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Illustration: PC By Ioan Istrate (’17) I had the opportunity to work with the XPRIZE Foundation, laying groundwork for a new technological concept involving avatars. The project demanded the networking skills I gained at UCLA Anderson, my pre-MBA business acumen and a wealth of entrepreneurial skills gained during my six... Continue reading
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By Ole Bjoernstad (’17) Expectations were high when Jeremy Mau (’17) and I decided to enter the 2017 ACG Cup to defend the title for UCLA Anderson: In 2016 Jeremy and UCLA Anderson classmates David Shin (’17) and Kyle Patterson (’17) claimed the hard-won prize. With my teammate determined to... Continue reading
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All students registered for the third annual UCLA Anderson Healthcare Conference on Saturday, March 11, will be invited to a pre-conference networking night on campus on Friday, March 10, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The evening will feature a senior executive keynote speaker from conference sponsor Blue Shield of California.... Continue reading
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Stocks, the dollar and interest rates soared after the surprising election of Donald Trump on the assumption of a major shift in fiscal policy. Now that immigration and trade issues have moved to the fore, the markets are less certain as to the magnitude and timing of the fiscal changes.... Continue reading
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By Isha Patel For six years, Upaya Social Ventures has helped 12 companies create over 4,100 new jobs for people living in impoverished areas in India. Upaya CEO Kate Cochran (’97) joined Impact@Anderson’s High Impact Tea series to share her experience and future goals for the nonprofit. Cochran started out... Continue reading
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Jeffery Keys (’96) is president of Diversity Food Brands LLC, a consolidator, operator and licensor of food service brands with a primary focus on concessions common to airports, motorways, college campuses and hospitals. DFB is minority-owned and ACDBE-certified in multiple states. Keys was a founding partner of United Enterprise Fund... Continue reading
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UCLA Anderson’s Justin Phillips (’18) (left) and Jarrid Johnston (FEMBA ’19) of team J^2 Capital won the 2017 Fink Stock Pitch Competition, with teams from UVA Darden School of Business and Stanford Graduate School of Business placing second and third, respectively. Phillips, an equity research analyst, described the rush of... Continue reading
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Fink Center executive director Jose Plehn-Dujowich (left) congratulates Justin Phillips (center) and Jarrid Johnston of UCLA Anderson team J^2 Capital on taking first place in the seventh annual Fink Center Stock Pitch Competition Watch the day unfold in photos! By Isha Patel On Friday, February 10, MBA students from 12... Continue reading
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Joby Branion (J.D./MBA ’95) studied law and management at UCLA, then began a career in transactional law. An old college buddy tipped him off to an opportunity to meet and possibly work with legendary sports agent Leigh Steinberg, who inspired the character Tom Cruise portrayed in Jerry Maguire. Branion joined... Continue reading
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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