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Jay Tucker (’09) is the new executive director of UCLA Anderson’s Center for Management of Enterprise in Media, Entertainment & Sports. He graduated from Anderson in 2009 and embarked on a career with a certain local competitor school, where, as CMO of the Institute for Communication Technology Management at USC... Continue reading
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Karen Williams (’93) is a career coach at Management Leadership for Tomorrow, a career development institution that works with high-potential African-Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans. Previously, she served as the executive director of UCLA Anderson’s Center for MEMES. She has also held posts with Hearst Magazines, Disney, Time Inc. (with... Continue reading
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By Carolyn Gray Anderson In the ever-evolving business of music, streaming services have eclipsed CDs and even downloads. So it was with awe and more than a little nostalgia that Steve Bartels (CERT ’92) — CEO of Def Jam Recordings and a special guest at UCLA Anderson’s 2017 Pulse conference... Continue reading
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By Carolyn Gray Anderson In 2016, UCLA Anderson alumna Andrea Wade (’96) celebrated her 20th reunion. “What started out as a way for me to see what old classmates were up to turned into something much more meaningful,” she says. Now, six months later, she finds herself working with UCLA... Continue reading
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By Carolyn Gray Andeson Vicki Liao graduated from UCLA Anderson in 2011. “I came here wanting to earn my MBA as quickly as possible and get a good job in entertainment,” she says. The degree, combined with a field study project at an entertainment tech startup, certainly helped her accomplish... Continue reading
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By Paul Feinberg “The baseball business has never been stronger,” said Stan Kasten, president and CEO of the Los Angeles Dodgers. “We bought the team for $2 billion five years ago and everyone perceived it was too much. But we spent so much because it was worth so much more.”... Continue reading
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The common area of Red Bull Amaphiko's Academy in Langa township, South Africa (Photo: Heartbeatmedia) By Bradley McGough (FEMBA ’18) When UCLA Anderson’s summer global immersion programs were announced, the Center for Global Management-sponsored trip to South Africa intrigued me. I hadn’t ever been to the country, but had heard... Continue reading
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View the full gallery of photos from Velocity By Carolyn Gray Anderson She’s spent her 36-year career with AT&T, holding the title of SVP of human resources and chief diversity officer since 2015; but it wasn’t the telecommunications field or the company, specifically, that ignited Cynthia “Cynt” Marshall’s early passion.... Continue reading
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View the full gallery of photos from Velocity By Paul Feinberg Amy Powell (’05) president of Paramount Television and Digital Entertainment, was the morning keynote at UCLA Anderson’s second annual Velocity Women’s Leadership Summit, whose 2017 theme was Empower Together. Powell used the specifics of her own life and career... Continue reading
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View the full gallery of photos from Velocity By Paul Feinberg “There’s still so much work to be done,” said UCLA Anderson Dean Judy Olian while addressing a standing-room-only Korn Convocation Hall audience at Anderson’s fifth annual Anderson Women’s Leadership Summit. “Work to get us where we should be, need... Continue reading
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Nelson Mandela House, Soweto. Photo by Lisa Tang By Lisa Tang (FEMBA ’18), Forté Fellow My career path started in ethnic-specific nonprofit theater, where I had the privilege of working in diversity and cultural advocacy with activist-artists (the very heroes I had learned about as an undergraduate). Now I work... Continue reading
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Enjoy the complete album of photos from CES at Anderson UCLA Anderson’s annual CES® event, held in partnership with the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM following the world-renowned CES conference in Las Vegas, attracted audiences among the wider community of UCLA students, faculty and staff, as well as industry professionals and... Continue reading
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In South Africa, UCLA Anderson students toured the entrepreneurial development Philippi Village, where repurposed shipping containers provide space for shopkeepers’ stores, from hair salons to appliance sales. Back row, left to right: Lisa Tang (FEMBA ’18), Mark Reidy (FEMBA ’17), Milan Karunarante (FEMBA ’18), Bradley McGough (FEMBA ’18), Justin Vu... Continue reading
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Listen to the moving address Martin Luther King Jr. made to UCLA students on April 27, 1965. His refrain throughout the 50-minute speech was, “We’ve come a long, long way … but we have a long, long way to go.” Made available online in 2015 by UCLA’s Department of Communication... Continue reading
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By Paul Feinberg “Save the Day … didn’t,” said writer/director/producer/auteur Joss Whedon, referencing the digital production company he founded in the months leading up to the 2016 presidential election. The goal of his super PAC Save the Day was to get out the vote, specifically in support of Democratic candidate... Continue reading
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On Thursday, January 12, UCLA Anderson’s Easton Technology Management Center, in association with student-run Anderson Tech Business Association, is hosting its third annual CES® conference. The free event occurs in partnership with and follows the wildly popular annual CES® conference held in Las Vegas by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM,... Continue reading
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Left to right: Melissa Tran, Sophia Moreno, Ella Foux, Bradley McGough UCLA Anderson MBA students compete in case competitions locally, nationally and internationally, often bringing home first prize and always returning with valuable experience facing real-world business challenges in a competitive environment. Today, the UCLA Anderson blog presents the fourth... Continue reading
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By Carolyn Gray Anderson If the audience that attended the UCLA Anderson Master of Financial Engineering commencement ceremony seemed small, it’s in part because the 64 graduates in the Class of 2016 represent 19 different countries —so, many of them are far away from the family, friends and colleagues forming... Continue reading
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By Paul Feinberg Professor Keith Chen is a behavioral economist whose research blurs the traditional disciplinary boundaries in both subject and methodology, bringing unorthodox tools to bear on problems at the intersection of economics, psychology and biology. He recently returned to UCLA Anderson after a stint as head of economic... Continue reading
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View the full gallery of photos from UCLA Anderson’s 2016 Embracing Diversity Conference By Alexander Cain (’17) Whenever I, an African-American male, hear about any “diversity” event, two predictions run through my mind: either it’s an event where universities push current diverse students involved in their program to attract other... Continue reading
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UCLA Anderson MBA students compete in case competitions locally, nationally and internationally, often bringing home first prize and always returning with valuable experience facing real-world business challenges in a competitive environment. Today, the UCLA Anderson blog presents the third in a series of guest posts by case competition participants. In... Continue reading
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Left to right: David Shulman, Gerald F. Kominski, Kal Raustiala, Jeffrey B. Lewis, Sebastian Edwards By Paul Feinberg The December 2016 UCLA Anderson Forecast conference focused on the ramifications of a Donald Trump presidency on the nation’s economy, as well as on those of California and Los Angeles. The event... Continue reading
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UCLA Anderson MBA students compete in case competitions locally, nationally and internationally, often bringing home first prize and always returning with valuable experience facing real-world business challenges in a competitive environment. Today, the UCLA Anderson blog presents the second in a series of guest posts by case competition participants, this... Continue reading
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Given the unanticipated outcome of the U.S. presidential election, the UCLA Anderson Forecast is changing the special topic of the December 6 Forecast Conference from affordable housing to focus instead on how the Trump presidency will affect our economy nationally, state-wide and locally. The event will take place at the... Continue reading