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To be a CEO at an early age

Further to my journey to Asia: I stopped in Honolulu to meet with Dustin Shindo, D’99. He is CEO of Hoku Scientific, a publicly-listed “materials science company that focuses on clean energy technologies.” Hoku holds leading-edge patents in the areas of fuel cells and solar…

By Bob Bruner-
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Competition and the Nanny State

I am on the way to Asia. The first stop was Los Angeles where I spent the evening at a reception with Darden alumni. A particularly insistent alumnus cornered me for 45 minutes with a bone to pick. He thought that the provocative new book (Redefining Health Care) by Darden…

By Bob Bruner-
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Financial Reporting: Investors Await Profit Reports with Wary Eye

Yesterday’s Wall Street Journal headlined an article with “Investors Await Profit Reports with Wary Eye.” The thoughtful practitioner should wonder about coverage such as this: Why is it news?News, according to the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary is “(a) a report of recent events, (b) previously unknown information…

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To discover and disseminate best practice

The role of the business school in society should be to discover and disseminate best practices. This is a radical assertion, viewed in light of the many critiques of business schools and MBA education that we have seen in recent years. I think that much of the controversy in these…

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