You could say that alumnus Jeffrey Pfeffer '64 wrote the book on organizational politics -- in fact, he's written 13 books and more than 125 articles, including a controversial 2002 story on the value of business education, entitled The End of Business Schools?
After graduating from Webb, he went on to Carnegie Mellon University, where he earned his BS in Administration and Management Science and his MS in Industrial Administration in only four years. He earned his PhD in Business Administration from Stanford University, where he is now Thomas D. Dee II Professor of Organizational Behavior in the Graduate School of Business. He has also been a visiting professor at Harvard Business School, London Business School, Singapore Management University, and Barcelona's IESE Business School.
Pfeffer's book, Power: Why Some People Have It--And Others Don't, was published by Harper Collins in 2010. Based on his popular Stanford MBA elective, "The Paths to Power," Power presents practical lessons in how to establish a power base, including creating an effective network, developing the resources you need to achieve your goals, and dealing with opposition. It draws on the latest social science research, as well as concrete examples drawn from modern business and politics, to create what author Jim Collins has called "an indispensable guide" to organizational power.
Sponsored by the Robert ’53 and MeiLi Hefner Foundation and offered here at Webb to two current students, The Hefner Initiative aims to foster a close and positive relationship between the people of China and the US. This extraordinary 12-day summer program includes travel this year to Beijing and Suzhou—allowing for living/learning opportunities with host students and families.
Shyam Arya '18 and Ellie Canty '18 have been accepted to present a poster at the National American Chemical Society conference in New Orleans in March 2019--an extremely rare honor for high school students.
It’s November 2nd and the College Guidance office is quiet this morning—nothing like the last few days when countless numbers of panicked seniors were popping in to get their essays looked at one last time before pressing “submit.”