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Family issues brought America back to Philadelphia in the early 1970s. He moved to D.C. shortly after accepting a position in President Jimmy Carter’s administration and spent 20 years doing economic development work for the federal government, first with the Commerce Department and then with the Small Business Administration. After retiring in 1997, America became a full-time professor at Georgetown’s business school, teaching classes on community development and investing in Africa. America hasn’t taught since 2012, but he continues to work toward advancing the development of business schools and universities to train future managers in Africa.
Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business recently announced that it would be offering a course in Blockchain technology. BlockExplorer has learned some specifics about the upcoming course; Perianne Boring, the Chamber of Digital Commerce’s founder and president will be joining the University’s faculty as an adjunct professor. Perianne will be teaching the course with John Jacobs – former CMO and VP of the Nasdaq stock exchange.
The third annual Georgetown Africa Business Conference is looking to get involved with the startup community, and there is an open call for socially minded early-stage startups to register for exhibition. The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 6:15 p.m., and will be held at the McDonough School of Business’s Rafik B. Hariri Building on Georgetown University’s main campus. Over 600 people are expected to attend.
The deal's not all that unusual, said Sumit Agarwal, a professor at Georgetown's McDonough School of Business. The Japanese conglomerate is investing in companies that help it collect data on current or potential clients, he said. "If you look at fintech companies, they are also in the business now of trying to go out and collect data from nontraditional sources about their customers," he said.
The deal "is very indicative of what's already happening in the food space within CPG," said Prashant Malaviya, the senior associate dean of MBA programs in the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. "You see this across the board with Kellogg and Mondelēz as the industry is betting on broader portfolios that cut past traditional categories."
An op-ed by Michael Czinkota, associate professor: “Terrorism refers to the risk or actual encounter of violent acts designed to cause fear and intimidation. Despite posing an important threat to internationally-active firms, there is a paucity of empirical research that addresses the distinctive challenges that terrorism poses to the international marketing activities of firms.”
"The booming stock market and great top-line employment numbers have not touched these labor market dynamics," writes Robert Shapiro, a senior fellow at the Georgetown University School of Business and a former economic adviser for President Bill Clinton.
“The LinkedIn profile gives you an opportunity to go beyond that historical, chronological event-based resume and say more about who you are, what you do and why you do what you do,” says Libby Graves, an executive coach who works with the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown. Subscription required.
Georgetown was one of the bigger winners after the Financial Times unveiled their newest Global MBA Rankings, with the McDonough School of Business earning 16th place in the U.S. and 30th in the world, up from 18th and 40th last year.
Jake DeCicco first started making and selling the drink from his dorm room at Philadelphia University, and then enlisted the help of his older brother Jordan, who was at business school at Georgetown University. Oldest brother Jim is the CEO, while Jake is listed as COO.
An op-ed by John Jacobs, executive director: “The first modern exchange-traded fund (ETF), the Spider, debuted on the American Stock Exchange — now part of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) — 25 years ago. This milestone for ETFs is the embodiment of the most impactful development to hit the markets in almost nine decades.”
It was “Bark Tank” instead of “Shark Tank.” Ted Leonsis and Mark Ein instead of Mark Cuban and Daymond John. And Georgetown University students instead of startup founders from across the country. But for the entrepreneurs pitching their companies, the goal was the same as on the ABC reality show: to convince the panel to invest. This week's pitch competition at the university’s McDonough School of Business, part of the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative, gave eight finalists the chance to win part of the 2018 Leonsis Family Entrepreneurship prize — an annual total of $100,000. The outcome? Everyone got some funding.
An op-ed by Arthur Dong, teaching professor: “The recently concluded gathering at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland serves as a sounding board for world leaders and policymakers to express their views on the global economy and the inherent challenges that various nations face.”
Two Georgetown McDonough alumni and one current MBA student have launched an organic tea startup, Coyotea, to help those who have trouble sleeping. Christian Hyland (MBA’17) first began experimenting with herbal teas when returning to civilian life after serving for five years in the U.S. Army. He found that a combination of natural teas was effective in inducing sleep. Later, classmate and fellow veteran Nick De Gregorio (MBA’18), who suffered from the same problem, and Matt Harb (MBA’17) signed on as co-founders.