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Green Living: HBS Students and Corporate Partner to Offset Their Carbon Emissions

The HBS Green Week carbon neutrality initiative concluded last week when the Business and Environment Club received sponsorship from Waste Management, Inc., the leading provider of comprehensive waste and environmental services in North America. Together, HBS students and Waste Management will purchase and retire Chicago Climate Exchange Carbon Financial Instruments, representing 700 metric tons of…

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Are Social Enterprises Better as For-Profits or Non-Profits?

Social entrepreneurship is certainly not a foreign term here in the Harvard community. In fact, it has gained momentous support over the years from both students and faculty. The Social Enterprise Initiative was launched in 1993, the first Social Enterprise Conference was launched in 2000, and the HBS Business Plan Competition added a social enterprise…

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HBS Insider: Financial Markets and Investments

While HBS may be known as a General Management-focused school, many of us have a strong interest in the behavior of financial markets. Whether implicitly (through a 401k) or explicitly (being interested in a career in asset management), we are all tied to the performance of publicly traded securities. Even the rates we pay on…

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NI and Major US Utility Raise Fund to Offset CO2 Emissions

It all started with a Fin 1 case on acid rains. The case explained how Southern Company, a coal power plant operator acquired sulfur dioxide (So2) allowances to offset its polluting emissions. Inspired by the story, NI decided to apply the same market mechanisms to offset its emissions of CO2, one of the main greenhouse…

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San Francisco Alumni Club

Hi,I was actually editor of the Harbus back in 1978 (seems recent to me.) Now I am membership director of the HBS Association of Northern California (HBSANC). I believe that we and NY are the two largest HBS Alumni groups in the US. Somehow we would like to communicate to the graduating class of 2005…

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San Francisco part 2

The letter was sent before I finished. Here it is in entirety. Hi,I was actually editor of the Harbus back in 1978 (seems recent to me.) Now I am membership director of the HBS Association of Northern California (HBSANC). I believe that we and NY are the two largest HBS Alumni groups in the US….

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The Five Files: Great Sporting Moments of 2004

There really were too many sporting highlights in the last 12 months. It was an Olympic year, it was a European Soccer cup year, and there was apparently some interesting stuff happening in baseball. Out of all the contenders for the great moments of 2004, I’ve gone for the following: 5. Arsenal’s Streak Comes To…

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Harvard Rampage On And Off The Pitch

After Friday night’s ‘festivities’ the HBS team was dreading the thought of the 11am start time on Saturday morning. The resemblance of the pitch to suburban Baghdad (post US invasion) didn’t help morale. However, a violent and profane pep-talk from Co-Captains Oliver Thomas (OA) and Mike Butville (OB) had the men fired up to play…

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Spotlight on Montreal

What better way to break the monotony of life back at school than to plan a weekend escape to a city that rocks? And just where can one find such a city that is both within driving distance and affordable? Why, Montreal, Canada of course. For those of you that have never been north of…

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A Feast of Sport For New Students and Old

If you like to play sports, then you are in luck this year at HBS. All of last year’s sporting clubs are still in existence, and a couple of new clubs have emerged. This article gives a brief overview of HBS’s 15 sporting clubs. But don’t forget that as an HBS student you also have…

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Lots Done, Lots More to Do:

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…

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Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara

On March 3rd, the Institute of Politics at the Kennedy School of Government hosted a talk “The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara”, based on the 2004 Academy Award-winning documentary film by Errol Morris. Robert McNamara himself was present at this talk. Moderator Graham Allison, Director of the Kennedy…

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Alan Leventhal and Real Estate Deal Making

On February 23, 2004 Alan Leventhal, Chairman and CEO of Beacon Capital Partners, visited HBS at an event sponsored by the Real Estate Club and co-sponsored by the Venture Capital and Private Equity Club. In 2003 Beacon Capital purchased the John Hancock Tower in Boston for $910 million. This deal was the largest single asset…

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That Guy

So, not wanting to miss out of the “Event of the Week”, That Guy attended Secretary of Homeland Security, Tom Ridge’s speech in Burden Hall last week. Unfortunately, I’m not the avid note taker that most of the news writers are. What does that mean? Sometimes I was writing instead of listening, and sometimes I…

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Venue Review

The Paradise Rock Club is an unlikely venue at the best of times. Situated next door to T’s Pub at 969 Commonwealth Avenue, it’s a small 500 person capacity venue. It has also been the launching pad for numerous trans-Atlantic artists over the past couple of decades; U2, for instance, played their first US gig…

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On-Campus Interview Series: A Delightful Turk

Alongside their obvious talents for Finance, Strategy, Marketing and so on, many members of the HBS faculty have impressive hidden sporting talents. Assistant Professor Zeynep Ton is no exception replica breitling. These days, Dr Ton spends her time teaching in the Technology and Operations Management department, and researching retail operations and supply chain management. In…

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A Tale From the Recruiting Trenches: This is a True Story!

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….

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Dinner with the Prince

So here is why I love Harvard. Last Monday I was scheduled to have afternoon coffee with a 28-year veteran of the U.S. Congress. At very few other places would I have the opportunity to casually mention to a retired congressman after class that I would love to chat with him and would next Monday…

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Manners and Consideration Complete the MBA Package

It’s a strange life, at times, for many Partners at HBS. Many change jobs in mid-career to come to a new city; all are up-rooted from friends and family and their “former-life”. While it’s true that some Partners find their time at HBS as enriching as it is for the students, others will depart with…

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That Guy Presents CHEAT SHEETS for Your Exams

First of all, congrats to Section J for the Olympics victory (as well as the chili victory and the continuous barrage of boat race victories-did you guys really beat the rugby team?). By the way, I swear to God if I hear that damn “oh-JAY” song one more time, I will come to your section…

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What is the Portrait Project?

It might be obvious to state it but we all have very different ideas about how we are going to make our mark on the world. Last year Tony Deifell (MBA’02) came up with the idea of celebrating the different goals and perspectives of HBS students in a series of black and white portraits, accompanied…

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The Real Deal

Last Tuesday, Real Madrid and Manchester United faced each other in front of 75,000 fans at the Bernabeu in Madrid in the first leg of their European Champions League clash replica watches. 4000 miles away in the Grille at Harvard Business School, 40-odd people settled down to cheer on two of the world’s biggest teams…

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CEO of Merisant Company – Manufacturer of Equal Visits HBS

Arnold Donald, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of St. Louis-based Merisant Company, visited HBS last month as a part of the African American Student Union’s Distinguished Speaker Series. He was named as the #17 “Most Powerful Black Executive in America” by Fortune in 2002 and was recently reappointed by President (G.W.) Bush to serve on…

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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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Case 5: Dating Cultural Gaps

As the author of this column and the “love rep” of my section, I engage in lots of conversations about love, dating, and relationships. (some people call the activity simply “gossiping.”) In one conversation with various international students, we discussed about different cultural norms and patterns in the practice of dating in different countries. A…

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Love Glossary

There are so many slang words related to dating in the US. I have conducted some research and put together a useful glossary. (definitions may vary depending on individual’s interpretation) Relationship statuses * Friends with privileges: these two have a no attachments, purely sexual relationship * Friends with the hope of privileges: situation where one…

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Interview with Stephen Schwarzman

Stephen is an alumnus of HBS and is on the School’s visiting committee. He came to visit class last Friday and we managed to catch up with him for a few minutes beforehand to ask him a few questions about the industry, his firm and his personal life. The Harbus: Sir, thank you for sparing…

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AFL-CIO Targets Non-Union Working Class with New Organization

Last week I ventured over the John Weeks Bridge to see what was happening on the Cambridge side of the river. Among the various events, such as a West African music show and an exhibit that features rare botanical models, made entirely of glass, were several political and educational seminars. The one I picked to…

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