And, increasingly, progressive firms are concerned with the triple bottom line, weighing their social and environmental impacts alongside profits.
But Clif Bar & Company is riding out ahead of the pack on a five-spoked wheel, a quintuple-bottom-line approach that it calls its five aspirations to sustain “our business, our brands, our people, our community and the planet.”
Major donations during the campaign quiet phase included the $10 million that Marcia and Maurice Gallagher Jr. gave to establish an endowment for the MBA program and name the building that houses the Graduate School of Management.
What causes amateurs to mistake themselves for Warren Buffett when they’re probably closer to Jimmy? One famous investigation of this phenomenon, by Brad Barber of the University of California, Davis, and Terrance Odean of the University of California, Berkeley, looked at the behavior of investors in the 1990s, just as many were jumping into online trading. “Barber and Odean cite several factors behind this change: Most notably, the investors attributed their successes to their own skill and believed they had more control over their stocks performance than they really did.
Professor Brad Barber’s ground-breaking investment practice research delves into why women outperformed men in investments. Barber’s findings reveal that women’s risk-adjusted returns outpaced men by 1% annually, suggesting that the testosterone factor, a natural urge to best the other guy, is actually more detrimental to men than beneficial.
Assistant Professor Olivier Rubel says naming a new city is not unlike a new product or service. Consumers’ perceptions, he said, are based on three factors – functionality, cost and psychological value. “You go to a party and you say you live in Arden Arcade; it’s not the same as saying you live in San Francisco,” Rubel said. “It immediately puts you on a social scale, especially when the notion of suburbia can be negative.”
UPDATE: Andrew Barkett is leaving his post as senior engineer at Facebook to bring his decade of experience in Silicon Valley to become the first-ever chief technology officer for the Republican National Committee.The June 4 announcement has stirred a whirlwind of media coverage, including the Huffington Post and Washington Post.Bark
Agilent Technologies’ Electronic Measurement Group is a $3.6 billion business that over the past decade has seen a dramatic shift in its customer base from U.S., and Western European customers to predominantly Asia-based customers. Today, the majority of the division’s revenues are generated outside of the U.S., with an increasing concentration in China.
(Davis, CA) — The UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s full-time MBA program has been ranked among the top six percent of AACSB International-accredited programs nationwide, according to U.S. News & World Report’s latest graduate business school rankings released today.