Padres CEO Promotes Ethical Conduct at Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA Commencement


San Diego Padres CEO Richard "Sandy" Alderson, who delivered the commencement address to the graduating Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA class on Sunday, February 11, spoke about the importance of ethics in business.


"Your core values, and the ethical compass that guides you, should not change, and should remain your most important business tools," Alderson told the 67 Class of 2007 graduates and their guests at Wheeler Hall.


"You will need a vision, the ability to communicate it to others, and a sense of where you are going personally and as an organization," he added. "The answers will seldom be easy, but a commitment to ethical conduct is vital to finding them, and to your ultimate success."


Alderson, who currently serves on the Haas School Board, was named CEO of the Padres in 2005. Before taking the reins in San Diego, he was the executive vice president of baseball operations for Major League Baseball in New York and before that spent 17 years as general manager and president of the Oakland Athletics (A's).


During his long career, Alderson took the A’s through four American League West championships and a World Series victory in 1989. While he was with the A’s, Alderson launched a new business paradigm that was chronicled in the best-selling book Moneyball, transforming the team into a leading baseball club. He also helped coordinate the Major League’s historic games with the Cuban National Team in 1999 and the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, where Team USA won the gold medal. Alderson made the leap from private law practice to baseball management in 1983 when he joined the A’s.


The Berkeley-Columbia MBAs who graduated on February 11 celebrated their own victory, having made it through an intensive 19-month program. Ranging in age from 27 to 60, many of the graduates entered program with experience as mid-level managers and executives in industries such as high-tech, finance, healthcare, and computers.


Alderson’s address is available at: http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/news/alderson.html.



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New Personal Finance Course Teaches Undergrads How to Plan for Future


Undergraduate students lined the hallways outside Andersen Auditorium on the first day of "Introduction to Personal Finance Planning" hoping to secure a spot in the Haas School’s new class on personal financial management. The class is open to all UC Berkeley undergrads and more than two-thirds of the enrolled students are non-business students.


"We planned for 220 people and we’re filling Andersen, which seats 290," says David Robinson, a lecturer who co-teaches with Arturo Perez-Reyes and Greg LaBlanc. Perez-Reyes and LaBlanc are also lecturers at Haas.


The class consists of three five-week modules: (1) income, taxes and credit; (2) assets and risk management; and (3) saving and investing. Different lecturers are selected for their expertise on a particular topic to teach each module. All three modules, however, share a common theme by focusing on a life-cycle approach to financial planning.


The class comes at a time when most Americans now entering the workforce no longer have access to pensions and must save for their retirement individually. Yet despite the growing dependence on personal savings and on investments to pay for retirement, Americans saved less in 2006 than in most years of the Great Depression.


Robinson says what he dislikes most about the advice typically found in personal finance books is its dependence on pithy, but overly broad statements.


"Any rigid rule where you say you should be saving ten percent of your salary is meaningless," Robinson says. "There are times when you should save 50 percent and times when you should go to the bank and take out a $2,000 loan."


Conversely, the life-cycle approach works by identifying the major expenses people encounter in their lifetime. And since most major expenses, such as paying for a child’s education and saving for retirement, can be predicted, they can also be planned for.


"Many students are unclear whether they will be expected to pay back their student loans or whether their families will do it for them," says Robinson. "Technically, student loans are made to parents, but the parents often expect their child to repay the loans. I made that point in class and the room got very quiet."


Robinson hopes his students will start having frank discussions about finances with their families. Without this discussion, he says, families cannot plan for these major expenses.



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Leon Panetta to Speak at Leadership Dinner, February 20


Former White House Chief of Staff Leon Panetta will speak at the Ninth Annual Haas Nonprofit and Public Management Student-Alumni Leadership Dinner at the UC Berkeley International House on Tuesday, February 20. The dinner will be hosted by the Nonprofit and Public Management Program, Net Impact, and the Alumni Relations Office.


The evening will begin with a networking cocktail reception at 6:00 p.m., followed by dinner from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. During the dinner, Panetta will discuss the "public good," what it is, and how to advance it. His talk will conclude with a question-and-answer session.


In addition to serving as chief of staff to President Bill Clinton, Panetta has served as a member of the House of Representatives for the State of California, a director of the US Office for Civil Rights, and a director of the Office of Management and Budget. In 2006, Mr. Panetta was a Democratic member of the Iraq Study Group. Currently Mr. Panetta co-directs the Leon & Sylvia Panetta Institute for Public Policy, a non-partisan, not-for-profit center for the study of public policy, which he founded with his wife in 1998.


Admission is $60 for alumni and community partners, $20 for current students, and free for faculty. Registration for the event is required. To register, visit http://haas.berkeley.edu/alumni/npmdinner.



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CEO of Whole Foods Market to Speak at Haas, February 26


John Mackey, the Chairman and CEO of Whole Foods Market, will deliver a lecture titled "Conscious Capitalism: A New Business Paradigm" as part of the Peterson Lecture Series on Corporate Responsibility on February 26 at 5:00 p.m. in the Wells Fargo Room.


Mackey’s career in selling natural foods began in 1978 when, at the age of 25, and with a little more than $10,000 from his father and other investors, he co-founded Safer Way Natural Foods with his girlfriend Renee Lawson. Two years later, he and Lawson teamed up with two other natural food entrepreneurs to create the first Whole Foods Market. The supermarket, a 10,000 square foot store, was located on Lamar Boulevard in Austin, Texas.


Since then, Whole Foods Market has become one of the 12 largest supermarkets in the US. It boasts 190 stores in the US, Canada, and the UK, and has grown to become a $3.5 billion Fortune 500 company. It has also been ranked, numerous times, as one of Fortune’s "100 Best Companies to Work For."


The Peterson Lecture Series on Corporate Responsibility brings leaders to the Haas School to address topics related to business ethics, corporate responsibility, the environment, and social entrepreneurship.


The event is free and open to the public. Seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.



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Bank of China IPO Insider to Speak at the Haas School, February 21


As part of the Dean’s Speakers Series, David Wu will offer an inside view of the Bank of China’s 2006 initial public offering on February 21 at the Haas School.


Wu, an assurance partner at PriceWaterhouseCoopers Beijing, will share first-hand insights about the process of leading the bank’s $10 billion IPO, in a talk titled "Bank Reform: A Case Study of Bank of China’s IPO." He will include reflections on his experiences dealing with the management of a state-owned bank in a difficult reform stage. The bank’s May 24, 2006, public share offering of $9.7 billion was the world’s largest in six years.


Wu was also one of the leaders who created the reform road map for China’s financial institutions in 2003. The road map has shaped China’s restructuring landscape and accelerated the reform pace of its financial institutions.


Wu began his career as a research assistant at the University of International Business & Economics in Beijing. After being selected, with only two others, to train under the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in 1988, Wu got a break and went to work at PriceWaterhouseCoopers. In 2002, Wu was made a partner at PriceWaterhouseCoopers.


The talk will commence at 12:30 p.m. in the Wells Fargo Room. It is being co-sponsored by the Institute of East Asian Studies. The event is open to the entire Haas School community. Attendees receive will receive a free box lunch.



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Inaugural Education Case Competition to be Launched at the Haas School


The Haas Leadership in Education Club will kick off the first-ever Education Leadership Case Competition (ELCC) here at the Haas School on March 1 and 2.


The goal of the competition is to give graduate students the opportunity to apply their skills to the challenges faced by leaders of education reform. This year’s case will explore school-based budgeting in the Oakland Unified School District. Following near insolvency in 2003, the district redesigned its budget process, ceding more authority to individual schools. The competition aims to analyze how that process was implemented and to recommend next steps for the district.


Student teams from Berkeley, USC, UCLA, Kellogg, MIT, Brandeis, and the University of Georgia will work on problem and will present their cases in front of a panel of judges in the Wells Fargo Room on Friday, March 2. A $2,000 prize will go to the winning team.


Anna Utgoff, MBA 07, developed the idea for the competition with her classmates in the Haas Leadership in Education Club. "We started the competition because we wanted to expose MBAs to the really interesting strategic challenges faced by leaders who manage school districts," she said. "Hopefully this year we’ll provide Oakland with some good ideas for how to make its schools stronger and we’ll get some talented MBAs excited about careers in education in the process."


The contest’s judges include Professor Bill Ouchi of UCLA Anderson School of Management, author of Making Schools Work; Misha Simmonds, associate partner for NewSchools Venture Fund; Barak Ben-Gal, financial services manager for Oakland Unified School District; and Brendan Cullen, managing director for Education Pioneers.


The entire Haas School community is invited to attend. For more information, visit http://groups.haas.berkeley.edu/education/ELCC/index.html.



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Innovation is Center Stage at Eleventh Annual Women in Leadership Conference, March 3


How women can find original and personal ways to innovate in their careers and lives is the theme of the 11th annual Women in Leadership Conference. The conference, titled "Innovation: Beyond Business as Usual," will be held on Saturday, March 3, at the Haas School.


This year’s conference, the longest running student-organized conference at Haas, will feature keynotes by Jennifer Maxwell, BS 88, co-founder of PowerBar, and Mitchell Baker, CEO of Mozilla Corporation and "chief lizard wrangler" for the Mozilla Project.


Maxwell and her late husband Brian created the original PowerBar Performance bar in their Berkeley kitchen in 1986. Baker is responsible for organizing a massive worldwide collective of employees and volunteers who are breathing new life into the Internet by delivering great, user-friendly software, such as the Firefox web browser and the Thunderbird e-mail client.


The day-long conference will include panel discussions focusing on industry-specific issues, networking opportunities, and professional development workshops. A cocktail reception will follow the conference, providing participants with the opportunity to meet panelists, fellow attendees, and recruiters from organizations committed to women and diversity.


"People who attend will find a great atmosphere to discuss their own challenges, successes, and opportunities, and be inspired by others to innovate in their own careers and lives," says Kelly Mason, MBA 07, who is co-chair of the conference.


The conference is sponsored by the Haas Women in Leadership Group. Its mission is to serve the Haas community by organizing professional, educational, and social events designed to enhance the understanding and appreciation of women’s roles in business. For more information or to register, visit http://www.wilconference.org/2007/index.html.



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Haas Graduate Students and Alumni Invited to Build Connections at Annual Celebration in the Valley


Haas School graduate students (MBA, MFE, and Ph.D.) and alumni are invited to make new connections at the eighth annual Haas Alumni Network Celebration in Silicon Valley on Wednesday, February 28, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Menlo Circus Club in Atherton.


This year’s keynote speaker will be Mark Kvamme, BA 85 (French Economics and Literature), a partner at Sequoia Capital, who will share strategies for extending one’s reach in business. Kvamme, who focuses at Sequoia on software and services investments, was chairman of USWeb/CKS and was chairman and CEO of CKS Group prior to its merger with USWeb. Earlier in his career, Kvamme was a director of international marketing for Wyse Technology, the president and CEO of International Solutions, and a founding member of Apple France.


The Alumni Network Celebration will also include networking opportunities to help students develop contacts to assist in their job searches.


Tickets are $15 per person for alumni and guests and are free for students, faculty, and senior staff. Dress code is business attire; no jeans or sneakers are allowed.


Please register early, as this event sells out. Registration is required by February 21. To register, visit http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/alumni/menlocircus/.



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Challenge for Charity Auction to Raise Money for Special Olympics, February 24


Donations for the 24th annual Challenge for Charity Auction are being accepted until February 20. The auction will take place at the International House on February 24 with a goal of raising $35,000 for the Special Olympics.


The festivities start at 7:00 p.m. and the $25 admission includes free appetizers and drinks. The silent auction is expected to help the challenge reach its $50,000 annual goal. Past auction items have included dinner at Chez Panisse, dinner for six at the Durant Hotel with Dean Tom Campbell, and a weekend in Santa Cruz.


Every year Berkeley MBA students face steep competition in the Challenge for Charity (C4C) as they compete against students from six west coast business schools to volunteer more hours, organize more events, and raise more money to benefit the Special Olympics. The student-organized auction is the largest charitable fundraising event at Haas.


Last year’s live auction brought in $20,000 to benefit the Special Olympics and the Alameda Point Collaborative. An international organization, Special Olympics is dedicated to empowering individuals with mental disabilities to become physically fit, productive, and respected members of society through sports training and competition. The 34-acre Alameda Point Collective is a community of nearly 500 residents with disabilities committed to regaining their lives and places in society.


For more information, contact Emily Poague at emily_poague@haas.berkeley.edu or Janet Taylor at janet_taylor@haas.berkeley.edu.



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James Kahan Speaking at Haas on Mergers and Acquisitions, February 16


James Kahan, the senior executive vice president for corporate development at AT&T, will be speaking at the Haas School on Friday, February 16. His talk, part of the Berkeley-Columbia Speaker Series, is titled "Mergers and Acquisitions: ‘Swashbuckling’ and the Real World."


Kahan is responsible for all domestic and international mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, and venture capital investments for AT&T and its subsidiaries. During his tenure at AT&T, Kahan has directed the acquisitions of Pacific Telesis, SNET, Ameritech, and the former AT&T Corp., as well as Cingular Wireless’ acquisition of AT&T Wireless. He also led AT&T’s acquisition of BellSouth. Kahan earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University in 1969 and an MBA from the University of North Carolina in 1972.


The talk will take place in Andersen Auditorium at 12:00 p.m. The entire Haas School community is invited to attend.



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Social Venture Competition Submissions Jump Forty Percent


Organizers of the annual Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC), which recently finished its first judging round, say the popularity of the competition has jumped dramatically. This year the competition received nearly 40 percent more executive summaries than last year from hopefuls in 12 countries and from 58 different business schools.


In addition to the increased interest in the competition, the GSVC also received a generous investment of $300,000 from the Omidyar Network, an investment group, which has initiated a three-year partnership to help the competition become financially self-sustaining in its goal to promote the creation of companies with social missions.


Founded at the Haas School, the competition began as a collaborative effort with the Columbia Business School and the London Business School. The Yale School of Management and the Indian School of Business joined as partners this year.


The GSVC supports startup enterprises from around the world that have both financial and social goals as an integral part of their mission. The competition connects business teams with mentors, associates, and potential investors. Its winners will receive $45,000 in prize money, which will be awarded at the global finals at the Haas School on April 13.


Co-sponsored by the Center for Responsible Business and the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, the GSVC will culminate in a Social Entrepreneurship Symposium on April 14. The entire Haas School community is welcome to attend.


For more information, visit http://www.socialvc.net.



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Staff News


Sheela Jhaveri Assists Ph.D. Students


Sheela Jhaveri joined the Haas School Ph.D. program on January 29 as its new part-time graduate assistant. She also assists in processing applications.


Before coming to Haas, Jhaveri spent four months at UC Berkeley as an assistant for a graduate student advisor in the Anthropology department. Before coming to Berkeley, she worked with the San Francisco Sheriff Department’s Resolve to Stop the Violence project for four years. Jhaveri holds a BA in social and cultural anthropology from UC Berkeley and an MA in international affairs from Columbia University. Jhaveri and her husband, a second-year law student at Boalt, have an 18-month-old daughter.


Email: sheela@haas.berkeley.edu
Phone: 510-642-1409
Office: F477


Melissa Johnson is New Director of Haas Annual Fund


Melissa Johnson has joined the Haas School as the director of the Annual Fund after serving as Director of Annual Giving at Boalt Hall.


Before joining the law school, Johnson worked at Harvard Business School for five years as a fundraiser and program manager. She has ten years experience working for the YWCA Boston and for the Boston Conservatory. Johnson is a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University and currently lives in Berkeley with her partner, Andrew.


Email: mjohnson@haas.berkeley.edu
Phone: 510-642-1224
Office: 2001 Addison Street



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Haas in the News


Rashi Glazer, co-director of the Center for Marketing and Technology, was mentioned in a number of news outlets for his breakthrough idea "Business in the Nanocosm:"
+ The HBR List of "Breakthrough Ideas for 2007." For the full article: http://harvardbusinessonline.hbsp.harvard.edu/hbrsa/en/issue/
0702/article/R0702A.jhtml#section14

+ February 8 Nanodot News article titled "Nanotechnology: Just-in-time nanomanufacturing at home." For the full article: http://www.foresight.org/nanodot/?p=2419
+ February 7 Nanowerk News article titled "How revolutionary technology will affect commerce," For the full article: http://www.nanowerk.com/news/newsid=1416.php


Ashok Bardhan, senior economist, was quoted in a February 7 San Francisco Chronicle article titled "Privacy concerns proliferate," concerning the growing danger in identity theft and the cultural attitude differences regarding privacy breaches. For the full text: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2007/02/07/BUGV8NVQNL1.DTL&type=printable


David Teece, the Mitsubishi Bank Professor of International Business and Finance, was mentioned in a February 6 the Berkeley Daily Planet article titled, "Election Report Highlights City’s Big Spenders." For the full article: http://www.berkeleydaily.org/text/article.cfm?issue=02-06-07&storyID=26262


Henry Chesbrough, executive director of the Center for Open Innovation Institute of Management, was mentioned in a February 2 Exduco article titled "AMD lawyer sees ‘retreat’ in antitrust enforcement." For the full article: http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/business/
16586605.htm


Chesbrough also wrote a January 26 Forbes article titled "Productivity Crisis in R&D," in which he offers ideas on combating the growing costs of technology development. For the full article: http://www.forbes.com/opinions/2007/01/26/productivity-randd-chesbrough-oped-cx_hc_0126chesbrough.html


Terrance Odean, the Willis H. Booth Chair in Banking and Finance I, was mentioned in a February 1 The Motley Fool article titled, "Why You Shouldn’t Sell," regarding advice on stock investing. For the full article: http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2007/02/01/why-you-shouldnt-sell.aspx


The Haas School was mentioned in a January 30 San Francisco Business Times article titled, "KIPP Foundation gets $14.6M grant." For the full article: http://sanfrancisco.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/stories/2007/01/29/
daily15.html?jst=b_ln_hl


John Morgan, the Gary & Sherron Kalbach Chair in Business Administration, was mentioned in a January 29 US News & World Report article titled "EBay Fraudsters Get Crafty," regarding his study titled "Reputation in Online Auctions: The Market for Trust." For the full article: http://www.usnews.com/usnews/biztech/articles/070129/29ebay.htm


Henry Chesbrough was also quoted in a February 1 Insurance Networking News article titled, "Special Report: What Other Industries Can Teach Carriers," regarding innovative approaches to business problems. For the full article: http://www.insurancenetworking.com/protected/article.cfm?articleId=4525&pb=ros


Paul Otellini, MBA 74, was mentioned in two news sources regarding Intel’s new Penryn chips and the rivalry between Intel and AMD:
+ January 27 Playfuls article titled "IBM, AMD and Intel Fight for Supremacy in 45nm Chip Technology." For the full article: http://www.playfuls.com/news_05981_IBM_AMD_and_Intel_Fight
_for_Supremacy_in_45nm_Chip_Technology.html

+ January 26 ZDNet News article titled "Intel shows off Penryn chips." For the full article: http://news.zdnet.com/2100-9595_22-6153973.html


Maura O’Neill, BC EMBA 05, chairman of Cafe Scribe and lecturer at the Haas School, wrote an article for Forbes magazine titled "Luck or Hard Work? Men think hard work determines success. Women think it’s luck. Maybe that’s why women aren’t getting to the top." The article will be published in the February 26 issue of the magazine.



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Happening at Haas


SHANGHAI ALUMNI CONFERENCE
"Branding: 10 Mistakes to Avoid in China"
Tuesday, February 13
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Grand Hyatt Shanghai, 88 Century Boulevard, Shanghai
Tom Doctoroff, CEO of JWT Greater China, reviews the mistakes made most often by MNC competitors and, in the process and uncovers the strategies that the most successful players have relied on to achieve long-term growth, profitability and consumer loyalty. To RSVP or for more information, visit: http://www.amcham-shanghai.org.


"Strategic Innovation" – CMR Accenture Award
Annual Accenture Award presented by California Management Review
Tuesday, February 13
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Women’s Faculty Club Lounge
For more information, contact Kora Cypress at cypress@haas.berkeley.edu.


Berkeley Nanotechnology Opportunity Challenge
Tuesday, February 13
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
60 Evans Hall
Admission to the final round is free and open to the public. Pizza and refreshments will be served.
For more information, visit http://nanoclub.berkeley.edu.


ALUMNI EVENTS


SOUTH BAY ALUMNI – Haas Restaurant Connect
Tuesday, February 13
7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Spice Islands Cafe
210 Hope Street, Mountain View
South Bay Alumni are invited to enjoy a midweek evening break to relax, sit down, enjoy no-host wine and beer, and to connect with fellow alums while feasting on Singaporean-Malaysian food.
For more information, please contact Mark at paloalto-markdine@usa.net.
To register, visit: http://www.acteva.com/go/hansb.


NEW YORK HAAS SCHOOL / COLUMBIA ALUMNI – Private Equity News Beat
Thursday, February 15
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Alston & Bird, LLP,
90 Park Avenue, 15th Floor, New York
The Private Equity Committee and the Financial Times Invite Haas alumni to a discussion of the deals, the people, and the political, regulatory and economic trends making headlines in the private equity industry.
To register for this event, please visit: http://www.cbsacny.org.


NEW YORK ALUMNI – White Paper Presentation, "Applying Private Equity Principles to Public Companies"
Thursday, February 15
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The Penn Club
30 West 44th Street, New York
To register, contact Nagendra Bommadervara at nbommade@yahoo.com.


PARIS ALUMNI – Conversation with Nobel Laureate J. Michael Bishop, "Genes and Human Welfare"
Thursday, February 15
7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Cercle de l’Union Interalliee
33, rue du Faubourg St. Honore, Paris
To register, contact Pamela Strawgate at +33 (0) 6 15 98 04 89 or visit https://cougar.ucop.edu/alumni/alumni_rsvp.html.


TOKYO HAAS/CAL ALUMNI – Happy Hour
Thursday, February 15
7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Trinity, P&A Plaza B1 1-17-9 Dogenzaka, Shibuya, Tokyo
Haas Tokyo alumni are invited to Gary’s Happy Hour. The theme of the party will be "Fun & Games" and there will be competitions for prizes, including a bowling competition and darts.
To register, visit: www.garybremermann.com/happyhour.


NEW DELHI ALUMNI – A Conversation with UC President Bob Dynes
Sunday, February 18
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Hotel Le Meridien
Windsor Place, New Delhi
New Delhi Haas alumni are invited to a conversation with UC President Bob Dynes as part of President Dynes’ effort to reach out to UC alumni worldwide.
To register, contact Vijayan Puliampet at uceapin@del6vsnl.net or visit https://cougar.ucop.edu/alumni/alumni_rsvp.html.


BANGALORE ALUMNI – A Conversation with UC President Bob Dynes
Wednesday, February 21
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Hotel Le Meridien
28 Sankey Road, Bangalore
Bangalore Haas alumni are invited to a conversation with UC President Bob Dynes as part of President Dynes’ effort to reach out to UC alumni worldwide.
To register, contact Vijayan Puliampet at uceapin@del6vsnl.net or visit https://cougar.ucop.edu/alumni/alumni_rsvp.html.


SOUTH BAY ALUMNI – All Business School Social
Thursday, February 22
6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
The Blue Chalk
630 Ramona Street, Palo Alto
For more information, go to http://www.mbabayarea.com/event2007jansocial.php.


LOS ANGELES ALUMNI – Catch the China Wave: Panel Discussion and Networking Event "Doing Business with China"
Thursday, February 22
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Jonathan Town Club
545 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles
Join Haas School alumni for a panel discussion on "Doing Business with China," where experts will provide a glimpse into how business is being conducted between the US and China.
To register, visit: http://www.mbabayarea.com/event2007jansocial.php.
For more information, contact Aaron Schechter at aaron@splusc.com.


BAY AREA ALUMNI – Berkeley Entrepreneurs Forum
"Your Brain in Ten Years: New Startups Advancing Technologies to Keep Your Brain Healthy and Happy, and to Enhance its Abilities"
Thursday, February 22
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Haas School
To register, call 510-642 4255.


SEMINARS


Marketing Seminars


Shansby Marketing Seminar
Olivier Toubia, Columbia University (candidate)
Friday, February 16
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
C320 Cheit Hall
For more information, contact Laura Gardner at lgardner@haas.berkeley.edu.


Shansby Marketing Seminar
Steve Tadelis, Haas School of Business
Friday, February 23
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
C320 Cheit Hall
For more information, contact Laura Gardner at lgardner@haas.berkeley.edu.


Shansby Marketing Seminar
Uri Simonsohn, Wharton School
Friday, March 2
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
C320 Cheit Hall
For more information, contact Laura Gardner at lgardner@haas.berkeley.edu.


OBIR


OBIR Colloquium
Michael Morris, Columbia Business School
Wednesday, February 21
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
C330 Cheit Hall
For more information, contact Deborah Houy at houy@haas.berkeley.edu.


OBIR Colloquium
The Geography of Organizational Knowledge"
Steve Klepper, Carnegie-Mellon
Wednesday, February 21
12:15 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Room C325 Cheit Hall
For more information, contact Deborah Houy at houy@haas.berkeley.edu.


OBIR Colloquium
Daniel Ames, Columbia Business School
Wednesday, February 28
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
C330 Cheit Hall
For more information, contact Deborah Houy at houy@haas.berkeley.edu.


Finance Seminars


"More Than Words: Quantifying Language to Measure Firms’ Fundamentals"
Paul Tetlock, University of Texas, Austin
Thursday, February 22
4:10 p.m. to 5:40 p.m.
C220 Cheit Hall
For more information, contact June Wong at june@haas.berkeley.edu.


Institutional Analysis Workshops


The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis (formerly IDS270)
Thursday, February 15
C325 Cheit Hall
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
For more information: http://groups.haas.berkeley.edu/imio/workshops2007.htm.


The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis (formerly IDS270)
Thursday, February 22
C325 Cheit Hall
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
For more information: http://groups.haas.berkeley.edu/imio/workshops2007.htm.


Other Events


Entrepreneurial Best Practices Series: Business Models / Pitching
Tuesday, February 20
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Wells Fargo Room
The Best Practices Series brings the top practitioners from Berkeley and the Silicon Valley Community to speak about the practical aspects of entrepreneurial activity.
For more information, please call 510-642-4255 or visit http://bplan.berkeley.edu.


Haas Technology Club Firm Night
Thursday, February 22
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Bancroft Hotel, Berkeley
For more information, contact techfirmnight@haas.berkeley.edu.


Berkeley Entrepreneurs Forum
Thursday, February 22
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Andersen Auditorium
For more information, contact lester@haas.berkeley.edu.


Research Seminar in Accounting Workshop
Rajiv Banker, Temple University
Friday, February 23
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
C325, Cheit Hall
For more information, contact Joseph Cadora at cadora@haas.berkeley.edu.


Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy – Luncheon Speaker Series
"Business Strategies for Building a Sustainable Future"
Monday, February 26
12:45 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Boalt Hall, Room 105
For more information, contact BCLBE@law.berkeley.edu.



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Errata


In the last issue of Haas NewsWire we spelled Anders Geertsen’s surname as "Geersten." The correct spelling is "Geertsen."



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