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March 23, 2016
Co-Founder of Veggie Grill T.K. Pillan '96 on Inspiration and Success


T.K. Pillan '96 joined Professor Bhagwan Chowdhry and Bhavana Sivanand '14 at a recent High Impact Tea Speaker Series event to discuss how his desire to provide convenient, healthy dining options to address health issues inspired him to launch Veggie Grill nearly a decade ago— and more recently a venture fund focused on the plant based, natural product movement. Read more...

Pillan shared his lessons in successful entrepreneurship:

  1. The key to forging forward even with critics on the sidelines is a belief in your passion
  2. Bootstrapping a business can help prepare you for the big leagues
  3. Startups are the ultimate business challenge--be willing to make the sacrifices
  4. A well thought out growth strategy is important
  5. Every business that has created long term impact has social impact

Meet T.K. and learn about his entrepreneurial voyage at upcoming events at the following Veggie Grill locations:

» May 16: Westlake Village | 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. | Register
» May 18: Irvine | 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Register

Dean's Distinguished Speaker Series: Jim Moffatt '87, CEO Global Consulting, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited

Jim Moffatt ’87Monday, April 4, 2016
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
UCLA Anderson, Korn Convocation Hall
Complimentary event

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Dean Judy Olian will host Jim Moffatt ’87, a UCLA Anderson Inspirational 100 alumnus and CEO of Global Consulting at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, for a lunchtime Dean’s Distinguished Speaker Series conversation. Recognized as one of the leading consulting organizations in the world, Deloitte provides clients with top business insights across human capital, strategy & operations as well as innovation and technology. Moffatt will also be receiving the 2016 John E. Anderson Distinguished Alumni Award for his exceptional achievement at Alumni Conference on May 6.

» Learn more about Jim and 2016 UCLA Anderson Alumni Award Recipients

Relive the Inspiration and Fun at Alumni Weekend 2016!

Alumni Weekend 2016 Spotlight

Alumni ConferenceFri, May 6: Alumni Conference

Driven by this year’s theme Move Into the Next, Alumni Conference will showcase thought leaders from innovative organizations shaping our future. Hear from panelists from CicLAvia, Tesla Motors and X (formerly Google [X]) to learn how developments in transportation will impact business, communities and sustainability.

Mon, May 9: Alumni Golf Tournament
Join the UCLA Anderson community at the 10th annual Alumni Golf Tournament for a day of fun, networking and friendly competition—in pursuit of the coveted 2016 Anderson Cup and support of UCLA Anderson student scholarship and alumni activities.

» What to Expect at the Alumni Golf Tournament

Thursday, May 5: Executive Recruiting Networking Event
Friday, May 6: 1 Year Reunion Celebration | Class of 2015
Saturday, May 7: Alumni Reunions 2016 | '81, '86, '91, '96, '01, '06, '11

» Register for Alumni Weekend 2016

Tech. Economics. Global Business. Lifelong Learning at UCLA Anderson.

2016 Quarterly Forecast Conference2016 Quarterly Forecast Conference
Ideas + Innovation and the Los Angeles Economy

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
8:00 a.m. - 11:45 p.m. PST

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Wilbur K. Woo Greater China Business ConferenceWilbur K. Woo Greater China Business Conference
Ten Years On—Innovation, Competition and China Collaboration: The Evolving U.S.–China Relationship

Friday, April 22, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. PST

Register Now

Easton Technology Management Center’s Annual KeynoteEaston Technology Management Center’s Annual Keynote
Darren Pleasance '95, Director Global Customer Acquisition, Google

Monday, April 25, 2016
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. PST

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NEWSLETTER ARCHIVES

2016 | 2015 | 20142013 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

2016 
February - Susan Wojcicki '98 Driving Change in Technology and Gender Equality
January - Anderson Venture Accelerator: Launching the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

2015 
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

2014 
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

2013 
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 

2012 
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 

2011 
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

2010 
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 Scripped.com
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

2009 
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

2008 
December - Denis Florin ('88): Energy in Transition
November - UCLA Anderson Alumni Honored with New Appointments
October - Salvador Viramontes ('96), Branding Batman in Britain

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