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Tangled Up in Alibaba: Why Yahoo’s Policy of Investing in Startups Has Paid Dividends

Media Mentions | September 22, 2014 | Inc.

Professor Kinshuk Jerath comments on Yahoo’s minority stake in Alibaba, noting that the Chinese e-commerce giant could potentially partner with Yahoo to enter the US retail market.

Topics: Capital Markets and Investments, Marketing, Media and Technology, Strategy | Read Article

Interactive: Fact-Checking Golf’s Great Myth

Media Mentions | September 21, 2014 | Financial Times

In the FT’s weekly sporting statistic series, The Baseline, Professor Mark Broadie’s strokes gained statistic is used to calculate the best player on the PGA Tour, Rory McIlroy.

Topics: Leadership, Strategy | Read Article

What Can Golf Statistics Tell Us about One of the Sport’s Great Myths?

Media Mentions | September 21, 2014 | Financial Times

The article highlights Professor Mark Broadie’s strokes gained statistic, which captures how well a player has performed compared to the distance-adjusted average for all players on the same hole.

Topics: Leadership, Strategy | Read Article

5 Brain-Twisting Lessons from Peter Thiel Book

Media Mentions | September 18, 2014 | Upstart Business Journal

Peter Thiel, PayPal co-founder, opens his book tour at Columbia with a talk about how to build a better future for business and society.

Topics: Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Strategy | Read Article

Power Isn't Enough: Study Reveals the Missing Link for Effective Leadership

Press Release | September 17, 2014

New research from Columbia Business School shows that powerful leaders fail to listen properly and take others’ accounts into perspective, jeopardizing the impact they could have

Topics: Leadership, Organizations, Strategy | Read Article

How Diversity Makes Us Smarter

Media Mentions | September 16, 2014 | Scientific American

Professor Katherine Phillips states diversity benefits a companies’ bottom line because it drives innovation, enhances creativity and problem solving.

Topics: Organizations, Strategy | Read Article

Calpers Hedge-Fund Exit Stemmed From Growth Challenge

Media Mentions | September 16, 2014 | Bloomberg TV

Professor Fabio Savoldelli asked Ted Eliopoulos, interim chief investment officer of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System a series of questions about the future of the Calpers Hedge Fund and how they intend to maintain positive returns.

Topics: Capital Markets and Investments, Risk Management, Strategy | Read Article

Is Private Equity the Answer to Calpers’ Hedge Fund Exit?

Media Mentions | September 16, 2014 | Bloomberg TV

Professor Fabio Savoldelli states private equity may work better for very large funds like Calpers, however, companies who decide to go into private equity should allocate funds to those activities that are progressive for the market.

Topics: Capital Markets and Investments, Strategy | Read Article

Shift to Service Industries Reduced Capital Investments

Media Mentions | September 15, 2014 | New York Times

Professor Bruce Greenwald states the shift of economic activity from manufacturing to services, where most of its capital is intangibles, impacts capital investment.

Topics: Capital Markets and Investments, Strategy | Read Article

Career Journal: How to Prepare When American B-Schools Come Calling

Media Mentions | September 15, 2014 | Wall Street Journal

Article gives preparation tips to prospective business students interested in attending information sessions held by top business schools.

Topics: Strategy | Read Article