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I Disagree Professor, Amazon Is NOT Antitrust

Amazon has found its way to market headlines yet again in 2021. This time it’s a relatively small surprise, Jeff Bezos is stepping down as CEO, effective later this year. I trust you did not believe that any human, even Jeff Bezos, could run a space exploration organization, build the world’s most profitable company from scratch, and own the Washington Post all at the same time indefinitely. After his resignation, Bezos will stay with the firm as executive chairman of the board. Andy Jassy, who was formerly head of Amazon Web Services (AWS), the massively successful cloud services platform offered by Amazon, will take over as CEO of the company. …

Stern Hobbies: Training flying toddlers

As part of our new “Stern Hobbies” series, The Oppy is taking a look at off-the-beaten-path interests among some of our classmates at Stern. If you have a hobby you would like to write or be interviewed about, please e-mail the Oppy at oppy@stern.nyu.edu. Today’s feature is a Q&A with MBA student, Aumna Iqbal.

In addition to being an opera singer, Aumna Iqbal has been spending time on her other hobby, training her two parrots, Sunshine and Magnus. 

Having grown up in a bird loving family that had 20 birds at one point, Iqbal knew when she moved to New York City in 2017 that she would not be living a bird-less life. …

Stern Hobbies: Cozy Knits

As part of our new “Stern Hobbies” series, The Oppy is taking a look at off-the-beaten-path interests among some of our classmates at Stern. If you have a hobby you would like to write or be interviewed about, please e-mail the Oppy at oppy@stern.nyu.edu. Today’s feature is a Q&A with MBA student, Lexi Frey.

Tell us about yourself!

I grew up in South Jersey and went to Bucknell University for undergrad where I studied Biomedical Engineering. When I graduated, I moved down to Raleigh-Durham, NC to work at a small surgical robotics company called TransEnterix; I have always been passionate about healthcare, and this was a unique opportunity to explore the intersection of technology and medicine.…

Stern Hobbies: Horseback Riding

As part of our new “Stern Hobbies” series, The Oppy is taking a look at off-the-beaten-path interests among some of our classmates at Stern. If you have a hobby you would like to write or be interviewed about, please e-mail the Oppy at oppy@stern.nyu.edu. Today’s feature is a Q&A with MBA student, Rosa Toledo-Rebuck, the Equestrian.

How did you get into horseback riding?

I’ve loved horses since I was old enough to walk. I was definitely that kid in preschool that begged their dad to let them ride ponies at the school fundraisers a gazillion times. On a more serious note… My dad’s side of the family has a ranch in Chiapas (in South Mexico) and my family has always loved horses.…

Sustainable Business Pitch Competition

In this competition hosted by the NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business, NYU graduate students will address how to leverage the private sector to produce accessible, affordable, and healthy food in NYC. If you are interested in learning more and competing for a total prize purse of $15,000, sign up for our February 11 information session.

The Sustainable Business Pitch Competition harnesses the innovative thinking of mission-driven students to leverage the power of market-based solutions to build a better world. The Competition focuses on developing actionable business plans that create a positive social and environmental impact in tandem with competitive financial and economic value, and is open to Stern MBA students in collaboration with other NYU graduate students.…

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