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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


Thunderbird Professors Honored for Global Business Research

Thunderbird Professors Honored for Global Business Research

April 4, 2019

Two Thunderbird professors have received honors recently for up and coming academic research and for their body of work over several decades. Dr. Morrison: Harvard Business Review Prof. Allen J. Morrison, former Thunderbird CEO and director-general,and his coauthor Stewart Black, from INSEAD, have... read more


Digital Audience Strategy

Thunderbird Offers 15+ Transdisciplinary Concentrations

March 26, 2019

Thunderbird has gone through many changes in the last several years not the least of which is its physical move to downtown Phoenix. Now settled in space in the Arizona Center, faculty, staff and students are digging in to life downtown and looking forward to Thunderbird’s new building, which is expected to open in 2021. But life in the midst of ASU’s downtown campus brings with it much more than new surroundings. The Thunderbird community has begun to truly benefit from being part of Arizona State University, from the scale and depth of opportunities that come with being part of the #1 most innovative University in the country.read more


New Research Finds It’s Outcomes – Not Solutions – That Sell

New Research Finds It’s Outcomes – Not Solutions – That Sell

January 25, 2019

The B2B sales routine used to go like this: A prospective customer would describe the challenge s/he faced. The sales rep would look at his/her company’s current offerings and present a solution to solve it. But in the past decade or so, the buying process has changed. So too, must the sales process.read more


The Secrets of Negotiation: 4 Tips to Become More Effective

The Secrets of Negotiation: 4 Tips to Become More Effective

December 28, 2018

Think of all the times in your career that you’ve had to negotiate – with your employer or employees, with clients, with partners. From salary to sales agreements, negotiating is a critical skill. However, many people are intimidated by negotiation because it is often thought of as a sort of battle in which one person wins and another loses. In his recent webinar, Winning Together: The Secrets of Negotiation, Dr. Ted Cross says that, “Negotiation is really just convincing someone or another entity to an agreeable position for both of you.”read more