Are politicians smarter than CEOs?

While Americans’ approval of their Congressional representatives are near record lows, new research shows that politicians aren’t necessarily a bunch of good-for- nothings—at least in Sweden. Prof. Ernesto Dal Bó and four colleagues analyzed a rich trove of public data and found that Swedish voters consistently elect officials who are, on average, significantly smarter and

Remembering former Intel CEO Paul Otellini, MBA 74, industry leader with lifelong Haas ties

Former Intel CEO Paul S. Otellini, MBA 74, an innovator who left his mark on the computing industry and inspired a global workforce, maintained a lifelong connection with the school he said laid the foundation for his success. Otellini died Oct. 2 at his home in Sonoma County. He was 66. The first non-engineer to

Diversity Symposium to showcase campus inclusiveness

More than 200 prospective MBA students will explore this weekend what life at Berkeley-Haas is like for women, racial and ethnic minorities, the LGBTQ community, and veterans. The sold-out Berkeley-Haas Diversity Symposium, to be held at Haas on Sat., Oct. 7, is designed to both introduce students to Haas culture and leadership opportunities, and provoke

Tech can play key role in protecting free speech: UN High Commissioner & Microsoft President

With freedom of expression being challenged around the world—and in clashes on the UC Berkeley campus—is there more that the technology industry can do to protect free speech and other human rights? The answer to that question was a resounding “yes,” as the United Nation’s High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, and

Ellen Pao shares experiences of workplace discrimination and how to fight it

While serving as interim CEO at Reddit, Ellen Pao tried a new system for salary negotiations: Everyone was assigned to a band based on their experience and skills, and they were then offered compensation at the top of their bands—a strategy aimed at leveling the playing field for women and minorities. “It was very time-consuming…but

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