Layoffs were never easy for me; they always had a significant impact not only on those laid off, but their families and on the organization and since I felt personally responsible as the owner or President/General Manager, the decision was never made lightly.ÿ Over the years, it never got easier, but I did develop a… Continue reading Lessons Learned
“Many corporate recruiters love to hate the Harvard Business School. While acknowledging its talented faculty and students, they complain about the arrogant culture, graduates’ excessive salary demands, and their ambitions to be CEO tomorrow.”–The Wall Street Journal, 20 September 2006 We are nothing if not consistent. For the second year in a row, HBS ranked… Continue reading Arrogant or Simply Confident?
The Wall Street Journal is back! Over the summer, HBS students were shocked to receive an email informing them that it was no longer cost effective for Baker Library to provide the free WSJ subscriptions in Aldrich. In a true case of “don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone,” students were traumatized at the… Continue reading The Journal Returns!
Last week, Dean Clark hosted the first in a series of open forums each year where students and faculty are welcome to come and ask questions about the school and the HBS community. And ask they did. A small but lively group showed up to chat with the Dean about everything from changes in the… Continue reading Up Close with Dean Clark
Last week I received an email from a friend who likes to send me funny things he finds on the web. There was a link to a T-shirt: “I do the things you’re afraid to fantasize about.” Once I got over the obvious sexual undertones of the slogan, I sort of liked it. In fact,… Continue reading Shades of Gray: Fantasy to Reality
In its third annual ranking of the top graduate business schools, the Wall Street Journal/Harris Interactive placed Harvard Business School at #8 based on the opinions of 2,191 M.B.A. recruiters who rated the schools and students on 26 attributes. While HBS received top marks for its faculty and for its academic excellence, specifically in areas… Continue reading WSJ Ranks HBS #8
The world is changing. A few years ago, finding a job after graduation was a no-brainer. This last September, three months after graduation, 15% of the Class of 2002 were still unemployed. Of course, this can only be a minor, short-term inconvenience, due to a harsher economy… But what if this situation was nothing but… Continue reading HBS and the Disruptive Job Market
By now, everyone has surely seen the story broken by the Wall Street Journal about the call for resignation of Harvard Business Review Editor Suzy Wetlaufer after her staff revealed an alleged affair she had with Jack Welch. Welch has not commented on the allegations, and Wetlaufer, according to the WSJ, told her staff she… Continue reading The WSJ's Glass House
Manufacturers Alcoa Inc. (AA) signed a 10-year, $300 million contract with Honeywell International Inc. (HON) to develop a program designed to boost productivity and reduce costs at seven Alcoa alumina-refining facilities. In a press release Monday, Alcoa said the Honeywell Industrial Control ManageAbility agreement will help improve process control and standardization of both equipment and… Continue reading Recruiter Newsflash
ManufacturersDaimlerChrysler AG (DCX) is preparing a management shakeup as part of a sweeping restructuring, The Financial Times reported on its Web site Tuesday. Chairman Jurgen Schrempp is to take control of a new “executive automotive committee” overseeing the group’s Mercedes-Benz and Chrysler divisions, as well as its commercial vehicle activities and the alliance with Japan’s… Continue reading Recruiter Newsflash
The Harbus is pleased to offer this service in conjunction with Baker Library to brief you on the weekly business news highlights of the main HBS recruiters. The news is taken from The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition and aims to provide a weekly summary of articles that can be followed up in greater depth.… Continue reading Recruiter Newsflash