For Jim Olson, leadership is a lot like tennis. We bring our natural athletic and mental tendencies to the game, we learn the fundamentals, we have mentors, we study the pros, and we apply it all on the court, looking to improve our performance.
As this year’s Robert A. Fox Executive-in-Residence, Olson has put the tennis analogy into play in his winter quarter course, Game Changing Leadership: One Size Fits One, to help MBA students better understand, develop and apply their “leadership DNA.”
Proposer Amy Myers Jaffe defending the motion: “Energy is a fundamental service needed for daily living. Lack of access to fuel is a key driver of poverty and premature mortality. But as essential as energy is to human development, the reality is that all forms of energy production have environmental consequences. There is no single-source supply that can provide the benefits we need at the scale at which we need it without disturbing the natural world.
After graduating from law school, Graham McDougal accepted a position as a deputy district attorney, responsible for half of the office’s misdemeanor calendar and for assisting with felony cases. “Working as a DA was a lot of fun,” he says. “I had a really good group of co-workers, challenging work and a feeling that what I was doing actually made a difference.
Amy Myers Jaffe, executive director for energy and sustainability at UC Davis, recently led a discussion at a special World Economic Forum–hosted energy industry dinner attended by oil ministers and national oil company CEOs from European, Latin American, African and Russian firms, as well as U.S. and Canadian senior executives.
With the Dow hovering around 14,000 as individual investors pour back in, Prof. Brad Barber says the data on investor stock flows isn’t a reliable guide to market direction. “It’s not a signal about where the market is heading,” Barber says, noting that on some occasions fund flows have peaked just as the market prepared to tank.
UPDATE: Andrew Barkett is leaving his post as senior engineer at Facebook to bring his decade of experience in Silicon Valley to become the first-ever chief technology officer for the Republican National Committee.The June 4 announcement has stirred a whirlwind of media coverage, including the Huffington Post and Washington Post.Bark
Agilent Technologies’ Electronic Measurement Group is a $3.6 billion business that over the past decade has seen a dramatic shift in its customer base from U.S., and Western European customers to predominantly Asia-based customers. Today, the majority of the division’s revenues are generated outside of the U.S., with an increasing concentration in China.
(Davis, CA) — The UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s full-time MBA program has been ranked among the top six percent of AACSB International-accredited programs nationwide, according to U.S. News & World Report’s latest graduate business school rankings released today.