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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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FLAG FOOTBALL: All Pain, No Gain?

RC students are being injured at ridiculous rates, missing classes, having surgeries, and all in the pursuit of section glory. Is it worth the price? No doubt you’ve seen them around campus-the walking (or limping) wounded. Casts. Splints. Crutches. Nose bandages. Neck braces. What happened? Then there are the effects of these maladies-missed classes, health…

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One Day in the Life of An RC/EC

A day in the life of an RC (Fall version) 7am:Wake up 8am: Learning team to discuss what you are going to be discussing in class with people who want to be home in bed almost as badly as you. Day is off to a great start if you get along with your LT mates,…

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Alex Godden is Away

Due to the idiosyncrasies of the EC calendar, Alex Godden is not available to write for this issue of the Harbus. Rest assured that she shall return in the next issue, refreshed and rested after a week in her hometown of London, England where she is moonlighting as an undercover reporter investigating last weeks startling…

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Sky Falls As Tom Midterm Approaches

The RC year is spiraling into a state of fear and nerves as the dreaded TOM mid-term approaches. However, this season has seen the hysteria arrive on campus sooner than anticipated, and at greater heights than before. Many first years have been seen wandering about Spangler Dining Hall, lost in a state of deranged madness…

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Tips for Incoming Partners

One of the easiest ways to connect with the HBS community is through the HBS Partner’s Club. Attending knitting night or a book club might not be your idea of a good time, but you’ll probably meet a new friend who will prove invaluable when party conversation inevitably turns to TOM or LEAD. The Partner’s…

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HBS Crew Powers on at the Head of the Charles Regatta

For many students, the Head of the Charles annual regatta represents an easy way to participate in a Boston tradition. The 5-kilometer race extends from the boat basin near the MIT Bridge and weaves up river, past Western Avenue and JFK street. It is as if the city brought the world to our doorsteps, complete…

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Beyond the Ball Mill – Scharffen Berger and the Luxury Chocolate Market

Managing Director of Scharffen Berger, Jim Harris, discusses the premium segment of the chocolate market and the company’s acquisition by Hershey during his recent visit to HBS, sponsored by the Marketing Club. Relax, you are not about to read anything about melangeurs, conches or ball mills. If you are keen to learn about those, I…

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Ride Shares Technology Added to myHBS

Do you want to share a cab to the airport? Do you need a ride to the grocery store? Well, look no further – ride shares is here to help. You can put in a request to commute just about anywhere, simply by accessing the ride shares portion of myHBS’ community classifieds. How does one…

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Tech Corner: Precision Tree

Don’t let finance get you down: decision trees really are your friend. But, when you get tired of scribbling on the back of your case, it’s time to check out PrecisionTree by Palisade Software. One of the best features is that PrecisionTree connects directly with Excel, which means the learning curve is almost non-existent. After…

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RCs Put TOM Learnings to the Test in Shad Hall Exercise

On Friday, October 7, RCs gathered at Shad Hall to assemble circuit boards for a well-known TOM exercise that has become part of HBS tradition. Team spirit was all about as some groups went so far as to coordinate team uniforms. Here, a group works diligently on putting the final touches on one of many…

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A Trip Down Memory Lane with Professor Warren McFarlan

On Wednesday, December 8, the students in the EC course Managing in the Information Age (MIA) threw a surprise farewell party for their instructor, Professor F. Warren McFarlan replica watches, the creator of the newest course on campus (MIA in its present form) and one of the most senior and distinguished faculty members at HBS….

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Escape to New York

“How was I assigned this particular section?” “If a cranberry bounces while TOM students are occupied with Shad exercises, is it really bouncing?” “Why must HBS blondes (especially the fake ones) do everything in packs of five?” Instead of wasting your time on these and other pointless RC-year ruminations, you should be sweating only one…

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HBS Sniglets, A-Z

In an attempt to continue keeping HBS honest and grounded, The Harbus offers the following dictionary to describe the truisms of the HBS experience. Aldregs: The curiously awful coffee served by the carts in Aldrich Hall. Alohedge: A half-nod (or was it?) in the direction of someone you think you’ve met (but can’t be sure)….

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News in Brief:

Resume Deadline Pushed Earlier With the economy recovering and a wave of recruiters eager to come to campus, Career Services asked all EC students to submit their full-time job search resumes on their second day back to campus. In addition, all RC students will be required to submit their full-time job search resumes sometime next…

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The Sport Where Section J Conquered the World: Boat Racing

By Upon entering HBS, every student had a nervous anticipation about how they would measure up to the competition at this school. On a Friday afternoon in early September, the biggest fears of the new members of Section J were realized. When Old J completely crushed us in our first boat race we didn’t think…

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My Action Plan for Humor

If there’s one thing I’ve learned at HBS, it’s the fundamental importance of a good action plan. Of course, a good action plan is supposed to break everything out into “short”, “medium”, and “long” terms, with detailed minute-by-minute timelines and full consideration of all possible contingencies, such as how competitor’s reactions and the sudden onset…

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Shades of Gray

Why are companies willing to have their management flogged by a bunch of twenty-somethings who just yesterday learned that a channel is more than a television unit? The free advertising, of course. We all know that. But have you looked around and assessed the impact of this ploy on your life? Out of curiosity, and…

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Head of the Charles Part II

Last weekend the Head of the Charles took place. You probably knew that already though; it was certainly hard to miss the over enthusiastic parents and mass of fluorescent tops that went wandering down Memorial. But for those ostriches amongst us, they were rowers and a very big gathering took place. As a stranger in…

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Shades of Gray

Every year the EC’s breathe a collective sigh of relief about how much easier classes seem compared to the RC year. I remember hearing EC’s last year talking about the contrast. I assumed that the change is driven by familiarity with the case method, and a resulting reduction in stress. I didn’t think this applied…

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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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HBS Sniglets, A-Z

In an attempt to continue keeping HBS honest and grounded, That Guy offers the following dictionary to describe the truisms of the HBS experience. Aldregs: The curiously awful coffee served by the carts in Aldrich Hall. Alohedge: A half-nod (or was it?) in the direction of someone you think you’ve met (but can’t be sure)….

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Just Another Sunday

HBS does not attract many underachievers and neither does the sport of triathlons. Eighteen such HBS overachievers started the new academic year in style at the 2nd Annual Lobsterman Triathlon on September 7th. While many avid sports fans were tuned into the first NFL Sunday of the season, 16 EC and 2 RC students trekked…

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NPR: All Things REALLY Considered

WARNING: This article is a little racy, so the clean-living and faint-hearted should pass it by. As should the supremely intelligent and the mildly mature. If you haven’t guessed already, this article is about NPR (National Public Radio), which has again proven itself the most respectable, insightful entertainment option going, and I hope this gets…

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That Guy Presents Possible HBS Show Themes for 2003

You all may have heard some buzz about the upcoming HBS Show. For those of who don’t know about the HBS Show, allow That Guy to explain. Every year, certain insane students decide that they don’t have enough worthless busywork on their plates, so they decide to dedicate countless hours putting on a silly musical…

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Laying Down the Gauntlet:

You hear it all the time around campus, whether it is in the burrito line in the Grille or in the Sandwich line in Spangler: “Hasn’t anyone here taken TOM before? Don’t they know the trials and tribulations of the batch system vs. the assembly line? Put some buffers near that bottleneck and, boy, we…

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Editorial: Ready.gov

During last week’s snow disaster, which covered the North Atlantic seaboard in a thick blanket of snow while sending Washington D.C. into the stone ages, I learned a lot while trapped in my girlfriend’s apartment without cable or the ability to leave her complex. First, I was wrong about Dr. Phil earlier in the year;…

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Natural Born Leaders

I have to say, I’ve never been a fan of group projects. I think it started back in grade school when I regularly got assigned to groups of four to tackle history projects. My report on the explorer Ponce de Leon and the Fountain of Youth has clearly tainted my educational progress for good. But…

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The HBS Game Show

Thank you to all those who expressed concern over the plight of my son and his quarter last week. The good news is that he is now slightly lighter and we are once again slightly richer. Well, we were until I went to Spangler the other day. As I was walking back sucking my Chupa…

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