Lord Laidlaw Donates $2 Million for Scholarships

In honor of his 50th reunion and Columbia Business School’s upcoming centennial, the Scottish baron and former member of the House of Lords will supplement need-based scholarships and increase opportunities for Columbia Business School students to travel and learn abroad.

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A Community that Feels Like Home: One Student’s Journey

Peer Advisors are second-year MBA students dedicated to guiding new students through their transition to Columbia Business School. Justin Merolla ’15, Peer Advisors chair, talks about how the program helps build a supportive, inclusive community.

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Executive MBA Students Make an Impact in South Africa

Last spring, 87 Columbia Business School EMBA students traveled to Cape Town for Entrepreneurship in South Africa. The course, led by Professor Don Weiss, allowed them to work hands-on with 30 entrepreneurs in a local incubator space. Two students tell their story.

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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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Affable Art

As vice president and controller for Swann Galleries, Andrew Ansorge '76 wears many hats. Here, he talks about his presence in and intrigue with the New York art scene.

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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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A Fair Hearing for Sovereign Debt

Market-based solutions to sovereign-debt crises have a high potential for chaos. A prime example: Argentina’s default.

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Can't Meet Anyone Online? It's Not All Your Fault.

Seeking a match online? Whether its a new job or a date, fewer choices may lead to better matches.

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To Anchor a Negotiation, Two Points May Be Better Than One

Opening ranges offer negotiators unexpected benefits both in relationships and final settlements

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3 Steps to Board Membership

A board position brings prestige, influence, and power. Speakers at a recent Columbia Business School alumni event offered tips on getting a seat at the table.

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A New Look at Culture and Its Influence on Individuals and Organizations

New research from Columbia Business School professor introduces “Polyculturalism” 

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Hershey Buys Jon Sebastiani’s Krave Jerky

In an agreement estimated to be worth $200–300 million, chocolate giant Hershey has acquired Krave, a company founded by Jon Sebastiani ’12 that makes all-natural, uniquely flavored meat jerky.

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Hello, Financial Sector? Earth Is Calling.

The director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University explains why it’s in financiers’ own best interest to combat climate change.

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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.