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4 Ways to Spot A Potentially Toxic Hire Over Video Interview

July 18th, 2020

“There’s a pattern of de-energizing, frustrating, or putting down teammates. It’s not just that Joe is rude; the whole team suffers because of it,” said Christine Porath, associate professor at the McDonough School of Business. She provides insight for employees looking to avoid a potentially bad hire via Zoom interviews.

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Georgetown Program Gives Returning Citizens a Second Chance

July 17th, 2020

Gerorgetown’s McDonough School of Business created the Pivot Program to help previously incarcerated individuals make a turn in their lives through mentorship and expert guidance from faculty. News4’s Meagan Fitzgerald speaks with program director, Pietra Rivoli, about how the initiative gives people a second shot at a productive life.

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Can China and the U.S. Uphold the Phase One Trade Deal Amid COVID-19?

July 14th, 2020

The looming election may also serve to accelerate, rather than pause the trade pact between China and the U.S. Arthur Dong, teaching professor at the McDonough School of Business says Trump’s election prospects hinge on China acting upon commitments of the phase one deal.

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Washington’s NFL Team Drops ‘Redskins’ Name After 87 Years

July 13th, 2020

Marty Conway, a Georgetown University adjunct professor of sports marketing and business, said that while the NFL and team could pay tens of millions of dollars to buy back old merchandise, the long-term benefits are more lucrative with a new stadium naming rights deal and other corporate sponsorships. “It’s a huge opportunity, certainly long overdue in terms of the time frame,” Conway said. “But I think there’s sort of an immediate opportunity, which we’re seeing play out every day, which is to reposition the franchise and in a step-by-step way away from the roots of its past and consistent with the change in time and social climate.”

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Why I’ll Be on Campus This Fall

July 13th, 2020

An op-ed by John Hasnas, professor of ethics: “Georgetown University has given all its faculty, including me, the option to teach in the classroom or remotely via computer during the fall semester. Even though my age places me in the high-risk category, I’ve elected to teach in person. I feel I have an obligation to do so.”

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Greedy or Needy: Why More Than a Thousand Financial Advisors Took PPP Loans

July 13th, 2020

James Angel, a professor of finance at the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business, is not at all surprised that the RIAs to jump after these loans. “We want RIAs to be financially sophisticated, to be following the details of current financial legislation so the fact that they jumped on the free money basically shows that they are on top of their game,” he says, likening advisors actions to taking advantage of tax loopholes.

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So You Want to be a Professor? Here are Some Inconvenient Truths

July 10th, 2020

Jason Brennan, the Robert J. and Elizabeth Flanagan Family Professor of Strategy, Economics, Ethics, and Public Policy at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, is one of the most productive scholars I know. He earned his Ph.D. in 2007, and since then he has written nineteen books that are either published or forthcoming as well as 46 journal articles. On top of that, he’s a guitar aficionado who plays in two bands.

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5 Tips for Communicating with Employees During a Crisis

July 9th, 2020

An article by Brooks Holtom, senior associate dean and professor of management: “Every leader knows that communication during a crisis is critical. When leaders communicate with urgency, transparency, and empathy, it helps people adjust to the constantly changing conditions crises bring.”

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What CEOs can do to Advance Racial Justice

July 8th, 2020

An op-ed with Damien Dwin (B’97), Alyssa Lovegrove, academic director of the Pivot Program, and Pietra Rivoli, professor and executive director of the Pivot Program: “As many in the United States are rightly questioning the relationship between the Black community and the criminal justice system, the time is right to ask what happens later, when justice-involved individuals are released into a world where discrimination against citizens with criminal records is the norm.”

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America, Germany, and Hungary: A New Relationship

July 6th, 2020

An article by Michael Czinkota, associate professor of international business and marketing: “Interesting times bring continuous changes which in turn affect national linkages and alliances. A pre-eminent example is a relationship between the U.S., Germany, and Hungary.”

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Prominent DTC Brands, Including Casper, Glossier, Harry’s, and Smile Direct Club are Continuing to Pump Money into Facebook and Instagram Despite the Ad Boycott

July 6th, 2020

“For the bigger legacy brands, there’s not so much of a cost to them coming off Facebook,” said Christie Nordhielm, associate professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. “For the smaller DTC brands, it’s a question of money versus morality, and morality can be a luxury in business sometimes.”

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Chinese Markets Surge on Recovery Hopes

July 6th, 2020

Yahoo Finance’s Brian Sozzi and Alexis Christoforous speak with Georgetown Professor Arthur Dong about the recent surge in Chinese markets, and President Trump’s recent tweets about China.

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Amid Boycott Pressure, Facebook Agrees to Brand Safety Audit

July 1st, 2020

“The rule with Facebook right now is all of their moves are reluctant, incremental and ultimately inconsequential,” said Christie Nordhielm, an associate teaching professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. “And this is just another example of that.” Subscription required.

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Anger Management for an Angry Time

June 30th, 2020

“Anger narrows our perspective,” says Jeremy Yip, assistant professor of management at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, who studies how emotions affect judgment. “This is dangerous because it diminishes our ability to think strategically and broadly.”

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Annual Delaware Non-Profits Conference Goes Virtual

June 30th, 2020

Opening keynote speaker Leslie Crutchfield has written numerous books on social change and nonprofits. She is also the executive director of Business for Impact at Georgetown University’s McDonough School for Business. She has authored “Forces for Good: The Six Practices for High-Impact Nonprofits,” “Do More than Give” and her latest, “How Change Happens: Why Some Movements Succeed While Others Don’t.”

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US Sent $1.4B Dollars in Relief Checks to Deceased

June 25th, 2020

More than a million coronavirus relief payments totaling some $1.4 billion went to dead people, a new government watchdog study reports. Watch an interview with James Angel, associate professor of finance.

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Flour Power: How Manufacturers Helped Baking Become the Hottest New Trend

June 25th, 2020

Rebecca Hamilton, a professor at Georgetown University who teaches classes on consumer behavior, told Food Dive that with all of the uncertainty and fear surrounding the pandemic, it makes sense that consumers have gone back to their kitchens. “That’s going to increase consumers’ interest in doing things that make them feel safe and comforted, and absolutely baking is one of those activities,” Hamilton said.

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The Heat: China-EU Relations

June 24th, 2020

The EU is hoping to get investment talks with China back on track, in its first virtual summit with Beijing under new European leadership. While the Chinese side is focused on finding common ground, Brussels says sharp differences remain. Toni Waterman explains. To discuss: Klaus Larres is a distinguished Professor of History and International Affairs at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Remi Piet is Senior Director for Americas Market Intelligence. Einar Tangen is a political and economic affairs Commentator. Arthur Dong is a Professor with the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.

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Tobashi Schemes

June 23rd, 2020

Aside from monitoring new adjusted metrics, investors should also look at whether companies are piling too many negative charges into the pandemic-affected quarters in order to make their reported results look even better once the crisis is over, said Gilles Hilary, an accounting professor at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business.

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Workforce Logiq Files for Three New Patents

June 18th, 2020

“The best data science delivers simple insights to complex questions. Location-based hiring decisions will increasingly be a key value driver in today’s volatile labor market, impacting cost, culture, and organizational performance,” said Dr. Brooks Holtom, senior associate dean, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University. “Workforce Logiq’s new location optimization tool will provide data-driven clarity, real-time guidance, and a competitive edge to hiring managers as they scale their teams post-pandemic.”

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Black Lives Matter: From Protests to Lasting Change

June 18th, 2020

An article by Leslie Crutchfield, executive director, Business for Impact: “Black Lives Matter was committed to being a ‘leaderfull’ movement — leading from the grassroots up by allowing victims, survivors, and people with personal experience to speak out and stand at the front of protest marches. This was a smart decision.”

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Favorite MBA Professors Of The Class of 2020

June 17th, 2020

Alas, Allison Koester could give Mish a run for her money there. She is described as the “kindest, most driven professor at Georgetown” by Colin Miller. While Miller will never become an accountant, he does credit Koester for a feat that enhanced his marriage. “After taking Professor Koester’s accounting class, I was finally able to understand what my wife, who is a CPA, was talking about when she told me about her workday.”

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MBA Prof. Arthur Dong: Warren Buffet Valuations & MBAs

June 15th, 2020

How beneficial is an MBA when you have an undergrad business degree? What does a Warren Buffet valuation look like? Our latest guest is MBA Professor Arthur Dong, a professor of economic, financial, and managerial strategy at Georgetown’s MBA program! And stay tuned till the end when Professor Dong details his harrowing experiences doing business in post-Soviet Russia.

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