Finance Professor Malmendier Receives 2013 Fischer Black Prize

Berkeley-Haas Finance Professor Ulrike Malmendier has been honored by the American Finance Association as the top finance scholar under the age of 40. The prize is modeled after the Fields Medal in mathematics and the Clark Medal in economics. Her research papers range from "Depression Babies: Do Macroeconomic Experiences Affect Risk-Taking?" to "Paying Not to Go to the Gym." Read more


Haas Professors Teece, Garleanu, Morse Honored for Excellence in Research and Scholarly Service
Prof. David Teece is the recipient of the New Zealand Order of Merit. Associate Prof. Nicolae Garleanu is the winner of the Smith Breeden Prize from the Journal of Finance. Visiting Assistant Prof. Adair Morse has received the Journal of Finance's Brattle Prize.


Internationally Recognized Consultant Ron Ashkenas Named Haas Executive-in-Residence
Ron Ashkenas, a senior partner at Schaffer Consulting who specializes in "injecting simplicity into a complex world," has been appointed a Haas School executive-in-residence. In his role, Ashkenas will focus his attention on the school's online learning initiatives and Haas@Work course.


Expert Brand Builder Gary Shansby to Speak Feb. 14
Master brand builder Gary Shansby, who helped establish such names as Famous Amos cookies, La Victoria Mexican Foods, and Voss Water, will speak on Thursday, Feb. 14 at 12:30 p.m. in the Executive Learning Classroom (S480).

Two Undergrad Alumni Named Most-admired CEOs by San Francisco Business Times

Two Haas undergraduate alumni -- Joy Chen, BS 87, of Yes To, and Andy Kurtzig, BS 94, of -- were among the 15 winners of the San Francisco Business Times 2012 Most-admired CEOs Award.


Journal Spotlights Alum at eBay

Chris Plasser, MBA 04, head of product at RedLaser, part of eBay mobile, made the "40 under 40" list compiled by the Silicon Valley Business Journal last month.


Innovation in Action: MBA Grad Brings Haas@Work to Life at Wells Fargo
After graduation, Amir Zelazny, MBA 09, went on to build the kernel of an idea from his Haas@Work project into a major new strategy for Wells Fargo Bank.


Media Shines Spotlight on Two Companies with Haas Origins
Two Bay Area companies hatched and nurtured through the Berkeley MBA Program recently received some high-profile coverage: Indiegogo, an online crowdfunding platform, was showcased in a Financial Times article, and TubeMogul, a media buying platform for video advertising, was featured in an Advertising Age article on the company's recent $20 million Series C round of funding.

New Semester Brings More Experiential Learning, Design Thinking Courses to Students

MBA students will have new ways to fulfill their experiential learning requirement this spring semester, and new topics to explore -- including failure. Haas undergrads will have new opportunities to learn about everything from design thinking to motivating people.

Financial Engineering Student Alfred Yuan Wins Morgan Stanley Competition
Alfred Yuan, MFE 13, won the $5,000 Morgan Stanley Prize for Excellence in Financial Markets for a paper focused on designing and implementing an algorithm to accelerate the computations of complex financial systems.

Don't Miss Our Largest Bay Area Events
Mark your calendars for these events:
- Haas Celebration, Silicon Valley, Menlo Circus Club Jan. 30 - SOLD OUT
- Haas Celebration, San Francisco, Gap Inc. Mar. 20
- MBA Reunion Weekend April 25-28

In addition, HAN chapters will produce another 200 alumni events worldwide. Online event calendar




Work-life Re-education of a Feminist
Women have to exist in the work world as it is today, unaccommodating to working mothers and working fathers. The workplace just wasn't designed with us in mind. Learn more

The Top Job Search Trends of 2013
If you're a job seeker, now is the perfect time to reinvigorate your efforts, try some new strategies or consider a fresh perspective. Learn more

Resume Advice After a Career Break
The interviewer already knows you took a career break. When the topic of the career break comes up, do not apologize. Learn more

The Importance of Self-Advocacy
Self-advocacy and thirst for feedback are essential qualities for career management and life -- from the classroom to the boardroom. Learn more


Job Search Workshop: Strengths-Based Branding and Networking (at Haas)
Tue, Feb 5, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Registration from 6:00 to 6:30 pm

In this experiential workshop you will identify your own talents and learn techniques to leverage them. Kathryn Ullrich, Director of Alumni Career Services at UCLA Anderson, will take Anderson and Haas MBA Alumni through assessments and exercises to recognize how your strengths can be applied to your job search, your branding in your elevator pitch, and your networking.
MBA Alumni Register in the "Workshop" section of CareerNet

Alumni Relations Presents: Career Change for Executives and Professionals Over 40 (Webinar)
Wed, Feb 13, 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Career change calls for a different skill set and mindset compared to achieving success within a field. Haas PhD Cathy Goodwin shares tips especially targeted to those over 40. Register online. MBA alumni register through CareerNet.


NEW Alumni Benefit:
Connect the Dots: Customized Networking Service
Thinking about your next career move or fine-tuning your network? The Haas Alumni Relations team can help you connect the dots. We will help you find alumni in your target industry or at coveted companies. To take advantage of networking services customized to your specific needs, please complete this form.

Did you know that Alumni services are powered by the Haas Fund? The school supports many other opportunities to engage with your network. Learn more about these other remarkable benefits.

Your Alumni MBA CareerNet Briefcase...
...contains resources to help manage your career.
Career Websites including resources for Executives, Flexible Workforce Recruiting, Global Jobs, Networking, Jobs in the Non Profit Sector, Executive Search Firms, Salary Information, and Self-Employment.

International and Domestic Career Advisors:
If you are a Berkeley MBA graduate living outside the Bay Area or looking to relocate, the Haas School can connect you with an advisor to support your career path. The Haas Worldwide Advisor Network includes experienced business coaches across the United States and around the globe. Scheduling and billing are handled directly with the advisor. See list of advisors.



Give Us Your Feedback!

The UC Berkeley Executive Education team is developing and refining programs to meet the changing needs of business executives around the globe. Please fill out our 5-minute survey and share your thoughts about programs you'd like to see in 2013 and beyond. As a thank-you, your name will be included in a drawing to receive one free day at a 2013 Executive Education program of your choice.

Ctr for Exec Ed, Berkeley-Haas
15% Discount for Haas alumni. Enroll now and enter priority code "cee15" for your discount on these programs:

High-Impact Leadership: Developing Your Communication Style
Mar 18 - Mar 20, 2013
A leadership and communications workshop utilizing techniques and activities from theater and performance arts. Enroll

Negotiations & Influence
Mar 25 - Mar 27, 2013
A negotiations training program for developing long-term, productive relationships critical to business success. Enroll

Women's Executive Leadership Program
Apr 8 - Apr 11, 2013
Participants will gain a deep understanding of their leadership approach, negotiating style, beliefs and assumptions about their power. Enroll



Web Calendar

Jan 31 - New York, NY
Holiday Party

Jan 31 - San Diego, CA
Alumni Mixer

Feb 2 - Berkeley, CA
Tour of Memorial Stadium, Sandy Barbour Talk, Basketball Game

Feb 2 - Washington, D.C.
Ice Skating at the National Gallery of Art

Feb 12 - Oakland, CA
Brewery Tour

Feb 27 - Berkeley, CA
PACT Apparel Discussion

Mar 1 - San Francisco, CA
Student-led: Healthcare Conference

Mar 5 - San Francisco, CA
Real Estate Outlook Presentation

Mar 16 - Berkeley, CA
Student-led: Asia Business Conference

Mar 20 - San Francisco, CA
Haas Celebration in San Francisco

Apr 5 - Berkeley, CA

Student-led: LAHBA Conference

Apr 6 - Berkeley, CA
Student-led: Women in Leadership Conference

Apr 25-28 - Berkeley, CA
MBA Reunion Weekend

Apr 27 - Berkeley, CA
All-Alumni Conference

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Investor Beware: Stock Analysts' Rounded Forecasts Are More Inaccurate and Upwardly Biased than those that strive for penny-precision.
Prof. Patricia Dechow


Associate Prof. Catherine Wolfram, co-faculty director of the Energy Institute at Haas, writes an op-ed in the Sacramento Bee on what California can learn about energy efficiency from Spanish retailer Zara, a leader in using customer feedback and data analytics.

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