Posts by Kelly Vo

Mar 27, 2017 by

Stanford MBA Alumni Spotlight: Pete Flint, Trulia

The Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) is home to one of the top MBA programs in the country with more than 28,000 alumni spread out around the world. This community is composed of some of the top C-Level alumni and business leaders in the world, which offers MBA students an incredible opportunity to learn from and interact with those who came before. One of those alumni is Pete Flint, the previous founder and CEO of real estate technology firm Trulia and a managing partner at NFX Guild, a startup accelerator. Continue reading…

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Mar 27, 2017 by

Opera Singer Explores New Opportunities after Laurier MBA

Twenty-six-year-old Kate Applin was an aspiring opera singer training in Italy and Canada when she decided to attend Wilfrid Laurier University to earn her MBA. It was there, while she completed her one-year program, that she discovered a new passion and enthusiasm for marketing and sustainability and landed a job with Microsoft Canada. Continue reading…

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Mar 27, 2017 by

Rady MBA Graduate Talks the Startup Life

What is it like to launch a startup? It’s a lot of hard work and getting started is the hardest part, according to Peter Butler, a 2014 MBA graduate of UC San Diego’s Rady School of Management. Continue reading…

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Mar 27, 2017 by

SPU Graduate Competition Judge Shares Insight

A few weeks ago, Seattle Pacific University’s School of Business, Government and Economics hosted a graduate-level social enterprise competition. It was a group contest allowing students to pitch a social enterprise idea to an audience of business men and women with the goal to receive funding to launch. Each group had seven minutes to pitch its idea before judges evaluated them. For Matt Overton, a full-time ordained minister, small business owner and judge, “it was a phenomenal experience,” he said in a blog. Continue reading…

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Mar 24, 2017 by

The Future of Business: Goizueta Social Enterprise

Goizueta Social Enterprise

Over the past few decades, social enterprise—the idea that business can be used to identify and bring about transformative societal change—has emerged as a new way of doing business. As Sally Osberg and Roger Martin explained in the Harvard Business Review, “typically, the aim is to benefit a specific group of people, permanently transforming their lives by altering a prevailing socioeconomic equilibrium that works to their disadvantage.” This hybrid approach blurs the lines between traditional business, government and non-profit sectors, and it’s attracting attention more than ever before.

In recent years, social enterprise has grown into a prominent area of interest for MBA students. In fact, some programs, including the MBA at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School, offer social enterprise as an MBA curriculum concentration as well as programs such as Social Enterprise @ Goizueta, which is open to all students interested in the business of social impact. Continue reading…

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Mar 23, 2017 by

Ashridge Faculty Studies the Business of Sleep

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Does sleep deprivation impact business and are working professionals really suffering sleep debt? That’s the question that Vicki Culpin, a faculty member at Ashridge Executive Education, set out to answer in her latest research paper. Continue reading…

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