Events
August 18, 2014 to August 24, 2014
August 21, 2014
6:00 p.m.
August 21, 2014
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
August 23, 2014
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
August 23, 2014
10:00 am to 2:30 pm EDT
August 25, 2014
6:00 p.m.
August 26, 2014
6:00 p.m.
August 27, 2014
6:00 p.m.
August 27, 2014
12:00 p.m. EST

MBA for Executives: Expanding Opportunities

MBA for Executives: Expanding Opportunities
The goal of this program is to produce executives, leaders of the future.
Paul Anastas, Faculty Director, Sustainability

Insights

August 13, 2014

Laboratory experiments have suggested that, counterintuitively, having both an internal motivation for completing a task and an external reward makes performance weaker. A study by Yale SOM’s Amy Wrzesniewski tested this idea in the real world, by examining how the motivations of West Point cadets affected their performance. The results have strong implications for how leaders can get the best performance from their organizations.

Leadership

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August 13, 2014

What kinds of motives are most conducive to success? In a New York Times op-ed, Professor Amy Wrzesniewski and coauthor Barry Schwartz discuss their research looking at the motives of new West Point cadets and how they relate to success as Army officers.

Leadership

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July 25, 2014

Will the rising tide of mobile ad spending lift all media-company boats? Or will only the shrewd and the quick be able to capitalize on the trend toward more media consumption on mobile? Facebook’s Carolyn Everson describes how the company has made itself mobile-first.

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July 23, 2014

Former Spanish prime minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero discusses Spain’s long, difficult recovery from the global economic crisis and the lessons of the crisis for the future of the European Union.

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July 17, 2014

Green tech investors want to put their money behind firms with the potential to disrupt their industries and bring both positive environmental impacts and financial success. But what’s disruptive is by its nature unprecedented and unpredictable. How do investors assess the potential of a green technology company?

Sustainability

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Anita Jivani '15

SOM does a great job of tying it all together. We explore the interplay of the private sector and the public sector and the importance of multiple perspectives. I’ve learned how to connect the dots in a way that I didn’t know how to before. When I walk away from SOM, I’ll be able to critically analyze an issue from a multi-stakeholder perspective, and I think that’s something that’s really unique to this school and to the integrated curriculum.

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