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Women @work

Emily Erdman, a junior student at Quinlan School of Business joins our blog as a guest author. Her blog will focus on gender discrimination and its effect on Enterprise Risk Management. Please join us with your comments.

Men and women have been stereotyped for years. Culturally, men have been perceived as the “bread-winner” and women as [...]

The JFRC life

It was the first real weekend to travel independently, and a group of friends and I decided to explore the Amalfi Coast. and boy, it was an adventure. Two trains and a bus ride later, we stayed in a hostle nestled into the cliffs with superior views of the sea. We went to the beach, [...]

Writing Samples: Are they worth the risk?

Writing Samples: Are they worth the risk?

Many students ask me the question of whether they need a writing sample. The first thing I turn around and ask them is, “why not?” As a former Chief Executive Officer, I remember doing a ton of hiring and what I really wanted to know was, “what’s their story?” I wanted to know if the [...]

Logistics News: Even as they Increasingly Partner for Branded Services, UPS and FedEx Say Recent Major USPS Price Cuts Not Fair

The struggling United States Post Office continues to look at its parcel delivery business as perhaps the key path to some level of financial viability – and it is using significant price cuts to wrest share away from market leaders UPS and FedEx.

The latest USPS pricing initiative began in August when its government regulators gave [...]

First full week in Rome

First full week in Rome

 

What a week it has been.

The John Felice Rome Center is full of excitement and opportunities, and I have experienced many new people, places and things since I arrived just one week ago. The open culture provides a solid foundation of meeting new people who want to experience the world with you.

Aside from some mandatory [...]

Positive Thinking in a Family Business

In times of crisis, emotional dynamics play a major role in our decision-making process, particularly in the way we interact with family members. Although it can be a challenge, maintaining a positive mindset during difficult and stressful times ends up being extremely beneficial for the overall well-being of the family business. Below are some situations [...]

When in Rome…

After an unexpected plane ticket issue in Chicago and an extra 24 hours in Montreal, I am happy to report that I made it to the eternal city – and boy, these first few days have been exciting. Orientation has been filled with meeting new people from many Jesuit institutions, numerous trips to the city [...]

Apple iPhone 6 Screen Glitch Leaves Supply Chain Scrambling

Suppliers to Apple are scrambling to get enough iPhone 6 screens ready as the need to redesign a key component disrupted the panel productions mid last week. The issue highlights the risks and challenges that suppliers face to meet Apple’s tough specifications.  It is yet unclear whether the hiccup could delay the launch or limit [...]

Women’s Status and the Effects on Global Economies: Identifying the Fault in Gender Discrimination

Emily Erdman, a junior student at Quinlan School of Business joins our blog as a guest author. Her blog will focus on gender discrimination and its effect on Enterprise Risk Management. Please join us with your comments.

 

Along with many other social movements, the Women’s Rights Movement has gained tremendous power over the past century. Women’s [...]

Family Unity: A Family Business Core Strength

In a family business, family unity is critical to grow and maintain wealth across generations. While this might sound obvious, many families lack strong family unity, leaving the business vulnerable and jeopardizing its chances for long term success.

Keep in mind that families typically grow at a much faster rate than businesses. Unless there’s significant growth [...]