MBA for Executives Blog

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 in

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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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November 14, 2013

There’s always a lot of debate about the value of an MBA. Last spring, after a lot of discussion with my family, the program administrators, and former students, I made a leap of faith decision and enrolled in the executive program at Yale. For years I had toyed, on and off, with the idea of doing an MBA. At one point a few years ago I applied to a few full time MBA programs, including Yale’s, but I never made the jump.

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November 11, 2013

Over 50 people attended, from the School of Management, School of Public Health, Yale Medical School, Graduate Arts and Sciences, and other graduates and undergraduates, and discussed the panelists’  personal career trajectories and transitions over pizza. 

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November 2, 2013

We all have biases.  Mostly unconscious, without a doubt, but we all have them.  When Marissa Mayer became CEO of Yahoo at the age of 37, the world looked at her with increased scrutiny…. How could someone so young run a company so large?  Then again, Bill Gates was only 20 when he founded Microsoft….

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October 23, 2013

With the European headquarters for Google, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, Dublin now harbors many of the creative minds in the industry of digital marketing.  UCD Smurfit and Professor Laurent Muzellec have successfully aligned with many of these companies providing a unique mix of academic study, private sector collaboration and industry visits. 

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