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Study, Don’t Fear, the Power of AI in Global Business

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 using Artificial Intelligence, Alibaba’s Jack Ma said he is “quite optimistic” about AI, and it presents nothing for “street smart” people and tech leaders to be afraid of. During a 45-minute conversation, which kicked off the World AI Conference (WAIC) in Shanghai in late August 2019, Ma focused on how machine learning can be a force for good.read more


Thunderbird’s 2019 CEO Profile — The Transformation of Warren Buffett

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 build a company doesn’t add up. If so, it is like discovering the actress Hedy Lamar was a scientific genius. Buffett is the exceptional investor who is a self-taught manager, and a brilliant one at that. As he revealed in his 2015 annual letter: “Experience in business can make you a better investor, and vice versa.” He makes it sound a little simpler than it really is.read more


Preparing Our Children for the AI-Powered Future

Preparing Our Children for the AI-Powered Future

October 14, 2019

If you’re anything like us, you were raised on the idea that as long as you chose a good area of study, put in the hours and aced your exams, you were guaranteed a decent job which would most likely turn into a lifelong career. Now adults, much like our parents, one of our primary concerns when it comes to our children is making sure we secure them with the skills and tool set to succeed as they enter the workforce.read more


Architects Start Work on Building Befitting Thunderbird 4.0

Construction Starting on Building Befitting Thunderbird 4.0

September 26, 2019

Construction begins Oct. 7 on new state-of-the-art global headquarters in downtown Phoenix In 2006, Arizona State University completed the first LEED Platinum building in Arizona – Biodesign Building B, at 727 E. Tyler St. in Tempe. The building, which featured reduced water use, recycled and regionally available materials, maximized indoor air quality, and solar power generation, went on to win the nationally prestigious Build America Award from the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) in 2007.read more


Studying the Fourth IR

Studying the Fourth Industrial Revolution to Harness its Transformative Power

August 27, 2019

Picture this: Microscopic robots that can go inside our bodies to fight disease. Thinking machines capable of designing and building other thinking machines. Gene editing to treat inherited medical ailments. Cybernetic computer implants that enhance our sensory perception and cognitive abilities or connect our brains to robotic systems. Fleets of autonomous aerial and ground vehicles controlled by a computer mind. Ecosystems of interconnected devices and data sets that evolve, merge and grow online.read more


Are Entrepreneurial Governments an Oxymoron?

Governments and Gov-Tech: reality or far fetched aspiration?

August 5, 2019

Technology advances faster than knowledge of how best to use it. With a new generation of emerging technologies comes a new responsibility on governments to close this knowledge gap. Fortunately, they have the means to do it at their disposal–the very entrepreneurs driving a revolution in technology for government, civic society, and public innovation, which we can sum up as “gov-tech”. However, administrations and policymakers need to better understand how to effectively drive a new generation of gov-tech entrepreneurs and ecosystems. In other words, how to get more entrepreneurs oriented away from moving fast and breaking things to moving fast and fixing things. To do so, we ask that they understand a few points driving why some ecosystems have thrived where others have slowed or remain underdeveloped.read more


Maddie Handler teaches about STEM education to children from the International Community School in Amman, Jordan

T-birds UNLEASH Their International Entrepreneurial Talents

July 29, 2019

3 Students Accepted Into Prestigious Innovation Lab in Shenzhen, China Three Thunderbird students have been selected out of 8,000 applicants for UNLEASH 2019, the third annual prestigious weeklong innovation lab that will be held this year in Shenzhen, China. The T-birds will be among 1,000 participants who represent their entire generation, come from all over the world, and act as champions on behalf of eight of the United Nations’ 16 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a collection of 17 global goals set by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015 for the year 2030.read more


Thunderbird School of Global Management Awarded Prestigious Reaccreditation from AACSB

June 27, 2019

The Thunderbird School of Global Management is the world’s premier global leadership and management school empowering professionals across sectors with global mindsets and skillsets capable of leveraging the Fourth Industrial Revolution to advance sustainable and inclusive prosperity worldwide. Today’s global environment requires quick, collaborative, creative thinkers who can disrupt the status quo and deliver results. It requires global leaders who call for innovation at every level of their organization. And it requires the leadership and management training that will prepare those global leaders for success. How do you find that type of education? One way is to check a school’s accreditation.read more


Thunderbird Strikes Innovative Partnership with Dignity Health to Train Global Healthcare Leaders

Thunderbird Strikes Innovative Partnership with Dignity Health to Train Global Healthcare Leaders

June 5, 2019

We all know the importance of healthcare services on a personal level. When one of us, or a family member, becomes ill, we need access to the most qualified, well-equipped clinicians and we need to be able to afford their care. It is also difficult to overstate the importance, scope, and magnitude of healthcare services from a business point of view. A new partnership between Thunderbird School of Global Management and Dignity Health is poised to begin educating the leaders necessary to maintain the future health of that global healthcare system.read more


Thunderbird Partners with Freeport-McMoRan  to Amplify Power of Women in Business

Thunderbird Partners with Freeport-McMoRan to Amplify Power of Women in Business

April 11, 2019

Academy for Women Entrepreneurs to reach 26 countries At the World Economic Forum in Davos this year, attendees heard what has become an annual refrain: the underrepresentation of women in business is a missed opportunity for both the global economy and society. And certainly it’s a missed opportunity for the women themselves. Investment in women generates a multiplier effect and sets a positive example for the next generation of girls and women. It’s been shown that when women earn an income, they invest 90% back into their communities. When we invest in women, their communities, cities, states, and nations prosper.read more