“Classified” is a series spotlighting some of the more powerful lessons faculty are teaching in Haas classrooms. Just seconds into his funding pitch for a mobile robot that could assist in emergencies, Justin Jeffers realized that his carefully timed audio of a detonation had failed. Jeffers quickly pivoted. “Boom! Big explosion!” yelled Jeffers, EWMBA 21,
Haas In The Headlines
The EconomistNov 1
The b-school industry is being shaken up, and nowhere as much as within the U.S. Former Haas Dean Richard Lyons, William & Janet Cronk Chair in Innovative Leadership, said he sees the future in providing lifelong professional education as a service. "Give alumni know-how on demand, searchable online," he said.
San Francisco ChronicleOct 29
The California wildfires are already diminishing state residents' standards of living, their right to work, and most significantly, their right to life and security, professional faculty member Marissa Saretsky writes. "The cost of inaction will be even higher when considering the physical damage, long-term financial consequences, and the often-irreparable cost to human lives and livelihoods."
The New York TimesOct 24
The article cites research by affiliated Berkeley Haas Prof. Enrico Moretti, the Michael Peevey and Donald Vial Professor of Economics, that real estate commissions are stuck at an artificially high rate of 6%. The writer explains how he saved tens of thousands of dollars by paying his realtor an hourly rate rather than a commission, while the realtor was happy for the guaranteed income.