caption Ty Smith spent almost 12 years as a Navy SEAL. At right, he’s pictured with his post-military mentor, USC professor Robert Turrill. source Courtesy of Ty Smith The University of Southern California launched the Master of Business for Veterans program in 2013. It is a one-year executive MBA program that is specially designed to transition its students from the military to professional life. Students and graduates say the community aspect gave them both emotional support and career opportunities they otherwise would have lacked. The program’s founder wants to expand it and see it replicated at other schools. This article is part of Business Insider’s ongoing series on Better Capitalism. As 2015 drew to a close, Ty Smith was in a dark place. The death of his sister, post-traumatic stress disorder from his tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, and an uncertain future led to him questioning who he was or what … [Read more...] about The University of Southern California has an MBA program for veterans that could serve as a model for universities across America
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caption Corporate giants may be less appealing than they once were. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic is pictured. source Courtesy of Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic A Columbia University psychology professor, who has taught MBA students at New York University and the London School of Economics, says they increasingly want to become entrepreneurs. Research suggests that few MBA grads go on to start their own companies – except at top programs for aspiring entrepreneurs. Opinions differ as to whether an MBA is helpful for people who want to become entrepreneurs. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic started teaching MBA students more than 15 years ago. Back then, all his students wanted to work for corporate giants like Goldman Sachs, IBM, and Unilever. A decade later, Google, Facebook, Apple and Amazon were the big draws. But now, graduates aren’t flocking to the corporate world at all, whether IBM or Amazon. When I interviewed him by phone in July, for a story about … [Read more...] about A professor who taught MBA students for 15 years says the jobs today’s graduates dream of are very different from the ones they used to want
caption Shawn Arvin presents to the Rise of the Rest team at Love City, a Google-backed community center in Louisville, Kentucky. source Revolution Google Fiber, Alphabet’s high-speed internet provider, built a $25,000 startup incubator within a community center in an overlooked part of Louisville, Kentucky. The mayor, local entrepreneurs, and national investors have all championed the center, which is called Love City. The center has catered to hundreds of locals and its founders also opened the neighborhood’s only sit-down restaurant. In a recent investing trip to Louisville, AOL founder Steve Case and “Hillbilly Elegy” author JD Vance said it’s an example of how entrepreneurship can benefit struggling communities. This article is part of Business Insider’s ongoing series on Better Capitalism. When Shawn Arvin’s wife … [Read more...] about A Google-backed community center in Louisville is changing one of the city’s poorest neighborhoods
By Fatima Syed Staff Reporter Robert Cribb Investigative Reporter Fatima Syed and Thu., March 29, 2018 Ashley Madison, the Toronto-based website that caters to people seeking sex outside of their marriages, was dealt with what should have been a crippling blow for any company. In 2015, it experienced one of the largest data breaches in history, which saw the personal information of 32 million clients released, leading to many reported cases of divorces, resignations, firings and suicides. But with a rebranded parent company and a new chief technology officer, Ashley Madison is very much still in business — one that both the company and an independent audit report say is growing exponentially. Read more: U.S. judge approves $11.2M settlement for hacked Ashley Madison users Article Continued Below Proposed data breach reporting regulations don’t go far enough: advocacy centre Ashley Madison dating website drops … [Read more...] about Another date for Ashley Madison?
Competition for talent on Wall Street is fierce. Banks, hamstrung by regulators on compensation and battling the stereotype of an onerous work culture, have seen a talent flight to investing firms and Silicon Valley. For their part, alternative-asset managers have experienced massive growth and a flood of inbound capital, requiring an ever-larger stable of investment professionals to manage the load. There’s a perfect storm for hiring in private equity right now, and firms are starting their hunt for the next crop of young analysts earlier each year. Making the right hiring decisions has rarely been more critical. And headhunters, often unseen to the outside world, specialize in making sure C-suite execs, managing directors, and portfolio managers get it right. Introducing Business Insider’s list of the best up-and-coming headhunters on Wall Street. After surveying finance stalwarts who regularly employ recruiting firms – as well as the upper brass … [Read more...] about The rising stars of headhunting everyone on Wall Street should get to know