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The problem-solving piece is key. If a problem is presented in the right way, solving that problem leads to passion. So the question is: How do you take someone into the problem?

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Joel Getz

  • Innovation Advisor & Trustee

Background

Joel serves as the senior associate dean for Development and Alumni Relations at the Yale School of Management, where he oversees the school’s fundraising and alumni initiatives. He came to Yale from the William J. Clinton Foundation in New York, where he served as Director of Development for former President William J. Clinton’s worldwide charitable, educational, and economic development initiatives. From 1990 to 1997 he was the President and Co-Founder of Rim Pacific, a manufacturing and distribution firm focusing on art reproductions.

EDUCATION

B.A. from Harvard University

What he’d whisper in the ear of his 15-year-old self

“Learn how to keep your drive while putting other people first.” (I did this growing in college. It would have been better for me if that learning had started sooner.)

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