An amazing 24 hours at Yale SOM

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Yale's extraordinary power to convene, to bring amazing people together, is a staple of our amazing university and Yale School of Management. But even by Yale SOM standards, the past 24 hours have been remarkable. Yesterday afternoon my colleague Jeff Sonnenfeld brought together in a single class session HP CEO Meg Whitman, McKinsey Global Managing Director Dominic Barton and Rajendra Pachauri, chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and winner of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. Today we had a session with Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Google, moderated by our Dean Edward A. Snyder. And to top it off, MAM students had the chance to hear from AIG board member and human resources head Jeff Hurd who discussed the experience of helping to lead the firm through the financial crisis and the lessons learned. The collective insights of these leaders take management education far beyond what can be achieved in the classroom alone. And lest you think we are about to stop, tomorrow Yale SOM students can hear from Gary Cohn, President and COO of Goldman Sachs. Pretty amazing indeed.

David Bach

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David Bach

Senior Associate Dean for Executive MBA and Global Programs & Senior Lecturer