Each year we attract the very best instructors and continually refine the curriculum based on feedback from prior participants.
Constance E. Bagley, Senior Research Scholar, Yale Law School
Constance Bagley is a senior research scholar at the Yale Law School. She was formerly a professor in the practice of law and management at the Yale School of Management, an associate professor of business administration at the Harvard Business School, and senior lecturer in law and management at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Bagley’s work focuses on law and strategy and how managers, entrepreneurs, and lawyers can use the law and legal tools to create realizable value and to manage the firm more effectively. Her clients include MassMutual Financial, PepsiCo, Microsoft, CVS Caremark, and Colson Associates.
She is the author of Managers and the Legal Environment: Strategies for the 21st Century and Winning Legally: How Managers Can Use the Law to Create Value, Marshal Resources, and Manage Risk. With Craig E. Dauchy, she coauthored The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Business Law. Her articles have been published in the Harvard Business Law Review and the Academy of Management Review.
Professor Bagley received her J.D., magna cum laude, from the Harvard Law School and was invited to join the Harvard Law Review. She received her A..B, with Honors and Distinction, from Stanford University.more on Bagley »
Norman Bartczak, Founder & Managing Director, Financial Statement Investigation Inc.; Adjunct Professor of Accounting, Columbia Business School and Adjunct Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
Norman Bartczak is the founder and managing director of Financial Statement Investigation, Inc. (formerly, The Center for Financial Strategy), a company specializing in designing, developing, and delivering executive education seminars. Dr. Bartczak is also a registered investment advisor and a founding partner of West End Advisors LLC, an investment advisory firm which provides asset managers, financial advisors, and institutional investors with unique investment funds, trading advice, portfolio analysis, and risk assessment.
Since 1993, Professor Bartczak has been on the faculty of the Columbia University Graduate School of Business. He also served as a faculty member at the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration for almost 10 years. Professor Bartczak is the author of more than 30 case studies at Harvard Business School.
Dr. Bartczak passed the CPA exam in Seattle and he received a PhD in Business Administration from the University of Washington. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the American Accounting Association, the American Finance Association, and the American Bar Association, among others. In 2003, Professor Bartczak received The Margaret Chandler Memorial Award for Commitment to Excellence from Columbia Business School’s Executive M.B.A. Programs.
Victoria L. Brescoll, Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior
Professor Brescoll’s research focuses on the impact of stereotypes on individuals’ status and power within organizations, particularly for individuals who violate gender stereotypes. Her study “Can an Angry Woman Get Ahead? Gender, Status Conferral, and Workplace Emotion Expression,” published in Psychological Science, concluded that people reward men who get angry but view angry women as incompetent and unworthy of status and power in the workplace. The research was widely reported on in the popular press including The New York Times, BusinessWeek, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, National Public Radio, and U.S. News & World Report. Additionally, Professor Brescoll examines how having power may differentially affect men and women's behavior at work. Her other research interests include the cultural origins of stereotypes (e.g. the media), corporate social responsibility and framing messages to improve health policy.
She received her M.S., M.Phil., and Ph.D. in social psychology from Yale University where she was supported by a graduate research fellowship from the National Science Foundation. She completed her BA in psychology from the University of Michigan. In 2004, Professor Brescoll worked in the office of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton under a Congressional Fellowship. more on Brescoll »
Daylian Cain, Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior
Daylian Cain is a tenure-track professor at the Yale School of Management. A former Canada Science Scholar, Dr. Cain holds a PhD and three master’s degrees, and served as the Russell Sage Fellow of Behavioral Economics at Harvard.
A respected researcher, Dr. Cain has also won teaching awards at three universities (UNC-Chapel Hill, Carnegie Mellon, Yale), and was honored with a national “Master Teacher” award in 2012. He is a leading speaker on topics of C-suite decision making, such as negotiations, leadership, strategy, and governance–or, as he puts it, “why smart people do dumb things.” more on Cain »
Rodrigo Canales, Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior
Rodrigo Canales researches the role of institutions in entrepreneurship and economic development. Specifically, Canales’ work seeks to understand how individuals purposefully enact organizational and institutional change. In particular, Rodrigo explores how individuals’ backgrounds, professional identities, and organizational positions affect how they relate to existing structures and the strategies they pursue to change them.
His work builds on the different traditions of institutional theory and contributes to a deeper understanding of the mechanisms that allow institutions to operate and change. Canales has done work in entrepreneurial finance and microfinance and is conducting research in the institutional complexities of renewable energy and the institutional implications of the Mexican war on drugs. Rodrigo teaches the Innovator Perspective at Yale School of Management; he sits in the steering committee of the Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at MIT and he advises several startups in Mexico that seek to improve the financing environment for small firms. more on Canales »
Barry Nalebuff, Milton Steinbach Professor of Management
Barry Nalebuff is an expert on game theory and has written extensively on its application to business strategy. He is the coauthor of six books: Thinking Strategically and The Art of Strategy are two popular books on game theory with over 300,000 copies in print. In Co-opetition, Nalebuff looks beyond zero-sum games to emphasize the potential for cooperating as well as competing. In Why Not?, he and Ian Ayres provide a framework for problem solving and ingenuity. Lifecycle Investing provides a new strategy for retirement investing. His forthcoming book, Mission in a Bottle, tells the story of Honest Tea in comic book format. A graduate of MIT, a Rhodes Scholar, and Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows, Nalebuff earned his doctorate at Oxford University.
In addition to his academic work, he has extensive experience consulting with multinational firms, from American Express, GE, and McKinsey to Google and Rio Tinto. He advised the NBA in their negotiations with the National Basketball Players Association and serves on the board of Nationwide Insurance. In 1998, Nalebuff together with one of his former students, Seth Goldman, cofounded Honest Tea, a company that sells ready-to-drink iced tea that truly tastes like tea. It is one of Inc. Magazine’s fastest growing companies and has grown (organically) from $0 to $70 million in sales. In 2011, Coca-Cola purchased the company. more on Nalebuff »
Steven Permut, Assistant Dean and Director, Executive Programs; Senior Lecturer in Management, Yale School of Management
Steven Permut joined the faculty of the Yale School of Management at its founding in 1976 where he developed the first MBA marketing management course. During the next 11 years, he developed and taught the core marketing course along with advanced electives in market research and new business strategy. He has also served on the faculty of the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management and Boston University’s International MBA Program in Brussels.
In addition to many academic and professional publications, he was Founding Editor of the Praeger Series in Public and Nonprofit Marketing. He has been quoted frequently in The Wall Street Journal among other publications and was a guest on the “McNeil-Lehrer News Hour” (now “The PBS News Hour”) on the infamous Tylenol product recalls and crisis management strategies. An active consultant to over fifty major corporations in a dozen countries in the area of marketing strategy and tactics for bringing new technology to market, he has worked with AT&T, Bell Labs, British Telecom, Chevron, GE, GM, IBM, Kaiser Permanente, Philips NV, Rockwell, Time Warner, Xerox, Yale New Haven Hospital, and others. He has served as Chair of the National Advisory Council, U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (Washington, DC), and a committee member for the National Academy of Sciences, and an advisor to the United Nations Centre for Transnational Corporations.
He holds a PhD and MS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he specialized in marketing and psychological measurement, a Master’s degree from Wesleyan University, BA from University of Colorado, was a graduate student in art history at Columbia University in New York City, and held a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Yale. more on Permut »
Arthur J. Swersey, Professor of Operations Research
Professor Swersey’s expertise is in quality management, operations management, and mathematical modeling. He has 30 years’ experience consulting to firms in statistical process control and quality management and he is the co-author of a book on experimental design with applications in marketing and service operations.
Swersey’s expertise in the printed circuit board (PCB) industry is the basis for his study of quality practices and results among Japanese and U.S. PCB firms. Professor Swersey has done research on siting vehicle emissions testing stations and school bus scheduling and he has developed queuing models for the New York City Fire Department. In his current research he devised a mathematical model for predicting the severity of prostate cancer based on biopsy results and prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels.
Prior to coming to Yale, Professor Swersey was with the Rand Corporation where he directed fire and police studies in New York City. more on Swersey »
Bruce Tulgan, Founder, Rainmaker Thinking
Bruce Tulgan is internationally recognized as the leading expert on young people in the workplace and one of the leading experts on leadership and management. He is a best-selling author, an adviser to business leaders all over the world, and a sought-after keynote speaker and management trainer. Since 1995, Tulgan has worked with tens of thousands of leaders and managers in hundreds of organizations ranging from Aetna to Wal-Mart; from the Army to the YMCA. In recent years, he was named by Management Today as one of the few contemporary figures to stand out as a “management guru.”
Tulgan has authored several books, among which include It’s Okay to Be the Boss, Managing Generation X, and his forthcoming book, The 27 Challenges Managers Face: Step-by-Step Solutions to (Nearly) All of Your Management Problems. His writing has also appeared in dozens of magazines and newspapers including BusinessWeek, The New York Times, and USA Today.
Before founding RainmakerThinking in 1993, Tulgan practiced law at the Wall Street firm of Carter, Ledyard & Milburn. He graduated with high honors from Amherst College, received his law degree from the New York University School of Law, and is still a member of the Bar in Massachusetts and New York.
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