lee Mingwei will present slides. Room G-08, Larsen Hall, GSE, 14 Appian Way, 7:30 p.m.… Continue reading Events Around Town
Wed., April 9 – “An Art World Transformed: Artists and Patrons in 19th Century Calcutta.” (HUAM) Susan S. Bean, curator of South Asian and Korean art and culture, Peabody-Essex Museum. Lecture hall, Sackler Museum, 6 p.m. Thu., April 10 – “The Work of Diller + Scofidio.” (VES) Elizabeth Diller, architect, will discuss the work of… Continue reading Events Around Town
Still giddy from a fantastic trip that will be treasured for a lifetime, I am inspired to share some of the comedic highlights from a trip that involved 110 HBS students in South Africa over spring break. While we promised that what is shared on safari, stays on safari (and given the PG rating of… Continue reading 110 HBS Students in South Africa = Madness and Mayhem
I didn’t vote yesterday -and not for lack of effort. After visits to two polling stations, telephone calls to the Boston and Cambridge Voting Commissions, and pleas to an Election Warden, I gave up. Somehow, in my move from Cambridge to Soldiers Field Park, I was dropped from the Cambridge voting list and never added… Continue reading Losing My Vote
So here we are – two years older, close to 1,000 cases wiser, and at least $50,000 poorer. And yet somehow, there is something about being here that has made us richer. It goes beyond the diplomas we’ll receive to display our newly minted, hard-earned MBAs. It goes back to that first day of Foundations… Continue reading Reflections on the HBS Experience
In case you haven’t noticed, Section ND hasn’t had a section update in the Harbus all year. And odds are you haven’t noticed if you yourself aren’t in Section ND. (I’m trying to think of the kind of person who reads section updates about other sections. Do they say to themselves, “Hmmm, I wonder where… Continue reading The First and Last Section ND Update
April 3 – As part of the ongoing “Rising to the Challenge” speaker series, the Chief Executive of BP, Sir John Browne, addressed the topic of “The Role of Multinational Corporations in Economic and Social Development of Poor Countries.” Lord Browne began by citing the “climate of distrust” that surrounds international trade and investment in… Continue reading Sir John Browne, Chief Executive of BP, Emphasizes the Importance of Trust in Demonstrating that Globalization is a Source of Human Progress
The House of D is fast establishing our presence abroad. First, we rode elephants and bamboo rafts in the tropical jungles of Thailand last August. Then, we found ourselves maneuvering snowmobiles over the icy glaciers of Iceland over Columbus Day weekend. Now Spring Break has come and gone, and once again, we found ourselves taking… Continue reading Mickey and Dan's Excellent Adventure (in South Africa!)
In section H, we believe that everyone’s goal at HBS should be to visit as many continents as possible. To get us started, over winter break a group of HBS students, led by the esteemed Jonathan Pines traveled to South Africa to experience the summertime beauty of Cape Town and the pristine wonders of a… Continue reading Lions, Great White Sharks and Johnny Pines
To the ethereal beat of African drums, Peter and Linda Biehl recounted their harrowing experiences learning of their daughter’s brutal murder in South Africa in the award winning documentary, “Long Night’s Journey Into Day.” The Biehls visited Harvard Business School on Monday to share their perspectives on South Africa’s anti-apartheid struggle and their unexpected roles… Continue reading Healing, Not Retribution, After Tragedy Strikes
On Friday, 26 October, the Minister of Health for Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa?s most populous province, stopped over at KSG to deliver an address about the devastating virus that is affecting millions in Sub-Saharan Africa. Dr Zweli Mkhize was en-route to Washington, DC to attend a NIH conference on developing a HIV/AIDS therapeutic agenda for… Continue reading Aids in South Africa – Ministerial Visit
This article can’t afford to waste words-recounting the experiences and qualifications of 32 year-old Dr. Chistopher B. Howard in a Harbus capsulet is a task akin to summarizing War and Peace in a sentence. His resume stretches to three closely type-written pages with a dense thicket of superlatives and commendations clamoring for attention. Chris entered… Continue reading Face in the Crowd: Chris Howard (NK)
The former President of South Africa and 1993 Noble Peace Prize winner, F.W. De Klerk, spoke at the Kennedy School of Government, on Wednesday, February 7th. In a spirited speech, De Klerk emphasized the necessity for sharing political power and recognizing the collective rights of minority groups as the foremonst challange to peace and stability… Continue reading De Klerk's Peace Plan at KSG Forum
There is no shortage of former politicians who, long out of office, still imagine they have something important to contribute to the affairs of their nation. A few go further than this and protest that they continue to be relevant to the great stream of international events. Most of the time this reluctance on the… Continue reading Former South African Leader Urges