Saturday is a Rugby Day!
I hope that you can join us for this Saturday's edition of HBS Rugby Night, which this week is dedicated to the golden class of 1977 that formed the core of the Old Boys early on and for years thereafter. Bense and I, with the help of Derek Mendez, will try to lead a walk down memory lane of those two great years we played as brothers at the Business School; some memories of those from that group that are no longer with us; and some lookbacks at our 40+ years of Old Boy adventures (and misadventures) traversing the world. Bense will also be providing a host of pictures of the players, women and kids from the era to entertain and embarrass. Check your email for details. Tom
Fall Classic cancelled
Harvard have cancelled Fall Reunions so the 2020 Fall Classic is also cancelled. Please join us for our regular virtual get together: Saturday is a Rugby Day!
Join HBS Rugby
Rugby is a game that builds lifelong friendships, provides stress relief from everyday crises, and encourages leadership and decision making skills. It is very ‘PC’. Doesn’t matter who you are, what shape you are, or how much experience or skill you have. You do not even have to be at Harvard Business School - indeed some the the best players and characters are from other Harvard post-grad schools. There is a home for you at HBS Rugby!
The club was founded in 1963 and is, by universal agreement amongst its members, the best activity anyone can undertake over the two years, or more, in Cambridge. A key benefit of going to business school is acquiring a network. There are no closer friends than those forged in battle against the likes of Wharton! But wait - there is more!
The friendships solidify and grow beyond Harvard. The rugby alumni are active, social and in contact for the rest of their lives. Rugby tours are unique experiences and players as far back as the founding of the club still tour to places far and wide. As they ‘acquire’ wives, husbands, and children the experience changes as young charges take more to the field than the more elderly ‘technical assistants’. Of course families too are part of the touring party. The bond between players and their families grows across classes.
So what other priceless benefits come with membership of HBS Rugby apart from ongoing tours and socials? For a start a network. It is broad and helpful but has the power of a social connection rather than just a business one. There have been leaders in almost every industry in the club and indeed one past President played! The network provides informal mentorship over years at school and beyond.
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