Past Issues

Welcome to the digital version of Berkeley Haas and its predecessor, CalBusiness, the alumni magazines of the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley.

Contact Managing Editor Amy Marcott at [email protected] or 1(510) 643-7886 with questions or comments or to receive a complimentary copy of Berkeley Haas.


The Dean of the Year Issue

  • Top of Her Game: Ann Harrison Honored as Dean of the Year by Poets & Quants.
  • Augmented Intelligence: The generative AI revolution is already happening in the workplace—and it looks nothing like you’d expect.
  • Wayfinders : The Haas connections that help alumni reimagine business.

The 125th Anniversary Issue

  • Points of Pride: Moments showcasing Haas’ pioneering impact on the business world.
  • What’s the Big Idea?: Revolutionary findings by Haas faculty that have advanced business.
  • Future Sense: Spotting prescient ideas.

The Evolution of Work Issue

  • Work in Progress: Haas experts on what to expect in the ever-evolving arena of work.
  • Out of the Blues: Haas alumni work to destigmatize mental illness and improve well-being.
  • Advising Germany: Professor Ulrike Malmendier discusses her role as a top economic expert in Europe.

The Public Service Issue

  • Degree of Freedom: With the biggest gift in Haas’ history, real estate legend Ned Spieker, BS 66, has transformed the undergraduate experience for generations to come.
  • Mission Critical: Andy Kurtzig, BS 94, leads his Ukrainian employees amid an unrelenting war.
  • Going Public: Haas Alumni Take On Civic Leadership.
  • Outside of the Box: Stay on top of your business game with the latest from Haas classrooms.

The Decision-Making Issue

  • Clouded Judgment: Haas researchers delve into the science of why we make the decisions we do.
  • Second Acts: Haas alumni model versions of retirement worth saving for.
  • Tour de Force: Alvaro Silberstein, MBA 17, helps those with disabilities navigate the world.

The Intrapreneurship Issue

  • Inside Edge: The Haas influence on corporate innovation.
  • Wish You Were Here: Evolving your company culture for the new world of work.
  • Defying Expectations: HubSpot CEO Yamini Rangan, MBA 03, embraces the unexpected.

The Sustainability Issue

  • Flex Benefits: New cohort widens access to the Berkeley MBA.
  • Big Business: Haas alumni innovate to help solve climate crisis.
  • Meal Plans: Rethinking food from the ground up.

The Summer Olympics Issue

  • Passing the Torch: The lives of Haas Summer Olympians.
  • Money Moves: Haas alumni ride the wave of fintech revolution.
  • Mixed Signals: Ten things managers should know about nonverbal behavior.

The Healthcare Issue

  • National Treasures: Haas economists manage nation’s finances.
  • Health Influencers: Haas alumni accelerate healthcare’s future.
  • The Font Detective: Thomas Phinney, MBA 03, uncovers forgeries and solves modern-day crimes.

The Space Issue

  • Space, Reimagined: Haas alumni rethink our physical world.
  • The Perfect Plan: Pro golfer Collin Morikawa, BS 19, won the 2020 PGA Championship in his first-ever attempt thanks in part to a business strategy born at Berkeley Haas.
  • Finding Serendipity: Photographer Andrew Kung, BS 13, captures the stories of overlooked communities.

The Pandemic Leadership Issue

  • Leadership for a New Era: Haas alumni shine amid our changing world.
  • Shifting Careers: Practiced career-switcher Karen Hayes, MBA 01, offers advice for altering your work trajectory.
  • A Man of Transaction: Celebrating Nobel Prize-winning economist Oliver Williamson.
  • Women of Influence: 150 Years of Women at Berkeley.

The Global Innovation Hubs Issue

  • Silicon World: Far from the Bay Area, Haas alumni create emerging tech and innovation hubs.
  • Living the Dream: Matthew Wangeman, BS 92, wants to change how you think about disability.
  • Detangling the Mystery: Haas and Berkeley alumni are at the forefront of the fight against Lyme Disease.

The Crusaders for Open Science Issue

  • How We’re Duped by Data: Haas faculty lead movement to restore faith in science.
  • Real Estate Prophet: Lifetime Achievement Award winner Constance Moore, MBA 80, is a master at turning properties into big revenue.
  • Conscientious Connector: Fair Trade USA founder and CEO Paul Rice, MBA 96, Haas’ Leading Through Innovation Award winner, creates positive social and environmental change for everyone along a supply chain.

The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Issue

  • All In: The path to a diverse and inclusive Haas.
  • Nation Building: Matthew Wadhwani, MBA 13, is changing the game for the Puyallup Tribe of Indians.
  • Managing Z: Are you ready for the new generation of employees just entering the workforce?

The New Dean Issue

  • Choreographing Haas’ Future: New Dean Ann Harrison outlines her plans to advance Haas.
  • The Prejudice of Algorithms: Statistical discrimination has replaced human prejudice in lending, Haas study finds.
  • Second in Command: Eleni Kounalakis, MBA 92, elected CA’s 50th Lt. Governor.

The Question the Status Quo Issue

  • Fearless Woman of Wall Street: With keen business acumen and a focus on personal engagement, Margo Alexander, BS 68, blazed a trail for women in the financial services industry.
  • Advertising Maverick: TubeMogul Co-Founder Brett Wilson, MBA 07, revolutionized digital advertising by making it more simple, accountable, and transparent.
  • Dreaming of the Stars: Frank Bunger, MBA 18, aims to send tourists into space.
  • The Enduring Effects of Affirmative Action: Controversy aside, federal affirmative action has had lasting impact on black employment.

The Blockchain Issue

  • A New Internet: How Berkeley Haas is accelerating blockchain’s potential.
  • Smooth Segues: A letter from Interim Dean Laura D’Andrea Tyson.
  • Happy 120th Birthday, Berkeley Haas!: A handful of moments showcasing the longevity of Berkeley Haas’ distinctive character.

The Dean Rich Lyons Issue

  • Leading with Soul and Purpose: Berkeley Haas culture champion Rich Lyons, BS 82, completes his tenure as dean.
  • Vibrancy on View: The transparent design of Connie & Kevin Chou Hall showcases the creative energy of Berkeley Haas.
  • Why is Gender Equality So Hard to Achieve? Closing the gap may require a shift in mindset, says Prof. Laura Kray.

The Pioneering Ideas Issue

  • The Alchemist of Innovation Management: Knowledge-management pioneer Ikujiro Nonaka, MBA 68, PhD 72, has transformed how people drive innovation together.
  • Mapping the Future: John Hanke, MBA 96, alters how we interact with the world, creating cultural phenomena.
  • Strategic Thinker: A pioneer in strategic management, Prof. Emeritus Raymond Miles defined human resource management styles taught today.

The Berkeley Leader Issue

  • An Intellectual Revolution: Berkeley Haas marks the 30-year milestone of trailblazing the discipline of behavioral economics.
  • The Berkeley Advantage: Berkeley Leaders challenge convention, offering new thinking for the new economy.
  • Rethinking Education: Online education pioneer John “Jack” Larson, BS 73, supports budding business leaders and data scientists.

The New Building Issue

  • The Gift of Transformation: Building donors Kevin Chou, BS 02, and Dr. Connie Chen want their gift to honor the public mission of UC Berkeley and to provide educational access to all students.
  • Community Driven: The vision of Ned Spieker, BS 66, made Haas’ new building a reality. He is one of five founding donors who led the way for it to be completely privately funded.
  • What’s Blocking Gender Equality?: A UN report co-authored by Haas Prof. Laura Tyson offers a business case for inclusive economic growth.

The Beyond Yourself Issue

  • Builders of Dreams: Business Leaders of the Year Susan Chamberlin, MBA 87, and her husband, Steve, spent years planning new structures and cityscapes. Now they’re redesigning the world of public education.
  • A Healthy Success: Leading Through Innovation winner Albert Lee, MBA 04, co-founder of MyFitnessPal, makes it easy for millions to lead healthier lives.
  • Lessons from Everest: For mountaineering and workplace teams, cooperation may be a dangerous symptom of groupthink, says Prof. Jennifer Chatman, PhD 88.

The Collaboration Issue

  • Closer Than Ever: Berkeley Haas and the College of Engineering team up to offer a new Management, Entrepreneurship, & Technology undergrad program.
  • Building a Cross-Sector Career: Widen the types of organizations you join to lead a more satisfying professional life.
  • Teams That Work: Startups co-founded by Berkeley business and engineering alumni illustrate the value of cross-disciplinary collaborations.

The Public Policy Issue

  • The Blossoming of Public Policy: Dean Rich Lyons on why the thought leadership of Berkeley Haas faculty is needed
  • Advising Norway: Haas Prof. Richard Stanton suggests opportunities for the world’s largest government-owned investment fund

The Confidence Without Attitude Issue

  • Modern Branding: Berkeley Haas’ marketing maestro reflects on past and future branding trends
  • Progress in a Bold Quest: Haas’ Business Leader of the Year Joseph Jimenez, MBA 84, the CEO of Novartis, has taken special aim at cancer
  • Dream Makers: Danae Ringelmann and Eric Schell, MBA 08s, revolutionize the crowdfunding industry

The Defining Leadership Principles Issue

  • The Ripple Effect of Culture: It’s been five years since Berkeley Haas launched its Defining Leadership Principles

The Energy Issue

  • Mastering Energy: The Energy Institute at Haas
  • Haas Fast-Forward: Construction has begun on Berkeley Haas’ six-story, 80,000-square-foot North Academic Building

The Question the Status Quo Issue

  • Green Power Player: Stuart Bernstein, BS 86, shakes up investment banking
  • Travel Forecaster: Travel Forecaster The ingenuity of the late Ralph Bahna, MBA 65, helped the travel industry evolve
  • An Enduring Love for Cal: Earl F. Cheit impacted Berkeley Haas and management education in profound and lasting ways

The Faculty Issue

  • Faculty Rock Stars: Meet professors Ulrike Malmendier and Toby Stuart
  • What’s Next: The class of 2014 reflects on post-graduate plans and their biggest takeaways from Haas
  • Going Public: Two companies led by Haas alumni set their sights on the public markets

The Social Impact Issue

  • Empowering Business & Social Impact: A new institute at Haas is rethinking the role of business in society
  • The Plato & Newton of Branding: How David Aaker has reshaped the universe of marketing

The Family Issue

  • Family of Philanthropists: Douglas E. Goldman carries on a long tradition of giving
  • Expanding the Menu: Two MBA 06 alumnae lead Revolution Foods through exponential growth
  • Real Estate Up Close: Prof. Nancy Wallace opens a new Big Data lab to build better indices

The International Issue

  • Far-Flung Leaders: Business on a global scale opens the door to extraordinary careers
  • OB Game Changer: Prof. Barry Staw’s far-reaching influence in organizational behavior

The Entrepreneurship Issue

  • Goodbye Business Plan, Hello Lean LaunchPad: Rewriting the rules of entrepreneurship
  • Building a Startup Ecosystem: Q&A with Lester Center Faculty Director Toby Stuart
  • Get Out of the Building: Haas Lecturer Steve Blank pioneers a new model for teaching entrepreneurship
  • Risk Takers: Haas entrepreneurs and VCs share insights on navigating risk
  • The Accidental Spy: Alum Kenneth Taylor plays a major role in the Iran hostage crisis and the Oscar-winning movie Argo

The Leadership Issue

  • A Force at the Fed: Vice Chair and Haas Prof. Emeritus Janet Yellen
  • Audacious Mission in Africa: Patrick Awuah, MBA 99
  • At the Forefront of Finance: Prof. Mark Rubinstein

The Culture Issue

  • How Haas’ Defining Leadership Principles are sparking change at the school.
  • Win-Win: Haas athletes apply lessons from the field of sports to the world of business.
  • Wicked Solutions: Senior Lecturer Sara Beckman’s unique Problem Finding, Problem Solving course.
  • Culture Club: Three alumni help foster their companies’ unique cultures.

The Food Issue

  • John Foraker, MBA 94, leads Annie’s beyond the kids’ menu to an IPO.
  • The Future of Food
  • LA Chef Eric Greenspan reinvents an American Class
  • Haas in the Wine Country
  • Henry Chesbrough on Open Services Innovation
  • Your Haas Network
  • Life Saver: Haas connections in the MBA class of 2008 help prevent the death of a baby boy.
  • Your Haas Network
  • Outside the Classroom: Haas expands experiential learning to build innovative leaders.
  • Your Haas Network
  • Hardly Strictly Business: Cal Alum Warren Hellman Plays to His Own Tune in Investing, Philanthropy
  • Your Haas Network
  • Breaking Through: How Three Alumnae Blazed Their Own Ways to Success
  • Your Haas Network
  • Nobel Achiever: How Oliver Williamson revolutionized the way economists look at organizations.
  • Your Haas Network
  • Business Beyond Borders: Richard C. Blum, BS 58, MBA 59, is the recipient of the Haas School’s 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • Your Haas Network
  • Setting a New Direction: Dean Rich Lyons on the Haas School’s distinctive approach to developing leaders
  • Your Haas Network
  • The Future of the Economy: Five Haas Experts Propose Solutions for the Current Crisis
  • Your Haas Network
  • Top Acrobat at Adobe: CEO Shantanu Narayen, MBA 93
  • Your Haas Network
  • Dean Tom Campbell: Business as a Noble Pursuit
  • Your Haas Network
  • Business Leader of the Year: Barbara Desoer
  • Your Haas Network
  • Transforming Markets
  • Your Haas Network
  • The Quiet Revolutionary: Paul Otellini, CEO of Intel
  • An Innovative Mindset
  • Business Leader of the Year: Barclay Simpson
  • Your Haas Network
  • Leveraging the Power of Two
  • Your Haas Network
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Haas School Recognizes A.W. “Tom” Clausen
  • The Politics of Energy in California
  • Applying Rocket Science to Business Decisions
  • Learning by Doing: Real-life projects Prepare Students
  • A Matter of Business: Williams-Sonoma’s Howard Lester
  • Beyond Dot-Com: The Marriage Between Business and Engineering
  • Haas Undergraduates Mean Business
  • Returning the Gift of Education
  • Wireless & Global
  • Bricks and Mortar Boards
  • Former Congressman Tom Campbell Named Dean of the Haas School
  • Learning from the Boom: Five Lessons From the 90s
  • Building a Legacy
  • Keep it Simple, Marketer!
  • The Tyson Years