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November 21, 2014

As part of the school’s Day of Thanks on November 17, students wrote notes for fellow students, faculty, and staff, expressing their gratitude for everything that is unique about the Yale SOM community.

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November 21, 2014

Borgman and his Hadapt cofounder, Professor Daniel Abaddi, were among a lineup of speakers who shared their professional stories during the Yale Alumni Association’s annual assembly.

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November 21, 2014

To commemorate Veterans Day, a student panel of former and active military veterans shared their experiences with classmates at Yale SOM.

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November 20, 2014

The key to being a good venture capitalist is to find a great company when it is little more than a great idea. Nancy Pfund ’82, founder and managing partner of DBL Investors, led her firm to key early investments in Tesla, Pandora, and Solar City. But for “double bottom line investors” such as DBL, finding a potential growth company isn’t enough to spur adding a company to their portfolio. For Pfund, a company’s mission is often as important as its business plan.

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November 20, 2014

As I walked away from the printer, my teammate John told me to give him the deck. He was willing to run. Moments later, Nikias and Glen sprinted by me on the fourth floor of Evans Hall, each holding their own stapled, 15-page packet. It was 10:28 p.m. and myself, along with a third of my first-year SOM classmates, had less than two minutes to deliver our first case competition submissions to the judges’ panel.

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November 18, 2014

In an era of increasingly ubiquitous technology, we are all generating a continuous stream of data. Walking down the street, we are observed by a series of closed-circuit cameras; as we make purchases, credit card records map our appetites. And most dramatically, the phones that we carry record not only our location and phone calls and text messages, but also, through social media, our emotions: likes and dislikes, jokes, desires. Facebook, says Salvatore Iaconesi, has more information about who we really are than any nation on the planet.

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November 18, 2014

A startup venture aims to make the closet as organic as the pantry.

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November 17, 2014

The roots and repercussions of the financial crisis of 2008 will be debated for years to come. David Erickson, an operating partner at Bessemer Venture Partners, shared his thoughts on the crisis, as well as advice about careers in finance, at Yale SOM on November 6 in an event sponsored by the Private Equity and Venture Capital Club. Erickson was head of global equity capital markets at Lehman Brothers when the crisis hit.

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November 17, 2014

I hail from England, and am a Silver Scholar, having graduated at the end of June this year with an undergraduate degree in Manufacturing Engineering from the University of Cambridge. My interests lie in various aspects of technology, especially data science, novel materials and 3D technologies.

I’ve recently had an incredible technology-filled weekend that has taken me from Evans Hall to West Campus through to Boston that really highlighted opportunities to get involved with the tech world from here in New Haven.

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November 14, 2014

The mission of the Yale School of Management is to educate leaders for business and society. The school has articulated three guiding aspirations in support of this mission: to be the most global U.S. business school; to be the business school that is most connected to its home university; and to be the best source of elevated leaders across all regions and sectors. Over the past few weeks, I have witnessed each of these aspirations in action.

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