News, notes, and special events
for HBS alumni

AP­RIL 9, 2­017

Bringing Markets to Myanmar

In a new Skydeck podcast, David Brunell (MBA 1962) talks about his life’s work transforming centralized economies to market-based economies in 20 different countries, including Zambia, Vietnam, and most recently, Myanmar. LISTEN

Turning Teachers into Leaders

Sophie Lippincott Ferrer (MBA 2006) explains the need to empower and support teachers to share in the leadership of their schools. MORE

Rescuing Fresh Food to End Hunger

Through his nonprofit SecondBite, Ian Carson (OPM 42, 2012) is feeding surplus food from growers and markets to more than a million needy Australians every month. MORE

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How to Successfully Manage Change for Teams, Leaders & Organizations

AP­RIL 13, 2­017, 12:00–1:00 P.M. EDT
Dr. Michael Watkins will share his latest research findings on the challenges and solutions of professional transitions—for leaders, teams, and entire organizations. MORE

A Recipe for Digital Disruption

Alumni News
From Lobster Traps to Border Fencing

Wire mesh technology already used by lobster traps could save millions in building the US-Mexico border wall proposed by President Donald Trump, according to Jim Knott Sr. (OPM 17, 1991), president and CEO of Riverdale Mills Corporation. MORE

Working Knowledge
Why We’re So Careless with Our Phones

Consumers act more recklessly with the products they own when better versions become available, according to research by Silvia Bellezza, Joshua M. Ackerman and Francesca Gino. This comic by Josh Neufeld explains. MORE



Alumni who give annually to the HBS Fund for Leadership and Innovation keep the School on the cutting edge of management education. LEARN MORE

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