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May 8, 2013

Dean Cycon discussed the philosophy that governs his fair trade, organic coffee company in a talk at Yale SOM. Read More

May 7, 2013

The director of the Yale University Art Gallery encouraged students to develop their "visual intelligence." Read More

April 10, 2014

Brendan Edgerton SOM/FES ’15’s work as an Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps fellow will be chronicled in in director James Cameron’s Years of Living Dangerously, set to air in April on Showtime. Read More

April 9, 2014

Studies show consumers prefer a product that they believe has the aura of authenticity. Here's why that is, and what you can learn from it. Read More

March 25, 2014

The alluring promise of big data is to make sense of the innumerable messy and complex decisions made by the world's consumers and provide clear guidance for improved operations, marketing, and performance. How close that promise is to reality varies greatly from industry to industry. A panel at the Yale School of Management considered the challenges and opportunities in using big data to improve healthcare. Read More

March 24, 2014

The field of economics is not particularly known for its generosity, so an academic paper might not be the first place you turn to when choosing a gift for a friend or loved one. Well, your loss. Or, more accurately, their loss, since it turns out that we're pretty reliably terrible gift-givers. The reason why, according to a a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, is that those of us giving gifts are too wrapped up in sentimentality to buy anything of much use for our loved ones. Read More

March 24, 2014

Professor Roger Ibbotson was named winner of the annual CFA Institute's Graham and Dodd Award. Read More

March 14, 2014

China is undoubtedly the world’s biggest market for counterfeit products. From fake Louis Vuitton bags, to Prada purses, Adidas sweatpants, Nike sneakers and Rolex watches—you can buy them all for a song in huge multistoried markets across China’s cities. How does the prevalence of counterfeits impact brand owners? Should the likes of Gucci and Prada crack down on counterfeits? Read More

March 11, 2014

Can't decide what to get your boyfriend for his birthday? Should you get him a Gucci belt or a year's supply of toilet paper? While you may think that he'll be more impressed with the Gucci belt, psychologists say he'll actually be more impressed with the toilet paper- even if he's a brand-obsessed metro-sexual. Read More

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