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November 29, 2018
Anderson Review | Faculty Research on Bonuses, Costs, Investing & Taxes

Being Biased against Friends to Appear Unbiased
Eugene M. Caruso

If the boss is your friend, and compensation decisions are public, a bonus you’d get on merit might not be forthcoming. Read full article.

Gain insights on a variety of business topics from cutting-edge research by UCLA Anderson’s faculty in this month’s UCLA Anderson Review.

Behind the Annuity Conundrum: The Belief They’re Unfair
Suzanne ShuRobert Zeithammer

Momentum Investing: It Works, But Why?
Avanidhar Subrahmanyam

Setting the Tax Rate on Legal Marijuana: Consumption, State Revenue and the Black Market
Brett Hollenbeck

Shaming of Tax Delinquents Works
Ricardo Perez-Truglia

Should a Company Reveal Its Cost Structure to Customers?
Christopher S. Tang

Read more research from UCLA Anderson faculty in the UCLA Anderson Review.

Venture Accelerator is Powering the Launch of Early Stage Startups

Created to enhance the success of early stage companies affiliated with UCLA Anderson, the Anderson Venture Accelerator offers a customized approach that is curated for each company, resulting in a high launch rate. Just during the past year, it has provided support to 50+ teams: two cohorts totaled 22 companies and 30 teams through the Business Creation Option (BCO) program. The Accelerator serves as a portfolio company feeder to accelerators offering seed stage investments, while bolstering the prospects of companies that are self-funded. On November 7, the Accelerator hosted its semi-annual showcase event featuring some of its top companies fast pitching to an audience of 200 professionals from the Los Angeles startup ecosystem. Learn more about the Accelerator and watch company presentations from its 2018 Winter Showcase.

Alumni Spotlight | BellaNové is Helping Women Slay in the Workspace

Business school students learn about finding an unaddressed problem that could be a ripe market opportunity. So when Jenny Leung ‘18 saw that her pregnant friends struggled to find inexpensive professional maternity clothes and learned that Americans throw 15 million tons of clothing away annually, she was inspired to leverage the shared economy model to launch the clothing brand BellaNové. “What we’re doing is really helping empower women because of transitions – they’re going through a lot physically, emotionally, psychologically,” Jenny said. “How do we help (women) go through it all, be confident and still kick ass at work.” Jenny pitched the idea of BellaNové during a class at UCLA Anderson in spring 2016. Despite a series of rejections and failed attempts to place in competitions, BellaNové eventually won second place at UCLA Anderson’s Knapp Venture Competition in 2017. Teammate Matt Cox ’17, who was compelled to join the team after witnessing his pregnant wife’s struggles, says that the brand offers the opportunity to “recycle (the clothes) out every month so that you still have fresh clothes that also correlate to your changing size.” Read more.

Connections | Celebrate the Holiday Season with Your Anderson Family!

The UCLA Anderson community is invited to celebrate the holiday season with events hosted by our local alumni chapter and affinity groups. From opportunities to make an impact, taste new craft brews—or even learn about conflict resolution for the holidays—these upcoming events are wonderful opportunities to connect with friends and make new connections.

12/01 | Hollywood, CA | GLBA Holiday Mixer

12/05 | Los Angeles, CA | Alumni Sundowners

12/06 | San Diego, CA | 3rd Annual San Diego UCLA Anderson Holiday Happy Hour B-School Mixer

12/06 | Las Vegas, NV | December Happy Hour

12/06 | New York, NY | UCLA Anderson Annual NYC Holiday Party

12/07 | Camarillo, CA | Conflict Resolution

12/12 | San Francisco, CA | Anderson Women Bay Area Holiday Season Volunteer Opportunity!

12/12 | Los Angeles, CA | Anderson Women Holiday Party

Save the Dates! Alumni Weekend is Coming May 3-4, 2019

Come back to Westwood to celebrate the best of business school with lifelong learning and networking opportunities at Alumni Conference (May 3) and Saturday Sessions (May 4). Get back in the classroom to be inspired by the brightest business leaders in the world and reconnect with faculty and classmates. The classes of '84, '89, '94, '99, '04, '09, or '14 will also join their lifelong friends to celebrate their anticipated class reunions at Reunion Evening (May 4) in Santa Monica. Learn more.

Discounted hotel room info will be coming in December 2018 and event registration in late February 2019. Start making plans now by joining the conversation on your class Facebook group at

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October - Connecting Anderson Alumni through Culture, Innovation & Impact
September - Adriana Martinez '02 Leads Effort to Make Every Californian Count
August - Message from Dean Osborne: Next Stage of The Into the Next Campaign
July - UCLA Surpasses $4.2 Billion Goal; Fundraising Will Continue through 2019
June - Dean Judy olian Delivers Her Final Commencement Address 
May - Paramount TV & Digital President Amy Powell '05 Leading through Sharing Success
April - Chris Johnson '88 Leading Excellene at Nestlé  
March - Alumni Weekend Celebrates the Best of Business School on May 4-5
February - Alumni Spotlight | Dr. Susan Love '98 is Carving Her Own Path to Cure Cancer 
January - Dean Judy Olian Leaving Anderson to Become Quinnipiac University President
December - Entertainment Executive Peter Guber Honored with UCLA Medal
November - Microsoft Chairman John Thompson on Principles, Strategy and Trends
October - UCLA Anderson Rises to #6 in The Economist Global MBA Rankings
September - Faculty Insights | Access Faculty Research with UCLA Anderson Review
August - Supporting Anderson's Future with the May Hasso Serrano '02 Classroom 
July - Milken Institute Names UCLA as Top University in Business Creation
June - Gratefulness and Giving are Key Themes at 2017 Commencement
May - Marion Anderson's Inspiring Legacy of Philanthropy and Impact
April - Disney CFO Christine McCarthy '81 on Taking Risk
March - Alumni Weekend - Come Back to Where it All Began
February - Def Jam CEO Steve Bartels on Artists & Consumer Behavior
January - Building an Entrepreneurial Epicenter at Anderson
December - From Our UCLA Anderson Family to Yours!
November - Lars Hoffman '15 Lands Dream Job at SpaceX After 26 Years in Military
October - Driving Change with Social Impact Investor Bobby Turner
September - Worldwide Welcome Weeks: Build Your Network in Your City
August - Collaboration Accelerates Entrepreneurial Success
July - Ed Leamer is Running for Vice President of the United States
June - Life Lessons from LA Lakers' General Manager Mitch Kupchak '87 at Anderson Commencement 
May - Food Supply Startup Kulisha Takes Top Prize at Knapp Venture Competition
April - Alumni Weekend 2016 is Just One Week Away! 
March - Co-Founder of Veggie Grill T.K. Pillan '96 on Inspiration and Success
February - Susan Wojcicki '98 Driving Change in Technology and Gender Equality
January - Anderson Venture Accelerator: Launching the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs
December - Watch Our Year in Review: A Holiday Message from UCLA Anderson
November - From Private Equity to Social Enterprise with KKR's George Roberts
October - Anderson Evenings are Headed to NYC and Palo Alto
September - Your Network. Your City. Join Us at a Worldwide Welcome Week Event!
August - UCLA Anderson Born Partnership Launches Health Tech Company BodySpec
July - Christine McCarthy '81 Named CFO of Walt Disney Company
June - 2015 Faculty Awards Honors Anderson's Best in Teaching, Research, Leadership and Mentorship
May - Marion Anderson's $100 Million Gift Launches UCLA Anderson Into the Next
April - UCLA Anderson Recognizes Lonnie Ali '86 and Gregory Craig '89 for Their Service and Achievement 
March - Virgin Atlantic. Disruptive Innovation. Global Health Crisis. What's the Deal?
February - Business Leaders Share their Success at UCLA Anderson
January - Founders Fund Partner and PayPal Co-Founder Peter Thiel Comes to UCLA Anderson
December - A Lifetime of Philanthropy Powers Future UCLA Anderson Entrepreneurs
November - UCLA Anderson Rises in Recent Bloomberg Businessweek, The Economist & Financial Times Rankings
October - Giora Romm '82 Shares His Story of Moving From Prison to Prestige
September - Starbucks' Chief Community Office Blair Taylor '90 Challenges Class of 2016 to Make a Social Impact
August - Brian Cornell '91 to guide Target Corporation's transformation as new Chairman & CEO
July - AEG Scores at the 2014 FIFA World Cup
June - Congratulations to UCLA Anderson's 2014 Faculty Award Winners!
May - Relive Alumni Weekend 2014
April - CEO of Maker Studios Ynon Kreiz ('93) Helps to Secure Another Disney Acquisition Deal
March - UCLA Anderson Students Raise Funds as They Continue Work in Africa 
February - Susan Wojcicki ('98) Taking the Helm at YouTube
January - Huntley Castner ('89) Promoted to CEO of Yogurtland
December - UCLA Anderson Receives $5 Million Gift from Professor Bill Cockrum
November - Bob Iger, Chairman & CEO Disney Recognized for Leadership
October - A Discussion Between Industry Icons: Larry Fink '76 and Bill Gross '71 
September - Fink/Gross: A Meeting of Extraordinary Minds
August - Kermani's ('09) Crazy Cart Spins Great Press
July - Addressing a Strategic Challenge (AMR)
June- Relive Alumni Weekend
April - When Type A's Retire? Pitfalls, Warnings, Hopes and Dreams with Don Asher
March - Business School Rankings and Alumni Awards Announced
February - TED@UCLA Anderson: The Young. The Wise. The Undiscoverd
January - Kimberly Freeman ('02) honored at the Southern California Visionaries annual awards luncheon
December - Joel Fried ('86), and his wife, Deanne Fried, have generously pledged up to $1 million 
November - UCLA Anderson and the chance to study with a UCLA Nobel Prize winner
October - Hwee Hua Lim ('89) has joined the Advisory Board of the Center for Global Management 
September - Starbucks appoints Blair H. Taylor ('90) as new Chief Community Officer
August - UC Davis appoints new Athletics Director Terrance J. "Terry" Tumey ('93)
July - Guy Kawasaki ('79) Delivers Commencement Speech  
June - Linda Smith ('95) focuses on literacy in Guatemala
May  -Charlie Steinmetz ('77) Changes the Lives of L.A. Inner-City Students 
April - Robin Leamy ('86) Follows His Dreams
March - Marketing event at Google headquarters showcases Inspirational Alumni
January - Bob Foster ('65) Knighted by Finland
November - A Conversation with Larry Fink ('76) and Bill Gross ('71)
October - Alumni Conference 2011 at Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes
September - Welcome Week Invites UCLA Anderson Alumni to Celebrate Worldwide
August - Special Edition: In Memory of John E. Anderson '40, 1917-2011
June - Jim Moffatt ('87) Elected Chairman and CEO of Deloitte Consulting LLP 
May - John E. and Marion Anderson Donate $25 Million to UCLA Anderson 
April - May 21 is UCLA Alumni Day on the UCLA campus
March - UCLA Anderson Announces 100 Inspirational Alumni List
February - Leonard ('95), Takes Unconventional Path as a Bio-Tech Entrepreneur
January - Alumni Career Services Jump Starts January with Events and Free Resume Reviews
December - Videos from the Alumni Weekend Conference
November - Celebrating 75 years of Business Beyond Usual
September - Don't Miss David Martin ('91) When He Speaks at Alumni Weekend
August - Regazzi ('97) Energizes the Alumni Network; Rajaraman ('08) is Writing the Future of
June - New Book from Ullrich ('92) Shares Getting to the Top Success Strategies
May - Heart Surgeon Magliato ('06) Lives Her Life Disregarding Fears of Failure
April - Lawrence ('99) is Mentoring and Providing Guidance to Future Leaders
March - Lanier ('02) Brings Strategic Research; Kermani ('09) and the Drift Cart Inspiration
February - Randy Horn ('97) Rolled the Dice on a Board Game
January - Dr. Susan Love ('98) wants to eradicate breast cancer
November - Mitch Kupchak ('87) is On Top of the World
October - Kyle Martin ('97) Weighs In On Barack Obama's "Top Down" Approach
September - Welcome Week Begins Across the Globe
August - Cheng Si-Wei ('83) Enjoys Teaching, Despite His Many Other Roles
July - William L. Ballhaus ('98) has Seen DynCorp International's Revenue Rise as CEO
June - UCLA Anderson Alumni Prove Their Value Across the Corporate Spectrum
May - Wooden Global Leadership Award Recipient American Express Company Chairman & CEO
April - UCLA Anderson Alumni Honored with New Appointments
March - Matheson ('78) represents UCLA Anderson In the House of Representatives
February - UCLA Anderson Alumni Honored with New Appointments
January - DeWolf ('05) and Gagne ('05) Share a Common Vision Managing Wealth
December - Denis Florin ('88): Energy in Transition
November - UCLA Anderson Alumni Honored with New Appointments
October - Salvador Viramontes ('96), Branding Batman in Britain