FORAD Teams Descend into Violence*

By Keith Blincoe, Staff Writer All six teams in this term’s Multinational Corporate Finance course have resorted to violence once again after a brief ceasefire. The course is known for featuring FORAD, a three-month competitive finance simulation in which teams act as managers of multinational firms and strive to maximize share price in a fluctuating […]

Coffee Shops and Conference Calls

Coffee Shops and Conference Calls: How I keep breaking my own rules by Arian Shirakhoon, Guest Writer As an MBA student where many of my colleagues are international, conference calls are inevitable. Most of the time I practice proper call etiquette: mute my microphone when I’m not talking, put my headphones in, and sit in […]

A Das Tor Farewell…

My Thunderbird Community, I’m going to start this out with letting you all know (hopefully it’s just a reminder) that Das Tor will not be in publication over the summer. Unfortunately, with the low amount of students on campus over summers, we do not run the newspaper during this time. The paper will see you […]

A ThunderCares Saturday

It was that time of year again. The day that T-Birds take the town and make it a little bit better than it was before. Also known as ThunderCares. For those that don’t know, ThunderCares was started 7 years ago by students on campus and the TSG to find a productive way to give back […]

Spring Foundations Welcomes New Students

With nearly 60 students entering Thunderbird Spring intake in January, the campus was buzzing with the sounds of Diamondbacks, Sidewinders and Jack Rabbits.  It was a stellar two weeks led by the Thunderbird administration, staff and faculty as well as our fearless cohort co-captains, Tiago Ferraz and Sushank Bhandarkar, and cohort leaders Julia Mitusova (Diamondbacks), […]

Faculty Column: Does Your Project Have a Solid “Why”?

By Professor Karen Brown The ideas in this article are drawn from: Brown, Hyer, and Ettenson, “The Question Every Project Team Must Answer,” MIT Sloan Management Review, Fall 2013. Have you ever been involved in a project that didn’t have a compelling reason driving it into existence? A raison d’être? If you have worked on […]

Welcome One and All… to Das Tor

Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls. I cannot express how delighted I am to be writing to you again as we begin another trimester here at Thunderbird School of Global Management. We are so happy to be back and I am here once again to (attempt) to bring you the breaking news and opinions from […]

Welcome to Das Tor 2013!

Welcome to all of our new students and readers and welcome back all returning students! I hope that everyone’s first week back was eventful and that you all are getting back in the swing of things. I would like to take some time to introduce myself and my new Das Tor team for this Spring […]

Win Huge Prizes During Startup Weekend

By Jeffrey Abbott Startup Weekend will be taking place this Friday, October 19, 2012 at 6:00 PM to Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 9:00 PM. This event is on campus and is a weekend where you team up and build a business in a weekend. The cost is $75 and we are looking forward to […]

Rugby. Is. Back.

This past weekend, Thunderbirds from all over descended on the Rugby pitch for the first Rugby scrimmage of the trimester. It was the first chance for the team to get out and show their new incoming ruggers the ways of the team. Surviving the heat, the team divided up and played a scrimmage against each […]