Berkshire Hathaway chairman and CEO Warren Buffett’s 86th birthday on Tuesday prompted a CNBC writer to explore Buffett’s interpretation of luck as a success factor in business. Buffett discussed the topic in a 2013 meeting with MBAs, including a group led by Smith School professor David Kass. He took notes in 2013 and summarized Buffett’s take for CNBC this week. Kass says Buffett has stressed the importance of luck
On the blistering morning of Aug. 27, 2016, the Smith Freshman Class of 2020 congregated on the steps of the Xfinity Center, hounding for a place in the shade before reluctantly taking a class picture under the unrelenting sun. Yet, there was an excitement in the air not to be thwarted even by the heat. It was the kickoff event of the year: the Smith Leadership Institute, a day of inspirational storytelling on the importance of self-branding and networking.
Brent Goldfarb propels innovation in his entrepreneurship course. He knows there’s no better way to enhance students’ entrepreneurial prowess than to start and execute a business in 10-weeks flat – all the while in constant competition against their classmates.
The Smith School's world-class faculty are routinely quoted in leading business and other media, while Smith's innovative programs and research projects also receive attention.