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Apple University to be headed by Yale MBA dean

Steve Jobs just cant stop doing things. Can he? His latest jaw dropping thing "Apple University". Joel Podolny will say good bye as dean of Yale’s business school to join Apple in early 2009. [Picture Credit: Yale]

Podolny he’s been a Mac user since the days of the Apple II he said in his farewell mail 

These events are part of the fabric of my life, and I am excited to know that I will be joining an organization for which I have so much respect and enthusiasm, a company whose reputation for innovation and excellence is second to none


Yale President Richard Levin informed to students about Joel’s departure and said that he would be leading "educational initiatives at Apple."

Joel Podolny worked with Yale since 2005 with a particular focus on organizational-behavior research, with recent studies of how leaders infuse meaning into their organizations. He also taught at Stanford and served as the Director of Research at the Harvard Business School.

There are many speculations as to what role exactly he would take up in apple. No further details in the regard are available.