New Institute to Boost Efforts in Creating Social and Environmental Impact
The Haas School will significantly boost its efforts to inspire creative and effective business solutions to address some of the world's most pressing problems with the launch of its new Institute for Business and Social Impact, led by Professor Laura Tyson.



Evening & Weekend MBA Program Ranks #2
The Evening & Weekend Berkeley MBA Program placed #2 in a Bloomberg Businessweek ranking of part-time MBA programs, up from #5 in the prior 2011 ranking.

Four Members of Haas Community Honored by Thinkers50 Global Ranking of Management Thinkers
Haas Adjunct Prof. Henry Chesbrough, PhD 97, and UC Berkeley School of Information Professor Morten Hansen made the 2013 Thinkers50 global ranking of management thinkers. Alumnus Ikujiro Nonaka, MBA 68, PhD 72, received the Thinkers50 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award this month, while Haas Lecturer Steve Blank was short-listed for a Thinkers50 Breakthrough Idea Award.

Haas Salutes Its Veterans (Video)
Haas recognizes its students who are veterans, who exemplify our Defining Principle of Beyond Yourself and enrich our community with their global perspective and leadership.


Veteran Jonathan Lim, MBA 14, Nominated White House Champion of Change
Jonathan Lim was more than 300 feet under the sea in a Navy submarine when he had an epiphany—his mission in life is to help change the world's energy-use paradigm to create a sustainable future.

Berkeley Entrepreneurship Week Brings Entrepreneurs, VCs to Campus, Nov. 18-22
The first Berkeley Entrepreneurship Week organized by Startup@Berkeley, an interdisciplinary club, will bring nearly two dozen entrepreneurs and venture capitalists from such companies as Evernote and Sequoia Capital to campus to inspire students to pursue entrepreneurial careers.

Study Linking Shareholder Resolutions to Firm Performance Wins Moskowitz Prize
Adopting corporate social responsibility shareholder resolutions leads to large increases in shareholder value and operating performance, according to the study that won the 2013 Moskowitz Prize for Socially Responsible Investing.

Accounting Prof. Emeritus John Wheeler Passes Away
Professor Emeritus John T. Wheeler, whose research in accounting education contributed to the development of management sciences and computer-based business games at UC Berkeley in the 1960s, died on Oct. 21.

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HAN chapters will produce 200 alumni events worldwide. Online event calendar




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MBA Alumni: Coaching for Managers
Wed, Nov 20 at Noon, PST— Webinar
MBA alumni register in MBA CareerNet

MBA Alumni:  LinkedIn:  Improve your Profile & Your Search Techniques
Tue, Dec 3  at Noon — Webinar
MBA alumni register in MBA CareerNet


Berkeley Alumni Forums – YPO-style Leadership Development
Berkeley Alumni Forums are leadership development forums for high-performing professionals and operate on the same principles as the Young Presidents' Organization forums. Groups of 8-10 Haas alumni meet monthly to tackle the difficult issues encountered by experienced managers and individual contributors. Open to Haas alumni of all degree programs. More Info / Register

To learn more, attend one of these informational webinars:

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. To take advantage of services customized to your specific needs, please complete this form.

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

Your Alumni MBA CareerNet Briefcase...
...contains resources to help manage your career.
Career websites include resources for executives, flexible workforce recruiting, global jobs, networking, jobs in the nonprofit sector, executive search firms, salary information, and self-employment.



Explore New Options for Lifelong Learning
Conferences, lectures, and videos for your travels. Check out the menu of options for Lifelong Learning through Haas.

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

The Innovative Organization — Nov 18-22
Innovation drives the modern enterprise. Entrepreneurial leaders of successful firms thrive on capturing and capitalizing on the opportunities created by new technologies, new markets, new customers, and new ways of doing business. Our five-day innovation program for high-level managers delivers the skills to galvanize opportunity, evolve new strategies, lead new initiatives, and build "the innovative organization." Register

High-Impact Leadership — Nov 20-22
Learn how to engage in productive interpersonal exchanges and create influence over any audience. Our three-day program breaks the mold of conventional leadership workshops and utilizes powerful theater techniques to train participants in the art of communication. You will acquire public speaking and communication skills that make powerful impressions on your audiences and forge more productive relationships with coworkers. Register

Venture Capital Executive Program — Dec 2-6
Venture Capital is a driving force behind entrepreneurship and innovation, yet the unique inner workings of venture capital firms and their processes are a well-guarded secret, closed to those without privileged entrée. This program offers a window into the inside dynamics of the most successful venture capital firms in the world's premier innovation cluster: Silicon Valley, California. Register



Web Calendar

Nov 14 — San Diego
Alumni Happy Hour

Nov 16 — San Francisco
HULA Finalist Interviews

Nov 16 — Shanghai, PRC
Shanghai Berkeley Ball

Nov 17 — San Francisco
HULA Finalist Interviews

Nov 17 — Tokyo, Japan
Katsunuma Winery Tour

Nov 18 — Palo Alto, CA
Body Language for Leaders

Nov 19 — Berkeley
Entrepreneurs Forum: The Sharing Economy

Nov 19 — London, England
Evening with UCSB Economics Nobel Laureate, Professor Finn Kydland

Nov 19 — Palo Alto, CA
Alleviating Poverty Through Microfinance Presentation

Nov 19 San Francisco
Women in Leadership Happy Hour

Nov 19 — Tokyo, Japan
Lecture by Haas Professor David Vogel

Nov 21 — Palo Alto, CA
BCEMBA Alumni Happy Hour (Peninsula)

Nov 24 — San Francisco
HULA Finalist Interviews

Nov 30 — Beijing, PRC
Alumni Career Panel for High School Teenagers

Dec 1 — St. Helena, CA
Berkeley-Columbia Alumni Holiday Event

Dec 3 — New York City
Annual Year-End Celebration

Dec 5 — Berkeley
Old Blues Luncheon

Dec 5 — San Francisco
SF Chapter Holiday Party

Dec 11 — Berkeley
Angel Network Pitch Event

Dec 11 — Palo Alto, CA
Annual Poker Tournament

Dec 19 — Palo Alto, CA
BCEMBA Alumni Happy Hour (Peninsula)

Jan 15 — San Francisco
Job Search Marketing Plan

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David Teece

Strategy+Business Magazine
The Dynamic Capabilities of David Teece
Prof. David Teece was interviewed about his theory of dynamic capabilities to explain how companies must be stable to consistently deliver value in a distinctive way and adaptive to shift on a dime.

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