Carlos Brito, CEO of AB InBev: “We Chose to Have a Dream”

Carlos Brito, CEO of AB InBev, recently visited Columbia Business School. One of many engaging leaders who regularly appear on campus, he shared his thoughts on what makes a person successful at AB InBev: "dream big" and don't be afraid to go outside your comfort zone.

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Gift Establishes the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise

The new center, made possible through a transformative endowment gift from Sandra and Tony Tamer, will expand the School’s existing Social Enterprise Program and help develop a cross-disciplinary epicenter of social enterprise and social entrepreneurship activities at Columbia.

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Welcoming the Newest Members of the Class of 2016

More than 200 new students joined the Columbia Business School community during the Class of 2016 January orientation. Activities included ice breakers with their peer advisors, case work preparation, discussions on leadership, and more.

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What Makes China Buy

Marketing is hard enough in the digital age even before you factor in the challenges of a global marketplace. But, in a recent talk sponsored by the Chazen Institute of International Business at Columbia Business School, Tom Doctoroff, CEO of JWT Asia Pacific, says the goal of reaching Chinese consumers is clearly achievable.

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An Rx for Information Overload

Visiting a physician friend with stacks of medical journals and no time to read them inspired Sachin Nanavati ’10 to create Docphin, a mobile platform that streamlines access to breaking medical research.

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Why M&A Is Different in Japan

A byproduct of Japan's sluggish economy has been an uptick in merger and acquisition activity.

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Mission Control

Here are six mistakes you might be making with your mission, vision, and values statements — and how to avoid them.

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Students Pitch Their Startups at the Fall Venture Fair 2014

Forty startups from Columbia Business School pitched their companies and products to a diverse crowd of students, professional advisors, alumni, and early-stage investors.

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Want to Grow Your Retirement Savings? Then Forget About It.

New research shows that the less frequently investors check their portfolios, the better off they are.

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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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Columbia Business School Receives Generous Donation to Establish the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise

The new center will create a cross-disciplinary epicenter of social enterprise and social entrepreneurship activities at Columbia

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Will Increased Transparency Improve Performance of Central Banks, New Research Asks

In light of the recent trend for more openness in central banking, economists explore the effects of transparency on the performance of monetary policymakers

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New Research Reveals the Power of Hierarchy in High-Pressure Situations

First-of-its-kind analysis of more than 5,000 mountain-climbing expeditions to show how hierarchical cultural values can predict success and fatality rates

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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.