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Wharton Update
MONTHLY NEWS AND HIGHLIGHTS
DECEMBER 2013
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Mack
What happens when new technologies drive convergence across different industries? The Program on Vehicle and Mobility Innovation at the Mack Institute looks for answers.
 
Baker
"It's the biggest industry, it employs the most people, it's what makes the country go," said Jay H. Baker at the anniversary mark of the Baker Retailing Center, which has transformed retail career paths and academic research for the past 10 years.
 
Gladwell
Author Malcolm Gladwell talked misfits and underdogs before a packed house at the ongoing Authors@Wharton series, sponsored by Wharton Leadership.
 
NASDAQ
Lindsay Beck, WG'13, founded a successful charity. Now she's looking to create a profit-driven market for nonprofits.
 
Movers Shakers
Which five Wharton alumni changing business practices are recognized in Business Insider's most influential 2013 list? Elon Musk, W'97, Warren Buffett, Neil Blumenthal, WG'10, Dave Gilboa, WG'10, and Jeff Weiner, W'92, all started at Wharton.
 
Nike
Prof. Barbara Kahn tells how Nike's FuelBand scored major brand goals in Knowledge@Wharton.
 
Reddit
Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian to Wharton undergrads: "how to be awesome on the Internet," in a conversation on digital entrepreneurship.
 
   
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Rokke CEO/second-year student Kristian Rokke, WG'14, discussed how he's using EMBA lessons to grow Aker Philadelphia Shipyard, which signed $1 billion in orders over the past four months.
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Ulrich

Vice Dean of Innovation Karl Ulrich wrote that it pays for entrepreneurs to have rich friends.
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Nam "What isn't proprietary is the brand." Stephanie Nam, W'15, wrote about fashion icon and AIDS activist Kenneth Cole, sponsored on campus by the Baker Retail Center and Undergraduate Career Services.
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Social Media Leadership Awards
Dec 9-10, 2013
Wharton Women Business Conference
Jan 24, 2014
Wharton Private Equity & Venture Capital Conference
Jan 31, 2014
 
 
 
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