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Key Takeaways from Davos 2020
February 24, 2020
More than 750 world leaders converged at Davos 2020 to discuss the primary challenges of the 4th Industrial Revolution and develop critical solutions. We had the immense privilege of being there and...Read more

T-bird’s Morrison Explores Economic & Historic Parallels Between China and Japan
January 20, 2020
Size matters in the global economy. And attention to the global health of China’s economy has much to do with how its vast size makes it a major driver of global growth. China’s trading partners and...Read more

Move over Game of Thrones, Fintech in 2020 is much more epic
December 16, 2019
There is no doubt that, in the coming year, fintech players, from start-ups to unicorns, will keep up their efforts to challenge the traditional great houses of the financial services kingdom. As...Read more

November 12, 2019
Elizabeth K. Usher (Thunderbird MBA, 1994) has been named executive director/chief executive officer of the American Academy of Dermatology and American Academy of Dermatology Association (AAD/A)...Read more

Thunderbird, ASU Law Students  Draw Life Lessons from Humanitarian Internship
November 8, 2019
Non-traditional opportunity opens doors for students interested in making a real and tangible impact on the world Thunderbird student Mijamin Strong, who is on track to graduate with a Masters in...Read more

Preparing for the Future of Work
October 28, 2019
When you think of the future of work, what comes to mind? Is it robots taking over our jobs? Employers slashing jobs in a cost-cutting frenzy? STEM (science, technology, engineering and math)...Read more

ASU-led NASA Psyche Mission Launches Free Online Class  Featuring Thunderbird’s Mansour Javidan
February 11, 2020
Course on building effective teams covers team culture, diversity, bias, and inclusivity Imagine a team of scientific experts representing 15 distinct institutions, all highly regarded in their...Read more

Thunderbird grad Ramon Laguarta leads food and beverage giant in water use, packaging, climate change mitigation efforts
February 5, 2020
During the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos in 2019, the then newly minted Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo and ’86 MBA graduate from Thunderbird Ramon Laguarta promised “huge progress”...Read more

February 3, 2020
NASA Psyche Mission are being designed and built in preparation for launch to the Psyche asteroid in 2022, the mission management team at Arizona State University has recently developed a series of...Read more


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Helping to Advance a Better Understanding of International Entrepreneurs
January 14, 2020
Entrepreneurship is crucial to the economic growth of a region. Entrepreneurs open doors to innovation, spark growth in productivity, and create new jobs. Often seen as the drivers of innovation and...Read more

5 Predictions for SEO in 2020
January 9, 2020
Keeping an eye this year on brand, voice, politics, and natural language Google’s algorithm is a black box, and not even Googlers fully know what’s inside. That’s part of what makes predicting the...Read more

T-bird Grad Finds Success with His ‘Fitbit for Farming’
December 16, 2019
Victor Kimura leads an Agtech team that’s turning data into an essential agricultural tool So, say you’re a farmer, and overnight it starts getting extremely cold. The season’s first frost is...Read more

Building Trust, Loyalty, Productivity Across Cultures
October 8, 2019
Great leaders know how important it is to establish trust with their teams. And those who are adept at building trust see the results quickly. Their teams perform better, are more loyal, and are...Read more

Does partnering with the World Bank shield investors from political risks in less developed countries?
September 24, 2019
Foreign investment can be a risky business at the best of times. When an organization engages in global business, it does so in order to look for new opportunities but it also opens itself to...Read more

Balancing Brand and Reputation in an Ever-Changing World
July 16, 2019
“Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything. #JustDoIt” With that nine-word tweet, sent on Labor Day afternoon in 2018, Nike and Colin Kaepernick kicked off a campaign that would...Read more

GreenBiz 2020 Focuses on Economics, Environment and Social Equity
February 18, 2020
Thunderbird takes part in gathering of sustainability leaders “The suits have got to get out of the office – I don’t care what industry it is - and find out what’s going on on the ground.” ~ Temple...Read more

Thunderbird and Rotary International Join Forces
December 9, 2019
New partnership brings together two global organizations dedicated to creating a better world In what seems like a natural marriage of global organizations, Thunderbird School of Global Management...Read more

Entrepreneur program empowers Native women to forge a brighter future
December 6, 2019

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To Give or Not to Give: The Office Gift Season
December 10, 2018
A recent survey found that 41 percent of employees say that the number one holiday gift they want from their boss this year is a holiday bonus. However, 46 percent say that holiday bonuses are not...Read more

Gifts not gaffes
November 26, 2018

They say with gifts it's the thought that counts. That's not always the case with cross-cultural gift giving. The wrong gift could send a very wrong message.

For most business leaders, the...Read more

Why is Generation Z so depressed?
October 22, 2018
A leading moral psychologist traces the political anger and anxiety of Generation Z to well meaning — but hyper — parenting. Read more