Leadership Learned in the Barn
Can You Lead a Horse to Water?
Sixteen students headed far outside the classroom—to the paddock—to practice non-verbal leadership. The setting for the two-day Leading Others Through Natural Leadership course was De Vito's Equestrian Center in Walnut Creek.
Are Entrepreneurs Born or Made?
In 2011 Peter Thiel, an early angel investor in Facebook and a co-founder of PayPal, paid 20 teenagers $100K each to not attend college. But are entrepreneurs a rare breed with intellectual gifts that allow them to bypass formal education? Hear what Haas lecturer Kurt Beyer has to say.
Is the Business Plan Dead?
As the Lean Startup process edges its way into the mainstream, favoring experimentation over elaborate planning, the movement's leader, Haas School Lecturer Steve Blank, says the new business model canvas is getting even better with the launch of Alexander Osterwalder's new book, Value Proposition Design.
Why Should We Care About Income Equality?
How does income inequality impact economic growth, education, social mobility, and politics? Hear some insights from Haas professor and former dean Laura Tyson, and Emmanuel Saez, economics professor and head of the Center for Equitable Growth at UC Berkeley.
Why Are These Alumni Beaming at Cal's Student Union Topping Out Party?
"When I applied to Haas I wrote in my essay how I wanted to make a mark on the Bay Area skyline through the company that my dad started in 1979," said Tom Glazier BS 04, vice president and co-owner of Hayward-based Glazier Steel. "Seeing that happen at Berkeley is particularly rewarding."
Top Ten Mistakes of Entrepreneurs
Guy Kawasaki, Berkeley Haas Executive Fellow and celebrated entrepreneur, innovator, venture capitalist, and author, reveals what not to do when building a company—from the inception to the exit.
Women's Fashion Founder Dishes on Startups, Going to China
Alice + Olivia President Deanna Berkeley discusses her journey into the fashion world and how she has grown this contemporary clothing line to 800 points of sale in more than 50 countries since 2002. The company recently made a major entree into the Greater China and Southeast Asia market.
Student Teams Can Tackle Your Global Challenges
Engage a team of students to help your organization redefine how you do business globally. These teams from Berkeley Haas International Business Development work with private organizations, nonprofits, and governments to tackle a variety of management consulting issues on an international scale. Proposals for Spring 2015 are now being accepted.
Could a Better Yellow Label Change Consumer Habits?
An emerging view of consumers as "rationally inattentive" outlines the challenges of encouraging energy-efficient behavior. Berkeley Haas associate professor Lucas Davis is discovering ideas to address those challenges.