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Vincent Stanley, director of philosophy at Patagonia, recently visited Wharton as a Turner Social Impact Executive Speaker. He discussed Patagonia’s commitment to solving environmental challenges through responsible business practices.
Responsible Business Lessons from Patagonia
Kerhyl Gantt, WG’19, credits Wharton’s EMBA Program with giving her the knowledge, perspective, and confidence to take on a newly created role at Nike as digital brand director of the Jordan Brand in North America.
How This Alumna Is Using Her Wharton MBA to Drive Digital Brand Strategy at Nike
Yan Wu, WG’14, says that Wharton’s classes, network, and innovative ecosystem helped him transition from Wall Street to cofounder.
How Wharton Helped this Alumnus Pivot from Financial Services to Entrepreneurship
At this year’s MARC Conference, undergrads heard from Wharton alum and Christian Lacroix CEO Nicolas Topiol on how he helped revive the luxury fashion house post-bankruptcy.
4 Brand Strategies That Put Christian Lacroix Back on the Runway
“If you are a smart individual who can detect patterns and opportunities, you don’t need to come from a pedigree to found a startup,” Wharton alum and Steignet founder, A.J. Steigman said.
How a Chess Champion and Wharton Grad Excels at Entrepreneurship
Vanguard’s Managing Director Jim Norris, WG’97, says employees graduate with new expectations, new levels of confidence, and a diverse network of talented people. “They aren’t the same person as they were before, and you need to recognize and leverage that personal and professional growth to keep them at the company.”
How to Get the Most out of Sponsorship in Wharton’s EMBA Program
Wharton Prof. Gad Allon discusses how new platforms like Uber affect the behavior of gig economy workers at the 2019 London Global Wharton Forum.
What Motivates Workers in the Gig Economy?
Prof. Mauro Guillen shared his findings on the effects different governments have on GDP per capita at the 2019 London Wharton Global Forum.
Does It Pay to Have a Monarchy? The Answer Might Surprise You
Cofounders Lindsay Stewart, WG’14, and Brian McNeill, WG’14, say that classes, classmates, faculty, and the Wharton network created an “incubator” in which they developed their video-platform company.
How Wharton’s EMBA Program Helped These Classmates Launch Stringr
Joan Lau, WG’08, wasn’t planning to become an entrepreneur — but the knowledge, network, and confidence she gained from Wharton’s EMBA Program helped her pivot into new ventures.
How Wharton Helped This Alumna Transition from Scientist to CEO
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