Harvard Business School Announces New Online Courses

News from Harvard Business School

“Harvard Business School Online is launching two new courses this spring for professionals looking to broaden their business skills and accelerate their careers. Leadership Principles will help new and aspiring leaders unleash their potential and cultivate high-performing teams. Global Business will help individuals turn the uncertainty of today’s global economy into business opportunities.

“Leadership Principles brings the Harvard Business School approach to leadership development online through interactive exercises and learning tools that enable students to establish and apply their leadership style, and give and receive feedback from peers. The course was developed and will be taught by Harvard Business School Professors Joshua Margolis and Anthony Mayo.

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Love at HBS

News from Harvard Business School

“‘Love at HBS’ is a celebration of the diverse expressions of love that exist on our campus and in the world around us. This portrait project showcases stories of love from students at Harvard Business School.

Alli Iglehart, Class of 2020: As cliché as it sounds, love really does strike in the most unexpected places. Tom and I met while we were traveling in Europe over the summer. After spending an unbelievable week together, he headed to Madrid to finish his master’s and I moved to Boston to start HBS. I wasn’t sure if I would ever see him again but couldn’t deny the instant connection we had.

“Somehow, despite being on different continents, we made the time to deepen our connection, spending hours on FaceTime. We quickly found that there was something there, something both of us wanted to explore. Tom came to Boston for a week, which I was scared would be too long but ended up not being enough time. It was then we officially started dating.”

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Berkeley Haas Prof Wins Prestigious Service Award

News from UC-Berkeley Haas School of Business

“Prof. Nancy Wallace has been honored with UC Berkeley’s prestigious 2019 Berkeley Faculty Service Award for making a lasting and significant impact — particularly by helping the campus navigate complex financial and real estate issues.

“The award is bestowed by the Berkeley Division of the Academic Senate on faculty whose ‘outstanding and dedicated service to the campus, and whose activities as a faculty member have significantly enhanced the quality of the campus as an educational institution and community of scholars.’

“Wallace, the Lisle and Roslyn Payne Chair in Real Estate Capital Markets and chair of the Haas Real Estate Group, shares the honor this year with Spanish Prof. Ignacio Navarrete of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.

“’During the past 10 years, Nancy has devoted extraordinary time and energy to the campus’s day-to-day well-being,’ wrote Anthony Long, chair of the Academic Senate’s Committee on Faculty Awards and an emeritus professor of classics and literature.”

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“Shark Tank” star and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban recently joined NYU Stern for a fireside chat. NYU Stern photo

Fireside Chat, Q&A And ‘Stern Tank’ With Mark Cuban

News from NYU Stern School of Business

“NYU Stern’s Entertainment, Media and Techology (EMT) program and W. R. Berkley Innovation Labshosted entrepreneur, investor and ABC ‘Shark Tank’ judge Mark Cuban for a fireside chat with Professor Greg Coleman, a Q&A with the Stern community and a first-ever ‘Stern Tank,’ featuring three NYU startups.

“Following a welcome by NYU Stern Dean Raghu Sundaram, remarks by Professor Coleman and an introduction by MBA student and teaching fellow Sarah Kim, Professor Coleman amd Cuban covered a number of topics, ranging from the sale of Cuban’s first venture, MicroSolutions, what he looks for in prospective investments and how to identify and create business opportunities.”

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The teams had two days to come up with a 10-year strategy for the sustainable development of the fictional war-torn country of Urmania. Tuck photo

Tuck Team Wins Global Universities Challenge

News from Dartmouth College Tuck School of Business

“A team of five Tuck students has just won the Shaping Future Governments: Global Universities Challenge at the World Government Summit (WGS) in Dubai, overcoming teams from the Harvard Kennedy School, Wharton, London Business School, and 15 other elite MBA and public policy institutions.

“The WGS is billed as the ‘largest global platform dedicated to exploring the future of government driven by technological advances and evolving citizen expectation,’ and brings together more than 4,000 leaders and thinkers from 125 countries to advance sustainable development goals around the world. Keynote speakers included Managing Director of the IMF Christine Lagarde, American economist Paul Krugman, American economist Jeff Sachs, former President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos, and President of Rwanda Paul Kagame.

“This is the second year Tuck students have attended the summit, but the first time the school has been invited to participate in the elite Global Universities Challenge, a competition within the WGS that tasks participating student teams with crafting quick and creative solutions to global problems. This year, the teams had two days to come up with a 10-year strategy for the sustainable development of the fictional war-torn country of Urmania.”

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Should You Ignore What Your Customers Want? The Great Winemakers Do.

News from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management 

“Among French wines, Château Pétrus is legendary. Consumers pay over $1,000 for a single bottle. Talking with Christian Moueix, the owner and long-time winemaker of Pétrus, Kellogg’s Gregory Carpenter asked an innocent question: When crafting a wine, how do you think about the consumer?

“Taken aback, the vintner paused, leaned back, and opened his eyes wide. ‘He said, “I don’t! I make what pleases me,”‘ recalls Carpenter, a professor of marketing at the Kellogg School.

“That may come as a surprise to those who think that winning customers requires exhaustive surveys and precise analytics to discover what people want. Yet this consumer-skeptic attitude is common among winemakers. ‘They suspect that consumers don’t really appreciate and respect wine,’ says Carpenter, ‘so there’s no point asking them what they think.’”

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