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Dear Oppy: March Edition

We are proud to introduce our inaugural agony advice column, Dear Oppy: B-School Advice for the Everyday Sternie.

Oppy can be quite Stern at times but is here to answer the queries and qualms of all MBA students so send them his/her way at oppy@stern.nyu.edu.

Dear Oppy,

Everyone, and I mean EVERYONE, keeps using the term “pivot.” Half the time they use the term incorrectly and I just want them to slap them until they pivot into some sense. Please help so I don’t actually slap anyone…

Sincerely,

Kvetching in Kimmel

Dear Kvetching,
While it can be frustrating to hear your classmates misuse or overuse a term, you must remember that “pivot” won MBA Word of the Year in 2019 and 2018…and it’s looking like a forerunner in 2020 too.…

Operations and Entertainment in Las Vegas: All That Glitters

From January 13 to 18, Stern students gathered in Las Vegas for the 12th edition of Professor Harry Chernoff’s Operations and Entertainment: Las Vegas course. Through more than a dozen site visits and guest lectures, the course delivered a peek behind the curtain at key Vegas industries.

The entertainment visits were, arguably, the headliners of the week. The group took a behind-the-scenes tour of Cirque du Soleil’s water-themed show O, and the complex mechanics behind the 1.2 million gallon pool at its center, before attending an evening performance. 

Ultimate Fighting Championship COO, Lawrence Epstein delivered an in-depth look at the growth, evolution, and international success of the company.…

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