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November . 2014

In This Issue

Innovator: Big Stories in Your Pocket
Spotlight on Sonny Aulakh MBA 08
Fixing Financial Reporting
Holistic Approach to Leadership
Dividend: Paying It Forward
No. 13 Most Innovative B-School
C4C's Auctions Aid Local Charities
Calendar of Events

The Innovator magazine, the School's flagship publication, is now online, on target—and on any screen.

Big Stories Now Fit in Your Pocket

We've launched our digital Innovator magazine. Check out stories on the Big Data Revolution, How America Can Get Its Innovation Act Together, The Carbon Bubble, Alumni Game Changers and much more. 

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Sonny Aulakh Thrives as Intrepreneur—and Entrepreneur

Sonny Aulakh MBA 08 is global VP of sales engineering for the Emerging Technology Division at EMC and co-founder and chairman of Greenlight Apparel, which he launched as a Bay Area MBA student. He's driven by simplicity and impact—and shaped by the networks and friendships developed at the School. More >

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Fixing Financial Reporting

Professor Hollis Skaife says the average manager does not believe that effective internal control over financial reporting can improve the efficiency of their firm's operations. Check out "Company Financial Reporting Controls Worth Fixing" in the Innovator magazine.

A Holistic Approach to Leadership

“The most effective leaders lead through a highly developed sense of compassion and empathy."—Angel Martinez, CEO of Deckers Brands. View the video of his recent Dean's Distinguished Speaker talk.

Paying It Forward for the Future of Wine

UC Davis alumni Michael and David Phillips and their wives, Kristy and Corene, donated nearly $125,000 to the GSM to establish student awards in the name of long-time friend and business associate Michael Fitzsimons. Read more >

Ahead of the Curve: We're among "Most Innovative" B-Schools has recognized the GSM as one of the most innovative business schools in the U.S. for our innovation, entrepreneurship, creativity and critical thinking. Read more >

Doing Good: C4C Auctions Aid Local Charities

MBA Challenge for Charity will offer live and silent auctions at Casino Royale. To support them, donate sports/concert tickets, vacation home/hotel getaway or other memorable experience. Proceeds benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Sacramento and Special Olympics of Northern California. Contact MBA student Dina Levkov.
Shaken, Not Stirred: Join fellow alumni, students, faculty and staff at Casino Royale, an evening of food, fun and charity. This annual gala, held Nov. 22 in San Francisco, features for-fun gambling and the MBA Challenge for Charity Auction. RSVP >

Important Dates & News

See You at a Coming Event

Making the Leap: Moving From Idea to Business
Big Bang! workshop

Startup Weekend Sacramento, Women's Edition

Write to Win: The Art of Polished Business Writing
Big Bang! workshop and a Global Entrepreneurship Week event

Show Me the Money: Funding and Financing Startups
Big Bang! workshop and a Global Entrepreneurship Week event

Casino Royale
Marines' Memorial Club & Hotel, San Francisco

Define the Problem and Solution for your Startup
Big Bang! workshop

Holiday Alumni Networking Event
City Hall Tavern, Davis

GSM Calendar >

CAAA Calendar >

Oil Prices Are Dropping. So What?
Exec. Dir. Amy Myers Jaffe

Journal of Accountancy
New Global Standards
Professor Shannon Anderson

The Economist
UCD MBA in the World’s Top Tier
Faculty No. 5 Globally
Most, Least Energy-Efficient States
Professor Nicole Biggart

U.S. News & World Report
Don’t Let the News Lead to Loss
Associate Professor Anna Scherbina 

Sacramento Bee
Helping Hands for Startups
Davis Roots, co-founded by Professor Andrew Hargadon

U.S. News & World Report
UC Davis No. 37 in the World
Best Global Universities

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