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Archive for April 2008
April 17, 2008

Thanks from Baghdad

Visiting this clinic has been the highlight of my experience in Iraq, and donations from my fellow EMBA students will help an Iraqi medical staff give their fellow citizens free medical treatment three days a week.

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April 16, 2008

With This Plan, Everyone Wins

An inventive method for reducing prescription noncompliance wins this year’s Outrageous Business Plan Competition.

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April 15, 2008

Who Said Accounting Wasn’t Fair?

As many companies file their financial results this year, they will face the challenge of implementing FASB’s new 800-pound gorilla: recording assets and liabilities at fair value.

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April 14, 2008

Rajat Gupta: The Personal Side of Leadership

Last week, Rajat Gupta outlined six key personal-leadership principles for the CBS community. Can you envision truly putting these into practice in your own life?

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April 10, 2008

The Midas Touch

The ability to see change before it happens — or to imagine change and create it — can result in billions of dollars. Can it be taught?

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April 09, 2008

PE or VC: What's in a Name?

Before working at a venture capital company, I tried for years to figure out how to quickly determine if something is a venture capital investment or a private equity investment.

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April 08, 2008

How to Win Friends and Influence People

After the first flight arrived at BA’s new Terminal 5 at Heathrow, everything went downhill.

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April 07, 2008

MBA Advice from the Oracle of Omaha

On March 21 I flew to Omaha — along with 150 of my classmates — to meet Warren Buffett, MS ’51, a man I have admired (some friends would say fanatically idolized) for close to 15 years.

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April 04, 2008

Is It a Lie or a Rationalization?

Human beings are incredibly good at coming up with rationalizations for doing that which is expedient.

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