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Hacking a corporate culture: Stories, heroes and rituals in startups and companies

Steve Blank, lecturer, Haas School of Business | September 10, 2015

I’ve spent this year working with corporations and government agencies that are adopting and adapting Lean Methodologies. I’ve summarized my learnings in this blog post, and here, here and here and here and put it together in the presentation here. One of the interesting innovation challenges I’ve encountered centers on a company’s culture. While startups … Continue reading »

Environmental leadership: Lessons learned from Beahrs program

Robin Marsh, resident researcher, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues | July 17, 2015

When we created the Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program 15 years ago, it was with the conviction that UC Berkeley would be a perfect place for a residential training of global environmentalists. The combination of Berkeley faculty pioneering a range of environmental fields, and the surrounding Bay Area innovation culture would be stimulating and help launch … Continue reading »

On the Accomplishments of our Environmental Leaders

David Zilberman, professor, agriculture and resource economics | October 2, 2014

This summer, the 14th cohort of the Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program graduated. The Beahrs ELP summer program brings mid-career professionals to Berkeley for professional training and I was fortunate enough to be the co-director of the program, alongside Dean Keith Gilless. When Dick Beahrs gave us the means to start the Beahrs ELP, I thought … Continue reading »

How is your ambiguity tolerance? Invitation to join our research

Ikhlaq Sidhu, Chief Scientist and Founding Director, Sutardja Center | October 7, 2013

I’ve just returned from Madrid, teaching in the final week of our inaugural Global Engineering Leadership Program.  This program extends the content I designed for the Silicon Valley Professional Program, with an Asian and European perspective on technology firm leadership. While the program covers a variety of new and interesting topics, including Positive Psychology, What … Continue reading »