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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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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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Carbon Divestment: Before your returns go up in smoke

With countries around the world rolling out new carbon taxes and emissions trading plans, carbon divestment is moving from a moral line in the sand to sound financial planning.

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

Is a dynamic matching market with low application costs standing between you and true love? Possibly. Yash Kanoria, assistant professor in the Decision, Risk, and Operations Division, finds fewer choices may lead to better online matches.

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The Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship

Your former classmate might be the perfect business partner.

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Private Equity's Philosopher

Robert F. Smith ’94, founder and CEO of Vista Equity Partners, finds value in the people and places that are most often ignored.

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The Business Case for Going Green

Companies find that doing good for the environment is also good for the bottom line.

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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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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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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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The New CFO

CFOs like Tracey Travis ’86 of Estée Lauder do radically different jobs today than they did just 10 years ago.

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Asia’s Multilateralism

The United States should welcome the creation of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank — but it doesn’t, says Joseph E. Stiglitz.

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Entry: January '15
Final: 10/8/14

Entry: August '15
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Early: 1/12/15
Final: 3/2/15

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Early: 3/18/15
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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.