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Online Dating: Fad, Farce, or Fabulous?

Okay, let’s engage in a hypothetical:It’s a Friday night and you’re in a bar. It’s crowded. Very, very crowded. So crowded and noisy in fact that any attempt you’ve made at conversation has dissolved into a screaming match. By this point you’ve lost your voice and you’re at the brink of losing your sanity. So…

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Cyberposium 15

Cyberposium 15 took center stage on Saturday, November 21, drawing a crowd of almost 700 students, professionals and tech enthusiasts. With more than 100 panelists and moderators, the conference, subtitled, “Navigating the Digital Storm,” attempted to address some of the quickly changing tides in technologies ranging from cloud computing to mobile to cleantech. The conference…

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The Lagniappe: Lessons Learned

In late August of this year I was back in Minnesota, and over coffee with a close friend I confided that the first year out of college had been the absolute worst of my life. (Full disclosure: I’ve had a fairly wonderful time thus far, so that was a relative declaration.) It had nothing to…

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How We Watch, Listen, and Read

Do we here at HBS tend to read more than other people? Do we spend less time watching TV? Do we spend more time online? Yes, yes, and yes. Many of us watched the CNBC special on HBS air this past December, and got a taste for how the media portrays the school. Personally, I…

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Running the Numbers

63% of HBS students watch less than 1 hour of TV per day 70% of respondents get their news from online news services such as NY.com and CNN.com 43.4% of HBS students don’t subscribe to any magazines 33.6% of respondents spend 2-3 hours on the internet each day 72.4% of HBS students watch 0-1 movies…

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The Future of Journalism

How can traditional news organizations compete with oceans of user-generated content and super-sophisticated search? Why pay for foreign news bureaus when consumers can simply visit local provider websites? Does the slow death of newspapers foreshadow the fate of journalism as we know it? Helen Boaden,a multi-award winning reporter and Director of BBC News, is the…

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Men of Vision

At Cyberposium last weekend I had the pleasure of speaking with two very different men who both have very distinctive visions of the future. Ray Kurzweil is a futurist, inventor, entrepreneur and author who successfully predicted many of the trends of the last thirty years and has calculated that there is a good chance man…

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HBS Meets Reality TV

Nearly every EC spent the summer immersed in an internship; only one spent it as a finalist on a reality TV show. Dave Moeller (OC), with MIT Ph.D Craig Forest, was selected from about 2,000 applicants to be the New York regional finalist on ABC’s American Inventor. Their invention? The Claw – a revolutionary bike…

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Top 10 Energy Conservation Tips from your Green Living Reps

Want to win the HBS Energy Competition, or just want to do your daily do-good deed to save the environment? Here’s how you can: 1) Turn off your computer, lights, stereo, TV and other appliances when not in use. 2) Unplug adapters (like your cell phone charger and MP3 player) when not in use, as…

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Letter to a Young RC – Section Love

In this series of Letter to a Young RC, Alejandro shares his thoughts on the true meaning and purpose behind the section experience at HBS. Two Fridays ago you had the chance to meet your old section. Several of you told me it was a great way to break the ice. Indeed, I think that…

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The Olympics: Business and Sports Collide on World's Center Stage

The HBS Business of Sports Club proudly presented its “Business of the Olympics” panel discussion Thursday, March 9. The concept of the panel was generated from a recent event at the Harvard Club: “Harvard in the Olympics,” featuring Harvard University alumni who had competed or participated in the Olympics. Several HBS alumni are past Olympians,…

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Delta Song: The Day The Music Died

It sounded like a great idea. Creating a new, low-cost airline using planes that are sitting idle and workers that would otherwise be redundant. Leveraging existing resources (such as gates, booking systems and maintenance) to build an airline that is lower cost than competitors. Then making it better than JetBlue, with more legroom and TV…

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EasyJet Founder: Brand Equity Fuels Company's Success

Stelios is one of Europe’s most famous and successful entrepreneurs. At 28, he created easyJet, Europe’s largest low-cost airline, and has since established more than 16 easy-branded ventures. Other easyGroup companies are as diverse as Internet caf‚s, on-line recruitment, music downloads, mobile telephony, car hire, buses, personal finance, cinema, male toiletries, pizza delivery, hotels, a…

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Trends in Media and Entertainment: the WSA Perspective

The WSA Media and Entertainment panel consisted of leading women from multiple media platforms including broadcast and cable TV, print publishing and the Internet. We asked panelists to discuss how shifting platforms for information and entertainment have impacted the future of each industry and current managerial decision-making. We were fortunate to have S. Christopher Meigher…

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Not Your Average Joe: RC Wins MBA World Series of Poker

“You’ve got to know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em.” – Kenny Rogers Over the holiday weekend of January 13 to 16, dozens of excited HBS students headed to the City of Sin: Las Vegas. The main attraction was the 2006 World Series of Poker MBA Championship. Almost 500 competitors (including 60…

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Book Review: The Power of We: Succeeding Through Partnerships

Add Loews Hotel’s Jonathan Tisch to the list of high-profile CEOs who have published books on the secrets of their corporate success. Real estate mogul Donald Trump, in between TV takes training his next apprentice, promises to show readers of his latest book “How to Get Rich”. Former General Electric CEO Jack Welch recommends leaders…

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What Do Women Want?

What do women want? Although most men like to think they have us figured out, the reality is that each woman comes complete with her own set of problems and demands. Fortunately, for both men and marketers, the answer to this question may be as easy as identifying a woman as one of four archetypes….

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HBS Meets Reality: Episode One

I never thought I’d utter these words, but I’m inspired by the second season of “The Apprentice.” Sure, the pervasiveness of reality television is but one example of the mass-commercialization of the lowest common denominator. The shows are effectively low-budget, low-brow productions hosted by has-been celebrities (or worse, their trashy family members) in need of…

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A&E: A Minute With

As President of Fuse, Marc Juris oversees the first viewer-driven, all-music television network. Assuming leadership in January 2002, Juris manages all network strategy and operations, including the re-branding as Fuse (from Muchmusic USA) in May 2003. Prior to taking the helm of Fuse, Juris was executive vice president and GM of the AMC (American Movie…

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Editorial: Lessons Learned

Sure, I was disappointed that Kwame (not only an HBS alum, but also a fellow, albeit former, member of Section A) will not be ‘The Apprentice’, but all in all, I was surprised and impressed with the strong ‘reality’ element of the show. Throughout the fourteen week competition, contestants were exposed to some very real…

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Point-Counterpoint: Kwame and The Apprentice

Point: Kwame Not Winning Will Embarrass HBSBy Pliny the Elder If Kwame doesn’t win The Apprentice, it is going to be really embarrassing for HBS. I mean, HBS is the best darn business school in the country, according to at least to two of nineteen international business school rating systems. If graduates of the school…

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Humor and Anger in America: Survivor and Vernon God Little

People often tell me that the books I recommend to them are “off-kilter” or so fantastical that one must suspend all disbelief to get through them. And I simply answer, “I know, and that is what I love about them.” I recently read two books that were quite different in their style and story-telling, but…

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Lady Blades Tie Nail-Biter 2-2

The Lady Blades tied a local women’s team in a hard-fought 2-2 game on Sunday night. Led by an all-star performance in net, the defense did an outstanding job holding the enemy to only two goals. Senior captains Camille Kubie (OA), Jen Daily (OF) and Grace Park (OA) led the strong second-year core, while Margaret…

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Focus on – Live Music

Live music is music at its rawest, music at its most pure. It is undoubtedly the ultimate test of the artist, for over the course of an hour and a half you discover if the artist can sing and can play their instruments as well as their record company would have you believe. It is…

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A CEO's Guide to Surviving in Prison:

Recently, the Leadership & Ethics Forum invited a most unusual guest to come to speak at the Harvard Business School. You might expect a well-known CEO to lecture about how stealing is bad, or a respected Sr. VP to analyze why it’s wrong to hold your competitor’s children as bargaining chips. You might even hope…

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Network Effect: The 2003 HBS Show

The lights came up last week in Burden Auditorium, dazzling and delighting audiences with this year’s HBS Show, “Network Effect”. Packed with witty references about life at HBS, the students and partners involved in “Network Effect”, established once and for all that there exist among us some highly talented HBS students and left the rest…

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Jeanne Munn

Thinking about a summer internship in social enterprise? Want to know how your MBA skills would be applied? Wondering how the experience would meet your goals and interests? Jesse Souweine, Vice President of Careers for the Social Enterprise Club, asked Jeannie Munn, a 2002 Summer Associate with Public Broadcasting Services (PBS). Can you describe the…

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