Thunderbird School of Global Management

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  • Webcasts // Aug 2011

    Cross-Cultural Communication Styles In Europe

    This podcast explains Western and Eastern European cultures share many things in common, but one distinction is the way people view their ability to change external conditions that affect their lives. The speaker states one of the key concepts in defining culture is how people perceive that they can affect...

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  • Webcasts // Aug 2011

    Cross-Cultural Communication Styles In Asia

    This podcast explains about hierarchy matters in Asia, whether you are doing business in China, Japan or any other country in the region. The speaker states that the hierarchy really shapes the way people interact with each other.

    Provided By Thunderbird School of Global Management

  • Webcasts // Aug 2011

    Cross-Cultural Communication Styles In The Middle East

    This podcast explains about doing business in the Middle East starts with building relationships of trust through face-to-face interaction. The speaker states that nothing gets done in any of these countries if you have not spent the time to develop relationships.

    Provided By Thunderbird School of Global Management

  • Webcasts // Aug 2011

    Cross-Cultural Communications While Traveling In The Americas

    This podcast explains about the blending cultures from North and Latin America is a little like mixing oil and water. The speaker states that there are components of each culture that are almost on opposite ends of the spectrum.

    Provided By Thunderbird School of Global Management

  • Webcasts // Aug 2011

    From Donkeys To Bullet Trains: China's Four Miraculous Transformations

    In this podcast, the speaker states that the donkeys would move the engines around to different stations to pick up buckets of tool and parts. The speaker describes miraculous transformations she has witnessed in four areas: manufacturing, telecommunications, information access and infrastructure.

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  • Webcasts // Jun 2011

    Global Mindset Science Uncovers Statistical Value Of International MBA

    This podcast discusses what is the statistical benefit of an international business degree and reveals new analysis of growing survey data at Thunderbird School of Global Management puts the value at roughly eight years abroad in four or more countries.

    Provided By Thunderbird School of Global Management

  • Webcasts // Apr 2011

    Go Local For Global Sales Success

    This podcast reveals that the sales teams entering developing markets hurt their chances for success when they stay at Western brand hotels, eat familiar food and shield themselves from the local language and culture.

    Provided By Thunderbird School of Global Management

  • Webcasts // Dec 2010

    An Internationalist? And Still Loyal To One's Tribe?

    In this podcast, the speaker sharing his experiences that he tried hard to be Japanese when the speaker arrived from Canada as a young Catholic priest in the 1960s. Then the speaker discovered a liberating concept. The speaker could be Canadian and still have a global perspective.

    Provided By Thunderbird School of Global Management

  • Webcasts // Dec 2010

    Richard C. Adkerson Commencement Speech: Prosperity Through Trade

    In this podcast, the speaker states that critics who view emerging markets as a threat to the United States and other developed countries underestimate the power of free trade to create sustainable prosperity worldwide.

    Provided By Thunderbird School of Global Management

  • Webcasts // Nov 2010

    Doing Ethical Business In A Culture Of Corruption

    The speaker offers several guidelines for other business leaders facing ethical dilemmas in emerging markets such as Venezuela in this podcast on doing ethical business in a culture of corruption.

    Provided By Thunderbird School of Global Management

  • Webcasts // Nov 2010

    Finding Innovation At Google Creative Lab

    High-tech companies need problem solvers, but the speaker says engineers and other creative professionals first need scrappy managers who know how to define the right problems, assemble the right teams and provide the right resources.

    Provided By Thunderbird School of Global Management

  • Webcasts // Nov 2010

    Pantelion Fills Hollywood Gap With Movie Studio For Latinos

    This podcast explains about a classic Jane Austen story will get a modern Latino makeover with the first release from Pantelion Films, a new Hollywood studio launched by the speakers with his partners. The objective is to create the first Hollywood studio focused specifically on the U.S. Hispanic audience.

    Provided By Thunderbird School of Global Management

  • Webcasts // Oct 2010

    Time To Rethink Expatriate Assignments In Emerging Markets

    In this podcast, the speaker tells that expatriates need to rethink their roles in emerging markets if their organizations expect to stay relevant in the post-recession economy.

    Provided By Thunderbird School of Global Management

  • Webcasts // Oct 2010

    A Greener, Softer Product Line For HP

    In this podcast, the speaker who moved fast to Hewlett-Packard in 2005 was sharing his experience. In less than 12 months, the speaker helped the company reinvent its entire line of personal computers. "We started defining complete solutions and messages, segment by segment," says the speaker. "Aim for the heart,...

    Provided By Thunderbird School of Global Management

  • Webcasts // Sep 2010

    U.S. Trade Deficit Improves, But Don't Celebrate Yet

    The U.S. trade deficit improved by $7 billion from June to July 2010, but the speaker said that might not be a good thing. "The improvement is actually a negative thing," In this podcast, the speaker said, "Month to month, what it suggests is that expectations of economic activity in...

    Provided By Thunderbird School of Global Management

  • Webcasts // Sep 2010

    Thunderbird BRIC Series: Doing Business In Brazil

    In this podcast, the speaker states that people have said Brazil is the country of the future, and it always will be the country of the future. It will never actually quite make it to that point of getting to the future.

    Provided By Thunderbird School of Global Management

  • Podcasts // Aug 2010

    Behind The BP Furor: Why Some Firms Face Ire And Not Others

    BP, Toyota and Goldman Sachs have taken public image beatings in 2010. Many would say deservedly so. But other firms linked to irresponsible behavior have escaped close scrutiny. Thunderbird Professor Nathan Washburn, Ph.D., has a theory why the public singles out some firms for criticism but not others. Working with...

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  • Webcasts // Aug 2010

    U.S. Trade Balance Report With F. John Mathis

    In this podcast, the speaker explains that U.S. imports are growing, which indicates a recovery. Exports also are growing, but at a slower rate. The result is a larger deficit, year over year.

    Provided By Thunderbird School of Global Management

  • Webcasts // Jul 2010

    Thunderbird BRIC Series: Doing Business In China

    In this podcast, one of the speakers reveals the difference between China and the United States can be felt on the street. "You go to China, and they are very optimistic," other speaker said.

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  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Global Summerim Courses Take Students Around The World

    There is no lack of sizable and interesting business opportunities in Africa, Thunderbird students of Professor Olufemi Babarinde learned first-hand during their summerim course in Kenya, Africa May 3-14. The Kenya summerim was one of seven experiential learning offerings that took 140 students to global destinations during the break between...

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  • Podcasts // Jul 2010

    Fastest Way To Build Your Brand

    The fastest way for any customer service organization to build its brand is to admit a problem and then fix it, Thunderbird Professor Sundaresan Ram, Ph.D., said June 30 at Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona. "We should not be afraid to say we are having problems," said...

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  • Podcasts // Jul 2010

    Closing The Services Gap

    Services companies struggling to close the gap between their customers' expectations and perceived experiences need to look at four areas where blunders occur, Thunderbird Professor Sundaresan Ram, Ph.D., said June 30. "If perceptions exactly match expectations, then the gap is zero, and you have an ideal service," Ram said. "The...

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  • Podcasts // Jul 2010

    Start With Your Weakest Link To Fix Service Delivery

    Any customer service organization is only as good as its weakest employee, Thunderbird Professor Sundaresan Ram, Ph.D., said June 30 at Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona. "People who deal with others one-one-one create your brand," said Ram, an associate professor of global marketing. "If the person does...

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  • Podcasts // Jul 2010

    Finding Innovation At The Interface Between Business And Nonprofit

    Leaders with big ideas to change the world face a tough choice early in their careers. Or at least they think they do. If they want to make money and help themselves, they must choose the business sector. If they want to improve the planet and help others, they must...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Microfinance In Developing Economies

    Around the world, there are tens of millions of enterprising poor living in structural and cultural inequality who face little hope of moving past a subsistence life-style. In 1977, and economics professor in Bangladesh, Dr. Mohammad Yunus, began a credit program called the Grameen Bank to provide capital to very...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Thunderbird Showcases Thought Leadership At Phoenix Event

    Thunderbird School of Global Management faculty members Amanda Bullough, Ph.D., and Mary Sully de Luque, Ph.D., joined Assistant Vice President and Executive Director of Thunderbird for Good Kellie Kreiser in a panel discussion April 1 at the Wyndham Hotel in downtown Phoenix. Emeritus Thunderbird Professor Llewellyn D. Howell, Ph.D., participated...

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  • Podcasts // May 2010

    Canadian Entrepreneur Plans Next Moves After Sushi Success

    Canadian entrepreneur Ken Valvur never tasted sushi until he arrived at Thunderbird in 1987 and decided to learn Japanese to boost his international career. "On pure commercial grounds, I picked Japanese," says the Thunderbird graduate. The decision has paid off for Valvur, who eventually returned from an expatriate assignment in...

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  • Podcasts // May 2010

    New Frontiers In Emerging Markets

    The world is in the midst of a massive economic shift led by China, India and other emerging economies, Thunderbird President ?ngel Cabrera, Ph.D., said May 19, 2010, at Business Beyond Our Borders, a forum presented by the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce. Cabrera said entrepreneurs with a global mindset...

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  • White Papers // May 2010

    Global Entrepreneurship Drives Sushi Success In Canada

    A global mindset allows global leaders to connect the dots between markets and to recognize gaps that may exist in one region but not another. Global entrepreneurship is the ability to convert this knowledge into actual innovation that creates value for society. "A lot of what makes a successful entrepreneur...

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  • Podcasts // May 2010

    Why The World Needs More Goldman Sachs

    Rather than destroy Goldman Sachs, over-regulate them or view them as the source of the global financial meltdown, the more rational approach would be to create an environment in the United States that rewards financial services innovation and develops more companies like Goldman Sachs. Thunderbird Professor F. John Mathis, Ph.D.,...

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  • Podcasts // May 2010

    Straight Talk On Goldman Sachs Fraud Allegations

    Confused about the fraud allegations against Goldman Sachs? Thunderbird Professor F. John Mathis, Ph.D., reviews the allegations and puts them into perspective April 26, 2010. Mathis, director of Thunderbird's Global Financial Services Center, says the notion that Goldman Sachs deceived investors stems from misunderstandings about the bank's duties as a...

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  • Podcasts // May 2010

    Don't Blame Goldman Sachs: What Really Went Wrong

    Critics anxious to blame Goldman Sachs as a key player in the recent financial crisis should point the finger elsewhere, Thunderbird Professor F. John Mathis, Ph.D., said April 26, 2010. Mathis, director of Thunderbird's Global Financial Services Center, said the real problem was the failure of central banks to manage...

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  • White Papers // May 2010

    Financial Crisis Forces Companies To Focus On Core Competencies

    Last year was painful for everybody, but the financial crisis was especially devastating for startup companies, a group of venture capital and technology leaders said Feb. 4 at the Thunderbird Global Private Equity Forum in Menlo Park, Calif. The economy forced companies to squeeze the fat out of the system,...

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  • White Papers // May 2010

    Behind The Scenes With NFL, NBA And MLB Team Executives

    Chief financial officers from the Arizona Diamondbacks, Arizona Cardinals and Phoenix Suns all work for organizations that don't want to make a profit, they told Thunderbird students Feb. 4 at the Arizona Sports Business Panel on campus. "You take in money to put the best team on the field or...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Thunderbird, Fulbright And Entrepreneurship: A Powerful Combination

    A project to improve education in Mexico received the attention of scholars from all over the world March 26-29, 2010, when the U.S. State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) invited the author to present his enterprise at a Fulbright enrichment seminar in Rhode Island. This event allowed...

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  • Podcasts // Apr 2010

    What Keeps The CEO Awake At Night? List Starts With China

    What keeps the CEO up at night? For high-potential managers in the Thunderbird International Consortia, the conversation starts with a single word: China. The managers shared their biggest challenges and concerns April 19 in the opening session of the Consortia, a 10-day executive education program that brings together a diverse...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    The Effective Project Leader's Mindset

    Many people begin their careers in functional areas such as engineering, accounting, marketing, finance, or information technology and are often taken by surprise when they find their work life consumed with activities related to projects. As businesses expand globally, new technologies emerge and pressures for shortened product life cycles intensify,...

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  • Podcasts // Feb 2010

    Choose Your Defense Against Hardball Negotiation Tactics

    Hardball negotiators often conceal their aggressive intentions and behaviors. They use tactics that prey on the psychological vulnerabilities of a counterpart. This psychological manipulation is a type of social influence that classic power theorists have espoused for centuries as a way to change the perception or behavior of others. If...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Uncovering Your Passions And Their Applicability

    It is well known that passion is the single most significant source of success. Why then, do most people fall prey to the external environment and not pursue their passions? Life happens, stuff happens, things happen. Reasons may validate the detour from the pursuit of passion; however, getting back on...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    China Prepares To Pounce On Opportunity In Year Of The Tiger

    The 2008 financial crisis was a business game-changer for the world. In developed markets, especially in the United States, people are still trying to adapt to its aftermath. For many "Generation-Yers," it was their first experience of economic hardship. As Chinese celebrate the Year of the Tiger, which started Feb....

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  • Podcasts // Jul 2010

    Finding Innovation At The Interface Between Business And Nonprofit

    Leaders with big ideas to change the world face a tough choice early in their careers. Or at least they think they do. If they want to make money and help themselves, they must choose the business sector. If they want to improve the planet and help others, they must...

    Provided By Thunderbird School of Global Management

  • Podcasts // Jul 2010

    Fastest Way To Build Your Brand

    The fastest way for any customer service organization to build its brand is to admit a problem and then fix it, Thunderbird Professor Sundaresan Ram, Ph.D., said June 30 at Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona. "We should not be afraid to say we are having problems," said...

    Provided By Thunderbird School of Global Management

  • Podcasts // Jul 2010

    Closing The Services Gap

    Services companies struggling to close the gap between their customers' expectations and perceived experiences need to look at four areas where blunders occur, Thunderbird Professor Sundaresan Ram, Ph.D., said June 30. "If perceptions exactly match expectations, then the gap is zero, and you have an ideal service," Ram said. "The...

    Provided By Thunderbird School of Global Management

  • Podcasts // Aug 2010

    Behind The BP Furor: Why Some Firms Face Ire And Not Others

    BP, Toyota and Goldman Sachs have taken public image beatings in 2010. Many would say deservedly so. But other firms linked to irresponsible behavior have escaped close scrutiny. Thunderbird Professor Nathan Washburn, Ph.D., has a theory why the public singles out some firms for criticism but not others. Working with...

    Provided By Thunderbird School of Global Management

  • Podcasts // May 2010

    Why The World Needs More Goldman Sachs

    Rather than destroy Goldman Sachs, over-regulate them or view them as the source of the global financial meltdown, the more rational approach would be to create an environment in the United States that rewards financial services innovation and develops more companies like Goldman Sachs. Thunderbird Professor F. John Mathis, Ph.D.,...

    Provided By Thunderbird School of Global Management

  • Podcasts // May 2010

    Straight Talk On Goldman Sachs Fraud Allegations

    Confused about the fraud allegations against Goldman Sachs? Thunderbird Professor F. John Mathis, Ph.D., reviews the allegations and puts them into perspective April 26, 2010. Mathis, director of Thunderbird's Global Financial Services Center, says the notion that Goldman Sachs deceived investors stems from misunderstandings about the bank's duties as a...

    Provided By Thunderbird School of Global Management

  • Podcasts // May 2010

    Don't Blame Goldman Sachs: What Really Went Wrong

    Critics anxious to blame Goldman Sachs as a key player in the recent financial crisis should point the finger elsewhere, Thunderbird Professor F. John Mathis, Ph.D., said April 26, 2010. Mathis, director of Thunderbird's Global Financial Services Center, said the real problem was the failure of central banks to manage...

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  • Podcasts // Oct 2009

    Why China Has Fared Well In Global Financial Crisis

    Thunderbird Professor Roe Goddard, Ph.D., sat down this month with Thunderbird Knowledge Network reporter Darien Carroll and discussed China's emergence from the global financial crisis. Goddard teaches a course on the regional business environment of Asia, and he follows China closely. Overall, he has made 49 trips to the country....

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  • Podcasts // Aug 2009

    Seven Views On Cross-Cultural Communication And The COI

    Thunderbird professors Denis Leclerc, Ph.D., and Karen Walch, Ph.D., enjoy watching students in their cross-cultural communication classes learn to thrive in diverse work environments. "The students realize that sometimes the issues they have in teams are not due to personalities but actually due to cultural misunderstandings and miscommunication," Leclerc says....

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  • Podcasts // Aug 2009

    'Less Bad Is The New Good' With U.S. GDP Numbers

    Gross domestic product numbers in the United States were bad but not horrible in the second quarter of 2009, and Thunderbird Professor F. John Mathis calls that good news. "All these things really reflect a slowdown in the deterioration of the U.S. economy," Mathis said. "So that's good." He said...

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  • Podcasts // Apr 2009

    Marketing Versus Finance: Reconcilable Differences

    Marketers and finance professionals have a "Famously fractious relationship" that sometimes resembles a sibling rivalry, Thunderbird Professor Richard Ettenson, Ph.D., told representatives of both sides April 21 at the Advertising Financial Management Conference hosted by the Association of National Advertisers in Phoenix. The tension that results may seem irreconcilable, but...

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  • Podcasts // Mar 2009

    Avnet Drives Profits Through Employee Engagement

    Profitable growth starts with employee engagement, Avnet Chairman and CEO Roy Vallee said March 19, 2009, at Thunderbird School of Global Management. He describes the "Service value chain" that has become a primary focus at the Fortune 500 company based in Phoenix. "Engaged employees plus loyal customers equals profitable growth,"...

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  • Podcasts // Mar 2009

    Realities, Past And Present, Of Global Oil

    Thunderbird Professor Michael Moffett, Ph.D., works closely with oil and gas industry leaders as the academic director for Thunderbird's various International Consortia programs. "The expertise involved in the industry globally is absolutely amazing," Moffett said March 6 during a special homecoming presentation. "And they're pouring money constantly into further research...

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  • Podcasts // Feb 2009

    From Corruption To Ethics At IHS

    Jerre Stead got a call on Thanksgiving eight years ago. He was serving on the board of a large holding company that owned IHS, a Denver-based information solutions provider. Something was wrong at IHS, and Stead was asked to investigate. What he found was a culture of corruption that started...

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  • Podcasts // Feb 2009

    Humanize Your Selling Strategy To Win

    Swim with the Sharks author and syndicated columnist Harvey Mackay built a multimillion dollar envelope company in Minnesota by learning people's names and humanizing his selling strategy, the entrepreneur says Feb. 17, 2009, at Thunderbird School of Global Management.

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  • Podcasts // Feb 2009

    Feeling Stressed? Try These Crisis Management Tips

    Business managers and others dealing with stress during the economic downturn need to stop and take a deep breath. "You can have a sense of paralysis because the anxiety is so high," Thunderbird Professor Christine Pearson, Ph.D., says during a roundtable discussion Feb. 5 that included input from two other...

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  • Podcasts // Feb 2009

    The Power Of Optimism In A World Turned Upside Down

    Thunderbird Professor Karen Walch, Ph.D., remains optimistic about the future despite a global recession that has turned the world upside down. The cross-cultural negotiation and brain science expert says the world is on the edge of a new frontier. "The new frontier is exploring what we can do with our...

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  • Podcasts // Jan 2009

    More Debt Not The Answer To Economic Downturn

    Government bailout programs designed to soften the landing of a plunging economy will only delay the inevitable, Dallas entrepreneur Scott Walker says Jan. 12 at Thunderbird. "Everything we're doing now, we're going to pay for later," says Walker, the namesake of Thunderbird's Walker Center for Global Entrepreneurship.

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  • Podcasts // Dec 2008

    Private Equity's New World: 2008 Conference Highlights

    Private equity industry leaders gathered April 3-4, 2008, at Thunderbird for the fourth annual Global Private Equity Investing Conference. Susan Boedy, a 2002 Thunderbird graduate and director of the Thunderbird Global Private Equity Center, discusses conference highlights, which are featured in the November/ December 2008 issue of Thunderbird International Business

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  • Podcasts // Dec 2008

    Bankers Fail To Grasp Complexities Of Globalization

    Business leaders can no longer pretend to be working in a fragmented world, the president of Inter-American Development Bank tells Thunderbird graduates Dec. 12. "Every decision you make as a corporate executive, a government official or even as a consumer in the grocery store has a connection in the broader...

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  • Podcasts // Dec 2008

    J.P. Morgan Executive On Sustainable Value Creation

    As managing director of J.P. Morgan's private banking operations in the Middle East, Steve Klemme spends time with many ultra-high-net-worth families. Klemme, a 1985 Thunderbird graduate who lives and works in Geneva, says corporate leaders can learn lessons from these families about sustaining wealth in turbulent times and passing it...

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  • Podcasts // Oct 2008

    Lessons From Tyco For Today's Financial Crisis

    Consultant Eric Pillmore, who helped engineer Tyco's turnaround as the company's senior vice president of corporate governance, shares lessons learned from the Wall Street scandals of 2002. Pillmore spoke Oct. 28, 2008, at Thunderbird School of Global Management.

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  • Podcasts // Sep 2008

    Accelerating Growth In A High-Tech Company

    Bob Cremin, chairman, president and CEO of defense contractor Esterline Technologies, talks Sept. 25, 2008, at Thunderbird School of Global Management about streamlining operations, boosting stock values, empowering employees and "Doing the right thing."

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  • Webcasts // Aug 2011

    Cross-Cultural Communication Styles In Europe

    This podcast explains Western and Eastern European cultures share many things in common, but one distinction is the way people view their ability to change external conditions that affect their lives. The speaker states one of the key concepts in defining culture is how people perceive that they can affect...

    Provided By Thunderbird School of Global Management

  • Webcasts // Aug 2011

    Cross-Cultural Communication Styles In Asia

    This podcast explains about hierarchy matters in Asia, whether you are doing business in China, Japan or any other country in the region. The speaker states that the hierarchy really shapes the way people interact with each other.

    Provided By Thunderbird School of Global Management

  • Webcasts // Aug 2011

    Cross-Cultural Communication Styles In The Middle East

    This podcast explains about doing business in the Middle East starts with building relationships of trust through face-to-face interaction. The speaker states that nothing gets done in any of these countries if you have not spent the time to develop relationships.

    Provided By Thunderbird School of Global Management

  • Webcasts // Aug 2011

    Cross-Cultural Communications While Traveling In The Americas

    This podcast explains about the blending cultures from North and Latin America is a little like mixing oil and water. The speaker states that there are components of each culture that are almost on opposite ends of the spectrum.

    Provided By Thunderbird School of Global Management

  • Webcasts // Aug 2011

    From Donkeys To Bullet Trains: China's Four Miraculous Transformations

    In this podcast, the speaker states that the donkeys would move the engines around to different stations to pick up buckets of tool and parts. The speaker describes miraculous transformations she has witnessed in four areas: manufacturing, telecommunications, information access and infrastructure.

    Provided By Thunderbird School of Global Management

  • Webcasts // Jun 2011

    Global Mindset Science Uncovers Statistical Value Of International MBA

    This podcast discusses what is the statistical benefit of an international business degree and reveals new analysis of growing survey data at Thunderbird School of Global Management puts the value at roughly eight years abroad in four or more countries.

    Provided By Thunderbird School of Global Management

  • Webcasts // Apr 2011

    Go Local For Global Sales Success

    This podcast reveals that the sales teams entering developing markets hurt their chances for success when they stay at Western brand hotels, eat familiar food and shield themselves from the local language and culture.

    Provided By Thunderbird School of Global Management

  • Webcasts // Dec 2010

    An Internationalist? And Still Loyal To One's Tribe?

    In this podcast, the speaker sharing his experiences that he tried hard to be Japanese when the speaker arrived from Canada as a young Catholic priest in the 1960s. Then the speaker discovered a liberating concept. The speaker could be Canadian and still have a global perspective.

    Provided By Thunderbird School of Global Management

  • Webcasts // Dec 2010

    Richard C. Adkerson Commencement Speech: Prosperity Through Trade

    In this podcast, the speaker states that critics who view emerging markets as a threat to the United States and other developed countries underestimate the power of free trade to create sustainable prosperity worldwide.

    Provided By Thunderbird School of Global Management

  • Webcasts // Sep 2010

    Thunderbird BRIC Series: Doing Business In Brazil

    In this podcast, the speaker states that people have said Brazil is the country of the future, and it always will be the country of the future. It will never actually quite make it to that point of getting to the future.

    Provided By Thunderbird School of Global Management

  • Webcasts // Nov 2010

    Doing Ethical Business In A Culture Of Corruption

    The speaker offers several guidelines for other business leaders facing ethical dilemmas in emerging markets such as Venezuela in this podcast on doing ethical business in a culture of corruption.

    Provided By Thunderbird School of Global Management

  • Webcasts // Nov 2010

    Finding Innovation At Google Creative Lab

    High-tech companies need problem solvers, but the speaker says engineers and other creative professionals first need scrappy managers who know how to define the right problems, assemble the right teams and provide the right resources.

    Provided By Thunderbird School of Global Management

  • Webcasts // Nov 2010

    Pantelion Fills Hollywood Gap With Movie Studio For Latinos

    This podcast explains about a classic Jane Austen story will get a modern Latino makeover with the first release from Pantelion Films, a new Hollywood studio launched by the speakers with his partners. The objective is to create the first Hollywood studio focused specifically on the U.S. Hispanic audience.

    Provided By Thunderbird School of Global Management

  • Webcasts // Oct 2010

    Time To Rethink Expatriate Assignments In Emerging Markets

    In this podcast, the speaker tells that expatriates need to rethink their roles in emerging markets if their organizations expect to stay relevant in the post-recession economy.

    Provided By Thunderbird School of Global Management

  • Webcasts // Oct 2010

    A Greener, Softer Product Line For HP

    In this podcast, the speaker who moved fast to Hewlett-Packard in 2005 was sharing his experience. In less than 12 months, the speaker helped the company reinvent its entire line of personal computers. "We started defining complete solutions and messages, segment by segment," says the speaker. "Aim for the heart,...

    Provided By Thunderbird School of Global Management

  • Webcasts // Sep 2010

    U.S. Trade Deficit Improves, But Don't Celebrate Yet

    The U.S. trade deficit improved by $7 billion from June to July 2010, but the speaker said that might not be a good thing. "The improvement is actually a negative thing," In this podcast, the speaker said, "Month to month, what it suggests is that expectations of economic activity in...

    Provided By Thunderbird School of Global Management

  • Webcasts // Aug 2010

    U.S. Trade Balance Report With F. John Mathis

    In this podcast, the speaker explains that U.S. imports are growing, which indicates a recovery. Exports also are growing, but at a slower rate. The result is a larger deficit, year over year.

    Provided By Thunderbird School of Global Management