In recruiting Joel Podolny, the dean of Yale School of Management, has Steve Jobs just raised the bar for in-house management training?
Prof Podolny is to be dean of something called “Apple University”. He’ll be replaced by Sharon Oster at Yale.
So what is Apple University? Prof Podolny can’t talk about it. The Apple PR person hasn’t been blabbing either.
Yale Daily News reckons it knows, saying Prof Podolny’s role will “focus on executive education within the company”.
If so, it would be quite a coup for Apple’s personnel department.