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8 Reasons Why Phoenix is a Hub for Innovative Entrepreneurs

8 Reasons Why Phoenix is a Hub for Innovative Entrepreneurs

December 21, 2017

When Tuft & Needle co-founders felt overwhelmed trying to keep a software business afloat in Silicon Valley, they turned to the wisdom of Warren Buffet, the Oracle of Omaha, who quite consciously decided to keep his business and his life anchored in Omaha, Nebraska.read more

Top 6 Pitfalls to Avoid When Entering New Markets

Top 6 Pitfalls to Avoid When Entering New Markets

December 19, 2017

For most organizations, entering new markets is the only way to continuing growing in an era when, for many products and services, established markets are saturated. But entering international markets is hard.read more

Cultural awareness in Gift Giving

Gifts Not Gaffes: What You Should Know About Cross-Cultural Giving

December 6, 2017

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. We'll help you navigate the territory of cards and gifts in the international business world.read more

Should You Go Global?

December 4, 2017

Expanding internationally in today's globally interconnected world is far easier than it used to be, but it's not a fit for every organization. Alumnus Robert Courtney '88 explains.read more

Deciding on a master's degree

MBA or Specialized Master's? 4 Factors to Consider

November 30, 2017

Specialized master’s degrees now draw roughly 20% of all business school applications. Here, 4 factors to consider when deciding MBA v. specialized master’s.read more

Renewable Energy

5 Challenges for Renewable Energy

November 29, 2017

Thunderbird alumni and energy experts share their thoughts on the most pressing challenges as renewable energy grows.read more

You Are a Brand. What's Your Tagline?

October 10, 2017

I held my first three fingers in the air and recited the phrase “Be Prepared.” Several other 12-year-old boys my age did the same. We all knew the Boy Scout motto by heart, along with some longer, more complicated verses that we repeated at the beginning of meetings. Boy Scouts seemed to be full of mottos and slogans. I did not know it then, but I was being introduced to an important organizational and leadership principle—the concept of a mission statement.read more

The Importance of Currency Awareness in Corporations

The Importance of “Currency Awareness” in Corporations

August 30, 2017

By Wolgang Koester '91 | Earlier this summer, I had the honor of presenting as part of the Thunderbird Summer Speaker Series. The audience included graduate students, educators and business leaders. Although it was a varied group, they all shared a common interest: They wanted to understand how global currency volatility impacts multinationals.read more

Watch now! 2017 Global Speaker Series Keynotes

August 24, 2017

Managing Change in Turbulent Times: Brazil, Banking & The Business of Life Rodrigo Xavier '93, Former CEO and Chairman of Bank of America Merrill Lynch Brazil Video of Rodrigo Xavier, class of 1993 - Managing Change in Turbulent Times The ability to respond to change has become a critical... read more

Banking CEO: How I Survived Long Ride on Brazil’s ‘Roller Coaster’ of Change

Banking CEO: How I Survived Long Ride on Brazil’s ‘Roller Coaster’ of Change

August 14, 2017

The ability to adapt has long been a secret to success in business. But today, it’s also a secret to survival . That’s because change and even upheaval are “definitely a norm” in global business,says Rodrigo Xavier (’93), former CEO and chairman of Bank of America Merrill Lynch Brazil. “Turbulence... read more