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Data is Power: How Thunderbird Alumnus Mamadou Diallo Helped Protect Guinea from COVID-19

Data is Power: How Thunderbird Alumnus Mamadou Diallo Helped Protect Guinea from COVID-19

October 8, 2020

The communities and organizations that have been able to keep COVID-19 cases and deaths relatively low – and mitigate the economic fallout – are those that quickly implemented measures to reduce the spread of the virus. That has been the case in Guinea, home country of Thunderbird alumnus Mamadou Diallo ’20. To date, Guinea (with a population of 12.4 million) has had 10,598 cases and 66 deaths. In comparison, the Los Angeles metro area has about the same population, but 815,000 cases and almost 16,000 deaths.read more


New HQ is Not Just a Building; It’s a Reflection of Global Optimism

New HQ is Not Just a Building; It’s a Reflection of Global Optimism

September 14, 2020

A lot has changed since Thunderbird School of Global Management broke ground on the new global headquarters in downtown Phoenix last October. COVID-19 has upended almost every aspect of our lives. It has made even more apparent the urgent need for global leadership. Thunderbird prepares current and future leaders to thrive within even the most difficult circumstances. Collaboration, adaptation, and commitment to the mission are key aspects of the Thunderbird approach. And the new building – both the process of constructing it in the middle of a global pandemic and the edifice itself – is a reflection and extension of that approach.read more


The Promise of the Digital Age and the Need for a New Digital Deal

The Promise of the Digital Age and the Need for a New Digital Deal

August 18, 2020

The digital age holds significant promise for communities, but only if leaders are purposeful about the development, implementation, and management of emerging technologies.read more


What an Organization That’s Ready for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Looks Like

What an Organization That’s Ready for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Looks Like

August 5, 2020

In order to be successful in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), organizations will need to make systemic changes to keep up with the coming disruptions. In this infographic we illustrate and explain 13 aspects of an organization that is ready for the 4IR.read more


Resilience in the Face of COVID - 19 : How These New Thunderbird Grads are Adapting to the Challenges of a Global Pandemic

Resilience in the Face of COVID-19 : How These New Thunderbird Grads are Adapting to the Challenges of a Global Pandemic

July 30, 2020

Having finished their degree programs in the middle of a global pandemic, these six 2020 grads are navigating uncharted territory. But because of their education and experiences at Thunderbird, they feel prepared to take on their professional or educational futures and tackle any challenges that come their way.read more


For Luis Moreno ’77, Adaptability is the Key to Success

For Luis Moreno ’77, Adaptability is the Key to Success

July 22, 2020

For individuals, institutions, governments, and countries, adaptability is the key to successfully navigating through periods of change. That’s a lesson Thunderbird alumnus and President of the Inter-American Development Bank, Luis Moreno, has experienced throughout his life and career. Video of In... read more


COVID-19 and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

COVID-19 and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

July 1, 2020

Before COVID-19, the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) was already disrupting just about every aspect of our lives, both posing challenges and creating opportunities. Now in the midst of the global pandemic, those opportunities and challenges are accelerated and amplified. That was the topic of... read more


T-birds Taking Action

T-birds Taking Action

June 10, 2020

T-birds taking action during COVID-19! A big shout out to Antonio Solis ‘11, he and his business partner converted their cardboard plant that mainly manufactures cardboard displays for CPG brands in Mexico and USA to create low-cost cardboard hospital beds and supply around Mexico.read more


Using the Fourth Industrial Revolution to Fight COVID-19 Around the World

Using the Fourth Industrial Revolution to Fight COVID-19 Around the World

April 29, 2020

From artificial intelligence for medical diagnostics to mobile technology for data collection and contact tracing, technologies associated with the Fourth Industrial Revolution offer efficient and effective ways to cope with the speed, scope, and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. But these technologies are far from evenly distributed around the world, and this leaves lagging countries and their vulnerable populations at a considerable disadvantage in their capacity to decrease the risk and slow the transmission of the disease.read more


7 Skills Every Future-Ready Leader Needs

7 Skills Every Future-Ready Leader Needs

March 9, 2020

Although the future may look like it’s full of robots and artificial intelligence (it isn’t), the reality of the Fourth Industrial Revolution is that the most successful businesses, nonprofits and governments will be led by highly skilled individuals who can understand and accommodate the demands of an increasingly connected, informed and fast-moving world. Let’s take a closer look at the seven key skills every future-ready leader is going to need if they want to succeed…read more