Money with Mia

Stuff happens. Risk is all around us. Some you can predict using past indicators or technology, and others are more capricious. When things become harder to foresee, many people choose to protect themselves. Most do this in the form of purchasing insurance. I had the pleasure of sitting down with Richard Ward, the CEO of… Continue reading Money with Mia

White House Chief of Staff Describes Role, Principles, Concerns

White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card visited a packed Aldrich classroom on March 25th as part of the HBS Leadership & Values Initiative’s Distinguished Speaker Series. In his remarks and responses to audience questions, Secretary Card explained many of the key duties of his office, elaborated on principles that underlie his relationship with the… Continue reading White House Chief of Staff Describes Role, Principles, Concerns

Signing Off…

The past few weeks have gone by in a blur (and not just because of all the alcohol). I’ve been to ’70s and ’80s parties. I’ve sailed on the Austin Powers boat cruise. I’ve gone to a James Bond gala. I’ve participated in Section Olympics at the Kong. I’ve done karaoke, hosted an engagement party,… Continue reading Signing Off…

The Wall Street Journal: How the Presses Continued When the World Stopped

On his way to his executive office in the World Financial Center on the morning of September 11th, Dick Tofel stepped out of the subway and onto the streets adjacent to the World Trade Center. “As I walked along the street with my head down in that half-stupor we’re all in at that time of… Continue reading The Wall Street Journal: How the Presses Continued When the World Stopped

Leadership in a Crisis: How One Firm Survived

The HBS case study curriculum stresses that it challenges its students with real world situations every day. On December 5, the HBS community had the opportunity to hear from an individual who has just faced one of the most extraordinary situations ever to befall world business. The events of September 11. Bob Scott, the President… Continue reading Leadership in a Crisis: How One Firm Survived

HBS Grad Bloomberg Elected NYC Mayor

Michael Bloomberg, HBS ’66, was elected Mayor of New York City Tuesday, overcoming tremendous odds to become the first Republican ever to succeed another Republican as mayor of the nation’s largest city. Bloomberg will have his work cut out for him as he takes the helm of a city that was rocked by the terrorist… Continue reading HBS Grad Bloomberg Elected NYC Mayor

Seeking Loved Ones, Seeking Answers

I emerged from my first class at 10 am on September 11th to hear a few classmates saying that two planes had crashed into the World Trade Center in New York a short while ago. The World Trade Center. New York. My first reaction was one of disbelief &- we New Yorkers tend to think… Continue reading Seeking Loved Ones, Seeking Answers

READER FORUM: Tragedy's effect on HBS

The apparent terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon have affected members of the HBS community in various ways. Please use this forum to share your thoughts, reactions, comments on the events.

Alumni Counting Heads Online

Harvard Business School’s most recent alumni have conducted a rapid head count among their ranks using message boards on the Internet. While most people have turned up safe and sound, some remain unaccounted for as their classmates request and hope for good news. The most active site for the online head count is www.finebrand.com/statuses, where… Continue reading Alumni Counting Heads Online