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Six alumni recognized in Forbes '30 Under 30' lists for Europe and Asia

– Alums on the lists are innovating in healthcare, retail, finance and VC, and media.
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It’s Oscar season. Who decides what movies get made?

– The film industry overlooks thousands of deserving screenplays each year, relying on narrow models of what executives think audiences... want to see. Alum Franklin Leonard is helping to change that.
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How did this alum’s mom inspire him to create a $4B startup?

– Robert Reffkin watched his real-estate-agent mother struggle with subpar tools and saw an opportunity. His startup Compass is... now valued at over $4B, has opened in more than 20 markets across the U.S., and is eyeing an international expansion. He still seeks advice from his mom.
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Eight alumni on Forbes ‘30 Under 30’ U.S. and Canada list

The prestigious list includes innovators in healthcare, consumer tech, education, law and policy, and more.
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No VC under the tree: Inside a revolutionary Christmas company

– The greenery may be artificial, but there is nothing fake about the passion alum Mac Harman has for creating lifelike trees –... and for giving his employees a great place to work.
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A better internet? What this alum is doing to make it happen

– Structure, science fiction, and serendipity: alum Shirley Chen discusses how her company Narrativ is building a better internet,... how the novel “Dune” has impacted her life, and what part sheer chance has played in her career.
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“Inspired by a sense of purpose”: Vas Narasimhan brings a passion for health care to Novartis’s top role

– Eight months into his role as CEO, Vas talks about how he is placing AI at the heart of the company, why he thinks humility and... kindness are essential leadership traits, and how the Firm continues to support him.
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Meet the alum behind India's largest online lender

– How Sashank Rishyasringa overcame doubt, skepticism, and a daunting move to help thousands of family-owned businesses thrive.
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Disrupting the insurance industry, one subway poem at a time

– Learn more about Jennifer Fitzgerald, founder and CEO of insurance-shopping platform Policygenius, who was recently named to Fast... Company’s prestigious list of the 100 most creative people in business.
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Two alums build the Gulf's first tech unicorn

– 24 million users; 800 thousand drivers; one values-driven mission. Mudassir Sheikha, co-founder of the Dubai-based ride-hailing... platform Careem, explains how the company got to a $1B valuation in under six years.
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Barbara Minto: “MECE: I invented it, so I get to say how to pronounce it”

– Barbara looks back at a pioneering career that began at the Firm.
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