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  • Sustainable Survival in a Volatile Economy

    To survive in an uncertain global economy, business leaders must deliver in the short term while investing in what’s new and risky in the future. We ask experts to share their thoughts on the ideal tools.

Featured Stories

  • Learning Lessons for a Lifetime

    Karl Ulrich, CIBC Professor of Entrepreneurship and eCommerce and Vice Dean of Innovation, talks about the impact of innovation and Wharton’s Lifelong Learning Initiative.


  • Alumni Association Update: Active Fall Ahead

    Fall is the time of year that most reminds me of being at Wharton. It also marks the first meeting of the Alumni Executive Board for the 2011-2012 school year.

  • Sustainability: The Future of Value

    In his provocative new book, Wharton MBA Eric Lowitt makes the case for why sustainability is far more important to success than just appearing “green.”

  • Final Exam

    The U.S. Board of Immigration Appeals in Philadelphia has a backlog of almost 5,000 cases waiting to be processed. Which of the five attorneys would you hope it would be assigned?

  • 3 New Books From Wharton Digital Press

    Hot off the press from the all-digital publishing initiative from the Wharton School, these new business books are available both in eBook and paperback formats.

  • Identifying an Icon

    A new film about Whitney M. Young highlights the Civil Rights leader’s accomplishments, which students and teachers at Wharton have long recognized.

  • South Africa Bound

    Faculty International Seminars gives Wharton faculty exposure to the emerging Kenyan and South African economies. What new insights will find their way into curricula and research?

  • The Inbox

    Compliments, comments and letters from our Readers.

  • Editor’s Letter

    I began my tenure as editor of Wharton Magazine in August, and immediately I immersed myself in the campus goings-on. I attended the customary department meetings, shook hands and memorized the names of dozens of Wharton’s competent and energetic faculty and staff. I also had the pleasure of sitting in on a guest lecture by private investor and businessman extraordinaire Sam Zell, and witnessing the annual Iron Prof competition. I began to grasp that the “campus goings-on” at Wharton do not just happen on the campus in University City, the greater Philadelphia area or the U.S. for that matter. The research on quantitative finance that will come out of Wharton’s new Jacobs Levy Equity Management Center for Quantitative Financial Research could impact how finance is done everywhere and anywhere, and was made possible through the generosity of Wharton alumni Bruce I. Jacobs, G’79, G’86, PAR’10, and Kenneth N. Levy, WG’76, G’82. Wharton’s wide impact can also be felt in government. No matter your political persuasion, most of us can agree that governments should keep their books straight and their investments in order. Three Wharton alumni are charged with just that task at the state level, as the treasurers in Alabama, north Carolina and Pennsylvania: Young Boozer III, WG’73; Janet Cowell, C’90, G’95, WG’95; and Rob McCord, WG’89, respectively. The role of treasurer has gained in prominence and importance in recent years. These independently elected officials are tackling the front-and-center issues of our day, from the sovereign debt crisis to the underfunding of pensions to the cost of healthcare. No wonder the position has attracted top-flight banking and financial pros. Speaking of the critical issues of our day, what’s more important than the state of the global economy? Uncertain at best, unhinged at worst, it poses a challenge to business leaders […]

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