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Keeping Community in the Investment Equation

In this series, leaders tell stories about drawing on their core values in critical moments. For Lofton Holder ’90, grounding investing acumen in a connection to community builds trust and delivers returns.

A man sitting at a table on the street in New York City
A drawing of a woman sitting toward the bottom of a ladder
Nurses with a COVID-19 patient in the intensive care unit at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro, Arkansas, in August 2021.
The usual things that keep us away from certain risky propositions can be overcome and make a gamble that would otherwise be unattractive suddenly quite attractive. Prof. Nathan Novemsky on how a setting that provides examples of bigger losses—like a casino—makes us more inclined to take risks.
Collection No. 6

Leading through COVID

COVID-19 has created leadership challenges for every kind of organization. Some are working to help the sick or the hungry, or to maintain vital services. All are scrambling to stay connected with their employees and remain economically viable. We've been talking with Yale SOM alumni about the challenges that they are facing, and hearing about their professional and personal lives during the global pandemic.

Illustration depicting home office & financial crisis during COVID
Collection No. 5

Values Propositions

All leaders encounter complex situations without easy answers, where they must navigate conflicting priorities, cultural differences, and human emotion. We talked with Yale SOM alumni about how they draw on their core values in critical moments.

Illustration of a maze
Collection No. 4

Building Hope in Appalachian Ohio

In southeastern Ohio, diverse efforts to build vibrant communities and a new economy show real promise. Can they create the momentum to overcome a legacy of poverty and underinvestment?

Street in Ohio during WInter