First Asia Business Center Conference to Focus on Family Businesses

Teck Ho

The Haas School will host its first-ever Asia Business Center Conference and Gala Dec. 1 in Singapore, spotlighting the family businesses that power Asia's economy.

The day-long event at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Singapore, titled "Managing Family Business in a Global Marketplace," has been organized by Haas School Professor Teck-Hua Ho, director of the Asia Business Center. It will bring together Haas faculty and top Asian business, academic, and political leaders to learn from each other and network.

The conference will begin with opening remarks from Haas School Dean Rich Lyons, followed by Ho introducing guest of honor S. Iswaran, Singapore's senior minister of state for the Ministry of Trade and Industry.

Family businesses are a tradition in Asia, just as public companies form the US economic backbone, says Ho, the Haas School's William Halford Jr. Family Professor of Marketing. Many family businesses in Asia were built from the ground up into sprawling multinational conglomerates, and as their founders age, they reach a crossroads.

"In public businesses, the ownership and management are separate, but in a family business, the ownership and management are highly linked," says Ho, who launched the Asia Business Center earlier this year. "They say owners don't want the family to destroy the business, and they don't want the business to destroy the family."

Family dynamics add complexity to business challenges such as succession planning, finding new talent, wealth management, managing global growth, and financial setbacks - issues that will be tackled during in-depth panel discussions at the conference.

In addition to Lyons's attendance, the conference will feature Dean Jitendra Singh from Nanyang Technological University and Dean Bernard Yeung from the National Singapore University.

Two Ernst & Young 2007 Singapore Entrepreneurs of the Year will give keynote speeches: Robert Yap, chairman and CEO of the YCH Group, and Eli Manasseh (Nash) Benjamin, group CEO of F J Benjamin Holdings.

David Vogel, the Haas School's Solomon P. Lee Distinguished Professor in Business Ethics and editor of the California Management Review, also will speak at the conference about managing growth in a global economy.

The conference will close with a Haas School Gala and Global Campaign Celebration to launch a five-year fundraising campaign for the business school. One of Lyons's top priorities is to build partnerships and expand the Haas School's programs in Asia.

The founding sponsor of the conference is Pontiac Land Private Ltd. The Herrick Foundation and Hsioh Kwang Wu are gold sponsors, and Heng-Chun Ho is a blue sponsor.

For more information and to register for the Asia Business Center Conference, visit

Haas School To Hold Teach-In on Financial Turmoil Tonight, Oct. 6

Haas School faculty will hold an up-to-date discussion on the ever-changing financial market turmoil today, Oct. 6, from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Wells Fargo Room.

The Dean's Speaker Series event will feature a panel consisting of Hayne Leland, Arno Rayner Professor of Finance and Management; Nancy Wallace, California Chair of Real Estate and Urban Economics; and Jim Wilcox, Kruttschnitt Family Professor of Financial Institutions. The panelists will discuss the causes, consequences, and impact of the current financial crisis on the US and global economies.

The event will begin with a welcome and introductions by Dean Rich Lyons. The panel will answer questions from the audience during the last 30 minutes of the event.

A light dinner will be served. Seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. The event is open to members of the Haas community.

Cleantech Program Bridges Gap from Lab to Market

Eighteen Berkeley MBA students are evaluating the commercial viability of technologies under development at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) through a new partnership between LBNL and the student-led Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative (BERC).

BERC student leaders, including co-chair Naveen Sikka, MBA 09, teamed up with LBNL's Technology Transfer Department to create the program, called "Cleantech to Market," which launched this fall. Haas School Associate Professor Catherine Wolfram, co-executive director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Innovation, was also instrumental in forming the program.

"We're really excited about this program," Wolfram says. "Not only will students gain valuable experience analyzing the market potential of various clean technologies, but the scientists will also get help commercializing their technologies. There's been incredible interest from both the students and the scientists."

Cleantech to Market has dispatched eight cross-disciplinary student teams, each including Berkeley MBA students, to conduct market research and create business development plans for new LBNL technologies. Each team receives a stipend from sponsors that include AT&T and Pacific Gas & Electric.

Five of the teams are evaluating such technologies as a novel solar-chemical storage device and a breakthrough fabrication method for high-efficiency solid-state photovoltaic devices. Three teams are focused on energy policy and analysis, including the market deployment of energy-efficiency building technologies.

"By forming teams from a talented pool of students from across the graduate division, LBNL and BERC are not only catalyzing the commercial pathway for technologies at the lab, but also providing opportunities for MBA students," says Sikka. "Haas students will work with researchers, scientists, and other graduate students in a meaningful way that will channel their potential to become leaders of the world's sustainable energy future."

From a student e-mail listserv in 2005, BERC has grown into a more than 1,000-member, campus-wide student group that hosts an annual energy and resources conference, alumni events, guest lectures, and other programs. For more information on BERC, visit

Marketing Guru David Aaker to Speak on Silos, Oct. 27

Haas Marketing Professor Emeritus David Aaker will share insights from his recently published book, Spanning Silos, in a special lecture from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, in the Wells Fargo Room.

Aaker, the E.T. Grether Professor of Marketing and Public Policy, is holding his annual lecture in the fall this year to coincide with the recent publication of Spanning Silos (Harvard Business Press, October 2008) -- Aaker's 15th book and the first marketing book to address the issue of silos.

Organizational silos -- defined by products, countries, or functions -- have evolved over the last century to become barriers to effective and efficient marketing and strong brand development, Aaker maintains. Today's silos try to outthink and outmaneuver the other instead of achieving a consistent marketing message and succeeding together.

The Haas School's Leading Through Innovation "brand" is one example in Aaker's book that demonstrates the power of effective silos. "The brand essence, 'Leading Through Innovation,' was inspirational, and stimulated and positioned a host of programs throughout the silo units that operate under the Haas umbrella," Aaker writes. "The whole school, including its silo units, became more focused and energized."

In his book, Aaker provides chief marketing officers (CMOs) and professionals with pragmatic solutions to harness their silos' creative and competitive energies into collaborative clarity. The task is not easy, as demonstrated by the fact that the average CMO tenure is just 23 months.

To write Spanning Silos, Aaker interviewed 40 CMOs about their silo problem. Aaker does not suggest silos should be abandoned, but rather teaches his readers how to efficiently and effectively validate the value of the silo model, develop a common planning process, and adapt the master brand to silo markets.

The lecture is part of the Dean's Speaker Series and the David Aaker Distinguished Lecture Series in Marketing, which was launched in spring 2001 upon Aaker's retirement.

Aaker is also vice chairman of Prophet Brand Strategies, a San Francisco consulting firm founded by two former students, Scott Galloway and Ian Chaplin, both MBA 92. Aaker's previous books have been translated into 18 languages.

Ronnie Lott and Harris Barton To Headline Diversity Conference, Nov. 7

Ronnie Lott

Ronnie Lott and Harris Barton, former teammates on the San Francisco 49ers and in business, will headline the fourth annual Haas Diversity in Business Conference on Friday, Nov. 7, at the International House on the UC Berkeley campus.

Students, alumni, and business leaders will explore this year's theme, "Beyond Labels: Diversity in Thought and Action," through presentations by Lott and Barton along with interactive sessions.

Lott and Barton co-founded HRJ Capital in 1999, offering private equity fund-of-fund investments in top-tier venture capital funds. Since then, they have been recognized as energetic, civic-minded contributors to the Bay Area business community who help other former athletes protect their earnings through strategic investments, which have been expanded to include buyout, real estate, and hedge funds.

The program for the diversity conference this year is focused on integrating diversity into business at a deeper level through new definitions of the term.

"Diversity isn't just defined by ethnicity or gender or culture, but also by areas of expertise or the ability to approach business strategy, business relationships, and one's career from a non-traditional approach," says conference Co-chair Daisuke Tanaka, MBA 09. "Their multi-faceted backgrounds make Ronnie Lott and Harris Barton ideal keynote speakers for our program -- they truly personify diversity in thought and action."

In addition to the keynotes, panels will be led by Dana Chiu, chief diversity officer for McKesson; Moire Rasmussen, NorCal diversity leader for PriceWaterhouseCoopers; Reiko Yoshida, marketing and sales practice associate for McKinsey & Co.; and Dolores Bernardo from Google's diversity programs team. Program sponsors include Johnson & Johnson, Clorox, JP Morgan, and KPMG.

A diversity workshop for prospective Berkeley MBA students will be held at the Haas School on Saturday, Nov. 8.

To register or learn more about the Haas Diversity in Business Conference, visit

Haas Annual Fund Surpasses Goals

This past year the Haas Annual Fund broke two records -- in total fundraising and total number of donors.

The Haas Annual Fund received a record $3,072,184 from a record 4,349 donors. That surpassed its goals of raising $3 million from 4,000 donors. The fund met its goal of 14 percent alumni participation.

The Annual Fund supports a variety of purposes in the Dean's Office, including support for graduate and undergraduate programs and other initiatives to benefit the Haas School.

Prof. Gertler Takes Helm of Economic Institute

Paul Gertler

Haas School Professor Paul Gertler became the new director of Institute of Business and Economic Research (IBER) in July.

"As an administrator and researcher, I consider my public and private interests aligned. I really think the key is to give the university access to more funding and ensure Berkeley's rich tradition of academic research continues," says Gertler, who holds the Li Ka Shing Foundation Chair in Health Management and is also a professor in Berkeley's School of Public Health.

Gertler says his goal is to identify new funding sources that contribute to UC Berkeley's reputation as a first-rate research environment and improve the efficiency of grants management on campus. Since becoming director, Gertler already has traveled to Santiago, Chile, to meet with the country's minister of finance to discuss how research and public policy work in tandem.

"I see a large number of untapped global sources," Gertler says. "The key for the university is our ability to conduct research to attract the best faculty. At this time of budget cutbacks, we need to look for non-traditional sources of funding."

Gertler served as chief economist for human development at the World Bank while on leave from Haas. He says he expects to draw upon that experience to bridge the gap between the university and potential funders. He also plans to develop corporate partners and hone opportunities in international research.

Gertler succeeds Haas School Professor Carl Shapiro as director of IBER. Shapiro, IBER director for ten years, is the Transamerica Professor of Business Strategy in the Haas School's Economic Analysis and Policy Group.

IBER was established in 1941 as an organized research unit on the Berkeley campus. Its mission is to promote research by Berkeley faculty and graduate students on all aspects of business and economic science. For more information on IBER, visit

Entrepreneurship Lecture To Kick Off Business Plan Competitions

Haas students, start honing your business plans: Competition season is about to begin.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Global Social Venture Competition and 11th year of the UC Berkeley Business Plan Competition, both of which have grown into nationally and internationally recognized events. The competitions will launch with an Entrepreneurial Best Practices Series event on opportunity recognition on Monday, Oct. 13, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Stanley Hall, Room 105.

The Entrepreneurial Best Practices Series offers students a chance to get practical guidance from Silicon Valley and Berkeley experts. Organized by the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, the series includes ten how-to lectures on subjects such as intellectual property, Internet marketing, pitching, and incorporation. The lectures are open to the public.

The Oct. 13 lecture will feature four Haas School alumni: Brett Wilson, MBA 07, CEO of TubeMogul Inc.; Jeff Marshall, MBA 98, CEO of Brightstorm; Matt Evans, MBA 08, co-founder of Live Climate; and Danae Ringelmann, MBA 08, founder of IndieGoGo. For the full series schedule, visit

Global Social Venture Competition

The Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC) seeks business ideas that value social impact as well as profit potential. The largest student-led competition of its type, GSVC was founded by five Berkeley MBA students and has expanded to include nine partner schools. Last year, 250 teams submitted executive summaries.

"Ten years ago a small group of Haas students had a great big idea. Today, around the world, at dozens of schools, hundreds of students and faculty are collaborating in creating ventures that pursue a simple but powerful goal: Using business practices to create sustainable enterprises that provide social benefit," says Lester Center Executive Director Jerry Engel. "This is a unique example of the global impact Haas students can have, and the Lester Center has been proud to support our student leaders in this great endeavor."

The co-chairs of the competition this year are Eric Kuhn and Julia Sanders, both MBA 10. Executive summaries for the GSVC are due Jan. 21, 2009, with finals on April 24, followed by a symposium on social entrepreneurship April 25. For more information, visit

UC Berkeley Business Plan Competition

The UC Berkeley Business Plan Competition is the flagship entrepreneurship event at Berkeley, bringing together teams from Haas, the School of Engineering, the departments of biology and political science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and UC San Francisco researchers, Berkeley alumni, and undergraduates. Founded by two Berkeley MBA students in 1999, its goal is to help turn innovative ideas into real businesses. This year's co-chairs are Richard Mordini and Angus Hildreth, both MBA 10.

The deadline for executive summaries is Jan. 29, and final public presentations will be given on May 1. For more information, visit

Undergrads To Compete in Investment Banking Competition

Three undergraduate teams will compete in the 11th Annual Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Competition on Tuesday, Oct. 7.

The teams will describe their conclusions for the case in 15-minute presentations from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Bancroft Hotel, across from campus on Bancroft Way. Haas School Dean Rich Lyons, formerly chief learning officer of Goldman Sachs, will give an opening address at the competition. The event is open to the Haas Community and hosted by Goldman Sachs and the Haas Undergraduate Program.

The case is a simulation in which credit card giant Visa asks Goldman Sachs -- represented by the student teams -- to evaluate questions related to the company's planned initial public offering at a time of increased market volatility and a weakening global economy. Several top executives from Visa also will attend the competition, including Joe Saunders, chairman and CEO; Byron Pollitt, CFO; Elizabeth Buse, global head of product, MBA 89; Bill Sheedy, president of North America; and John Partridge, COO, who earned a BS in economics from Berkeley.

The competition winner will be selected from a panel of judges that includes Goldman Sachs management, investment bankers, and Haas School faculty. The judges also will give a critique of the presentations and discuss what actually occurred, with time allotted for questions from the audience.

A total of 63 students formed three- and four-person teams to enter the competition last month. A committee composed of Goldman Sachs professionals reviewed the teams' presentations to select the finalists. Each team includes at least one student outside of the Haas School.

Berkeley MBA Student Receives Environmental Fellowship

Urvi Parekh

Urvi Parekh, MBA 09, has been named a 2008 Switzer Fellow for her achievements in environmental leadership. Parekh is one of twenty-five fellows to be honored this year by the Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation, an environmental foundation in Belfast, Maine.

Parekh was awarded $15,000 to apply toward her MBA studies. She is exploring how to apply market fundamentals and principles to the clean energy sector and plans to work in a project finance role to influence the adoption of clean energy technology.

"This fellowship is an amazing opportunity for me to become part of a network of committed and active energy and environmental professionals," says Parekh, who previously worked as a contractor to the US Department of Energy. "The Switzers invest a great deal in the fellows, providing career support, maintaining a comprehensive directory of alums, and embodying a strong commitment to supporting us while we go out and impact the world."

Panel to Explore Careers for "Quants" Today, Oct. 6

Quantitative finance professionals will discuss the dynamic career opportunities available for students at a special event titled "How I Became a Quant" to be held at 5:00 p.m. today, Oct. 6, in Arthur Andersen Auditorium.

The panel discussion will showcase diverse personal experiences in the quantitative finance arena as well as perspectives on what the current financial market turmoil means for the field. The event, hosted by the Haas School's Master's in Financial Engineering Program, will be followed by a reception at 6:30 p.m.

The panel will consist of Lisa Goldberg, vice president of MSCI Barra's Credit Research Group and an authority on quantitative credit models, and David Klein, MFE 06, senior research analyst at Credit Derivatives Research. Nancy Wallace, a Haas School professor who holds the California Chair of Real Estate and Urban Economics, will moderate the discussion.

"Quants" have come to play a major role in today's finance sector, responsible for designing and implementing mathematical models to price derivatives, assess risk, or predict market movements.

The panel discussion is sponsored by the International Association of Financial Engineers Education Committee and the Fischer Black Memorial Foundation. Attendees can register in advance at Registration at the event will begin at 4:30 p.m.

Berkeley-Columbia Gala Raises More than $15,000

Silent and live auctions during the fourth annual Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA Gala on Sept. 13 raised $15,225 for the Haas Annual Fund.

A lunch with Dean Rich Lyons at Chez Panisse for up to three guests generated a bidding war during the live auction and ultimately fetched $900. Other live auction items included a BBQ and pool party at Haas School Senior Lecturer Paul Tiffany's Sonoma County home; a one-week stay in Captiva Island, Fla.; and a one-week stay at a Heavenly ski condo.

The gala, held at the Claremont Resort and Spa in Berkeley, was praised by attendees as the best one yet. For the first time, it included an "after-party" with music, dancing, and a no-host party.

Fall Haas Energy Challenge Begins Oct. 1

The Haas School launched a month-long fall Haas Energy Challenge in October to encourage students, staff, and faculty to make energy savings a way of life.

The objectives of the campaign include changing behavior to reduce energy consumption from computers, office equipment, elevators, and lighting, and educating the community about energy consumption and solutions. If the Haas School reduces energy consumption by at least 7 percent from last year's levels, the community will be awarded with a bagel party. Savings of at least 9 percent will be rewarded with a hors d'oeuvres party.

Last spring, the school's first Haas Energy Challenge resulted in an 11.3 percent reduction in energy use, which was awarded with an ice cream sundae party. The challenges are organized by the Green Campus Program, a student-led energy campaign for the UC Berkeley campus.

Here are seven tips on how to save energy:

  1. Power down or turn off your monitor when not in use. Screen savers do not save as much energy.
  2. Switch off the lights when you leave a room, and use natural lighting whenever possible.
  3. Shut windows when you leave, especially over the weekend.
  4. When you go home for the day or weekend, turn off printers, computer speakers, and monitors. (If you use remote desktop for now, do not power off your PC.)
  5. Turn off A/V equipment when you leave a classroom or conference room.
  6. Take the stairs instead of the elevator.
  7. Say "no" to phantom loads. Turn off your power strip whenever possible.

Haas Ranks #6 in the EIU "Which MBA" Survey

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) ranked the Full-time Berkeley MBA Program #6 in the world for the second year in a row. The 2008 "Which MBA" ranking, published on Sept. 26, placed Haas #4 among US schools.

In specialty categories, Haas was ranked #4 for its effectiveness in opening new career opportunities for students. This category considers diversity of recruiters, assessment of career services, jobs found through the career services, and student assessment of how needs and expectations are met.

The ranking is based on data supplied by participating business schools and a survey of MBA students. MBA programs are evaluated on four categories: opening new career opportunities; personal development and educational experience; increase in salary; and potential to network.

For the complete rankings, visit

Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA Ranked #12 by Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal ranked the Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA Program #12 in the world in its inaugural executive MBA rankings published Sept. 30.

The overall ranking was based on three categories: a graduate survey and a corporate recruiter survey, each weighing 40%, and a management skills assessment, weighing 20%. Berkeley-Columbia ranked #10 in the student survey, #7 in the recruiter survey, and #16 in the management skills assessment. The skills assessment was based on how well students rated their program's teaching in those fields that participating recruiters deemed important.

The Wall Street Journal rankings package highlighted a video of Dean Rich Lyons talking about the benefits of the Berkeley-Columbia partnership, a teacher profile of Lecturer Paul Tiffany, and quoted Berkeley-Columbia student Flavio Fernandes from Brazil in an article on students who travel long distances to their executive MBA program.

Staff News

Three Haas Staff Members Earn Spot Awards for Outstanding Service

Three Haas staff members were nominated for Spot Awards for their exceptional service in their departments or the school as a whole.

Spot awards are part of a university-wide program recognizing deserving managers, supervisors, and non-represented members of the school. Recipients are awarded $250.

Spot Award criteria include being collaborative, promoting an inclusive work environment, taking initiative, being results-oriented to meet critical deadlines, and providing exceptional service and stewardship.

+ John Skeels, computing services, was nominated by Kim Guilfoyle, Ph.D. Program administrative director, for his initiative in surveying and replacing old computers in a short amount of time over the summer for Ph.D. students.

+ Bryan Lin, assistant director of faculty and Ph.D. computing, was nominated by Jay Stowsky, senior assistant dean for instruction, for his "calm, cool professionalism and diplomatic acumen" and "technical expertise" demonstrated while working with many different departments.

+ Rachel Richardson, administrative assistant of academic affairs and instruction, was nominated by Molly Nagler, director of academic planning, for her initiative, discipline, and innovation in piloting a new course evaluation system over the summer and creating custom reports for each faculty member.

David Lyon Joins Media Services as Evening Technician

David Lyon joined the Haas Media Services Department Sept. 22 as an evening audio and video technician.

Before Haas, Lyon worked at Rental Express Video/Dub Express as chief engineer. His previous experience also includes video production and audiovisual technology work.

Lyon's outside interests include film making and PC maintenance and repair.

Phone: 643-1431
Office: S300W Media Center

Tom Peterson Joins Center for Executive Education

Tom Peterson began work Sept. 24 as a business development consultant at the UC Berkeley Center for Executive Education.

Peterson comes to Haas from Successfoods Marketing, where he was director of client services. Before that, he worked in business development and sales in various industries, including meetings and events, training, travel, technology, video games, and the film industry for Francis Ford Coppola's Zoetrope Studios. He earned a degree in business administration degree from Bucknell University and took MBA courses in marketing at Golden Gate University.

Outside of the office, Peterson enjoys biking, running, sports, traveling, film, music, watching his daughter play lacrosse at UC Davis, and continual learning.

Telephone: 643-0476
Office: S460

Haas in the News - As of 10/06/08

Bob Edelstein, co-chair of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics, was interviewed October. 3 about the credit crunch in a segment titled "The Bailout Vote and California's Credit Crunch" on KQED's California Report.

James Wilcox, a professor in the Haas Economic Analysis and Policy Group and Haas Finance Group, was interviewed about the financial institution fallout in an October 2 Filene Research Institute article titled "September Madness."

Jerry Engel, executive director of the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, was quoted about the impact of the financial crisis on Silicon Valley in an October 1 Les Echos article titled "La crise rattrape la Silicon Valley." (registration required)

Wilcox was quoted in an October 1 San Francisco Chronicle article titled "Economic experts talk to both sides of crisis."

Alumnuae Sandra Stumbaugh was featured in an October 1 MarketWatch article titled "Sustainable Spaces Names Sandra Stumbaugh Vice President of Marketing."{6ECB2C84-1940-4D5D-BF8A-2152ED904BA1}&dist=hppr

The "Global Financial Market Turmoil" panel featuring various Haas professors was mentioned in an October 1 East Bay Business Times article titled "Financial turmoil discussed at UC Berkeley."

Wilcox was quoted on how institutions are subject to federal regulations in an October 1 Salisbury Post article titled "With Wachovia Merger, Banking a Land of Giants."

Dean Rich Lyons was interviewed on the Berkeley Columbia program in a September 30 Wall Street Journal segment titled "Business Students Get Best of Berkeley, Columbia."

Wilcox was interviewed about what investors should do in a September 30 KCBS News Radio "Money Markets & More" segment.

Wilcox was also interviewed on the financial crisis in a September 30 KPIX Channel 5 segment.

Tom Davidoff, assistant professor in the Real Estate Group, was interviewed about the financial crisis on a September 30 KTVU Channel 2 segment.
Wilcox was quoted in several media outlets September 30:

+ KQED Forum,

+ Fox Business Network Television Show with Stuart Varney.


+ Los Angeles Times,,0,59561.story

David Robinson, senior lecturer, was quoted about his class discussion of the economic crisis in a September 30 Daily Californian article titled "Professors Incorporate Bailout Plan Into Class."

Berkeley-Columbia MBA Program was mentioned in a September 29 Wall Street Journal article titled "Traveling the Globe--Just to Get to Class."

Michael Anthofer, MBA 75, was featured in a September 29 Market Watch article titled "Tessera Names Michael Anthofer as Executive Vice President and CFO."{45BC0BC9-B944-4458-9FC1-AE0939EA20E3}&dist=hppr

Wilcox was quoted in a September 28 Synthetic Resin and Plastics article titled "JPMorgan takes calculated risk with WaMu."

Severin Borenstein was quoted about the importation of generic gas in a September 28 Harford Courant article titled "Mad at the Big Boys? No Point Punishing the Little Gas Station Owners.",0,6006613.story

The new Technology and Leadership Studies Program, a combination of classes from Berkeley's Management of Technology Program and the College of Engineering, was featured in a September 28 Daily Californian article titled "New Program Aims to Bridge Business, Tech Skills."

Davidoff was interviewed on mortgages and the bailout in a September 28, CW/CBS, Bay Area Focus.

Davidoff was interviewed about the Oakland budget in a September 27 Channel 2 News segment.

Wilcox was quoted about the public reaction to the recent bank failures in a September 26 Fresno Bee article titled "How to stay sane amid the collapse."

Wilcox was interviewed about the federal government and the hope for preventing an economic crisis in a September 26 KPCC LA segment titled "UC Berkeley business school professor says bailout plan has to balance Wall Street and Main Street concerns."

Wilcox was interviewed about the bailout rescue effort in a September 26 KPCC LA segment titled "UC Berkeley business school professor says Treasury Secretary needed to explain crisis better."

The Center for Responsible Business was featured in a September 26 Easy Bay Business Times article titled "East Bay colleges boost socially responsible business programs." (registration required)

The Haas School's CIMA designation program for investment consultants was mentions in a September 26 InvestmentNews article titled "IMCA seeking third-party accreditation."

David Levine, professor of economics, was quoted about the current financial market rescue plan in September 25 Bloomberg article titled "Hundreds of Economists Urge Congress Not to Rush on Rescue Plan."

Jim Wilcox was interviewed on the following stations on September 25:
+ KGO/ ABC News


+ KTVU Channel 2,

+ KICU Channel 36

+ Channel 5

Wilcox was mentioned about the similarities between the economic situation and Japan in the 1990s in a September 25 Filene Research Institute article titled "Making Sense: Part One."

Wilcox was quoted for saying that bailouts will at least move the economy towards recovery in a September 25 Associated Press article titled "Credit Markets Cheer Bailout Deal, But Faintly."

Laura Tyson was featured for her opinion with how governments should figure out debt repayment in a September 25 CQ Politics article titled "White House Summit Yields No Deal on Financial Bailout."

Davidoff was quoted on the mortgage market in a September 25 Las Vegas Sun article titled "What bailout means for housing market."

Lyons was mentioned for visiting alumni in New York, and Nicole Gerhmann, assistant director of MBA recruiting for financial services and energy, was quoted for the Columbia-hosted career workshops in a September 25 Wall Street Journal article titled "Business Schools Look for Ways to Help Grads."

Wilcox appeared on two media outlets September 24:

+ NBC 11

+ NPR Morning Edition,

Lecturer Jim Bushnell, research director of the University of California Energy Institute, was interviewed September 23 on KQED Radio about a regional market for greenhouse gas emissions.

Dwight Jaffee, a member of the Haas Real Estate and Finance group, co-wrote an article about the Bear Stearns bailout in a September 23 Economists' Voice article titled "Investment Banking Regulation after Bear Stearns."

Jaffee wrote about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in a September 21 op-ed in the San Francisco Chronicle titled "Cost of Fannie, Freddie rides on new agency."

Lecturer Dennis Williams was quoted about hedge funds in a September 18 East Bay Express article titled "Lehman, SunCal, and Alameda Point."

Chris Hulls, MBA 06, was featured for his company's win of $275,000 in the Google Android Developer Challenge in a September 23 Marin Independent Journal article titled "College of Marin alum's cell phone-based software wins Google Award."

Wilcox was interviewed about the federal bailout of banks in a September 21 segment titled "Fed Bailout of Banks."

Wilcox was quoted for backing up the bailout in a September 21 San Francisco Chronicle article titled "Mixed Reviews of Relief Plan Sent to Congress."

Pablo Spiller, professor of business and technology, was quoted about the bailouts in a September 21 Los Angeles Times article titled "Takeovers of AIG, Fannie and Freddie raise business and political questions.",0,1355734.story

Spiller was quoted on regulatory reform in a September 21 MarketWatch article titled "Weak regulation has now proven as destructive as overregulation."{838F9F4A-BD34-477E-9BF2-19199758179E}&dist=msr_1

Happening at Haas

How I Became a Quant
Monday, Oct. 6
5:00 p.m.
Arthur Andersen Auditorium

Haas Faculty Financial Turmoil Teach-in
Monday, Oct. 6
7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Wells Fargo Room

Dean Speakers Series
David Aaker Distinguished Lecture Series in Marketing
David Aaker, Professor Emeritus,
Author of Spanning Silos
Monday, Oct. 27
12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Wells Fargo Room

Ronnie Lott and Harris Barton,
Co-founders, HRJ Capital
Haas Diversity in Business Conference

Friday, Nov. 7
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
International House, UC Berkeley

19th Annual Conference on Financial Accounting
Friday, October 24
7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Santa Clara Marriott Hotel
For registration and a detailed schedule of the conference, visit

Asia Business Center Conference
Monday, Dec. 1
Ritz-Carlton, Singapore


Entrepreneurial Best Practices Series: Opportunity Recognition for Entrepreneurs and Launch of the Berkeley Business Plan Competition and Global Social Venture Competition
Monday, October 13
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Stanley Hall, Room 105
Open to the Public
For more information, visit

For more information, contact Donna Seaward at

Anirban Mukherjee (Cornell University)
The Competitive Dynamics of DVD Release Timing and Pricing
Thursday, October 9
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Cheit Hall 250

Katherine Milkman (Harvard University)
Highbrow Films Gather Dust: A Study of Dynamic Inconsistency and Online DVD Rentals
Thursday, October 16
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Cheit Hall 250


Heski Bar Isaac (NYU Stern)
Information Gathering and Marketing
Thursday, October 16
4:10 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Cheit Hall 325

For more information, contact June Wong at

Raghu Rajan (University of Chicago)
The Internal Governance of Firms
Thursday, October 16
4:10 p.m. to 5:40 p.m.
Cheit Hall 210

For more information, contact Clifford Mak at

Adam Galinsky, OBIR visiting scholar (Kellogg, Northwestern)
Wednesday, October 8
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Cheit Hall 330

Cecilia Ridgeway (Stanford University)
Wednesday, October 15
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Cheit Hall 330


Alpheus Bingham, InnoCentive Inc.
Wednesday, October 8
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.


LGBT Alumni Networking Event: Meet the First Years!
Tuesday, October 7
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Castro, San Francisco

Berkeley-Columbia Monthly San Francisco Happy Hour
Thursday, October 9
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Market Bar, 1 Ferry Building, #36, San Francisco
Contact Frances Mendez Kloes at

"Hot Spots--Join the Movement," Presentation by Lynda Gratton
October 9
6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
London Business School, Park Road, NW1 4 SA, London (Nearest tube: Baker Street)
Cost: £20.00

"Best Strategies for Negotiating Your Salary and Raise," Workshop with Daniel Porot
Friday, October 10
6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
London Business School, Park Road, NW1 4 SA, London (Nearest tube: Baker Street)
Cost: £20.00

MBA LGBT Workshop
Saturday, October 11
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wells Fargo Room, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley
Registration: Attendance to this event is by invitation only. Interested alumni should contact Jason Topel at

Haas Venture Capital Alumni Dinner
Monday, October 13
To find out the location for this month's event, contact organizers Alex Ortiz, MBA 07,, or Nader Ghaffari, MBA 07, NetService Ventures Group,

Asia Society Business Leader Roundtable Luncheon
Tuesday, October 14
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Omni Los Angeles Hotel, 251 S. Olive Street, Los Angeles
Cost: $50 for Asia Society members and members of partnering organizations

The World Economy: Where have all the good times gone?
A presentation with Economic Professors; Andrew Scott, Richard Portes, Helene Rey and Lucrezia Reichlin.
Tuesday, October 14
6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
London Business School, Park Road, NW1 4 SA, London (Nearest tube: Baker Street)
Cost: £20.00

Investing like Harvard and Yale: Alternative Asset Allocation;
Discussion with Michael Azlen, founder and CEO of Frontier Capital Management LLP
Thursday, October 16
6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: London Business School, Park Road, NW1 4 SA, London (Nearest tube: Baker Street)
Cost: £20.00

Afternoon at the Copia Wine Center
Saturday, October 18
12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
COPIA, the American Center for Wine, Food & the Arts, 500 First Street, NapaRegistration:
Cost: $50 per person before October 8, $60 per person after October 8

Guided Tour of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre.
Saturday, October 18
1:50 p.m.
Globe Theatre, 21 New Globe Walk, London
Cost: £9.00 Adults £6.50 Children

SF Yacht Club Event with the Australian National University
Sunday, October 19
5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
St. Francis Yacht Club: Northwest Room, 700 Marina Blvd/99 Yacht Road, San Francisco

Discover Cal Lecture Series: Energy, Finance, and our Future
Monday, October 20
6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Omni Berkshire Place, 21 52nd Street at Madison Avenue, New York
Registration:, or call (888)864-8225.
Cost: $20 per person in advance, $25 walk-up price

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