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An Impact In A Day-Long Volunteering Initiative

7-Apr-14

What do you get when you bring together a passionate, intelligent, and ambitious group of individuals?& That’s right: impact. Full story

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Talking About a Revolution: The Retail and Luxury Goods Club’s 8th Annual Conference

7-Apr-14

As Amazon develops drones that will fly packages direct to your door and Net-a-Porter sells $5,000 dresses at the tap of an iPhone, it’s clear that a retail revolution is upon us. Full story

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Behind the Follies Part III: Filming Days

7-Apr-14

There’s three shirtless guys in the lobby doing a strange dance. Why are those biologically mature adults running down the hallway with water guns? I hear screaming coming from Uris 328. Full story





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Thoughts About Work and Life

7-Apr-14

It seems an appropriate moment to reflect a bit on careers and all the other elements that make for a good life. Full story

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Alumni Spotlight: Pete Maulik—Fahrenheit 212

7-Apr-14

The Bottom Line catches up with Pete Maullik. Full story

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Behind the Follies Part III: Filming Days

7-Apr-14

There’s three shirtless guys in the lobby doing a strange dance. Why are those biologically mature adults running down the hallway with water guns? I hear screaming coming from Uris 328. Full story

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Talking About a Revolution: The Retail and Luxury Goods Club’s 8th Annual Conference

7-Apr-14

As Amazon develops drones that will fly packages direct to your door and Net-a-Porter sells $5,000 dresses at the tap of an iPhone, it’s clear that a retail revolution is upon us. Full story

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Cold Called: Marnie Florin (’14)

7-Apr-14

The Bottom Line catches up with Marnie Florin. Full story

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Global Immersion Program: Doing Business in Cuba

7-Apr-14

GIP Cuba: notoriously known as the most expensive class of the spring semester. Full story

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Chazen Study Tour Lottery System: Reformed

7-Apr-14

Unarguably, the Chazen Study Tours are some of the most exciting and rewarding experiences at CBS. Full story

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An Impact In A Day-Long Volunteering Initiative

7-Apr-14

What do you get when you bring together a passionate, intelligent, and ambitious group of individuals? That’s right: impact. Full story

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Startup Spotlight: Wandering Bear

7-Apr-14

The Bottom Line catches up with Wandering Bear. Full story

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CBS Reflects: An Initiative to Explore the Challenges our Community Faces

7-Apr-14

It's 5:45 PM in Uris on a Thursday. This is invariably time for on campus HH pre-gaming with your cluster, sharing CBS Matters, light beer and pizzas. But not on Thursday, March 27th. Full story

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Modern Social Finance

7-Apr-14

Microfinance was started in the 1980s with the goal of giving the poor around the world access to the capital that the rest of the population enjoyed. Full story

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Class of 2014 Sets New Pledge Participation Record of 96% during Columbia Forever Week

7-Apr-14

This year, over 96% of the Class of 2014 pledged their support to the school during the first week of April, breaking the 88% record previously held by the Class of 2013. Full story

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Attention

21-Mar-14

My heart is pounding relentlessly; a million beats a minute thumping in my head. My world is starting to go fuzzy around me, my chest beginning to tighten. Full story

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Jürgen Klinsmann: A Soccer World Cup Champion at CBS

24-Mar-14

When we were kids, we dreamt about becoming the most successful soccer players in the world. Full story

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CBS, at the very Center of Fashion?

24-Mar-14

Given MBA standards, the CBS fashion show was impressive, but I don’t think we would have impressed against fashion week. All that being said, it sure was fun—slow clap. Full story

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COLD CALLED: VP of Events Candidates

26-Mar-14

Get to know your candidates for the VP of Events. Full story

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COLD CALLED: GBA Co-Presidents Candidates

26-Mar-14

The Bottom Line Cold Called your candidates for GBA Co-Presidents. Full story

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Cold Called: Megan Shaughnessy

24-Mar-14

The Bottom Line caught up Megan Shaughnessy, Associate Director, Young Alumni and Student Relations. Full story

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Startup Spotlight: shareswell

24-Mar-14

Shareswell is a simple and secure online platform that lets you gift stocks. Full story

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The Social Enterprise Fellowship Week Raises $130K

24-Mar-14

The SESF program promotes MBAs entering the social enterprise sector by covering some of the financial opportunity cost of not entering the private sector. Full story

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Ukraine, Venezuela, and the Business of Political Risk

24-Mar-14

One answer, almost universally acceptable to a professor’s question about risks in emerging markets, focuses on political risk. Full story

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Follies and MMA Present: The Oscars

24-Mar-14

Columbia Business School had the chance to walk the red carpet on Sunday March 2n the 2nd annual CBS Oscars party. Full story

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Beware the Arbitrary Taxman

24-Mar-14

For those of you that have not followed the recent brotherly tiff between Democrat Mayor de Blasio and Democrat Governor Andrew Cuomo over funding for universal pre-Kindergarten, here’s a brief recap. Full story

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Interview with Vince Ponzo

3-Mar-14

Vince Ponzo (CBS ’03) has been the director of The Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center for the last four months. He recently sat down with The Bottom Line’s Roseanne Gerin ('15) Full story

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Behind the Follies: Song Pitch Day

3-Mar-14

It’s 9:00 PM on a Monday in New York, and the air is electric with anticipation in Uris 301. Time for Follies to begin. Full story

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Women’s Week: Celebrate The Bright Futures of CBS Women March 24-28

3-Mar-14

If the many people wearing neon pink sunglasses are any indication, Women’s Week is coming. The event, which starts on March 24, aims to recognize and celebrate the contribution of women to the Columbia Business School community and raise awareness of the challenges that women face on campus and in business. Full story

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Cold Called: Danny Bowling

3-Mar-14

The Bottom Line catches up with Danny Bowling. Full story

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Alumni Spotlight: Antoinette Genovese

3-Mar-14

The Bottom Line catches up with Antoinette Genovese. Full story

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Spotlight on: CBS Democrats

3-Mar-14

CBS’s newest student organization officially launched this term, and The Bottom Line caught up with its founder Jonathan Robins. Full story

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A Lotta LABA: Emerging Markets May Stumble, But Latins will Always Dance

3-Mar-14

We’re going to come out and say it. The Latin American Business Association (LABA) at CBS has a scheduling problem. We have many talents, but timing is may not be at the top of the list. In the past, we’ve stepped on religious toes. We’ve booked over Rugby and Soccer club events. Well this time we really did it - we basically booked over ourselves. Full story

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Leading with Integrity: What is our responsibility to ensure worker safety along supply chains?

3-Mar-14

This year’s Leadership and Ethics Week (March 3-7) carries the theme “Leading with Integrity” and will include a range of programming, such as a School-Wide CBS Matters on leading with integrity and a discussion at Dean Hubbard’s Town Hall on community. Full story

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Open Mic Night

3-Mar-14

If you are ever looking for a way to get in touch with your inner teeny bopper, look no further than Juranimal's Open Mic Night. Full story

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What Happens when #MBAsThinkDifferent?

3-Mar-14

On February 21, three universities came together to host the third annual MBA INNNOVATION SUMMIT. Full story

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Valentine's Day Survey: The Results

17-Feb-14

Presenting the results to The Bottom Line's first Valentine's Day Survey. Full story

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Lessons for the MBA trying to find his MRS

17-Feb-14

Dating as a girl in an MBA program ain't hard.Just YouTube Follies' “Last Thursday Night.” Full story

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Amazon vs.Wal-Mart: A strange case of double standards

17-Feb-14

Walmart is evil and Amazon is cool. Full story

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Green Business Club Learns How to Grow Hydro

17-Feb-13

In recent years, the Green Business Club (GBC) has been fighting against a nasty PR campaign by its opponents. Full story

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Startup Spotlight: emmajoy

17-Feb-14

The Bottom Line catches up with emmajoy. Full story

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Cold Called: Stephanie Sherline

17-Feb-14

The Bottom Line catches up with Stephanie Sherline. Full story

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Investing in Fantasy

17-Feb-14

One thing I’ve realized after working for seven months at an early stage VC shop, is that I still am borderline uncomfortable with the fact that we are basically flipping a coin. Full story

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Behind The Follies: Pitch Day

17-Feb-14

Ah yes, Pitch Day, a.k.a. the day that every Follies cast member has wet dreams about. Pitch Day is one of the most anticipated events in a Follies member’s life. Full story

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Rugby Date Auction Brings in Over $3,500

17-feb-14

“Today is Wednesday! Wednesday is an auction day!” yelled emcee Ryan McCann. And so began Rugby Happy Hour. Full story

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Green Business Club Trek Recap

17-Feb-14

Green Business Club headed west for its West Coast Trek in January 2014. Full story

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Redrawing the Blueprint

17-Feb-14

Wharton, Columbia and Yale Join Forces to Bring Fortune 500 and Leading Innovation Firms Together in NYC. Full story

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Cold Called: Michael Malone

3-Feb-14

The Bottom Line caught up with associate dean Michael Malone. Full story

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Alumni Spotlight: Judson Reis ('90)

3-Feb-14

The Bottom Line caught up with Judson Reis ('90) Full story

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Startup Spotlight: weeSpring

3-Feb-14

With weeSpring, we set out to simplify one of the most overwhelming challenges out there: preparing for parenthood. Full story

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Global Immersion Program: Tunisia

3-Feb-14

On Friday, January 24th, The Tunisian Government passed a new constitution, which lays the foundation for the country’s transition to a democracy. This event occurred as 27 members of the CBS community finished up a week-long visit to the country. Full story

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Boy Meets World: The Speech President Obama Should Give

9-Dec-13

They told me it would be political suicide to give this talk. To take time out as President to address a room full of men…and only men. Full story

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The Heart of the Matter: How CBS Matters Got Started

9-Dec-13

The Bottom Line caught up with Andres Small '12 to shed some light on a CBS institution: CBS matters. Full story

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Beyond Monopoly: The MBA's Gift Guide to Board Games

9-Dec-13

Here are some modern games that can break people out of the rut of Monopoly and Scrabble this holiday season. Full story

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Cluster Cup Trivia Night

9-Dec-13

Laughter. Tears. The thrill of victory. The agony of defeat. The entire range of human emotions, playing out in Uris 141, that’s what Cluster Cup is all about. Full story

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Cold Called: Tina Coll

9-Dec-13

The Bottom Line caught up with Tina Coll. Full story

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Harlem Garage: CBS Entrepreneurs Gain Access to a Local Co-Working Space

9-Dec-13

Student entrepreneurs at CBS have been eager for dedicated space that could continue to support the collaborative environment that emerged last summer at the Columbia Entrepreneurs Lab (CEL) Full story

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Alumni Spotlight: Kate Vanek

9-Dec-13

The Bottom Line caught up with Kate Vanek '09 Full story

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Scalping for Fall Ball Tickets

9-Dec-13

Veteran cluster reporter Mike Ely (’14) launched a full investigation into the secondary market for fall ball tickets. Full story

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Startup Spotlight: Soko Glam

9-Dec-13

Soko Glam is an E-Beauty shop that thoughtfully hand-curates the best Korean skincare and cosmetics for the U.S. market. Full story

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The Core Curriculim: At the very Center of Integration

9-Dec-13

Everybody loves the new core, but what’s behind the changes? Full story

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Chazen Study Tours: More Please

9-Dec-13

The results of the spring study tour lottery last month may have been a joyful moment for some, but for those wait listed for the third time in a row, a sense of frustration ensued... Full story

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Holiday Party for Kids

9-Dec-13

Last Wednesday, CBS hosted its annual Holiday Party for Kids, one of the largest community service initiatives on campus. Full story

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ABA Speaker Event: Rediscovery of Hong Kong

9-Dec-13

Most of the people (especially people in bschool) think of Hong Kong as the financial hub of Asia, which is true. But did you know that Hong Kong is actually very famous for its art, food, and wine? Full story

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Bidonomics: Gleaning insights from course bidding

25-Nov-13

What can we glean from the second round of course bidding? Full story

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One Day Immersion in TV, Cable and Digital Entertainment

25-Nov-13

The battle for the living room is the last digital war. Companies at every level of the entertainment industry are racking their brains to try predicting what the future of media consumption will look like. Full story

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Bagels

25-Nov-13

It is 9:03 AM on a Friday. The woman and I lock eyes briefly. Full story

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CBS Raises $5,535 For Team Rubicon

25-Nov-13

Members of ABA, SEABA, and MIBA mobilized the CBS community, this week, in support of relief efforts in the Philippines. Full story

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Cold Called: Mike Ely

25-Nov-13

The Bottom Line caught up with Mike Ely. Full story

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Startup Spotlight: YPlan

25-Nov-13

The Bottom Line caught up with YPlan. Full story

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Recapping the Healthcare Conference

25-Nov-13

On Friday, November 22nd; the Healthcare Industry Association (HCIA) hosted Its 10th Annual Healthcare Conference at the New York Marriott Marquis in Time Square. Full story

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Alumni Spotlight: James Wynn

25-Nove-13

The Bottom Line caught up with James Wynn. Full story

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Columbia Team Wins 1st Place in Darden @ Virginia Investing Challenge

25-Nov-13

1st year CBS trio Matt Bracewell, Patrick Enriquez Fischer, and Brian Waterhouse brought home $3,000 cash and 1st place in the Darden @ Virginia Investing Challenge on November 14th Full story

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CBS Meets the NBA

25-Nov-13

Everyone knows sports equals big business. Teams are owned by billionaire investors, average player salaries are measured by the number of zeros they contain and television contracts dwarf the GDPs of many countries. Full story

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“Moving Forward is About Building Something Bigger Than Yourself”

25-Nov-13

The theme for the 2013 Hispanic MBA Summit was “Juntos Adelante,” which translates as “Moving Forward Together”. Full story

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Recapping the CWiB Conference

25-Nov-13

This year’s CWiB Conference on November 15th received plenty of great feedback despite significant changes made to the format. Full story

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Video Killed the Radio Star

25-Nov-13

Video killed the radio star, but it’s not always a detriment to the music scene. Full story

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Watson: Why Reversing the Ban Makes Sense

11-Nov-13

Unfortunately, its main initiative to provide more space to B-school students during crucial exam preparation times didn’t produce the desired results, as we shall see below. Full story

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More Pay, Less Opportunity

11-Nov-13

If we lose the unpaid internship, it may end up hurting the ones we think we’re helping. And that would be a real loss. Full story

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Social Enterprise Conference Achieves Carbon Neutrality

11-Nov-13

Your views on global warming don’t matter. At least not as much as before when public figures and political influencers could get away with saying that climate change was a hoax. Full story

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Town Hall Update

While core and culture were the main topics of Dean Glenn Hubbard’s town hall with students, faculty and administrators on Oct. 31, the business school’s new brand positioning campaign took center stage. Full story

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Startup Spotlight: AmazingSuperPowers

11-Nov-13

ASP is a comedy website that regularly produces original comics, videos, and blog entries. Full story

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Th+nkCBS, Think TED Talks

11-Nov-13

“Buying a puppy is much more fun than having to drown it later.”– Professor Greenwald Full story

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COLD CALLED: Anna Rawson

The Bottom Line catches up with Anna Rawson. Full story

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Alumni Spotlight: John Bevacqua

The Bottom Line catches up with John Bevacqua ('10). Full story

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Destination: Fall Break

It’s November, meaning it is time for another round of globe-trotting Fall Break trips for first-years and second-years alike!  Here are some highlights from last week’s travels. Full story

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At the Center… of Mortgage Backed Securities

11-Nov-13

On the day the Business School rolled out its new tagline, At The Center, I appropriately enough found myself sitting in a real estate class, very much at the center of the recent financial crisis. Our guest speaker that day was an understated man, someone who you might pass on Broadway without glancing back. His name isn’t in the WSJ or the New York Times much these days and in fact, his name may not even be familiar to you at all. The guest speaker for a combined Real Estates Projects/Real Estate Capital Markets class last week was Lewis Ranieri, a man who’s often cited as “the Godfather” of mortgage backed securities. Full story

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Gender Equality at CBS: An Update

11-Nov-13

Female students are underrepresented among the top academic performers at CBS, Dean Glenn Hubbard revealed at a town hall meeting on Oct. 31.  The dean said that women had 70 percent of their expected representation among the top 5 percent of the graduating class of 2013. With women making up about 35 percent of the student body, that means women made up around 25 percent of the top scorers. Full story

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Halloween + Rugby + GBA

11-Nov-13

Several things tend to happen on the week of Halloween.  There is always the last-minute dash to the closest Ricky’s in search of costume from a pile that has been thoroughly picked through by the undergraduates.  Then there is the mellower embrace of the “holiday” and season as a whole, including a trip for pumpkin picking and pie baking.  Thankfully at CBS, where we are at the center of fun (and business), we have all of these. Full story

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Cluster F ’15 Leaves it Late to Take the Honors at HCIA Cluster Cup HH Carnival

11-Nov-13

This year’s HCIA Cluster Cup Happy Hour Carnival was one for the ages, with record participation levels in a closely fought event. Guess Your BAC, Twister, Sex Ed Trivia, Pin the Organ on the Skeleton and Urine Sample Cup Flipcup were amongst the events that saw the Class of 2015 duke out it out to win the most tickets. Full story

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The Employment Report

11-Nov-13

As November gets rolling I thought it would be a good time to check in on the employment front to see what we can expect as a return on our tuition investment.  Full story

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The Value of Value Investing

28-Oct-13

The Bottom Line sheds some light on the most well known and competitive specialization of Columbia Business School. Full story

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Cold Called: David Juran

28-Oct-13

The Bottom Line caught up with Professor David Juran Full story

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Thank You CBS for a Successful Ally Week

28-Oct-13

“Without your dedication, support, and visibility, we would not be able to create such an inclusive community for LGBT individuals at CBS—and boast the largest number of Allies of any MBA program!” Full story

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The Sports Education a CBS Degree Can’t Buy

28-Oct-13

Despite 28 years of life, a college degree, five years of real-world work experience and one and a half years of business school training, when it comes to sports, all logic is thrown out the window.  And I’m not alone. Full story

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5 Easy Ways to be the Most Annoying Dinner Companion

28-Oct-13

That obligatory Tuesday night dinner you mistakenly RSVP'ed to is coming up. Here are some tips to end that meal (and those friendships) in no time. Full story

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Startup Spotlight: Yarly

28-Oct-13

The Bottom Line's Startup Spotlight caught up with Yarly. Full story

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It's Showtime: An Evening with Matt Blank

28-Oct-13

“We’re really not in the eyeball business, but the hearts and minds business” Full story

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Alumni Spotlight: Jeri Finard '86

"For the women at Columbia, stick in there, don't feel intimidated and just know that you have so much to offer business that is badly needed." Full story

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CBS Oktoberfest – Celebrating Our Most Beloved German Holiday

28-Oct-13

"The highlight of the evening was undoubtedly our annual beer stein stemming competition." Full story

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Finance Meets Fashion: A Thoughtful Reflection on ROI

One of my favourite photos from childhood is a picture of me and my sister where she is snuggling with a stuffed toy elephant and I am embracing one of my mother’s old handbags. Most women are passionate about either shoes or handbags; I am firmly in the handbag camp.  Full story

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The Five Stages of Test Taking at Business School

14-Oct-13

The first six weeks of business school has been a bit of a shock to the system in the best sense of the term. Full story

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MBAs, Let's Get Technical

by Sanjay Amin ('14)

Business school students (myself included) are especially prone to falling into the trap of becoming “wantrepreneurs” Full story

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Alma Mater

By Anton Chtcherbakov

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What's Your Football Team Called Again?

by Steven Kofkoff ('14)

I’m not a sports hater, but...over the past 7 years in New York I’ve had a hard time choking it down Full story

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Unconventional Pantry Essentials

by Jenny Wang

Alas, I find myself looking into three, sad, empty shelves containing only condiments and my neurotic stockpile of almond milk. Full story

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Recapping this Year's Social Entreprise Conference

by Seema Balani (‘15) & Jenny Tolan (‘14)

With over 600 participants from across the country in attendance, the conference focused on an interactive dialog about “Engaging Customers and Clients in Social Change.” Full story

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Cold Called: Nayla Bahri

by Alena Chiang

The Bottom Line catches up with Nayla Bahri. Full story

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Alumni Spotlight: Karen Miller ('90)

by Alena Chiang

"When choosing the right post-MBA opportunity, focus on the next 15 - 20 years, not the next 18 - 24 months" Full story

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A LABA Love Story

by Samir Corrales

“What is an asado?” the law school student asked while strolling through the plaza as we grilled delicious premium cut Omaha beef" Full story

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Cluster Cup Event #1: The Scavenger Hunt

By TBL Newsroom

Cluster Cup, the equivalent of first year Olympics kicked off to a great start on earlier this month with a scavenger hunt that saw half the first years race around the whole of Manhattan to complete as many staged challenges as possible. Full story

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Asian Business Association & South Asian Business Association: The After-Party?

By ABA Events Committee

“This may be too much of a good thing…” Confirmations for the ABA-SABA After-Party had broken 400, and it was only Tuesday. Full story

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New Era for NYC: The End of Bloomberg and the Rise of de Blasio

By Jonathan Robins (‘15)

For years, the Democratic Party has dominated all aspects of New York City’s political life with one exception: City Hall. But the city’s two-decade tradition of electing Republican mayors is more than likely to end Nov. 5, when New Yorkers choose a replacement for Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Full story

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Starting The Conversation About Equality At Columbia Business School

By the CWiB Board

Like many women in the Columbia Business School community, members of the board of Columbia Women in Business read The New York Times article, “Harvard Business School Case Study: Gender Equality,” with great interest. We were curious what HBS’s studies on gender at the school would reveal and whether it would inform how we could approach similar issues at CBS. Full story

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Row for Bordeaux

By Brian Louko ('14)

As it always happens, through the flood of club kickoffs and welcome back emails, a stray invite from the Wine Society to Bordeaux Match Making on a cruise ship somehow filtered its way to me through a Whatsap text message from a classmate looking to fill a Monday with something to do. Full story

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Describe Your CBS Experience in One Word

TBL Newsroom

With over 300 responses, this is how the class of 2014 and 2015 describes their MBA at CBS. Thank you to everyone that participated. Full story

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The Art of War: CBS Goes Paintballing

TBL Newsroom

All of a sudden, we heard the whistle and gunfire: “Pop! Pop! Pop! Pop!” Clearly no one had a clue what was going on. “Pop! Pop! Pop!” Any tactical plans made earlier were out the window. Full story

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Cold Called: David Mills

By Alena Chiang

The Bottom Line caught up with David Mills. Full story

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The Road to Smorgasburg

By Andrew Solomon

Skinny jeans: check. Brooklyn Nets Hat: check Thick rimmed glasses: check Bike: check After a few minutes of doing my hair to ensure it looked as if I don’t do my hair, my wife and I were ready for a trip to Brooklyn to check out Smorgasburg. Full story

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Eat Like You Give a Damn: Columbia University

By Jenny Wang

Uris Deli not giving you what you need…? Jenny Wang presents part I of the guide to eating in the UWS. Full story

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Entrepreneurship & Columbia

By Alex Ginsberg

New York City is emerging as a premier location for tech entrepreneurship, the only viable rival to Silicon Valley – though still a distant second. At CBS, and likewise across all of the university, there is a belief that Columbia is in a natural position to reign as New York’s top school for entrepreneurship and, implicitly, to displace Harvard as the East Coast’s dominant entrepreneurial university. Full story

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Cold Called: Glenn Hubbard

By Alena Chiang ('14)

The Bottom Line caught up with Dean Hubbard Full story

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Gender Equality at CBS

By Peter Svensson ('15)

The New York Times raised eyebrows this month with a front-page story about Harvard Business School and its quest to improve conditions for female students and faculty. The Bottom Line reflects on gender equality at CBS. Full story

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Syria: Not the Political Gamble He Bargained For

By Steven Kofkoff ('14)

Being indecisive on the Syrian conflict may have implications greater than what Obama bargained for... Full story

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Startup Spotlight: Beacon

By Alena Chiang ('14)

The Bottom Line's Startup Spotlight caught up with Beacon, a new media monitoring and analytics platform for political campaigns across the United States. Full story

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Alumni Spotlight

By Alena Chiang ('14)

The Bottom Line caught up with Erin Fu - CBS class of 2010 Full story

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Bridging Theory with Practice at CBS: the Global Business Project

By Guillaume Cazalaa ('14)

The Global Business Project (“GBP”) is one of a few real opportunities to bridge theory and practice at CBS. Indeed every year the 3 credit program which runs from October to May sees students from over 15 business schools team up and take-on a consulting assignment abroad for a large multinational. Full story

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A Euro-LABA Night to Remember

By Martín Kielmanowicz (’14)

The Bottom Line revisits the first club-sponsored social event of the year, brought by the European Society and the Latin American Business Association (LABA). Full story

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The 10 Things Ari Gold Teaches Us About Leadership

By Guillaume Cazalaa (’14)

I bet at some point in the last month, as you trolled the internet aimlessly, you’ve clicked through a self-help list. Something along the lines of 10 ways to be successful, 10 things successful people do, or even 10 successful people that wake up really – ridiculously – early. Full story

Two Years in Hollywood

Two Years in Hollywood

Why hasn’t there been a good movie made about business school? There’s Kindergarten Cop about, well, Kindergarten; Billy Madison about elementary school, in its own adult-meets-kidchildish adult way; countless high school and college movies, Ferris Bueller and Old School just to name some of the best... Full story

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Startup Spotlight: Perkla

Startup Spotlight explores the ventures started by Columbia Business School students. In this issue, discover Perkla, an online shopping platform for students. Full story

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The Columbia Entrepreneurs Lab

By Joseph Lee

This summer saw a new generation of entrepreneurs emerge out of a diverse mix of Columbia schools. The Columbia Entrepreneurs Lab, a coworking space for startups founded by Columbia students, saw students from the schools including CBS, SEAS, CC, GS, and Architecture collaborate on a range of promising companies. Full story

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    The MBA, a world for the well-travelled: Tales from the Pre-MBA World Tour

    By Guillaume Cazalaa & the world tour org.

    Google “what important people say about traveling” and you’ll most likely find this pearl: “It is better to travel well than to arrive”. The fact that it’s attributed to Buddha, Earnest Hemingway and Indiana Jones all within three short clicks, does nothing to the dilute the beauty of this message. Put simply, life is a journey and to arrive is to be dead. One of the great appeals of the MBA is this constant movement, akin to traveling, a feeling of freedom that anything can happen and you really hope it will. Full story

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GBA President: Gil Valadez

Cold Called: Every Issue. Same Questions. Different Person. Full story

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Alumni Interview: Fawwad Ahmed Farid

By Alena Chiang

The Bottom Line caught up with Fawwad Ahmed Farid, class of 2000, reflecting on his time at and since business school. Full story

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Afterthoughts of a Peer Advisor

By Debby Man

Rainbow Hawaiian lei? Check.  Neon purple plastic shades? Check.  Blue polo freshly laundered (or Febreezed depending on level of desperation)?  Check.  Coffee? Check check check check check. I pull open the door to Room 141 and greet 72 bright, smiling faces. Full story

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Kat Vorotova and David Foult, Founders of Try The World

Alena Chiang of The Bottom Line caught up with David (SIPA) and Kat (EMBA'14) to learn about their new venture, Try The World, which brings authentic worldly goods right to your home. Full story

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Jigar Patel, Founder of Fitronix

Lose count of your arm curl routine? Jigar Patel's Fitronix software will help track your strength workout progress and help polish your workout. Full story

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On Closing: My 1st Year at CBS

May 1, 2013

My first year of business school has been one of extremes.

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The View From Here: Perspectives of a Recent Admit from Connect II

May 8, 2013

Seems like just yesterday I took the GMAT and submitted my CBS application. Then came the interview, and finally, the offer. On my way to Connect II to meet my future classmates, it was clear CBS had never been so close…

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Confessions of a Career Switcher

April 2, 2013

Over dinner last week, two classmates and I met to break bread and celebrate. Each of us had accepted job offers -- and we were excited to start the next phase of our respective careers. However, the dinner was all the better because the three of us were all successful career switchers.

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In Response to Spectator Article About Watson Library's New Policy

April 29, 2013

Hi. I'm Alia Smith, one of the second-year MBA students featured in the Spectator article about the new library policy for Watson library last week. I'm the Vice President of Academic Affairs in our student government, the Graduate Business Association. However, I'm not writing this in my official GBA position, and my thoughts are mine and may not be reflective of the rest of the Executive Board or Council. I'm just writing as Alia.

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