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A Passionate Entrepreneur, Prepared for Success

Snacking as he prepared for the New York City Marathon, Jon Sebastiani ’12 realized jerky had the potential to be healthy and popular — and that the industry was ripe for disruption. He went on to found Krave Pure Foods, recently purchased by Hershey. He shares the ingredients to success: passion and being prepared.

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2015 Annual Dinner

Monday, May 4, Columbia Business School brings together alumni, friends, corporate sponsors, and guests at the 2015 Annual Dinner. Each year, the event raises millions in unrestricted support, providing resources for curriculum development, student financial aid, faculty research, and the day-to-day operations of the School.

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Your Secrets are Weighing You Down

You “carry” a secret. You feel “burdened” by a secret. Your secret “weighs” on you. New research from Michael Slepian found that keeping a secret is akin to being encumbered by a physical weight. And that weight may be holding you back at work.

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Sharing What Matters Most

CBS Matters is a series of talks where community members share with each other the things that matter most: the experiences and epiphanies that changed their lives. Students bond, celebrate their diversity, and deepen their community experience in a way that's unique to the School.

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Attendance at Reunion 2015 Sets New Record

A record-breaking 2,500 alumni, guests, faculty and staff members, and students attended this year’s Reunion Weekend, which took place April 17–19.

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The Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship

Your former classmate might be the perfect business partner.

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Columbia Business School Professor Predicts How Changes in Banking Laws Could Fuel Emerging Economies of Tomorrow

New research tracks emerging countries’ economics activity after law changes and finds a boost in access to credit; increase in employment rate; increase in productivity and sales for firms

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How India Can Build Infrastructure

Rajiv Lall, executive chairman of the Infrastructure Development Corp. in India, says public/private partnerships won’t cut it.

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Chris Borland Makes the Hard Choice to Go Long

Chris Borland’s dramatic decision to retire at age 24 can teach us all something about the way we value the present and make hard decisions about the future.

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Eight Controversial Practices in the New Stock Market

New Research from Columbia Business School Makes Recommendations on How Regulators Should Intervene—If At All

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Clinton's 2016 Logo "Fail" Not Likely to Lose Voters

Criticism of the campaign logo dominated social media conversations around Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential bid. But logos are just a small part of a brand, and by the time election day rolls around, #logogate is likely to be long forgotten.

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Executive in Residence Jack Mitchell: Hug Your Customers

At Mitchells Family of Stores, a three-generation family clothing business, knowing the customer is the modus operandi.

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Damon Phillips to Serve as Co-Director of Tamer Center

In his new role, Professor Phillips will lead research and curriculum, as well as develop connections and support, for the Tamer Center.

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Patagonia

Twenty-eight students traveled 6,000 miles to spend 9 nights without electricity and 10 days on an amazing leadership trek in Patagonia.

Read the first-person account on Notes to the Next Class.