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January 21, 2014

“Hurry up, I have a final due in 2 hours so I don’t have a lot of time.” That’s what I said to my 9-year old daughter the other night as we did our nighttime routine. It doesn’t usually end up being such a stark trade-off, literally stealing minutes from bedtime to go run a regression on some widget sales data. But there’s no way around the fact that my SOM experience means, at least in quantitative terms, less family time.

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January 17, 2014
Dolores Grillo

Assistant Director, MBA for Executives

An event like this reminds us all of the wealth of knowledge, the breath of expertise, and the scholarly accomplishments of our faculty. But I’m also taken by how accessible they are to our students.

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January 12, 2014

As the opening of Evans Hall ended, I paused to reflect on SOM.  Here I was in this amazingly modern building – a glass and steel structure with sleek curves, high tech classrooms, and tremendous transparency. 

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December 28, 2013

We have had speakers talk about entrepreneurship and startups before as part of EMBA colloquia. What made this particular group interesting was that the founders of the startup (Dr. Gregory Licholai and Dr. Scott Dessain) and the VC (Scott Fishman), who invested in this start up, were all in one room. This was an interesting mix of speakers as we got to hear from both sides.

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December 23, 2013

We were assigned a case that explores NUMMI, the 25-year joint venture between Toyota and GM designed, among other objectives, to bring lean manufacturing to the U.S. (Being an NPR nerd, I was excited that this case for Competitor was presented as a This American Life episode.) After becoming a model of transformation, the NUMMI plant and the collaborative venture it was home to ultimately failed.

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December 19, 2013

Is healthcare in the doldrums, or is it HOT? I’d like to discuss some of the current issues facing the healthcare sector in the US, and tie them back into SOM’s EMBA in healthcare management.

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December 9, 2013

The move to Evans Hall, our new state-of-the-art campus, is a milestone in the history of the Yale School of Management, the youngest of Yale’s impressive array of professional schools.  For the first time, we have a building designed for us, built deliberately to foster our mission.  With glass panels stretching across the entire façade, the building is transparent, as business should be.  The combination of a courtyard and glass walls enables extended lines of sight, symbolic of a skill managers need to thrive in an incre

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December 5, 2013

As part of Yale SOM’s Leadership Development Program, I was blessed to have had two outstanding coaches – one a professional coach, and the other a peer coach from my class.  I’m not sure I knew what to expect exactly as we started the coaching process….. were these coaches to help me self-reflect on ways I could improve my leadership?  Or were they to be sounding boards for ideas I might have?  Perhaps to keep me accountable to what I had set out for myself in my Leadership Development Plan?

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November 22, 2013

In response to the changing global business environment and the challenges it presents, 23 business schools around the world formed a Global Network for Advanced Management. The Network provides a platform for faculty to exchange ideas and for students to acquire knowledge about the multifaceted global business environment in which they will function as leaders.

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