Friday, April 23
Columbia CaseWorks Classes
Columbia CaseWorks develops case studies and teaching materials written by Columbia Business School faculty members. Oriented around real-world questions and decisions, all CaseWorks materials challenge students to make sense of varied sources of information.
Choose from one of the following two cases. The case will be e-mailed to you prior to Reunion Weekend.
A. Don't Be Evil: Google’s 2004 Dutch Auction Initial Public Offering
Presenter: Laurie Simon Hodrick, A. Barton Hepburn Professor of Economics in the Faculty of Business
It was Thursday August 19, 2004, and after months of anticipation, trading of Google stock would finally begin this morning on the NASDAQ. Google offered a total of 19,605,052 Class A shares using a “modified” Dutch auction initial public offering (IPO), including 14,142,135 floated by Google and 5,462,917 from existing stockholders, at a price range of $85-$95 per share. You have been charged with advising ReidCourt LLC as to whether it should bid to purchase Google shares in the IPO, and if so, at what price(s).
B. The PieSky Ventures
Presenter: Murray B. Low, director, Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center
PieSky Ventures is evaluating four proposals to assess which one represents the best entrepreneurial opportunity. Clifford Smathers, the investment executive, knows that the decision must be made quickly in order to get involved. In which business should PieSky Ventures invest?
Class of 1960 50th Reunion Luncheon
A Taste of Executive Education: Influence Without Authority—Persuading Your Boss, Subordinates and Peers
Essentials of Estate Planning: What You Need to Know Without Paying Expensive Legal Fees to Learn It
With a little planning, your financial, philanthropic and estate-planning goals can be achieved. Did you know that you can make a gift that requires no financial commitment during your lifetime? Learn about this and more from Fred Hartwick, executive director of gift planning at Columbia University.
Career Workshop: The Post-Recession Workplace
How will companies manage and develop talent on the heels of the most severe recession in a generation? Panelists will discuss employee attraction and retention, employee development, incentives and compensation, and flexible work environments after a year of immense corporate change.
Moderator: Nachum Sicherman, professor of finance and economics
Irving Becker ’90, national practice leader, Executive Compensation Practice, Hay Group
Manhattanville Campus Update
Columbia Business School is part of Columbia University’s expansion into Manhattanville, 17 acres of space between 125th and 133rd Streets, west of Broadway. Join us for an update on the plans for the School’s new buildings.
Complimentary shuttle service is available from the campus gate at 116th Street and Amsterdam Avenue to the All-Class Welcome Reception. Shuttle will leave promptly at 6:30 p.m.
All-Class Welcome Reception
Reconnect with old friends and classmates over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at Cipriani 42nd Street, one of New York City’s iconic venues.
Saturday, April 24
Panel Discussions and Presentations Session I
A. The Secrets of High-Performance Leadership
Presenter: Michael Feiner, professor of management and Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Ethics Fellow
B. Learning to Change the World: Lessons from Business School
Moderator: Ray Fisman, Lambert Family Professor of Social Enterprise, Bernstein Faculty Leader, Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics and research director, Social Enterprise Program
Kevin Conrad ’05 (EMBA), executive director, Coalition for Rainforest Nations
C. Hedge Funds: Effects of the Financial Crisis
Moderator: Charles Jones, Robert W. Lear Professor of Finance and Economics and chair, Finance and Economics Division
Kelsey Biggers ’80, managing director, K2 Advisors
Dean’s State of the School Address
Join Dean Glenn Hubbard, the Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics, for an update on the School followed by a question-and-answer session.
Panel Discussions and Presentations Session II
A. Managing Risk in Your Investment Portfolio in the Wake of the Meltdown
Presenter: Bruce Greenwald, Robert Heilbrunn Professor of Finance and Asset Management and director, Heilbrunn Center for Graham & Dodd Investing
B. Is Carbon-Free Energy a Possibility for the United States?
Moderator: Geoff Heal, Paul Garrett Professor of Public Policy and Business Responsibility and Bernstein Faculty Leader, Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics
John Fox ’00, managing member, Thorfinn Enterprises
C. Thinking Big About Brands: What’s Now and Next?
Moderator: Bernd Schmitt, Robert D. Calkins Professor of International Business and faculty director, Center on Global Brand Leadership
Michael J. Abbott ’95, chief marketing officer, Retail Consumer Finance, GE Capital
Panel Discussions and Presentations Session III
A. Managing Global Accounts
Moderator: Noel Capon, R.C. Kopf Professor of International Marketing
Beth E. Ford ’95 (EMBA), executive vice president, head of supply chain, International Flavors
B. Healthcare: Winners and Losers in a Changing Regulatory and Competitive Environment
Moderator: Cliff Cramer, adjunct professor of management and director, Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Management Program
Lester S. Cheng ’90, managing director, Frankel Group
C. Housing and Credit Markets: What’s Next?
Presenter: Chris Mayer, senior vice dean and Paul Milstein Professor of Real Estate
Cocktail Receptions and Dinners
1st Reunion Class (full-time MBA Class of 2009 only)
Join your classmates for cocktails and dinner at Chelsea Brewing Company on Pier 59. The entire restaurant and microbrewery, set on the Hudson River, has been reserved.
5th—50th Reunion Classes
Class Cocktail Receptions: 7:30–8:30 p.m.
Complimentary shuttle service will be available from the Chelsea Brewing Company and Pier Sixty to Times Square (where you can pick up the 1, 2, 3, 7, N, Q, R, W and S trains) between 10:00 p.m. and midnight. Taxi service will also be available.
Sunday, April 25
Alumni Family Brunch
Cap off Reunion Weekend by bringing your family to Bryant Park Grill for Sunday brunch, a time-honored reunion tradition. Children’s entertainment will be provided.