Posts categorized "Speakers"
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.
Here, at Yale SOM, you feel the constant struggle to decide when and where your time is best spent. However, once in a while your mind needs to wonder off, and think about something else other than schoolwork and recruiting. That is the time when you realize you are a student at Yale and the possibilities are endless.
“Dream enormously big. You can literally accomplish anything.” said Liz. At the women’s event in New York, Mckinsey and Company’s New York Office Director Liz Hilton Siegel urged us to give ourselves the time and space, while in business school, to imagine our impact on the world. It was an inspiring end to an afternoon filled with incredibly insightful conversations and great learning experiences. Her talk was part of a half-day women’s event hosted by Mckinsey and Co. New York office last week for business schools in and around NYC.
Today I met my hero. I didn’t know prior to the event that he was my hero, but I left knowing full well that this man was the man I wanted to model the rest of my career after. His name is Jed Bernstein, SOM Class of 1979 (the second class to graduate after the school was founded), and I was one of 75 lucky students from SOM and the School of Drama who packed the GM Room today at lunch for a Leader’s Forum chat with Dean Snyder. He is an accomplished theatrical producer and former leader of the Broadway theater trade association, and had many amazing stories about his time at SOM and the connections he made with his classmates that last until today. What else? I feel like I’m leaving out a salient detail. What was that again?
A recent talk by reporter David Barboza underscored one of the cardinal rules for anyone taking a professional risk: take your time and get it right.
Barboza, who won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting, spoke as a guest of the Greater China Club on October 22. The New York Times’ Shanghai bureau chief, Barboza won the Pulitzer for his stories exposing the fortunes amassed by relatives of top Chinese government officials through political connections and ownership in businesses closely aligned with the state.
When Daniel Ammann made the switch from Morgan Stanley investment banker to General Motors treasurer in 2010, he discovered an important truth about working for a huge and complex organization: you’ve got to jump in with both feet and learn the place from the ground up. No detail or function is beneath notice if you want to make an impact, and every employee matters.
Katie Rae ’97, the managing director of a top tech accelerator called Techstars, visited campus this week to talk about entrepreneurship in an event hosted by the Women in Management Club. Rather than lecture about her life or Techstars, Katie took an unexpected approach and interacted with the crowd extensively. It was a great opportunity to get this type of access to an entrepreneur.
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...