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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 Deputy Dean for Alumni, Development, and Special Initiatives at the Yale School of Management, where he oversees the school's fundraising and alumni initiatives. He also oversees special initiatives such as Yale's Center in Beijing, China. Most of Joel's career has been spent in philanthropy including serving as President of the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City and Associate Director of Development at Stanford University. He also served earlier in his career as 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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