Media Mentions

Guided by the mission of impacting practice and informing debate, Georgetown McDonough faculty and staff regularly lend their thought leadership to the press. Additionally, students often share their advice and experiences to educate others about the McDonough community and how they are making an impact on the world.

Why Risk of Contracting Coronavirus isn’t Enough to Keep People Apart

March 26th, 2020

“The ways in which we process information about risk make it difficult for us to understand how risky it is to be in contact with others,” professor Catherine Tinsley of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business told Fox News. “There is something called a ‘near miss’ bias, which is: when people engage in an activity that they know has some risk but then nothing bad happens to them, they tend to ignore that the good outcome was partly due to luck.”

How the NBA is Planning to Save its Season After the Coronavirus Forced a Suspension

March 26th, 2020

“It certainly would be the first place to think about,” said Marty Conway, an adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. “The NBA also has a solid history of not only playing Summer League, but also the commercial opportunities that they’ve built around the Summer League and everything that goes with it.”

How Remote Study is Changing Business School Life

March 25th, 2020

“We do feel the students’ pain, the challenge they are facing, not just moving from face-to-face teaching to a virtual classroom but having to study from home and concerns about the future jobs market,” says Paul Almeida, dean of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business in Washington DC.

Tokyo Olympics Postponement Will Have Devastating Impact on Sports TV Revenue, Experts Say

March 25th, 2020

Thomas Cooke, a professor of business law at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, says NBC and other media companies will likely have to consider 2020 a lost year. “(The advertisers) bought time for an event that’s not going to take place,” he said in a phone call. “They should be covered by contractual law to not be held liable for paying for ads that an event that’s not going to take place. That’s a no-brainer. Now we have media that’s stuck with empty advertising time. Who’s going to fill that time? And before we get too excited with filling that time, let’s consider in this environment we’re not traveling, we’re not substantially shopping, so that’s going to cut back on who would be interested in advertising. There’s no way you recoup that in 2021. You wind up with a lost year.”

The LA Rams Reveal New Look—Amid Pandemic—to Mixed Reviews

March 24th, 2020

But there might be a deeper issue with the new logo, according to Georgetown University marketing professor Christie Nordhielm. Logos, she noted, are meant to capture and invoke a brand’s value—not create it. “It’s supposed to be a familiar reminder, a repository of brand value,” Nordhielm said. Rather than ensuring that the logo continues to communicate the brand’s established identity, she said, the team seems to have approached the redesign as a new advertising campaign. “It’s a strategic error,” she added. “A misunderstanding of what a logo is.”

A Day in the Life of Bill Novelli and Diane Ty, Sight and Life Magazine (March 24, 2020)

March 24th, 2020

One of the co-founders of the global PR agency Porter Novelli, Bill Novelli is a recognized leader in social marketing and social change. He is a professor of practice in the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at the McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, and teaches courses in Corporate Social Responsibility, Principled Leadership for Business and Society, and Leadership and Management of Non-profit Organizations. Diane Ty is Senior Partner leading the Portion Balance Coalition and AgingWell Hub at Business for Impact – an initiative founded by Bill Novelli at McDonough; its mission is to help solve the world’s most pressing issues by delivering world-class education and impactful student experience, and through direct action with global companies, nonprofits and government leaders.

Battling the Virus Strengthens Education

March 20th, 2020

We give you here an article written by two Michael Czinkotas dealing with the same issue: one is Professor in the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, the other is the nephew, a student with most experience gathered in Germany.

A Surge in Telecommuting Could Jeopardize Economic Growth

March 4th, 2020

Brooks Holtom, senior associate dean of strategy, finance, and organization and professor of management, discusses whether more people working from home during the coronavirus outbreak will help or hurt the economy.

Why Leaders Should Focus on Fixing Their Companies Before Asking Women to Make Changes

March 2nd, 2020

An op-ed by Fiona Macaulay, entrepreneur-in-residence, Georgetown Entrepreneurship: “The message of Michelle King’s, Director of Inclusion at Netflix, new book launched this month, The Fix: Overcome the Invisible Barriers That Hold Women Back At Work, couldn’t be simpler or more blunt: women have been sold a bill of goods. They’ve been convinced they need to fix something that isn’t broken. And that something is themselves.”

Bad News for Silicon Valley: William Barr is Taking Control of Antitrust Probes

March 2nd, 2020

Barr, who at age 69 is serving his second stint as U.S attorney general, also has few deterrents to waging an aggressive attack, said Hal Singer, an antitrust economist and adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s business school. “Barr doesn’t need future gigs so he can pursue the tech platforms without worry about his future income,” Singer said.

Working Women Are ‘Engine of This Economy’ but Struggle to Make Ends Meet

March 2nd, 2020

In panel discussions, academics, government officials and advocacy organization leaders addressed the problems facing families and possible solutions. A common thread throughout the program was the significance of working women. Melissa Bradley, co-founder of Ureeka and an adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, said 80% of financial decisions are made by women and “single women, in general, drive the economy.”

Column: Early Voting is a Terrible Idea, and California’s Primary Proves it

March 2nd, 2020

Meanwhile, the idea that your preferred policies would triumph if everyone voted is, at best, unproven and probably unlikely. As Jason Brennan, a professor at Georgetown University and co-author of “Compulsory Voting: For and Against,” told Governing, “There’s a widespread belief among Democrats that compulsory voting would deliver more states to Democrats.” But, he explains, “It turns out that’s not true. The people who vote and the people who don’t vote are roughly the same in terms of their partisan preferences.”

How Does Coronavirus Impact Online Commerce?

February 29th, 2020

The coronavirus is spreading throughout the world, causing fear of investors, falling stock markets and causing operational disruptions in many industries. The debate with José Guerrero-Cusumano, professor at the Georgetown University School of Business.

Will Coronavirus Cause a Global Recession? We Still Don’t Know.

February 28th, 2020

“It’s a potential threat to the global economy as it goes on longer,” Rohan Williamson, a professor of finance at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, told me. Supply chains can deal with disruptions for a few weeks, relying on supplies they have saved in house. But if it continues past that, he said, “it becomes a little more troubling.”

How Business Education Will Change in 2020 and Beyond

February 27th, 2020

“The business of business education is rapidly changing, mostly in response to the fast pace of change in the world,” says Paul Almeida, dean at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business in Washington, DC.

Ready or Not, Amazon’s HQ2 is About to Redefine the D.C. Area’s Startup Economy

February 26th, 2020

While Amazon says it plans to build out a 2.1-million-square-foot development with two 22-story buildings and hire 25,000 workers in the area over the next 10 years, the ripple effects of its presence are expected to be far more vast, says Jeff Reid, the founding director of the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative. “The announcement put D.C. on the map within the tech scene,” adds Reid, who expects Amazon will attract more tech companies to startup in the area. “It illustrated that the region is poised for growth and going to be a major hub.”

How Coronavirus is Infecting the World Economy

February 26th, 2020

With the world’s economy more interdependent than ever – how are governments and business leaders handling the crisis? And will we be prepared if the virus – and its economic effects – continue to spread? We speak to Arthur Dong, professor at Georgetown University’s School of Business in Washington, D.C. and advisor to U.S. firms operating in China.

4 Ways to Identify Toxic Employees Before Hiring Them

February 24th, 2020

As Christine Porath wrote for Harvard Business Review, look for signs of civility. “Understanding how the candidate behaved in the past will help you assess whether they’ll be civil when they come work for you,” Porath wrote. All of the above references will get at the heart of their true values.

Trauma and the Criminal Justice System – My Experience

February 23rd, 2020

An op-ed by Pivot Fellow Yusef Rabb: On May 9, 1991, I entered the judicial system as an 18-year-old man-child from South East Washington, D.C . 1991 was one of the more volatile years in what was called the crack-era. As a young man, I was trapped in an environment where, before my young mind could recover from one traumatic experience, I was faced with another. I began losing playmates at 15-years-old. My homie Boo got shot by an adult in the backs of his legs, his back, and then point blank in the back of his head. The head shot left his mouth twisted. Forget about broken homes, this intergenerational drama broke a community. To survive I had to become hyper-vigilant towards anyone or anything that could prevent me from making it home each night so that my family could still their worries.

Here’s Why the $13 Billion E-Trade Deal Makes Sense for Morgan Stanley

February 21st, 2020

“E-Trade really is a bank these days just like Morgan Stanley,” Georgetown University McDonough School of Business associate professor James Angel said. “And the nice thing about adding these commercial bank deposits is they are really cheap so a company like Morgan can borrow or lend on the market rate but bank deposits are sticky and not as interest rate sensitive.”

Should CEOs Stay on the Board After They Step Down?

February 20th, 2020

“The Conference Board’s latest report on CEO succession practices, coauthored by Georgetown University professor Jason Schloetzer, finds that “while common in the past, this practice [keeping the departing CEO on the board] has become less prevalent.” The report says that among the biggest manufacturing and nonfinancial companies—those with revenue exceeding $20 billion—60% explicitly require the exiting CEO to resign from the board on departure. With or without an explicit policy, clean-break transitions happened last year at big companies including MetLife, Weyerhaeuser, and Schlumberger, for example.”

Viral Newcomer Breland Takes Country-Trap From Moment to Movement

February 20th, 2020

A response from Grammy winner Troy Taylor incited a mentorship, which led to the honing of songwriting skills that eventually landed credits on R&B songs for artists like YK Osiris. When everyone has access to the same pipes, a business mindset is necessary to cut through the noise and succeed, which is why Breland’s double-biz major in management and marketing from Georgetown is key.

Did the Boy Scouts Violate Their Own Honor Code by Filing for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy?

February 20th, 2020

“They have this internal code that dictates you behave in particular ways – included among those is keeping your promises,” said Peter Jaworski, who teaches ethics at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. “For the reasons they’ve publicly said they’re filing for bankruptcy, it looks on its face like it’s a violation of the Boy Scouts code.”

Why Buying Is Not Always Smarter Than Renting

February 18th, 2020

“If you move every year or two, there’s a cost to that, financial and emotional,” said George Yeonas, managing director of the Steers Center for Global Real Estate at Georgetown University.

How Stopping Rudeness in Its Tracks Can Make Work a Safer Place

February 18th, 2020

And that means conversations about issues either don’t happen or are closed down with a short response and a glare. Recent research from the US by management professor Christine Porath backs up the anecdotal evidence from what myself and fellow healthcare professionals have seen happening in our sector.

What Type of Economy Does China Have?

February 16th, 2020

“Where China’s economy is today versus 10 years ago, there’s been significant change,” Arthur Dong of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business told FOX Business. “You could say their economy is slowing down as a result of the trade war, but it has been slowing down every year since 2010.”

Fintechs Circle As Visa Readies Interchange Rate Increases

February 14th, 2020

Online merchants have little choice but to grudgingly accept the new interchange rates. Sure they can advertise a surcharge on Visa transactions or provide discounts to get customers to use other payment networks but they understand they have to accept Visa. “I suspect that most merchants will complain, take the rate hike and ultimately pass on the costs to consumers,” said Simon Blanchard, professor of marketing at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

The Economic Impact Of The Coronavirus: A Time Bomb?

February 13th, 2020

Before the battle of the governments of the world to contain the impact of the spread of the virus, the origin and the spread occur in a country that is intimately related to supply chains around the world. The discussion with José Guerrero-Cusumano, professor at the Georgetown University business school. Translated from Spanish.

Tesla Raises Capital Two Weeks After Elon Musk Said It Wasn’t Needed

February 13th, 2020

“It’s not surprising when a company does a re-offering when the stock price is high,” said Reena Aggarwal, a professor of finance and director of the Center for Financial Markets and Policy at Georgetown University. “They raise debts when interest rates are low. When market conditions are right, it makes sense for companies to raise capital.”

Caring for a Senior Loved One: How to Encourage Family Participation

February 13th, 2020

Another tool: “There are several multi-functional caregiver apps, with some including a way to keep family members updated on the day-to-day status of a loved one,” says Diane Ty, senior partner and director at AgingWell Hub, a program at Georgetown University’s Business for Impact, where various organizations collaborate to help seniors. She recommends Caring Village, CaringBridge and Lotsa Helping Hands.

Hiring Formerly Incarcerated Employees Helps Your Bottom Line

February 11th, 2020

I am fortunate to be involved in the Georgetown University Pivot Program, an innovative partnership between the DC government and the Georgetown School of Business. Returning citizens enter a year-long program offering professional skills training and college-level coursework in business and entrepreneurship, along with an internship and an assigned mentor. Of the first graduating class, not a single participant has re-offended and virtually all are employed. The business sector, the government, and the higher education system should work together. The results will benefit the government, taxpayers, and the economy.

The 3 Men Under 30 Behind DC’s New Philanthropy

February 10th, 2020

I walk into Georgetown’s Venture Lab space, an open office housed in a trendy downtown Washington, D.C., WeWork, to a scene that is pleasantly fitting to the people I’ve come there to meet….They run over to join me, with greetings and firm handshakes. Their names are Darius Baxter, Danny Wright and Troye Bullock, who are the founders and CEO, CFO and COO of GOODProjects, a D.C. nonprofit that aims to support, uplift and advocate for underserved black communities in the metro area.

The Coronavirus: A New Risk of Trade

February 8th, 2020

An op-ed by Michael Czinkota, associate professor: “Over the past three generations, analyses of trade have indicated that speed of innovation and change is supportive of improved living standards. Growth of a country’s international trade has typically been more rapid than growth of the domestic economy.”

What is 5G?

February 7th, 2020

Larry Downes, Georgetown University senior industry and innovation fellow, explained the various differences between wireless network generations. Going from 2G to 3G, he said, made phones into devices that could not only make calls but also allow users to browse the internet at faster speeds and download videos. When 4G became available, internet browsing speeds got even faster and video quality improved significantly.

Want To Be A Good Leader? Go Home!

February 7th, 2020

Furthermore, the researchers found that employees were “1.1 times more likely to stay with an organization” if their bosses encouraged them to take breaks and vacations and exhibited those behaviors themselves. “Our research,” wrote Tony Schwartz and Christine Porath, “suggests a deceptively simple formula for leaders: the better you take of your people — and yourself — the better they will take care of the business.”

Six Ways To Be A More Thoughtful Leader

February 7th, 2020

Gibbings cited Georgetown University’s Associate Professor of Management Christine Porath who found that respect tops the charts for employees.

What Is 5G?

February 4th, 2020

Larry Downes, Georgetown University senior industry and innovation fellow, explained the various differences between wireless network generations. Going from 2G to 3G, he said, made phones into devices that could not only make calls but also allow users to browse the internet at faster speeds and download videos. When 4G became available, internet browsing speeds got even faster and video quality improved significantly.

When You Host The Super Bowl, Every Minute Is A Commercial

February 4th, 2020

“The economic impact to a city, be it Miami or any other city, is quite significant because you have hundreds of thousands of people descending onto one city, who are going to spend a certain amount of money,” said Arthur Dong, a business professor at Georgetown University. “Whenever you have visitors come in from outside the city there is a huge net inflow of tax revenue into the city’s coffers.”

Despite Super Bowl LIV’s Marketing Deja Vu, Several Ads Break Out

February 3rd, 2020

“Tide was noticeably clever with four spots bringing back it’s ‘later fashion’ in unexpected but appropriate spots throughout each of the four quarters,” Simon Blanchard, professor of marketing at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, said in emailed comments. “It’s a lot of repeated exposure and really added to the impact for people who had seen the first commercial.”

Exploring The SEC Plan That May Change How Over-The-Counter Securities Are Quoted

February 3rd, 2020

“The Commission should explicitly state…that broker dealers may quote securities traded on the OTCQX, OTCQB, and Pink-Current sections of the OTC market without any additional regulatory requirements or record-keeping burdens,” wrote Jim Angel, associate professor of capital markets at Georgetown. “These market segments already have explicit publicly-available information requirements. Broker-dealers should be able to rely on the listing status of such securities without any additional record keeping requirements.”

Super Bowl Ads

February 3rd, 2020

Ronnie Goodstein, associate professor of marketing, discusses Super Bowl advertisements.

Auto Brands’ Super Bowl Spots Dominated By Drive-By Celebs

February 2nd, 2020

“Almost every single car commercial looks like every other car commercial,” said Christie Nordhielm, a marketing professor at Georgetown University. “You could literally take the brand name out of one and put it on another.… It’s the same thing over and over again.”

Trump And Reagan: Whose Trade Policy Wins?

January 31st, 2020

An op-ed by Michael Czinkota, associate professor: “After signing the United States – Mexico – Canada agreement and ‘Phase 1’ of the China trade deal, President Trump has now moved his international trade focus onto some of the closest U.S. allies, the European Union. During the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, he proposed tariffs on auto imports from the EU, on wines, cheese, yogurt, and handbags from France, and on whiskies from Ireland.”

Should You Vote? The Answer Isn’t As Obvious As You Might Think

January 31st, 2020

It seems my friend Jason Brennan, a philosopher at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, has blasphemed. Perhaps I shouldn’t be surprised that the author of books titled The Ethics of Voting, Against Democracy, and When All Else Fails: The Ethics of Resistance to State Injustice has controversial and unpopular opinions. The reaction to his most recent heresy, however, are fascinating and more than a bit puzzling.

The Ins And Outs Of Board Service: What We Now Know

January 31st, 2020

Of course, the financial health of the company is a critical point to assess, but we were all a bit surprised by the depth of financial forensics our mentors suggest we undertake. Prior to the program, there would have been a tendency to focus on a company’s general development strategy, strategic planning, management teams, cash on hand, cap tables, and risks. Patricia Fairfield, Ph.D., associate professor, McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, however, said there is much to learn from a company’s deeper numbers. She walked us through several examples of earnings releases and company financials, calling out trends or items to focus on to determine the real economic health and trajectory of a company.

Can An MBA Help Build A Career In Property?

January 31st, 2020

Even as a child at school, Aaron Bothner had a passion for property. “My parents were thinking of moving home and I went with them to look at houses and work out how they were priced,” he recalls. “Real estate fascinates me because it’s living history,” says Bothner, 33, now a vice-president for real estate acquisitions at Wafra, a Kuwaiti state-backed investment firm in New York City. “Every building represents a confluence of what happened in the past and where people envisioned the future.” An MBA at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, Washington DC, in 2014 helped lay the foundations of his career in property….Matthew Cypher, director of the Steers Center, adds there will be jobs in acquisitions too: “In a recession, if you have money, you’ll be feasting on assets with low prices. As Warren Buffet says, ‘be fearful when others are greedy and be greedy when others are fearful’.” Subscription required.

Super Bowl To Feature Trump, Bloomberg And Corporate America Battling For Attention

January 31st, 2020

The marketing world is seeing a breaking down of boundaries between ads and politics, said Christie Nordhielm, a professor of marketing at Georgetown University. “No network wants to have political ads on when people are trying to be entertained, but no network will turn down $5.6 million either,” she said, adding the campaign commercials will be a “downer” on the viewer experience.

Why We’re All So Worried About Having Too Little Time

January 30th, 2020

Of course, these experiences require that we actually take time off–not easy in a culture obsessed with productivity. After all, 55% of Americans don’t use all their paid vacation time. But researchers say sometimes it’s about reframing how we think about leisure activities. Columbia’s Silvia Bellezza, Harvard’s Anat Keinan and Georgetown’s Neeru Paharia have found that a “functional alibi” can be helpful: we’re more likely to go camping if we acknowledge it will be good for our productivity at work.

Georgetown McDonough Welcomes First MBA Entrepreneurship Fellows

January 29th, 2020

This fall marks the inaugural pair of Tivia S. and Richard L. Kramer MBA Entrepreneurship Fellows at Georgetown McDonough. Ananya Das MBA ’21 and Alexander Williams MBA ’21 were the two first-year MBA students selected to receive a $40,000 scholarship in total ($20,000 per year). They also earned a place in the operations of Georgetown Entrepreneurship, which is a faculty-run initiative with entrepreneurial programming for all of Georgetown’s students.

Opinion: Turn On The TAP For Incarcerated New Yorkers

January 28th, 2020

An op-ed by George Chocos, assistant director of program management, Executive Education: “In 2001, I was one of over 70,000 people in what was then called the New York State Department of Correctional Services. This was six years after the 1994 Crime Bill ended Pell Grant eligibility for people in prison. One year later, New York followed suit, ending the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) for incarcerated students.”

2020 Could Be The Year For Blockchain Education To Take Off

January 24th, 2020

Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business is committing to its tradition of innovation by supporting various blockchain initiatives, including the annual international Blockchain Summit. Its Center for Financial Markets and Policy is also regularly publishing analysis and white papers that are related to blockchain’s influence on global finance.

Sustainable Investing Matters Tactically As Well As Morally

January 23rd, 2020

“[F]or-profit impact investing is significant because it leverages the powerful forces of capitalism to address challenges at a scale that governments and nonprofits can’t match,” notes Leslie Crutchfield, executive director of Georgetown University’s Business for Impact. “Consider that the total economic activity of corporations ($23.1 trillion) dwarfs that of government ($3.1 trillion) and of the nonprofit sector ($1.2 trillion).”

How Gender Equality Can Be Achieved At Business School

January 18th, 2020

According to ‘Iolani L. Bullock, director of MBA admissions at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, today’s companies want to hire graduates who know how to work in a diverse and inclusive environment. She’s currently working towards a gender balanced program at McDonough.

FLASH FRIDAY: Re-Imagining Reg NMS

January 17th, 2020

Reg NMSs influence has extended beyond U.S. market centers. The rest of the world is moving towards a Reg NMS framework, said James Angel, associate professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. Europe is trying to harmonize banks, and there have been similar efforts in Canada, Australia, and Japan, Angel noted. Regulatory thinking has gone towards a Reg NMS world.

What It Takes To Make Clothes In The USA

January 17th, 2020

Production rapidly shifted away from the U.S. in the 1990s, when about half of the nation’s clothing was domestically manufactured, says Pietra Rivoli, an economist at Georgetown University and author of “The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy.”

Episode 10: Finding God In Business

January 15th, 2020

Prof. Robert Bies of Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business joins us for a conversation about the intersection of faith and business. We address such questions as: Why are faith and business often perceived to be incompatible? What is the importance of power and influence skills? How can we think about decision-making from a Catholic and Ignatian perspective?

BlackRock’s Fink Pressed To Take Action Over Words In Dumping Fossil Fuels

January 15th, 2020

Fink’s pledges — including a “commitment to accountability,” proxy pressure on boards and actions to avoid thermal fossil fuels — “have teeth” compared to a high-level commentary on sustainability only a year earlier, said Leslie Crutchfield, executive director at Georgetown University’s Business for Impact center. “Yes, more-progressive advocates for [environmental, social and governance] investing will say BlackRock is late to the parade, but this [year’s letter] is not lip service.”

Georgetown University MSF Update – Opening Residency

January 14th, 2020

The Georgetown University MSF program has been really good about posting frequent articles on their site about the various aspects of their program. One thing that I always liked about the schools with their opening residency program, where students come to campus and work on a case study together. This is a great opportunity, especially for students in the online program, to bond and meet each other. Students also take part in an global consulting program, providing both international experience and another chance to build relationships.

Everything You Need To Know To File Your 2019 Taxes

January 7th, 2020

Thomas Cooke, a business professor at Georgetown University, said the tax law changes for 2019 are minimal. Without the spending package passed by Congress in December, we’d be holding steady with the changes already implemented via the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) of 2017.

Who Benefits When State Governments Award Incentives To Politically-Connected Companies?

January 7th, 2020

An article by Allison Koester, Saleh Romeih Associate Professor of Business Administration, and Reining Petacchi, Dottie and Tim Hobin Associate Professor of Business Administration: “Our research considers the power of the state in shaping its citizens’ economic landscape by studying the US state governments’ use of corporate economic incentives, and how corporate political connections influence the likelihood, magnitude, and outcomes associated with incentive awards. Our analyses indicate that US state economic incentives are disproportionately awarded to politically-connected companies, even though these awards appear to be a less effective use of taxpayer-provided funds. Thus, nearly 50 years after Stigler’s pivotal article was published, we find that his words continue to ring true.”

In A Burger World, Can Sweetgreen Scale Up?

January 4th, 2020

The first Sweetgreen opened in 2007, in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington. Mr. Neman, a recent Georgetown University undergraduate, had studied abroad in Sydney, Australia, and was inspired by its food culture. “It was cool to live an active, healthy lifestyle,” he said. “The trendy spot was the healthy cafe.” Back home, he enlisted two entrepreneurial classmates, Nicolas Jammet and Nathaniel Ru, and the three spent their senior year refining the idea in their dorm rooms and raising seed money from friends and family. Sweetgreen’s first location opened a few months after graduation, in an abandoned hamburger joint on M Street.

Top B-School Deans Share Resolutions For 2020

December 31st, 2019

Paul Almeida, dean and William R. Berkley chair at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, says the new year is a time to “reflect upon the core values that define our Georgetown University community.” The McDonough School of Business, a Jesuit school, exists to serve students and alumni, Almeida says, something he always tries to keep in mind. “We must train our students to not only learn disciplines and skills, but also to continuously seek a better understanding of the complex world in which we live,” he says. “Perhaps the greatest contribution to our students’ formation is to guide them in their commitment to do right by themselves and the world.

Maryland Should Follow D.C.’s Lead On Youth Rehabilitation

December 27th, 2019

Despite the punitive correctional atmosphere of the 1990s and 2000s, Tyrone [Walker] earned his GED and enrolled in college with the help of a Pell Grant. Eventually, he tutored other young adults in the system, from learning how to read to GED prep. After being incarcerated for over 24 years, Tyrone was released last year. Since then, he has graduated from Georgetown University’s Pivot Program and now is an associate at the Justice Policy Institute using his life experiences and knowledge of the research to inform his work on sentencing reform for young adults.

Secrets To Confidence For Every Woman Leader

December 23rd, 2019

Another remarkable perspective comes from Catherine Tinsley of Georgetown University and Robin Ely of the Harvard Business School, who have studied gender differences extensively and found no discernable differences between women and men when it comes to confidence in the workplace. Their work points to workplace structure and unconscious bias as the real impediments to women’s advancement. Tinsley and Ely believe that women don’t speak up because their ideas are scrutinized to a greater degree than men’s are.

Investing In Rural America

December 23rd, 2019

During a presentation at the 13th annual DTN Ag Summit earlier this month, McKenna explained the perennial challenges investors run into when trying to finance rural America: conservative borrowers, a gap in financial awareness and scale.

B-Schools Predict What 2020 Has In Store

December 23rd, 2019

Simon Blanchard, Beyer Family associate professor and director of the MBA Certificate for Consumer Analytics and Insights at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, says 2020 will see continued leaps in technology in the areas of artificial intelligence and machine learning — and how those affect business and business education will present an interesting challenge….Blanchard’s colleague, Shelly Heinrich, associate dean of MBA admissions at Georgetown McDonough, is one of the only respondents to focus solely on what the new year has in store for business schools themselves. Heinrich, who is also McDonough’s director of marketing, says the struggles of the full-time MBA will continue to be well-discussed — but MBA programs will persevere, particularly because they continue to be lucrative for graduates. And waiting for a recession before applying to B-school may not be the wisest course of action.

How AI Helps Parents And Schools Keep An Eye On Kids

December 23rd, 2019

Jason Schloetzer, associate professor, discusses how AI-powered tools monitor young people’s online communications and aim to keep them safe from bullying, self-harm and violence. But the technology raises concerns about privacy and accuracy.

8 HR Predictions For 2020

December 23rd, 2019

Christine Porath, Ph.D., associate professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, agrees. “It’s in leaders’ and organizations’ best interest to create workplaces where people can thrive. Organizations are starting to separate themselves by being known for their culture.”

Boeing Made These Shrewd Moves To Fend Off Investor Revolt. Will it Last?

December 18th, 2019

No ifs, ands, or buts. The company has taken a big hit over the MAX, and the decision to stop making the plane—however long the hiatus lasts—is serious. “For them to halt production means there are sales that are permanently lost,” says James Angel, professor of finance at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.

Meet The 51 Women Competing To Be Miss America 2020

December 17th, 2019

Jade Glab hails from Belmar, New Jersey, and studied at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. She now combines two of her biggest passions — music and health — to empower children through a social-impact initiative.

How To Boost Sales Of Fair Trade And Sustainable Goods

December 11th, 2019

An article by Neeru Paharia, associate professor of marketing: “Want to sell fair trade and sustainable products? Use made-to-order production and see how consumers respond favorably when given choice and voice in the development of goods they want.”

Bellevue-Based T-Mobile Hauled Into Court Over Mega-Merger

December 4th, 2019

“Critics of the pending merger like economist Hal Singer, an anti-trust expert at Georgetown University, argue price hikes are likely coming for low-income consumers like Atkins if the merger goes through. “You have two carriers who really focus on the prepaid segment – that’s Sprint and T-Mobile, Singer said, “and so it’s just basic economics that if you go from a duopoly to a monopoly prices are going to higher.””

Museums Don’t Call It The Freer/Sackler. Call It The National Museum Of Asian Art

December 4th, 2019

Georgetown University marketing professor Karthik Easwar likes the change, but disputes the museum’s description of it. “I don’t think this is a rebrand. It is a renaming, it is making it more clear what this place is offering. It is clarifying and communicating the brand’s promise that you would not have known from the names Freer or Sackler,” Easwar said.

30 Under 30 – Social Entrepreneurs 2020

December 3rd, 2019

While studying abroad in 2016, someone slipped drugs into Danya Sherman’s drink and took advantage of the situation. But she turned that trauma into triumph by creating a cocktail napkin that changes color when it comes in contact with just a few drops of liquid laced with drugs. In addition to participating in the Target Accelerator, she has received support from Kairos and Halcyon House.

The Bear Without ‘Bull’

December 3rd, 2019

An op-ed by Michael Czinkota, associate professor: “There is often a strong desire for partisanship both in our domestic and global thinking. Russia keeps being framed as our most vile adversary. Such thinking has much historic background. Of particular worry has been competition in technology ― one can still recall the Russian leadership reputation effects of the space launches of Sputnik, the electric ball, and Laika, the space dog. It took the successful North Pole transit of the U.S. submarine Nautilus to re-declare the American advantage.”

Meet Georgetown McDonough’s MBA Class Of 2021

December 2nd, 2019

“We have deliberately built an MBA Career Center that relies on certified career coaches who provide our students with individualized career planning throughout the program,” Malaviya explains in a 2019 Q&A with Poets&Quants.

Growing Pains

December 2nd, 2019

While potentially useful for developing “national character” as the plan proposes, investing in community service and sports participation will not quickly transition the country towards a more sustainable economic path. In an interview with the HPR, Jean François Seznec, non-resident senior fellow at the Global Energy Center for the Atlantic Council and adjunct professor at the Georgetown McDonough School of Business and John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, explained that other objectives like transforming Saudi Arabia into a technological center, while seemingly viable, are not cost-efficient strategies given the pressing timeline. “They’re not going to make iPhones in Saudi Arabia.”

Decade In Review: ‘Big Tech’ Gains Enormous Power

December 2nd, 2019

“These companies complete our sentences on our phones and emails, recommend us items to purchase, and remind us when we need to exercise,” says Jason Schloetzer, professor at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business.

Georgetown University MSF Update

December 1st, 2019

The Georgetown University MSF admits students from a variety of backgrounds and ranges of work experience. Over 40% of admitted students didn’t study business or finance, showing that this program is suitable for non-business students as well as those who have a traditional business background. The range of current employers is also impressive.

Black Friday And Waiting In Lines

November 29th, 2019

A recent Georgetown University study by business professors John Cui and Sezer Ulku found that the longer the line, the more money you’re likely to spend.

Big Tech Investigation Focused On Abuse Of Data, DOJ Antitrust Chief Says

November 26th, 2019

A specific example of potentially problematic behavior by a big tech company that could catch Delrahim’s eye could be that “Facebook refused to give [relevant data] to application providers that Facebook thought to be rivals,” said Hal Singer, an antitrust expert and Georgetown University adjunct professor.