Revolution Foods Wins Global Social Venture Competition



Winners hold up prize check

Serving healthy home-style school lunches in the San Francisco Bay Area earned the Berkeley MBA team Revolution Foods the $25,000 grand prize at the eighth annual Global Social Venture Competition on Friday, April 13.


Revolution Foods, based in Emeryville, was founded by Kristin Richmond-Groos and Kirsten Tobey, both MBA 06, has successfully replaced tater tots and mystery meats with meals such as spaghetti marinara, couscous, brown rice, and fresh fruit at nine charter schools since its founding in August 2006. The venture's deliveries have doubled to 1,500 meals per day since August and are expected to double again before the year's end. Revolution Foods also provides nutrition education and technical support to the schools they serve.


Despite using mostly organic foods, Revolution Foods is able to provide its service at prices comparable to larger competitors. Creating a scalable and profitable business that also returns a positive social impact — healthier foods, higher awareness of the foods children eat and, in the long run, less obesity — is the very definition of a social venture. Revolution Foods also engages in environmentally responsible practices such as composting, provides benefits to employees, and pays above-living wage compensation.


Three teams tied for second place, each winning $5,000:


Verdacure from Thammasat, Bangkok, Thailand provides an herbal remedy for periodontal disease. Verdacure's business model captures profits from selling its medicine through dental care providers in Thailand to pay for affordable mobile dental education and treatment services for rural villagers.


Feed Resource Recovery from Babson University provides the food industry with a cost-effective waste disposal solution that produces both renewable energy and organic fertilizer from the food waste generated by supermarkets and restaurants thanks to an onsite waste conversion system.


d.light from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business aims to replace kerosene or fuel-based lighting with cheaper, safer, and brighter LED lighting for many of the 1.6 billion people around the globe who live without electricity.

Stanford's d.light also won the $5,000 prize for providing the best Sustainable Impact Assessment analysis for their venture. In addition to a business plan, all competing teams had to submit a Social Impact Assessment that was judged by the five partner schools.


The Global Social Venture Competition, started by Berkeley MBA students in 1999, is a partnership between the Haas School, Columbia Business School, London Business School, Yale School of Management and Indian School of Business. The University of Geneva and a consortium of business schools in Korea called Social Venture Competition Korea joined as affiliates.


A record 157 teams from 80 universities in 20 countries had entered this year's competition.


Omidyar Network gave a $300,000 gift to support the competition over the next three years. Other sponsors include Hewlett-Packard Company, Morrison & Foerster LLP, Opus Prize Foundation, Gray Matters Capital, and New Resource Bank.


More details about the competition are online at http://www.socialvc.net.





Patricia Dechow joins Haas School Accounting Group


Patricia Dechow, a visiting professor from the University of Michigan, has accepted a full professorship position with an endowed chair in the Haas School Accounting Group.


Dechow came to Haas as a visiting professor in July after spending nine years at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business and five years at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business. Dechow, who originally hails from Perth, Australia, earned a Master of Science in Business Administration and Ph.D. in Accounting and Finance from the University of Rochester Simon Graduate School of Business.


"This is a wonderful hire for the Haas School," says James Lincoln, associate dean for academic affairs and the Warren E. and Carol Spieker Professor of Leadership. "In addition to her leading-edge research, strong teaching, and impressive record of professional service, Patricia will play an important leadership role in the Accounting Group and in the school more generally."


Dechow served as the director of the Harry H. Jones Endowment Fund for Research on Earnings Quality at the Ross School. She has focused her research on financial statement analysis, earnings management, understanding how investors interpret financial information, and the use of financial statement information to detect mispriced stock.


Most recently, Dechow and three co-authors were sponsored by the Research Advisory Board established by big four accounting firms (PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Deloitte & Touche USA LLP, Ernst and Young LLP, and KPMG LLP) to develop a model to help identify firms that commit fraud or misstate earnings. Their model is based on a database that they created by examining more than 2,000 Securities and Exchange Commission Enforcement Releases, with the final sample consisting of 680 firms alleged to have misstated financial statements. The researchers described their findings in a working paper released just last month.


Dechow is teaching two classes at the Haas School this spring:  "Financial Information Analysis" to Evening & Weekend MBA students and the "Doctoral Seminar in Accounting II."


"I'm looking forward to helping further shape and expand the accounting department," Dechow says. "The Haas School is a great research environment, with wonderful students."





Haas Professors Train Entrepreneurship Faculty from Around the World


Forty-seven professors and officials from 12 countries are converging at the Haas School, starting today, for two weeks of entrepreneurship training at the inaugural Technology Entrepreneurship Education Global Faculty Colloquium.


The colloquium was designed by the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation with assistance from the Center for Executive Development. It is part of the Intel + UC Berkeley Global Entrepreneurship Education Program, which aims to foster entrepreneurship education and entrepreneurial activity around the world.


"Over two years ago Intel Corporation's higher education group selected the Lester Center to help it develop and deploy a program to encourage the development of entrepreneurship education in key markets around the world," says Jerome Engel, the executive director of the Lester Center. "The result has been 19 seminars in 15 countries and over 400 faculty trained. Now the best of the best are coming to Berkeley for in-depth work."


Global Faculty Colloquium attendees will hone their teaching skills, learn how to create and run interdisciplinary entrepreneurship centers, and help other institutions build their entrepreneurship programs. While at Berkeley, they will immerse themselves into the Lester Center's entrepreneurship program, attend classes, observe the UC Berkeley Business Plan Competition and other experiential learning activities, and benefit from sessions led by the Haas School's teaching faculty.


"Our goal is to help create master faculty," says David Charron, research director of the Lester Center. "They will be prepared to return to their regions not only to train students on how to start successful businesses but to support other entrepreneurship trainers."


All of the attendees are involved in active entrepreneurship programs across the globe, from Brazil to Russia. They will be taught by Haas School faculty, including the Lester Center's Executive Director Jerome Engel, Lester Center Research Director David Charron, Assistant Professor Pino Audia, Senior Lecturer Sara Beckman, Lecturer Steve Blank, Professor Jenny Chatman, Adjunct Professor Henry Chesbrough, Lecturer John Danner, Lecturer Sean Foote, Professor John Freeman, Adjunct Professor Drew Isaacs, Lecturer Rob Majteles, Todd Morrill, Lecturer Ron Star, and Professor Hal Varian.


For more information, visit http://entrepreneurship.berkeley.edu/intelGFC.asp.





All-Alumni Reunion Conference Explores Innovation in Action, April 28


Paul Rice, MBA 96, CEO and founding president of TransFair USA, will share his ideas on how to "save business and the planet" at this year's All-Alumni Reunion Conference, Saturday, April 28, at the Haas School.


Rice will deliver the opening keynote address for the conference, which is titled "Leading Through Innovation: The Haas School in Action." Under Rice's leadership, TransFair has established its Fair Trade label as the fastest growing segment of the US specialty coffee industry.


After Rice's presentation, Adam Berman, BS 85, executive director for curriculum innovation, and Associate Professor Steven Tadelis, chief strategy officer, will discuss transforming the Haas School's new "Leading Through Innovation" focus from vision to reality at Haas.


Jennifer Aaker, the Thomas W. Tusher Professor of Marketing, and John O'Brien, the faculty director of the Master's of Financial Engineering Program, will offer presentations on marketing and financial innovation, respectively.


Then Haas Finance Professor Richard Lyons, BS 82, who is currently on leave from his post as executive associate dean of the Haas School to serve as chief learning officer for Goldman Sachs, will offer the closing keynote address. His talk is titled "Making Innovation Come Alive."


The weekend will also include a career management workshop and special activities for reunion classes. The event is fee for Haas School students, staff, and faculty. The deadline for registration is Wednesday, April 18.


To register, visit http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/groups/alumni/reunion/index.html.





Eight Business Ideas Advance to Berkeley Business Plan Competition Finals


Eight teams with business solutions addressing health care, media viewing habits, and winemaking will compete for $45,000 in prize money at the finals of the UC Berkeley Business Plan Competition, being held on Thursday, April 26.


The competition gives UC Berkeley students and alumni, as well as local entrepreneurs, the opportunity to work together to turn innovative ideas into real businesses. The finals will be presented as part of a special UC Berkeley Entrepreneurs Forum, taking place from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Arthur Andersen Auditorium.


This year's finalists are:


+ AidNetworks, a medical device research and development company that produces low-cost vital sign sensors for hospital-wide patient monitoring are being piloted at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC;


+ Clicker, which develops advertising servers using digital video recorders that bring Internet-like targeting to television advertising and to allow for real-time impression measurement;


+ InVino Sense, a developer of a wireless biosensor platform that can be embedded into grapes to monitor their growth and maturation on the vine;


+ ODS Patch Pill, whose oral drug delivery system, ODS Courier, lets patients take a pill instead of receiving an injection or infusion to treat autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis;


+ Parada Imaging, which aims to make magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as ubiquitous as X-ray through a technology called Pre-polarized MRI, which offers high quality images at a lower cost and is the only imaging system capable of cross-sectional imaging near a metallic implant;


+ SeroNostics, which is using a proprietary and cost-effective electrical detection method to analyze bodily fluids for disease-related proteins and make a diagnosis at a doctor's office or clinic;


+ Shape Memory Therapeutics, which is developing medical devices based on Shape Memory Polymer materials, which hold strong potential as a treatment for cerebral aneurysms and offer shortened treatment time and reduced surgical risks;


+ Tube Mogul, which enables video publishers to track viewer data, even across multiple sites, such as YouTube and Yahoo! Video. Existing users include large media companies, ad agencies, film studios, presidential candidates, and video bloggers.


Now in its ninth year, the UC Berkeley Business Plan Competition is organized by Berkeley MBA students. It is hosted by the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation in partnership with UC Berkeley's College of Engineering and School of Information, as well as the UC San Francisco Innovation Accelerator. The judges for this year's competition include Angela Biever, vice president, Intel Capital; Peter Buhl, partner, Bluerun Ventures; Gary Little, general partner, Morganthaler; Tom Quinlan, partner, ReedSmith; and Beckie Robertson, managing director, Versant Ventures.


For more information on the competition, visit http://bplan.berkeley.edu.





Berkeley MBA Students Place Second in Sustainable Venture Capital Competition


A team of Berkeley MBA students took second prize at the invitation-only Sustainable Venture Capital Investment Competition (SVCIC), held March 30 and 31 at the University of North Carolina's Kenan-Flagler Business School.


Full-time MBA students Takufumi Kawane, Luke Dunnington, Michael Pearce, and Danae Ringelmann, joined with Evening & Weekend MBA student Hitesh Parashar to beat out Harvard Business School and Wharton for the $1,000 second prize. The Kellogg School of Management won first place.


The competitors played the role of venture capitalists, implementing double and triple bottom line evaluation techniques, which assess business, social, and environmental impact, to make investment decisions on the real business plans of social entrepreneurs. The students evaluated four companies from a range of industries and social impact and were judged by venture capitalists on their investment decisions.


Team member Parashar attributes their strong showing to keeping an open mind and engaging in open debate. This resulted in high praise from the judges. One praised the team for having the only term-sheet that was ready to use with an entrepreneur and one said the team's presentation was "a great way to sell the value of your fund to the entrepreneurs."





NanoRay Team Takes Third at International Business Plan Competition


A team of Berkeley MBA students and UC Berkeley Ph.D. students wowed judges and defeated eighty teams from around the world to place third at the fifth annual University of San Francisco International Business Plan Competition on March 29 and 31.


At the competition, full-time MBA students Quintin Smith and Eugene Kolovyansky and UC Berkeley engineering Ph.D. students Hyuck Choo and David Garmire presented a business plan for NanoRay, a startup that develops technology for pocket-size projectors. The group plans to develop its diminutive projectors and eventually install them in handheld devices and laptops.


"We got some very constructive feedback at the USF competition, which should put us in good shape for the upcoming competitions," Smith says.


During the three-day event, the NanoRay team beat teams from Stanford University, Carnegie Mellon University, Yale University, and the National University of Singapore to advance to the finals. The team received a $1,000 cash prize, tying for third place with teams from the University of New Mexico and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. A team from the University of Illinois at Chicago took first place and a team from Carnegie Mellon took second.


NanoRay will also compete on April 26 at the Jungle Business Plan Competition, a two-day competition in New York City. On May 4, the team will then go on to the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology International Business Plan Competition, China's only case competition open to international MBA students.





Berkeley MBA Student Helps Team Place Second at Simon Marketing Association Case Competition


Devi Prasad, an Evening & Weekend MBA student, was part of a team of MBA students from around the country that placed second at the 15th annual Simon Marketing Association Case Competition on March 30 and 31. The teams were randomly assigned in the competition, which was sponsored by Heineken USA and was held at the Simon Graduate School of Business at the University of Rochester in New York.


Prasad worked with students from the University of Rochester, University of St. Thomas, Emory University, and Baylor University. The group received a $2,000 cash prize for placing second. The $5,000 grand prize was awarded to a team of students from Emory University, University of St. Thomas, Georgia Institute of Technology, Indiana University, and University of Rochester.


Fifty MBA students from around the country competed in the two-day event. The teams were randomly assigned and asked to apply marketing theory and professional experience to choose a price point, define the market, and design a marketing strategy for a new product being launched by Heineken USA.





CEO Exchange Airing on PBS, April 25


CEO Exchange, featuring Paul Otellini, MBA 74, president and CEO of Intel Corporation, and John Thompson, chairman and CEO of Symantec Corporation, will air on PBS affiliates Wednesday, April 25, at 11:00 p.m.


The show, which was taped on campus at Zellerbach Auditorium last November, is titled "Safeguarding the Future: Heroes and Villains of the Computer Age." It features a short presentation on the Haas School hosted by Seth Familian, MBA 07.


For more information, visit http://pbs.org/ceoexchange.





Faculty News


Professor Glazer Predicts Big Effects of Nanotech


Haas School Marketing Professor Rashi Glazer paints a futuristic picture of the sociopolitical and business implications of nanotechnology in a recent essay published by Harvard Business Review. His essay, "Business in the Nanocosm," was among 20 contributions to the 2007 "HBR List," an annual list of breakthrough ideas compiled by Harvard Business Review and released in February.


 In his article, Glazer, the co-director of the Management of Technology program, suggests that nanotechnology will transform the manufacturing process and challenge the long-accepted economic notions of the relationship between producers and consumers.  In the potentially not-too-distant future, he foresees "personal manufacturing devices" becoming standard household appliances that allow consumers to become the producers of products of all kinds. In what he describes as the "nanoocosm," large segments of the traditional value chain would be rendered obsolete — in essence creating a new version of a "Robinson Crusoe" economy and forcing many firms to reconsider what is the source of their competitive advantage.





Staff News


Mary Parke is CED's New Director of Business Planning & Operations


Mary Parke has joined the Center for Executive Development as Director of Business Planning & Operations. Her primary responsibility is the management of CED's program for Statoil, the state oil company of Norway.


Before coming to Haas, Parke worked for Chevron in San Ramon for eight years. There she was involved in exploration and development, as well as community relations. Her work brought her to countries such as Nigeria, Angola, and Australia, including a two-year stay in Venezuela. Parke has a Ph.D. in geology from Cornell University, a master's degree in geology from USC, and a bachelor's degree from Indiana University. As a hobby, Parke competes in dog shows with her two corgies.


Email: parke@haas.berkeley.edu
Phone: (510) 643-1523
Office: S460





Haas in the News


The Haas School's Global Social Venture Competition was mentioned in several news outlets:
+ April 13 CNN International article titled "Competition to do good." For the full text: http://edition.cnn.com/2007/BUSINESS/04/10/execed.social2
+ April 12 Exduco article titled "Global Social Ventures Celebrated at Competition and Symposium." For the full article: http://www.exduco.net/news.php?id=1286


Henry Chesbrough, executive director of the Center for Open Innovation, was quoted in an April 10 BusinessWeek article titled "How to Live Up to Innovation," about  innovation success and failure. For the full text: http://www.businessweek.com/innovate/content/apr2007/id20070410_471842.htm?chan=innovation_innovation+%2B+design_innovation+and+design+lead


Peter Johnson was interviewed in an April 9 BusinessWeek article titled "Admissions Chat: Haas School of Business," regarding admission advice for applying to the Haas School. For the full article: http://www.businessweek.com/bschools/content/apr2007/bs20070409_256366.htm?chan=top+news_top+news+index_b-schools


Frank Schultz, lecturer, was mentioned in an April 9 Ski Press article titled "NSAA Gets Green in Palm Springs," regarding the value of strategic leadership in the ski industry. For the full text: http://3w.skipressworld.com/news_detail.php?id=8552&languageId=1&regionId=1&section=home&type=news&mode=read&filter=&sort=


David Levine, the Eugene E. and Catherine M. Trefethen Chair in Business Administration, was mentioned in an April 9 Harvard Business School interview titled "Industry Self-Regulation: What's Working (and What's Not)?" For the full text: http://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/5590.html


David Teece, the Thomas W. Tusher Chair in Global Business, was mentioned in an April 9 The Age article titled "Returns could be keen for going green," about his 1986 research article, "Profiting from technological innovation." For the full article: http://www.theage.com.au/news/business/returns-could-be-keen-for-going-green/2007/04/08/1175970940363.html


David Robinson, senior lecturer, wrote an article for the San Francisco Chronicle on April 8 titled "What to Do When the Promotion's Not Coming." For the full article:  http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/g/a/2007/04/08/robinson.DTL&type=printable


The Haas School was mentioned in an April 5 BusinessWeek article titled "Business Specialties: Finding the Best Fit," regarding student rankings of undergrad business. For the full article: http://www.businessweek.com/bschools/content/mar2007/bs20070329_286298.htm?chan=top+news_top+news+index_b-schools


Severin Borenstein, the E.T. Grether Professor in Public Policy and Business Administration, was quoted in several news outlets regarding gasoline prices:
+ April 5 Sacramento Bee article titled "Four firms settle natural gas suit." For the full article: http://www.sacbee.com/103/story/149616.html
+ April 4 Contra Costa Times article titled, "Fueling debate." For the full article: http://www.contracostatimes.com/business/ci_5590536
+ April 1 Oakland Tribune article titled, "Stretched to the Limit." For the full article: http://www.insidebayarea.com/business/ci_5570527


The Young Entrepreneurs at Haas program was mentioned in an April 4 East Bay Business Times titled "Berkeley students help hip-hop label," regarding a case competition designed to help Ruff Riders break into the European market. For the full text: http://www.bizjournals.com/eastbay/stories/2007/04/02/daily47.html


Kellie McElhaney, executive director of the Center for Responsible Business, was mentioned in a March 31 LA Times article titled "Employers offer green-car incentives," regarding her views on the statewide effort in promoting green cars. For the full text: http://www.latimes.com/news/local/politics/cal/la-me-green31mar31,1,7382866.story?coll=la-news-politics-california&ctrack=1&cset=true


Christine Rosen, associate professor, was mentioned in a March 29 MSNBC story titled "More college students studying clean energy," regarding a recent "gold rush" mentality in the renewable energy field. The new Berkeley Energy & Resources Collaborative, organized by Berkeley MBS students, was also mentioned in the article. For the full text: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17835176


Paul Tiffany, senior lecturer, was quoted in a March 9 Financial Times article titled, "The globetrotting globalization guru," regarding his experiences teaching around the world. For the full article: http://www.ft.com/cms/a/92d94ba6-24e4-11d8-81c6-08209b00dd01,id=070309008139,print=yes.html





Happening at Haas


DAVID AAKER DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES IN MARKETING
Wednesday, April 18
12:30 p.m.
Wells Fargo Room
Haas School
David Aaker, one of the world's leading brand experts, will share his knowledge on brand building.
For more information, contact Ronna Kelly at rkelly@haas.berkeley.edu.


CAL DAY
Saturday, April 21
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Haas School
The Haas undergraduate program will offer multiple events for prospective undergraduate students, including presentations from the executive director, undergraduate advising, and Haas student business clubs.
For more information, visit http://www.berkeley.edu/calday.


ALUMNI EVENTS


BAY AREA ALUMNI - Q@Haas Student-Alumni Mixer
Tuesday, April 17
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
MECCA
2029 Market Street
San Francisco
Bay Area alumni are invited by Q@Haas to the first-ever Q@Haas Student/Alumni mixer. Reconnect with old friends, meet current students and Haas staff, and find out about the exciting initiatives and events that Q@Haas has planned for this upcoming year.
To RSVP or for further information, email melissa_ong@haas.berkeley.edu by April 10.


SOUTH BAY ALUMNI - Pub Night in Menlo Park
Tuesday, April 17
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
British Bankers Club
1090 El Camino Real
Menlo Park
South Bay alumni are cordially invited to an evening of networking.
For more information, contact Victor Adint at victor.adint@morganstanley.com.


SAN FRANCISCO ALUMNI - Lecture and Luncheon with Distinguished Professor Geoffrey Hazard
Wednesday, April 18
12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m.
Veranda B Reception Room, Four Seasons Hotel
757 Market St.
San Francisco
San Francisco alumni are invited to hear Professor Hazard lecture on "Corporate Investigations and Lawyer Responsibilities: Setting the Groundwork for Corporate Investigation".
To register, visit http://uchastings.edu/?pid=4446.


LOS ANGELES HAAS/UCLA ANDERSON - Getting to the Top Career Series
Thursday, April 19
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Anderson School of Management
110 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles
Los Angeles Alumni are cordially invited to a career event titled "Getting to the Top in Venture Capital."
To register, visit http://www.acteva.com/go/GTTT.


NEW YORK ALUMNI - "Creating and Driving a Strategy for Transitioning Your Career"
Thursday, April 19
6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
J P Morgan
277 Park Avenue, 13th Floor
New York
Haas alumni are cordially invited by the Haas New York Alumni Chapter to a presentation: "Creating and Driving a Strategy for Transitioning Your Career" with special guest speaker John Morel, associate director of  MBA Alumni Career Services.
To register, visit http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=132300.


EAST BAY ALUMNI – First Annual Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament
Thursday, April 19
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
The Garden Room, Building 10
Clark Kerr Campus
UC Berkeley
Bay Area Alumni are cordially invited to the first annual Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament.
For more information, contact Daniel Hsu at danielhsu@alumni.haas.org
To register, visit http://acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=131725
The last day to register is April 18th.


NEW ENGLAND HAAS/SLOAN ALUMNI - Wine Tasting Event with St. Supery Wines
Monday, April 30
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Citibank
491 Boylston Street
Boston
New England Haas alumni are cordially invited to a wine tasting with insights on the business of wine. This is a joint event with the Haas School and the MIT Sloan Alumni Club of Boston.
To register, visit www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=130466.


NEW ENGLAND ALUMNI - Cross Business School Happy Hour
Tuesday, May 1
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Julien Bar and Lounge
Langham Hotel
250 Franklin Street
Boston
Join alumni from Wharton, Sloan, INSEAD, IMD, Stanford, Stern, Tuck, Yale, London Business School, Johnson, Fuqua, Harvard, and Columbia for the monthly Cross Business Happy Hour.
For more information, email Celine Pan at celine_pan@yahoo.com.


MARKETING SEMINARS


Shansby Marketing Seminar
Steve Shugan, University of Florida
Friday, April 27
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
C320 Cheit Hall
For more information, please contact Laura Gardner at lgardner@haas.berkeley.edu.


OBIR COLLOQUIA
For more information, please contact Deborah Houy at houy@haas.berkeley.edu.


"The power of shame and the rationality of trust"
Steve Tadelis, Haas School of Business
Wednesday, April 18
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
C330 Cheit Hall

"The power of shame and the rationality of trust"
Christine Beckman, Paul Merage School of Business, UC Irvine
Wednesday, April 25
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
C330 Cheit Hall

"The power of shame and the rationality of trust"
Joel Baum, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
Wednesday, May 2
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
C330 Cheit Hall


FINANCE SEMINARS
For more information, contact June Wong at june@haas.berkeley.edu.


"Durability of Output and Expected Stock Returns"
João Gomes, University of Pennsylvania
Thursday, April 19
4:10 p.m. to 5:40 p.m.
C220 Cheit Hall

Han Ozsoylev, Oxford University
Thursday, April 26
4:10 p.m. to 5:40 p.m.
C220 Cheit Hall


MOT PROGRAM LECTURE SERIES


Opportunities in Technology Investing with Mark Kvamme
Wednesday, March 2
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Wells Fargo Room, C420
Mark Kvamme is widely known for his successful launch of Apple Computer in the European market and for creation of Internet companies in the 1990s. At Sequoia, Kvamme leads new investments in software and services start-ups.
For more information, please contact motadmin@haas.berkeley.edu or call 510-643-1398.


EAP SEMINARS
For more information, contact Milton Fong at mfong@haas.berkeley.edu.


"The Best Price You'll Ever Get: The 2005 Employee Discount Pricing Promotions in the U.S. Automobile Industry"
Meghan Busse, Haas School (joint with Florian Zettelmeyer and Duncan Simester)
Tuesday, April 17
4:10 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
C330


"Does Money Burn a Hole in Your Pocket?"
Paul Gertler, Haas (joint with John Morgan)
Tuesday, May 1
4:10 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
C330


INSITUTIONAL ANALYSIS WORKSHOPS


The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis (formerly IDS270)
"Property Rights for the Poor: Effects of Land Titling" – Sebastian Galiani
(Washington Univ. in St. Louis)
Thursday, April 19
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
C325 Cheit Hall


The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis (formerly IDS270)
"What Do Managers Do? Suggestive Evidence and Initial Theories about Building Equilibria" – Robert Gibbons – MIT Sloan
Thursday, April 26
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
C325 Cheit Hall
For more information, visit http://groups.haas.berkeley.edu/imio/workshops2007.htm.


OTHER EVENTS


Financial Analysis for Non-Financial Executives
Tuesday - Wednesday, Friday, April 17, 18, 20
8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


Executive Learning Classroom S480
In today's competitive markets, the greatest barrier to advancement beyond functional management is the ability to interpret financial data and to make sound business decisions based on numbers. Such decisions include outsourcing, pricing, sustaining or discontinuing subsidiaries, mergers & acquisitions, continuance of advertising campaigns, training programs or other projects.
For more information, email sharma@haas.berkeley.edu or call 510-642-9764.


Intel Board Member David Pottruck's "Keys to Success"
Thursday, April 19
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Arthur Andersen Auditorium
Former Charles Schwab CEO and current Intel board member David Pottruck will be speaking about his top ten keys to success.
For more information, visit: www.berkeleypbl.com.




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