Yale SOM Exchange

Yale SOM Exchange is the Yale School of Management’s series of online conversations. This series provides alumni and the entire Yale SOM community with opportunities to keep learning about faculty research, current events, and career strategies. Below is a list and recordings of all past events. Please visit the alumni events page to view all upcoming webinars in this series.

All Exchange events are sponsored by the Offices of Alumni Relations, Career Development, and Communications. Questions/comments/or ideas about the series should be sent to yalesomalumni@yale.edu

Can Personal Values Survive a Politically Extreme Era? (May 2018)

Maintaining Your Values

Professionals working both inside and outside the U.S. government face a shifting terrain where political polarization is growing and long-established norms that used to serve as landmarks are fading. Experts discuss navigating the challenges of working in and engaging with an administration that has torn up the playbook.

How Does an Idea Become a Startup? (February 2018)

idea become a startup

Launching a startup is always hard. Many successful entrepreneurs do it over and over, testing out new ideas and iterating on successful products. Serial entrepreneur Brad Hargreaves YC ’08 talked with Yale SOM’s Jennifer McFadden ’08 about how to turn a hunch into a business opportunity.

Other Past Events

  • [Careers Webinar] The Power of Your Network! (May 2018) Watch Here [Featuring: Marissa King]
  • A Conversation with Vivek H. Murthy ’03 MBA/MD, 19th Surgeon General of the United States (January 2018) Watch Here [Featuring: Vivek Murthy ‘03 MBA/MD and Marissa King]
  • Can Technology Make Us Happy? (October 2017) Watch Here [Featuring: Amy Blankson ‘06]
  • Will Big Data Change the World? (June 2017) Watch Here  [Featuring: Nicholas Christakis, Meagen Eisenberg ’04, and Harlan Krumholz, MD]
  • How Do Mayors Get Things Done? (June 2016) Watch Here [Featuring: Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, Richard Berry, Byron Brown, and Madeline Rogero]
  • What Keeps the Poor from Adopting New Technology (March 2016) Watch Here [Featuring: Mushfiq Mobarak, Brian Lobue ‘08, Lindsey Stradley YC ‘03, and Andrew Youn YC ‘00]
  • What’s Next for the Eurozone? (December 2015) Watch Here [Featuring: Andrew Metrick, Kyriacos Sabatakakis ‘86 YC, Mary Tanner, and Stavros Thomadakis ‘68 YC]
  • How Do You Encourage Innovation? (October 2015) Watch Here [Featuring: Florian Ederer, Ashley Goldsmith, Robert Mulroy ‘91, and Phil Ventimiglia ‘96]