Nepal Spring 2015 TEM Lab

By: Matt McConaty, Guest Writer Our 2015 Nepal TEM Lab was a fantastic, challenging, and stimulating experience. Travis Richardson, Varun Sharma, and I spent five weeks in Kathmandu doing consulting work for USAID and the country’s top business school. We were charged with performing an entrepreneurial ecosystem Gap Analysis as well as writing an Operations […]

1 Global Place: TEDx Mission Accomplished

By: Anthony Veltri, Guest Writer, and Alina Buzgar, News & Features Editor  April 18 marked the fruition of a bold vision: TEDxYouth@Glendale organized by Thunderbird school and students and offered to both T-birds and the larger youth community in the West Valley. 12 speakers took the stage and over 400 people were in attendance. Here is […]

Welcome to New TSG President and Vice President

By: Marissa Burkett, Audio/Visual Editor Das Tor would like to congratulate the winners of the 2015 Fall Thunderbird Student Government Elections! Voting wrapped up on Wednesday, April 22, with 43% student turnout in the polls. Meet your new student leadership: TSG President, Kaladhar Rachabathuni I am true Thunderbird at heart – always looking for challenges and exploring […]

Denis Leclerc on the Prisoner’s Dilemma

By: Keith Blincoe, Staff Writer Today I spoke with Dr. Denis Leclerc. Topmost on my mind was an exercise from his class in which the class collectively bargains on final-exam scores. Some explanation is in order: each student votes “compete” or “cooperate”; choose the former and 25 points more than anyone who chooses the latter; choose […]

The Dogs of Prague

By: Emma Livingston, Staff Writer I am sitting in a chic, Italian-style breakfast café near Wenceslas Square in Prague, attempting to keep egg yoke from running down my chin. Suddenly, I hear a yip and a growl and look up to see two good-sized dogs confronting each other beneath one of the breakfast tables. All […]

Josefov – Prague Jewish Quarter

By: Sindhuja Kodivalasa, Staff Writer Photo Courtesy: Sindhuja Kodivalasa Very few European cities can boast of a well preserved Jewish quarter and Prague is definitely one of them. The Jewish Quarter or the Jewish Ghetto in Prague, known as Josefov, is located close to the Old Town Square. It is well preserved and the smallest […]

Follow your passion. Win the Race. Be a T-Bird.

By: Alina Buzgar, News & Features Editor On April 10, Scott Ridout (MSGM ’15, U.S.) won the 2015 El Tour Criterium State Championships in the category 4 race. Somewhere between the long hours at school he made time to follow his passion for cycling, so we sat down with him to learn more. When did you […]

Tuzzolino on Value and More

By: Keith Blincoe, Staff Writer Last week I sat down with Dr. Frank Tuzzolino, professor of finance. He has taught at Thunderbird for over three decades and has won its Outstanding Teacher award ten times. This is his last year at our school. Our wide-ranging conversation touched on the social role of finance, leading a […]

Mm… Delicious Food for Thought

By: Alina Buzgar, News & Features Editor Sharing a meal together is an important part of most cultures around the world and it helps members of society build bonds. Modern anthropology tends to stress the usefulness of food as a marker of social boundaries. Plus, eating with friends is fun! Brown Bag Lunch Talks or […]

Kevin Sellers Talks Branding with T-Birds

By: Claire Renaudeau, Guest Writer On April 17, Prof. Richard Ettenson and the Thunderbird Marketing Association invited Kevin Sellers for a guest speaker session in his Global Brand Management class. All T-Birds were invited to attend and discover a global business rock star and true Thunderbird friend. Kevin Sellers’ background includes senior positions at Intel […]