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Archive for May 2008
May 30, 2008

Coach Goes on the Offensive

Coach chairman and CEO Lew Frankfort ’69 is going on the offensive, opening nearly 30 stores in China (with plans for 50 more) and introducing more high- and low-end styles. Will this dilute the brand?

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May 29, 2008

Thoughts After Graduation

At the Business School’s Recognition Ceremony, over 600 of my fellow MBAs and I assembled to hear some speeches, spend time with our families and enjoy a few final hours together as a class.

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May 28, 2008

What's Behind Sovereign Fund Rhetoric?

There has been a lot of emotionally charged rhetoric surrounding sovereign wealth funds. I just don’t buy it. Calls from politicians and the media for sovereign wealth fund regulation miss the larger point.

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May 27, 2008

Globetrotting: Where Entrepreneurship Is Foreign

To better understand the business environment in Italy, we attended a private equity conference, where we had the opportunity to meet with the U.S. Ambassador to Italy.

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May 23, 2008

In Hollywood, Persistence Pays Off

I’ve been working to have my novel turned into a movie for the past few years, and the process has revealed the truth behind both positive and negative film-industry stereotypes: it’s full of passive-aggressive people, but it does respect persistence.

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May 22, 2008

Questioning Business Education

The move of business schools to America’s elite universities reflected the assumption that business and management should be based on a common body of knowledge and a sense of higher social purpose.

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May 21, 2008

Living in Challenging Times

When I graduated in 1964, the market was down, jobs were tight, competition was fierce and America was fighting a polarizing war. It was, like now, a challenging time. How do we go forward in challenging times?

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May 20, 2008

Airbrushing the Brand

Unilever’s Dove brand has garnered much goodwill for its 4-year “Campaign for Real Beauty.” But it turns out that the refreshingly atypical beauties from its print campaign may have been airbrushed.

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May 19, 2008

Globetrotting: Paris and Frankfurt

While in Paris, we met with a few CBS alumni and had many intriguing discussions, though one important theme that arose — responsibility — left us with a new perspective on our careers.

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