Autumn 2010

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Supply Chain Master

video A long list of companies have benefited from Professor Lee's insight into supply chains.

Game Changers

Key players in the realm of social games reimagine the digital horizon by combining fun with online commerce.

The Fed's Dallas Maverick

Richard Fisher, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, often dissents on inflation and deficit decisions.



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Supply Chain Lessons from Haiti

Nonprofit Benefits Newborns

video Alum Probes California Property Tax Inequities

Power Workers Find Path to Jobs

video Tough Road to Dream Job

African Academy Mints First Class

Comdex Reborn Online

StartUp Helps Gay Entrepreneurs

Three Lives Remembered

Fran Rinaldi, 1919-2010

video Acting Class Helps Students Project Power

Empire State Building Gets a Green Makeover

2010 Commencement



Pfeffervideo Paths to Power
Jeffrey Pfeffer explains why you should want power, how to acquire it, and how to keep it from overpowering you.


Aakervideo Media Money Can't Buy
Authors Jennifer Aaker and Andy Smith explain how to harness the power of social media to achieve social change.

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Samuel Mazin Photo

A new entrepreneurship program offers business skills for innovators who want to take their ideas to the marketplace.

video Leadership
CEOs John Donohoe and Kent Thiry describe how they turned adversity into opportunity.

Securities Markets
Economist Bengt Holmstrom warns against complete transparency in asset-backed securities.

Audio New Ventures
Alumni share their experiences with their fledgling companies.

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faculty research

Srinivasan Measures What Consumers Want
The retiring marketing professor helps companies determine which bells and whistles will attract the most buyers.

Staying Flexible on Retirement Spending
Economist William Sharpe says conventional spending rules can leave retirees with too little or too much.

Preserving Self-Worth Motivates Morality
Professor Benoît Monin says lofty ethical principles matter less than we think.

Oil Filters Make People Healthy
Faculty members study the impact of maintaining a fleet of motor vehicles in Africa has on workers' health.

faculty news

Accounting Profs Honored
Students share their gratitude for three accounting professors who swept the 2010 teaching awards.

SEC vs Goldman Sachs
Duffie and Grundfest find the Securities and Exchange Commission's lawsuit against the investment bank tough to prove.

KrepsKreps Receives Two Honors
Colleagues share their admiration for the professor of management.

New Endowed Chairs Filled
Professors Sorensen and Zwiebel named to fill two new endowed chairs.

MarchLimits Of Learning From Experiment
Most tend to rely on experience, but March says it may lead to misguided conclusions.

Kumar To Lead Chicago Booth
The professor will be acting as dean of University of the Chicago Booth School of Business beginning Jan. 1.

Duffie's Take On Ailing Financial System
In his new book, Duffie outlines improvements that could reduce bank failures.

Rebound From Economic Crisis
Nobel laureate A. Michael Spence explains the banks' role in economic recovery for less-developed countries.

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