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Treasury Undersecretary Explains Transition to Public Service

Last Monday, Mary John Miller, the U.S. Treasury’s Undersecretary for Domestic Finance, spoke at HBS about her role in the Treasury Department and her transition from the private sector to public service. According to Miller, providing an “opportunity for investors to have a voice in the outcomes [of regulatory policy decisions]” caused her to jump…


2012 Election Update: Summer Politickin’

We at The Harbus get it—it’s been a busy summer. And like most sane people, HBS students tend not to follow every single twist and turn of American Presidential campaigns. But with a scant 10 weeks left until Americans go to the polls, it’s high time to take a look at where we’re at and…


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…


Insider’s Perspective – Japan

Konnichiwa (greetings from Japan)! Japan- “Land of the Rising Sun” is a country where the past (ancient temples and shrines) meets the future (advanced technology and modern cities).ÿYou may be using words like “kaizen” and “keiretsu” in your discussions. But following are some things you don’t usually hear about Japan (or read even in the…


Where in the World did you Spend your Summer–Veena Ramaswamy (OJ)

What: US Treasury Department Where: Washington DC What did you do this summer?I was working at the US Treasury Department for the Assistant Secretary of Financial Markets. What was your background prior to HBS? I was investment banking at Morgan Stanley, focusing on debt financings for US infrastructure projects. Why did you choose to spend…



As you are all aware, on Tuesday the 12th of January 2010, Haiti was struck by one of the worst earthquakes in recent times. Since then, we have been bombarded with news reports and images of the disaster, which, as with other such news stories, can unfortunately become banal.expected even. However the reality is, the…


Individual Volunteering in Boston

I have always adored animals, so when I moved to Boston after college, I jumped at the chance to become a volunteer at the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ adoption center in Jamaica Plain (www.mspca.org). The MSPCA-Angell is a private, non-profit organization that was founded in 1868, making it the second…


HBS Business Plan Finalists – Tough Mudder

1. YOUR PITCH.With Tough Mudder, we aim to bring an endurance race format that is already popular in many other countries, to the US. A Tough Mudder event will be a test of all-round toughness, testing not just fitness, but also strength, stamina, and mental and physical endurance www.replicabestsale.co.uk. A typical race will start with…


HBS Mysteries

Where did the turkey(s) go? Where did the turkey(s) come from? I’m sure someone knows… but they remain an HBS mystery. Was there only one turkey or two? Perhaps the turkey(s) knew the answers to some other mysteries.” You’ve been here a while, you know how it works, you know the score, what you are…


Regional Profiles – The Northeast – Stay a While

This article is about why you-and just about everyone-should stay in the Northeast after graduating from HBS. From the investment bank to the consulting firm to the mutual fund, Boston invents it, New York builds it, and Washington regulates it. For nearly anything in business, you can’t pick a better place than the Northeast. You…


2008 – Retrospectives – HBS & the Financial Crisis

By many accounts, the economic crisis has been the defining story of the year, but for many students who are still looking for full-time and summer offers, the question still remains, “What does all of this mean for me?” The National Bureau of Economic Research reported on December 1, 2008 that the US economy had…


Roger Altman, Evercore Partners Founder and CEO: The Entire Structure of Western Finance Will Change Over Time

On October 15, 2008, Mr. Roger Altman, Evercore Partners Founder and CEO, gave a speech in Spangler Auditorium about the long-term implications of the current financial crisis. Roger Altman is the Chairman and CEO of Evercore Partners. Mr. Altman began his investment banking career at Lehman Brothers in 1974. Beginning in 1977, he served as…


While I Run

I see the world when I run. The Marine Corps Marathon was held on Sunday October 26th. I registered to participate in April. At that time, I had just left active duty military service and was living abroad in Oman; I wanted to run this marathon to pay tribute to all the servicemen and women…


Point of View — International Perspective on the US Elections

Argentina Martin Gorosito, Contributing Writer 1. From the point of view of the government of your country, which candidate are they supporting and why? When Argentine President Fernando de la Rua openly expressed support for Al Gore in the US presidential elections of 2000, he ended up supporting the non-winning candidate and had a hard…


Global Environment

Professor Christensen opened the discussion with a story about one of the guest’s younger days. The CEO of The Black & Decker Co. was apparently an accomplished college basketball player – and served as an inspiration for Professor Christensen’s own athletic ambitions. That the professor’s true potential lay elsewhere is perhaps a blessing in disguise….


Summer Stories – Chris Tyler, Istanbul

I spent my summer in Istanbul working for yemeksepeti.com (Turkish for foodbasket.com), a food-focused internship that gave me the chance to test the limits of my stomach and learn more about international business. I found the internship through Endeavor, a US based non-profit that provides services to its network of entrepreneurs. Yemeksepeti is an e-commerce…


Top Automotive Leaders Visit HBS Campus

On March 19th, the Automotive and Transportation Club and the Turnaround Club hosted two of the most distinguished speakers that have set foot on campus this year: Rick Wagoner, CEO and Chairman of General Motors (HBS ’77), and John Smith, Group Vice President of Global Product Planning (HBS ’76). Several other guests from General Motors,…


VC&PE Conference Brings Industry Leaders to HBS

The 14th Annual Venture Capital and Private Equity Conference held at Harvard Business School on Saturday, February 2nd, 2008 HBS students had the opportunity to rub shoulders with some of the great names in venture capital and private equity on Saturday, February 2nd at the 14th Annual VC&PE Conference. More than 400 students walked the…


International Students Weigh in on Visa Issues

For EC students, recruiting and the associated stress of deciding on where to go after graduation is just on the horizon. To make the epic decision on which job to accept, many HBS students will weigh compensation, lifestyle, and location. For some international students who wish to stay in the US, visa issues are also…


Alejandro Paiuk (MBA ’07) Shares His Post-HBS Journey

My luggage arrived in Houston like a cheap three-piece suit, and I landed so totally blinged out in shalwar kameez, pakool & shaggy overgrown beard that my father almost didn’t recognize me. Naturally, neither customs nor immigration batted an eye, lest they be accused of ethnic profiling. I was grateful that I did not have to…


The Glass Is Still Half Full

The Asia Business Club sponsored this event, which was the final of the HBS Public Speaking Club’s Outstanding Speaker Series for 2007. Retired Lieutenant General Christman is responsible for representing the Chamber in front of foreign business leaders and government officials. Additionally, he provides strategic leadership on international issues affecting the business community while overseeing…


Point – Stop Being So Sensitive

A remarkable thing happened the other day in a LEAD class. We were discussing the Lyndon Twitchell and Jenny Kravitz incident. For 30 minutes “typical LEAD randomness” was the major content, and then the subject quickly moved on to race. Barely noticeably, but very suddenly, people became more reticent, less eager to put up their…


Student Poll – Terrorism

Topic:US Campaign Against Terrorism Query:Do you approve or disapprove of the US campaign against terrorism? 46.8% Approve46.8% Disapprove6.4% Neither Number of Poll Respondents: 62 Student Comments:“The US campaign against terrorism has accomplished the opposite of its intended goal. The Middle East and Central Asia is more unstable than before and the world is unsafe for…


Coming Up – Latin American Career Forum

On November 2, 2006 a coalition of Harvard student groups will hold the first annual Latin American Career Forum. Two HBS clubs, Latino Student Organization (LASO) and Club Latinoamericano, represent HBS in this broad cross-school coalition. The Latin American Career Forum’s mission is to connect Harvard students with companies and non-profit organizations that are either:…


The RC Forecast for the Year

As summer starts to wind down and us RCs prepare to enter our first year at HBS, we all begin to wonder, What does this year hold in store for us? What is this transformational experience all about? Will people become competitive once they’re done being nice and friendly during orientation? And of course, the…


President Summers Speaks on the US' Current Account Paradox

“History suggests that a deficit of seven-plus percent [of GDP] and rising rarely end happy,” said President Summers in a speech last Wednesday at the Burden Auditorium. The former Treasury Secretary, in possibly his last address to the Harvard Business School as Harvard President, warned the large RC audience of the dangers of a ballooning…


HBSers Share Views on Direction for US Immigration Policy

The United States Congress is considering legislation to address immigration.ÿ This legislation could have political and economic effects both in and outside the US. The Harbus asked HBSers the following questions: 1. Please select the item that you are MOST in favor of in regard to US immigration policy. A. Increasing the quotas for skilled…

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