September 26, 2016

Haas in the Headlines

KTVU (Fox)
Wells Fargo Fined $185 million for improper account openings
Sept. 9
Jennifer Chatman, Paul J. Cortese Distinguished Professor of Management, says Wells Fargo's illegal opening of millions of unauthorized accounts indicates that there are problems with the company's corporate culture.

Fortune
Sept. 8
These two universities have graduated the most venture capital-funded female startup founders
UC Berkeley undergrads tied for No. 2 on this list, with a total of 104 venture-capital-backed female entrepreneurs.

InfoWorld
Sept. 8
Is there a financial data scientist drought?
Academic partnerships, such as the Berkeley-Haas big data program with consultancy Accenture, are one way to fill demand for more training and education in data science. The program offers new courses and a lecture series to equip MBA students with data analytics skills.

La Nación (Spanish language)
Sept. 8
Koga Impact Lab wins "Best for the World" award
Koga, a Paraguayan social impact company, received recognition at the "Best for the World Gathering," held at Zellerbach Hall on Thursday and co-sponsored by the Center for Responsible Business. 

Sydney Morning Herald
Sept. 7
China's gifts, research, 'special bonds' and Sam Dastyari's ghost from his past 
Ulrike Malmendier, the Edward J. and Mollie Arnold Professor of Finance, found that small gifts can pack a bigger punch than big ones. Her research is cited in this article about alleged corruption involving an Australian senator.

Les Affaires (French language)
Sept. 7
To get rich on the stock market, play dead
Holding investments makes the most sense for investors who often sell at the worst time and pay high transaction costs, according to work by Prof. Terrance Odean, Rudd Family Foundation Chair in the Haas Finance Group.

Project Syndicate
Sept. 7
The great income stagnation
The inequality debate often focuses on the accumulation of wealth by a few, instead of focusing on falling or stagnating incomes for the majority of households, according to Prof. Laura Tyson, director of the Institute for Business & Social Impact, and her co-author.

CNBC
Sept. 7
Applications surge to school giving away MBAs for free
Berkeley-Haas is mentioned as one of the top three most selective MBA programs in the country.

ETF Daily News
Sept. 7
BlackRock: pay attention to health care, financials this election season
Investors may want to consider investing in companies that have typically outperformed when market volatility rises—a strategy outlined in a 1996 paper by Berkeley-Haas Prof. Richard Sloan.

San Francisco Chronicle
Sept. 6
For business school students, Silicon Valley is new Wall Street
Rich Wong, a member of the Berkeley-Haas Career Management Team, is quoted in this article, which features the new UC Berkeley undergraduate Management, Entrepreneurship, & Technology program, which will prepare students to be leaders in Silicon Valley and beyond.

Globe & Mail
Sept. 6
Want to launch your own business? Working for a startup is a great way to begin
Toby Stuart, Leo Helzel Chair in Entrepreneurship, and PhD candidate Weiyi Ng found that the average venture-backed tech entrepreneur is 38 years old, with 16 years of work experience.

Nóva (Italian language)
Sept. 5
Keeping the company "open"
The writer discusses the sweeping influence of Open Innovation, Adj. Prof. Henry Chesbrough's pioneering concept. Chesbrough is the Faculty Director of the Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation.

The Mercury News
Sept. 3
Secretive foe attacks Google over government influence
Highly public attacks, combined with profound secrecy surrounding who is backing these attacks, is challenging for Silicon Valley tech companies like Google, says Berkeley-Haas entrepreneurship Lecturer Steve Blank. (Also at East Bay Times, Government Technology, Silicon Valley)

Marin Independent Journal
Sept. 3
Marin rental market slowing as pace of rent hikes eases
Kenneth Rosen, chairman of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics, predicted a coming real estate market correction. Softening rent prices suggest that he was right. 

S&P Global Market Intelligence
Sept. 2
Solar companies want more transparency from regulatory group
Andrew Campbell, executive director of the Energy Institute at Haas, comments on friction between the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners and solar providers SolarCity and SunPower over transparency in regulations.
Inc.
Sept. 1
How I coped with my co-founder's death and made our company his legacy
Bhavin Parikh and Hansoo Lee became two of the founders of Magoosh in 2008, when they were MBA students at Berkeley-Haas. The Berkeley-based online test-prep startup slowly gained momentum, until Parikh found himself suddenly—and tragically—alone after Lee's death from a rare form of cancer. Today, Magoosh is ranked 186 on the Inc. 5000 list.

Inc.
Sept. 1
How these 5 immigrant entrepreneurs are living the American dream
Guido Kovalskys, MBA 98, a native Argentine, emigrated in 1996 to the U.S. to attend business school at Berkeley-Haas. Since then, he has founded Hallandale Beach, Fla.-based Nearpod, which makes software that allows teachers to sync lessons with students' devices and get real-time feedback on their mastery of lessons. His company ranks 297 on the Inc. 500.

The Economist
Sept. 1
The long arm of the Fed
Research by Assoc. Prof. Adair Morse and Prof. Annette Vissing-Jorgensen, both of the Haas Finance Group, found a remarkable correlation between meetings of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), in which Fed governors and regional Fed presidents set interest-rate policy, and rises and falls in the stockmarket. (subscription required)

About Education
Sept. 1
A list of the best California business schools
Berkeley-Haas ranks #2 on this list of California's best business schools.

Human Capital Online
Sept. 1
Leadership special report: leadership with a personal touch
In this interview, Berkeley-Haas alum Axel Pannes discusses his path to becoming managing director of BMW Group Asia.

Cato Institute
August 31
Does the geographic expansion of banks reduce risk?
In research, Ross Levine, Willis H. Booth Chair in Banking and Finance in the Haas Economic Analysis & Policy Group, explored whether geographic expansion lowers a bank’s risk.

Fox News
August 30
Clinton-tied firm blurs legal line, combining politics and investments, say experts
Ross Levine, Willis H. Booth Chair in Banking and Finance in the Haas Economic Analysis and Policy Group, comments on Clinton-tied firm Teneo, and whether it might influence contracting and regulatory decisions of current government officials.

Silicon Angle
August 30
VMware says its virtual desktops are looking more like the real thing
VMware is boosting its virtual desktop product line with a series of new features, "making sure the user experience is as good as or better than what people get in a desktop environment,” said Courtney Burry, MBA 06, senior director of product marketing for end-user computing at VMware.

Business Insider
August 29
18 surprising negotiating tricks to help boost your salary
One tip cites a study by Prof. Laura Kray, the Warren E. and Carol Spieker Chair in Leadership in the Haas Management of Organizations Group, which found that a balance of friendly and flirtatious behavior can help improve the outcome of a negotiation.

The Guardian
August 27
Ditch the Plan B? Go ahead, so long as you're rich
A 2013 study on entrepreneurship co-authored by Prof. Ross Levine, Willis H. Booth Chair in Banking and Finance in the Haas Economic Analysis & Policy Group, indicates that entrepreneurs are more likely to be white, male, highly educated, and from higher-income families. “If one does not have money in the form of a family with money, the chances of becoming an entrepreneur drop quite a bit,” Levine notes.

San Francisco Chronicle
August 27
Foundation turns into a liability for Hillary Clinton
Allegations of influence peddling by the Clinton Foundation have raised questions around presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Ben Mangan, executive director of the Center for Social Sector Leadership, says changing the board of trustees is a positive start toward good governance.

Vox EU
August 23
Back to the future? Lessons on inequality, labour markets, and conflict from the Gilded Age, for the present
Assist. Prof. Noam Yuchtman of the Haas Business & Public Policy Group and his co-author write that labor market conflict seems likely to be a prominent feature of our new Gilded Age, which is defined by phenomenal increases in income and wealth inequality in the US.

KQED
August 25
Judging the judges: recalls may become easier, but is that better for California?
Studies on retention votes—where judges face a vote to keep their seats—show that judges are more likely to sentence defendants to more prison time and uphold death penalty sentences in election years. A study co-authored by Assist. Prof. Noam Yuchtman of the Haas Business & Public Policy Group found that judges in Washington state handed down longer sentences for serious crimes at the end of their election cycle.
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Beat the GMAT
August 25
Career services director Q&A: Julia Min Hwang of the Berkeley Haas MBA Career Management Group
At Berkeley-Haas, helping students define what meaningful work means to them is key. "It’s important for students to understand what their triggers are, understand their values, passions, and true calling," says Julia Min Hwang, Assistant Dean of the MBA Career Management Group & Corporate Engagement. "This is why values-based coaching has become very important to us."

Forbes 
August 24
Mumbai's $13b waste management market and the startup that's tapping into it
The article features startup Sampurn(e)arth, which won the Global Social Venture Competition at Berkeley-Haas for its business model that helps waste pickers become financially stable.

Directions Magazine
August 24
What can self-driving pods do for air travel?
Anthony Barrs, MBA 18, was recognized by the Association for Equipment Manufacturers for co-authoring a paper: "Air Travel Is the Future. It Needs to be Not Miserable." The paper calls for automated check-in and priority arrival through the use of, among other emerging technologies, self-driving pods that easily take passengers from the airport's front doors to any airport destination in the city.

Bloomberg
August 23
San Francisco housing frenzy shifts across the Bay to Oakland
"Oakland is the hottest residential real estate market in the Bay Area," said Kenneth Rosen, chairman of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics. Oakland had California’s highest annual appreciation of home values and the largest rent increases out of the 50 largest U.S. cities as of June.

TechCrunch
August 23
The 48 startups that launched at Y Combinator S16 Demo Day 2
Orion Parrott, EMBA 14, and Mike Romano, EWMBA 12, co-founded Lendsnap, which was among 48 of "the world's most prestigious startups" at Y Combinator Demo Day.

Times Higher Education
August 23
Universities must ‘think like business leaders’ in face of financial cuts
David Teece, the Thomas W. Tusher Professor in Global Business, writes about how universities can build ‘dynamic capabilities’ to unlock revenue – and stay true to their mission.

Jeune Afrique (French language)
August 23
Morocco: CookingWithAlia, where tagine gets clicks
Alia Al Kasimi, MBA 13, hosts a popular online cooking show about Moroccan food that has built a strong social media following.

Les Affaires (French language)
August 22
How can you never lose in a negotiation?
A study co-authored by Prof. Laura Kray, the Warren E. and Carol Spieker Chair in Leadership and a member of the Haas Management of Organizations Group, discusses the role of sympathy in negotiations.

The Conversation
August 21
King Coal is dethroned in the US – and that’s good news for the environment
Natural gas overtook coal as the top source of US electricity generation last year. This dramatic change has led to massive job losses, but it’s an unequivocal benefit for the local and global environment, says Assoc. Prof. Lucas Davis of the Haas Economic Analysis & Policy Group. (Also at EcoWatch)

National Catholic Register
August 20
Olympic gold medalist Ryan Murphy: 'I hope always to live life based on God's will'
Berkeley-Haas senior Ryan Murphy, a Cal swimmer who won three gold medals in Rio, says he hopes to combine his interests in entrepreneurship and professional sports after graduation.

San Diego Union-Tribune
August 18
SDG&E shareholders and green groups headed for face-off?
San Diego Gas & Electric will launch a lobbying arm to oppose community choice aggregations (CCAs), which put local governments in charge of the amount of renewable energy they buy. Andrew Campbell, executive director of the Energy Institute at Haas, says cities and counties that want to set up a CCA will need to budget more for marketing and information campaigns, since the utility may be marketing against them.

Top MBA
August 19
How MBA programs use big data to turn MBAs into data-savvy managers
Lecturer Greg LaBlanc says big data is gaining a foothold in MBA programs because it is, “permeating every aspect of business" in functional areas from finance and operations to marketing.

Seeking Alpha
August 19
New support for a 30-year old theory about IPOs
The article cites research on aftermarket IPO pricing by Assoc. Prof. Panos N. Patatoukas and Richard G. Sloan, the Emile R. Niemela Chair in Accounting and International Business, both of the Haas Accounting Group, and student Annika Yu Wang.

Business Because
August 19
Here's why Google, Amazon, Facebook are snapping up more MBAs
About 40 percent of Berkeley MBAs accepted jobs in tech last year. “Students are looking for growth potential, responsibility, and a better work-life balance,” said Rich Wong, a member of the Berkeley-Haas Career Management Group.

Clear Admit
August 18
Career Services Director Q&A: Julia Min Hwang of the Berkeley-Haas MBA Career Management Group
An interview with Julia Min Hwang, assistant dean of the MBA Career Management Group & Corporate Engagement, that touches on the recruitment process at Berkeley-Haas, the many resources available to students, and the role alumni play in the recruiting process.

Poets & Quants
August 17
Favorite business school professors teaching MBAs
Prof. Cameron Anderson and Lecturer Cort Worthington are recognized. 

The Daily Cal
August 17
UC Berkeley ranks as third-best research university worldwide
UC Berkeley was ranked as the third-best university in the world for research in a recent assessment by the Academic Ranking of World Universities, or ARWU.

Huffington Post
August 17
Why your next hire already works for you...or should
Prof. Don Moore, Lorraine Tyson Mitchell Chair in Leadership and Communication in the Haas Management of Organizations Group, recommends businesses screen candidates for "identifiable skills" and "job-relevant abilities" in order to identify the best potential hires.

Investment News
August 16
New research suggests banning investment advice in the media
Even when people understand that the quality of investment information they are getting is low, the "noise" causes investors to lend more weight to the advice,. This distorts markets, according to a paper co-authored by John Morgan, chair of the Economic Analysis and Policy Group.

Quartz
August 15
The economic case for joining an expensive gym
A study co-authored by Prof. Ulrike M. Malmendier, the Edward J. and Mollie Arnold Professor of Finance, shows that people join gyms because they overestimate how often they will go. High-priced gyms, however, may provide an incentive to get off the couch. 

Poets & Quants
August 15
The MBA programs recruiters love
Berkeley-Haas ranked #7 on the 2017 list of MBA programs recruiters love. Each year, U.S. News consults with recruiters to formulate their annual rankings, using their experience at full-time MBA programs.

Financial Times
August 15
Women over 70 pay a premium for new cars
Female drivers over the age of 70 are being charged more for new cars than other groups, according to research co-authored by Asst. Prof. James Sallee, a research associate at the Energy Institute at Berkeley-Haas. The gender gap/price difference for car buyers narrowed in younger groups and essentially disappeared with new car buyers age 20-25.

San Diego Union-Tribune
August 14
Focus: more cities, counties choosing green energy sources
Cities and counties in California are pursuing a public energy program that allows elected officials to buy and sell power away from investor-owned utilities. "I don’t see it being transformative in any particularly positive way, but it could be slightly positive in terms of introducing some competition,” said Andrew Campbell, executive director of the Energy Institute at Haas.

Cal Athletics
August 13
Murphy, Adrian make one more memory in Rio
Ryan Murphy, BS 17, swam backstroke on the team that won gold in the 400-meter medley relay in Rio. His team was led by Michael Phelps, and included Cody Miller and UC Berkeley's Nathan Adrian. Also in USA Today, The Chicago Tribune, and The New York Times, among others.

NBC Bay Area
August 13
San Francisco company offers wild experiences at a high price
IfOnly, founded by Trevor Traina, MBA 96, offers unique adventures to people who can pay, from meeting the Pope to getting face-to-face in the water with a great white shark.

NBC
August 12
Ryan Murphy takes 200m backstroke gold, sweeps backstrokes in Rio
Berkeley-Haas undergrad Ryan Murphy, making his Olympic debut in Rio, earned his second gold medal in the 200m backstroke. He won the 100m race earlier in the week.

Edible East Bay
August 12
Eat. Think. Design at UC Berkeley
Farmcation co-founder Grace Lesser, MBA/MPH 16, discusses how using design thinking to solve food-related problems helped her develop a startup that matches farmers with city dwellers who want a taste of farm life. Caitlyn Toombs, MBA 16, is also a Farmcation co-founder.

August 11
USA Today
American Ryan Murphy wins gold in men's 200 backstroke
Berkeley-Haas undergrad Ryan Murphy is named "America's next backstroke star" for winning the 200m backstroke three days after winning the 100m backstroke in Rio. The news was covered widely by NBCOlympics, CBSSports, The LA Times, Time, and People Magazine, among others.

August 11
Wisconsin Public Radio
Clinton Lays Out Economic Plans In Detroit Speech
Ross Levine, the Willis H. Booth Chair in Banking and Finance in the Haas Economic Analysis and Policy Group, breaks down Hillary Clinton's proposals on taxes, jobs, trade, and more. 

Sacramento Bee
August 11
An Rx for cap and trade
Severin Borenstein, the E.T. Grether Chair of Business Administration and Public Policy, says California’s cap-and-trade program can be saved. But it will require moderating the view that there is one single emissions target that the state must hit.

 

East Bay Times
August 11
Back to the Roots finds success in simple food
Nikhil Arora and Alejandro Velez, both BS 09, learned to grow edible mushrooms using leftover coffee grounds while at Berkeley-Haas. That led to Back to the Roots, their startup which sells mushroom and herb-growing kits, and organic cereals at Target, Whole Foods, The Home Depot, and Costco.

San Francisco Magazine
August 11
The happiness algorithm
Tech giants are using software that teaches computers to better understand workers' emotions—with a goal of improving employee retention. The technology has its critics, but it's here to stay, says Adj. Assoc. Prof. Kellie McElhaney of the Institute for Business and Social Impact.

Forbes 
August 10
A data-driven culture requires analytics-driven team
Every day, in every business sector, marketing dollars are being squandered on outreach to the wrong audiences, despite tools that can pinpoint campaigns with laser-like accuracy, says Piyanka Jain, a lecturer in the Berkeley MBA for Executives Program. 

NBC Bay Area
August 10
USC, UC Berkeley, Stanford send most athletes of any school to Olympics
UC Berkeley sent 41 athletes to the Olympics in Rio,  including 18 swimmers. Undergrad Ryan Murphy, a Berkeley-Haas senior, won two gold medals in backstroke.

Campus Technology
August 10
Making virtual classrooms more interactive
The Berkeley-Haas "virtual classroom" is designed to engage students who are interacting online—and make them feel as if they're physically in the classroom.

Chicago Tribune
August 9
MBA programs are going outside the classroom. Here's why
Berkeley-Haas made experiential learning a requirement for MBA students six years ago, says Dean Rich Lyons. Creating quality experiential learning is expensive, high-touch, and requires a lot of logistics, he says.

California Magazine
August 9
Being the change: Cal alums pitch in to educate girls in Tanzania
The SEGA girls school, founded in a rented classroom in 2008 in Tanzania, now has 200 students, a 30-acre campus with 22 buildings, and a study-abroad program. April Gilbert, PhD 01, volunteers and consults for the school. 

Wall Street Journal
August 8
Olympic stocks' brief moment of glory
Shares of Brazilian companies that stand to benefit from the Olympic Games are soaring, but new research by Prof. Patricia Dechow, the Donald H. and Ruth F. Seiler Professor in Public Accounting, and Assist. Prof. Alastair Lawrence, both of the Haas Accounting Group, found the bump may be temporary.

Bloomberg Politics (video)
August 8
Laura Tyson: Trump tax plan is a traditional GOP position
Prof. Laura Tyson, director of the Institute for Business & Social Impact, says Trumps plan for tax cuts will disproportionately benefit the wealthy.

SF Gate
August 8
Trump says economic plan would help poor, but rich would win most
Donald Trump’s new economic plan aligns him with congressional Republicans. "From a tax perspective, it would be a huge benefit to the upper-income people," said Ross Levine, Willis H. Booth Chair in Banking and Finance in the Haas Economic Analysis and Policy Group.

Business World
August 8
'India ideal for long-term patient capital'
Berkeley-Haas lecturer Rob Chandra, president and CEO of Avid Park Capital, believes consumer finance is an attractive area to invest in in India.

Power-Technology.com
August 8
The environmental and economic impacts of closing a nuclear plant
Assoc. Prof. Lucas Davis of the Haas Economic Analysis and Policy Group discusses his study, of the closing of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) in 2012.

MIT Technology Review
August 7
Can we help the losers in climate change?
Assist. Prof. Reed Walker of the Haas Business and Public Policy Group comments on the psychic cost of relocating people because of climate change.

Quartz
August 7
The surprisingly simple economic case for giving refugees cash, not stuff
Berkeley-Haas lecturer Maura O’Neill, former chief of innovation at USAID, comments in this article that explores the argument for a cash-based aid system to refugees.

Yahoo! Finance
August 7
The head of Bloomberg's $150 million VC fund explains the formula for finding a top AI startup
For the past three years, Bloomberg Beta has partnered with Berkeley-Haas to track the 350 "Future Founders" in the Bay Area and New York who will go on to start venture-backed companies. Bloomberg Beta is an early-stage fund, which has $150 million under management.(Also at Business Insider.)

Poets & Quants for Undergrads
August 7
UC-Berkeley launches ‘Navy Seal’ program for future tech leaders
The new Management, Engineering, & Technology (M.E.T.) Program, which offers degrees in both engineering and business, will attract some of the world’s most talented students. "Both our business and engineering undergraduate programs are world-class," says Haas Dean Rich Lyons. "So we think these undergrads will be able to literally go anywhere they want."

Bloomberg
August 5
Brexit killed Britain's new vibe
The UK's soft power "looks weakened" following the Brexit vote to exit the European Union. Research by Andrew Rose, Bernard T. Rocca, Jr. Chair in International Business & Trade, found links between a country’s soft power and consumer willingness to buy its products. "Countries which are seen to be exerting a more positive influence in the world tend to sell more exports to their admirers," Rose said.

East Bay Times
August 5
Bay Area companies want to help your small food-business succeed
Berkeley-Haas's Food Venture Lab is a course aimed at helping students define challenges in the food system and develop businesses to solve them.

Fast Co.Exist
August 5
Here's how you can use your MBA for good
Revolution Foods, founded by Kristin Groos Richmond and Kirsten Saenz Tobey, both MBA 06, has a mission to ignite a healthy food revolution in America by democratizing access to proper nutrition.

Guardian
August 5
Ordinary people can't afford a home in San Francisco. How did it come to this?
Kenneth Rosen, chairman of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics, says there have been six boom-and-bust housing cycles since he moved to the Bay Area 42 years ago. The current cycle is caused by the creation of 30,000 to 40,000 jobs per year for the last five years in San Francisco.

Forbes 
August 4
These Silicon Valley investors missed a chance to make serious bank on 'Pokémon Go'
The game is "the one that got away" for at least five major venture capital firms that had met with John Hanke, MBA 96, according to Forbes sources.

Guardian
August 4
Massachusetts equal pay law is a good step – but problem runs much deeper
If women aren't effectively advocating for themselves during salary negotiations, an alternative is to ban wage negotiations outright. That was an idea proposed last year by Prof. Laura Kray, the Warren E. and Carol Spieker Chair in Leadership and a member of the Haas Management of Organizations Group.

Wall Street Journal
August 3
One more reason for investors to worry about 'earnings before bad stuff'
Patricia Dechow, the Donald H. and Ruth F. Seiler Professor in Public Accounting, comments in this article, which details how companies overemphasize their own customized earnings metrics.

MIT/Sloan Management Review
August 3
When innovation meets the language of the corner office
Dave Rochlin, executive director of the Haas@Work Program, notes the challenges that innovation executives face in being understood within companies. While their processes and terms are becoming more widely used across organizations, they are not always fully embraced at the executive level, he writes.

brandchannel
August 3
LinkedIn launches influencer videos for growth, engagement
The company will launch videos from a group of its influencers including Guy Kawasaki, an executive fellow at Berkeley-Haas and chief evangelist at Canva. (Also at livemint, WebProNews, Medianama.)

Shanghai Daily
UC Berkeley's new undergraduate program to prep students for innovation
August 3
UC Berkeley launched a new undergraduate program —Management, Engineering, & Technology (M.E.T.)— that integrates the study of engineering and business to prepare students to be future innovators and leaders. (Also at Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education, The Berkeley Patch, The Daily Cal, Sina News & eCampus News.)

U.S. News & World Report
August 2
10 best business schools for an international MBA
Berkeley-Haas ranks #3 on this list of 10 best schools for an international MBA. Special mention is made of the Berkeley-Haas International Business Development (IBD) Program and the opportunities provided to students who want to spend time abroad. (Also at Yahoo! Finance.)

KQED (audio link)
August 1
Study: most Americans fail basic financial literacy test
A recent study found that while 81 percent of people believe they handle their finances very well, just 37 percent could pass a financial literacy quiz. Asst. Prof. Adair Morse of the Haas Finance Group joined a KQED Forum panel to discuss the reasons why.

Daily Cal
July 31
Alameda County 1st in Bay Area to ban fracking
Andy Campbell, executive director of the Energy Institute at Berkeley-Haas, said the move to ban fracking in Alameda County was symbolic, noting that there are many people in the area who have concerns about the negative impacts of fracking.

Business Because
July 31
Here's how artificial intelligence robotics are edging into elite MBA programs
While its clear machines will disrupt the future of the human workforce, soft skills like the ability to negotiate and create "are assets that can’t be appropriated by machines," says Berkeley-Haas visiting assistant professor and research scientist Thomas Lee.

Indianapolis Business Journal
July 30
KIM: Free online course unlocks 'secrets' to financial success
Prof. Terrance Odean, Rudd Family Foundation Chair in the Haas Finance Group, says he decided to teach his online personal finance course because over the years he'd observed that many of his friends were confused about how to invest their savings, deal with debts, or choose the right insurance.

Costco Connection
August 2016
Back to the roots
Alejandro Velez and Nikhil Arora, both BS 09, continue to grow Back to the Roots, an Oakland-based startup they launched during their last semester at Berkeley-Haas. Their grow-at-home mushroom kits and other products are now available at Costco.

Metro MBA
July 29
Berkeley-Haas research on the rewards, and costs, of a cross-sector career
Research by Adj. Prof. Nora Silver, Faculty Director of the Center for Social Sector Leadership, and Berkeley-Haas lecturer Paul Jansen found that executives who have worked in the nonprofit, corporate, and public sectors have quite fulfilling careers. "To have a great career you sometimes need to get out of your comfort zone and tap into the opportunities you only ever see by having a diverse network," Silver says.
Tagesschau (German language)
July 29
Tesla's battery factory gets going in Nevada
Severin Borenstein, the E.T. Grether Chair of Business Administration and Public Policy, questions if Tesla's CEO Elon Musk is really a visionary investing in the future or "whether he held a large bet that may collapse."

Forbes
July 27
Revolutionizing an industry by building an empire based on values
Revolution Foods, founded by Kristin Groos Richmond and Kirsten Saenz Tobey, both MBA 06, built a company that aims to provide nutritious, delicious meals to public schools at an affordable price. Their meeting at Berkeley-Haas was the "kismet" that made the company possible. 

Financial Times
July 27
Fossil fuels have had an aeon’s head start
Assoc. Prof. Lucas Davis of the Haas Economic Analysis and Policy Group concludes that there is little prospect of a nuclear renaissance because nuclear power stations simply cost too much to build. (subscription required)

Reuters
July 27
When politics blinded hedge fund managers
A new study co-authored at Haas by former postdoc Marian Moszoro found that US equity hedge funds run by Republican donors lagged behind Democrat donor peers’ funds for an unprecedented 10 straight months during a period when Obama took office. This underperformance was a direct result of an “overreaction” to Obama’s presidency, the researchers explained. (Also at Chief Investment Officer and Opalesque)

Project Syndicate
July 27
Fighting poverty in America
Inequality and income distribution loom large in the run-up to the November elections, writes Prof. Laura Tyson, director of the Institute for Business & Social Impact, and her co-author Lenny Mendonca. The article explores what works in fighting poverty.

Twin Cities Business
July 27
Q&A: business school deans on the changing needs of Minnesota companies
Stefanie Lenway, MBA 79, PhD 82, and Dean of the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business, says analytical skills, ethics, and global understanding will be crucial to the next generation of business leaders.

Forbes 
July 26
The inside story of 'Pokémon GO's' evolution from Google castoff to global phenomenon
Pokémon Go almost didn't happen. It took the tenacity of John Hanke, MBA 96, to seek outside investors to spin game creator Niantic Labs out of Google last year, rather than be a casualty of the Alphabet reorganization. (Also covered by the Telegraph and Lavanguardia)

Forbes
July 26
What are the politicians doing about Alzheimer's?
Prof. Laura Tyson, director of the Institute for Business & Social Impact, said that the cost of treating Alzheimer’s disease is a leading future economic concern for our country.

Fast Company
July 26
Why Hillary Clinton is so hard to trust even when she's telling the truth
An explanation for Hillary Clinton’s struggle to gain voter trust cites a 2013 study by Postdoctoral Fellow Leanne ten Brinke, who found that when we consciously suspect someone of lying, we become worse at determining when they actually are or aren’t telling the truth.

Business Insider
July 26
The same trait that can make you popular in middle school also helps you succeed at work
An interview with Dachner Keltner, who has taught at Berkeley-Haas, explores the role of empathy in successful workplace collaboration.  

World Bank Newsletter: Interest Bearing Notes
July 26
Using commercial bank data to estimate tax evasion in Greece
The newsletter features research co-authored by Asst. Prof. Adair Morse of the Haas Finance Group. The working paper says that in semiformal economies, banks lend to tax-evading individuals based on the bank's assessment of the individual's true income. This observation leads to a novel approach to estimate tax evasion.

Sugar Producer
July 26
Are sugar companies exploiting the cache of social responsibility?
Research by Prof. Ganesh Iyer, Edgar F. Kaiser Chair in Business Administration, offers insight into how big businesses are capitalizing on consumer willingness to pay more for socially responsible products.

Poets & Quants
July 26
How business schools rank by specialization
Berkeley-Haas, Stanford Graduate School of Business & Michigan Ross come out on top in U.S. News’ specialization rankings, an indicator that a program is solid across the board, according to Poets & Quants.

Berkeleyside
July 25
Magoosh: Proof that Berkeley startups can flourish without Silicon Valley
Berkeley-based Magoosh creates digital tools that prospective students use to study for standardized tests. Magoosh's founders, including CEO Bhavin Parikh, MBA 10, met at Berkeley-Haas. (Also at SFGate)

The Best Schools
July 25
The 100 best business & economics programs in the world today
The business and economics programs at UC Berkeley and Haas together ranked #4 in the world in this survey.
 

Business Times
July 22, 2016
Sports and business are largely intertwined
Property developer William Liem, BS 96, discusses how sports have influenced his business and in his life. Liem is CEO of Tuan Sing Holdings.

Realtor.com
July 21
What a new GOP president would mean for homeowners
The GOP platform includes reforms that real estate analysts say could potentially force buyers to make larger down payments or pay higher interest rates. "It may be harder to get mortgages, and those that will be available will be less advantageous," says Prof. Bob Edelstein, the Maurice Mann Chair in Real Estate and Co-Chair of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics.

Korea JoongAng Daily
July 21
Start-up develops app to ace the Toeic
Young-Jun Jang, MBA 12, founded Riid, an app that helps people pass an English proficiency test. "Machines or artificial intelligence will always be a better teacher than a human being, at least when it comes to helping students preparing for tests that have multiple choice questions,” he says.

Poets & Quants for Undergrads
July 20
Haas gymnast heads to Rio
Ryan Patterson, BS 16, is heading to the Rio Olympics, competing for his native South Africa. Patterson’s interest in business began in high school, and grew when he met other Berkeley gymnasts who were studying at Haas.

India West
July 19
Despite India's revolution, huge disparity in resource allocation, says telecom pioneer Sam Pitroda
At the US-India conference co-hosted by the Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation at Berkeley-Haas on July 8, keynote speaker Sam Pitroda, a telecom pioneer, said that "the best brains of the world are busy solving the problems of the rich, because the poor cannot pay."

Illawarra Mercury
July 19
The University of Wollongong lays a golden egg for Illawarra economy
Jerome Engel, senior fellow at the Lester Center at Berkeley-Haas, said that Wollongong's new innovation center in Australia will play an important role in developing an adaptable economy.

New York Times
July 18
American student, Nicolas Leslie, died in attack in Nice, France
Nicolas Leslie, who was killed during the terrorist attack in Nice, was planning to attend Berkeley-Haas this fall. "Initially an environmental sciences major, Mr. Leslie decided that he wanted to work in business, and was recently accepted into Berkeley’s prestigious Haas School of Business." (Leslie's death was also covered by SFGate, Le FigaroTimes of San Diego, and Washington Post.)

KQED California Report
July 18
Outpouring of love for Nick Leslie, UC Berkeley student killed in France
Hundreds of UC Berkeley students turned out for a campus vigil to remember Nicolas Leslie, the junior who was among 84 people killed in last week’s terrorist attack in the French Riviera city of Nice. (The vigil was also covered by USA TodayLA Times & Mercury News.)

Poets & Quants for Undergrads
July 18
Haas' sustainability summer in Geneva
Dave Rochlin, executive director of Haas@Work, is leading the five-week "Business Innovation for Sustainability, Social Responsibility and Positive Impact" program in Geneva. The two courses offered to undergraduate students include lectures, NGO guests, and corporate guests and visits.

Government Technology
July 18
California considers connecting electric vehicles, home batteries up to the grid
Severin Borenstein, the E.T. Grether Chair of Business Administration and Public Policy, said a new program that allows people with small-scale electricity technology to sell on the state's wholesale market likely won’t be attractive to customers with roof panels. That's because net metering, a program that already allows customers to sell electricity from rooftop systems to a utility at the retail market rate, simply pays more.

B2B News Network
July 18
What every B2B exec needs to know about intellectual capital management
David Teece, the Thomas W. Tusher Professor in Global Business, says the new Tusher Center for Management of Intellectual Capital at Berkeley-Haas will address research, funding, and outreach related to intangible assets and long-run enterprise-level competitiveness.

Mercury News 
July 17
Yahoo led itself to auction block, experts say
Yahoo, once a dominant force in Silicon Valley, is now close to sale, partly because of the story it failed to tell. "There are ways to keep customers and investors and the public engaged in your story even if you're not delivering," says Asst. Prof. Jo-Ellen Pozner of the Haas Management of Organizations Group. (Also at Top Tech News)

Business Insider
July 16
This creepy graphic of the 'ideal' woman proves once more that the 'Golden Ratio' is bunk science
People don’t actually prefer women's face shapes defined by the Golden Ratio, or facial mapping that determines who has the most “perfect" face. The article cites research co-authored by former Berkeley-Haas Assoc. Marketing Prof. Priya Raghubir, who studied the package shapes preferred by consumers.

Silicon Valley Business Journal
July 15
Meet the class of 2016's 40 Under 40
Jeana Bisnar Maute, BS 06, an associate with Gibson, Dunn, & Crutcher, was included in this year's top "40 Under 40" list. (Subscription required)

India West
July 15
Technology reshaping world, says Infosys CEO at UC Berkeley conference
“We are always afraid of automation displacing jobs, but in fact, technology creates jobs, frees up bandwidth from mundane tasks, and unleashes our creativity and the ability to innovate,” said Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka at the inaugural Berkeley-Haas US-India conference.
Financial Times
July 15, 2016
The man who put ‘Pokémon Go’ on the map

Back in 2005, millions of consumers saw their homes from space for the first time using Google Earth. In charge of the launch of that was John Hanke, MBA 96, whose experience in building both multiplayer games and digital mapping services has made Pokémon Go a hit. (FT article also referenced at the Guardian and Vanity Fair)

Business Because
July 15
Social entrepreneurs are being pumped out of elite business schools - here's why
Business schools say they are seeing a surge in interest in social entrepreneurship among MBA students. Ben Mangan, executive director of the Center for Social Sector Leadership says, "The shift is part of a much broader desire to achieve social impact through whatever you spend your time on."

Financial Times
July 14
Something for the weekend

Researchers have found that even though overconfidence can have a negative impact on decision making and performance, it is often rewarded. "People who believed they were better than others, even when they weren’t, were given a higher place in the social ladder," says Prof. Cameron Anderson, Lorraine Tyson Mitchell Chair in Leadership & Communication at the Haas Management of Organizations. Researchers suggest organizations should use objective measures of performance.

UtilityDive
July 14
How well do consumers understand rooftop solar economics?

At a Federal Trade Commission meeting to examine competition and consumer protection issues raised by the growth of solar, Severin Borenstein, the E.T. Grether Chair of Business Administration and Public Policy, argued that there is no connection between net metering and value. "When we get to the point that rates reflect the real costs and real benefits, it is quite possible it could kill or greatly reduce (distributed generation) solar installations," he said.

India Times
July 14
Everything you need to know about John Hanke - the man who broke the internet with Pokémon Go

At Berkeley-Haas, John Hanke, MBA 96, co-founded one of the first online games that allowed people to play together in the virtual world, then went on to work on Google Maps, Earth, and Street View. (Also at Irish Times)

SearchCIO
July 14
In business-model innovation, cloud computing is imperative

As our world becomes increasing volatile, enterprises must adapt in different ways to enhance competitiveness. The author quotes Henry Chesbrough, faculty director at the Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation.

Time
July 13
Meet the mastermind behind this summer's Pokémon craze

"Maybe it’s going to be a bit before we’re comfortable with what an augmented reality future can do for us," says John Hanke, MBA 96. "But frankly it’s already a lot of really positive things, at the end of the day, and that’s a good thing."

Financial Times
July 13
Advertisers set for a piece of ‘Pokémon Go’ action

John Hanke, MBA 96 and chief executive of developer Niantic, said "sponsored locations" would provide a new revenue stream, in addition to in-app purchases of virtual items.

Poets & Quants for Undergrads
July 13
Schools that deliver the highest ROI for business majors
When it comes to the value of an undergraduate business degree, Berkeley-Haas towers above everyone else. PayScale data indicates that in-state Berkeley business majors can expect a 20-year return of $1.27M on their bachelor’s degrees; out-of-state students can expect $1.17M.

BisNow
July 13
BisNow honors Bay Area power women: Part 5
Rhonda Diaz Caldewey, MBA 88, is profiled in this series highlighting top leaders in Bay Area commercial real estate. Caldeway came to real estate on the recommendation of another Haas alum. She says she loves her industry because it allows her to collaborate with creative people who can make a difference enhancing neighborhoods and communities.

Poets & Quants
July 13
The Haas MBA behind Pokémon Go
"For all the naysayers who pooh-pooh the notion that you shouldn't go to business school to become an entrepreneur, here's an introduction to John Hanke," the author writes. Hanke, MBA 96, wrote his application essay on the opportunities in interactive gaming and technology. He says Haas gave him the skills and confidence to become an entrepreneur.

New Yorker
July 12, 2016
Pokémon Go will make you crave augmented reality
It started as an April Fool's joke: Google released a video mashup of Google Maps and Pokémon and it went viral, drawing more than 18 million views. "We thought, Why not try and make it real?" John Hanke told the New Yorker. 

Business Because
July 12
MBA grads are quitting their jobs to found the next Uber or Airbnb
The vast majority of graduates' companies raised at least a third of their equity from private investors, instead of family and friends. At Berkeley-Haas, 82% of ventures secured at least one-third of funds from private backers, according to the article.

New York Times
July 11
Pokémon Go brings augmented reality to a mass audience
John Hanke, MBA 96, said he didn’t have exact numbers for Pokémon Go players, but that it was safe to say it will be "quite a bit beyond" the 1.5 million users his previous game, Ingress, has.

Le Temps (French language)
July 11
The entrepreneur: a lone rider who knows to surround himself with the best
The article begins with a quote from 'The Art of the Start," by Guy Kawasaki, an executive fellow at Berkeley-Haas and chief evangelist at Canva. 

Cluster Industrial (Spanish language)
July 11
Open innovation and development strategy in the Mexican auto parts sector
It's crucial to question how innovation can maintain the competitiveness of the auto parts sector, the author writes, citing seminal work by Henry Chesbrough, faculty director at the Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation.

Biofuels Digest
July 10
Who’ll stop the rain?: the road to a biobased fix for carcinogenic PFCs
The article cites a case study co-authored by Robert Strand, Executive Director of the Haas Center for Responsible Business, which looks at Patagonia as an example of how companies are seeking a route out of using toxic chemicals without sacrificing performance.

Baltimore Sun
July 9
For players like Raven Justin Forsett, business provides a safety net
Forsett said he began to think seriously about life after football during his senior year at UC Berkeley, where Haas Finance Group lecturer Stephen Etter became his mentor.

Outside
July 8
The race to build the world's first totally green high-performance gear
New regulations on toxic substances will affect gear and apparel makers. Patagonia partnered with Berkeley-Haas to hold a competition in which teams of graduate students were challenged to design a less toxic water repellent.

The Hindu
July 8
India, U.S. will weather trade disputes: Farrell
At the India-US conference at Berkeley-Haas, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Asia at the U.S. Department of Commerce Diane Farrell spoke to the paper on trade problems and the relationship between the countries. 

Poets & Quants
July 8
Listen to P&Q live, our new weekly podcast
In this audio interview, Dean Rich Lyons addresses the impact of the school’s culture-driven strategy, centered on the four Defining Principles, and reveals the considered fifth principle that didn’t pass muster.

ValueWalk (video)
July 8
Thornton O’Glove: "Quality of Earnings" 
In this Google talk, Thornton O'Glove, MBA 66, covers a wide range of investing topics, including the art of financial deviation analysis, the least complex and best way to invest in the stock market on a long-term basis, and an independent prediction about Berkshire Hathaway’s future.

BizEd
July/August 2016 issue
Women enjoy crowdfunding success
While women still have a harder time than men do when it comes to securing bank loans and receiving funding from venture capitalists, they're ahead of them in one particular area: crowdfunding. A study by Asst. Prof. Andreea Gorbatai in the Haas Management of Organizations Group found that women are better at crafting the kind of emotional language that will appeal to donors.California Magazine
July 7
Campus vigil for student killed by terrorist attack in Bangladesh
At a vigil for Berkeley student Tarishi Jain, one of the 20 victims of the July 2nd Bangladesh terrorist attack, Tina Jabeen, MBA 95, spoke on behalf of the Bangladeshi community and the many South Asian groups active in human rights. 

Business Insider UK
July 7
This company is pulling in $125 million in sales by cooking up a solution to sad school lunches
A decade after its launch, Revolution Foods serves 1.5 million healthy meals per week to kids at 1,000 schools in more than 30 cities nationwide. Founders Kristin Groos Richmond and Kirsten Saenz Tobey, both MBA 06, defined their product at Berkeley-Haas. (Also at Yahoo! Finance)

The Best of our Knowledge (audio)
July 7
In this Academic Minute public radio segment, Virtues, vices and political influence, Postdoctoral Fellow Leanne ten Brinke discusses research co-authored with Asst. Prof. Sameer Srivastava of the Haas Management of Organizations Group. She talks about whether virtues or vices make for a more influential politician. (Also at Inside Higher Ed)

Ghana Web
July 7
If I knew it would be this hard, I wouldn’t have started Ashesi - Awuah
The university founded by Patrick Awuah, MBA 99, may now be on top, but it took extraordinary persistence to get it there. "To be honest with you it took a little bit of naivety to get started," the former Microsoft employee says. 

San Francisco Chronicle
July 6
Californians are driving more, which is bad for climate change
Though the technology exists to meet Gov. Jerry Brown's goal of cutting gasoline use in half by 2030, Severin Borenstein, the E.T. Grether Chair of Business Administration and Public Policy, is skeptical that it will happen without drastic measures. Gas is cheap, and Californians are putting more miles on the road. (Also at Government Technology)

Huffington Post
July 6
3 go-to techniques for primary market research
Lecturer Steve Blank brought a sea change in the way technology entrepreneurs do business, writes the author. Rather than plow ahead with a technology-led process, most entrepreneurs have embraced "customer development."

Business Day
July 5
Why you do not get super-rich
study by Prof. Terrance Odean, Rudd Family Foundation Chair in the Haas Finance Group, helps explain how people suffer from an "attribution bias"—they attribute success to their own abilities, and failures to external things they can’t do anything about.

Business 2 Community
July 5
25 experts share the top content marketing trends for 2017
"Live video, live video, and live video," says Guy Kawasaki, an executive fellow at Berkeley-Haas and chief evangelist at Canva. (Also at MarketingBuddy.)

Fortune 
July 3
What the Air Force can teach American business
Skipping rank to give responsibility to the most skilled person can offer younger officers crucial management and leadership skills via experiential learning. "This is a great opportunity to develop future leaders on the job," said Senior Lecturer Homa Bahrami of the Haas Management of Organizations Group.

Entrepreneur
July 1
6 success secrets from the most influential tech CEOs
The first item on the list, from Berkeley-Haas Lecturer Steve Blank, is "Know your tech." Says Blank, "Startups are not just about the idea, they're about testing and implementing the idea."

Country Living
July 1
5 ways Brexit will change real estate in the United States
Brexit's most obvious and important impact on the US is how it will affect the interest rate channel—and consequentially, home mortgages. "Because of the uncertainty on the horizon, interest rates are likely to be even lower for even longer," says Asst. Prof. Christopher Palmer of the Haas Real Estate Group.

Comstock's
July 1, 2016
Why crowdsourced branding is a bad idea
The author writes that when it comes to branding, crowdsourcing might leave you with a lot of mediocre work. Guy Kawasaki, an executive fellow at Berkeley-Haas and chief evangelist at Canva, crowdsourced a cover for his 2011 book, but ended up picking a professionally designed version. 

The Registry
June 28
Ken Rosen on Brexit: Much Ado About Nothing
Recent upheaval is "an overreaction," says Kenneth Rosen, chairman of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics. "Over the next week markets will stabilize with very little effect. If it continues to stay down, and if the capital market seizes up, it will create a negative effect; we have to wait," he says.
Inside Higher Ed (audio)
July 1
Virtues, vices and political influence
Postdoctoral Fellow Leanne ten Brinke discusses work, co-authored with Asst. Prof. Sameer Srivastava of the Haas Management of Organizations Group, which addresses whether virtues or vices make for a more influential politician.

Science Guide (Dutch link)
July 1
Silicon Valley as an extreme example
Visiting scholar Frans Nauta discusses the role accelerators play in developing a regional ecosystem for startups.

Fast Company
June 30
Why the Queen Bee theory is BS
This article cites research showing that women leaders support each other as they ascend the corporate ladder. It mentions a study by Assist. Prof. Sameer Srivastava which found that women reporting to female managers experienced a "slightly negative" salary impact. 

San Jose Mercury News
June 30
The year that everything became clear
In a "from the archives" feature republished from 1993, Marketing Prof. Emeritus Rashi Glazer commented on the "clear" soda craze. Clear soda mimics purity and people are "more motivated by appearances than substance," he says.

CBS SF Bay Area
June 29
Cybersecurity risks facing your startup
Arturo Perez-Reyes, a Berkeley-Haas lecturer and vice president at HUB International, writes that in an age where nearly all business transactions are electronic, it's critical to protect small business information from cyber thieves.

Sputnik News
June 29
It's all about demand: two unconventional ways to reset European economy
An article co-written by Prof. Laura Tyson, director of the Institute for Business & Social Impact, notes that the United Kingdom’s referendum decision to leave the European Union only strengthens the case for more stimulus and unconventional economic measures in Europe.

Plastics News
June 29
Closing the loop in India
Mani Vajipey, BCEMBA 12, who left California to tackle the enormous problem of plastic waste in India with his recycling company Banyan, just received $800,000 in funding. 

The Atlantic
June 28
Why America's business majors are in desperate need of a liberal-arts education
Students are clamoring for degrees that will help them secure jobs in a shifting economy, but to succeed in the long term they'll also need skills taught in a rigorous liberal arts programs, this article contends. All students need to develop a questioning mindset, says Erika Walker, Assistant Dean of the Berkeley-Haas Undergraduate Program.

Fortune
June 28
Impact investing takes hold on business school campuses
Asst. Prof. Adair Morse of the Haas Finance Group says impact investing is endemic to the Berkeley-Haas identity. Seren Pendleton-Knoll, program director of the Berkeley-Haas Center for Responsible Business, as well as Danielle Reed, MBA 15, and Zeina Fayyaz, MBA 16, also comment on the work they are doing in impact investing.

Bankrate
June 27
So you've got money in a British bank
The economic impact of the British vote to exit the EU is unclear. "It's potentially huge, and it's potentially nothing, and there's a lot of distance in between," says Ross Levine, Willis H. Booth Chair in Banking and Finance at the Haas Economic Analysis and Policy Group.

Financial Times
June 26
Body language predicts dodgy hedge funds
In new research, postdoctoral fellow Leanne ten Brinke found that investors can spot important clues about the future performance of their hedge fund manager based on facial expressions and temperament. The research was co-authored by TeamCo Advisers, a company that invests in hedge funds. (Also at Chief Investment Officer.)

Financial Times 
June 26
New FT ranking: US business schools excel at MBA start-up spirit
Berkeley-Haas placed sixth in this 2nd-annual ranking of the best MBA programs for entrepreneurship. The data is from a survey of students who graduated in 2012.

Project Syndicate
June 26
Jumpstarting Europe's economy
Prof. Laura Tyson, director of the Institute for Business & Social Impact, says that a surprising number of mainstream economists and politicians endorse monetary financing of stimulus measures in different forms.

Beat the GMAT
June 26
How these Haasies landed jobs at McKinsey, BCG, Apple, Facebook, and Google
Five MBA 16s—Stacey Eryn Chin, Olivia Anglade, Armin Hoebart, Sean Patrick Doyle, and Mohsin Alvi—are featured in this article about getting offers from top employers after graduation.

Forbes
June 25
The Tesla and Solar City merger is rooted in battery derangement disorder
The article cites a study by Severin Borenstein, the E.T. Grether Chair of Business Administration and Public Policy, and Assoc. Prof. Lucas Davis, Harold Furst Chair in Management Philosophy and Values. They found that of the nearly $20 billion in alternative energy subsidies deployed over the past eight years for electric cars, rooftop solar, and the like, the top income quintile received 60 percent of that money overall and got 90 percent of EV subsidies.

Nutra Ingredients USA
June 24
Careful market research underlies hangover product's launch
Bright Day founder Sharrifah Al-Salem and David Firth-England, both EMBA 15s, said that making a hangover prevention supplement that was backed by scientific research was important for their startup.

Poets & Quants for Executives
June 24
EMBA leaders talk experiential learning
Jamie Breen, assistant dean and executive director of the EMBA program, welcomed more than 60 administrators and faculty from over 20 executive MBA programs to Berkeley-Haas to discuss the future of experiential learning.Wall Street Journal
June 23
Hopsy taps $1.1 million for craft beer delivery
Hopsy, founded by Sebastien Tron, MBA 15, started a beer delivery business in 2014 to provide fresh local craft beers that are unavailable in many stores. Ironfire Ventures provided the seed funding round.

CXO Today
June 23
Meet the world's 12 highest-paid tech CEOs
Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen, MBA 93, makes the list of the world's 12 highest-paid tech CEOs.

Public Power Daily
June 23
APPA’s Mosher weighs in on solar, distributed generation at FTC workshop
With the new proliferation of solar and other distributed energy resources, some say the electricity grid is no longer needed. But Severin Borenstein, the E.T. Grether Chair of Business Administration and Public Policy at Berkeley-Haas, says that we need the grid even more because now power is two-way, flowing from the customer to the utility, as well as from the utility to the customer.

IEEE Spectrum
June 23
Electrification causes economic growth, right? Maybe not
A study co-authored by doctoral students Louis Preonas and Fiona Burlig for the Energy Institute at Haas found that electrification is not transforming rural India in the way people expected.

EPS News
June 23
Supply chain faces value creation imperative
Supply chains are so complicated that no one organization can solve them, according to Adj. Prof. Henry Chesbrough, Faculty Director of the Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation. Instead, solutions emerge from interdependent partners through the process of “open innovation,” a term Chesbrough coined.

Santa Clarita Valley Signal
June 23
Senior Center hires new executive director
Kevin MacDonald, MBA 91, was named executive director of the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center. He previously spent over two decades as the executive director of The Arc in Los Angeles and Orange Counties.

Poets & Quants
June 22
Haas full-time MBA applications up 12%
Dean Rich Lyons cites multiple reasons for the application increase, including a rise in the rankings, the addition of the new North Academic Building, and the appeal of the Berkeley-Haas culture. “While our culture-led approach—a mainstay of the school’s strategy—has been in place for five years now, our four defining principles and the culture they represent recently became the No. 1 positive influence factor among our admits for choosing Haas over the competition,” he said.

Bloomberg
June 22
San Francisco's housing mania may have finally reached its limit
Broader tech consolidation could lead to job cuts that will hurt home prices and rents, said Kenneth Rosen, chairman of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics. (Also in Yahoo! Finance)

California Magazine
June 21
The megaproject curse: why thinking costs will "only double" may be too optimistic
Nobel Laureate and Berkeley-Haas Prof. Emeritus Oliver Williamson says that public megaprojects like the Bay Bridge reconstruction come with many hidden costs and delays should be expected. "So going into a megaproject thinking it can be done for ‘only’ double the original estimate is probably overly optimistic.”

Poets & Quants
June 21
2016 MBAs to watch: Angela Steele, UC Berkeley (Haas)
Amy Hornstein, Director of Student Affairs, calls Angela Steele, MBA 16, the embodiment of the Haas Defining Principles. Steele served as vice president for diversity and led an effort to make the full-time MBA program more inclusive for underrepresented minorities.

The Hindu
June 20
Plan to set up premier digital, innovation centres in State
Solomon Darwin, executive director of Garwood Center, visited India to discuss government plans to set up an International Institute of Digital Technology in Tirupati and an Innovation and Technology Park at Andhra University, which will have ties to Berkeley-Haas. (Also at Financial Express)

Greentech Media
June 20
Are global goals to end energy poverty by 2030 doomed with a centralized approach?
Catherine Wolfram, the Cora Jane Flood Professor of Business Administration and faculty director of the Energy Institute at Haas, says the majority of non-grid-connected households in Kenya want appliances like televisions and radios that are beyond the reach of many off-grid solar systems.

Japan Times
June 19
Why it pays off to hire women as managers
Didier Andre Guillot, a former teaching assistant at Berkeley-Haas who is now associate professor at Fukui Prefectural University, urges male managers in Japanese companies to hire and promote women.

San Francisco Chronicle
June 19
Trump’s business skills not translating to political world
Trump likes to take business risks, says Asst. Prof. Jo-Ellen Pozner of the Haas Management of Organizations Group. But the rules that apply to business don't apply to politics, she says. (subscription required)

Clear Admit
June 19
6 things that make being an MBA dad the best
Sam Becerra, MBA 17, and Dan Schoening, MBA 16, share their experiences as dads at Berkeley-Haas. "My daughter got to spend her first year with this unbelievable Haas family," Schoening says.

Wall Street Journal
June 17
Want to pay less in your online shopping? Search more
Paying less requires people to search extensively before they buy, says Prof. Steven Tadelis, Joe Shoong Chair in International Business, who co-authored a recent study on online shopping habits.

NPR Marketplace
June 17
Rent rises nudge CPI higher
Asst. Prof. Christopher Palmer, of the Haas Real Estate Group, discusses why people are devoting more of their income to rent in urban areas. “If you are a developer in one of these markets and you finally are able to pony up for all of the land, with construction costs being what they are, you’re going to build the thing that is going to be most financially feasible for you," he said. "And it just doesn’t pay right now to build workforce housing.”

Bloomberg
San Francisco's housing mania may have finally reached its limit
June 17
Broader tech industry consolidation may lead to job cuts that will hurt home prices and rents, said Kenneth Rosen, chairman of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics at Berkeley-Haas. (Also in The Standard Examiner)

Entrepreneur (video)
June 16
Women are better crowdfunders than men. Here's why.
In this video "Crowdfund with Cat," Senior Writer Catherine Clifford cites research by Asst. Prof. Andreea Gorbatai that found an advantage in the way women's crowdfunding pitches appeal to other women, partly because of their distinct writing style and word choice.

Traders
June 16
Meet the next generation of TCA
This article cites research by Prof. Terrence Hendershott of the Haas Finance Group. The paper provides evidence on the benefits of faster proprietary data feeds from stock exchanges over the regulated "public" consolidated data feeds.

CEO Forum Group
June 15
The market for virtue
Corporate Social Responsibility has played a part in some companies' practices—and will continue to influence them. But little is to be gained by exaggerating its accomplishments or potential, says David J. Vogel, the Solomon P. Lee Chair in Business Ethics at Berkeley-Haas. Vogel's ideas are discussed in this interview with Starbuck's Charlie Baker, who runs a CSR program for the company.

Business Insider
June 14
After seeing the results of a clever psychological study, I'm considering making a major change to my daily commute
study co-authored by Assist. Prof. Juliana Schroeder of the Haas Management of Organizations Group found that people are much happier on their commutes when they engage another passenger in conversation. Also in Business Insider Australia.

San Francisco Business Times
June 14
How to coach the workplace like Steve Kerr does the Warriors
Warriors coach Steve Kerr knows how to shift players into the right roles on the court when his stars are performing poorly, says Jennifer Chatman, Paul J. Cortese Distinguished Professor of Management. "The team has a lot of confidence in itself and does not follow what we would call a 'star model,'" she says.

E&N (Spanish link)
June 14
8 (surprising) studies from the world of business
A study co-authored by Assoc. Prof. Gustavo Manso found that a combination of tolerance for early failure and reward for long-term success is an effective way to foster innovation.

Fortune
June 14
The Best and Brightest Executive MBAs of 2016

Mark Gorenflo and Sally Allain, EMBA 16s, are included in the Poets & Quants Best & Brightest Executive MBA list for 2016.

Dermascope Magazine
June issue
Catherine Atzen - a legend
Catherine Atzen, BCEMBA 07, is on the cover of this issue, published by the Aesthetics International Association. Atzen has had a long, successful career as a skin care entrepreneur. She's also credited with coining the term "day spa."

Space Daily
June 14
What's driving the next generation of green products?
In a new study, Ganesh Iyer, Edgar F. Kaiser Chair in Business Administration, found that consumers may choose to buy sustainable products to make themselves appear socially responsible to others.

El Empresario (Spanish link)
Sympathy plays against your business
Prof. Laura Kray, the Warren E. and Carol Spieker Chair in Leadership and a member of the Haas Management of Organizations Group, found that during negotiations, when one party conveys information with emotional reasons behind it, the other party is more likely to develop sympathy, be more willing to compromise, and find creative solutions.

Deccan Chronicle
June 12
So, let's talk green: cool homes, hot planet
As people become richer worldwide, air conditioner use is rising, says Assoc. Prof. Lucas Davis of the Economic Analysis and Policy Group. Air conditioner sales are increasing in India, Indonesia, and Brazil by between 10 and 15 percent every year. This increase comes with a massive energy demand, and big environmental impact.

 

Eater
June 9
Tawla wants to upgrade SF's view of Mediterranean food
Former Google employee Azhar Hashem, MBA 07, moves from high-tech marketing to food, launching Mediterranean restaurant Tawla in San Francisco.

Clear Admit
June 9
How these Haasies landed jobs at McKinsey, BCG, Apple, Facebook and Google
Stacey Eryn Chin, Olivia Anglade, Armin Hoebart, Sean Patrick Doyle, and Mohsin Alvi, all MBA 16s, discuss their experiences at Berkeley-Haas and the path to landing jobs at some of Silicon Valley's hottest companies. Chin noted that she "was really struck by the defining principles, especially "confidence without attitude." "These principles really are something that is lived and breathed within the campus culture."

Bustle
June 9
11 ways to tell if someone is telling you the truth, according to science
Our instincts for spotting a lie are fairly strong, but our conscious minds sometimes let us judge the situation the wrong way, according to research by Assoc. Prof. Dana Carney of the Haas Management of Organizations Group, and Postdoctoral Fellow Leanne ten Brinke.

Economic Times
June 9
23 CEOs, US Secretary of Commerce attend business roundtable with PM Narendra Modi
Robert Ford, EMBA 15 and executive vice president at healthcare company Abbott, was one of 23 execs who sat down with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Washington.

Info Hightech (French link)
June 9
Wristify: the wearable thermoelectric device that regulates the use of energy
A story on a new device that aims to reduce energy use by helping people regulate their body temperature cites research on the rapid increase in air conditioning use from Assoc. Prof. Lucas Davis of the Economic Analysis and Policy Group and Prof. Paul Gertler, Li Ka Shing Foundation Chair in Health Management. 

CNBC
June 8
Cramer Remix: The more this stock rallies, the better the US economy will do
Mad Money host Jim Cramer interviews Back to the Roots founders Nikhil Arora and Alejandro Velez, both BS 09, about the $10 million Series A funding round they just received. The two founded the company after hearing Berkeley-Haas Lecturer Alan Ross speak on the potential to grow gourmet mushrooms in recycled coffee grounds.

Mercury News
June 8
Oakland hills resident invents new hit toy for girls
Laurie Peterson, MBA 11, won the Rising Star toy designer award at the 8th annual Toy & Game Inventor Award Show for creating a building system constructed of magnetic wooden tiles, along with dolls to act out stories.

Harvard Business Review
June 8
Why rich people aren't as happy as they could be
UC Berkeley psychology Prof. Dacher Keltner, who has taught at Berkeley-Haas, has found that as we grow wealthier, we value independence more and social connectedness less.

Forbes
June 7
Forbes Under 30 Summit Asia: road to success panel
Steven Lam, BS 10 and founder of logistics company GoGoVan, discusses his transition from high school dropout to successful entrepreneur.

Simply Neon
June 7
Insomniac’s CFO John Boyle discusses the state of dance music & EDMbiz 2016
John Boyle, BCEMBA 09 and CFO of event company Insomniac, talks about business growth opportunities within the worldwide dance music scene in Asia, South America, and eastern Europe.

U.S. News & World Report
June 6
11 ways President Trump's tax plan could affect Americans
Although a big tax break for the top 5% of Americans could lead to less tax dodging and more investment, reducing the tax rate could also cause an "enormous" tax deficit, says Ross Levine, Willis H. Booth Chair in Banking and Finance in the Haas Economic Analysis and Policy Group in an analysis of the Trump plan. (Also at Yahoo! Finance)

Challenges (French link)
June 5
MBA: Oxford, INSEAD or Berkeley — make your choice
The article recommends the Berkeley-Haas MBA program, mentioning its strengths in management and technology. 

San Francisco Chronicle
June 4
Uber’s Saudi cash prepares company for competition but draws fire
Uber raised eyebrows when it announced Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund would invest $3.5 billion. But Adjunct Assoc. Prof. Kellie A. McElhaney of the Institute for Business & Social Impact says the deal might have the potential to create positive social change.

Clear Admit
June 4
Berkeley-Haas appoints new assistant dean of full-time MBA program and admissions
Peter Johnson spent 11 years in MBA admissions before accepting a job with the Central European University in Budapest. Now, he's returned to Berkeley-Haas.

Fast Company
June 3
The counterintuitive (but effective) way to score a raise
Assoc. Prof. Gustavo Manso tracked people’s earnings over time and found that those who were self-employed for a period of time and then re-entered the traditional workforce were not penalized financially. The paper is forthcoming in the Review of Financial Studies

India West
June 3
Career moves
Shankar Venkataraman, MBA 00, has joined Marketo, a provider of engagement marketing software and solutions, as chief scientist.

China Daily
June 3
Pushing for change with a passion
Joseph Jimenez, MBA 84 and CEO of Novartis, says a focus on innovation can help guard against a sharp decline in revenues when drug patents expire.

Knowledge@Wharton
June 3
Kitchen to grocery store: what makes a food startup work?
Passion for a product is important, but it doesn't replace effort and sound management skills, says entrepreneur and investor William Rosenzweig, a social impact fellow and lecturer at Berkeley-Haas. “I’m looking for people who manage or punch way above their weight and experience.”

Huffington Post Business
June 2
Entrepreneurs are everywhere, show No. 31: Congressmen Dan Lipinski and Seth Moulton
In a transcript of his Sirius CM radio show, Berkeley-Haas Lecturer Steve Blank says that lean launch methodologies—which have changed the way science is commercialized—are now changing how we keep Americans safe in the US and around the world.

Inc. 
June 1
What you need to know about socially responsible investing
Socially responsible investing by individuals may not make a difference, says Prof. David J. Vogel, the Solomon P. Lee Chair in Business Ethics in the Business and Public Policy Group. "The number of social investors is too small to affect share prices," he says.

Vox: Centre for Economic Policy Research
June 1
Geographic expansion reduces banks’ risk: new evidence
Economists differ on whether the geographic expansion of a bank’s activities reduces risk. Ross Levine, Willis H. Booth Chair in Banking and Finance in the Haas Economic Analysis and Policy Group, co-authored research on whether diversification causes lower risk in banking, or whether safer banks are also just more diversified.

strategy+business
June 1
The chrysalis effect
Successful startups reach a point when they must shed their early management ways and move to “a radically different stage during which the company suddenly shifts from ‘searching for a business model’ to ‘executing one,'" says Berkeley-Haas Lecturer Steve Blank.

Business Game Changers (audio link)
June 1
China's economy has bypassed the U.S. - it's time to pay attention
Coco Kee, MBA 02, discusses both the incredible opportunities and the regulatory pitfalls of doing business in China. Kee, co-founder of Kee Global Advisors, has more than 20 years experience helping companies from the US, Europe, and China with global expansion.

MedicalXPress
June 1
Research examines the social benefits of getting into someone else's head
New research in "mind-reading motivation," co-authored by postdoctoral fellow Tanya Vacharkulksemsuk, has implications for advertising and relationships. (Also at University at Buffalo News Center, Hindustan Times, and Science Daily)

Huffington Post
June 1, 2016
LinkedIn for veterans: 6 tips for a better profile
At an event held by the Berkeley-Haas Alumni Society for veterans in the Silicon Valley area, advice was offered to veterans on how to improve their LinkedIn profiles.

CNN
June 1
Researchers explore the science of awe
UC Berkeley psychology Prof. Dacher Keltner, who has lectured at Berkeley-Haas, published a landmark study in 2003 on the social and emotional functions of awe, reporting that it appeared to increase people's feelings of connectedness and willingness to help others. (also at the Huffington Post)

MIT Technology Review
May 31
How Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant will make money off you

Amazon, Apple and Google probably aren’t very concerned about their business models for virtual assistants just yet, says Steven Tadelis, Joe Shoong Chair in International Business. “Right now these are complementary products that enhance an already existing relationship that the consumer has,” he says, adding: “I wouldn’t be surprised if two or three years from now they find ways to monetize that we couldn’t even dream of." (also at Curbed)

GreenBiz
May 31
The 2016 GreenBiz 30 under 30
Liz Lowe, MBA 15, innovation lead in sustainability & corporate responsibility, is helping Adobe stay ahead on the curve by using perks and incentives to encourage sustainability.

Wall Street Daily
May 30
Triple-leveraged ETFs carry wealth risks
A 2000 study of over 66,000 household brokerage accounts co-authored by Prof. Terrance Odean, Rudd Family Foundation Chair in the Haas Finance Group, found that most active investors underperformed. Overtrading—likely resulting from overconfidence—was a prime culprit.

Moneylife
May 30
'On Like Donkey Kong': How a dubious Super PAC boosted a questionable penny stock
Christine Parlour, Sylvan C. Coleman Chair in Finance and Accounting in the Haas Finance Group, said CrossClick Media, a startup that claimed to have a contract with a super PAC called "Voters for Hillary," had "absolutely no revenue and no business plan."

Business Because
May 30
McKinsey, BCG just urged MBAs to explore big data—here's why they're hiring analytics talent
With a boom in digital consulting underway, Lecturer Gregory La Blanc of the Haas Economic Analysis and Policy Group and the Haas Finance Group, notes the "huge, unmet demand for data science."

Financial Times
May 29
Graduates are keen to hear tales of adversity from the famous
This round-up of MBA commencement speakers who addressed the topic of weathering career adversity includes Carrie Dolan, the CFO of Lending Club and a two-time Haas graduate, BS 87 and MBA 97.

Dutch News
May 28
The Next Web: making a quick app and a buck are not the answer
‘If you´re not working on something that you’re passionate about, it makes entrepreneurship harder. It´s easier to give up,’ says Danae Ringelmann, MBA 08, and an Indiegogo co-founder. 

Los Angeles Times
May 27
For Cirque, Disney and others, does standing up for LGBT rights require ethical acrobatics?
Prof. David J. Vogel, the Solomon P. Lee Chair in Business Ethics and a member of the Haas Business and Public Policy Group, says the potential pitfalls of corporate activism shouldn't discourage companies from making social and political stands.

Poets & Quants
May 27
The ultimate b-school test: how many MBA applicants want that class seat?
A rarely disclosed but important metric is the ratio between the number of applicants to an MBA program and the number of seats the program has available. Berkeley-Haas ranked second on this Poets & Quants list, with 14.6 applicants per seat.

Project Syndicate
May 27
Putting profits in perspective
Prof. Laura Tyson, director of the Institute for Business & Social Impact, says high profits are usually viewed as a sign of a company’s economic prowess—the result of innovation and efficiency forged by healthy competition. But, as a recent report by the US Council of Economic Advisers shows, high profits can have another cause: market concentration. (also at Shanghai Daily)

Fast Company
May 23
Reinventing the vending machine with healthy, local food
Megan Mokri, MBA 16, founded Byte, a startup that offers companies small fridges, loaded with locally made salads, cold-pressed juices, sandwiches, and coffee from local favorite Blue Bottle. Byte works with more than 150 offices in the Bay Area, including CBS, Autodesk, SolarCity, and the San Francisco SPCA.

KQED
May 20
Perspectives: Young parents
Daniel Shepard, who enters the undergraduate program at Berkeley-Haas this fall, started a family at age 19. In his Perspective, Shepard asks people to question the preconceived notions they have about young parents.

Poets & Quants
May 19
Haas drops MBA hype music video
There's no doubt which world-class MBA program has the best rappers: Berkeley-Haas, according to Poets & Quants. "You Only Haas Once" (YOHO), a rap performed in English and Korean is the work of Anthony Patterson (Ace) and Bomi Kim (Bomi), both MBA 16s. Dean Rich Lyons makes a cameo.

Fast Company
May 18
Why high-skilled freelancers are leaving corporate life behind
Lisa Baird, MBA 12, and a former principal designer at IDEO, writes that multi-skilled freelance knowledge workers—or "comprehensivists," — are increasingly able to replace a three- or four-person team at companies.

CNBC
May 18
Disrupting death: Why not become part of a mushroom patch?
An article by Berkeley-Haas Lecturer Lisa Suennen, managing partner at Venture Valkyrie Consulting, addresses innovative ways to approach end-of-life challenges.

El Observador (Spanish link)
May 18
Urugyuans in the tech mecca of Silicon Valley
The list of people to watch includes Rodrigo Sánchez Prandi, product manager at PayPal, and Federico Merino, head of large enterprise development at PayPal, both MBA 15.

Uncommon Wisdom Daily
May 18
Should the investment world be run by women?
Women are consistently better investors than men, the author writes, citing a study co-authored by Prof. Terrance Odean.

Sacramento Bee
May 17
Embrace Criterion and Mt. Beautiful wines
The Mt. Beautiful label wines produced by David Teece, Thomas W. Tusher Professor in Global Business, are "especially exciting," according to the reviewer. Teece and his wife, Leigh, started planting grapes in his native New Zealand in 2004 and made their first wines in 2007.

vator
May 17
Brett Wilson: Prioritize values above everything else
Brett Wilson, MBA 07, CEO and co-founder of TubeMogul, says companies should be as dogmatic about culture as they are about the products they build.

LinkedIn Pulse
May 17
How business school ruined me and how I am better because of it
Ryann Kopacka, MBA 16, who previously went to graduate school for engineering, reflects on how her time at Berkeley-Haas forced her to open up and explore a softer side of herself.

New Yorker
May 16
Feel me
UC Berkeley Psychology Prof. Dacher Keltner, who has taught at Haas, says the foundations of human relationships are all about touch. "Skin to skin, parent to child, touch is the social language of our social life," he says. "It lays a basis for embodiment in feeling."

Poets & Quants
May 16
The Best and Brightest MBAs in the class of 2016
Poets & Quants named Dan Fishman, Sarah Tait & Jen Fischer, all MBA 16s, to its annual Best & Brightest list. Also in Fortune.

Greentech Media
May 16
Energy jobs
In a talk at Berkeley-Haas, Sheldon Kimber, MBA 07 and former COO of Recurrent Energy, suggested that distributed renewable generation does not meet the societal goal of climate change mitigation.  

Business Because
May 16
Bain, BCG, and McKinsey are snapping up MBAs for social impact consulting - here's why
Ben Mangan, executive director of the Center for Social Sector Leadership (CSSL), says big consulting firms like Deloitte give full credit to young consultants who work on pro bono projects.

Beat the GMAT
May 14
Ideas to transform the world win big at business plan competitions
Berkeley-Haas kicked off a month of competitions, holding the final round of its Global Social Venture Competition in Bangkok, Thailand, April 1-2.

PharmaLive
May 13
The HBA Honors Its 2016 Woman Of The Year: Jennifer Cook Of Roche
Jennifer Cook, MBA 98, head of pharma, region Europe, for Roche, was named 2016 Woman of the Year by the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association. "Jennifer has built a stellar reputation for leadership and people development, inspiring and empowering other leaders within Roche’s pharma region in Europe and serving as a trusted mentor to employees throughout the company," the association said.

Asian Fortune
May 13
50 young Asian American stars in politics
Melissa Medina, BS 11, is the founder and CEO of appmyrep, a mobile platform that connects elected officials to citizens. She is also the Congressional Affairs Director of the Congressional App Challenge, a student competition organized by 116 members of Congress in 2015.

IndiaWest
May 12
Three Indian Americans named finalists in Ernst & Young ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ award for NorCal
Manish Chandra, MBA 95, founder and CEO of fashion reselling platform Poshmark, was among the finalists for Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year award.HR Hero
May 5
Mother’s Day 2015: a time to explore gender equality at work
Jennifer Chatman, Paul J. Cortese Distinguished Professor of Management, says employers should encourage men to take advantage of parental leave. "If men are also taking these same types of leaves, they won’t be viewed as unusual," she says.

Stanford Social Innovation Review
Spring 2016 issue
New MOOCs for Rising Leaders
Berkeley-Haas partnered with Amr Al-Dabbagh, CEO and chairman of Al-Dabbagh Group, to develop Philanthropy U, a free program for nonprofit leaders worldwide. Ben Mangan, executive director of the Haas School’s Center for Social Sector Leadership, says that for him and others at the Haas School, the chance to help create Philanthropy U “instantly made sense.”

Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Sciences
May 5
Yale team wins runner-up in Patagonia eco-innovation business case competition
The students competed in a national business case contest sponsored by Patagonia and Berkeley-Haas.

Money
May 4
6 smart investing tips from a totally trustworthy financial adviser: mom
Don't be so confident! Prof. Terrance Odean of the Haas Finance Group says overconfident investors sabotage themselves by trading too frequently.

Forbes 
May 3
Forget kibble - two young entrepreneurs are building a made-to-order pet food delivery business
The Farmer's Dog, a health-focused, subscription-based pet food delivery service co-founded by Jonathan Regev, BS 13, received $2 million in seed funding to build its operations.

CoinDesk
May 3
What's encouraging blockchain R&D? Barclays, Citi and more weigh in
Large financial institutions don't intend to miss out on investing in blockchain, a giant database that keeps track of who owns how much bitcoin. A panel discussion included Ian Lee, MBA 10, of the Citi Blockchain Working Group.

Forbes 
May 3
Financial advice from 3 top professors on national Teacher Appreciation Day
"The best financial advice I ever received was to pursue a PhD in finance,” says Prof. Terrance Odean of the Haas Finance Group.

Expansión (Spanish link)
May 3
Joseph Jimenez, the CEO of the "joint venture"
Joseph Jimenez, MBA 84 and CEO of Novartis, thinks a model of "shared risk" between pharmaceutical companies and medical providers is the way forward for healthcare. (Also at Noticias Mexicanos.)

CNBC
May 3
This is the best city for small business in America: survey
San Jose is the No. 1 best city for small business and the San Francisco-Oakland area is No. 2, partly because of the proximity to leading business schools such as Berkeley-Haas.

MedCity News
May 3
Reforming like it’s 1999: a healthcare homage to Prince
Venture capital investor and Berkeley-Haas lecturer Lisa Suennen rewrites the lyrics to the Prince song "1999" as an homage to healthcare reform.

East Bay Times
May 3
Sports scene: DVC swimming, DVC track and field, Berean Christian volleyball
Lucas Abbott, director of the Center for Young Entrepreneurs at Haas, is coaching volleyball at Berean Christian High School.

NPR
May 2
Biotech's Theranos offers a cautionary tale for Silicon Valley
Often a product is developed only after millions are invested at startups like Theranos. "The first job requires that you really sell (investors) on this big idea before it's actually in hand," says Asst. Prof. Jo-Ellen Pozner of the Haas Management of Organizations Group. (Also at KQED.)

Les Hommes Modernes (French link)
May 2
Want to look like a leader? Get some muscle!
Intelligence, wisdom, and charisma are not enough, according to research by Prof. Cameron Anderson, Lorraine Tyson Mitchell Chair in Leadership & Communication II at the Haas Management of Organizations Group, who found that muscular men were perceived to be better leaders.

Datanami
May 2
How big data improves logging and compliance
Joe Goldberg, MBA 96, writes that big data solutions can handle the volume, velocity, and variety of log and machine data that causes trouble for traditional security software. 

John Batchelor Show (audio link)
May 2
The constant validation spending economy
The radio show looks at the New York Times article about cruise ships, in which Prof. Steve Tadelis, Joe Shoong Chair in International Business, said that getting the stratification of services right for people with different income levels is difficult for companies.

Business Because
May 2
Here's how BCG, Citi, and elite b-schools are bringing women into the c-suite
Berkeley-Haas is among the top 12 business schools that enroll at least 40% women.

Business Because
May 2
Big data, cloud computing start-ups are tempting elite MBA students - here's why
Investors are pouring billions of dollars into small start-ups. Gleb Budman, MBA 99, founded Backblaze in 2007, and the company has reported five-year revenue growth of 917%.

San Francisco Business Times
April 29
Influential women 2016
Berkeley-Haas has eight alumnae on the 2016 SF Business Times' Top Women Business Leaders list: Kira Makagon, MBA 96, EVP, Innovation, RingCentral; Joy Chen, MBA 87, Chairman & CEO, H20+ Beauty; Susan Biglieri, BS 84, CFO, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers; Carrie Dolan, MBA 97, CFO, Lending Club; Sarah Krevans, MBA, MPH 84, CEO, Sutter Health; Cathy Langridge, MBA 02, VP, Finance, Sephora; Rhonda Diaz Caldewey, MBA 88, MD, Cushman & Wakefield; and Lynelle Cameron, MBA 01, President & CEO, Autodesk Foundation.

Project Syndicate
April 29
Preschool confidential
Everyone agrees on the importance of high-quality early childhood education, writes Prof. Laura Tyson, director of the Institute for Business & Social Impact. But important ideas are emerging about how to shape, finance, and scale future early education programs.

And a few from last week:

New York Times
April 23
Building a better breast pump, not a milking machine
Jeff Alvarez, MBA 14, has designed the first major improvement in breast-pump design in 60 years, the hospital-grade Smart Pump by Naya. It uses a water-based suction system that is more efficient and more closely resembles the sensation of natural breast-feeding. (Also at Tracy Press.)

Fast Company 
April 22
My company's unlimited vacation policy growing pains
Bhavin Parikh, MBA 10 and CEO of Magoosh, an online education startup, writes that flexible vacation policies come with their share of challenges for both employees and managers.

Inverse
April 21
Does Justin Trudeau's hotness matter? Yes, fitness makes him fit to lead
The quite fit Canadian Prime Minister is currently on the cover of GQ. Research by Prof. Cameron Anderson, Lorraine Tyson Mitchell Chair in Leadership & Communication II in the Haas Management of Organizations Group, found that muscular men were perceived to be better leaders than physically weak ones.

Hollywood Reporter
April 21
China exec who put $500M into Universal Pictures says "more to come"
Perfect World President Rong Chen, MBA 04, is building the company's Chinese television and film business and diversifying into the English-language film sector.

SFGate
April 21
Fire damages 2 apartment buildings in SF’s Mission District
Caitlyn Toombs, MBA 16, was woken by a fire alarm and had to rush to safety. No injuries were reported but residents of 22 apartment units were displaced.

mbaMission
April 21
Beyond the MBA classroom: bring your spouse and kids to UC Berkeley-Haas
The Partners' Club at Haas caters to the needs of MBA students’ significant others and children, and helps answer questions on everything from housing issues to community life.

myScience
April 20
American Academy of Arts and Sciences elects nine Berkeley faculty members
Prof. Ulrike M. Malmendier, the Edward J. and Mollie Arnold Professor of Finance, is one of nine UC Berkeley faculty members elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences this week.

ABC7
April 19
Is the Bay Area housing market headed for a downturn?
Assist. Prof. Christopher Palmer of the Haas Real Estate Group says it's not easy to determine if we're headed for a housing market downturn.

Fortune
April 19
What many entrepreneurs do wrong once their startup becomes successful
Berkeley-Haas Lecturer Steve Blank says that startups are inherently temporary organizations and founders must adapt to change as the company grows.

Eco-Business
April 19
Kimberly-Clark: Why sustainability matters
The global personal care firm has increased its sustainable business practices. The company's Sustainability Advisory Board includes Jo Mackness, Chief Strategy & Operating Officer and Senior Assistant Dean at Berkeley-Haas.

UC Santa Cruz Newscenter
April 19
Student entrepreneurs pitch business ideas at annual showcase in Silicon Valley
Lecturer Naeem Zafar gave the keynote address at the UCSC Business Design Showcase, which was held on April 12.

NPR All Tech Considered
April 18
A rare look inside the "gigafactory" Tesla hopes will revolutionize energy use
Prof. Severin Borenstein, the E.T. Grether Chair in Business Administration and Public Policy, agrees that Tesla's vision would be "a game changer for reducing greenhouse gas emissions" but there are some questions about practicality.

Beat the GMAT
April 18
Why you should visit an MBA program before applying
This article outlines three important steps you should take to make sure you get the most out of a campus visit.

Business Insider
April 17
The 22-year-old whiz kid who runs Apple's Twitter account shares his social media tips
One of the main people behind Apple's first major customer service social media account is Tai Tran, BS 16, who is also teaching two classes on social media to Haas undergraduates. (Also at SFGate.)

Poets & Quants
April 11
Should human rights be part of an MBA?
Faris Natour, director of the Human Rights & Business Initiative, part of the Center for Responsible Business, believes the new frontier of shared economies and micro-entrepreneurs will usher in new human rights frameworks and policies within organizations.

IScience Daily

April 8
How manufacturers win by not playing the field
Less can be more when it comes to the number of business-to-business relationships that manufacturers maintain, according to research by Asst. Prof. Panos N. Patatoukas of the Haas Accounting Group.

San Jose Mercury News
April 8
Even in Silicon Valley, encryption battle yields more yawns than yelps
Lara Purificación, who is attending Berkeley-Haas as an exchange student from Spain, says that if the Justice Department is going to mine data from iPhones to protect us from a threat, it should do it "at specific times when a threat is big, not just because you want to."

Forbes
April 6
Professor turned entrepreneur founds L2 to benchmark companies' digital IQ
Scott Galloway, MBA 92, discusses a career turning point when he met Berkeley-Haas Professor Emeritus David Aaker, who in 1991 wrote a book titled Managing Brand Equity. Enthralled with Aaker’s approach, Galloway started brand-strategy firm Prophet. Galloway sold the company for $30 million in 2003.

SF Gate
April 6
Clock is ticking as Oakland officials try to control skyrocketing rents
Asst. Prof. Christopher Palmer of the Haas Real Estate Group questioned the value of Oakland’s pause on rent increases. “How much can you really do in three months?” he said.

Call Centre Helper
April 6
Why powerful leaders fail
Citing research by Prof. Cameron Anderson, the Lorraine Tyson Mitchell Chair in Leadership & Communication II, and PhD candidate Angus Hildreth, the Call Centre Helper blogger writes that when powerful leaders work together they need to decide who's in charge.

San Francisco Chronicle
April 5
UC Berkeley’s sexist response to sexual harassment
Asst. Prof. Jo-Ellen Pozner of the Haas Management of Organizations Group and Adjunct Assoc. Prof. Kellie A. McElhaney of the Institute for Business and Social Impact write that appointing women to lead the University's change leadership efforts wrongly suggests that sexual harassment is a problem to be solved by women.

Inc.
April 5
HP's sleek new logo comes from a previous project
The article cites a 2004 essay "Managing Open Innovation" by Adj. Prof. Henry Chesbrough, faculty director of the Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation, who offers advice to companies that want to track ideas that stall internally.

Water Deeply
April 4
How to increase California's water efficiency
Robb Barnitt, EWMBA 14, applauds California's response to the drought, but notes that while "the emergency mandate won’t last that long—our actions and our investments will."

Greentech Media
April 5
Why does the media ignore grid-scale solar in Africa
Catherine Wolfram, the Cora Jane Flood Professor of Business Administration and faculty director of the Energy Institute at Haas, writes about Gigawatt Global, which just constructed and commissioned the largest solar power plant in East Africa.

El Financiero (Spanish language)
April 5
Welcome to Latin America, I'll be your guide
Gabriel Casillas, chief economist at Banorte-Ixe Bank in Mexico City, writes about attending and speaking at the 7th Latin American Business Conference at Berkeley-Haas. (Also in Entorno Inteligente.)

NASDAQ (video)
April 5
Interview with Mike Burkland, President and CEO of Five9
Mike Burkland, MBA 89, joined Five9 as president and CEO in January 2008. Since then, he has built a company that has experienced rapid growth in the cloud contact center software market.

 

Milenio.com (Spanish language)
April 4
Driving restrictions will not reduce pollution
Research in 2008 by Assoc. Prof. Lucas Davis of the Haas Economic Analysis and Policy Group on the effect of driving restrictions on air quality found that the policy does not work. "I see no reason why things will be different in 2016," he says.

Sacramento Bee
April 2
SMUD phasing in new rate plan based on demand
Sacramento home energy users could be among the first in California to pay rates that rise or fall based on the time of day that they consume energy. "It would hurt lower income people slightly more than wealthier people, but the difference is very minor," said Prof. Severin Borenstein, the E.T. Grether Chair in Business Administration and Public Policy.

The New York Times
April 1
The tampon of the future
According to a study by Prof. Toby Stuart, the Leo Helzel Chair in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, female academics in life sciences filed about 60 percent fewer patents than their male colleagues. “Men had more helpful social networks for getting ideas and commercial activities off the ground,” he says. (Also in
Impact Lab.)

ThinkAdvisor (registration required)
March 28
Putting millennials’ finances into focus
Prof. Ulrike M. Malmendier, Edward J. and Mollie Arnold Professor of Finance, found that those who experience low stock market performance early in life are less willing to take financial risk later in life.

Bloomberg
April 1
Amazon isn't threat to Staples-Office Depot, economist says
Prof. Carl Shapiro testified Friday in federal court in Washington, D.C., where Staples and Office Depot are defending their merger against a lawsuit from the Federal Trade Commission. "They're going to have more power" and can raise prices if they combine, Shapiro said. 

EconomyUp (Italy)
April 1
Darwin (Berkeley): "Italian SMEs are in the lead in the race for open innovation"
In an interview with this Italian-language publication, Solomon Darwin, executive director of the Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation, says Italy is ripe for open innovation because "the backbone of the Italian economy is small and medium-sized enterprises, which are more agile and more likely to change."

Bloomberg
March 31
Will you ever be able to buy your own home?
Home prices are surging around the world and it doesn’t get much worse than tech-fueled San Francisco. Prof. Kenneth Rosen, chairman of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics, talks real estate in this podcast.

World Bank Blogs
March 31
Weekly wire: the global forum
The blog highlights an article by Prof. Laura Tyson, director of the Institute for Business & Social Impact, in which she writes that "globalization is entering a new era, defined not only by cross-border flows of goods and capital, but also, and increasingly, by flows of data and information." (Also in the Gulf Times and the New Times)

Business Because
March 31
We met Amazon's chief MBA recruiter—here's how to get hired
The colossal e-commerce company hires double the number of top business school grads as its competitors. Tech compensation is high, notes Julia Min Hwang, Assistant Dean of MBA Career Management Group & Corporate Engagement, who says “perks have become more of a given.”

Investor's Business Daily
March 31
San Francisco's commercial-property frenzy shows signs of slowing
"It's the beginning of the change," says Prof. Kenneth Rosen, chairman of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics. "We're very early in the correction process. It's going to take several years to play out, and we don't know how deep it will be." (Also in Realty Today)

Business Because
March 31
MOOC platforms are filling the gaping business analytics talent void
"There is a huge unmet demand for data science," says Lecturer Gregory La Blanc of the Haas Economic Analysis & Policy Group and the Haas Finance Group. Haas runs a big data course for MBAs in cooperation with Accenture.

Fortune
March 29
The unexpected payoff of failure
There's an unexpected reward for those who try, and abandon, the entrepreneurial life. A new study by Assoc. Prof. Gustavo Manso proves that self-employment does, indeed, pay off—often in the form of higher wages when the person returns to work at another company. 

Business Because
March 29
Social impact careers At McKinsey, Google, Goldman are surging for MBAs—here's why
Lecturer Ben Mangan, Executive Director of the Haas Center for Social Sector Leadership, says opportunities to make an impact are growing at consultancies like Deloitte and McKinsey because firms are striving to attract and retain top talent. “Big companies see the desire among millennials to have more meaning,” he says.

MedCity News
March 29
Is the time right for digital therapeutics?
The search for ways to replace drugs and surgery with services is definitely on the upswing, writes venture capital investor and Berkeley-Haas Lecturer Lisa Suennen. That includes better nutrition, exercise, physical therapy, mindfulness, and targeted cognitive behavioral therapy.

Business Because
March 29
MBAs are flocking to fintech start-ups pioneering blockchain, artificial intelligence
As digital technology redefines financial services, business school students are keen to explore startups. Fintech is booming in California, according to Asst. Prof. Adair Morse of the Haas Finance Group.

India West
March 29
Barron’s Magazine Top 30 global CEOs include Shantanu Narayen, Anand Mahindra, Aditya Puri
Adobe Systems CEO Shantanu Narayen, MBA 93, has been named among the 10 new entries in the 2016 list of Barron’s Magazine’s "Top 30 CEOs of the World."

Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Economic Letter
March 28
Do local bond markets help fight inflation?
Domestic bond markets allow governments to inflate away their debt obligations, but they also may create bond holders with the influence and desire to demand lower stable inflation, writes Andrew Rose, the B.T. Rocca Jr. Professor of International Business at the Economic Analysis and Policy Group, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and Chair of the Faculty.

Contra Costa Times
March 28
Real estate: is the bubble going to burst?
"The high-tech boom we have is unsustainable," says Prof. Kenneth Rosen, chairman of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics. The only question, he adds, "is whether it's a minor decline or something more substantial."

The Daily Caller
March 28
Degrees from for-profit colleges are inferior crap
New research by Asst. Prof. Noam Yuchtman of the Business and Public Policy Group shows employers are more likely to ignore résumés with degrees and certificates from for-profit colleges.

Health Day
March 28
Want a 2nd date? Welcoming body language may be key
"People pick up on the openness of their potential romantic partners," says post-doctoral research fellow Tanya Vacharkulksemsuk. For the study, researchers videotaped 144 speed dates and rated participants' posture. (Also in DoctorsLounge and NZHealthTec)

Forbes
March 24
How to get the best from an outside marketing consultant
Lecturer Lynn B. Upshaw of the Haas Marketing Group and owner of Upshaw Marketing recommends that a mechanism be used during consulting engagements to make sure that what is recommended is implemented—and that the consultant’s recommendations can be measured.

Bloomberg Business
March 24
Tech slowdown seen in San Francisco's commercial property market
Five-years of heated competition for San Francisco office space may be cooling as venture capital investments decline and tech firms slow their hiring. "It’s the beginning of the change," says Kenneth Rosen, chairman of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics. (Also at the Business Times.)

Coconuts Bangkok
March 24
Global Social Ventures Competition to launch first time in Bangkok
The winner of the Berkeley-Haas Global Social Ventures Competition (GSVC) will be chosen from 18 global finalists during the Global Final Round on April 1 & 2 in Bangkok, Thailand.

California
March 24
Preparing to launch: inside SkyDeck, UC Berkeley's start-up accelerator
The Berkeley-Haas Entrepreneurship Program (BHEP) is mentioned in this article about UC Berkeley's SkyDeck startup accelerator and the growing entrepreneurial ecosystem across campus. Caroline Winnett, MBA 90 and executive director of SkyDeck, says she "knew right away this was the right place for me."

SF Gate
March 24
Cal's Stephen Domingo, Sam Singer named all-academic Pac-12
Cal juniors Stephen Domingo and Sam Singer, who just learned that they were admitted to Berkeley-Haas, have been named to the Pac-12 All-Academic team.

Business Because
March 24
Here's why Amazon, Google, Apple are scrambling to hire MBAs with analytics
Demand for business analytics talent is fueling Silicon Valley’s tech hiring. "There is no HR department at a good company these days that isn’t looking at data science," says lecturer Gregory La Blanc of the Haas Economic Analysis and Policy Group and the Haas Finance Group.

Calgary Herald
March 23
Canadian Caper hero Ken Taylor to have public school in Calgary named after him
Ken Taylor, MBA 59, is best known for his role in helping six U.S. citizens escape during the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis in Tehran. Taylor, the former Canadian ambassador to Iran, passed away in 2015.

Digital Trends
March 23
America's Greatest Makers is like American Idol for geeks, so we talked to one
America's Greatest Makers is a new reality TV show sponsored by Intel that calls on 24 teams of makers to invent a game-changing technology product — all for a chance to capture the $1 million prize. Intel collaborated with Berkeley-Haas to give the show participants a crash course in business. 

 

U.S. News & World Report
March 23
Explore top business schools this summer while in high school
The Berkeley Business Academy for Youth (B-Bay) summer program at Berkeley-Haas exposes high school students to a college campus—and to entrepreneurship. (Also at Yahoo! News.)

Business Because
March 23
Big data, cloud computing are revamping MBA programs - and Salesforce, Amazon are behind it
"There is nothing in business you can do that would not be improved with a better understanding of data science," says lecturer Gregory La Blanc of the Haas Economic Analysis and Policy Group and the Haas Finance Group. Berkeley-Haas has developed a data analytics course with Accenture.

Profit Guide
March 22
When you should be skeptical of an employee's sob story
Low-ranking employees can improve their position in negotiations by eliciting sympathy from superiors, according to Prof. Laura Kray, the Warren E. and Carol Spieker Chair in Leadership and a member of the Haas Management of Organizations Group.

Financial Times
March 21
Dealmakers need new tools to predict M&A culture clash
Assist. Prof. Sameer Srivastava of the Haas Management of Organizations Group studied the language in 10.3 million internal emails sent over five years by staff at a medium-sized technology company. Comparing the results against personnel records, he and Amir Goldberg of Stanford were able to map the trajectory of staff, tracking whether employees got used to the culture and stayed, quit, or were forced out.

 

The Washington Post
March 21
Donald Trump will win in a landslide
"Dilbert" creator Scott Adams, MBA 86, predicted that Donald Trump’s rhetorical technique will help him win the presidential race. (Also at the State and the Charlotte Observer.)

And two stories we missed from March.

Inc.
March 14
9 tips all first-time angels should know before investing
Bhavin Parikh, CEO of Magoosh and MBA 10, says successful investing is about doubling down on the companies that are doing well.

Morningstar
March 3
Morningstar interviewed Prof. Terrance Odean of the Haas Finance Group about overconfident investing and safeguarding investments. Odean's free online edX course on making smart financial decisions starts April 15.

 

The Hill
March 18
SEC shouldn't approve IEX until Reg NMS is re-examined
In this op-ed, Prof. Terrence Hendershott, the Cheryl and Christian Valentine Chair of the Haas Finance Group, explores what the SEC should consider before approving IEX's application to become a public exchange.

Bloomberg Business
March 17
Silicon Valley may want MBAs more than Wall Street does
Tech companies are hiring business school graduates in ever-increasing numbers. Forty-three percent of the Berkeley-Haas Class of 2015 took jobs in tech. "Firms wouldn’t keep coming back to hire our MBAs if it wasn’t a valuable skill set,” said Dean Rich Lyons. (Also at MSN Money)

Poets & Quants
March 17
Elite LGBT MBAs at all-time high
More self-identifying "out" students have enrolled in elite MBA programs than ever before. The third largest LGBT b-school club is Q@Haas, and 4.8% percent of the Haas MBA population identifies as LGBT.

U.S. News & World Report
March 16
2017 best business schools
Berkeley-Haas has top U.S. News rankings for all three MBA programs. The Evening & Weekend MBA program ranks #1 among part-time MBA programs; the Full-time MBA program ranks #7 among its peers, while the EMBA program—in only its third year—moves to #8 among EMBA programs.

Forbes
March 16
Crowdfunding is a female founder's best friend
Women outperform men when raising money for their companies through rewards-based crowdfunding. Asst. Prof. Andreea Gorbatai and the Kellogg School of Management's Laura Nelson found women not only outperform men, but they uncovered why: their use of vivid and inclusive language.

Corriere Della Sera (Italian language)
March 15
Pensions: The American lesson
Prof. Terrance Odean, Rudd Family Foundation Professor of Finance, says tools which automate enrollment in pension plans are useful to improve savings rates.

The Huffington Post
March 15
Humanitarian innovation: surprising news, cautionary tales, and promising directions
Institutions such as the Center for Responsible Business at Berkeley-Haas can play a key role improving the cycle of disaster preparedness, response, and recovery—by convening groups to discuss triumphs and failures and accelerate iteration on promising ideas.

Business Because
March 15
MBAs are harnessing big data with the Internet of Things - and b-schools showed them how
“So much in healthcare revolves around data and information,” says Kimberly MacPherson, associate director of health management at Berkeley-Haas, which offers healthcare sessions exploring these new technologies.

Elle
March 14
Where women entrepreneurs raise more money than men
Danae Ringelmann, Indiegogo co-founder & MBA 08, cites a study by Asst. Prof. Andreea Gorbatai of the Management of Organizations Group that women do better at crowdfunding. "Without a doubt women are worth investing in," Ringelmann writes.

Business Because
March 14
Artificial intelligence is being monetized by these elite business schools
Schools are harnessing the potential of artificial intelligence for many reasons. “I want students to realize that with these digital tools they are capable of addressing one of society’s grand challenges—global healthcare,” says Solomon Darwin, executive director of the Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation.

New York Times
March 13
Top start-up investors are betting on growth, not waiting for it
Rebecca Lynn, MBA 08 and co-founder of Canvas Ventures, is among a successful group of early-stage investors. She is also on a list of top 20 VCs. (Also in Financialbuzz and the Australian Financial Review.)

ESPN
March 11
Analytics' new frontier: eight new-age studies from MIT Sloan's research paper competition
A paper, co-authored by Asst. Prof. Brett Green of the Haas Finance Group, found that baseball's hot streaks are not a fallacy and that a "hot hand" can help predict a player's likelihood of getting another hit. The paper took second place at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference.

And one we missed last week:

The Globe and Mail
March 8
Disrespect strategic thinking at your peril
Strategic thinking requires learning, adjusting, and ultimately, the possibility of transformation. Prof. David Teece, the Thomas W. Tusher Professor in Global Business, designed the Dynamic Capabilities model that calls on organizations to build and reconfigure internal and external capabilities to help address changing environments.

Accounting Today

March 4
UC Berkeley announces new "Charter of Professional Accountancy" summer program
Courses will be offered over the next two summers at Haas, and will be open to all members of the community. Prof. Jose Plehn-Dujowich, executive director of the Center for Financial Reporting and Management, will oversee the program. Enrolled students will earn 30 units in accounting-related coursework—a requirement for those taking the CPA Exam. (Also in the Daily Cal)

The Guardian
March 4

New York pension fund could have made billions by divesting from fossil fuels - report
Prof. Severin Borenstein, the E.T. Grether Chair in Business Administration and Public Policy, commented on a report that New York State's pension fund would have had an additional $5.3 billion for retirees had it divested from fossil fuel companies and put the money into clean energy.

Tokyo Business Today
March 4
What should be done to close the investment gap
Despite the economy's recovery, investment is still weak in the U.S., says Prof. Laura Tyson, director of the Institute for Business & Social Impact. "Business investment remains significantly below pre-2008 expectations," she writes. (Also at Malaysia Kini)

Business Because
March 3
Why Cornell just launched an analytics MBA program with LinkedIn's big data chief
Big data analytics are taking a bigger role in the business school curriculum, including at Berkeley-Haas.

San Francisco Business Times
March 2
Pass it on: the dish on the Warriors' record-breaking season
With an emphasis on speedy passing, the Warriors may become the first team in over 30 years to get more than 30 assists per game for a full season. Those assists are examples of sharing information and distributing credit equally, says Assist. Prof. Juliana Schroeder of the Haas Management of Organizations Group.

Fast Company
March 2
Why groups of top employees don't perform as well
Top leaders in companies don't often perform well when they are matched with each other. "Merely having superior talent is not enough for groups to be effective," say Cameron Anderson, the Lorraine Tyson Mitchell Chair in Leadership & Communication II, and PhD candidate Angus Hildreth.

Metro MBA
March 2
Indiegogo co-founder to speak at Berkeley Haas Dean's Speaker Series
Danae Ringelmann, MBA 08, co-founder and Chief Development Officer at Indiegogo, will speak about "The Intentionality of Entrepreneurship."

Beat the GMAT
March 2
New startup marketplace matches Haas MBA students, scientists via speed dates
The new Berkeley-Haas Startup Marketplace matches MBA students with University of California San Francisco faculty and scientists who are working on turning their research into successful startups.

Engerati
March 2
Plant trees to save energy
Research from Assoc. Prof. Lucas Davis and Prof. Paul Gertler, Li Ka Shing Foundation Chair in Health Management, predicts that the use of air conditioning will be close to 100 percent in warm areas within a few decades. Planting trees can help, as streets with trees can be significantly cooler than trees without.

MedCity News
Feb. 27
How much does personality matter when it comes to startup leadership?
Venture capital investor and Berkeley-Haas lecturer Lisa Suennen writes that when students are conducting mock startup funding rounds they tend to fund a presenter with "a big charming personality and a mediocre company" over one with "boring or arrogant personality and a great company." But charisma doesn't necessarily translate into leadership, she says.

NPR All Tech Considered
Feb. 26
Apple's CEO takes a stand - and a risk
Tim Cook of Apple is front and center in the debate over technology and privacy. Adj. Assoc. Prof. Kellie McElhaney of the Institute for Business and Social Impact says that as CEO Cook leads a great team. "He has a very intelligent, quite capable, quite successful senior leadership team who's obviously at the table with him," she says.

And an article we missed last week:

CityLab (Atlantic Media)
Feb. 23
The real source of America's urban revival
From 2000 to 2010, more college-educated professionals aged 25 to 34 moved downtown than to the suburbs in 39 of the 50 largest U.S. cities. “This is a huge reversal from decades of suburbanization of college graduates,” said Asst. Prof. Victor Couture of the Haas Real Estate Group.

Feb 26
Vox
Should you own foreign stocks?
Terrance Odean, Rudd Family Foundation Professor of Finance at Berkeley-Haas, says experts have no idea what percentage of a portfolio should be comprised of foreign stocks. "Everyone agrees that the percentage is more than 0 and less than 100," he says.

National Public Radio
Feb. 26
Apple's CEO takes a stand—and a risk
Commenting on the battle between Apple CEO Tim Cook and the Justice Department, Adj. Assoc. Prof. Kellie McElhaney says Cook is hardly fighting alone. "He has a very intelligent, quite capable, quite successful senior leadership team that's obviously at the table with him." Also at KPBS.

Chicago Tribune
Feb. 25
Why don't more women hold top jobs in finance?
While there still aren't enough women in top finance positions, research by Terry Odean shows that women outperform men in trading. Men also trade more frequently, which racks up fees that eat away at returns. (Also at Bloomberg View and the Salt Lake Tribune.)

Financial Times
Feb. 25
The leadership advantage that a ripped upper body brings
There's a clear bias towards leaders with a stronger physique, says research by the Haas Management of Organizations Group's Cameron Anderson, the Lorraine Tyson Mitchell Chair in Leadership & Communication II. Even factoring out attractiveness, people rated men with fitter bodies as having better leadership skills. (Also at Details, Men's Fitness, the Telegraph (UK), and PsychCentral.)

The Huffington Post
Feb. 25
Women, power and Hillary Clinton
Men and women behave differently in positions of power. Women are empathetic and collaborative, according to Prof. Laura Kray, the Warren E. and Carol Spieker Chair in Leadership, "and thus more likely to use power in a socially responsible manner."

CFI.co
Feb. 25
Patrick Awuah: Educating the future leaders of Africa
Patrick Awuah, MBA 99, had a dream of improving education in Ghana. At Berkeley-Haas, he developed a business plan and gained the management skills needed to run a university. Today, Ashesi University is one of the most prestigious schools in Africa.

Harvard Business Review
Feb. 24
Powerful people underperform when they work together
Prof. Cameron Anderson, the Lorraine Tyson Mitchell Chair in Leadership & Communication II, and PhD candidate Angus Hildreth found that people defined as leaders were least creative when paired on a task with other leaders.

Four Magazine
Feb. 24
#FOURNews: The Nordic Kitchen
Claus Meyer, renowned restaurateur, author, and a social impact fellow at the Institute for Business and Social Impact, has a new book coming out in April that will introduce family-style Nordic cuisine to a wider audience. He is the co-founder of acclaimed restaurant Noma.

Forbes
Feb. 23
Guy Kawasaki: the top ten mistakes of entrepreneurs
From scaling too fast to being obsessed with the pitch, Kawasaki, an Executive Fellow at Berkeley-Haas and chief evangelist at Canva, warns entrepreneurs about common traps that stand in the way of success.

The Hustle
Feb. 23
According to new research, you should probably start your own business
Assoc. Prof. Gustavo Manso, the William A. and Betty H. Hasler Chair in New Enterprise Development, tracked salaries of entrepreneurs over three decades. "Even if the business fails, entrepreneurs don’t suffer as much since they are able to quickly transition to the salaried workforce," he said.

Washington Post
Feb. 22
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: every GOP candidate is wrong about political correctness
Research co-authored by Jenny Chatman, Paul J. Cortese Distinguished Professor of Management, and Cornell University Prof. Jack Goncalo is cited in an op-ed by Abdul-Jabbar, who argues for more sensitivity, not less, in America. Their paper concluded that political correctness may aid the creativity of mixed-sex work teams by “reducing the uncertainty that people tend to experience while interacting with the opposite sex."

San Francisco Chronicle
Feb. 22
Uber marshals crisis-response for Michigan shooting spree
In the aftermath of the Kalamazoo, Mich. shootings, marketing Lecturer Lynn Upshaw says Uber should "ramp up communications to reassure the public that everything humanly possible is done to vet the drivers."

Business Because
Feb. 22
Future of fintech: from cryptocurrencies to payments, b-school finance courses evolve
Software startups are changing everything from mobile payments to loans in banking. "The role of technology in banking is changing the landscape and our education must change as well," says Asst. Prof. Adair Morse of the Haas Finance Group.

Seattle Times
Feb. 20
Amazon on pace to boast Fortune 500’s second-largest workforce
Amazon may soon employ more people than any other Fortune 500 company except Wal-Mart. Yet Amazon's workforce growth is both "cost conscious and data-driven," says Prof. Steve Tadelis, the Joe Shoong Chair in International Business.

VatorNews
Feb. 20

Wes Selke, MBA 07, discusses his investment philosophy, the top investments he's been involved with, and what he looks for before making seed-stage investments. Better Ventures is about to close its second fund of $20 million.

 

insideBIGDATA
Feb. 20
How Trulia, an online real estate marketplace, leverages data
Deep Varma, MBA 96, vice president of data engineering at Trulia, writes about the massive effort it takes to process the real estate listings and public records that make Trulia such a valuable online resource.

Business Insider (Australia)
Feb. 18
13 science-backed tactics for winning any negotiation
Research by Prof. Laura Kray on the role of sympathy in negotiations is cited in this article. Kray is the Warren E. and Carol Spieker Chair in Leadership in the Haas Management of Organizations Group.

Wall Street Journal
Feb. 18
Opternative raises $6 million for online eye exams
Chicago startup Opternative Inc. has raised $6 million in Series A venture funding for an app that lets people take an eye exam using their smartphones and a personal computer at home. Aaron Dallek, BS 06, is the company's CEO and co-founder.

New York Times
Feb. 17
Liberal economists raise more red flags on Bernie Sanders’s spending plans
A group of leading economists who served in the Obama and Clinton administrations have assessed the proposals of Bernie Sanders and concluded that the Vermont senator’s rosy economic projections do not add up. Prof. Laura D. Tyson, director of the Institute for Business & Social Impact and a member of the Haas Business and Public Policy Group, signed the letter. (Also at NPR, Forbes, Fortune, and Politico.)

Harvard Business Review
Feb. 17
When trust is easily broken, and when it's not
Research co-authored by Prof. Laura Kray shows that although trust violations can rupture relationships, the impact of a violation depends less on the type of transgression and more on the mindset of the trusting party.

KCBS (radio)
Feb. 17
Asst. Prof. Sameer Srivastava of the Haas Management of Organizations Group discussed voting behavior and political leadership in the U.S. Senate as President Barack Obama begins weighing possible Supreme Court candidates.

Huffington Post Tech
Feb. 17
How does language influence who innovates?
To encourage innovation, Sara Beckman, Earl F. Cheit Faculty Fellow and a member of the Haas Operations and Information Technology Management Group, suggests a shift from the idea of "fail early, fail often" to "learn early, learn often."

Business Because
Feb. 17
Business analytics master's growth gathers pace as big data demand outstrips supply
Employers say demand for job applicants with analytical skills is growing and schools such as Berkeley-Haas are making sure their MBAs can fill this important gap in the workforce.

Broadcasting and Cable
Feb. 17
Charter pitches buildout bonus of TWC deal
The Charter-Time and Warner Cable merger should result in faster residential broadband buildouts and upgrades, says Prof. Michael Katz, Sarin Chair in Strategy and Leadership and director of the Center for Telecommunications and Digital Convergence.

Marin Independent Journal
Feb. 17
Marin home sales jump, prices dip
Ken Rosen, chair of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics, has warned that when the economy cools a correction in real estate prices will follow. (Also at Bloomberg Business.)

Metro MBA
Feb. 15
Haas School of Business grants seed money to student entrepreneurs
Saharnaz Safari, MBA 16, is among the first 10 students who have received a grant from the Dean's Startup Seed Fund. Her team is planning to use drone technology to help farmers fight drought. "This fund is generating a fresh level of enthusiasm among our student entrepreneurs," said Rhonda Shrader, director of the Berkeley-Haas Entrepreneurship Program (BHEP).

Huffington Post Business
Feb. 14
Sixty percent of your colleagues are lying to you
Haas Postdoctoral Fellow Leanne ten Brinke found that while most of us have pretty good instincts when it comes to recognizing liars, we tend to talk ourselves out of believing (or, at least, acting on) what our instincts are telling us.

live MINT
Feb. 14
The fallacy of odds and evens
Do vehicle rationing schemes that use odd and even assigned driving days actually work? Research by Assoc. Prof. Lucas Davis of the Haas Economic Analysis and Policy Group found that the number of private vehicles in a Mexican city actually increased under a rationing scheme, given the lack of quality public transport services.

Clear Admit
Feb. 12
Tops for tech: the best business schools for careers in technology
A total of 37.8 percent of the Full-time MBA Class of 2015 accepted jobs in the tech industry. It's not just the school's Bay Area location that makes Berkeley-Haas a great business school for tech careers. It's also the focus on areas like applied innovation and cleantech.

(and an earlier article we missed)

Harvard Business Review
Feb. 8

Match your motivational tactic to the situation
Asst. Prof. Juliana Schroeder of the Haas Management of Organizations Group writes about how to use the right motivational strategies to convince your employees, peers, and even yourself to work smarter and harder.

CNBC
Cooling ahead for high-end San Francisco real estate
Feb. 12

Assoc. Prof. Christopher Palmer of the Haas Real Estate Group said the biggest threat to price appreciation in San Francisco is a downturn in tech because so much of the Bay Area economy is reliant on the sector.

247Sports
Feb. 11
Raiders try getting inside the minds of Silver and Black fans

Asst. Prof. Ming Hsu and Leif Nelson, the Ewald T. Grether Professor in Business Administration & Marketing, equipped a group of volunteers with skullcaps fitted with electrodes to gauge their brain activity during a recent Oakland Raiders game. The experiment was part of their ongoing neuromarketing research.

Business Because
Feb. 11
Elite b-schools MIT, Sloan, Haas developing fintech MBA programs

Asst. Prof. Adair Morse of the Haas Finance Group says there is growing demand from employers and start-ups for workers who understand how to use software to provide financial services.

Realtor
Feb. 11
Could buying a home in Flint actually be a smart investment?

Some people view low real estate prices in Flint as an opportunity. But according to Prof. Robert Edelstein, the Maurice Mann Chair in Real Estate and Co-Chair of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics, “the outlook for economic [and] demographic growth is poor to dismal.”

Business Because
Feb. 11
Social entrepreneurship goes mainstream at these top 3 b-schools

Top schools are putting an emphasis on a social message as part of their MBA programs. Consultancies looking to hire “give full credit to young consultants who work on pro bono projects,” says Ben Mangan, executive director of the Center for Social Sector Leadership.

Wamda
Feb. 10
Starting from the end - lean decision development
A senior product manager at Samsung blogs about his takeaways from the Lean LaunchPad course taught by Lecturer Steve Blank of the Haas Entrepreneurship Group. He proposes applying the framework to broader life journeys, such as choosing a college major or career. (Article originally appeared on Medium)

Entrepreneur
Feb. 9
Women raise more money with crowdfunding, research shows
Asst. Prof. Andreea Gorbatai of the Haas Management of Organizations Group found that women tend to use positive language in crowdfunding campaigns—to their great benefit. “Using inclusive language builds this bond of trust,” Gorbatai says. (Also at Fortune and Bankless Times)

Business Because
Feb. 9
Bain, McKinsey, BCG snap up more INSEAD MBAs amid consultancy hiring spree
Consultancies are hiring large numbers of newly minted MBAs. Berkeley MBAs going into consulting had an average starting salary of $140,000 in 2015. 

Harvard Kennedy School News
Feb. 9
Can OSHA inspections be made more effective?
Using machine-learning algorithms to determine where to inspect could allow OSHA to more effectively prevent workplace injury, according to Prof. David Levine, the Eugene E. and Catherine M. Trefethen Chair in Business Administration in the Haas Economic Analysis and Policy Group.

ABC News (via Associated Press)
Feb. 8
Experts tell panel why gas is so expensive in California
Prof. Severin Borenstein is chairman of the Petroleum Market Advisory Committee, a group appointed by the California Energy Commission to study whether changes in state policies and laws could rein in the state's gas prices. The group discussed possible reasons for price increases at a meeting that was covered widely by the media, including SFGate, and the LA Daily News. Borenstein is E.T. Grether Chair in Business Administration and Public Policy and co-founder of the Energy Institute at Berkeley-Haas.

CBS Moneywatch
Feb. 8
The painful rise of high-deductible health insurance
Health spending is going down as deductibles are going up, but consumers are paying the price. The problem, says Asst. Prof. Jonathan Kolstad of the Haas Economic Analysis and Policy Group, is that consumers respond to higher deductibles by cutting back across the board regardless of whether treatments may be useful or potentially wasteful.

CEO Magazine
Feb. 8
Global MBA rankings
The magazine ranked Berkeley-Haas in its highest tier for 2016, for both Global MBA and Global EMBA. The rankings look at learning environment, class size, cost, faculty, and more.

Nordic Business Forum
Feb. 8
How safe is entrepreneur's livelihood if failing in business?
Entrepreneurship is usually seen as a risk, but data shows that might not be the right way to look at it. According to Assoc. Prof. Gustavo Manso, the William A. and Betty H. Hasler Chair in New Enterprise Development, “entrepreneurs do make more than salaried workers without bearing substantially higher risk.”

New York Times
Feb. 5
The big problem with high health care deductibles
High deductibles were meant to keep prices down by getting patients to think twice about what they're spending. But a study co-authored by Assist. Prof. Jonathan Kolstad of the Haas Economic Analysis and Policy Group has shown that users aren't really making such sensible choices.

Startup Panel
Feb. 5
College startups: UC Berkeley
This write-up on startups supported by the LAUNCH Startup Accelerator includes two companies started by Haas MBAs: Xendit, a global digital money transfer platform, and Lioness, which has just launched a crowdfunding campaign for its "smart" vibrators.

Business Because
Feb. 4
These venture capital-backed female MBAs raised $2.6b for their startups
A whole range of women-led startups is getting cash, particularly at elite U.S. schools. According the article, women MBAs at Haas have raised $95 million. “It’s all about location,” says Rhonda Shrader, director of the Berkeley-Haas Entrepreneurship Program (BHEP). (Also at Science Blog.)

Fast Company

Feb. 4
Why it's actually pretty easy to get smart, diverse women on panels
In this 1st-person piece, the author recounts that when he was invited to speak at a Women in Technology International Summit panel on "how millennial women are rocking the tech industry," he quickly found talented women to join him—including Nikita T. Mitchell, MBA 15, chief of staff of the America's Consulting Team at Cisco.

California
Feb. 4
Are college students sexist? New research says they grade female profs more harshly
Jennifer Chatman, the Paul J. Cortese Distinguished Professor of Management, and Prof. Laura Kray, the Warren E. and Carol Spieker Chair in Leadership, analyzed differences in student evaluations of 76 tenure-track university faculty over the course of their careers, finding that men generally get the highest scores.

Business Because
Feb. 4
These venture capital-backed female MBAs raised $2.6 billion for their startups
Rhonda Shrader, director of the Berkeley-Haas Entrepreneurship Program (BHEP), says that UC Berkeley's Bay Area location is key to venture capital investment in startups.

Poets & Quants
Feb. 3
Haas' bootstrapping MBA entrepreneurs
Rhonda Shrader, director of the Berkeley-Haas Entrepreneurship Program (BHEP), says some Berkeley-Haas entrepreneurs are choosing to bootstrap their companies rather than seek early rounds of venture funding.

Software Development Times
Feb. 3
Berkeley students return from India software trip with some lessons learned
Last Fall, students led by Garwood Center Executive Director Solomon Darwin were charged with developing software ideas while working on a project for the city of Vizag, India.

New York Times (Dealbook)
Feb. 2
David Boies’s dual roles at Theranos set up conflict
Is there a conflict if a lawyer who is defending a company also becomes one of its directors? "It just seems a difficult line to walk," says Asst. Prof. Jo-Ellen Pozner of the Haas Management of Organizations Group.

Marin Independent Journal
Feb. 2
San Rafael hires new director of homeless planning and outreach
Andrew Hening, EWMBA 17, has been chosen by San Rafael to tackle homelessness in the city. Hening previously served as the North Bay regional director of Palo Alto's Downtown Streets Team. (Also at San Rafael Patch.)

Kut.org (Austin)
Feb. 1
What if oil prices stay low forever?
Oil prices today only seem low, says Prof. Severin Borenstein of the Energy Institute at Haas. “The period in the very early part of this century is a real outlier, along with the period in the ‘80s. Those are the real high oil prices adjusted for inflation," he says. "We’re now back into what has historically been the more common price level."

RCR Wireless News
Feb. 1
2016 predictions: IoT and security in 2016
Trevor Daughney, MBA 03 and executive vice president of Inside Secure, offers an expert opinion on security issues that will accompany the growth of Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

Marketwatch
Jan. 30
5 signs that a politician is a narcissistic psychopath
This article cites a study co-authored by Haas Postdoctoral Fellow Leanne ten Brinke and Prof. Sameer Srivastava, who tracked the character traits of 151 senators to find out what makes a politician successful.

Crowdfund Insider
Jan. 30
SEC publishes agenda for equity markets structure advisory committee
At next week’s meeting of the Equity Market Structure Advisory Committee, Prof. Christine Parlour, the Sylvan C. Coleman Chair in Finance and Accounting, will participate in a panel about customer issues.

Poets & Quants
Jan. 30
The MBAs leading FT 500 companies
An MBA is helpful for the aspiring CEO: 31% of the world’s largest 500 public companies now have chief executives who have earned MBAs. Berkeley-Haas boasts alumni CEOs at Adobe and Novartis.

Poets & Quants
Jan. 30
Looking for love in all the right places
One woman's humorous look at online dating in the MBA world concludes that Berkeley-Haas MBAs are more "free spirited" than their counterparts enrolled in another top-tier Bay Area MBA program.

Bloomberg

Jan. 22
Tech a major contributor to income inequality
From Davos, Switzerland, Prof. Laura Tyson of the Business & Public Policy Group and director of the Institute for Business & Social Impact, discusses the increasingly important role of economists in business and technology's link to income inequality.

Forbes
Jan. 21
60% of your colleagues are lying to you
Research by Leanne ten Brinke, PhD, a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow at Haas, suggests that we often know when people are lying, but we talk ourselves out of that belief.

Time
Jan. 21
5 secrets for getting into today's biggest-bucks business schools
Tips for getting in at Berkeley-Haas include: take tough prerequisites, know your passions, and don't be greedy. "The admissions team wants to know if students “have a sense of stewardship to an issue that is larger than you and your career," says Dean Rich Lyons.

América Retail
Jan. 21
Eight characteristics of successful retail concepts
David Aaker, the E.T. Grether Professor Emeritus of Marketing and Public Policy, writes that a clear vision and a strong culture are key to retail success. "Most of these successful new retail concepts have gone beyond functional benefits to deliver emotional or self-expressive benefits," he writes.

LA Times
Jan. 20
Smug about your solar roof? Not so fast.
Think you're doing good by installing solar panels and going green? In this op-ed, Prof. Severin Borenstein of the Energy Institute at Haas, says firms are buying your renewable energy certificates to claim that they're green when they're not.

KTVU
Jan. 20
Crude oil prices plummet to a 13-year low
Prof. Jim Wilcox of both the Haas Economic Analysis and Policy Group and the Haas Finance Group, says that low oil prices have damaged energy companies and impacted the big banks that have provided millions in loans for oil exploration and new technology.

Marin Independent Journal
Jan. 20
Marin home sales, prices soar in December despite slow season
Home prices in Marin may have jumped 9% in December to $1,030,000, but there are signs that real estate sales are slowing elsewhere. Kenneth Rosen, chair of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics, says that booms "never end well." (Reprinted by Bloomberg Business here.)

Green Tech Media
Jan. 20
Three reasons why "real" energy comes from the grid
Catherine Wolfram, the Cora Jane Flood Professor of Business Administration and faculty director of the Energy Institute at Haas, says equipping rural households with home solar doesn’t provide many environmental benefits and may even distract from larger-scale solar efforts.

Beat the GMAT
Jan. 20
Top 5 schools for the entrepreneur
UC Berkeley is ranked #2 on this list of the 50 most entrepreneurial schools, with special mention given to the Berkeley-Haas Lester Center for Entrepreneurship (now part of the Berkeley-Haas Entrepreneurship Program).

Palo Alto Online
Jan. 20
Local health educator tapped to lead Palo Alto's Project Safety Net
The mental health initiative will be led by Mary Gloner, MBA 08. Project Safety Net is a community coalition formed in the wake of a youth suicide cluster in Palo Alto that started in 2009.

Poets & Quants
Jan. 20
What graduating MBAs made in 2015
It was a record year for starting pay at the nation's best B-schools. At Berkeley-Haas, 36 percent of last year's MBA graduates were given stock or stock options with their job offers, up from 31 percent a year earlier.

Business Because
Jan. 20
How five EdTech startups are using big data to boost business education
Wearables could help educators tailor learning for students. Berkeley-Haas in recent years has collaborated with Intel to encourage entrepreneurs to develop wearable technology.

HandsOn.TV (video)
Jan. 18
Startup Grind hosts Guy Kawasaki
Kawasaki, a Haas Executive Fellow, is interviewed on his body of work and the lessons people can take from his social media expertise. "The way you get a following on social media is you provide value," he says.

Business Because
Jan. 18
Deloitte CEO says B-schools must make tech a focus amid disruptive innovation
This article points to business schools that have moved forward with digital initiatives, mentioning the Berkeley-Haas partnership with Accenture. 

Eugene Daily News
Jan. 17
Which makes us happier, warm weather or cold weather?
Patrick Baylis of the Energy Institute at Haas analyzed a billion tweets, finding that temperature affects temperament and that people are happier in cooler rather than hotter weather.

Poets & Quants
Jan. 16
Where tech firms are finding their MBA talent
Berkeley-Haas is a top school for tech hires, coming in at #3. The ranking is based on the percent of last year's class that went into tech. Additionally, 36 percent received either stock or stock options with their job offers, up from 31 percent a year earlier.

Business Insider
Jan. 15
Researchers discovered a psychological trick that will make you a better negotiator
Prof. Laura Kray, the Warren E. and Carol Spieker Chair in Leadership in the Haas Management of Organizations Group, finds that sympathy can work as a negotiating strategy.

Inc.
Jan. 12
Why Warren Buffett doesn't want you to invest like Warren Buffett
Prof. Terrence Odean, the Rudd Family Foundation Chair in the Haas Finance Group, finds that individual investors are almost certain to make poor choices when investing in individual stocks.

About.com
Jan. 15
Whole Foods Under Scrutiny
Jo-Ellen Pozner, an assistant professor in the Haas Management of Organizations Group, commenting on recent scrutiny of the behavior of Whole Foods CEO John Mackey, writes that "corporate leaders are showing a real lack of judgment in endorsing somebody with a tainted reputation of this particular sort."

Thomson Reuters
Jan. 14
Highly cited researchers 2015
On the 2015 list of researchers worldwide who are "highly cited," three from Berkeley-Haas: Ulrike M. Malmendier, the Edward J. and Mollie Arnold Professor of Finance, adj. Prof. Henry Chesbrough, faculty director of the Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation, and Stefano DellaVigna, the Daniel Koshland, Sr., Distinguished Professor of Economics.

ChicagoInno
Jan. 14
Our tweets prove we really don't like summer, research shows
In climate research, Patrick Baylis, graduate research assistant at the Energy Institute at Berkeley-Haas, found that hot temperatures impact the mood on twitter in a far more negative way when compared to cold days. Going from 60 degrees to 80 degrees affects our mood like the difference between a Sunday and a Monday, the article concluded.

CoStar
Jan. 13
How big a factor will new FIRPTA rules be in attracting more foreign investment in US real estate?
Ken Rosen, chair of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics, comments on news that Congress has approved changes to the tax rules for foreign investments in property, making it easier to invest from abroad.

Business News Daily
Jan. 12
Want to be a better negotiator? Get emotional
Sympathy can lead to compromise and more creative solutions during negotiations, according to research by Prof. Laura Kray, the Warren E. and Carol Spieker Chair in Leadership in the Haas Management of Organizations Group. Kray found that sharing vulnerability in a genuine way can be a helpful negotiating tool. The research was also covered in Science Codex and Medical Daily.

Forbes
Jan. 11
Is loyalty a force for good or evil?
Most companies want to cultivate employee loyalty, but can too much loyalty compromise a person's ethics? PhD candidate Angus Hildreth says “Loyalty in isolation can be a dark thing."

BizEd Magazine
Jan. 11
New programs
The Berkeley-Haas Entrepreneurship Program (BHEP) and the dean's $100,000 seed fund established last year for Haas students with startup ideas is covered.

Business Because
Jan. 11
Want an MBA job at Amazon, Google, Apple? Study at these three B-schools
Nearly 38% of Haas MBA grads were hired by tech companies after graduation last year. Julia Min Hwang, assistant dean for the MBA Career Management Group & Corporate Engagement, said that the more grads go into tech, the more it snowballs, adding that “perks have become more of a given."

Business Because
Jan. 11
Fintech, cyber sercurity, internet of things: the hottest areas of venture capital to work in
In the venture capital world, "Fintech, edtech and to a lesser extent, IoT, are where I hear the most chatter,” says Rhonda Shrader, Director of the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship.

Financial Times
Jan. 10
Business schools build on real estate boom
MBA students are leaving banking for real estate because investment yields and asset values for commercial property are up. "Real estate is cyclical, and MBAs follow cycles really closely," said Prof. Nancy Wallace, the Lisle and Roslyn Payne Chair in Real Estate Capital Markets, chair of the Real Estate Group, and co-chair of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics.

Beat the GMAT
Jan. 10
3 tips for applying to B-school after years in the workplace
People looking to earn an MBA who are well into a successful career might want to consider some alternative part-time choices, such as an MBA for Executives Program offered by Berkeley-Haas.

Oakland Magazine
Jan. 9

Sebastien Tron, MBA 15, is the CEO and co-founder of Hopsy, which brings beer straight from brewers to consumers. Calling themselves the "modern beer milkman," Hopsy is starting with 20 beers from 10 local Bay Area breweries.

The Modesto Bee
Jan. 9
Modesto mayor offers experience in bid for second term
Garrad Marsh, MBA 86, the mayor of Modesto, admits he's in a tough race but puts forward his experience in the field, saying "I’ve been in leadership positions most of my life."

WalletHub
Jan. 9
WalletHub's 16 financial resolutions
Terrance Odean, the Rudd Family Foundation Professor of Finance, recommends that people focus on saving more. "If you are someone for whom credit cards simply make it too difficult to control spending, take out your scissors," he says.

MSN Money
Jan. 8
The 25 best MBA programs for your money
Berkeley-Haas is #4 on this list of schools ranked according to ROI by StartClass—with a 10-year ROI of 300 percent. The rank is determined by the weighted average of business school rankings by five publications.

 

Poets & Quants
Jan. 7
Over a third of Haas grads get stock
Full-time MBAs from Berkeley-Haas last year landed first-year median compensation packages of $147,457, which firmly puts the school among the top five in the world. The bigger surprise perhaps is that 36% of Berkeley’s Class of 2015 received either stock or stock options with their job offers, up from 31% a year earlier.

GreenBiz
Jan. 7
How female investors can lead the way to a low-carbon world
Berkeley-Haas research co-authored by Adj. Assoc. Prof. Kellie McElhaney, faculty director of the Center for Responsible Business at Berkeley-Haas, found that companies with more women on their boards were more likely to take action on environmental risk.

Tucson.com
Jan. 7
MBA programs with the highest 10-year ROI
Berkeley-Haas comes in at #4 with a 10-year ROI of 300% in this ranking of 25 schools. This news was also covered by Business2Community and WRAL.com.

Berkeley News
Jan. 6
Haas grads on a mission to match local job seekers, local businesses
Localwise, launched in January 2015 by Maya Tobias and Ben Hamlin, both MBA 14, is holding a job fair at the end of January to connect Berkeley startups with local job seekers, in partnership with the City of Berkeley’s Office of Economic Development.

Beat the GMAT
Jan. 6
Haas Dean breaks out guitar, channels Paul Simon to spur record fundraising
Dean Richard Lyons' video, in which he covers Paul Simon's "Graceland" as "Haasland," helped the school raise a record $700,000 during the Nov. 19 "Big Give" fundraising event.

Forbes
Jan. 6
5 leading community experts advice
Guy Kawasaki, a Berkeley-Haas executive fellow and former chief evangelist at Apple, offers advice on building a great online community. "Frankly, if you create a great product, you may not be able to stop a community from forming even if you tried," he says.

Harvard Business Review
Jan. 6
If you're loyal to a group, does it compromise your ethics?
Researchers including Berkeley-Haas PhD candidate Angus Hildreth show that loyalty increases honest behavior. However, results change once competition is introduced.

Forbes
Jan. 5
Krave Jerky founder Jon Sebastiani launches incubator for new food brands
Jon Sebastiani, BCEMBA 11, is launching Sonoma Brands, a venture incubator for consumer packaged goods brands. The company will foster brand-building, innovation, and growth for products positioned in the health, wellness, and food industries. Also covered in Yahoo!Finance and the Sonoma Index-Tribune.

MIT Technology Review
Jan. 5
Battles over net metering cloud the future of rooftop solar
Severin Borenstein, E.T. Grether Professor of Business Administration and Public Policy, writes that “net metering is an inefficient and opaque way to support the growth of low-greenhouse-gas technologies, and should be replaced with more direct and transparent subsidies.”

SFist
Jan. 5
2016's prospects 'less optimistic' after tech stocks take market hit
A stock sell-off sparked by low numbers in Asia is raising questions about how the global economy will affect the tech sector. Kenneth Rosen, chair of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics, raised this question and warned about the risks of a global downturn.

The New Indian Express
Jan. 4
Smart City innovation challenge workshop
Students from Berkeley-Haas and India's Andhra University participated in a project to design innovative ideas for Smart Cities. Solomon Darwin, executive director of the Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation, says “open innovation plays an important role in the establishment of Smart Cities in India.” The news was also reported in the Hindu and Online AP.

China Daily USA
Jan. 4

Prof. Kenneth Rosen, chair of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics, is interviewed on how China's economy affects the situation in the US, in particular in California. "The world's two biggest economies are so intertwined that if you catch a cold in China, it causes a big problem over here," he says.

Beat the GMAT
Jan. 4
Entrepreneurship@Haas: MBA grads seek entrepreneurial ventures in record numbers
A record number of graduating Full-time MBAs are going straight into entrepreneurship. The Berkeley-Haas numbers for starting salaries are also going up, with recruiters looking for Haas graduates because of their leadership skills an innovative thinking. This news is also covered by ClearAdmit.

Shanghai Daily
Jan. 4

Donation shows that charity can share and create wealth
Citing Mark Zuckerberg as an example, Prof. Laura D. Tyson, director of the Institute for Business & Social Impact, writes that combining traditional giving and impact investing "is exactly in sync with the most promising trends in modern altruism."
 

The Economic Times (India)
Jan. 3
15 startups that appear best placed to enter the $1-billion valuation club
This article takes a look at some of the people behind India's hottest new ventures, including #1 Azure Power, founded by Haas graduate Inderpreet Wadhwa, MBA 02.

Africa.com
Jan. 2
Two Ghanaians are transforming education across Africa
This article highlights the work of Patrick Awuah, MBA 99, for his work in creating Ghana's Ashesi University, where ethical leadership is promoted. Awuah was also the winner of a 2015 MacArthur "Genius Grant."

Lakeshore Public Media
Jan. 1
Nevada makes rooftop solar less attractive
Catherine Wolfram, the Cora Jane Flood Professor of Business Administration and faculty director of the Energy Institute at Haas, comments on a new regulation in Nevada that will increase utility bills for solar.

Bloomberg Business
Dec. 31
Teaching pro athletes to manage their millions
Lecturer Stephen Etter and Cal Quarterback Jared Goff discuss Etter's independent study course created to help athletes manage their money in a time-limited profession.

tED Magazine (covers electrical distribution)
Dec. 29

Eaton wins Open Innovation Business Transformation award
Berkeley-Haas awarded power management company Eaton second place in the Business Transformation category of its Open Innovation awards, citing dramatic growth of Eaton's microgrid program through its partnerships. "Companies are learning that being more open in their innovation processes can create stronger businesses and happier customers," said Henry Chesbrough, faculty director of the Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation at Berkeley-Haas and the father of open innovation.

Poets & Quants
Dec. 29
How Much Higher Can GMATs Possibly Go?
Over the past 20 years, average GMAT scores have increased an average of 56-points at the Top 10 schools, including Berkeley-Haas.

New York Magazine
Dec. 23
The next sexual revolution won't come in a pill
Lioness, formerly SmartBod, co-founded by James Wang, MBA 15, is developing a “smart” sex toy and an app to help women learn about their own arousal patterns. Lioness is mentioned in this article about the failure of Addyi, the women's libido drug.

Poets & Quants
Dec. 22
Voted off the island at Berkeley-Haas
Prof. John Morgan, chair of the Economic Analysis & Policy Group at Haas, teaches a game theory course that relies on the format of TV's "Survivor." The game emphasizes the importance of empathy in business.

Wall Street Journal
Dec. 8
World's biggest wealth fund given property push
Prof. Richard Stanton, the Kingsford Capital Management Chair in Business and co-chair of the Haas Finance Group, was part of a three-person group working on a report for the Norwegian government to advise them on how best to invest their over-$850 billion oil fund—the world’s largest sovereign-wealth fund. The group recommended that the fund should be given leeway to plow more money into real estate and further diversify its portfolio. This story was also reported by Reuters and Stanton was interviewed by Norway's largest business newspaper, Dagens Naeringsliv.(Subscription required).

TechCrunch
Dec. 18
DotDashPay wins $250,000 at startup competition at UC Berkeley
Tinkering Labs, co-founded by Nik Morozoff, MBA 14, won a $20,000 award at this new startup competition sponsored by venture capital firm Pejman Mar. Morozoff met his co-founders at SkyDeck.

New York Times
Dec. 17
House approves bill to end tax-free real estate spinoffs
Kenneth Rosen, the chairman of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics at UC Berkeley, comments on relaxed rules for foreign investment that are expected to generate another $20 billion to $30 billion in United States commercial real estate investment next year.

Business Insider
Dec. 17
Top 10 b-schools with the highest GMAT scores

This round-up includes the 10 programs where students had average GMAT scores of at least 715 out of a possible 800.

California Magazine
Dec. 17
He who tells the best story wins: radio and podcast host of “Snap Judgment” talks shop
Glynn Washington, former director of the Young Entrepreneurs at Haas (YEAH) program, is the star of popular public radio show Snap Judgment, which blends true stories and music.

Economic Times (India)
Dec. 17

In Delhi, Solomon Darwin, executive director of the Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation at Berkeley-Haas, honored India's President Pranab Mukherjee as an "Outstanding Global Leader in Open Innovation." Mukherjee said it was a privilege to be associated with the University of California. The news was also covered by the IndiaPost, NDTV, India.com, and the Business Standard, among others.

Business Because
Dec. 15
B-schools bridge students' fast-growth startups to venture capital industry
“The most important reason why I chose Haas is its entrepreneurial environment and resources,” says Leo Popov, MBA 15, who in October launched TrueCare24, a digital health app, with classmates. The Dean's Startup Seed Fund, which will provide grants to early-stage start-ups, is also mentioned in this article.

The Globe and Mail 
Dec. 15

Jennifer Chatman, the Paul J. Cortese Distinguished Professor of Management in the Haas Management of Organizations Group, is interviewed by McGill University's Karl Moore about how companies can leverage culture more effectively. 

Business Insider
Dec. 15
22 MBA programs where graduates earn more than $110,000 right out of school
Berkeley-Haas is included in this list of full-time MBA programs with graduates who earn $110,000 or more after graduation.

Business Insider
Dec. 14
The 50 best business schools in the world
Berkeley-Haas ranks #10 in a list of the 50 best business schools around the globe.

Yahoo! Finance
Dec. 13
Ahead of the Fed: interest rates and your mortgage.
Professor Terrance Odean, Rudd Family Foundation Chair of the Haas Finance Group, lends advice to millennials on how to decide on the type of mortgage to choose: fixed rate or adjustable.

The Statesman
Dec. 13

Jill Holup, MBA 95, answers questions about starting her company, Callegro Investments, a real estate investment, development, and management firm. "My goal is to build an organization that creates value for my investors, is big enough to allow me to hire and mentor young people, and is still challenging and fun for my business partner and me."

iSchoolguide
Dec. 11
Top 10 U.S. business schools named by MBA admissions consultants
Berkeley-Haas is included in this survey of top business schools, ranked by the number of applications received and the number of students enrolled.

Inside Philanthropy
Dec. 11
A quick look at Donald Valentine's philanthropy
In this article about Sequoia Capital founder Donald Valentine, his son Christian's philanthropy is also mentioned. Christian and his wife, Cheryl, both MBA 91, established a chair at Haas in the management of technology in 2011.

Reuters
Dec. 10
Experience shows Delhi's "even/odd" car plan won't cut massive pollution
Lucas Davis, associate professor in the Haas Economic Analysis and Policy Group and faculty director at the Energy Institute, is interviewed about his study of a program that restricted driving in Mexico city. The restrictions resulted in no decrease in driving or pollution.

Business Because
Dec. 9
The top venture capital-backed startups launched by female MBA grads
Julia Min Hwang, assistant dean of the MBA Career Management Group and Corporate Engagement at Berkeley-Haas, is quoted in this article that highlights how female founders from the 10 top MBA programs raised $2.6 billion over five years.

CCR Magazine
Dec. 9
Study finds a link between earnings manipulation and a series of earnings "beats"
When companies "beat the street" for many consecutive quarters, it might be too good to be true. A study co-authored by Patricia Dechow, Donald H. and Ruth F. Seiler Professor in Public Accounting in the Haas Accounting Group, found that a high proportion of firms that manipulated earnings also have positive “earnings strings” of four to eight quarters that exceeded analysts’ forecasts. This study was also covered in Breakingviews.

Poets & Quants
Dec. 8
The best and brightest business majors: Class of 2016
Undergraduates Jessica Mersten and Rupinder Grewal were named to this year's list, a new feature that honors the "most decorated business majors from the class of 2016."

Money
Dec. 8
Here's why smart students don't get college scholarships
CPA and college financial aid adviser Paula Bishop, MBA 83, explains the difference between merit and need-based scholarships, and notes that not all colleges offer both.

Beat the GMAT
Dec. 7
The food lover's guide to B-school
From Chez Panisse to the Cheese Board, Berkeley-Haas offers the perfect location for foodies who appreciate local and organic options.  

Financial Times
Dec. 6
Management fads and insufferable classmates
Management columnist Lucy Kellaway, answering a young Indian woman's question about whether she should study at home or abroad, offers the following advice: in the FT’s Top 30, the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad is only 15 percent women. "Were you to go to Haas at Berkeley in the US, the figure for women is 43 per cent," she writes.

San Diego Newscape
Dec. 6
Recommended energy reads for 2015
Catherine Wolfram, Cora Jane Flood Professor of Business Administration and faculty director of the Energy Institute at Haas, has compiled a timely list of readable books on energy.

Business Because
Dec. 6
Social enterprise: From McKinsey to Goldman, MBA careers with social impact are endless
Companies must embed social and environmental responsibility at the heart of their organizations, says Ben Mangan, executive director of the Center for Social Sector Leadership at Berkeley-Haas.

Bloomberg
Dec. 3
Trading under the influence of emotion
Prof. Terry Odean's research is central to this article on how the brain influences investment decisions. Odean, Rudd Family Foundation Chair of the Haas Finance Group, tested trading behavior after people watched certain sorts of films, finding that exciting films caused more aggressive trading, while scary movies inspired caution. This article also appeared in the Globe and Mail and on Moneyweb.

Wall Street Journal

Dec. 2
Stanford's Business School tells MBAs to wait on startups
Dean Rich Lyons comments in this article about how some business schools are discouraging MBA students from starting companies until after graduation.

The Street
Dec. 2
American Declares Victory in Merger and Promotes Two Execs Who Led It
American Airlines promotes Maya Leibman, MBA 94, to executive vice president. CEO Doug Parker credited Leibman with leading a team that completed the "most successful reservation system cutover in aviation history," following American's merger with US Airways.

WPRI
Dec. 2

Haas Lecturer Fred Selinger says there are ways to avoid holiday overspending. "Focus on the spirit of the season," he says. "Celebrating should not result in huge unpaid bills."

The Press Democrat
Dec. 1
Culinary Institute of America instructor William Rosenzweig a steward to food entrepreneurs
William Rosenzweig, a Haas lecturer, venture capital investor, and director of the Food Institute, is profiled. “I really enjoy teaching,” he says. “Learning from smart, talented people is a gift. If you listen to students, you see the future.” This article also ran on Bloomberg Business.

Alternative Power Sources
Dec. 1
Can New Energy Technology Save the Planet
Storing energy is critical to boosting renewables from the current level of 20 percent of the world’s energy output, says Brian Steel, co-director of the Cleantech to Market program at the the Energy Institute at Haas.

The Economic Times of India
Dec. 1

Prof. David Teece, Thomas W. Tusher Professor in Global Business in the Business and Public Policy Group, will host a roundtable on innovation at the first India Conference on Innovation, Intellectual Property, and Competition, Dec. 7-8.

MarketWatch
Nov. 30

Prof. Laura Tyson, director of the Institute for Business and Social Impact at Haas, argues that new policies are needed to provide workers in contingent employment relationships access to benefits, and new institutions are needed to deliver them. This opinion piece also ran on Project Syndicate, Agenda, the Shanghai Daily, Yahoo!News, and the Gulf Times (Qatar), and was cited in Forbes.

EUNews
Nov. 28

Andrew Rose, B.T. Rocca Professor in the Haas Economic Analysis & Policy Group, associate dean, and faculty chair, is included among a group of economists who believe that the Euro crisis wasn't caused by public debt but by capital flow between countries. (Italian website)

KQED
Nov. 28
California leads on climate policy, but also in greenhouse gases
California's emissions are low per unit of economic output when compared to other major economies. But Prof. Severin Borenstein of the Energy Institute at Haas says California imports many items that are manufactured elsewhere, effectively outsourcing the carbon-intensive activities to other nations. This article also appeared on Grist.

OPZIJ
Nov. 26
Crash Course Salary Negotiation
Laura Kray, Warren E. and Carol Spieker Chair in Leadership and Professor in the Haas Management of Organizations Group, is cited for her research on the role of flirting for women during salary negotiations. (Dutch website).

And here are two super podcasts we missed from last month.

Financial Times
Nov. 9
FT startup stories
Episode 3: Hiring
Haas Lecturer John Danner gives tips on hiring in this podcast with reporter Jonathan Moules. "Culture starts with the first person you hire," Danner says.

Nov. 30
FT startup stories
Episode 6: Making the most of failure
Haas Lecturer Mark Coopersmith, MBA 86, and co-author of The Other "F" Word with John Danner, discusses the upside of failure.

Pacific Standard
Nov. 25
Virtue, vice, and the U.S. Senate
Leanne ten Brinke, a postdoctoral fellow at Berkeley-Haas, studied C-SPAN clips of senators, tracking signs of virtues such as courage and humility, and vices like emotional detachment or a lack of empathy for others. She found that politicians with more virtuous traits garnered more support for their bills.

Vox
Nov. 24
Clean energy tax credits mostly go to the affluent. Is there a better way?
Research by Prof. Severin Borenstein and Assoc. Prof. Lucas Davis of the Energy Institute at Haas used IRS tax return data to profile the recipients of federal clean energy tax credits. They found that energy tax credits go largely to relatively affluent consumers.

The Davis Enterprise
Nov. 24
California, a climate model for the world, has work to do at home
California's emissions are relatively low per unit of economic output. But Prof. Severin Borenstein of the Energy Institute at Haas said that measurement can be misleading because California imports many items that are manufactured elsewhere, effectively outsourcing the carbon-intensive activities to other nations.

SiliconANGLE
Nov. 24
Trulia's new data story: image search and beyond
Deep Varma, MBA 96, vice president of data engineering at Trulia, discusses the company’s evolving data science, how it uses data to improve the user experience, and how it can benefit from the Open Data movement.

San Francisco Business Times
Nov. 23
Berkeley economist who predicted dot-com implosion warns that China is biggest threat to Bay Area now
A hard economic landing in China or major players in the capital markets coming to their senses could end the current real estate boom, according to Ken Rosen, chairman of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics at UC Berkeley. Rosen delivered his annual real estate market predictions Monday at the Fisher Center's 38th annual Real Estate & Economics Symposium.

SF Chronicle
Nov. 23
Rising interest rates won't hurt home prices, at first
Ken Rosen, chairman of the Fisher Center for Real Estate at Berkeley-Haas, said he thinks real estate prices will “slow substantially” in 2016, but will still be positive. In June, prices in Bay Area counties were up 10 to 20 percent over the previous year. “The three things that are causing this—the huge increase in jobs, the supply shortage and very low interest rates” will all begin to change in 2016, Rosen says.

Trade Only Today
Nov. 23
Passion, energy, and the other traits needed for entrepreneurial success
Researchers at Berkeley-Haas and the London School of Economics found that flourishing entrepreneurs often got into trouble as teenagers—breaking the rules, taking things by force, and challenging the status quo, as opposed to accepting what they were told. Prof. Ross Levine of the Haas Economic & Policy Group co-authored the study.

Huffington Post
Nov. 23
The age of leadership fitness: playing for the first team
Entrepreneurship Prof. Toby Stuart of the Haas Management Group's research on the average age and experience level of company founders is cited in this article that offers insights to older leaders in the advertising industry.

Financial Times
Nov. 22
Magoosh website and app helps with entrance exams preparation
Bhavin Parikh, MBA 10, was featured for his online test prep site, Magoosh, which prepares prospective college and grad school students for entrance exams such as the GMAT, GRE, and SAT. Magoosh was also recently named by the San Francisco Business Times as one of the East Bay's Fastest Growing Private Companies of 2015.

Wall Street Journal
Fed’s John Williams says good data would make strong case for December rate rise
Nov. 21
Speaking at the inaugural UC Berkeley Clausen Center Conference on Global Economic Issues Nov. 21, SF Federal Reserve President John Williams said there's a "strong case" for raising interest rates when Federal Reserve policymakers meet next month. The conference and Williams' comments were widely covered by CNBC, Reuters, Morningstar.com, Business Insider, Asia TimesBarrons, the Irish Independent, and others.

Reuters
Pssst, want to play the market? Count the Fed leak weeks - study
Nov. 21
Prof. Annette Vissing-Jorgensen and Asst. Prof. Adair Morse of the Haas Finance Group found that the stock market delivers better returns than Treasury bills during the second, fourth, and sixth weeks after each of the Fed's eight policy-setting meetings during a given year. During odd weeks, returns are poor, they found.

Fox News
8 surefire ways to spot a liar
Nov. 19
New research by Postdoctoral Fellow Leanne ten Brinke suggests that while most of us have pretty good instincts when it comes to recognizing liars, we tend to talk ourselves out of believing—or at least acting on—what our instincts are telling us.

The Berkeley Blog
Are we too optimistic about optimism?
Nov. 19
Assoc. Prof. Don Moore of the Haas Management of Organizations Group discusses findings from a series of studies that tested whether people believe that optimism causes better performance.

B2C
The Top 25 Hardest Business Schools to Get Into
Nov. 13
Haas is #3 on this list of the schools with the lowest full-time MBA acceptance rates. The list is based on a weighted average of business school rankings from Business Insider, Businessweek, The Economist, The Financial Times, Forbes, and U.S. News. Multiple years are taken into account to measure consistency over time. This article also appeared in the Arizona Daily Star.

Forbes
Nov. 13
Are Executive MBAs Worth It?
The Berkeley-Haas MBA for Executives Program is noted as a top-tier program in this article that explores the cost of an EMBA degree today.

Financial Times
Beyond Banking: Filling the Recruitment Abyss
Nov. 11
More MBA graduates from top business schools—including Berkeley-Haas, MIT Sloan, and Harvard—are turning away from banking to pursue careers in tech. Recruiters look to make a change.

Phys.org
A New Class of Ultra-Stable Enzyme Formulations for Industrial Applications
Nov. 11
Startup CinderBio is producing a new class of enzymes made from microbes that thrive in hot volcanic waters. CinderBio was among the 2013 companies accepted to the Cleantech to Market program at Haas, which translates cleantech research into market opportunities. This article also appeared in Food Industry Today.

College Magazine
Top 10 Colleges for Outdoor Enthusiasts
Nov. 10
UC Berkeley was ranked #1 for outdoor adventures. "With sunshine nearly 72 percent of the year, and phenomenal environmental and ecology programs, the opportunities for adventure at Berkeley feel endless."

Global Compliance News
The Case for a Gender Diverse Board
Nov. 10
A paper co-authored by Laura Kray, the Warren E. and Carol Spieker Chair in Leadership and professor in the Haas Management of Organizations Group, is cited in this article. The paper, "Who Is Willing to Sacrifice Ethical Values for Money and Social Status?" details a relationship between gender and business ethics.

Shanghai Daily
Gender Inequality Costly to World Economy
Nov. 10
Laura Tyson, professor of business administration and economics and director of the Institute for Business & Social Impact, co-authored an article about a McKinsey study that found that the cost of gender inequality worldwide is higher than previously thought.

Yale Daily News
Global Network Welcomes Second US Member
Nov. 9
Dean Rich Lyons says that Yale and Berkeley-Haas offer complimentary areas of expertise to the Global Network for Advanced Management (GNAM), an international partnership of 28 member schools worldwide. While Yale has a major presence on the East Coast, Haas's location near Silicon Valley gives it unique strength in startups and innovation, Lyons says.

Forbes
The World's Most Influential Business Thinkers 2015
Nov. 9
Three Berkeley-Haas leaders have made the 2015 Thinkers50 global ranking of management pioneers: Lecturer Steve Blank, (#20), Adj. Prof. Henry Chesbrough, (#24) and Affiliated Prof. Morten Hansen (#34).

The San Diego Union-Tribune
U.S. Nuclear Retirements Challenge Clean-energy Dream
Nov. 9
Lucas Davis, associate professor with the Haas Economic Analysis and Policy Group and faculty director of the Energy Institute at Haas, says that carbon dioxide emissions in California have risen by 9 million tons since the San Onofre nuclear power plant was shut down in 2012.

The Bookseller
Noma Co-founder to Publish The Nordic Kitchen
Nov. 9 
Claus Meyer's cookbook, The Nordic Kitchen: One Year of Family Cooking, was recently acquired by the Octopus Publishing Group. Meyer, a social impact fellow at Haas, is co-owner of restaurant Noma in Copenhagen, which holds two Michelin stars.

The Guardian
From Russia, With Love, Borscht and Alternative Currencies
Nov. 9
Adj. Assoc. Prof. Kellie McElhaney comments on the business strategy of Jenner, Calif.-based restaurant Russian House #1, which has no menu and a "donations only" payment policy.

re/code
Is Food Technology Going to Save Food? Probably Not.
Nov. 9
Berkeley-Haas Lecturer William Rosenzweig, head of the Culinary Institute's Food Business School, argues that investors must take into account how complicated venture-backed food startups are and adjust their expectations for financial returns accordingly.

Business Because
Record Number of Top MBA Programs Hit Gender Diversity Milestones
Nov. 9 
Berkeley-Haas is among the top U.S.-based business schools that increased female full-time MBA enrollment to more than 40% this year, according to data released in a new Forte Foundation study. Erin Kellerhals, interim executive director of Full-time Berkeley MBA admissions, said that classroom diversity is critical to the Haas learning environment. This study was also covered by the Huffington Post and Clear Admit.

New York Times
Valeant Shows the Perils of Fantasy Numbers
Oct. 29
Accounting Prof. Richard G. Sloan comments on the perils of relying on earnings forecasts and stock valuations based on fantasy rather than reality. A 2002 study he co-authored on non-GAAP numbers is cited.

Financial Times
Elite Universities Hold the Key to Top Corporate Jobs
Oct. 29
Twenty-eight percent of the chief executives in the top 100 Fortune companies in the US graduated from just seven universities—Berkeley, Columbia, Harvard, MIT, Princeton, Stanford, and Pennsylvania.

Forbes
The Next Generation of Culinary Tourism: Traveling Spoon
Oct. 27
Steph Lawrence and Aashi Vel, both MBA 13, joined forces to create Traveling Spoon, a startup that connects home cooks with travelers around the world to ensure the most authentic culinary experience.

Silicon Valley Business Journal
Nov. 6
Smart Kitchen Startup Innit Reveals $25M Funding From Founders, Undisclosed Investors
Kevin Brown, MBA 96, co-founded Redwood City-based Innit, which is building a cloud-based platform that connects food to appliances, devices, and users in order to enhance how people select, prepare, and cook food. The funding news was also covered in Silicontap and in Startup City. Wired magazine also wrote about Innit, interviewing Brown for the article Inside the Kitchen that Listens to Food and Cooks by Itself.

Financial Times
Nov. 5
Berkeley-Haas Becomes 28th School in Yale's Global Network

Berkeley-Haas was invited to be the 28th member of the Global Network for Advancement Management (GNAM). Founded at Yale School of Management, GNAM is a network of top business schools committed to educating global leaders. Dean Rich Lyons discusses the benefits of the network with the FT.

Beat the GMAT
Nov. 5
UC Berkeley Haas to Provide Seed Funding to Student Entrepreneurs
Berkeley-Haas, already a global powerhouse in the study of entrepreneurship, has announced it will further strengthen support for its students by providing $100,000 in seed funding for Haas student startups this year.

BizBash
Nov. 5
9 Tips for Hosting A Carbon-Neutral Event
Lecturer Dave Rochlin, executive director of Haas@Work and a partner with ClimatePath, offers tips for event and meeting professionals interested in making their events carbon neutral.

San Francisco Chronicle
Nov. 4
In Parity Effort, Salesforce Adjusts Employees' Pay by $3 Million
Kellie McElhaney, adjunct associate professor and founding faculty director of the Center for Responsible Business at Haas, praises Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff's effort to pay men and women equally at his company.

MbaMission
Nov. 4
Professor Profiles: Cameron Anderson, Haas School of Business
A second-year student describes Anderson’s “Power and Politics in Organizations” course to mbaMission as “easily one of the most sought-after classes at Haas.” Anderson is Lorraine Tyson Mitchell Chair in Leadership & Communication in the Haas Management of Organizations Group.

Business Day
Nov. 4

Prof. Laura Tyson, director of the Institute for Business and Social Impact at Haas and head of Philanthropy University's advisory committee, comments on the new global initiative and scaling efforts in the nonprofit world. 

Poets & Quants
Nov. 3
Famed Chefs at Haas Dish on Food Startups
“It’s a testament to Berkeley that an event like this would take place,” said Will Rosenzweig, who has taught at Berkeley-Haas for the past 15 years and was co-founder of The Republic of Tea. The Sustainable Food Entrepreneurship panel featured Rosenzweig, Chez Panisse owner and food activist Alice Waters, and Claus Meyer, co-founder of Noma in Copenhagen and a social impact fellow at Haas. 

Quartz
Nov. 3
A new wave of start-ups offers Muslim-friendly food, fashion and books for all
Amin Aaser, MBA 16, tells Quartz that his struggle with identity growing up as a religious minority in Minnesota led him to start an Islamic book series for children.

Inside Mortgage Finance
Oct. 30
Subprime Defaults Largely Tied to Home Prices
A new paper by Christopher Palmer, assistant professor in the Haas Real Estate Group, aims to settle the debate about whether loose underwriting or the downturn in home prices was the biggest factor in the poor performance of subprime mortgages that were originated before the financial crisis. (Subscription required)

mbaMission

Oct. 30
B-School Chart of the Week: Diversity Within the Class of 2017
Haas took the top spot for diversity among U.S.-based MBA programs.

The Street
Oct. 29
Good Mentors Benefit Women More Than Men—But All Workers Need Them
Asst. Prof. Sameer Srivastava of the Haas Management of Organizations Group found that women gained more social capital from affiliation with a high-status mentor than their male counterparts. This research was also covered by MSN/Money, The Shawnee News-Star, and The Himalayan Times.

Business Because
Oct. 29
New MBA Programs Help Inject Digital Tech into Healthcare
Kimberly MacPherson, associate director of health management in the Graduate Program in Health Management at Haas, says "so much in healthcare revolves around data and information."

MarketWatch
Opinion: The SEC Never Reads 74% of Filings, Putting Investors at Risk
Oct. 28
Research co-authored by Asst. Prof. Adair Morse of the Haas Finance Group found that approximately 14.5% of U.S. publicly-traded companies engage in fraud in any given year.

The Guardian
Oct. 27
Uber Rush Could Bring Delivery Relief for New York and San Francisco's Small Business Owners
Prof. John Morgan, Haas Economic Analysis and Policy Group chair and the Gary & Sherron Kalbach chair in Entrepreneurship, elaborates on some of the potential challenges for Uber Rush, a new service that delivers products for local merchants.

New York Times
Streaks Like Daniel Murphy's Aren't Necessarily Random
Oct. 27
Research from Asst. Prof. Brett Green of the Haas Finance Group cited in the article found that an average power hitter on a hot streak is about as likely to hit a home run in his next at-bat as a good power hitter.

Forbes
Oct. 26
13 Tips for MBA Students on How to Succeed in a Top Tier Program
Rob Kenny, MBA 16, comments on Tip #3: "Finding time to do an activity that gives you energy and make time to do it regularly."

Business Because
Oct. 26
Future of Big Data: Rapid Growth of Business Analytics Degrees Eases Skills Crunch
Lecturer Greg La Blanc of the Haas Economic Analysis and Policy Group and the Haas Finance Group was quoted in an article about the increase in the number of data analytics courses offered by business schools.

The New York Times
Oct. 26
All-You-Can Fly, for a Monthly Subscription
Asst. Prof. Clayton R. Critcher of the Haas Marketing Group commented that a new monthly, all-you-can-fly airline service for frequent flyers might create more competition from major carriers.

Wall Street Journal
Oct. 25
How Not to Flunk at Failure
Lecturers Mark Coopersmith and John Danner, both senior fellows at Haas and authors of "The Other 'F' Word," offer four ways for entrepreneurs to turn failure into success. 

POWER
Oct. 23
The Solar PV Economics Conundrum
Severin Borenstein, E.T. Grether Professor of Business Administration and Public Policy in the Haas Economic Analysis and Policy Group, says that solar PV manufacturers, installers, vendors, and financiers advance the notion of  “personal power," because consumers take control of what was previously controlled by the centralized electric utility.

New York Times
Oct. 23
Before Student-Athletes Earn a Penny, a Course in How to Manage Millions
Haas Lecturer Steve Etter of the Haas Finance Group designed a course called Personal Finance and Brand Management in Professional Sports, which he teaches Cal quarterback Jared Goff.  “So many student athletes treat finances like a foreign language,” Etter said. “I want them to understand enough of the lingo to be able to have a conversation with whomever they entrust with their money.”

Consumer Affairs
Oct. 23
Professors Develop Tool to Predict Stock Price Crashes
Prof. Richard Sloan of the Haas Accounting Group co-authored a study exploring 14 years worth of stock return data in order to create a new stock price crash-risk system. This research was also covered by myScience.org.

National Geographic
Oct. 22
5 Ways Climate Change Will Affect You: High Heat
By 2100, Assoc. Prof. Lucas Davis predicts, everyone in warm climates will have air conditioning. But at what cost?

KCRW
Oct. 21
Is the Gravy Train Over for Oil?
Gas prices are down at the pump, but is that a sign of long-term weakness for the global economy? Severin Borenstein, E.T. Grether Professor of Business Administration and Public Policy in the Economic Analysis and Policy Group, discusses the implications in this radio interview.

BusinessBecause
Oct. 21
Working in Silicon Valley: Bay Area Tech Giants Step Up MBA Hiring
Julia Min Hwang, Assistant Dean of the MBA Career Management Group, remarks on the rise of Haas students in tech companies, with 43% of last year's MBAs finding employment within the industry. (registration required).

The Washington Post
Greg Reiter, Wells Fargo, Freddie Mac Executive, Dies at 52
Oct. 20
Greg Reiter, MBA 90, Wells Fargo & Co.’s head of residential mortgage research, died Oct. 16 at his home in Middleburg, Va. Reiter spent more than 25 years specializing in bonds backed by home loans and other securities. After the 2008 financial crisis, he engaged with policymakers, investors, and banks to discuss the role of private capital in U.S. housing finance and the recovery of the mortgage market, according to the Post. The news of Reiter's passing was also covered by Bloomberg and others.

Medical Daily
Oct. 20
Women Gain Social Capital From Mentoring Programs More Than Men
Asst. Prof. Sameer Srivasta of the Haas Management of Organizations Group was highlighted for his recent study revealing that women can potentially gain more from mentorship programs than men. This research was also covered by German publication Karriere Bibel, UK-based Red, and Irish website Her.ie.

Bloomberg
Oct. 20
Best Business Schools 2015
The full-time and evening & weekend Berkeley MBA programs both ranked #9 in the 2015 Bloomberg Business ranking of U.S. schools.

The Financial Times
Oct. 18
Entrepreneurship Classes Grow Up
Haas Lecturer Steve Blank, a critic of how some business schools teach entrepreneurship, tells the Financial Times: “If the capstone of the entrepreneurship class is still ‘how to write a business plan’ or if the curriculum looks the same as five years ago, you’re probably joining the wrong school."

BusinessBecause
Oct. 18
Working in Silicon Valley: The Billion-Dollar B-School Startups Lighting Up SanFran
Gleb Budman, MBA 99, founder and CEO of cloud storage company Backblaze, reflects on the value of the Bay Area as an entrepreneurial location (registration required).

The New York Times
Oct. 16
Online University Helps Philanthropic Groups and Their Leaders
Laura Tyson, professor in the Haas Business and Public Policy Group and director of the Institute for Business & Social Impact, comments on leading Philanthropy University's advisory committee. Philanthropy University is a free online initiative that aims to improve the lives of 100 million people by 2020. People who complete all seven courses receive a certificate in social sector leadership from Berkeley-Haas.

The Daily Californian
Oct. 16
Haas Business School Launches New Entrepreneurship Program Expanding Seed Funding to Student Startups
Berkeley-Haas will strengthen entrepreneurship support for its students, including providing $100,000 in seed funding for Haas student startups this year, Dean Rich Lyons announced this week. This story was also covered in Clear Admit, MetroMBA, and Business Because (registration required).

US News
Oct. 16
The Top 10 Schools to Study Business for 2015-16
Berkeley-Haas is #2 in this ranking of schools offering undergraduate degrees in business administration.

Huffington Post
Oct. 15
Scaling for Impact
Amr Al-Dabbagh, CEO and chairman of Al-Dabbagh Group, discusses Philanthropy University, his new initiative "powered by Berkeley-Haas" as "an innovative and strategic approach to build the capacity and skills of social change leaders seeking to build a better world."

National Post (Canada)
Oct. 15
Ken Taylor, hero of 1979 ‘Canadian Caper’ in Iran, embodied Canadian self-image of iron-willed bravery
Taylor, MBA 59, played a major role in the Iran hostage crisis, risking his life to save six others. He was portrayed in the Oscar-winning 2012 movie Argo—which was loosely based on the incident. Taylor's death was widely covered by media including the BBCCNN, and NPR.

The Economist
Oct. 15
Berkeley-Haas Ranks #5 in the U.S., #6 in the World in The Economist
The Full-Time Berkeley MBA Program is #5 in the U.S. and #6 in the world in The Economist's "Which MBA?" ranking released on Oct. 15. A total of 100 schools were ranked. The ranking were covered around the world, from Business Insider India to AFRWeekend (Australia) to The Financial (Georgia).

GQ
Oct. 14
What's the Easiest Job You Can Do While Getting Paid the Most Money?
Julia Min Hwang, assistant dean of the MBA Career Management Group at Haas, discusses why she advises her students to pursue careers that match their interests and skill sets instead of blindly pursuing jobs that pay well.

The Atlantic
Nov. 2015 issue
The Planet-Saving, Capitalism Subverting, Surprisingly Lucrative Investment Secrets of Al Gore
Laura Tyson, professor of business administration and economics at Haas and director of the Institute for Business and Social Impact, says Al Gore has proven that sustainable capitalism can offer competitive returns.

The New York Times
Oct. 13
Solution Without a Problem? A Tax on High-Frequency Trading
Traders who use high-speed computers and expensive data lines (so-called high-frequency traders) are drawing the attention of Democratic presidential candidates, yet Terrence Hendershott, a professor in the Haas Finance Group, argues "these guys barely make any money compared to the old specialists,” referring to floor traders.

KALW (Public radio)
Oct. 13
Competitive South Bay Real Estate Market Pit International Chinese Buyers Against Locals
Christopher Palmer, an assistant professor in the Haas Real Estate Group, comments on the crisis that's created overbidding in the South Bay real estate market and higher prices for all.

Contra Costa Times
Oct. 9
Richmond: Bond Downgrade Could Cost City $10 Million

Finance Lecturer Ethan Namvar commented on the consequences of taking on variable-rate debt and derivatives. "Going into those deals, it's like playing a game, and then saying you didn't know the rules when you lose."

Inverse
Oct. 8
Science Explains How We Learn to Be Greedy
Professor David Levine of the Haas Economic Analysis and Policy Group's 2005 research is cited in this article about greed. Levine argues that to be greedy one must have an extreme sense of personal entitlement that drives a wedge between reality and appearance.

Business Because
Oct. 8
Business School Programs Explore Disruptive Bitcoin Blockchain
Berkeley-Haas is mentioned in this article about how top business schools are exploring the impact of Bitcoin, and hosting events on campus to discuss the implications for banks and financial services. (Registration required)

Business Because
Oct. 8
MIT Sloan Joins Chorus of Calls to Recruit More Women
Berkeley-Haas is mentioned in this article about top business schools' efforts to attract more women to their MBA programs. The incoming Full-time MBA class at Haas is 41 percent women, and women now make up 43 percent of the overall program.

U.S. News & World Report
Oct. 7
Best Global Universities Rankings: #3 in the World
UC Berkeley was listed #3, just behind Harvard and MIT, in the list of Best Global Universities 2016. U.S. News also just ranked Berkeley as the #1 public university in the country. Business Insider also covered this news.

Harvard Business Review
Oct. 7
The Science of Sounding Smart
Juliana Schroeder, assistant professor in the Haas Management of Organizations Group, co-authored an article that argues that your voice, rather than your writing, might be your best ally when conveying the quality of your mind to a boss or potential employer.

Business Because
Oct. 7
MBA Rankings 2016: The Best Business Schools For Career Prospects
Haas ranks #6 in an assessment of MBA career success with average graduate earnings of $121,816. Compiled from a survey of 22,000 graduates, the ranking also asks students to rank their career services departments, companies recruiting on campus, and opportunities for internships.

QuantNet
Oct. 6
2015 Ranking of Best Financial Engineering Programs
Berkeley-Haas is ranked #1 for best employment outcomes and #2 overall in the 2015 QuantNet rankings for best financial engineering programs. QuantNet is an online resource for financial engineering education and news.

American Banker
Oct. 6
The 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking
Citibank CEO Barbara Desoer, MBA 77, was named to American Banker's 2015 list of the Most Powerful Women in Banking. In this article, Desoer highlights her recent efforts to encourage more women to apply for Citibank jobs.

Bloomberg Markets
Oct. 5
50 Most Influential
Bloomberg Markets put Fed Chair and Haas Professor Emeritus Janet Yellen at the top of its annual 50 Most Influential list. The 50 Most Influential news was also covered in Fortune and the Fiscal Times. Bloomberg also produced a short video, A Brief History of Janet Yellen.  

Business Because
Oct. 5
MBA Careers: Scorching Hot Demand For Data Analytics Talent Across Industries
Kimberly MacPherson, associate director of the Graduate Program in Health Management and lecturer at Berkeley-Haas, says managers must understand Big Data in the healthcare field as well as managers in other high-tech fields do.

New York Times
Oct. 2
A Tax to Curb Excessive Trading Could Be a Boon to Returns
Prof. Terrance Odean of the Haas Finance Group says it's possible that a tax could make a difference in the amount of trading people do. However, he noted that the Taiwanese seem to trade plenty, even though they have a financial transaction tax. Odean's research was also cited.

Bloomberg Business
Oct. 1
Who is Janet Yellen? In Two and a Half Minutes

Prof. Emeritus and Fed Chair Janet Yellen wasn't always at the helm of the most powerful bank in the world. This short video shows how her humble beginnings, education, and career taught her to become the calm guiding force behind the U.S. Federal Reserve.

KQED Food
Is Millet the Next Super Grain?

Oct. 1
KQED talked to Gavin Abreu, MBA 16, about The Millet Project, geared toward “rediscovering the traditions of cultivating millets and further reintroducing them into our diet.” Abreu's group received seed funding from the Berkeley Food Institute, which awards grants with the aim of diversifying the local food system.

Financial Women of San Francisco
Oct. 1

2015 Woman of the Year
Carrie Dolan, MBA 97, CFO of Lending Club, was named 2015 Woman of the Year by Financial Women of San Francisco. "Carrie is completely cool under fire," says Pat Yarrington, Chevron CFO, who is interviewed in this inspiring video.

Bloomberg West
Sept. 30

Can Jack Dorsey Lead Both Twitter and Square?
Asst. Prof. Jo-Ellen Pozner of the Management of Organizations Group discussed CEO Jack Dorsey leading both Twitter and Square simultaneously. Speculating on the possibility of Twitter being sold, she wondered about what the move means to Twitter's corporate governance. The interview also ran on Yahoo Finance.

The Seattle Times
Sept. 29

Ex-Microsoft Worker Who Founded Ghana School Given ‘Genius Grant’
Educational pioneer Patrick Awuah, MBA 99, was named among 24 of the 2015 MacArthur Fellows. Awuah left Microsoft in 1997 to pursue a business degree at Berkeley-Haas, where his master’s project was a feasibility study of Ashesi, the university he founded in Ghana in 2002. The story was covered around the world from the New York Times to The Atlantic to NPR to GhanaWeb to AllAfrica.com.

Forbes
Sept. 29
UC Berkeley Offers Free Education in Social Entrepreneurship

Executive Director of the Center for Social Sector Leadership Ben Mangan was quoted in Forbes about the "global online community of changemakers" who will learn to solve world problems at the new Philanthropy University. “Nothing like this has ever been done before,” Mangan said.

Design News
Sept. 29
The Rich Are Getting Most of the EV Subsidies

Assoc. Professor Lucas Davis of the Economic Analysis and Policy Group looks at why electric vehicles are a "niche product." His findings verify that EV tax credits tend to go to the wealthiest households.

KQED
Sept. 28
Oakland Accuses Wells Fargo of Steering Blacks and Latinos Toward Bad Loans

Asst. Prof. Christopher Palmer of the Real Estate Group analyzes the fact that subprime lending was more prevalent among minorities. Was there an abusive pattern that violated fair housing laws?

Financial Times
Sept. 27
US Business Schools Hit Targets For More Women

Today, women make up 43 percent of the overall Haas full-time MBA program—and 41 percent of the incoming class. That's good news when compared to the average of 29 percent among top schools as recently as 2005. Does this signal that the shortage of female leaders in corporate America could be about to change?

New York Times
Sept. 26
Volkswagen Names Müller, an Insider, as CEO

Asst. Prof. Jo-Ellen Pozner talked with the New York Times about the corporate governance implications of VW's replacement CEO. For big changes, outsiders often do better—which raises questions about VW's supervisory board's decision. The article also ran in the Business Standard.

The Leader
Sept.-Oct. 2015 issue
Innovative Leadership Program Bridges Gap in the Bay Area

The CoreNet Apprenticeship Program (CAP), a partnership between the CoreNet Northern California chapter and the Haas School of Business, is featured in this article. The program, which connects the world of corporate real estate to academia, is the brainchild of Lecturer David Nelson, BS 68, senior vice president of corporate real estate at Wells Fargo.

Women 2.0
4 Women-Led Startups Disrupting Travel
Sept. 25
Aashi Vel and Steph Lawrence, both MBA 13 co-founders of Traveling Spoon, are featured in this article about women disrupting travel. The pair met in 2011 at Haas, and bonded over their joint passion for food, building a global platform that relies on locals to provide authentic eating experiences to tourists.

Wall Street Journal
Sept. 24
The Wealthiest Households Claim 90% of Tax Credits for Buying Electric Cars
The federal government offers up to $7,500 in tax credits to purchase an electric vehicle. Profs. Severin Borenstein and Lucas Davis of the Haas Economic Analysis and Policy Group found that the top income quintile received about 90% of all credit.

Pitchbook
Sept. 24
The Top Universities Producing VC-backed Entrepreneurs
Pitchbook has published its new 2015-16 rankings of universities who produce the most VC-backed startups. For undergraduates, Berkeley again is a close second behind Stanford. For MBAs, Berkeley-Haas ranks #9 again.

Software Development Times
Berkeley Has Students Building Cities with Software
Sept. 24
Solomon Darwin's Smart Cities course received attention for its real-world applicability within Fortune 100 companies operating in India. Darwin is executive director of the Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation.

BloombergView
What Drives Men to Take Bigger Risks?
Sept. 24
Francesco D’Acunto, PhD 15, who researched risk-taking behavior and gender while at Haas, was mentioned in BloombergView's article on why women are more risk-tolerant than men. This article also appeared in the Toronto Globe and Mail and Financial Advisor.

Sightline Daily (Sustainable Northwest)
The Oil Industry’s California Playbook
Sept. 24
Prof. Severin Borenstein, cited in this article about the cost of regulating pollution, says there's “little proof pump prices were affected by cap and trade.” Borenstein is the E.T. Grether Chair in Business Administration and a Public Policy Research Associate, Energy Institute at Haas.

Metro MBA
Sept. 24
Petroleum Market Advisory Committee Taps Berkeley- Haas Professor as Its New Head
Prof. Severin Borenstein will head the California Energy Commission's Petroleum Market Advisory Committee. Borenstein is the E.T. Grether Chair in Business Administration and Public Policy Research Associate, Energy Institute at Haas.

KTVU
Panel of Successful Business Women Talk about Paving Way for Next Generation
Sept. 23
Kayla Dean, BS 16, speaking on a panel on KTVU, says she's questioning the status quo as a first-generation college student who has chosen to study finance.

The HR Director
Emissions and Admissions: VW Forced to Come Clean
Sept. 22
Haas Postdoctoral Fellow Leanne ten Brinke's research on facial expressions was cited in an article about VW CEO Martin Winterkorn's resignation. Ten Brinke and her co-author found that CEOs who show sadness during apologies could save their organizations from poor financial performance.

New York Times
Volkswagen's Chief in the Vortex of the Storm
Sept. 22
Asst. Prof. Jo-Ellen Pozner of the Haas Management of Organizations Group spoke to the NY Times about VW CEO Martin Winterkorn's scope of accountability in "diesel gate." “This wasn’t a small engineering decision that slipped by management,” she said.

New York Times
Fed Leaves Interest Rates Unchanged
Sept. 17
Prof. James Wilcox of the Haas Economic Analysis and Policy Group comments on Janet Yellen's decision against raising interest rates. He tells the New York Times that inflation fell less than expected during the recession, and it's increased less than expected in the aftermath.

Tech Crunch
Sept. 16
Traveling Spoon, An Airbnb For Home-Cooked Dinners Globally, Launches With $870K In Funding
Berkeley-Haas startup Traveling Spoon and its co-founders Aashi Vel and Stephanie Lawrence, both MBA 13, were featured for raising $870,000 in funding.

CNN Money
Meet Janet Yellen: The Most Powerful Woman in the World
Sept. 14
A more personal look at Fed Chair & Haas Prof. Emeritus Janet Yellen, with interviews from Profs. James Wilcox and Andrew Rose in the Haas Economic Analysis and Policy Group. The Yellen story went around the world from the Malaysia Chronicle to CNNExpansion (Mexico) to OKEzone (Indonesia) to VNExpress (Vietnam), and more.


Business Insider
Sept. 14
Meet the top 50 female CFOs in America
Two Haas alumnae made the list of America’s top 50 female CFOs. HP’s Cathy Lesjak, MBA 86, at #2. The Gap’s Sabrina Simmons, BS 85, at #24.

Imperial Valley News
Sept. 14
How the Golden State got so green
David Vogel, Solomon P. Lee Professor Emeritus of Business Ethics, recently presented ‘his research on California’s leadership and innovation in environmental policymaking since the 1800s’ at the American Political Science Association conference in San Francisco. The story also ran in NCHealthTec.com: How the Golden State Got So Green.

Los Angeles Times
Sept. 13
California's Tech Ties to India Are About to get a boost
Homa Bahrami, senior lecturer in the Haas Management of Organizations Group, was quoted in an article on the visit of Narendra Modi, India’s prime minister and reportedly the first Indian government official to visit California in 30 years. Modi planned to meet with Haas alumnus Shantanu Narayen, MBA 93, CEO of Adobe Systems.

KTVU Channel 2
Sept. 11
Sustainable Meat Producer Niman Ranch Bought By Perdue Chicken
Mark Coopersmith, MBA 86, senior fellow and lecturer in the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship, commented on the trend of large food producers buying artisanal food companies.

Forbes
MBA Students Of 2017 Are More Diverse, More International And More Feminine. Are They Also Smarter?
Sept. 9
Forbes compares women's representation in top MBA programs nationally, noting that Berkeley-Haas enrolled "41% women in 2015, where only two years ago they made up one-third of the MBA class."

Forbes
Forbes 2015 List of America's Best Business Schools
Sept. 9
The Berkeley Full-Time MBA program moved up six spots to #8 on Forbes' list of America’s Best Business Schools 2015. The ranking is based on the five-year return on investment achieved by the classes of 2010.

U.S. News
Best Undergraduate Business Programs Rankings
Sept. 9
U.S. News & World Report ranked the Haas undergraduate business program for the third year in a row at #2 nationally, tied with MIT, based on peer assessment surveys.

Poets & Quants
The Highest-Paying Undergrad B-Schools
Sept. 8
Based on data from 1.4 million college graduates, PayScale found that Berkeley business majors earned, on average, $72,800 in early career pay (defined as median salary for 0-5 years). This was $3,400 more than any other program.

Business Because
Women In Business School: Record Numbers Of Women Fill Top MBA Programs
Sept. 8
Stephanie Fujii, assistant dean for the Full-time MBA Program, commented on Haas students' "willingness and courage to have difficult, uncomfortable conversations" in BusinessBecause, which cited the Berkeley-Haas Gender Equity Initiative.

Business Insider
The 20 Schools with the Most Alumni at Facebook
Sept. 8
Business Insider reports that Berkeley is second only to Stanford in the number of alumni at Facebook—and Haas has more than any other b-school. This article also appeared on SFGate and in several other international news outlets.

The Economist
The Trump in Every Leader
Sept. 5
Dana R. Carney's technique of "power postures" was mentioned in The Economist's article on leadership styles. Carney is an associate professor in the Management of Organizations Group.

San Francisco Business Times
How UC Berkeley Plans to Take on Stanford in Big Startup Game
Sept. 4
Andre Marquis, executive director of the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship, Caroline Winnett, executive director of Skydeck; Rebecca Lynn, MBA/JD 08 and a partner at Morganthaler Ventures’ Canvas fund; and several alumni-founded companies are featured in article about entrepreneurship initiatives at Berkeley-Haas and Stanford. (subscription required)

KQED
Innovating With Integrity: Ethics in Silicon Valley
Sept. 3
Adj. Prof. Kellie McElhaney, faculty director of the Center for Responsible Business, was a guest on KQED's Forum program, discussing ethics in Silicon Valley.

New York Times
Take a Deep Breath, Then Check Your Smartphone
Sept. 2
Startup Eko Devices, founded by Jason Bellet, BS 14, and two UC Berkeley bioengineering alumni, is featured in the New York Times. The FDA just classified Eko's stethoscope as a Class II medical device.

World Economic Forum: Agenda
Why Countries with a Positive Global Influence Export More
Sept. 2
Prof. Andrew K. Rose, associate dean and faculty chair, discusses ‘soft power’ – a country’s ability to attract or persuade others to do its bidding in Agenda.

Bloomberg Business
Twitter CEO Search Gains Urgency as Stock Slips, Executives Exit
Sept. 2
Jo-Ellen Pozner, assistant professor in the Management of Organizations Group, comments that CEO searches take time and boards need to be careful not to make decisions that aren't too rushed.

San Francisco Business Times
Haas Announces New Social Impact Partnership
Sept. 1
Prof. Laura Tyson, director of  the Institute for Business & Social Impact (IBSI), and Ben Mangan, director of the Center for Social Sector Leadership (CSSL), discuss the new Haas cooperation with PhilanthropyU to provide free, online training to hundreds of thousands of social change organizations. The story was also covered in: Poets & Quants, Haas Announces New Social Impact PartnershipClear Admit, Haas School Partners with Philanthropy University to Offer Free “Mini MBA” for Social Impact Leaders; and the Chronicle of Philanthropy, UC Berkeley and Saudi Donor Start New Online 'Philanthropy University.'

 

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Yahoo! Finance
Clean Energy Tax Credits Mostly Benefits the Wealthy, Report Says
August 24, 2015
Professor Severin Borenstein and Associate Professor Lucas Davis’s working paper explains “the four most significant clean energy tax credits that apply to households.” 

Los Angeles Times
Is Amazon’s hard-charging workplace exploitative?
August 20, 2015
Professor Jennifer Chatman discusses a New York Times story on Amazon’s apparent mistreatment of employees in an interview.

KTVU
Gas prices could plunge on weak demand
August 19, 2015
Professor Severin Borenstein frames the conditions in which gas prices could decrease.

Mother Jones
Cool It on the AC Already
August 17, 2015
Associate Professor Lucas Davis outlines the potential effects of Mexico’s rising per capita income in relation to air conditioning as well as the consequences of a global demand for cooling.

Business Insider
7 steps to help you bounce back from a failure stronger than ever
August 17, 2015
Lecturers John Danner and Mark Coopersmith are mentioned for their seven-step strategy to overcoming failure found in their book, “The Other ‘F’ Word.”

Yahoo! Finance
6 Trends That are Shaping the Future of Crowfunding
August 14, 2015
Haas global crowdfunding and alternative financer researcher Richard Swart remarks on the similarities between crowdfunding and social media.

infoZine
‘50s-era Bonds Inadequate for 21st Century Oil, Gas Wells
August 14, 2015
Associate Prof. Lucas Davis comments on the insufficiency of federal bonds in funding the plugging and cleaning of well sites abandoned by failed oil companies.  

Economia – ICAEW
The future for emerging markets
August 14, 2014
Professor Laura Tyson writes about the direction of change in the economic environment on a global scale.

Contra Costa Times
Richmond seeks middle ground on rent control
August 8, 2015
Haas economist Christopher Palmer explains the discrepancy between incumbent tenants and incoming tenants regarding rent control.

Financial Times
Travel management site Wtravel is on an upward path
August 7, 2015
MBA students Johannes Koeppel and Zaky Prabowo attribute the rising success of WeTravel, a boutique travel management platform, to Berkeley-Haas’ curriculum and resources.

TheCut
The Art of Being Underestimated
August 6, 2015
Professor Laura Kray’s research regarding negotiation in relation to gender is cited in an article about the underestimation of women.

InsideClimate News
Is the Oil Industry Off a Cliff or Just in a Down Cycle?
August 6, 2015
Professor Severin Borenstein argues that oil companies will remain strong in the long-term.

Business Because
Johnson & Johnson Leads Healthcare’s MBA Hiring Spree As Sector Doses Innovation
August 4, 2015
Kimberly MacPherson, co-director of the Center for Health Technology at Berkeley-Haas, weighs in on the reasons why business students are increasingly being recruited by healthcare groups.

OriginatorTimes.com
Fannie Mae’s Research Shows Perceived Negative Equity is Hurting Housing Market
August 4, 2015
Professor James A. Wilcox co-wrote an analysis of the Fannie Mae ESR Group which asserted that homeowners underestimating home equity could be a possible factor in weighing down housing markets.

Wall Street Journal
Rising Rents Outpace Wages in Wide Swaths of the U.S.
July 28, 2015
Kenneth Rosen, chairman of the Fisher Center at Berkeley-Haas, is quoted in an article about supply and demand in the housing market.

Los Angeles Times
When ‘innovation’ means rule-breaking
July 24, 2015
Haas Lecturer David Rochlin weighs in on the topic of startups ignoring existing regulations and methods.

KQED Forum
Richmond Approves California’s First Rent Control Ordinance in 30 Years
July 24, 2015
Assistant Prof. Christopher Palmer speaks about eviction protection and rent control.

Crowdfund Insider
Women Investors are a Force to Be Reckoned With
July 24, 2015
Finance Prof. Terrance Odean’s 1990s study of male and female investing differences reveals that women are less likely to invest in stocks and shares than men.

Poets and Quants
Consulting Firms Seeking Women MBAs
July 24, 2015
The Haas School of Business gains recognition for increasing the percentage of female students from the class of 2015’s 29% to the class of 2016’s 43%.

Fast Company
6 Traits Successful Entrepreneurs All Share
July 23, 2015
Willis H. Booth Chair Ross Levine commented that successful entrepreneurs tended to break rules at a young age. 

National Public Radio
Medicine, Law, Business: Which Grad Students Borrow The Most?
July 15, 2015
Prof. Steve Tadelis gave input on why business school students seem to take on significantly less debt than people at other professional schools.

San Francisco Chronicle
Gas prices continue to surge in L.A. but barely budge in S.F.
July 14, 2015

KTVU
Some claim latest gas price spike caused by oil industry
July 13, 2015
Prof. Severin Borenstein from the Energy Institute at Haas expressed concerns over crude oil in regards to gas market prices and the “opportunistic behavior by some sellers.”

Financial Times
Revolutionaries target US school canteens
July 12, 2015
Berkeley-Haas graduates Kristin Richmond and Kirsten Tobey are highlighted for founding Revolution Foods, a start-up that provides fresh and healthy meals to children.

Contra Costa Times
Richmond: Mayor’s properties prompt calls to sit out vote on rent control
July 10, 2015
Assistant Prof. Jo-Ellen Pozner remarks that landlords likely identify with other landlords in order to be above the suspicion of bias in an article discussing rent control.

Chief Executive
Get Your IT Together
July 10, 2015
Senior fellow John Danner encourages CEOs to embrace “graceful failure” in order to get the most out of tech investments.

Time Magazine
It’s Time to Catalyze Public Innovation Education for Government
July 8, 2015
The Haas School’s curriculum is praised in an article about the key elements needed for civic leaders and public employees resolve 21st century problems.

Asian Journal
Oil refiners manipulating CA gas prices, consumers argue
July 8, 2015
Prof. Severin Borenstein from the Energy Institute at Haas comments on oil refiners keeping prices high while their costs decline.

National Journal
Why Have Negotiation Deadlines Anyway?
July 8, 2015
Prof. Don Moore argues why deadlines are important for negotiations: “Deadlines exist to try to force action.”

Poets & Quants for Undergrads
The Small and Mighty Haas Undergrad Program
Assistant Dean Erika Walker explains the new changes planned for the unique Berkeley-Haas undergraduate program.

Schools.com
What can you expect while getting your MBA?
June 9, 2015
Stephanie Fujii, Assistant Dean of Full-time Program & Admissions, shares insight on the experiences new MBA students can expect when starting out.

BusinessBecause
Big Data edges Into MBA Programs as Copanies Demand Analytics
June 5, 2015
Haas finance and economics lecturer Greg La Blanc is quoted on the significance of big data, supplementing Berkeley-Haas’ addition of a big data focus into the MBA curriculum.  

Beat The GMAT
UC Berkeley Haas to Study Crowdfunding
June 5, 2015
Prof. Laura D’Andrea Tyson and Assistant Prof. Adair Morse comment on the establishment of CrowdBerkeley, UC Berkeley’s hub for all things crowdfunding.

Before It's News
Ranking California Economists as of May 2015
June 3, 2015
Willis H. Booth Chair Ross Levine, Prof. Carl Shapiro, Prof. Hayne Ellis Leland, Prof. Oliver E. Williamson, the Economic Analysis & Policy Group (EAP), and the Center for the Study of Energy Markets (CSEM) at the Energy Institute were ranked on the RPEC top 100 California economists list.

Los Angeles Times
A ‘touch of flirtation’ goes a long way in salary negotiations
Prof. Laura Kray argues that negotiation-free workplaces are women’s best option for getting the salaries they deserve. She highlights the reasons and risks of this claim with her research at Haas.

KTVU
Rent prices continue to rise in Bay Area with healthy job market
May 28, 2015
Prof. Christopher Palmer and Prof. Jim Wilcox comment on trends in rent prices and employment in the Bay Area.

Poets and Quants
Executive MBAs Catch The Startup Bug
May 28, 2015
EMBA graduate Joe Inkenbrandt attributes his experience at Haas as a driving factor in pursuing Identify3D, which sells a secure system for manufacturers of 3D-printed goods. EMBA Assistant Dean Mike Rielly says of 68 students, a dozen of the 2014 class are going into startups.

roybahat.com
Predicting who will start a company
May 27, 2015
Prof. Toby Stuart, and PhD candidate Weiyi Ng, conducted an analysis on hundreds of thousands of people in the technology industry to predict future founders.

TechCrunch
Bloomberg Beta Continues Its Data-Based Outreach Targeting Future Founders
May 27, 2015

Forbes.com
Winning Lessons from Nike, Patagonia and Other Marketing Hall of Famers
May 26, 2015
Prof. Emeritus David Aaker’s speech was highlighted for his induction into the 2015 Marketing Hall of Fame. He advises to communicate brands through stories, not facts.


Washington Post
The best way to eliminate the gender pay gap? Ban salary negotiations.
May 21, 2015
Prof. Laura Kray argues that negotiation-free workplaces are women’s best option for getting the salaries they deserve. She highlights the reasons and risks of this claim with her research at Haas.

Sustainable Business - The Guardian
Dow Chemicals aims to ‘redefine the role of business in society’
May 21, 2015
Executive director at the Center for Responsible Business at Berkeley-Haas promotes sustainability goals in an article about the changing practices of Dow Chemical Co.

San Francisco Business Times
Call For Papers: Groundbreaking Responsible Investing Study Sought For 2015 Moskowitz Prize Recognition
May 20, 2015

Content Management Software
David Aaker: Don't Let Your Brand Become Irrelevant
May 19, 2015
Prof. Emeritus David Aaker, the creator of the Aaker Model, comments on how to define a brand.

Strategy & Business
The Other “F” Word: An Interview with John Danner
May 18, 2015
Haas Lecturer John Danner is interviewed about his framework for executives seeking to maximize the lessons of failure.

Environment News Service
RCA Taiwan Ex-Workers Win Pollution Lawsuit
May 18, 2015
Christine Rosen, associate professor, comments on the impact of globalization on environmental lawsuits.

Yahoo! Health
The One Thing Everyone — Yes Everyone! — Really Wants
May 11, 2015
In new research, Prof. Cameron Anderson finds that everyone wants high status.

Fortune
Why this leading law firm is extending its parental leave
May 11, 2015
Kellie McElhaney, founding director of the Center for Responsible Business, comments on work-family tradeoffs that millennials have no interest in making.

Fortune
How to make the other ‘F’ word work for you (not against you)
May 11, 2015
Lecturer John Danner says that fear of failure can kill a company’s appetite for innovation. He writes about how leaders can encourage employees to take risks.

Financial Times
Wearable technology finds its place on campus
May 10, 2015

Lecturer Steve Blank says the novelty and wide range of wearable technology is key to using it as a learning tool.

SFGate
Could S.F. supe’s bid to halt building market-rate units work?
May 9, 2015
Christopher Palmer, an assistant professor at UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, comments on the impact of a pause in construction in San Francisco’s Mission neighborhood.

Business Insider
May 6, 2015
Exploding air conditioner use as the world gets both hotter and richer is going to destroy the climate
Professors Lucas Davis and Paul Gertler say their results point to the enormous potential impacts from air conditioning.

Fortune
The B-school lean startup revolution is underway
May 4, 2015
Haas lecturer Steve Blank’s Blank’s eight-week class at Haas is based on a theory of entrepreneurship rooted in the belief that the traditional model of business development fails to capture the needs of a startup.

Today Online
Despite backlash, China exposes top party cadres to Western ideas
May 4, 2015

WalletHub
Improving the Plight of Working Moms
May 4, 2015
Prof. Jennifer Chatman is interviewed on balancing work and family, and what companies and the government can do to support women in the workplace.

The Washington Post
China teaches top cadres Western ideas despite backlash
May 2, 2015

 
Poets & Quants
April 18, 2015
Jill Erbland, a senior program manager at the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship, was quoted about the GSVC finalists, noting how the judges agree that the quality of finalist teams has improved over the years.
 
Time
Janet Yellen, Chairman of the Federal Reserve, is named a "Titan" on Time's annual list of the 100 Most Influential People.
 
Fortune
April 15, 2015
Marketing Prof. Teck Ho's new study found that employees who were paid a small stipend up front, and asked to commit to just two classes, ended up taking six times more courses than their peers who received no such incentives.
 
Bloomberg Business
Norway Starts Process to Open Wealth Fund to Infrastructure
April 10, 2015
Richard Stanton, professor of finance and real estate, was mentioned in an article as one of three experts appointed by the Norwegian government to report on opening its wealth fund to infrastructure.

Financial Times
Haas dean confidently predicts demise of business schools
April 10, 2015
Dean Richard Lyons was featured in an article about the predicted end of about 50% of business schools within the next five to 10 years, largely due to technology and alternative means of education.

Marketplace Business
GE to sell most of its lending business
April 10, 2015
Professor James A. Wilcox was quoted in an article regarding General Electric’s recent decision to sell of most of GE Capital and leave the lending business, a choice Wilcox states will lead to a sturdier financial sector.

Bloomberg Business
Harvard Business School Makes Nearly $200 Million a Year Selling Case Studies
April 9, 2015
Dean Richard Lyons was quoted in an article on Harvard Business School’s publishing arm and its industry in selling case studies to over 4,000 business schools for almost $200 million in yearly revenue.

Infection Control Today
Saving Lives by Making Malaria Drugs More Affordable
April 6, 2015
Terry Taylor, associate professor of business administration, was featured in an article regarding his co-authored study on different subsidies via private donors to make malaria drugs more affordable.

Business Standard
Content creators leave social networks when messaging is easy
April 6, 2015
Two Haas researchers, associate professor Zsolt Katona and Edgar F Kaiser Chair Ganesh Iyer, were featured in an article for their study highlighting that as reaching large audiences becomes easier and cheaper, the less “content creators” choose to respond and participate.

HeraldNet
Mortgages still on the books for hopes wiped out by Oso disaster
April 3, 2015
Professor Nancy Wallace was quoted in an article about still-existing mortgages for homes destroyed by the Oso mudslide, and how this event shows the gap in information between lenders and borrowers.

The Economist
The digital decade dawns
April 2, 2015
Dean Richard Lyons was mentioned in an article regarding business schools’ gradual integration of digital tools, igniting what promises to be a drastic change in how education is taught and owned by faculty and students alike.

Bloomberg Business
European Secrecy Makes Banks Guessing Game for Investors
April 1, 2015
Professor Ross Levine was quoted in an article regarding the unsettling secrecy that investors and analysts are contending with as Europe’s banks shy away from transparency about their financial health.

Bloomberg Business
FUEL: What’s in a summer gas blend?
April 1, 2015
Energy economist Severin Borenstein was quoted in an article about how gas prices will go up this summer when oil refiners make the mandated switch to cleaner fuel.
 

Fortune
March 26, 2015
Haas Professor Emeritus Barry Staw was quoted on the idea that companies and leaders who adopted popular management techniques did not experience better economic performance.
 
 
CNBC
March 23, 2015
Haas Professor Terrance Odean was quoted on individual responsibility when it comes to 401K investing.
 
 
San Francisco Chronicle
March 22, 2015
Dave Rochlin, executive director of the Haas@Work program, was quoted on consumer demand for sustainable products.
 
TIME
March 21, 2015
Ignacio Sáez, co-author of a study of a brain chemical linked to compassion, said his research with Haas Assistant Professor Ming Hsu is an "important step toward learning how our aversion to inequity is influenced by our brain chemistry."
 
 
Silicon Valley Business Journal
March 12, 2015
Haas Professor Jennifer Chatman was quoted on how micro indignities can erode a person's sense of comfort in the workplace.
 
 
US News & World Report
March 10, 2015
Several schools have designed innovation programs around local industries, including Berkeley-Haas with its Cleantech to Market program.
 
 
IEDP Blog
March 5, 2015
Haas Professor Emeritus Barry Staw was quoted on the idea that when people or organizations are under threat, they tend to be less adaptive and innovative.
 
Fusion
’47 percent’ of U.S. jobs are at risk because of advancing technologies
March 5, 2015
Professor Laura Tyson was quoted on job growth, noting that the most growth is happening toward the bottom of the pay scale.
 
 
CNBC
March 5, 2015
Haas Prof. Terrance Odean and others found that men's greater confidence caused them to trade more often than women and hurt their performance.
 
 
The Daily Record
March 4, 2015
The article cites a 2007 study co-authored by Prof. Laura Kray, which compared the performance of MBA students in a semester-long course on negotiation.
 
 
Advertising Age
March 13, 2015
Haas branding guru and Professor Emeritus David Aaker is one of four marketers inducted.
 
The Wall Street Journal
How ‘Orphan’ Wells Leave States Holding the Cleanup Bag
February 25, 2015
Associate Professor Lucas Davis, co-director of the Energy Institute at Haas, was quoted in an article about Wyoming’s abandoned gas wells due to contamination.

KGO 810 News
Gas Experts Weight In on State Price Increase and Torrance Refinery Explosion
February 20, 2015
Professor Severin Borenstein was quoted in an article highlighting increasing gas prices and the Torrance refinery explosion on Feb 18.

Inside Bay Area
Ellen Pao, Kleiner Perkins face off in $16M sex discrimination trial
February 20, 2015
Adjunct Assistant Professor Kellie McElhaney was quoted in an article covering the sex discrimination trial of Ellen Pao vs. venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

CNN Money
Female investors often beat men
February 19, 2015
Professor Terrance Odean commented how risk-conservative tendencies of female investors can make them smarter investors.

The Daily Californian
Localwise (more than a social enterprise)
February 18, 2015
MBA ’15 alumni Ben Hamlin and Maya Tobias were mentioned in an article featuring their startup Localwise, an online platform where local businesses can share recommendations of their favorite service providers.

Mother Jones
The Closer Republican and Democratic Senators Sit, the More They Disagree
February 18, 2015
Assistant Professor Sameer Srivastava provided insight into how physically bringing opposing partisan groups in the Senate closer together can lead to sharply divergent votes.

New York Times
Steep Fees and First-Class Prices, but Private Jets Are Available to More
February 16, 2015
Assistant Professor Clayton R. Critcher was quoted in an article about how the public’s growing accessibility to private jets is creating a market with which commercial airlines find it difficult to compete.

Inc.
Why Great Leaders Embrace Uncertainty
February 11, 2015
Associate Professor Don Moore, the Lorraine Tyson Mitchell Chair in Leadership, was mentioned in an article about how leaders who embrace uncertainty tend to maintain and gain greater credibility over time.

Harvard Business Review
Smart Leaders Are OK with Seeming Uncertain
February 10, 2015
Associate Professor Don Moore wrote an article on how 100% confidence in leaders can ultimately lead to loss of credibility, due to the fact that those leaders leave no room for exploring all possibilities.

Fast Company
Why Being Politically Correct Fosters More Creative Ideas
February 10, 2015
Professor Jennifer Chatman and her recent study on political correctness were featured in an article that underscored how creating awareness of stereotypes improves group brainstorming.

Poets & Quants
Haas’ First EMBA Valedictorian
February 9, 2015
Laura Adint graduated this January as valedictorian of the inaugural Berkeley MBA for Executives class.
 

KPCC
Study says political correctness, not irreverence, breeds creativity
January 29, 201
Professor Jennifer Chatman spoke about her co-authored study, which looks into how political correctness affects creativity within co-ed work groups.

Wine Curmudgeon
Could the Internet screw up direct shipping?
January 29, 2015
Professor Steve Tadelis was quoted in an article about his study on internet purchases, which shows that direct shipping isn’t a guarantee of better shopping experience.

Marketplace
How big banks turn prisons into profit centers
January 28, 2015
Professor Steve Tadelis was quoted in an article about how big banks use prisons as a source of profit through prison-issued debit cards.

KPCC
How the global price slump is affecting Southern California’s oil and gas production
January 28, 2015
Professor Severin Borenstein provided insight into Southern California’s oil production, which has slowed.

Huffington Post
Obama’s SOTU? It’s His Post-White House Agenda
January 27, 2015
Ben Mangan, lecturer and executive director at the Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership, wrote about his take on President Obama’s bold State of the Union speech and its future implications.

CNET
Silicon Valley’s big acquisition mantra: Buy it, leave it alone
January 24, 2015
Professor Steve Tadelis was quoted in an article highlighting the growing Silicon Valley trend, where large corporations acquire brands – such as Google’s acquisition of Nest – and then allow their own autonomy.

Bloomberg Business
The Simple Reason People Keep Going to Davos
January 19, 2015
Professor Laura Tyson was quoted in a piece covering the annual Davos World Economic Forum where heads of states and executives meet to discuss business.

CNBC
Small homes sell for big bucks in Palo Alto
January 16, 2015
Professor Nancy Wallace was quoted in an article covering both the rising popularity and home prices of Palo Alto, one of the most sought-after communities in the Bay Area.

BizNews.com
“I can’t do this for another year!” – startups and entrepreneurship
January 15, 2015
Professor Ross Levine was quoted in an article about entrepreneurship’s appeal and large challenges, and the power of encouraging both current and future entrepreneurs through inspirational stories.

The Economist
Hidden in the long tail
January 10, 2015
Professor Steve Tadelis was quoted in an article about how e-commerce has led to new consumer behavior that maximizes benefits.

KQED
California Utilities and Solar Companies Battle Over Electricity Prices
November 24, 2014
Professor Severin Borenstein in Haas Economic Analysis and Policy Group stated that if people were aware of which electricity pricing system tier they are on, we would see more conservation.

SF Gate
Financial District high-rises being taken over by techies
November 24, 2014
Ken Rosen, chairman of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics at Haas, stated that as technology industry continues to expand, the technology companies are occupying more of the traditional office towers in San Francisco.

Los Angeles Times
Garcetti’s high-tech, innovation agenda faces old-school hurdles
November 22, 2014
Jennifer Chatman, professor in the Haas Management of Organizations Group, commented on Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti’s innovation initiatives, saying there is no reason that government employees cannot be as creative.

San Jose Mercury News
NFL-Tillman Military Scholar knows what it means to serve country
November 22, 2014
Mike Christman, MBA 16, was recognized at San Francisco 49ers football game as this year’s NFL-Tillman Military Scholar.

SF Gate
Obama’s immigration plan doesn’t grant tech world’s wishes
November 21, 2014
Associate Professor Steven Tadelis in Haas Business and Public Policy Group stated that it’s unlikely that Silicon Valley’s political support will stop, “given that much of the Silicon Valley leans Democratic.”

SF Gate
Analysis: In quest for cash, investors ignore execs’ misdeeds
November 19, 2014
Assistant Professor Jo-Ellen Pozner in Haas Management of Organizations Group commented on Uber’s recent controversy over smear campaign by pointing out that it’s a chance for taking stock on how the companies should be perceived in the media, how they conduct themselves, a re-evaluation of their public persona.

San Jose Mercury News
Quinn: Uber grapples with its aggressive image
November 18, 2014
Adjunct Assistant Professor Kellie McElhaney stated that companies should welcome their biggest critics to discuss the issues instead of lashing out the critics.

NPR
Culinary Institute’s School for “Foodpreneurs’ To Cook Up Innovation
November 17, 2014
Kristin Richmond and Kirsten Toby, MBA 06, first developed their idea for Revolution Foods in the Berkeley MBA course taught by then-Haas lecturer William Rosenzweig, who is now launching a MBA program focused on entrepreneurship in the food world.

Fortune
How to succeed at your first job? Forget the paycheck
November 8, 2014
Kevin Chou, BS 02 and CEO of Kabam, shares three key lessons for life and career.

San Francisco Business Times
Are Republican gains in Congress bad news for the San Francisco real estate market?
November 5, 2014
Professor Kenneth Rosen, chair of Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics, stated that the election of a Republican Congress will put more pressure on the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates more quickly than planned.

Reuters US News
HUD Secretary Julián Castro to Keynote California’s First Real Estate Summit
November 3, 2014
The Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics is one of the partner institutions of the “the Real Estate Summit: Partnering for Change in California,” an invitation-only summit that examined the state’s biggest economic and real estate challenges, including infrastructure, foreign investment, consumer trends, housing finance, affordability, and the business environment.

Bloomberg Businessweek
A Visit from Janet Napolitano and More at B-Schools This Week
November 3, 2014
Janet Napolitano, president of the University of California system and former Homeland Security secretary, shared lessons on leadership at Haas School of Business.

Mareeg Media
The Slow March to Gender Parity
November 2, 2014
Professor Laura Tyson in Haas Business and Public Policy Group points out the importance of increasing the economic participation and advancement of women as a way of improving economic growth. 

iMedia Connection
Creating your unique future
October 29, 2014
Professor David Teece states that in order to be successful, companies must develop dynamic capabilities that are unique to each company and rooted in the company’s history.

CNBC
Nasty Wall St divorce battle ensnares biotech CEOs
October 28, 2014
Assistant Professor Jo-Ellen Pozner in Haas Management of Organizations Group stated that even if the allegations against two biotech CEOs regarding illegal drug use are false, the situation is a distraction for the companies and causes a legitimate concern for shareholders.

Forbes
The Next Generation of Culinary Tourism: Traveling Spoon
October 27, 2014
Stephanie Lawrence and Aashi Vel, MBA 13, created Traveling Spoon to connect the best home cooks with travelers looking for meaningful food experiences in local homes.

El Librepensador
Las marcas según Aaker
October 24, 2014
Professor Emeritus David Aaker outlines 20 main principles of branding outlined in his 2014 book, “Aaker on Branding.”

TechNewsWorld
Zuckerberg Talks His Way into Chinese Hearts and Minds
October 24, 2014
Visiting Professor Christopher Tang stated that Facebook needs to collaborate and coordinate with Beijing if it wants to succeed in China, and that knowing some basic Chinese and Chinese culture will go a long way.

USA Today
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella launches diversity effort
October 17, 2014
Professor Laura Kray, in the Haas Management of Organizations Group, stated that Microsoft CEO Nadella’s comments regarding female workers asking for a raise reflected a lack of sensitivity and lack of awareness of struggles that women face in the workplace, demonstrating how deeply rooted and widespread the problem is.

Reuters
C.A.R. Convenes State’s First Real Estate Summit with Five Universities and Leading Experts
October 16, 2014
Ken Rosen, chair of Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics at Haas, is one of the keynote speakers at the “the Real Estate Summit: Partnering for Change in California” with five universities and leading experts.

Yahoo! News
Reaching Out MBA, Inc. Announces Fellowship for LGBTQ Graduate Students
October 15, 2014
The Haas School is partnering with Reaching Out MBA, the nation’s leading organization for LGBT graduate business students, to offer the Reaching Out MBA Fellowship.

Yahoo! News
Why one college president took a $90,000 annual pay cut
October 15, 2014
Professor David Levine’s research has shown that layoffs and budget cuts are more acceptable to lower-paid employees if executives share some of the pain, as shared values can inspire faculty and staff at the institution.

Positions and Promotions
Women under attack from both men and women
October 15, 2014
A study conducted by Professor Laura Kray and PhD candidate Alex Van Zandt   in the Haas Management of Organizations Group shed light on the fact that both men and women were targeting women with more deception than men.

Bloomberg Businessweek
College Choice Publishes 2015 Ranking of Top 50 MBA Programs 
October 15, 2014
The Haas School ranked #4 in a ranking of the top fifty MBA programs in the U.S. published by College Choice.

Fortune
The most lucrative seven-figure MBA degrees
October 14, 2014
Berkeley-Haas placed fourth in a ranking of the median pay and bonus over the 20-year period of MBA graduates at the top 50 U.S. schools, with median income of $3,233,000.

Entrepreneur
How Revolution Foods Made a Business of Healthy Food for Healthier Students
October 14, 2014
Kristin Richmond and Kirsten Tobey, MBA 06, launched Revolution Foods that now provides more than 200,000 healthy, nutritionally balanced meals a day to more than 1000 primary and secondary school classrooms in California.

TechRepublic
40 under 40: Real difference makers in tech and business
October 14, 2014
Danae Ringelmann, MBA 08, made TechRepublic’s “40 under 40” list for co-founding Indiegogo, the international crowdfunding platform that has been launched in four languages and five currencies.

The Guardian 
Adobe exec: 'the most sustainable car is the one you don’t buy'
October 14, 2014
Vince DIgneo, MBA 88, describes the local sustainability initiatives led by Adobe’s green teams and shares his perspective on the use of the “green” label as Adobe’s sustainability strategist.

The New York Times
How to Win at Raising Money: Warn That You’re About to Lose 
October 6, 2014
A study by Associate Professor Don A. Moore showed that people are more likely to donate if campaign organizers say their campaign is losing.

The New York Times
An Open Window for Insider Sales
October 4, 2014
A study conducted by Professors Patricia Dechow and Alastair Lawrence in the Haas Accounting Group and PhD candidate James Ryans shed light on abnormal levels of insider selling before the SEC comment letters were published.

Business News Daily
The Truth about Negotiations: Women Are Lied to More
October 3, 2014
Study co-authored by Professor Laura Kray in the Management of Organizations Group found that women at the negotiating table were perceived as easier to deceive than men.

Huffington Post
6 Reasons Good Posture Can Make Your Whole Day Better
October 3, 2014
Assistant Professor Dana Carney in the Management of Organizations Group stated that proper posture signals to the brain that one is in the stance of power, which increases testosterone and leads to a productivity boost.

Bloomberg Businessweek
The Best Entrepreneurs Aren’t Risk Chasers. They’re Terrified
October 2, 2014
A paper by Professor John Morganin the Business and Public Policy and the Economic Analysis and Polic groupshighlights the fact that loss aversion is the single biggest motivator for entrepreneurs.

Forbes
The MBA of the Future Needs a Different Toolbox
October 1, 2014
The article leads with Dean Rich Lyons’s prediction that in the next 5-10 years, 50% of business schools could be put out of business by the online delivery of business programs.

American Marketing Association
The First Step in Building a Brand
October 1, 2014
Professor Emeritus David Aaker discusses the importance of building a brand vision, an articulated description of the aspirational image for the brand

Fox Wilmington
PayScale Releases Second Installment of Yearly College Salary Report Focusing On Majors & Careers
October 1, 2014
The Haas School of Business was listed for reporting the highest salary for business undergraduates -- $138,000 after 10 years of work experience.

U.S. News
Top Ranked Part-Time MBA Programs
September 30, 2014
The Evening & Weekend MBA Program, the top-ranked part-time MBA program per US News & World Report described in this round-up of part-time programs.

The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation
Executive Gatekeepers: Useful and Divertible Governance?
September 30, 2014
A paper by Assistant Professor of Finance Adair Morse studies the role of executive gatekeepers in preventing governance failures and the counter-incentive effects created by equity compensation.

World Economic Forum
Why are US workers being left behind?
September 30, 2014
An article by Professor Laura Tyson in the Business and Public Policy Group, director of Institute for Business & Social Impact, emphasizes the importance of fair distribution of profits in order to maintain America’s long-run living standards and economic competitiveness.

Bloomberg Businessweek
Business Management Degree Website Publishes List of 50 Most Innovative Business Schools in the United States 
September 29, 2014
The Haas School of Business was listed as the 8th most innovative business school in the country.

San Jose Mercury News
Local sports digest: Three Bay Area football players on Campbell Trophy list 
September 25, 2014
Chris Adcock, one of the Haas School’s recent (undergraduate) student athletes and a double major, was named a semifinalist for the Campbell Trophy, an award that goes to college football’s premier scholar-athlete.

Bloomberg Businessweek
New Research on the Impact of Financial Deregulation Catches the Eye of the Federal Reserve
September 24, 2014
Assistant Professor Amir Kermani is the co-author of the study “Credit-Induced Boom and Bust,” which explores how the deregulation of state laws that restricted lending to riskier borrowers falsely inflated the market and later caused the financial crisis.

The Daily Californian
UC forms investing entity to fund commercial endeavors from UC research
September 17, 2014
Assistant Professor Adair Morse in the Haas Finance Group commented on UC Ventures, a new effort to fund commercial endeavors developed from UC research.

Business Insider
The 30 Most Important Women Under 30 in Tech
September 16, 2014
Libby Leffler, BS 06, strategic partnerships manager at Facebook, was featured as one of the 30 most important women in tech under 30.

Fast Company
A startup offers a sustainable alternative to India’s chaotic garbage
September 15, 2014
Sampurn(e)arth, the first prize winner at the 2014 Global Social Venture Competition held at Berkeley-Haas, was featured in Fast Company for its idea to address Mumbai’s garbage problem.

ClinicaSpace
Honesty Linked To The Prefrontal Region of the Brain, University of California, Berkeley Study
September 15, 2014
Research by Assistant Professor Ming Hsu in the Haas Marketing Group, which shows that humans are not programmed to tell the truth when lying is advantageous, was featured in ClinicaSpace.

Venture Beat
Entrepreneurs need a framework for finding the crucial germ of a business idea
September 12, 2014
Steve Blank, entrepreneurship lecturer at Haas, contributed an article exploring where entrepreneurial ideas come from.

Forbes
Insiders Dump Stock in Advance of SEC Comment Letters
September 10, 2014
Research by Professor Patricia Dechow in the Haas Accounting Group shed light on insiders selling at abnormal levels before the SEC comment letters were published in this article.

CNBC
The unbundled MBA: How you’ll earn the degree in 25 years
September 10, 2014
Haas School Dean Richard Lyons’ prediction on the future of business schools as a result of online educational technologies featured in this article.Contra Costa TimesAccounting Today
 

HR Hero
May 5
Mother’s Day 2015: a time to explore gender equality at work
Jennifer Chatman, Paul J. Cortese Distinguished Professor of Management, says employers should encourage men to take advantage of parental leave. "If men are also taking these same types of leaves, they won’t be viewed as unusual," she says.

Stanford Social Innovation Review
Spring 2016 issue
New MOOCs for Rising Leaders
Berkeley-Haas partnered with Amr Al-Dabbagh, CEO and chairman of Al-Dabbagh Group, to develop Philanthropy U, a free program for nonprofit leaders worldwide. Ben Mangan, executive director of the Haas School’s Center for Social Sector Leadership, says that for him and others at the Haas School, the chance to help create Philanthropy U “instantly made sense.”

Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Sciences
May 5
Yale team wins runner-up in Patagonia eco-innovation business case competition
The students competed in a national business case contest sponsored by Patagonia and Berkeley-Haas.

Money
May 4
6 smart investing tips from a totally trustworthy financial adviser: mom
Don't be so confident! Prof. Terrance Odean of the Haas Finance Group says overconfident investors sabotage themselves by trading too frequently.

Forbes 
May 3
Forget kibble - two young entrepreneurs are building a made-to-order pet food delivery business
The Farmer's Dog, a health-focused, subscription-based pet food delivery service co-founded by Jonathan Regev, BS 13, received $2 million in seed funding to build its operations.

CoinDesk
May 3
What's encouraging blockchain R&D? Barclays, Citi and more weigh in
Large financial institutions don't intend to miss out on investing in blockchain, a giant database that keeps track of who owns how much bitcoin. A panel discussion included Ian Lee, MBA 10, of the Citi Blockchain Working Group.

Forbes 
May 3
Financial advice from 3 top professors on national Teacher Appreciation Day
"The best financial advice I ever received was to pursue a PhD in finance,” says Prof. Terrance Odean of the Haas Finance Group.

Expansión (Spanish link)
May 3
Joseph Jimenez, the CEO of the "joint venture"
Joseph Jimenez, MBA 84 and CEO of Novartis, thinks a model of "shared risk" between pharmaceutical companies and medical providers is the way forward for healthcare. (Also at Noticias Mexicanos.)

CNBC
May 3
This is the best city for small business in America: survey
San Jose is the No. 1 best city for small business and the San Francisco-Oakland area is No. 2, partly because of the proximity to leading business schools such as Berkeley-Haas.

MedCity News
May 3
Reforming like it’s 1999: a healthcare homage to Prince
Venture capital investor and Berkeley-Haas lecturer Lisa Suennen rewrites the lyrics to the Prince song "1999" as an homage to healthcare reform.

East Bay Times
May 3
Sports scene: DVC swimming, DVC track and field, Berean Christian volleyball
Lucas Abbott, director of the Center for Young Entrepreneurs at Haas, is coaching volleyball at Berean Christian High School.

NPR
May 2
Biotech's Theranos offers a cautionary tale for Silicon Valley
Often a product is developed only after millions are invested at startups like Theranos. "The first job requires that you really sell (investors) on this big idea before it's actually in hand," says Asst. Prof. Jo-Ellen Pozner of the Haas Management of Organizations Group. (Also at KQED.)

Les Hommes Modernes (French link)
May 2
Want to look like a leader? Get some muscle!
Intelligence, wisdom, and charisma are not enough, according to research by Prof. Cameron Anderson, Lorraine Tyson Mitchell Chair in Leadership & Communication II at the Haas Management of Organizations Group, who found that muscular men were perceived to be better leaders.

Datanami
May 2
How big data improves logging and compliance
Joe Goldberg, MBA 96, writes that big data solutions can handle the volume, velocity, and variety of log and machine data that causes trouble for traditional security software. 

John Batchelor Show (audio link)
May 2
The constant validation spending economy
The radio show looks at the New York Times article about cruise ships, in which Prof. Steve Tadelis, Joe Shoong Chair in International Business, said that getting the stratification of services right for people with different income levels is difficult for companies.

Business Because
May 2
Here's how BCG, Citi, and elite b-schools are bringing women into the c-suite
Berkeley-Haas is among the top 12 business schools that enroll at least 40% women.

Business Because
May 2
Big data, cloud computing start-ups are tempting elite MBA students - here's why
Investors are pouring billions of dollars into small start-ups. Gleb Budman, MBA 99, founded Backblaze in 2007, and the company has reported five-year revenue growth of 917%.

San Francisco Business Times
April 29
Influential women 2016
Berkeley-Haas has eight alumnae on the 2016 SF Business Times' Top Women Business Leaders list: Kira Makagon, MBA 96, EVP, Innovation, RingCentral; Joy Chen, MBA 87, Chairman & CEO, H20+ Beauty; Susan Biglieri, BS 84, CFO, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers; Carrie Dolan, MBA 97, CFO, Lending Club; Sarah Krevans, MBA, MPH 84, CEO, Sutter Health; Cathy Langridge, MBA 02, VP, Finance, Sephora; Rhonda Diaz Caldewey, MBA 88, MD, Cushman & Wakefield; and Lynelle Cameron, MBA 01, President & CEO, Autodesk Foundation.

Project Syndicate
April 29
Preschool confidential
Everyone agrees on the importance of high-quality early childhood education, writes Prof. Laura Tyson, director of the Institute for Business & Social Impact. But important ideas are emerging about how to shape, finance, and scale future early education programs.

And a few from last week:

New York Times
April 23
Building a better breast pump, not a milking machine
Jeff Alvarez, MBA 14, has designed the first major improvement in breast-pump design in 60 years, the hospital-grade Smart Pump by Naya. It uses a water-based suction system that is more efficient and more closely resembles the sensation of natural breast-feeding. (Also at Tracy Press.)

Fast Company 
April 22
My company's unlimited vacation policy growing pains
Bhavin Parikh, MBA 10 and CEO of Magoosh, an online education startup, writes that flexible vacation policies come with their share of challenges for both employees and managers.