On April 24th, the Environment SIG invited Dan Horan '95 to share general lessons he has learned on leadership and entrepreneurship. In his talk, he gave a real flavor for his day-to-day activities as CEO and President, and described the challenges of running both Papaya King and, earlier, an organic farm.
Professors Matt Spiegel and Shyam Sunder organized a reunion and networking event for former and current students of MGT 948 - Security Analysis. Nine alums of the course, now working in the financial services industry, and four current students joined Spiegel and Sunder for cocktails and dinner at the Yale Club in New York City on March 31. All enjoyed the opportunity to review how their investment recommendations had fared over time.
Unstuck, the new book by Assistant Professor Sandra Spataro and Keith Yamashita, a founder of Stone Yamashita Partners, is a practical resource to "help you move forward when everything else seems to be headed in reverse."
Nonprofit organizations often find themselves caught in the "funding trap," beholden to foundations and donors for financial support. In today's economy, most nonprofits can't afford to rely on outside contributions as their sole source of revenue.
New Haven, Conn.—May 4, 2004—The International Center for Finance (ICF) at the Yale School of Management has received a $1.6 million grant for the study of behavioral finance—The Whitebox Advisors Grant—bestowed by Andrew Redleaf, Yale '78 MA, '78 BA, and his company Whitebox Advisors.
The Yale Entrepreneurial Society awarded winners of the Y50K Business Plan Competition with $50,000 in cash prizes on Saturday, April 17, 2004. Yale SOM Teams, Geometrique and GroceryMedia took 2nd and 3rd place in the for-profit category.
New Haven, Conn.—April 15, 2004— Roger G. Ibbotson, Professor in the Practice of Finance at the Yale School of Management, is a recipient of the 2003 Graham and Dodd Award for his paper "Long-Run Stock Returns: Participating in the Real Economy" with Peng Chen, Managing Director and Director of Research of Ibbotson Associates.
New Haven, Conn.—April 12, 2004— The Yale School of Management announced today that Dean Jeffrey E. Garten will be stepping down in June 2005, after he completes his second five-year term as dean of Yale University's business school.
A team of Yale SOM students just returned from their Spring Break excursion to Nigeria. Representing different academic disciplines and cultural backgrounds, the student "ambassadors" had a unique experience in the West African nation that has undergone major democratic and economic changes in a short time.