Business Perspectives for Creative Leaders faculty
Past program faculty
Each year we attract the very best instructors and continually refine the curriculum based on feedback from prior participants. The full faculty listing for the program will be available later in the year.
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 »
K. Sudhir, James L. Frank ’32 Professor of Private Enterprise and Management, Professor of Marketing & Director of the China India Insights Program
Professor K. Sudhir's research focuses on gaining market insights by analyzing consumer and firm actions through econometric modeling. As director of the China India Insights Program, he also specializes in research on consumers in emerging markets. He has consulted for Fortune 500 U.S. firms and Indian firms across many industries such as technology, financial services, entertainment, and retailing, specializing in analyzing their internal data to obtain actionable market insights. He leads the data-driven academic-industry research partnerships at the Yale Center for Customer Insights (YCCI).
Professor Sudhir’s research has been honored with numerous best paper awards across all major quantitative marketing journals. Two of his papers were nominated among the top ten papers published in the last ten years in Marketing Science and Management Science for their Long-Term Impact over three consecutive years from 2009-2011. He has received the Little and Bass Best Paper Awards at Marketing Science and the Lehmann Award at the Journal of Marketing Research; and honorable mentions for the Wittink Award in Quantitative Marketing and Economics and Best Paper Award in International Journal of Research in Marketing. He has also been a finalist for the Paul Green Award at the Journal of Marketing Research.
He currently serves as Senior Editor at Marketing Science. Prior to accepting the Senior Editor position, he served as an Associate Editor at Journal of Marketing Research, Management Science, and Quantitative Marketing and Economics. He was also on the editorial boards of the Journal of Marketing, and the Journal of Retailing. more on Sudhir »
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 the founder of RainmakerThinking, Inc., a research, training, and consulting firm in New Haven, Connecticut. He is internationally recognized as one of the foremost experts on leadership and performance management in the workplace.
Bruce is the author or co-author of 20 books, including his best-selling It’s Okay to Be the Boss, the classic Managing Generation X, his popular Not Everyone Gets a Trophy: How to Manage the Millennials, and The 27 Challenges Managers Face: Step-by-step Solutions to (Nearly) All of Your Management Problems. His most recent book is Bridging the Soft Skills Gap: How to Teach the Missing Basics to Today’s Young Talent.
Bruce’s work has been the subject of thousands of news stories around the world and he has written for The New York Times, USA Today, Training Magazine, HR Magazine, and The Harvard Business Review. Bruce also lectures regularly at business schools. Bruce holds a sixth degree black belt in Uechi-Ryu Karate, making him a Master in that style. His wife Debby Applegate won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for her book The Most Famous Man in America, about the 19th century minister Henry Ward Beecher.