Tag: World Trade Center


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…


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…


Remembering 9/11

Note: I’m definitely not a writer in any way, shape or form. I’m not even sure if this type of material is appropriate for the Harbus. I’m not looking for pity or sympathy. It’s just something that I felt the need to share because of how passionate I feel about it. And there are so…


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,…


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…


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…


Unplanned Departure:

When Navy counterintelligence officer Tucker Bailey (NB) left the military in August to attend the HBS analytics program, he did not dream that just two months later, he would be facing a recall to active duty and another year in Bahrain, the post he had recently left.But he, like most other U.S. citizens, did not…


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…


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…

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