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How much is enough?

Studies show that past $75K annually, there is little correlation between wealth and happiness. What should we do with data?

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Penn retirees

Many Penn alumni attending reunions are retirees. Break out sessions directed at retirees would be welcome including investment diversification appropriate for retirees.

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Attack Global Poverty

What if Wharton were to champion one or more of the Millennium Development Goals established by the United Nations?

 

If we set a long-view goal - say, 10 years - and bring the resources of our school and network to bear on the target, including classwork, volunteerism, GCP-related work, and general business development, meaningful positive, sustainable change can happen, and be a boon to the participants, the school's reputation, and of course the affected parties.

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How to transition from Operations into Strategy?

How the best performing Operations Executives transition into C-level Corporate Strategy jobs - levers they use, path they take, opportunities they seize, network they build.

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Seizing time sensitive opportunities

Strategies for quickly building mission-specific networks to respond to time sensitive opportunities

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Changing careers post-mba

Many of us after graduating with our MBA go out to find the job of our dreams. But after a few years we either don't find meaning in what we are doing, don't feel like we are learning anymore, or are just ready to try something new. People are now known to change careers multiple times throughout their lives and it would be very interesting to get some insights into this from our more experienced alumni or others with this experience.

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Time

We all have 24/7, but some are able to squeeze more results out of their time than others. What are current best practices for managing oneself and others to achieve superior productivity?

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Educating Women in Developing Economies

Poverty in underdeveloped and developing countries can be ameliorated and eventually eliminated through education. The most important contributor towards child education is the mother. If women are educated, the world will be a better place due to entrepreneurship, better employment opportunities, and fewer misguided kids gravitating towards terrorism.

 

As those economies improve, they become better markets for the world to serve. What a win-win situation.

 

Opportunities exist for entrepreneurs, and will also help future generations to come.

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Career Trajectory Assessment

Identifying

• why are we facing the challenges we face?

• are we on the right path?

• what are our own goals?

• are we getting in our own way?

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For Profit to Social Impact or vice versa

How to transition between sectors - either to the nonprofit space or from it.

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Design Thinking - Huh?

A current media trend in the business press is to tout "design thinking." Best I can tell, that refers to "all good things that are done by creative people who don't wear suits," including observational market research, creative product concept generation, and visual thinking. It would be great to have some thoughtful presentation on design thinking in business and in what ways that label is useful in describing effective practices.

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Practical plans for early retirement

What are the best strategies, tracks, mindsets/role-models to acccomplish it?

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