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August 31, 2016
Collaboration Accelerates Entrepreneurial Success

AcceleratorBorn from the need to equip UCLA students with the resources to compete in an increasingly entrepreneurial business climate, the UCLA Anderson Venture Accelerator was launched this past January via a partnership between UCLA Anderson and UCLA Library. On August 2, an event jointly hosted by the partners featured remarks from UCLA students—past and present—to discuss what it takes to be competitive and how passion has driven the success of recent UCLA Anderson entrepreneurs.

The evening included remarks from EMBA alumnus Derek Herrera '15 of Spinal Singularity and introductions of several student entrepreneurs. The evening also celebrated a gift made by UCLA Anderson Board of Visitors member Jim Freedman '78. At the end of a recent Ojai Valley Century Bike Ride with Dean Judy Olian, Freedman was persuaded to claim a naming opportunity for the Accelerator. In her acknowledgment of the generosity of the Accelerator's supporters, Olian said "Jim's generosity doesn't end with what his gift enables extends to the advice he gives student entrepreneurs as an alumnus. That engagement is as priceless as anything." Read more.

Faculty Insights | Professor Chris Tang Predicted Uber's Exit from China

Christopher TangAmidst news that Uber is was calling it quits in China after losing $1 billion annually, we reflect back on a piece from the September 2015 issue of Fortune "Will China Be Uber's Waterloo?" written by Christopher Tang, Distinguished Professor and Edward W. Carter Chair in Business Administration. Tang pointed to a number of competitive advantages that Uber's competitor and ride sharing behemoth Didi-Kuaidi possessed. In a recent UCLA Anderson Blog post, Professor Tang recapped the reasons Uber didn't have a chance in China. He cited Uber's origins as a U.S. based company, desire to displace rather than cooperate, and a lack of deep understanding of Chinese consumer needs among some of the reasons. Read more.

Get Inside the Economics Behind the Policies at the Anderson Forecast
UCLA Anderson Forecast

What will the presidential election mean for the economy?

With the weakest first-half growth in five years, has the economy stalled?

How long will the Fed keep rates historically low?

Join the greater business community and the UCLA Anderson Forecast team on September 28 for a special Presidential Election edition of the 2016 Quarterly Forecast Conference to gain insights on these issues and the potential economic impacts of the candidates’ proposed healthcare, trade and labor policies. Seating is limited and online registration will close on September 26. Learn more about the agenda and register with alumni code "AGSMALUM0916" to get a discounted rate of $95 and secure your seat at this can’t miss discussion.

Alumni Network to Welcome New Alumni at Worldwide Welcome Weeks
Worldwide Welcome Weeks

Coming soon to a city near you is our annual Worldwide Welcome Weeks alumni event series! WWW is our Alumni Network's official way of welcoming the newest class of alumni to their respective alumni chapters and affinity groups around the world.

We will welcome the Class of 2016 with a breadth of events featuring behind the scenes access and insights from dynamic leaders about a diverse set of business topics. Selected events will also have unique experiences like a private performance of Purcell's The Fairy Queen at The Chicago Opera Theater or a beer sampling with a brewer at ParkStone Urban Kitchen + Taps in Newport Beach.

More than just providing access to valuable lifelong learning, each event will also offer a distinctive platform to meet and network with fellow UCLA Anderson alumni in your region and with similar interests. Registration for 2016's WWW events is coming soon so be on the lookout for communications to come!

Building Friendship and Trust at Leadership Foundations

Leadership FoundationsAs part of the early start initiative, student orientation kicked off early August for incoming full-time MBA students. Leadership Foundations, a program that full-time MBAs, FEMBAs and EMBAs all take as part of their respective orientations, provides an in-depth introduction to management and leadership with faculty taught courses as well as a ropes course that helps to build friendship, leadership and trust among classmates.

» View MBA Class of 2018 Orientation gallery.


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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