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March 5, 2015

Global brand consultancy firm Interbrand publishes its hallmark Best Global Brands report every fall. The report, which is entering its 16th year, influences CEOs and other business leaders around the world, according to Elyse Burack, an Interbrand senior strategy consultant. “The report is very important to us,” Burack said. “It’s in our company’s DNA.”

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February 26, 2015

Trade creates growth by creating efficiencies and increasing the range of available goods and services, former World Trade Organization chief Pascal Lamy told students on February 13. But that growth is accompanied by wrenching economic shifts that must be mitigated domestically by social welfare, education, and other programs.

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February 17, 2015

SOM Alum Mat Chow ’14 visited campus last week to speak to students about how IDEO helps organizations innovate.

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By: Anny Ma
January 30, 2015

Dr. Raj Kumar, Vice Chancellor of the Jindal Global University, visited Yale SOM for a talk hosted by the South Asian Business Forum on January 28, 2015. 

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December 4, 2014

There’s nothing like being back in school. I’m not being facetious! The opportunity to learn is all around you: during any given lunch period, you can stumble in on a famous business leader (and free food) if you find the right lecture hall. Allow me to illustrate. A few weeks ago, when there was a lull in recruiting events and study sessions, I found myself in the Isaacson Classroom (Room 4210) at a lecture on solar energy, social entrepreneurship, and strategies for maximizing the impact of your life’s work. Munching on my brie, apple, and herb-y sandwich concoction, I could hardly contain my excitement.

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December 3, 2014

Jimmy Carter, the 39th president of the United States, spoke at Yale's Woolsey Hall on December 2. The discussion, hosted by the Center for the Study of Globalization, focused on issues facing women and girls worldwide.

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December 3, 2014

Through my experience at Yale SOM and Professor Andrew Metrick’s course the Global Financial Crisis, my understanding of the crisis is now much clearer.

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November 25, 2014

Stephen Roach, senior fellow at Yale’s Jackson Institute of Global Affairs and an expert on China, has heard it all before. As soon as it looks like the Chinese economy is falling short of previous periods of remarkable growth, people start predicting its doom.

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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 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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