What's Current January 2023

January 2023

Welcome to the January edition of our monthly newsletter, What’s Current. This month, we’re excited to tell you more about the 2022 John Wooden Leadership Fellows, who, along with 2022 John Wooden Global Leadership Award honoree Brian Cornell (B.A. ’81, CERT ’91), will be recognized at our annual celebration on February 1. These four UCLA Anderson students, selected for leadership values that echo Coach Wooden’s own team-building, work ethic and collaborative leadership style, are truly inspiring. In this edition, you’ll also find stories, podcasts and videos about recent Anderson events,
great new courses and research, and students and alumni working in entertainment, management consulting and more. As always, it’s a window into Anderson’s creative and highly collaborative culture and community. In February, we’re looking forward to marking Black History Month, as well as to many more terrific Anderson events, including our first annual Blockchain Forum.

Dean Tony Bernardo

Announcing the 2022 John Wooden Leadership Fellows

“I would not have been able to impact as many lives as I have, even in my darkest moments, without the leadership style I learned through John Wooden’s tenets.”

— Nick Sharma (FEMBA ’23)
    Senior Operations Manager, Amazon

“Never underestimate how one or two words of encouragement to a young person leaving the gym can impact them for the rest of their lives.”

— Samuel Fein (MBA ’23)
    Associate, Transom Consulting Group

“I believe that success is about inspiring others to make a meaningful change in the world.”

— Allen Chen (UCLA-NUS EMBA ’22)
    Professor and Chair of Radiation Oncology,
    University of California, Irvine, College of Medicine

“Having the strength to try your absolute best while having the humility to know there is always room for improvement: This allows you to create a solid foundation and build upon it for successful outcomes.”

— Sonia Ly (EMBA ’23)
    Administrator, Chatsworth Park Health Care Center

Learn More About the Fellows

UCLA Anderson’s Innovate Conference Dares to Think Big

Easton Technology Management Center faculty director Terry Kramer’s key takeaways

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Beyond Financial Measures to an Environmentally Sustainable Future

CGM faculty director Chris Tang and Hong Kong University Professor Heiwei Tang (B.S. ’00) engaged with Esquel Group chairman Marjorie Yang about her family-owned company

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EMA’s Jasmine Gipson (’23) Is on the Entertainment Track

Her goal is to provide a space and audience for Black creatives to develop their work

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How Are Emerging Technologies Affecting Real Estate Markets and Practice?

Gregor Schubert’s Data Analytics and Proptech course provides the intellectual tool kit to evaluate new business models and markets

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Kearney Partner Leslie Parker (’03) Is an Award-Winning Management Consultant

As a board member, she helps to oversee the company’s efforts in diversity, equity and inclusion

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Jason Kim (’09) Is a Leader for the Millennium

Among his essential responsibilities as CEO of Millennium Space Systems is establishing the corporate culture

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You May Be Experiencing Time Poverty, A Root Cause of Unhappiness

Cassie Holmes’ research and book reveal the methods
to boost your happiness

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Fed Backstops May be Limited, But Markets Intuit More Expansive Help in a Crisis

Valentin Haddad, Tyler Muir and a co-author find that traders, through their expectations, essentially double the size of an explicit Fed bailout

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