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“Increasingly, Amazon will be challenged as being the big Goliath,” said Thomas Cooke, a professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. “Attention will turn to Washington, D.C., and certainly Capitol Hill. . . . I can’t think of a better location to be in to fight those battles than to be in Washington.” Subscription required.
An op-ed by Liddy Manson, project director, AgingWell Hub: “Ten thousand Boomers turn 65 every day in America, and their average life expectancy will be roughly 10 years longer than their parents. Those in the middle three quintiles of wealth have somewhere between 60 and 70 percent of their net worth tied up in their homes, most of which are more than 30 years old and are located in the suburbs. With much needed upgrades required on these homes, and senior housing options costing between $2500 and $10,000 per month, we are left to ask where the tens of millions of Boomers will live in their last two decades of life. Our conclusion? It is very likely that the living environment that will meet this population’s needs does not yet exist today.”
With an extensive background working in real estate as an underwriter and overseeing more than $10 billion worth of institutional property, Matthew Cypher is said to bring a level of energy and intensity to real estate offerings at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.
Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business set records this year for both salaries and job offers according to its Class of 2018 Employment Report, released earlier this month. An impressive 98 percent of students received job offers within three months of graduation, and average full-time salary rose to an all-time high of $116,946.
"With all the crazy stuff going on, she was there," said Rohan Williamson, a finance professor who
studies corporate governance at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business. "She couldn't
control him before. Is anything going to change?"
Philips and Nestlé have fundamentally shifted their businesses to capitalize on trends that are driven in
many ways by the aging population. Both global companies have focused their futures on health and
wellness, recognizing the massive opportunities ahead. In partnership with the Global Social Enterprise
Initiative at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, Philips is developing new
technologies that can meet the needs of its older customers, including connected care solutions, safety
applications, and cognitive health innovations. … Nestlé is investing in personalized diet and nutrition
initiatives, and is broadening its portfolio by buying or acquiring stakes in health supplement and
But others are recognizing there are limits to the lengths companies should go to bring in superstar
talent or retain them. “I see more and more companies saying it’s not worth it, it’s not worth the risk,”
said Christine Porath, a professor at Georgetown University who studies civility in the workplace. “We
just can’t signal this. We’ve got to stay true to our values.”
Remark: One thing different segments of society can agree on is that rural America deserves more
attention. Stephanie Ho takes a look at public and private efforts to encourage rural prosperity in this
week's Agriculture USA.
Participants: Stephanie Ho. Anne Hazlett, Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development. Matt
McKenna, Rural Opportunity Initiative, Georgetown University. Nathan Ohle, Rural Community
“It’s the witching hour for antitrust,” says Larry Downes, senior industry and innovation fellow at
Georgetown University. “It’s possible that a new Congress with Democratic majorities in either or both
houses may find it easier to build a coalition with the White House to put tech companies under more
The Georgetown McDonough MBA class average GPA is 3.3 and if a candidate has a score below 3.0, the
school looks for other evidence of performance. Anne Kilby, director of MBA admissions and operations,
says that a high standardized test score, such as on the GMAT or GRE, can offset a poor GPA.
Speaking at Georgetown University's Financial Markets Quality Conference in Washington D.C., Browne
reportedly said that BTC ETFs will be approved only after the development of a strong regulatory
framework in the industry. Addressing the current state of BTC ETFs, Browne stated: "It's very difficult
for the [Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)] to wrap their heads around a positive approval
because there's no data yet ... the markets just aren't here."
An op-ed by Catherine Tinsley, Raffini Family professor of management at Georgetown University’s
McDonough School of Business, faculty director of the Georgetown University Women’s Leadership
Institute and academic director of Georgetown McDonough’s Executive Master’s in Leadership program:
“I study disasters — disasters that arise from natural causes like hurricanes and those produced by
human mistakes and mismanagement, like the massive BP oil spill. By any metric, any mass shooting,
such as the one that occurred at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, is a tragic disaster.”
Applications might be down at elite schools, but the market for MBAs is still frothy. Some 98% of the
graduating Class of 2018 full-time MBAs at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business received a job
offer within three months of graduation, which is a record for the school and up from 93% last year. The
94% that accepted offers within three months of graduation this year reported an average annual salary
of $116,946. That average salary is also a record and a 4% increase over what last year’s graduating class
reported earning, which at that time was also a record.