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Positivity & Justice

March 27, 2024

Allie Richardson: If not now, when?

by Eliza Fry, marketing manager

Allie Richardson has always had an impressive drive to succeed. It has served her well, both as a marketing student at Weber State, and as a javelin athlete on the track team. Now, this drive is carrying her abroad, to study at the prestigious Kedge Business School in France. Find out about her upcoming adventures, and the motto she literally wears on her sleeve.

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Positivity & Justice

March 27, 2024

Bryan Escovito: Sacrifice and Achievement

 

by Eliza Fry, marketing manager

 

How much would you be willing to sacrifice for a better life? If you were Bryan Escovito's parents, and Bryan himself, the answer would be pretty much everything. Read about Bryan's extraordinary story, how he has overcome impossible personal odds, his path to Weber State, and how he is now becoming an expert in the field of Management Information Systems, headed on the adventure of a lifetime this summer, which will propel him forward into a lucrative and exclusive career.

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Positivity & Justice

March 20, 2024

Alexandre Oliveira: MBA Student

by Eliza Fry, marketing manager

Just several months ago, Alex was enjoying a very successful career as a top-level executive in Brazil’s dairy industry. Despite this remarkable success, in 2023 he decided to walk away from his home and his profession and move his family to Utah. His goal? To study for the MBA at Weber State’s Goddard School of Business & Economics.

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Cyber Security Tips from a Cyber Security Guru

November 25, 2020

Cyber Monday Tips from a Cyber Security Guru

by Randy Boyle, Weber State University, professor, management information systems

Most retailers make 20 to 30% of their annual revenues between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Most of these are online purchases made using payment cards. This year, COVID-19 has boosted online purchases. But are online sales secure? Is your information being protected after your purchase? Could hackers take advantage of this surge in online sales? Like most real-world questions, the answer is yes and no

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Diversity in economic stabiility

September 30, 2020

The Power of Vulnerability

by Bryant Thompson, associate professor, business administration

About 10 years ago, Brené Brown gave one of the most popular Ted Talks ever given on that platform. She spoke on the power of vulnerability. Ironically, immediately after her talk, she was overwhelmed by her own excruciating vulnerability — she was embarrassed to have given the talk and wished she could just pretend it never happened. The talk has now had nearly 50 million views and has transformed the way individuals and organizations think about vulnerability. Bringing this concept of vulnerability into classroom projects and discussions has led to increases in well-being, empathy and learning — key attributes for future leaders.

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September 30, 2020

The Power of Vulnerability

by Bryant Thompson, associate professor, business administration

About 10 years ago, Brené Brown gave one of the most popular Ted Talks ever given on that platform. She spoke on the power of vulnerability. Ironically, immediately after her talk, she was overwhelmed by her own excruciating vulnerability — she was embarrassed to have given the talk and wished she could just pretend it never happened. The talk has now had nearly 50 million views and has transformed the way individuals and organizations think about vulnerability. Bringing this concept of vulnerability into classroom projects and discussions has led to increases in well-being, empathy and learning — key attributes for future leaders.

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July 31, 2020

Escaping a Culture of Fraud: An Insider’s View

by Thea Jo Buell, student, Weber State executive MBA program

Business culture is like a fish tank. It has to be regularly monitored. Small contaminants can grow out of control if the water is not maintained properly. Ultimately, if left on its own, the tank will become toxic.  Business executives create and control company culture. From the perspective of an employee who battled with a toxic culture, learn about three critical things executives can do to keep their “tank” sparkling and wholesome.

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June 10, 2020

Global Communications: 
7 Steps to Improve Them Through Adaptive Innovation

By Gonzalo A. Peña Independent Business & Communication Consultant to U.S. Translation Company

An approach towards global communications based on Adaptative Innovation might be what your organization needs to keep up with the current changes. Here are seven simple steps to improve your Global Communications through this lens.

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February 19, 2020

A Glimpse into the Unwritten Rules of Texting

by Niki Tonks, marketing manager

Generational differences affect an individual’s preference, style and understanding in communication.  As texting becomes more common between family, friends, and now business associates, these differences are compounded with unwritten rules, emojis, and seemingly simple and harmless elements like capitalization and punctuation.  Take a look at some interesting results of a recent study looking at these unwritten rules in texting.

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January 23, 2020

Do goals at work seem more like New Year’s resolutions at times? There’s a reason for that.

by Jennifer Anderson, assistant professor of business administration

Despite all the structure and formality associated with goal setting in the workplace, there are some very good reasons why goals, like New Year’s resolutions, just fade away.  Despite its ongoing popularity, goal setting in organizations is problematic in some specific ways, with predictable results.  Discover three ways in which goals actually drive employee disengagement, and what you can do about it.

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November 11, 2020

The Role of Diversity for Economic Development in Utah

by Doris Geide-Stevenson, Weber State University, professor, economics


September 30, 2020

The Power of Vulnerability

by Bryant Thompson, associate professor, business administration


July 31, 2020

Escaping a Culture of Fraud: An Insider’s View

by Thea Jo Buell, student, Weber State executive MBA program


June 10, 2020

Global Communications: 
7 Steps to Improve Them Through Adaptive Innovation

By Gonzalo A. Peña Independent Business & Communication Consultant to U.S. Translation Company


February 19, 2020

A Glimpse into the Unwritten Rules of Texting

by Niki Tonks, marketing manager


January 23, 2020

Do goals at work seem more like New Year’s resolutions at times?  There’s a reason for that.

by Jennifer Anderson, assistant professor of business administration


January 8, 2020

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and U.S. Persons Engaged in International Business Transactions

by John Mukum Mbaku, Brady Presidential Distinguished professor of economics, Weber State University