B-School Bulletin: Stanford Grad’s Vision: More Love & Positivity

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GSB Student Creates New Website To Help Spread Love & Positivity

News from Stanford Graduate School of Business

“Students had the opportunity to participate in a ‘Day of Love’ on May 22 in the Graduate School of Business (GSC) courtyard. Amid cupcakes and pizza, they used the new student-created website lovenotes.io to send anonymous messages of appreciation and gratitude to people they knew.

“The festivities were organized by Sohayle Sizar MBA ’18, the creator of lovenotes.

“’The goal is to make people feel good, feel loved, feel happy,’ Sizar said. ‘And to tell everyone about [lovenotes], and for them to tell us what they want us to do with it.’”

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HBS Leadership Fellows brunch at Batten Hall on May 23. Photo by Justin Saglio

Meet Harvard’s 2018-2019 Leadership Fellows

News from Harvard Business School

“The Leadership Fellows Program at Harvard Business School is based on University Professor Michael Porter’s vision of developing a network of HBS graduates with cross-sector experience who are committed to addressing societal issues throughout their careers. The Fellowship is a two-way commitment in which graduating students are offered once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to experience high-impact management positions in nonprofit and public sector organizations for one year at a competitive salary. At the same time, the hiring organizations leverage the experience, energy, and strategic and analytical skills of MBAs in roles that produce immediate results and build long-term capacity.

“Since its inception in 2001, the Leadership Fellows Program has placed 208 Fellows at organizations such as the City of Boston Mayor’s Office, Harlem Children’s Zone, Mercy Corps, Whitney Museum of Art, World Wildlife Fund, and the U.S. Department of Education.

“’The HBS Leadership Fellows Program provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity for our MBAs to work directly with the CEOs, senior executives, and elected officials leading the world’s pre-eminent organizations in the public and social sectors,’ notes Matt Segneri (MBA 2010), director of the HBS Social Enterprise Initiative. ‘They take on top-priority projects and tackle some of society’s toughest challenges within weeks of graduation.’ Segneri spent his own Leadership Fellows year in the City of Boston Mayor’s Office and continued his career in social enterprise at Bloomberg Philanthropies before returning to HBS.”

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A Suggested Application Checklist For EMBA Round 1 Candidates

News from Yale SOM

“Candidates often ask us when the best time to apply is. The Yale MBA for Executives program has three deadlines, the first of which is in November. While there is no ‘best’ time to apply, we usually recommend that candidates submit in the earliest round possible, as long as they don’t compromise the quality of their application.

“The main benefit of applying early is the long lead time between your acceptance letter and the start of the program in July, which will allow you to prepare academically, professionally, and personally for the intensity of the program.

“If you’re interested in applying in Round 1, you can follow our suggested checklist, which will keep you on track for the November deadline.”

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Chicago Booth Announces Winners Of 2018 Social New Venture Challenge

News from University of Chicago Booth School of Business

“The Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business is pleased to announce the winners of the John Edwardson, ’72, Social New Venture Challenge (SNVC), the social impact track of the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation’s nationally ranked Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge (NVC).

“Winners of the eighth annual SNVC, which launches enterprises with a social impact mission and a plan for financial sustainability, received $75,000 in venture funding and $30,000 in additional specialized awards.”

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News from London Business School

“Travellers have never had it so easy. In today’s digital world, we can search for holidays, compare prices and book a break in a matter of minutes using websites and apps. But this shift in business model, from travel agents selling hotel rooms to sites offering far greater choice and flexibility, has affected the industry’s established players.

“So how are operators such as InterContinental Group Hotels (IHG) responding to innovative businesses like Booking.com and Expedia? Gavin Flynn, Head of Strategy and Transformation at IHG, shares his insights on the challenges and opportunities facing hotel groups.”

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