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THE STERN OPPORTUNITY

A Virtual Chat with CEO and EiC of Poets & Quants, John Byrne

By Sanjna Shukla and Deirdre Keane

John Byrne is the former executive editor of Businessweek and founder and CEO of C-Change Media, the parent company of the wildly popular Poets&Quants.com. He has also served as the editor-in-chief for both Businessweek.com and Fast Company. A lifelong journalist, Byrne has written over 50 cover stories for publications such as Businessweek, Fortune, and Forbes. During his time at Businessweek, he became the first person to publish rankings for business schools and has since published several MBA and graduate school-oriented books. He has a BA in English and Political Science from William Patterson of New Jersey and an MA in Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia.…

NBA Finals Recap

The Los Angeles Lakers capped off a wild 2020 season by defeating the Miami Heat 4-2 in the NBA Finals.  The Lakers were led by Lebron James, who averaged 29.8 points, 11.8 rebounds, and 8.5 assists en route to becoming Finals MVP.  This was James’ fourth championship ring, and fourth finals MVP.

The 2019-2020 NBA season was unlike any seen before it.  The season was suspended on March 11, 2020 after Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for the Covid-19 virus.  With Covid leaving activities across the country in flux, the league remained suspended for months.  Finally, play resumed in July, with the teams staying together in a bubble the NBA organized in Disney World. …

Covid Journals: Laid Off During Covid-19

By Teresa Bruno

During the Fall 2020 Semester, The Oppy will be publishing submissions from members of the Stern community about how the Covid-19 Pandemic has impacted their experience in and out of the program. This issue, we approached incoming students to learn why they chose to pursue an MBA knowing the pandemic would fundamentally change their entry in the Stern community. If you wish to write about your own experience, please e-mail us at oppy@stern.nyu.edu

The following entry comes from Langone student Teresa Bruno.

Imagine this. You wake up one warm July morning to find a 4:00am email from your CEO announcing mass layoffs sitting in your inbox.…

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