Dividend (Vol. 16, No. 1, January, 1985)
Table of Contents: An Old Hand at Taking Risks p. 3 - Entrepreneurs are always looking for new challenges, and for 1984 Bill Martin, MBA '65, set a goal to sail as the American challenger in the prestigious Canada's Cup Race. He is a world class yachtsman, and owner of the First Martin Corporation, which does between $10 and $15 million worth of real estate business per year. ; Meet Dr. Kaichi Shimura p. 7 - Dr. Shimura, professor of economics at Chiba University, Japan, visited us this summer to pursue a comparative study of the effects of deregulation on Japanese and American financial institutions. He is a specialist in the Japanese economy. ; Retooling the Manufacturing Environment by F. Brian Talbot p. 8 - Professor Talbot shares his sense of where we are in manufacturing today, along with some ideas on what we can do to improve the way we design and operate our manufacturing organizations. ; Library Director Carol Holbrook Dies at 50 p. 13 - The MBA: Some Are More Equal Than Others p. 14 - "The bloom is not off the MBA rose," says Peggy Carroll, our director of placement, in this interview with her reprinted from Detroit Magazine. ; University Consulting Group: In Search of Experience by Ronald Betzig p. 16 - Some lessons can only be learned in the school of hard knocks. With this in mind, a group of MBA students formed a company which offers low-cost consulting services to a variety of businesses. Here one of them describes what happened next. ; Lifestyle Trade-offs, Role Issues, and How to Get a Job p. 18 ; Alan Lafley, MBA '48, spends about one week here every month in our new Executive-in-Residence program designed to blend real world experience with academic training. This article contains vignettes designed to give an idea of the flavor and variety of his activities at the School. He is newly retired as head of the human resources function worldwide at Chase Manhattan Bank. ; Among Ourselves p. 23 ; Three Students Win First Pryor Entrepreneurial Award p. 24 - The Pryor Entrepreneurial contest offers $2500 for the best prepared, most innovative business plan detailing the start-up strategy for a new enterprise. Winners of this year's award are described in this article, and rules for next year's contest announced. ; Professor Merwin Waterman Dies at 80 p. 27 ; Fiftieth Reunion - Class of '34 p. 32 ; Class Notes p. 34 ; About the Cover, Our cover picture shows Stars and Stripes, the American challenger, on a spinnaker run during the 1984 Canada's Cup Race. It is being skippered by its owner. Bill Martin, MBA '65, real estate entrepreneur and world class yachtsman. For more about Bill, see page 3. The photograph is by Franz Rozenbaum of Parabola Pictures, Toronto, Canada, and was taken especially for publication in Dividend. <http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/50738>
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