Taking Flight

Drew Patterson ’06 has spent his fast-paced entrepreneurial career on the move as part of the founding team of Kayak and cofounder of the luxury travel flash sales site Jetsetter. He recently talked about what it takes to launch, grow, and lead successful startups.

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Pricing Power: People Help, but Data Delivers

Should pricing power be in the hands of salespeople or driven by data? Professor Garrett van Ryzin researched the benefits of centralized vs. decentralized pricing.

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The Curl: The Stories of Our Community

Columbia Business School enjoys a community of researchers, alumni, and top businesspeople with enough stories to fill several publications. We gather those stories together in a place we call The Curl, an intellectual aggregation at the very center of business.

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Columbia Entrepreneurs Start Something in Soho

The Columbia Startup Lab, the newest venture to support entrepreneurship at the School, opened its new workspace in Manhattan’s Silicon Alley on June 10. Up to 70 entrepreneurs from the Columbia community will enjoy the camaraderie and support that bring great ideas to life.

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Dealing in Data

When it comes to negotiating the most profitable prices, humans help — but data delivers.

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Is Australia on the Wrong Track?

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has defended many of his government’s reforms by invoking the American model of cutbacks on spending.

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Taking Flight

"To get a venture off the ground, you really just have to start," says serial entrepreneur Drew Patterson '06, whose newest gig is leading hotel search site Room 77.

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A Rigorous Approach — from the Beginning

Murray Low and Cliff Schorer talk about Columbia’s unique approach to entrepreneurship — and the skills that are most critical for entrepreneurs today.

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Leading Opinion Online

Online networks — such as Facebook or YouTube — offer a unique environment to capture the evolution of opinion leaders. Professor Kinshuk Jerath and others created a model to analyze how opinion leaders are shaped online.

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Pro-borrower or Pro-lender?

Commercial contract laws that govern lending can generate big business for states — but borrower beware.

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Sunshine at the Fed

Should central banks be more transparent?

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To Reap Innovation’s Rewards, Team Up

Why does new technology spread so slowly in many industries?

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Alumni Support Helps Business School Reach New Heights

Alumni and School supporters came together to set a new fundraising record for the Columbia Business Fund and EMBA Fund in fiscal year 2014.

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"When I look back at how fast the two years went by, I’m shocked because I felt like I was in your shoes just yesterday— cherish every moment...because it just flies by." – Julie Son ’13

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