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 this year are:

 

Ian AyresIan Ayres is a lawyer and an economist. He is the William K. Townsend Professor of Law at Yale Law School and a Professor at Yale’s School of Management. Professor Ayres has been a columnist for Forbes magazine, a commentator on public radio’s Marketplace, and a contributor to the New York Times' Freakonomics blog. He has served as the editor of the Journal of Law, Economics and Organization.

Professor Ayres clerked for the Honorable James K. Logan of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. He has previously taught at Harvard, Illinois, Northwestern, Stanford, and Virginia law schools. Professor Ayres has published eleven books and more than 100 articles on a wide range of topics. In 2007, he published Super Crunchers: Why Thinking-By-Numbers Is the New Way to Be Smart. His latest book is Carrots and Sticks: Unlock the Power of Incentives to Get Things Done. In 2010, he also published Lifecyle Investing (with Barry Nalebuff). He is also author of Straightforward: How to Mobilize Heterosexual Support for Gay Rights (Princeton University Press 2005) (with Jennifer Gerarda Brown); Optional Law: The Structure of Legal Entitlements (University of Chicago Press 2005); Insincere Promises: The Law of Misrepresented Intent (Yale University Press 2005) (with Gregory Klass); and Why Not? How to Use Everyday Ingenuity to Solve Problems Big and Small (Harvard Business School Press 2003) (with Barry Nalebuff). He received his B.A. (majoring in Russian studies and economics) and J.D. from Yale and his Ph.D. in economics from M.I.T.

 

Norman_BartczakNorman Bartczak, is the founder (in 1985) of Financial Statement Investigation, Inc., a Boston-based company specializing in designing, developing and delivering executive education seminars. Dr. Bartczak is also a registered investment advisor and a founding partner (in 2002) of West End Advisors LLC (www.wea-llc.biz), a New York-based registered investment advisory firm which provides asset managers, financial advisors, and institutional investors with unique investment funds, trading advice, and portfolio analysis and risk assessment.

Dr. Bartczak is a Lecturer in Discipline and full-time faculty member teaching at three of Columbia University’s graduate schools. He teaches in the MBA and EMBA programs at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business (since 1993). In 2000, he began teaching at the Columbia University Law School where he continues to instruct. He also teaches (since 2011) at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). Since 2008, Dr. Bartczak has been teaching in Yale University’s School of Management Executive Education Programs as well as a biannual program in accounting and finance at the University of Navarra in Spain.

Professor Bartczak is the author or co-author of over 55 case studies at Harvard Business School and the author of more than 120 non-HBS case studies.  He has written articles for both practitioner-oriented publications, Harvard Business Review, and academic journals, The Journal of Accounting Research.

In 2003, Professor Bartczak received The Margaret Chandler Memorial Award for Commitment to Excellence from Columbia Business School’s Executive MBA Programs graduating class in recognition of his contribution to the class. The award honors the high standards set by the late Professor Margaret K. Chandler. In 2010, Dr. Bartczak received the Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence at Columbia Business School.

 

Michael BeirutMichael Beirut studied graphic design at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning, graduating summa cum laude in 1980. Prior to joining Pentagram in 1990 as a partner in the firm’s New York office, he worked for ten years at Vignelli Associates, ultimately as vice president of graphic design.

Bierut’s projects at Pentagram have included identity and branding for Benetton, the Council of Fashion Designers of America, Verizon, MIT Media Lab, and the New York Jets; environmental graphics and signage for The New York Times, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Robin Hood Foundation, and the Walt Disney Company; exhibition design for the Museum of Sex and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; packaging for Saks Fifth Avenue and Nuts.com; and publication design for the Atlantic and Billboard.

He has won hundreds of design awards and his work is represented in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, all in New York; the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.; the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany; and the Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Montreal.

Bierut is a Senior Critic in Graphic Design at the Yale School of Art. He is co-editor of the anthology series Looking Closer: Critical Writings on Graphic Design, published by Allworth Press, and in 1998 he co-edited and designed the monograph Tibor Kalman: Perverse Optimist. He is a co-founder of the weblog Design Observer and his commentaries about graphic design in everyday life can be heard nationally on the Public Radio International program “Studio 360.” A collection of his essays Seventy-nine Short Essays on Design was published by Princeton Architectural Press in 2007, and his monograph How To was published by Thames & Hudson and Harper Design in 2015.

 

Daylian CainDaylian 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 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 »

 

Marissa KingMarissa King’s research examines network-based innovation and learning dynamics. Using wearable social sensors, her most recent line of research analyzes the individual and group level behaviors that are necessary to implement changes in the (re)design of organizations. This work highlights the unanticipated consequences that micro-level social networks can have in mediating planned change initiatives. More generally, Professor King’s research investigates the social processes underlying the adoption, diffusion, and utilization of new information. King’s research has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and NPR among other media outlets.

 

Barry NalebuffBarry 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 »

 

Emma Seppala Emma SeppäläPh.D is Science Director of Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education and the author of The Happiness Track (HarperOne, 2016).  She is also Co-Director of the Yale College Emotional Intelligence Project at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and a Lecturer at Yale College where she teaches The Psychology of Happiness. She consults with Fortune 500 leaders and employees on building a positive organization and teaches in the Yale School of Management’s Executive Education program. She has spoken at TedX SacramentoTEDx Hayward, and companies like Google, Apple, Facebook, Bain & Co, Ernst & Young, and a United States Congressional Hearing. She is a frequent contributor to Harvard Business ReviewPsychology TodayHuffington Post, and Scientific American Mind.

 

Sudhir 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 AIGA Yale 2014

Arthur J. 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 TulganBruce 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.