On our last day in London, the weekend case competition in the Consulting track came to a close with final team presentations. In the Globalization Strategy track, the topic on Day Three shifted to global financial markets - the day was highlighted by two speakers: Barclay’s Mike Di Iorio and Dean Doug Shackelford of UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School.
At the London immersion, MBA@UNC students participated in one of two tracks: Globalization Strategy or Consulting. On Day Two, while students on the Consulting track were hard at work on their cases ahead of the Sunday presentations, students in the Globalization Strategy track learned more about global organizations and global marketing. A central thread that ran through each speaker’s presentation on Day Two was the critical need to closely understand local cultures when expanding business across borders.
At the London immersion, MBA@UNC students participated in one of two tracks: Globalization Strategy or Consulting. Through the course of the first day, MBA@UNC students learned all about how to embrace the move from the Information Age to the Agile Age, the finer points of strategic communications in a global setting, and how Virgin has created consistency across a diverse set of businesses.
Modern day workers spend more time in the office, but if they’re not working smarter, they aren’t doing much for their employers. One of the most striking factors influencing how we work is the color temperature of the light source we’re exposed to on a regular basis.
How much is your privacy worth? In the data broker industry, everything from personal identifying data to social media data to health data is packaged and sold to the highest bidder for annual revenues of almost half a billion dollars per year. Some individuals have also claimed a piece of this pie, with entrepreneurs selling their personal data for sums of anywhere from $2 to close to $3,000.
Women today are making professional strides at an unprecedented level. Women are starting businesses at 1.5 times the national average, a 20 percent increase over the last decade. Women are also pursuing higher education in record numbers; women now hold more bachelors and graduate degrees than men.