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Chicago Booth Podcast - Fireside chat with Mark Leavitt and Danny Meyer

Mark Leavitt,’83, CIO, Union Square Hospitality and Danny Meyer, CEO, Union Square Hospitality Group and Founder of Shake Shack, share their experiences as part of the Fireside chat series hosted by Alumni relations office. The chat is moderated by Dean Stacey Kole.

1hr 15mins

5 Apr 2016

Rank #1

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Chicago Booth Podcast - Finding meaning in our work: Barry Rowan

CFO of Coolplanet and former EVP and CFO of Vonage and Nextel, Barry Rowan discusses his experiences as part of Navigating the grey speaker series. He is joined by Linda Rowan, his wife, who is a CPA with experience in public and industry accounting and has served on numerous non-profit boards and committees. The session is chaired by Dean Stacey Kole.

1hr 24mins

26 Feb 2016

Rank #2

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Chicago Booth Podcast - Fireside Chat with Braintree Founder, Bryan Johnson

Entrepreneur, investor and adventurer, Bryan Johnson, MBA '07 discusses his experience as the founder of OS Fund and Braintree, an online and mobile payments provider.


28 May 2015

Rank #3

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Chicago Booth Podcast: Leader of the House of Lords on the Free Market

Despite fierce economic competition provided by such emerging countries as Pakistan and China, the developed world must resist the temptation to legislate economic security, according to Baroness Valerie Amos, leader of the House of Lords and lord president of the council of the United Kingdom.


2 May 2015

Rank #4

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Former President of Mexico on "the Destructive Power of Government"

Former President of Mexico, Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de Leon, took a historical look at the risks threatening globalization's resilience. Currently the director of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization, Zedillo reminded attendees at the Myron Scholes Global Markets Forum Series of the "destructive power of government."


2 May 2015

Rank #5

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Becker Brown Bag: How Productivity Benefits from Competition

There's nothing like a little competition to suddenly boost productivity. Competition forced miners to double the amount of iron ore they dug per hour, as told in one case study. In another, competition forced concrete companies to become more efficient or go under, said Chad Syverson, associate professor of economics at the University of Chicago and a productivity specialist. Syverson spoke to students and faculty at a Brown Bag lunch lecture hosted by The Becker Center of Chicago Price Theory and sponsored by Vishal Verma, '07 (XP-76), May 10 at the Charles M. Harper Center.


2 May 2015

Rank #6

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Chicago Booth Podcast - Road to CEO Series: Bob Mariano and Maria Kim

This podcast features Bob Mariano '87, CEO and Chairman of Roundy's and Maria Kim '12, CEO and President of The Cara Program. They share their learning experience and the journey to becoming a CEO. The discussion is moderated by Professor Ram Shivakumar, clinical professor of economics and strategy.


15 Apr 2015

Rank #7

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Chicago Booth Podcast - Understanding the Wage Gap and Board Quotas

Marianne Bertrand, the Chris P. Dialynas Distinguished Service Professor of Economics, discusses her research on the pay gap as well as some new findings on corporate board quotas.

1hr 23mins

10 Apr 2015

Rank #8

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Chicago Booth Podcast - Nicholas Epley on Gender Differences

Nicholas Epley, professor of behavioral science, debunks some dangerous myths about gender differences. Prof. Epley is the author of "Mindwise: Why We Misunderstand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, and Want". This talk kicked off the Annual CWiB (Chicago Women in Business) Open House event.

1hr 9mins

8 Apr 2015

Rank #9

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Entrepreneurship - Buying a Business

Dean Sunil Kumar interviews Rick Kimball,’83, about his career. Rick, a co-founder of Technology Crossover Ventures, has been a venture capitalist and technology investor for 30 years. Rick has been recognized numerous times by Forbes on its Midas List as one of the industry’s top technology investors. He graduated Cum Laude from Dartmouth College with an A.B. degree in History and received his M.B.A. with an emphasis in finance from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.


9 Mar 2015

Rank #10