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.

Convalescent Plasma Treatment for Coronavirus

April 23rd, 2020

Peter Jaworski, ethics professor at Georgetown University, discusses possible convalescent plasma treatments for Coronavirus on TVN24’s Wstajesz i Wiesz (in Polish).

There Will Be More ‘Zoonotic’ Viruses Where COVID Came From

April 22nd, 2020

But against this backdrop, more urgent “first-response non-profits,” are attracting the attention and money of many, says Leslie Crutchfield, executive director of Business for Impact at Georgetown University. This often comes at the expense of environmental causes.

Qatar Leadership Centre Students Complete Georgetown University Residency Online

April 19th, 2020

Georgetown University McDonough School of Business faculty connected students with political leaders, including the US Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette, who answered QLC students’ questions and offered insights forged from his experience as a senior government official. The School also facilitated a meeting with Jim Moran, former US congressman and current senior policy advisor at Nelson Mullins, who shared his perspectives on legislative priorities for the current U.S. Congress.

Should You Apply to B-School During COVID-19?

April 19th, 2020

B-schools across the US have already begun making changes to the upcoming semester. At Georgetown’s McDonough School, for example, officials announced plans to delay the fall semester for MBAs to September from July. Subscription required.

The Heat: Economic Impact of COVID-19

April 18th, 2020

China faces the worst economic losses since 1979, after shutting down the country to fight COVID-19. [Watch] Arthur Dong, [who] is a teaching professor with the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.

The Blood and Misery on Trump’s Hands

April 17th, 2020

The administration’s dithering also did enormous damage to the economy. An analysis by Robert J. Shapiro—a senior fellow at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business who served in the Clinton administration’s Commerce Department—comparing the U.S. to Germany and South Korea argues that at least 40 percent of the carnage can be traced back to Trump’s inaction.

Highlights from Center for Financial Markets Webinar on COVID-19 Volatility

April 16th, 2020

The Center for Financial Markets and Policy at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business quickly assembled a group of panelists well-equipped to provide their views on the securities markets during the midst of the market turmoil caused by COVID-19. The Center hosted the webinar on Thursday, March 26, which produced lively discussions and important insights. ETF BILD’s co-founders attended the webinar safely from their homes, including John Jacobs, who is the Center’s Executive Director. Key topics that were explored include reduced trading hours, circuit breakers and limit up/limit down, short sales ban and electronic trading.

Online Investment Tools See a Boost Amid Economic Uncertainty

April 16th, 2020

“Millennials have been hit,” said Simon Blanchard, an assistant professor of marketing at Georgetown University and a consumer marketing and personal finance expert. “Financial security and general planning is really top of mind. They’ve been burned twice at times when there are big changes in their lives.”

Supply Chain Management is a Vital Weapon in the War Against the Coronavirus

April 15th, 2020

An op-ed by Ricardo Ernst, Baratta Chair in Global Business and director, Global Business Initiative: “The great French-Algerian philosopher Albert Camus observed in his classic novel ‘The Plague’ that ‘…always plagues and wars take people equally by surprise.’ What does not take people by surprise is the naming and blaming and politicization (especially in an election year) that immediately come front and center when a national catastrophe takes place.”

How the Government Pulls Coronavirus Relief Money Out of Thin Air

April 15th, 2020

Even so, the growing comfort with the Treasury Department’s relying on the Fed to buy its bonds — and help finance large deficits — is an important shift in the conventional thinking of politicians and policymakers, said Mr. McCulley, who retired from Pimco in 2015 and now teaches at Georgetown University.

3 Steps to Optimize Intern Onboarding and Training

April 14th, 2020

“MBA internships are often used as a ‘bridge’ to pivot from one industry or function to another,” Doreen Amorosa, associate dean of career services at the Georgetown McDonough School of Business, told HR Dive. “Successful internships allow MBA students to demonstrate newly acquired academic skills which enable those career transitions,” she said.

Amazon: Coronavirus Tests so Hard to Get We’re Building Our Own Lab

April 10th, 2020

“Kudos to Amazon for developing its own antigen testing for the virus to create a safer environment for its workers,” says Georgetown university professor Hal Singer. “But there’s no reason why the costs of testing should fall on private companies, or be exclusive to the richest companies in America.”

U.K. Government Rescues Cripled Charities Sector

April 9th, 2020

“I think you will see contraction in the non-profit sector just like we’re seeing in the commercial economy,” says Leslie Crutchfield, executive director of Business for Impact at Georgetown University.

Civil Liberties Under Attack During COVID-19

April 8th, 2020

Georgetown philosopher Jason Brennan offers a succinct summary of the problem: “[T]he biggest intellectual lesson we can learn from this is that, when a crisis hits, the powers that be violate everything we know about data collection, giving us non-random and unrepresentative samples from which — as we all learned in week two of methods — you cannot draw good conclusions.”

A Student Created a Computer Program That Tells You When an Amazon Fresh or Whole Foods Delivery Slot Opens Up

April 8th, 2020

So Adrian Hertel, a computer science minor [and operations major] at Georgetown University, created a simple computer program that automatically notifies you when an Amazon Fresh or Whole Foods delivery slot opens up, letting you place your order. It works on Macs in the Safari web browser. Hertel told me he built it because he was worried about his parents, both of whom have immune deficiencies.

With Stock-exchange Floor Closed, Traders and Investors Grapple With Uncertainty

April 8th, 2020

“Most of the traders are just tending to computers, and they can do that from anywhere,” said James Angel, associate professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business who has extensively studied markets and financial exchanges. “Honestly, the biggest impact will be on the media showcase, which can help a premiere stock exchange.”

9 TED Talks for Leaders Managing Remote Teams

April 8th, 2020

The lack of face-to-face interaction when working digitally can court bad behavior: rudeness, disrespect, dismissiveness, teasing. Management professor Christine Porath studies the cost of incivility.

PwC’s Speedy Move to an Online Summer Internship

April 8th, 2020

Talia Schatz, the director of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business Undergraduate Career Development Center says she’s been advising students to prepare for “unexpected changes” as they likely pop up over the coming weeks and months.

9 Ways to Know If You Have a Great Business Idea

April 7th, 2020

“Since starting a business requires an inordinate amount of time, energy and patience, ideally, the idea will be one that you are passionate about as well as one that you have skills or experience [in],” said Melissa Bradley, managing director of Project 500 and an adjunct faculty member of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

How to Make the Most of Your MBA Alumni Network

April 7th, 2020

The chance to craft a large and varied professional network is a big draw for would-be MBA students looking to advance their career, says Gopika Spaenle, associate director at the MBA Career Center at Georgetown McDonough. Classmates, faculty and alumni are an invaluable source of advice, guidance, and can facilitate introductions to employers.

We’re at War and Need Wartime Institutions to Keep Our Economy Producing What’s Necessary

April 4th, 2020

An op-ed by Robert Hockett, visiting professor of finance: “There can be no question about the nation’s current predicament. We are at war. We are faced with a public health crisis, yes, but the virus now ravaging our communities is a lethal invader taking American lives, threatening our way of life and destroying our productive capacity and economic health.”

How Coronavirus Affects Upcoming IPOs in 2020

April 3rd, 2020

As investors have seen their portfolios plummet, their focus has been on trying to maintain the value of what they own rather than taking on the new risk that investing in IPOs would entail, says Reena Aggarwal, professor of finance at Georgetown University.

How to Mitigate the Potentially Damaging Psychological Consequences of Being an Entrepreneur

April 2nd, 2020

An article by Fiona Macaulay, entrepreneur-in-residence: “Jessica Carson, the Director of Innovation at a major mental health organization, and Expert-in-Residence at Georgetown University’s Entrepreneurship Initiative, says that this data “actually reflects an incredible and invaluable strength in the entrepreneur — without this wiring that is predisposed to extremes, they would not be all of the things that we celebrate them for.” She studies entrepreneurs and high-IQ individuals and finds that ultimately these particular psychological profiles allow them to excel, but only if they are aware of their unique wiring and are able to harness it successfully.

What the New Virtual MBA Classroom is Like

April 2nd, 2020

Matthew Cypher, who is the Atara Kaufman Professor of Real Estate and director of the Steers Center for Global Real Estate at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business welcomes full-time MBAs to his Real Estate Clinic course at 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time on the first day of April. It’s a similar greeting he’d be giving to students rushing into his classroom in Washington D.C. But on this early April afternoon, he’s greeting virtual heads popping up onto a computer screen. This is the new reality of residential full-time MBA programs across the country and globe. Once sitting next to one another, the students are spread to who knows where.

T-Mobile Joins the Ranks of Major Carriers as Sprint Acquisition Closes

April 1st, 2020

“I always thought it made a lot of sense,” said Larry Downes, project director for the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy. “Sprint was not a viable competitor,” Downes added. “My view was that it takes us from two to three viable competitors.”

Why a Flexible MBA Program is Essential for Working Professionals

April 1st, 2020

You have to be flexible, your employer must be flexible, and, perhaps most importantly, your MBA needs to be flexible. And that’s exactly why the Georgetown McDonough Flex MBA program was launched. It provides a greater degree of flexibility for students than ever before, including the ability to change the duration of your degree and how you take your classes.

CEOs are Taking Pay Cuts as Furloughs and Layoffs Mount. Is it Actually Helping?

April 1st, 2020

“But the gesture is often symbolic; executive pay is largely made up of stock options, rather than the salary CEOs pull biweekly. Cutting pay doesn’t always have a significant impact on a company’s bottom line, although it can help if firms are severely cash-constrained. And if the pay cuts are also accompanied by layoffs—like Macy’s nationwide furloughs—any morale-boosting benefits can be “lost in the noise,” according to Jason Schloetzer, an associate professor of accounting at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.” Subscription required.

How Adopting a Humble Mindset Can Make You a Better Leader

March 31st, 2020

A survey of more than 19,000 people by Harvard Business Review last year revealed that respondents reported feeling a lack of respect from their leaders. “No other leader behavior had a bigger effect on employees across the outcomes we measured,” wrote the survey’s co-author, Christine Porath.

Conditions for Companies That Get Virus Aid: Room for Abuse?

March 30th, 2020

“On paper, it looks like we learned the lessons,” said James Angel, an associate professor of finance at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. “But the devil is in the details. … There’s a lot of room around the edges.”

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.”

2020 Minority Business Leader Awards

March 26th, 2020

The best advice Jennifer Han received from her parents was simple: Be sincere. It’s advice that helped inspire Han to focus her career on groups she was passionate about helping: nonprofit organizations. When Han started in the accounting field, she worked with a variety of industries to gain public accounting experience, from the worlds of finance to communications to technology. But she found the most satisfaction when working with nonprofits.

2020 Minority Business Leader Awards

March 26th, 2020

For Melissa Bradley, work is not something contained to 9-to-5, or even Monday through Friday. It’s easy to see why her schedule is packed. Bradley is founder and managing partner of D.C. business accelerator 1863 Ventures. She’s co-founder of professional training firm Ureeka and managing director of investment advisory firm Sidecar Social Finance. She teaches at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. And then there’s the homefront.

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

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.

Five Myths About Antitrust Law

March 20th, 2020

An article by John Mayo, Elsa Carlson McDonough Chair of Business Administration, professor of economics, business and public policy and executive director, Center for Business and Public Policy: “After years of relative quiet, antitrust law and policy are back in the public eye. The Trump administration has targeted large technology-based firms for antitrust scrutiny. When she was running for president, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) proposed a plan to break up big tech companies and regulate them as utilities; other Democratic candidates echoed her sentiments, if not her specificity. Discussions of antitrust policy are clouded, however, by common myths about this century-old but widely misunderstood area of the law.”

How Recruiters Rank Business Schools

March 19th, 2020

This year’s results also include two fewer categories, as BW removed Best-Trained MBAs and Entrepreneurship Training from the mix. That said, a key measure –Innovative and Creative Graduates – remains intact. That was good news for Georgetown McDonough, which climbed from 3rd to 1st in this category. Washington Foster jumped from 8th to 2nd, while Georgia Tech claimed 3rd – after being unranked the year before.

Progress On Campus Free Speech?

March 19th, 2020

For example, Downs describes Georgetown business and law professor John Hasnas as an “internal entrepreneur” working quietly to build a strong campus consensus on free speech and due process.

Episode 91: A Flex MBA Could Be Your Perfect Fit

March 19th, 2020

In this podcast episode, we explore a particular format for management education, rising in popularity: The Flex MBA. Traditionally, a full-time MBA program is residential, takes place over two years and has an established academic calendar. So, when it comes to a Flex MBA, is it part-time, full-time, online, in-class? Special guest, Shelly Heinrich, associate dean of MBA Admissions and director of marketing at the Georgetown McDonough School of Business, joins Clear Admit’s Graham Richmond for a discussion about the format and fit of a Flex MBA program.

Lesser-Known B-Schools Catapult to Top in MBA Recruiter Survey

March 17th, 2020

If creativity and innovation lead your list, Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business tops recruiters’ in our survey. Foster, Brigham Young’s Marriott School of Business, Georgia Tech’s Scheller College of Business, and Virginia’s Darden School of Business round out the top five.

Already Stretched Universities Now Face Huge Endowment Losses From Market Meltdown

March 13th, 2020

Even before the market volatility, university and college endowments were realizing lower returns than endowments that support nonprofit organizations in the arts, human services, health care and religion, according to a study by business professors Sandeep Dahiya and David Yermack of Georgetown and New York universities, respectively.

Coronavirus Grinds the Sports World to a Halt: Here’s What’s Canceled

March 13th, 2020

Marty Conway, an adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, called the past two days of reckoning throughout sports “unprecedented.” Conway, who spent time at AOL and served as a special advisor to former MLB Commissioner Peter Ueberroth, said the coronavirus’ impact on sports is “like a combination of 9/11 and when Magic Johnson was diagnosed with HIV.”

Boeing Korea’s New Engineering Center Achieves Gender-Balanced Workforce

March 11th, 2020

In 2017, John and the employee-led business resource group Boeing Women Inspiring Leadership Korea, partnered with a Georgetown University MBA student team to develop best practices for creating a more gender-balanced workforce and to encourage more women to join the STEM field in Korea.

Pressure Mounts for U.S. Government to Enact Stimulus Plan

March 11th, 2020

The Trump administration and Congress are facing mounting pressure to assist impacted workers and industries as the spread of the coronavirus intensifies. Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business Professor Thomas Cooke joins Yahoo Finance’s Zack Guzman & Sibile Marcellus, along with Personal Finance Expert & “Debt Free Degree” Author Anthony ONeal on YFi PM to discuss.

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

March 9th, 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 last month. Supply chains can deal with disruptions for a few weeks, relying on supplies they have saved in house.

OPINION: Airlines Must Lead the Way Now on Coronavirus

March 9th, 2020

An op-ed by Rob Britton, adjunct professor: “Southwest CEO Gary Kelly and other industry executives have likened the impact of COVID-19 on travel demand to be similar to that of 9/11; the comparison was painful for all of us who worked in the industry on that awful day.”

How Safe is Your MBA Job Offer?

March 5th, 2020

“Recruiters have not expressed any concern that the virus will impact their talent acquisition needs,” says Maureen Carpenter, Assistant Dean of Career Services at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business. “A few students seeking roles in China have found that the recruitment processes have been delayed but expect that hiring will restart shortly.”

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.