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Global Technology Governance: A Multistakeholder Approach
November 6, 2019
The dynamics of the Fourth Industrial Revolution mean that systems of governance are, on the whole, failing to deliver what is needed in terms of minimizing risks and costs, while maximizing...Read more

T-bird’s Gamso Investigates Impact of China’s Elephant Ivory Ban
October 18, 2019
Thunderbird is proud of new research by Dr. Jonas Gamso that looks at factors that led to China’s ban on imports and exports of elephant ivory and the impact – politically and economically – of those...Read more

How Hong Kong’s protests are affecting its economy
August 22, 2019
After nearly three months of unrest, the demonstrations in Hong Kong show no signs of slowing down. What began as opposition to a controversial extradition bill has morphed into a broader movement...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

Will democratizing AI accelerate inequality?
December 2, 2019
What kinds of decisions do you have to make every day? Likely, you will have to pick out your clothes, find a route to work, decide what to eat, see how to get home. Many such decisions are so...Read more

Study, Don’t Fear, the Power of AI in Global Business
November 4, 2019
A Manager’s Introduction to AI Ethics’: Newly published chapter by Thunderbird’s Prof. Mark Esposito Talking about the opportunities and risks ahead of us as business becomes more accustomed to...Read more

Thunderbird’s 2019 CEO Profile — The Transformation of Warren Buffett
October 16, 2019
Warren Buffett is that rarest of double majors. He is a portfolio maestro whose prognostications make tons of money for a whole lot of people. The results are so good that spending the energy to...Read more


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Thunderbird Pitch Competition is a T-bird Family Affair
December 2, 2019
Students, alumni keep entrepreneurial spirit alive in month-long business idea competition The winners of Thunderbird’s 2019 Pitch Competition were ready to share the lessons learned as they...Read more

Best Recruiting Tips For Small Business Owners
November 13, 2019
Running a small business can be immensely rewarding yet incredibly draining, especially when it comes to recruiting. You want to hire the best candidate for your business, but it’s seldom as simple...Read more

4 Questions to Help Add Value to Your Organization’s  Benefits & Perks
September 10, 2019
New chairs, dental coverage, bring your pet to work. How one company prioritized workplace wellness and increased employee retentionRead 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

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

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October 24, 2019
For Sean Kerrigan (‘05), the path to becoming the National Director for World Vision Rwanda has been one of twists, turns, humility, patience, and persistent optimism. He grew up on the edge of the...Read more

Together with Habitat for Humanity Indonesia, Thunderbird Dean Dr. Sanjeev Khagram and Indonesia Alumni built two decent houses for families in need.
September 16, 2019
Habitat’s Susanto Samsudin turned a career in global business into a life doing good It’s not uncommon for a Habitat for Humanity project to be supported by a group of volunteers from an alumni...Read more

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 ROI of...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