The Man Who Conquered Yale Is Now Taking on Climate Change

Dean Takahashi helped make his alma mater one of the world’s richest universities. Now he’s putting his skills toward making carbon-negative tech.

Feb 13 · 7 min read
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By Janet Lorin

Dean Takahashi, the second-in-command at Yale’s $30 billion endowment fund, woke…

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