April 2009

  • 28 Apr 2009

    Harvard Business School Holds 13th Annual Business Plan Contest

    In a series of lively presentations yesterday in Burden Auditorium, teams of students presented their ideas and dreams for entrepreneurial success at the final round of Harvard Business School's 13teams entered the contest when it officially began in January. Over time, panels of judges from fields such as venture capital, consulting, law, accounting, life sciences, and high technology reduced the field to the eight semifinalists who competed on Monday - four in the traditional for-profit track and four in the social enterprise track, which focuses creating social value and may include nonprofit, for-profit, or hybrid business plans. Read more.

    • 06 Apr 2009

      Jamie Dimon to Deliver Keynote at 2009 Harvard Business School Class Day

      Harvard Business School has announced that James Dimon, chairman and chief executive officer of JPMorgan Chase & Co., will be the School's 2009 Class Day keynote speaker. Hailed by the Financial Times in March as one of the 50 People Who Will Frame the Way Forward out of the financial crisis, Dimon graduated from HBS in 1982 with high distinction as a Baker Scholar - an honor bestowed on the top five percent of each graduating MBA class. Read more.

    • 01 Apr 2009

      New Book Looks at the Life of a CIO

      The day-to-day challenges faced by the average chief information officer (CIO) are not usually the stuff of drama. But they are the essence of The Adventures of an IT Leader (Harvard Business Press), a new book by Harvard Business School Associate Professor Robert Austin, Professor Emeritus Richard Nolan, and their colleague Shannon O'Donnell. Enter Jim Barton, the new CIO of a fictional business called IVK Corporation. Barton and IVK are the creation of the authors - and his story provides a practical yet entertaining look at the issues facing an IT leader. Read more.

    • 01 Apr 2009

      Professor James Austin Wins Social Entrepreneurship Award

      James E. Austin, the Eliot I. Snider and Family Professor of Business Administration Emeritus at Harvard Business School, has been named a winner of a 2008 Faculty Pioneer Award in Social Entrepreneurship by Ashoka, the world's largest network of social entrepreneurs, and the Aspen Institute, which equips business leaders for the 21st century with the vision and knowledge to integrate corporate profitability and social value. Read more.