New Directions: A Letter from the Editor

By: Rick Beitman Adaptation, according to Dr. Michael Crow, ASU president, citing Darwin’s Theory of Evolution, is the characteristic of successful organizations, not just successful organisms. – On Thursday, January 29, Dr. Crow officially welcomed Thunderbird School of Global Management into the ‘ASU Knowledge Enterprise’ in a celebratory affair at the Thunderbird Event Center (TEC) […]

Korea Welcomes Thunderbirds

By: Alina Buzgar, News Editor Taking part in a case competition is hard enough, so when we heard that two of our students travelled over 6,000 miles to compete on the international marketing stage we sat down with them to learn from their experience. On November 21, 2014, Sylvia Imbrock and Michael Robinson took the […]

Geneva Winterim

By: Leah Funk, Guest Writer Like many of my fellow T-birds, I spent (some of December and) most of January flitting around different countries and cities for my Winterim. As an MA I chose the Geneva Winterim for my cultural experience, and while its focus was international and multilateral organizations, we got much more than […]

Asia Finance Winterim in Hong Kong & Singapore

By: Kirk Stokes, Guest Writer “I left the World Trade Center 10 minutes before it collapsed on September 11, 2001.  I then went home and proposed to my now T-bird wife.  I’m here today because I believe in paying it forward.”  Navin Gupta’s life has led him all over the world and challenged him in […]

Winterim in Chile & Peru: Gateway to the South American Market

By: Jessica Knutzon, Features Editor It is a Friday night and I am sipping on Pisco Sours and chatting about Machu Picchu at a small pub in Cuzco with upwards of 20 Thunderbirds. I took a moment to relish in how lucky I am to be experiencing such an incredible trip but even more so […]

Winterim in the Desert: Global Talent Management in Glendale, Arizona

By: Emma Livingston, Staff Writer While some T-Bird students were flying to Geneva, Santiago, New York and Hong Kong this winter, a group of 24 students were participating in an equally informative Winterim much closer to home. The object of the Global Talent Management Winterim, as described by MBA student Neetika Varma, was “to visit […]

Hash-Tagging in the American Midwest

By: Emma Livingston, Staff Writer Back in 2012 when I voted, alongside a solid majority of my fellow citizens, to legalize recreational marijuana in my home state of Colorado, I figured the positives outweighed the negatives.  Legalizing weed would reduce the number of people being held in Colorado jails and prisons for petty drug offenses, […]

Networking During the Winter Break

By: Gloria Liu, Staff Writer It’s always good to see so many familiar faces on campus, especially after a long and aloof winter. Well, I did not participate in this year’s Winterim programs where most T-Birds could be found. But I did not squander my time doing nothing, either. As a matter of fact, my […]

The Greatest Show on Grass

The Waste Management Phoenix Open calls itself “The Greatest Show on Grass” but I’ve heard at least two more appropriate nomenclatures circulating. The WM Phoenix Open, the 14th stop on the PGA tour, is also penned the “Greenest show on Grass”, for its dedication to recycling, and the “Trashiest golf tournament in America” (a literal […]