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Marktplace: Why hiring a new CEO can be really difficult

March 24th, 2017

The world’s biggest entertainment company is taking a little more time to choose a new CEO. Disney announced it will extend the contract for CEO Robert Iger for another year, until 2019. This is the third time Disney has extended Iger’s contract. He was originally supposed to retire in 2015, but Disney keeps convincing him to stay on, this time with a $5 million bonus for the extra year. Disney isn’t the first company to have trouble putting a succession plan in place. Why is it so hard? Jeff Sonnenfeld gives this thoughts.

Saphlux Founder Chen Chen ’16 Receives $5 Million in Funding

March 21st, 2017

The new investment will enable Saphlux to scale up production at a new manufacturing facility in Branford.

The Design of Business | The Business of Design: Lee Moreau

March 21st, 2017

Lee Moreau is a principal at the innovation and design consultancy Continuum.

The Design of Business | The Business of Design: Bobby C. Martin Jr

March 14th, 2017

Bobby C. Martin, Jr., is a founding partner of the agency OCD | The Original Champions of Design.

Can a Conglomerate Be Nimble?

March 14th, 2017

From a trucking company to Facebook’s digital ad rep in Latin America. From Pepsi bottling to satellite TV. Clearly the Cisneros Group hasn’t relied entirely on organic growth.

Yale SOM Hosts Student-Led Global Network Week on Design and Innovation

March 13th, 2017

The hands-on course is the first student-run Global Network Week offering.

NYSE Launches Index Based on Research by Prof. Roger Ibbotson

March 10th, 2017

Professor Roger Ibbotson is a finance veteran whose research has helped shape investing for decades. But earlier this year, he had the chance to participate in a Wall Street ritual for the first time, when he rang the closing bell at the end of a day of trading at the New York Stock Exchange.

Integrated Leadership Case Competition Kicks Off April 7th at Yale SOM

March 9th, 2017

The 5th Annual Integrated Leadership Case Competition will feature 15 teams from around the world.

Back to the Future: How 40 Years Has Changed the CEO Post

March 9th, 2017

Every aspect of the CEO role—including titles and duties—has endured wrenching redefinition since 1977.

How Does Immigration Affect Global Business?

March 9th, 2017

Voters concerned about immigration helped swing both the Brexit vote and the election of Donald Trump, but the anxiety doesn’t end with Britain and the United States.