We recently wrapped up the Yale Business Ethics Conference--something I've been helping plan since last year.
The coolest thing about this event wasn't the caliber of the speakers, which I found astonishing, but rather how accessible they were. If you've ever wanted>>...
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>>...
Tony Blair and Ernesto Zedillo gave a talk on campus yesterday, and I had the privilege of attending. This is one of the best things about studying at Yale: frequent lectures and seminars with world leaders.
We've had a few world leaders on campus this semester:
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Last night SOM hit me where I live. For my Competitive Strategy course, my homework was to read a 1991 Harvard Business School case on Xerox's decision to form its Fuji Xerox joint venture in Japan. What trade-offs did Xerox face in forming this entity and giving it its own R&D function? And did Xerox structure the relationship appropriately?
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The night before Thanksgiving break I got together for some late-night whiskey drinking with Dave Gorin and Kirk Henderson. When I talk about Yale as an interdisciplinary hive, this is what I’m talking about. Dave is a wildly talented poet who’s striving for a shred of job security by doing an English Ph.D. at Yale.
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The Yale School of Management is clearly a place to study business: the school's mission is to train leaders for business and society. But I would argue that Yale Law School--better known as a hotbed of constitutional theory--is also a first-rate place to prepare for a career in business.
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Today is Veterans Day. In my class at SOM we have current and former Army officers, a Navy submarine officer and a Navy intel officer, at least one Air Force officer, and an Israeli F-16 pilot. These are some of the most impressive men and women in my class.
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This year I decided to initiate a series of "YLS Entrepreneurs" talks at the law school. My mission: Inspire the smart, passionate, but risk-averse students of Yale Law School to take the plunge and start businesses during or after law school. My tactic: Put on a series of informal>>...
SOM is investing heavily in its new Leader Development Program. Yale went to West Point and hired General Tom Kolditz, the soldier/scholar who spent the last twelve years refining how the U.S. Army teaches leadership skills to its most promising young officers. SOM has hired professional>>...