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How Balancing Creativity and Rigor Helped Disney Build a Star Wars Vacation Experience

Architect Ann Morrow Johnson ’14 is the executive producer and executive creative director for Walt Disney Imagineering’s immersive vacation experience Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser. We talked with her about balancing innovative creativity and strategic rigor.

Anne Morrow Johnson standing in front of an image of a Star Wars starship
An illustration of a bald man looking at an ad for a hair growth product that includes a version of himself with hair
A young penguin with an adult penguin
We share when we believe the gains from sharing exceeds any loss. We share more with people who we trust and have relationships with because we expect them not to abuse our trust. Prof. K. Sudhir on how strict privacy rights paired with strong data security mandates under the EU's GDPR create an atmosphere of trust that makes data sharing more beneficial for both firms and their customers.
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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
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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