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The Beer Game

November 5th, 2008 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Yesterday we did this really cool computer simulation called “The Beer Game“.  In it, everyone sits in a classroom together and performs different roles within a supply chain for a beer company: retailor, wholesaler, distributor, and manufacturer.  I aboslutely love simulations like this.  You get the chance to see — in real time — the […]

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Midterm Exam Week

October 23rd, 2008 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Ahhh, the ugly monster of accountability and performance evaluation reared its head this week in the form of midterms.  As much time (and stress) that the student body plows into these things, they really aren’t that big of a deal.  Most of our classes have a fairly even split in the grading: 50% participation, 50% […]

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The RC First Semester Courses

October 13th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

As we approach midterms next week, I thought it might be a good idea to briefly comment on each of the courses we have the first semester.  First, it’s worth mentioning that HBS designs their curriculum so that every student takes the exact same courses taught the same way their first a.k.a. “required curriculum” (RC) […]

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A very long day (and the “Shad” exercise)

September 29th, 2008 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Today was a very long day… as in, I just got back to my room and haven’t even started my cases for tomorrow!  Ahh!  I guess I can see why some people do cases for an entire week on the weekend.  I should’ve planned ahead a bit more… Anyway, not going to go into much […]

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A Primer on HBS Case Studies

September 21st, 2008 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

I’m sitting here on Sunday morning reading through some cases, and I thought it might be a good idea to offer a “primer” for my parents (and others) who aren’t that familiar with this fundamental element of the MBA program here.  I have three classes tomorrow: FRC: Financial Reporting and Control (ie. Accounting) TOM: Technology […]

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