Daniel L. Rosensweig ’83, CEO of Chegg.com and former HWS Trustee, was recently featured in a Business Insider article for his unique Hobart and William Smith-themed office décor.
In the article “The unusual items that Donald Trump, Mark Cuban and 11 other successful people have in their offices,” Rosensweig is featured along with some of the nation’s most popular figures like Oprah Winfrey, Lorne Michaels and Al Gore.
In the article, Rosensweig explains that all of Chegg’s conference rooms are “college-themed.” His office is named for HWS, and for Colgate University where his daughters, Rachel and Samantha, are members of the class of 2015 and 2017, respectively.
A large image of the Hobart Statesman occupies one wall of Rosensweig’s office, while another wall has been replaced with a garage door that can be opened or closed for meetings. The garage, explains Rosensweig, is to remind the management team to see themselves as “refounders” of the company, and to be “nimble, smart, innovative, and frugal.”
Chegg.com specializes in online textbook rentals, homework help, scholarships, course reviews and internship matching. Rosensweig was named the 2013 Entrepreneur of the Year by TechAmerica. He previously served as president and CEO of Activision Blizzard’s Guitar Hero franchise, COO of Yahoo!, president of CNET, and CEO of ZDNET.
In 2008, he dedicated the Rosensweig Learning Commons at HWS. Located on the first floor of the Warren Hunting Smith Library, the Rosensweig Learning Commons has revolutionized the ways in which students and faculty members interact with one another and with information. The space combines services as well as staff from the library, the Information Technology department and the Center for Teaching and Learning to create a cohesive environment that enables complex learning, deep exploration, and rigorous intellectual pursuit.
The full article is available here.