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August 30, 2018
Message from Dean Osborne: Next Stage of The Into the Next Campaign

With over 30,000 gifts and 13,000 donors, UCLA Anderson is excited to announce that we have met our $300 million Into The Next Campaign goal 18 months early! However, we are not done yet. UCLA Anderson still needs to raise more than $50 million for critical fellowships and faculty support.  It’s not too late to support the school—every gift counts. 5,700 of donors were first time donors and 78% of gifts were under $1,000. Make an Impact.

Business School Helped Mark Lim ’08 and Wife Land Shark Tank Funding

Back in 2012, Mark Lim ’08 and his wife Hanna appeared on Shark Tank to pitch their then fledgling startup Lollacup. Despite previously going through the show’s tryout process, Hanna remained nervous to pitch the Shark Tank investors. As they approached the doors to the tank Mark said to Hanna, “Listen. We're here pitching to investors who are essentially our equals. We're not here for a handout; we're not here to beg. This is an investment. We're potentially handing over part of our company that we've built.”

Drawing from lessons he learned at UCLA Anderson pitching to professors and venture capitalists, Mark helped to shape Hanna’s approach to the pitch and negotiation—ultimately leading to a $100,000 deal with sharks Mark Cuban and Robert Herjavec. Lollacup, now called Lollaland, produces safer sippy cups for kids and other products for infants and toddlers. Read more.

Faculty Insights | Newest in Research from the Anderson Review

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

Could Costly Housing Bring Down Superstar Cities?
Stuart Gabriel

Exploring the Relationship between Off-Label Prescriptions and Clinical Trials
Matt Schmitt

Ignorance — About One’s Investments, Anyway — Isn’t Always Bliss
Valentin Haddad

In a Global Church, Even a Widely Publicized Scandal’s Impact is Decidedly Local
Ricardo Perez-Truglia

It’s OK if the Boss Earns More, but a Problem When Co-Workers Do
Ricardo Perez-Truglia

Motivating Households in India to Reduce Energy Consumption
Magali Delmas

Not All Second Chances are Good Ones
Hengchen Dai

The Healthy Upside of Thinking about an Older You
Hal Hershfield

Why Kickstarter Funders Quickly Kick in the Last 5 Percent
Hengchen Dai

Accelerating the Anderson Tradition of Launching Startups

Are you looking for a way to engage further at Anderson? Would you enjoy mentoring early stage entrepreneurs? The UCLA Anderson Venture Accelerator–led by Trish Halamandaris ’92 and Janet Chung ‘18–offers two, six-month, immersive program cohorts each year, designed to leverage UCLA’s resources to enable the success of promising student-led startups within the UCLA and Anderson communities. This transformative experience is producing successful early stage companies that ideally launch by the conclusion of the program. This aggressive path to launch is only possible with alumni support. Get involved and create a win:win by providing your insights and learnings to these young entrepreneurs. Learn more about the Accelerator and connect with the team to get involved.

Access | Worldwide Welcome Weeks is Coming to a City Near You!

Worldwide Welcome Weeks (WWW) is an annual event series officially welcoming the newest class of alumni to their local UCLA Anderson Alumni Network. Supporting lifelong learning and networking, WWW events offer Anderson alumni the opportunity to go behind the scenes at organizations, engage with academic and business leaders, and participate in exclusive experiences. Kicking off in late September, confirmed events include:

9/29 | Paris | Salon Dinner with Denis Ferrebeuf ’77 & The Art of Felix

10/2 | Madrid | The Green Bundle: Pairing the Market with the Planet

10/2 | Irvine | Transforming the Consumer Experience in Healthcare

10/3 | New York City | Blockchain and Cryptocurrency 

10/10 | Webinar | Are you Ready for Video Interviews?

10/11 | Los Angeles | Mastering the Market Cycle with Oaktree Capital's Howard Marks

10/11 | Shanghai | Anderson Shanghai Happy Hour

Visit the WWW site to view more events. More event to be announced soon!

Access | France Alumni Chapter Partners with ChangeNOW Summit

Join fellow innovators at the ChangeNOW: International Summit for Change in Paris to see Change for Good entrepreneurs paired with decision makers (e.g. cities, governments, large companies). The #1 positive impact conference in the world, ChangeNOW is organized under the patronage of President of France Emmanuel Macron.

In partnership with the summit, the France alumni chapter's leadership team (Francois Besson ’01, Minh Trinh ’05, Nicolas Occhiminuti ’11, Valérie March ’95, Amy Liu ’05, Edouard Biron ’02 and Oscar Relier ’94) have secured 20 VIP “LA Delegation" passes (€245 value) just for Anderson alumni. Each pass provides access to all VIP events and meeting opportunities with members of the other Delegations. They have also organized the following special sessions:

9/28 | The Paris-LA Innovation Bridge 
Panel of entrepreneurs and VC's from CA and France

9/29 | The Green Bundle: Pairing the Market with the Planet
Professor Magali Delmas discusses sustainability with Fortune 500 CSR officers

Learn more about registering as a member of the “LA Delegation” to get a VIP pass.

 NEWSLETTER ARCHIVES
2018 | 2017 |2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 2012 | 2011 2010 2009 2008
2018 
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
2017 
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
2016 
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

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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