The average American life expectancy is almost 80 years. A back of the envelope calculation suggests we spend 25 years sleeping, 11 years at work, 6-8 years shopping, 2 years watching commercials, and 30 years consuming digital media. Have you considered the impact of your choices on your own quality of life or on society broadly? This fascinating new class focuses on an appreciation of the relationship between the products you buy, the firm you work for, and the values that are important you. Students will learn the critical questions to ask, including: How do I get more satisfaction from my time and money? Who do I trust and why? What is important to me?
Sonia Marciano / New York University Stern Business School
Sonia Marciano is a Clinical Full Professor of Management and Organizations at NYU Stern, where she has been since 2007. She has taught Strategy at Columbia Business School and was an Institute Fellow and Senior Lecturer at Harvard University's Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness. Prior to her time at NYU, she was a Clinical Professor of Management and Strategy at Northwestern University's Kellogg School for eight years, as well as a Visiting Professor of Strategy at the University of Chicago. She was awarded Best Professor in Executive Education at Stern 6 times, as well as Favorite Professor Kellogg EMBA 6 years in a row.