Joel Podolny, Jake Thomas, and Jonathan Feinstein discussed SOM's new core curriculum in The Wall Street Journal's M.B.A. Track column. In the article, which focuses on the multidisciplinary nature of the new first-year curriculum, columnist Ron Alsop wrote, "Other schools are taking steps toward a more integrated curriculum, too, but not on the scale of Yale's bold revision."
Sharon Oster discussed Bill Gates's decision to quit his day-to-day role at Microsoft in two years to spend more time on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. "A lot of corporate foundations were born in the corporate style, but few have had someone of Gates's stature get involved personally in the execution of their programs," Oster told the Washington Post.
In the Boston Globe, Barry Nalebuff commented on hidden fees that companies tack on—a credit card company that offers low annual fees but charges high late fees and interest rates hidden in the fine print, for example.
Owen Lamont testified as an expert witness in the United States Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on “Hedge Funds and Independent Analysts: How Independent are Their Relationships?” In his testimony, Lamont said that although short selling has come un
Bruce Judson discussed why the start-up successes of Silicon Valley have been elusive abroad in USA Today. He said culture plays a big role. "A flourishing entrepreneurial economy requires a culture that values individualism, does not penalize people for trying and failing, and assumes individuals will work at many companies throughout their careers."