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March 2, 2015 | Press Releases

Dave Pottruck, Chairman of HighTower Advisors, to Keynote 2015 Wharton School MBA for Executives | Philadelphia Graduation

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania has announced that David S. Pottruck (C’70, WG’72), a Penn undergraduate and Wharton MBA alumnus, will be the featured speaker at the School’s MBA for Executives graduation ceremony in Philadelphia.

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March 2, 2015 | Press Releases

Neil Blumenthal and Dave Gilboa, Co-CEOs and Co-Founders, Warby Parker, to Keynote 2015 Wharton School MBA Graduation

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania has announced that Wharton MBA alumni, Neil Blumenthal and Dave Gilboa (both WG’10), co-founders and co-CEOs of Warby Parker, will be the featured speakers at the School’s MBA graduation in Philadelphia.

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March 2, 2015 | Press Releases

Josh Kopelman, Founder, First Round, to Keynote 2015 Wharton MBA Program for Executives Graduation at Wharton | San Francisco

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania has announced that undergraduate alumnus, Josh Kopelman, will be the featured speaker at the School’s 2015 graduation ceremony for the MBA Program for Executives at Wharton | San Francisco.

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February 24, 2015 | Feature Stories

Wharton EMBA Alumnus Featured on Shark Tank

Zander Adell, WG’12, came to Wharton San Francisco’s EMBA program to help him transition from artist to entrepreneur. Now, he’s the founder and CEO of Doorman, which was recently featured on the ABC show Shark Tank.

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February 20, 2015 | In the News | The Huffington Post

Prof. Maurice Schweitzer in the Huffington Post

Prof. of Operations and Information Management Maurice Schweitzer is highlighted for his study on the bias that overweight employees face in the workplace.

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February 19, 2015 | In the News | Marketplace

Prof. Kenneth Shropshire on Marketplace

Prof. of Legal Studies and Business Ethics Kenneth Shropshire discusses his new book, “Sport Matters: Leadership, Power, and the Quest for Respect in Sports.”

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February 19, 2015 | In the News | The Globe and Mail

Prof. Ethan Mollick in the Globe and Mail

Prof. of Management Ethan Mollick is noted for his research on the number of successfully funded technology products on Kickstarter that are not delivered on time.

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India’s Budget Covers Yesterday and Tomorrow — But Not Today

India's new Union Budget highlights a roadmap for the future, but there are no "quick wins" or reforms for the near term. ...

(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:30:06 +0000)

Will Walmart’s Wage Increase Pay Off?

Walmart's modest wage increase may be a smart way to keep the company's options open regarding future raises, but it may not sufficiently inspire workers, according to Wharton's Adam Cobb. ...

(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:02:56 +0000)

The FCC’s Net Neutrality Ruling: Net Gains, Net Losses

An “open Internet,” free of entry bans, throttling or paid prioritization, won the day in a big FCC ruling. Wharton professor Kevin Werbach explains the business implications....

(Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:40:15 +0000)

When Using Social Media, Beware the Invisible Audience

Social media has augmented our ability to communicate, but it has also made it easier to misunderstand and misread our audience — or to be misunderstood....

(Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:12:55 +0000)

Wake-up Call: Why Everyone Needs More Sleep

We all need more sleep -- and increasingly, we aren’t getting it. The consequences go beyond dark circles: Productivity, creativity and workplace morale are suffering as a result. ...

(Tue, 24 Feb 2015 20:47:43 +0000)

Cuba’s Tech Start-up Sector: ‘People Are Hungry to Work’

Even before the announced thawing of relations with the U.S., Cuba was developing a tech start-up community that has drawn interest from entrepreneurs and industry giants....

(Tue, 24 Feb 2015 19:45:41 +0000)

Poor Sports: Is There a New Low in Owners’ and Players’ Behavior?

Claims of racism, domestic abuse, bullying, ethical breaches: What's behind the recent rash of poor behavior in professional sports?...


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