Friday, April 23


Columbia CaseWorks Classes
Uris Hall, 3022 Broadway at 118th Street
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.


Columbia CaseWorks develops case studies and teaching materials written by Columbia Business School faculty members. Oriented around real-world questions and decisions, all CaseWorks materials challenge students to make sense of varied sources of information.


Choose from one of the following two cases. The case will be e-mailed to you prior to Reunion Weekend.


A. Don't Be Evil: Google’s 2004 Dutch Auction Initial Public Offering


Presenter: Laurie Simon Hodrick, A. Barton Hepburn Professor of Economics in the Faculty of Business


It was Thursday August 19, 2004, and after months of anticipation, trading of Google stock would finally begin this morning on the NASDAQ. Google offered a total of 19,605,052 Class A shares using a “modified” Dutch auction initial public offering (IPO), including 14,142,135 floated by Google and 5,462,917 from existing stockholders, at a price range of $85-$95 per share. You have been charged with advising ReidCourt LLC as to whether it should bid to purchase Google shares in the IPO, and if so, at what price(s).

Thank you for your interest in this CaseWorks session. At the request of the faculty moderator, the case for this session has been changed from “Cash Is King: Microsoft’s 2004 Cash Disbursement” to “Don’t Be Evil: Google’s 2004 Dutch Auction IPO.“


B. The PieSky Ventures


Presenter: Murray B. Low, director, Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center


PieSky Ventures is evaluating four proposals to assess which one represents the best entrepreneurial opportunity. Clifford Smathers, the investment executive, knows that the decision must be made quickly in order to get involved. In which business should PieSky Ventures invest?


Uris Hall, 3022 Broadway at 118th Street
12:45–1:45 p.m.


Class of 1960 50th Reunion Luncheon
Hosted by Dean Glenn Hubbard
Uris Hall, 3022 Broadway at 118th Street
12:45–1:45 p.m.


A Taste of Executive Education: Influence Without Authority—Persuading Your Boss, Subordinates and Peers
Uris Hall, 3022 Broadway at 118th Street
2:00–3:15 p.m.

At a time when leadership requires less emphasis on giving orders and more on building consensus, personal persuasiveness and the ability to negotiate effectively have become critical skills for success. Join Robert Bontempo, adjunct associate professor of management, for discussion on interpersonal and intergroup persuasion challenges. You will also get a taste of Columbia Business School Executive Education, learn about program offerings and find out how you and up to four of your colleagues can receive a 25 percent tuition benefit.


Essentials of Estate Planning: What You Need to Know Without Paying Expensive Legal Fees to Learn It
Uris Hall, 3022 Broadway at 118th Street
3:30–4:45 p.m.


With a little planning, your financial, philanthropic and estate-planning goals can be achieved. Did you know that you can make a gift that requires no financial commitment during your lifetime? Learn about this and more from Fred Hartwick, executive director of gift planning at Columbia University.


Career Workshop: The Post-Recession Workplace
Uris Hall, 3022 Broadway at 118th Street
3:30–4:45 p.m.


How will companies manage and develop talent on the heels of the most severe recession in a generation? Panelists will discuss employee attraction and retention, employee development, incentives and compensation, and flexible work environments after a year of immense corporate change.


Moderator: Nachum Sicherman, professor of finance and economics


Alumni Panelists


Irving Becker ’90, national practice leader, Executive Compensation Practice, Hay Group
Amy Goldfinger ’05, associate principal, Heidrick & Struggles
Laura McCracken ’05 (EMBA), founder, Leaders Den
Cali Williams Yost ’95, CEO and founder, Work+Life Fit


Manhattanville Campus Update
Uris Hall, 3022 Broadway at 118th Street
5:00–6:15 p.m.


Columbia Business School is part of Columbia University’s expansion into Manhattanville, 17 acres of space between 125th and 133rd Streets, west of Broadway. Join us for an update on the plans for the School’s new buildings.


Complimentary shuttle service is available from the campus gate at 116th Street and Amsterdam Avenue to the All-Class Welcome Reception. Shuttle will leave promptly at 6:30 p.m.


All-Class Welcome Reception
Cipriani 42nd Street
110 East 42nd Street (between Lexington and Park Avenues)
7:00–9:00 p.m.


Reconnect with old friends and classmates over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at Cipriani 42nd Street, one of New York City’s iconic venues.


Saturday, April 24


Continental Breakfast
Uris Hall, 3022 Broadway at 118th Street
8:30–9:00 a.m.


Panel Discussions and Presentations Session I
Uris Hall, 3022 Broadway at 118th Street
9:15–10:30 a.m.


A. The Secrets of High-Performance Leadership


Presenter: Michael Feiner, professor of management and Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Ethics Fellow


B. Learning to Change the World: Lessons from Business School


Moderator: Ray Fisman, Lambert Family Professor of Social Enterprise, Bernstein Faculty Leader, Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics and research director, Social Enterprise Program


Alumni Panelists


Kevin Conrad ’05 (EMBA), executive director, Coalition for Rainforest Nations
Peggi Einhorn ’80, CFO and treasurer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Paul Quintero ’95, CFO, Acción USA


C. Hedge Funds: Effects of the Financial Crisis


Moderator: Charles Jones, Robert W. Lear Professor of Finance and Economics and chair, Finance and Economics Division


Alumni Panelists


Kelsey Biggers ’80, managing director, K2 Advisors
Gary S. Davis ’80, president and CEO, DKR Capital
David Greenspan ’00, managing director, Blue Ridge Capital


Dean’s State of the School Address
Uris Hall, 3022 Broadway at 118th Street
10:45 a.m.–noon


Join Dean Glenn Hubbard, the Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics, for an update on the School followed by a question-and-answer session.


Picnic Lunch
Uris Hall, 3022 Broadway at 118th Street
Noon–1:00 p.m.


Panel Discussions and Presentations Session II
Uris Hall, 3022 Broadway at 118th Street
1:15–2:30 p.m.


A. Managing Risk in Your Investment Portfolio in the Wake of the Meltdown


Presenter: Bruce Greenwald, Robert Heilbrunn Professor of Finance and Asset Management and director, Heilbrunn Center for Graham & Dodd Investing


B. Is Carbon-Free Energy a Possibility for the United States?


Moderator: Geoff Heal, Paul Garrett Professor of Public Policy and Business Responsibility and Bernstein Faculty Leader, Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics


Alumni Panelists


John Fox ’00, managing member, Thorfinn Enterprises
Hugh Frater ’85, COO, Good Energies


C. Thinking Big About Brands: What’s Now and Next?


Moderator: Bernd Schmitt, Robert D. Calkins Professor of International Business and faculty director, Center on Global Brand Leadership


Alumni Panelists


Michael J. Abbott ’95, chief marketing officer, Retail Consumer Finance, GE Capital
Candace Hanau ’85, chief marketing officer, Save the Children
Dean P. Harris ’75, chief marketing officer, BlueCava, and managing partner, Silvermine Marketing


Panel Discussions and Presentations Session III
Uris Hall, 3022 Broadway at 118th Street
2:45–4:00 p.m.


A. Managing Global Accounts


Moderator: Noel Capon, R.C. Kopf Professor of International Marketing


Alumni Panelists


Beth E. Ford ’95 (EMBA), executive vice president, head of supply chain, International Flavors

       & Fragrances
Jesse J. Greene, Jr. ’75, vice president, financial management and chief financial risk officer,

       IBM Corporation
Patricia Moraes ’95, cohead of investment banking, Brazil, J.P. Morgan


B. Healthcare: Winners and Losers in a Changing Regulatory and Competitive Environment


Moderator: Cliff Cramer, adjunct professor of management and director, Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Management Program


Alumni Panelists


Lester S. Cheng ’90, managing director, Frankel Group
Ralph Makar ’90, president and CEO, Bioject Medical Technologies
Jonathan Root ’95 (EMBA), general partner, U.S. Venture Partners


C. Housing and Credit Markets: What’s Next?


Presenter: Chris Mayer, senior vice dean and Paul Milstein Professor of Real Estate


Cocktail Receptions and Dinners


1st Reunion Class (full-time MBA Class of 2009 only)
Chelsea Brewing Company
Chelsea Piers, Pier 59
8:00 p.m.–midnight


Join your classmates for cocktails and dinner at Chelsea Brewing Company on Pier 59. The entire restaurant and microbrewery, set on the Hudson River, has been reserved.


5th—50th Reunion Classes
All EMBA Reunion Classes
The Platinum Classes
Pier Sixty
Chelsea Piers, Pier 60


Class Cocktail Receptions: 7:30–8:30 p.m.
Class Dinners: 8:30–10:00 p.m.
Dancing: 10:00 p.m.–midnight

Join your classmates for cocktails, dinner and dancing at Pier Sixty. Beautiful views of the Hudson River complement award-winning cuisine by Abigail Kirsch.


Complimentary shuttle service will be available from the Chelsea Brewing Company and Pier Sixty to Times Square (where you can pick up the 1, 2, 3, 7, N, Q, R, W and S trains) between 10:00 p.m. and midnight. Taxi service will also be available.


Sunday, April 25


Alumni Family Brunch
Bryant Park Grill
25 West 40th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues)
10:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.


Cap off Reunion Weekend by bringing your family to Bryant Park Grill for Sunday brunch, a time-honored reunion tradition. Children’s entertainment will be provided.