Contents of our research journals are like unfiltered water. Decision and policy makers should stand forewarned before they use the contents of academic journals to guide them in their work. Fortunately, most of them maintain a healthy skeptical attitude to our findings and prescriptions until they have more evidence on their efficacy.Read More
Peter Thiel just came to Yale to spread his contrarian gospel. The rate of technological innovation is decelerating, he argued, despite our collective belief that there are smart scientists in labs somewhere, working to solve our problems. Government regulation is largely to blame. And inventive minds are too focused on the internet and too neglectful of the world of things. We were supposed to have flying cars by now.Read More
Yale SOM students took part in the annual Class of 2014 Internship Fund Auction last week. All proceeds raised from this event provide financial support for first-year students who pursue summer internships in the public, nonprofit, and social enterprise sectors. The theme of this year's auction was Masquerade.
Photos © Alina Vorobeitchik '14.Read More
While many students were preparing for midterms or finalizing travel plans for spring break, an interdisciplinary team of 10 Yale students was busy applying lessons learned at Yale to real world problems.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
Over half of the 20 members of the inaugural MAM Cohort spent the final two and half days of spring break in Washington, DC on a trip designed to increase their understanding of the organizations that combine to create the Washington, DC ecosystem with a specific focus on the business government nexus. We also made sure to allow time for exploring DC's many museums, restaurants and other cultural offerings.Read More
Though “land of contrasts” is a common description of both Africa as a continent and South Africa in particular, in retrospect, I don’t think it is possible to fully grasp the full import of that statement until you experience it yourself. At least, during the remainder of my International Experience there, the nonchalant juxtaposition of contrasts in natural beauty, modernity and quality of life—among other areas—provoked a sort of psychological whiplash on a daily basis.Read More
A friend from Cyprus writes:
Indeed the situation here is not good. We have major financial problems. Greece took us down the drain. Our banks lost about 4.5 billion euros from the haircut on Greek government bonds, 5 billion in non-performing loans from Greek operations of Cypriot banks, plus about 3 billion from a major blast at the energy base in Cyprus (in July 2011). Since our GDP is only 18 billion euros, these losses add up to about the 70 percent of our GDP. But we have no choice. We have to see ahead and do our best and recover asap.
Shyam SunderRead More