January at the Business School: SIPs year three

first_img Read Full Story Early in the morning on Jan. 22, it was 14 degrees Fahrenheit. But inside Shad Hall’s basketball court it was steamy, a DJ was blasting remixes, and three brothers were leading a huge group fitness class. These weren’t just any brothers, and this was not a standard Shad bootcamp class. This was Rob, Gordie, and Chris Gronkowski, and the workout included HBS students as well as business founders such as Christina Tosi (Milkbar), Matt Van Horn (June oven), and Michael Lastoria (&pizza).The workout kicked off day two of Moving Beyond DTC, one of nine Short Intensive Programs (SIPs) that ran this year from Jan. 21-24. Now in its third year, SIPs are no-credit, no-fee elective courses, offering MBA students an opportunity to engage deeply in a single subject for four days with professors, practitioners, and experts in the field. We decided to take a closer look at the classes and spent time in four: Moving Beyond DTC, Africa Rising, Agile at Scale, and the Life and Role of the CEO.Moving Beyond DTC, led by Professor Len Schlesinger and Matt Higgins of RSE Ventures, featured a lineup of 29 principals in the Direct-to-Consumer market, Lori Greiner of QVC, Jordana Kier and Alexandra Friedman of Lola, Christina Tosi of Milkbar, and those Gronkowskis (Rob is an investor and brand ambassador for CBD Medic, Chris is the founder of the Ice Shaker, and Gordie is a partner in Gronk Fitness Products).In 60-80 minute class sessions, students offered their opinions on where the business should go next and answered questions from Schlesinger and Higgins. Then, each founder presented their own story—their inspiration, dilemmas, questions, and decision (if determined) on where the business was heading next.last_img read more

Ronald Koeman not ready to discuss new Southampton contract

first_imgRonald Koeman has denied reports he is close to extending his contract as Southampton manager and insisted he does not expect to do so at least until the summer. “It’s too early to discuss that,” said Koeman, who remains the subject of speculation surrounding his chances of managing the struggling Holland national team. “I had several meetings with the board in the last two weeks but not about my contract. “I don’t think it’s the right moment to talk about it. There’s still a long time to go. Maybe something for after the summer, not this season.” Southampton on Sunday host Manchester United, who are managed by fellow Dutchman Louis van Gaal in the Premier League. Sunday’s fixture also represents the first return to St Mary’s of midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, who left Southampton for United for £25million in the summer having also pursued a transfer elsewhere a year earlier. The two episodes will likely have done little to endear him to the club’s fans, but Koeman said: “I hope the reaction to him is a positive one. “He did everything for the club, he had a great time in Southampton, he was ready for the next step. “I think we have to receive the player like we normally do with other players. How the fans react to Rickie Lambert is what you expect of fans receiving those who did everything for the club in a very positive way I hope. “It’s difficult always to say that it’s not possible to leave the club, but to tell him twice is impossible. We had a very good relationship after the difficult summer that we had at the club, his reaction was fantastic, he had a big part in a big season last year and it’s best for him and for the player, that’s the important thing. “He’s now a player for Manchester United and I wish him the best, but not on Sunday.” Koeman has 18 months remaining on his present deal, which began in the summer of 2014 when he agreed to succeed Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino, and has impressed in difficult circumstances during his time at the club. It had been reported that Southampton, who Koeman has impressively led since Adam Lallana, Luke Shaw, Dejan Lovren, Rickie Lambert and Calum Chambers followed Pochettino out the door in 2014, were ready to offer the Dutchman a new contract but on Friday he was adamant that is not the case. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Couple Accused of Trafficking Drugs from Stuart Home; Children Used as Shields

first_imgLaw enforcement officials say they have arrested a husband and wife for allegedly trafficking drugs from their Stuart apartment.According to investigators, a Martin County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team arrested 33-year-old Jeffrey Lopez at a gas station, then went to the couple’s apartment on Northwest Spruce Ridge Drive.The sheriff’s office says that is when 22-year-old Diamond Lynn Lopez tried to flush several bags of cocaine down a toilet and kitchen sink, while using her four children to shield herself from the officials.“The other thing that was really noteworthy about this case is that there was a substantial amount of fentanyl and crack within 12 inches from a pizza that she was preparing. It was right there in the same proximity of the food that she was feeding the children,” says Sheriff William Snyder.Investigators secured the children and confiscated cocaine, fentanyl, and drug paraphernalia, as well as thousands of dollars in cash.The raid took place following a three-month investigation by the Stuart police, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and FDLE (Florida Department of Law Enforcement).Jail records reveal that Diamond and Jeffrey Lopez are now facing numerous drug-trafficking charges.last_img read more

Clonmel Commercials fall to Kerry champs Dr Crokes

first_img It finished 14 points to 8 in favour of Dr Crokes in front of a crowd of over 1,800 at Clonmel Sportsfield.Commercials manager Charlie McGeever admitted they were left rueing a missed opportunity. Clonmel Commercials hopes of adding a Munster title to their Tipp Senior Football Championship are over.They fell to defending provincial and All Ireland champions Dr Crokes of Kerry yesterday.Despite starting well and leading by 7 points to 5 at half time Commercials fell to a strong Crokes performance in the second half.Crokes finished the game with 14 men after Alan O’Sullivan was red-carded in the second half.last_img

Professional Challenge for England’s top 20 women

first_img Twenty of England’s leading women amateurs will be offered a taste of Tour life next month at the WPGA International Challenge on the Ladies European Tour Access Series (LETAS).Invitations to play in the Challenge will go to the top 20 players on the England Golf women’s order of merit, sponsored by Lorrin Golf. They will play in an international field which will include Alison Nicholas, Europe’s winning captain at the 2011 Solheim Cup and a past US Open champion.The Challenge, which is the only LETAS event to be played in the UK, is supported by England Golf and will take place at Stoke by Nayland Hotel Golf and Spa, on the Suffolk/Essex border, from September 26-28.Rebecca Wood, the England Golf women’s Performance Manager, remarked: “This is a fantastic opportunity and a step forward for England Golf to be able to support this event.“We know that many of our players aspire to becoming successful professionals and this will help them to prepare for their future careers.”The LET Access Series was formed to create additional playing opportunities for women golfers and also to provide an important link between elite amateur and professional golf.Tour Director Di Barnard commented: “It’s very important to give amateurs the opportunity to compete against professionals. It’s a guide to where they are with their own game and a chance to experience professional golf before they decide if it’s something they want to do.”Amateurs are able to join the LETAS and to compete alongside the professionals for the five LET Tour cards awarded each year. A further 15 players win places at the final qualifying school for the LET.  “We have very positive feedback from our amateurs,” said Di.She went on: “This event will be great. It will be very well supported and we are delighted that Alison Nicholas is playing. All the players will aspire to a career like Alison’s and it’s great that she’ll be able to pass on her knowledge and expertise.”There are still three events to be played before the England Golf women’s order of merit is finalised at the end of the season but the current leaders are:Alex Peters – Notts Ladies’ (Image © Leaderboard Photography)Georgia Hall – Remedy OakGabriella Cowley – Brocket HallSarah-Jane Boyd – TruroMeghan MacLaren – WellingboroughRachael Goodall – HeswallOlivia Winning  – RotherhamSammy Fuller – RoehamptonChelsea Masters – HighwoodsLauren Taylor – WoburnPoppy Finlay – Vicars CrossAmber Ratcliffe – Royal CromerHayley Davis – FerndownLucy Goddard – Mid-HertsCharlotte Thompson – ChannelsEmma Tayler – SauntonJess Wilcox  – BlankneyBethany Garton – Royal Lytham & St AnnesKerry Smith – WaterloovilleJo Hodge – The Kendleshire 13 Aug 2013 Professional Challenge for England’s top 20 women last_img read more

Wet track no barrier for Tommy in Pattaya

first_imgHowever, this did not slow down Tommy Marshall who handed in an excellent score card of 39 points which, from his handicap of #5 is 74 gross, a top class effort.The names we have seen a lot of recently, Lawrie McBride, Bill Copeland and Martin Patch all came in with 35 points on their cards, maintaining their solid form. Day done, time for a shower.PSC Links Golf SocietyMonday June 8StablefordGreenwood A+BIt’s been raining at Greenwood Golf Course and the fairways, although looking terrific, are very soft underfoot and the greens a little damp. The sign in the clubhouse showed ‘A’ course greens speed at 7.8 and 8.9 for ‘B’ course. Perhaps, because of the dampness, a little slower than that. Once again, we were given the okay to start when ready and, after rounding up Mike Firkin, our first group teed off about 20 minutes early and then, with almost no-one else on the course, made good time to complete the round in just under four hours.Promoted Contentbrainberries9 Movie Scenes That Got Re-Shot And Saved The Whole MoviebrainberriesbrainberriesbrainberriesWe’re Getting More Game Of Thrones: Enter House Of The Dragon!brainberriesbrainberriescenter_img Once again, the weather looked threatening and, again, there was the sound of far off thunder. Unlike our last visit here where one group was caught in the rain and needed to stop awhile, this time there were no stops and all finished nice and dry.Our price today was a sports day 600 baht but Greenwood also has some good pricing for other days of the week.Now is the rainy season, so a harder time of year for those who must use carts, as some, not all, courses will keep carts on the cart path only.Our 20 players today, once again, had an enjoyable day out at a fine golf course.Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Madebrainberries8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthbrainberriesLook At Something Beautiful That Wasn’t Made By A Human BeingbrainberriesWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?brainberriesFake brand-name goods worth over 100 million baht seized in Bangkok – Patt…7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A VegetarianbrainberriesThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read Morebrainberries5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksbrainberriesMajestic Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden in Chiang Mai open FREE on Mother’s …7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The Worldbrainberries6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanesbrainberries2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearbrainberriesAll quarantines in Thailand apply same rules for both Thai and foreign arr…This Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalbrainberriesThe Untold Truth Of Sasha Obamabrainberrieslast_img read more