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 brought 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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Graduation 2015

Welcome to Commencement Week 2015. The Recognition Ceremony for full-time MBA students takes place Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 11 a.m. The University Commencement ceremony takes place Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 10:30 a.m.

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News & Ideas

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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New research from Columbia Business School shows that offering customers a chance to switch to better plans may not always be the right customer-retention strategy

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The Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship

Your former classmate might be the perfect business partner.

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Your Secrets Are Killing Your Productivity

New research from Columbia Business School finds the burden of secrecy akin to carrying excess physical weight

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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.

photo ©Steve Schar/Flickr

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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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