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Delivering Decarbonized Transport

Dan Kim ’97, chief strategic officer and director of Next Renewable Fuels, argues that existing elements of the energy and transport sectors can evolve to contribute to a future decarbonized economy, alongside more disruptive innovations.

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  • The Unexpected Impacts of Innovation

    Prof. Judith Chevalier’s research has unraveled implicit incentives driving risk taking by mutual fund managers, the ways online reviews shift business strategy and consumer decisions, and the consequences of nursing home workers’ movement between facilities in spreading COVID-19.

    Judith Chevalier teaching
  • Navigating a New Now: Investing in ‘Tough Tech’

    A venture fund led by Katie Rae ’97 was providing the patient capital required for breakthroughs on major societal problems like climate change and community health. Then COVID-19 complicated their day-to-day work—and gave their efforts greater urgency.

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  • Don’t Use COVID-19 as an Excuse to Turn Away Skilled Immigrants

    The Trump administration is reportedly planning to limit immigration for skilled workers in order to boost employment for domestic workers. Yale SOM’s Jeffrey Sonnenfeld writes that such a move would stifle innovation and even endanger Americans’ health.

    New U.S. citizens recite the the Oath of Allegiance during a naturalization ceremony at Rockefeller Center in New York City in September 2019. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images.
  • Companies Invest in Startups to Repair Weaknesses

    A study by Yale SOM’s Song Ma shows that companies tend to invest in startups when they are struggling, in order to gain access to innovation and shore up an area of weakness.

    An illustration showing executives in a tree watering a smaller plant.
  • Is Cannabis a Good Investment? 

    Brendan Kennedy ’05, a founder of leading cannabis investor Privateer Holdings, talks about where the industry is going.

    Indoor cannabis cultivation
  • Is CRISPR Worth the Risk?

    Dr. Greg Licholai, a biotech entrepreneur and a lecturer at Yale SOM, explains the gene-editing technology’s potential and its dangers.

  • Insights Animation: Why Integrated Cities Produce More Startups

    Venture capital investments in more racially integrated cities are more effective, producing more innovation and economic growth. Yale SOM’s Olav Sorenson explains why that might be.

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  • How Does an Idea Become a Startup?

    Serial entrepreneur Brad Hargreaves YC ’08 talked with Yale SOM’s Jennifer McFadden ’08 about how to turn a hunch into a business opportunity.

  • What Does Entrepreneurship Look Like in an African Context? 

    Doing business in a developing country isn’t the same as in an advanced economy. Get creative about data and be resilient, advises Hakeem Belo-Osagie.

  • Do Startups Pay Less?

    Today, many young people are forgoing careers at established firms to join startups. Yale SOM’s Olav Sorenson investigated whether they are making the right financial choice.