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September 12, 2014

Martin—or “Uncle Bob” as he’s known—is a luminary in the software world, and the very type of cross-sector leader that the School of Management aspires to train.

Bob encourages programmers to look at software from the perspective of the business, and to manage business risks by talking to customers early and often. If these practices sound familiar, it’s because agile development parallels user-centered design principles, and gave rise to the popular “lean startup” method for entrepreneurship.

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July 1, 2014

We already knew that one of the advantages of being an MBA student at Yale is the opportunity to hear from leaders and thinkers from across the world. But when we looked back at all the people who visited SOM this past year, even we were surprised. In 2013-14, you could have heard from the CEOs of a several companies, a Nobel laureate, more than one journalist, a civil rights pioneer, and a slew of social entrepreneurs, among many, many others.

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June 3, 2014

PayPal was purchased by eBay in 2002 for $1.5 billion. But the networks formed by the founders may ultimately have been even more valuable than the company itself; over time, those connections contributed to the creation of well-known companies like LinkedIn, Tesla Motors, Yelp, and YouTube.

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May 22, 2014

When Andrea Lustig ’86, the president of the Stralem Equity Fund and director of private client asset management at Stralem & Company, spoke at Yale SOM on April 8, she gave students advice on a critical part of the job search: the interview.

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May 13, 2014

Members of Goldman Sachs’ Merchant Banking Division discussed their career paths with Yale SOM students in a panel discussion sponsored by the Women in Management club on April 17.

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May 6, 2014

Josh Geballe YC ’97, ’02, visiting campus on April 28, told Yale SOM students that there are “massive opportunities” in the technology sector.

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April 29, 2014

Is it worth paying more for gas and coal now to spur emissions reductions in the future? Definitely, according to Bob Litterman, a partner and chairman of the risk committee at Kepos Capital.

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April 14, 2014

Two elements distinguish successful traders from those who struggle at hedge funds, Todd Finegold ’04, managing director at Maverick Capital, told students: creativity and conviction.

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March 28, 2014

In 2007, B. P. Agrawal left his longtime career in the telecommunications industry to launch a U.S.-based NGO that would address the shortages of clean drinking water and healthcare in rural parts of India, his native country. The goal was to develop local, self-sustaining solutions. But, he told students, “I had no clue what sustainability meant at the time.”

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March 26, 2014

Christine Bader ’00 discussed her career in corporate responsibility as part of the Colloquium on Business and Society at Yale SOM on March 24.

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