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Undercover at HBS

My friend Teeba was always a force to be reckoned with, ever since our undergraduate days. We clicked. And she quickly became one of the closest people to me. I always knew she’d go places in her life, and I was right. She is now a semester away from attaining her MBA from Harvard Business…

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Clubbing

A few weeks ago, we saw the usual flurry of ECs trying very hard to either find RCs to hand over their leadership positions in various HBS Clubs to, or refereeing fights between RCs all going for the same role. Now that the dust has settled, and it is too late for anyone to actually…

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Luxury comes to HBS

On March 28th, 2007, over 275 participants gathered to hear a diverse set of perspectives on topics ranging from online retailing to the customer experience during the 3rd Annual Retail and Luxury Goods Conference. W ith gift bags filled with goodies from sponsors such as Elie Tahari, J. Crew, and Bliss, retail and luxury enthusiasts…

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Hollywood Visits the 2006 HBS Entertainment and Media Conference

The 2006 Academy Awards symbolized the thriving independent film sector over the past two decades of American cinema. Four of the five films nominated for Best Picture were made independently: “Crash,” “Brokeback Mountain,” “Capote,” and “Good Night, and Good Luck.” They represented a body of work distinctive from the dominant, mainstream Hollywood film genre. These…

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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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Top 10 Differences between Consulting and Banking

10. In consulting, your bed is in a hotel in smalltown America. In banking, your bed is under your desk. 9. In consulting, your vocabulary is excluded to words like “granularity,” “value-add,” and “traction.” In banking, your vocabulary consists of “31.45 billion,” “9.28 times EBITDA,” “10.77 times EBITDA,” and “comps universe.” 8. In consulting, you…

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The Best Of H-BS

Club VPs Form VP Club(Spangler 201) Following on the footsteps of the Trek Club, which was recently formed by Club Trek organizers, 43 Club VPs formed the VP Club last week. “The purpose of the club is to share VP information and best practices across organizations,” said VP Club co-founder Bettina Houston. “Imagine the great…

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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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Club VPs Form VP Club

(Spangler 201) Following on the footsteps of the Trek Club, which was recently formed by Club Trek organizers, 43 Club VPs formed the VP Club last week. “The purpose of the club is to share VP information and best practices across organizations,” said VP Club co-founder Bettina Houston. “Imagine the great parties the religious clubs…

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Cam-pain Time for the Incoming SA President(s)

On pins and needles, we have waited. We have seen teasers, heard the buzz, and waited in breathless anticipation. And finally, the time is upon us. No, I am not talking about the release of Spy Kids 2 on DVD. Nor the Moms.com negotiation. Rather, this week will bring us SA elections. Among the positions…

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Spring 2002 Policy Roundtable Series:

On Tuesday, the 28th of February, Harvard Health Caucus (Harvard Medical School) held a panel discussion entitled the “Crisis of Neglected Diseases: Creating R&D Incentives for Diseases of Developing Countries.” The panel featured Lincoln Chen, Director of Global Equity Initiative at Harvard University, Linda Distlerath, VP of Global Health policy at Merck & Co., Onesmo…

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