Berra Bites: A T-bird Story of Determination and Resilience

By Lauren Herber, Editor-in-Chief Thunderbird is such a unique place because of the qualities inherent in the people that it attracts—qualities like boldness, determination, adventure, and innovation. T-birds are committed to pursuing their goals and making a difference, and they don’t back down in the face of adversity. Perhaps this is the reason that many […]

A Tour of the Club World

By Mary Richardson, Staff Writer   Historically, clubs have been a major driver of the Thunderbird Mystique, the intangible spirit, mindset, and curiosity of the students. Those who attended Club Day on Sept. 9 had a sampling of these qualities, and with each table’s unique touches, clubs gave students a snapshot of all the different […]

Global Connections: TEM Lab Client Visits Thunderbird

By Emma Livingston, Co-Editor Thunderbird’s Emerging Market Laboratory (TEM Lab) is not only about providing high quality consulting for emerging market clients during the course of a five week project. It is also about building lasting relationships between Thunderbird and emerging market partners. From January 28th – 30th, Thunderbird hosted a special guest from Kathmandu, […]

Fall TEM Lab Destination: Nepal

By Emma Livingston, Co-Editor The Place Kathmandu, Nepal: A vibrant, hectic city with a history over 2,000 years old and a population density of more than 20,000 inhabitants per sq. km. (over 52,000 per sq. mi.). Kathmandu possesses a rich cultural heritage, with many sites sacred to both Hindu and Buddhist religious traditions. It is […]

The Future of Social Entrepreneurship

November 14th saw the latest in the Thunderbird/Laureate series with the Panel Discussion on The Future of Social Entrepreneurship. The Social Entrepreneurship Panel held some estimable guests such as Mr. Miguel Jardine ’09, Manager, Technology Commercialization, Arizona Commerce Authority, Mr. Aldo Ignacio Castillo, CEO and Founder, EcoLadrillos Universidad Tecnológica de México, Mr. Daniel Uribe, President, Costas Verdes Universidad Latina de […]

Update 10/25

Hello Thunderbirds! We are at the close of an exciting, productive and successful Professional Development Week! Special thanks and major kudos to the CMC for their excellent work – trust me when I tell you that this week’s activities were the result of hundreds of hours of planning, coordination, and hard work.  I’m thrilled to […]

TEDx No Longer for November, but Next Tri Something to Remember

By Mohamad Abou Zeinab For those who know or didn’t know, Thunderbird was going to have its very first TEDx event this November. Unfortunately, this is no longer the case. Our volunteer team of event curators have been working in close partnership with the school in organizing and hosting TEDxYouth@Thunderbird. TED headquarters had not responded with […]

Rethinking Design, Thunderbird Style

Walking into the storage area for ReDesign, fellow T-birds Howard Chao and Richard Dennis animatedly launch into the furniture and storage prototypes they’ve been working on for the past few weeks. It is easy to see their passion for what they’ve created and very easy to get swept into helping them! So what exactly is […]

Entrepreneurship is not just for people with great ideas

We all want to be our won bosses don’t we? Strolling into the office at any time we want to and working from Hawaii because the holiday deals are too good to resist. Most importantly, do away with having to get our heads around the strategy of “managing our bosses”. Some dismiss it as merely […]

Exams, Entrepreneurs and Ethics

In anticipation of Start-up Weekend this coming week, I was feeling very entrepreneurial through the past few days. However, this feeling was immediately subdued by the looming presence of module exams. Invariably, through my procrastination phases, I started to put the two together, and started to think about the entrepreneurs that found a business opportunity […]