Innovation Expert David Teece Brings Dynamic Capabilities to Classroom

Professor David Teece is expanding the influence of "dynamic capabilities" -- a concept he developed in a 1997 paper that has since been cited more than 6,000 times in academic journals - by teaching a course on the topic and proposing it as a vehicle to better integrate business school curriculum. Read more

BusinessWeek Ranks Evening & Weekend MBA Program #1 in Academic Quality
The Haas School's Evening & Weekend MBA Program ranked #1 in academic quality and earned A's for its caliber of classmates and curriculum in BusinessWeek's recent part-time MBA ranking.

Haas Marketplace Now on LinkedIn
Great Gifts that Give Back -- to Haas
The Haas Marketplace is now on LinkedIn to leverage the 11,400+ Haas community members. Take advantage of discounts offered on a wide range of products and services provided by Haas alumni. Vintners, chocolatiers, financial service providers, clothing & accessory designers are a few examples. Learn more

Feature Your Company in the Haas Marketplace
Are you a business owner? Want to promote your products/services to the Haas community? Sign up now and have your products or services featured during the holiday season. Companies in the Haas Marketplace offer special discounts to members of the Haas Community, and/or they give a portion of revenue to the Haas Fund. To be a featured business in the Marketplace, contact Karla Rodebush in the Alumni Relations office.

Prof. Leif Nelson Honored for Pay-What-You-Want Pricing Research
Associate Professor Leif Nelson has been awarded this year's Robert B. Cialdini Award for the Cialdinin Award from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology for field research whose relevance extends beyond academic social psychology.

In 50 Words: Should Bankers Ever Get Bonuses?
"Do bonuses give bankers a no-lose incentive to take unnecessary risks or even 'game the system?'" Share your thoughts now with other Haas alumni.

Alumni: Tell Us Which Online Lectures You Want!
The Haas School is developing a long-range plan which will include offering short online lectures to alumni.  What topics are most critical to your success as a business leader and a student always? Submit Your Ideas

Haas Community Gathers to Reflect on Shooting
Berkeley-Haas students came together as a community Monday morning to reflect one final time before the Thanksgiving holiday on the tragic event at the business school last week.

MBA Students Earn Highest Marks in National Education Competition
A team of Berkeley MBA students exuding Confidence Without Attitude, one of the Haas School's Defining Principles, won the inaugural EdTech Case Competition at MIT's Sloan School of Business.

Awards Put Alumni's Video Firm in the Limelight
TubeMogul -- a video advertising firm founded by Haas alumni Brett Wilson, John Hughes, and Mark Rotblat, all MBA 07 -- has racked up several honors in the past month, including landing among the top ten fastest-growing Bay Area private companies.

PhD Research on Power and Dissent Wins National Competition
Jessica Kennedy, PhD 12, won the prestigious INFORMS/Organization Science Dissertation Proposal Competition, beating seven other finalists from schools that included MIT, Harvard, and Washington University in St. Louis. Students from other Haas programs also won honors recently. See Student News

MBA Diversity Mixer in SF on Dec. 6
Join other local professionals, MBA alumni, and prospective students for a networking event next month. This is a joint event with the Consortium for Graduate Study, which addresses the representation of African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans in business schools and in management.




Post-50 Job Search: 5 Stereotypes You Must Overcome
One of the critical components of power branding is that you consider yourself a "skills merchant." Too often mature applicants stress their experience levels. You can be rightfully proud of the extensive background you bring, but the "buyers" of you the product (potential employers) are more interested in the skills you've accumulated and mastered. These all require a candidate with the skills to do the job -- therefore skills are your true currency in the job market. So sell them! Learn more

Top 20 Executive Interview Pet Peeves from Hiring Decision-Makers
In the communication venue that is the job interview, where subjectivity reigns and chemistry and rapport are often keys to success, hiring decision-makers at the senior and executive levels still agree on candidate interview behaviors that annoy them -- sometimes to the extent of sinking the interviewee's chances. Learn more

Responding to a Current Employer's Counter Offer
A counter offer can be a delicate situation and requires careful consideration. Learn more


MBA Alumni Networked Job Search Team
Wed, Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 14 (in person at Haas), 21,
Jan. 4, 11
9:00 to 10:00 AM for six weeks

We will be starting a new Networked Job Search Team for Haas MBA Alumni who are actively job seeking. The team will meet via conference calls on Wednesday morning's beginning on November 30th, from 9-10 am, for 6 weeks. Bonnie Wild, Career Coach, will facilitate the group. *Please note that the December 14th meeting will be in person at Haas.
Register in the workshop section of MBA CareerNet

Entrepreneurial Best Practices Series
Mon, Dec. 5, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Wells Fargo Room - Haas School of Business
Cross-Functional Collaboration for the Greatest Impact
Entrepreneurs need to consider several factors as they build the team that will support their new venture, including which skill sets will be most critical for success and how to find partners with those skill sets. Whether the impact your enterprise seeks is social or purely financial, building a strong team with a diverse skill-set is critical to planning, fundraising, and execution.
There is no registration for this event. For more information about the Entrepreneurial Best Practices Series, call 510-642-4255 or email

Ten Secrets to Conducting a Job Search During the Holiday Season (Webinar)
Tues, Dec. 6, 12:00 - 1:00 PM PST
Happy Holidays! Yes, they can be. The 2011/2012 holiday season could hold a key to your next career move. Join Megan Tobin, Haas alumna BS '91 in this one hour webinar to discover:
- 10 ways to manage your job search and career development plan during the holidays
- How to identify unique job search and career development opportunities in the coming months
- When to take action, and what you can begin implementing now

Salary Negotiations (Webinar)
Wed, Dec. 7, 12:00 - 12:30 PM PST
How do you evaluate and negotiate a job offer? Prioritize your personal goals, values and essential elements of a compensation package to assist you in decision-making and comparing alternatives.
This webinar will teach you to understand and objectively evaluate job offers.
The webinar log-in information will be emailed out the day before.
Register in the workshop section of MBA CareerNet


Haas MBA Career Management Staff Available for Help Today!
MBA alumni in transition and/or affected by the economic turmoil - please contact the Haas MBA Alumni Career Management Group for assistance with career coaching, interviewing tips, and resume review. There are also many events, webinars, directed job search teams, and other resources available to you today. To learn more, please EMAIL or call us at 510-643-3108.



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

Negotiations and Influence
Dec 12-14, 2011
Gain the skills you need to develop a network of high-productivity relationships that are critical to success. This highly popular course teaches you how to navigate interactions with all types of people and colleagues to gain the results you want. Negotiations experts lead in-depth practice sessions that enabling you to improve your skills throughout the program. Register

Leading with Ethics and Compliance
Feb 13-15, 2012
Maximize performance and innovation with integrity. Leading with Ethics and Compliance equips E&C professionals with the skills to develop and leverage influential E&C programs that inform organizational strategy. Experts in the field of E&C from UC Berkeley, Microsoft, Google and more lead in-depth courses and discussions. Register

The Executive Program in Innovation
Feb 13-17, 2012
Learn the skills to embrace complex, unpredictable business environments and the acumen to turn new ideas into pioneering products and services. Framed by the exceptional caliber of Berkeley-Haas, The Executive Program in Innovation is unmatched for its academic theory and for its partnership with innovation leaders in the renowned Bay Area business environment. Register



Web Calendar

Nov 26 - Shanghai
Alumni Thanksgiving Dinner

Dec 2 - Berkeley
Lawrence Berkeley Lab Tour

Dec 2 - Tokyo
Joint University Bowling Tournament

Dec 6 - San Francisco
Diversity Mixer

Dec 6 - San Francisco
Multi-School Networking Evening

Dec 15 - Palo Alto
Poker Championship & Haas Fundraiser

Jan 25 - San Francisco
Professor Wilcox Finance Presentation

Jan 26 - South Bay
Professor Wilcox Finance Presentation

Jan 31 - New York
Professor Wilcox Finance Presentation

Feb 1 - Washington, D.C.
Professor Wilcox Finance Presentation



Polar Vision, a team led by alumni Alan Lock (above) and Andrew Jensen, both MBA 11, heads to the South Pole. Read about the expedition in Bloomberg Businessweek.

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