Posts categorized "Alumni"
Most people imagine Hong Kong to be a concrete jungle, a densely populated hive of activity where life is lived vertically. While that is certainly true in parts of Hong Kong Island and Kowloon, the territory also contains what must be the most accessible natural beauty of any of the world’s major cities. Even within walking distance of the gleaming skyscrapers of Central beautiful country parks abound, and further afield, water and mountains meld to create images of stunning tropical beauty.Read More
Only 50 some odd days since graduating from Yale SOM, linear optimization problems in spreadsheet modeling already seem like a distant memory. In the interim, many of us in the Class of 2014 have bid good-bye to New Haven, settled into new homes and even started work. A whole new chapter has begun.Read More
After working at Acumen this past summer, I was left with questions about talent in the social impact sector (or purpose-driven talent) and how companies can connect social impact to talent development.Read More
New products with global marketing potential don’t come along very often, but Sasson Darwish ’94 says he has one. Darwish is the vice chairman of GlassesOff, a startup that promises to restore normal vision to middle-aged eyes, eliminating forever the need for bifocal lenses, through a simple, game-like training app on your smartphone.Read More
Today marks two months since I left New Haven for what my friend jokingly refers to as “the best coast,” and I have to admit that I’ve never felt more at home than I have here. Only eight weeks in, I have already developed a host of routines and traditions: my favorite running trail in Golden Gate Park, a new spiritual home and my go-to spot for a celebratory, end-of-week Friday night dinner, where you will always find me at 7 o’clock picking up soya tofu and udon noodles for takeout...Read More
I was asked to be the 'question of the month' model for June. [Photo by Etsy] Woo, is it HOT in Brooklyn, or what? (I feel like I start all my blog posts with a comment on the weather, so I didn’t want to rock the boat.) I'm now just over halfway done with my internship at Etsy, and there aren't enough superlatives out there to describe how awesome this experience has been. I've already completed one internal consulting project determining the future of "Eatsy," which is Etsy's office food program featuring local chefs and caterers, and locally-sourced and organic food...Read More
Dennis Ring ’84, the CEO of consulting firm Bode International, which provides marketing services in the natural/organic food industry, recently spoke to students about the industry and the story behind how Whole Foods came to launch its store brand.
When Ring met Whole Foods CEO John Mackey in 1997, the national retailer had a problem that Ring said he could fix with his team.Read More
The secret to investing success? There isn’t a single answer, according to George Wyper ’84, managing director of Royce and Associates and a member of the Yale SOM Board of Advisors, who spoke to a student audience at Yale SOM on March 25. The Career Development Office and the Development and Alumni Relations Office sponsored Wyper’s talk.Read More