Executive Education Blog http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/executive-education-blog Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:58:38 -0700 Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:58:38 -0700 3600 The UC Davis Executive Education Blog <p>This section is dedicated to keeping you up to date with the latest in professional development, program updates, and key insights from our thought leaders here on campus. Visit us here for weekly updates, and feel free to contact us about areas of interest that you’d like to see discussed in future posts.</p> http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/executive-education-blog http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/node/2868 Tue, 24 Jan 2012 08:38:00 -0800 Delight and Inspire: Program Attendees Choose Top Wine Packages <p>Earlier this month, UC Davis Executive Education at the Graduate School of Management brought together over 80 participants for our inaugural Wine Packaging Strategy: Decide, Design, Impress program. To bring an interactive element to the program, we asked participants to bring wine products that “spoke to them” through packaging. Over 40 products were entered in our contest, representing a huge cross-section of wines and packages. The winners were chosen the old fashioned way, with each program attendee (participants and speakers alike) getting a vote.</p> http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/blog-feature/delight-and-inspire-program-attendees-choose-top-wine-packages http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/node/9019 Mon, 23 Jun 2014 09:10:00 -0700 Wine Packaging Strategy Program Convenes the Best and Brightest of the Industry <p>The <a href="http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/wine-packaging-program-home">Wine, Packaging Strategy: Decide, Design, Impress</a> Program at UC Davis is THE place to participate in a cutting-edge, forward-looking discussion around the way consumers will experience wine packaging over the next five years.</p> <p>[embed]</p> <p>If you make packaging or branding and marketing decisions, this is a dialogue in which you need to have a voice! <strong>Expect to show up at the program with your sleeves rolled up</strong>, ready to make some serious decisions about your packaging.  </p> http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/blog-feature/wine-packaging-strategy-program-convenes-best-and-brightest-industry http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/node/8849 Tue, 20 May 2014 08:30:00 -0700 How to Launch a Wine Product Extension: Top Questions to Consider <p><em>Jordan Kivelstadt is the Founder and CEO of Free Flow Wines. He founded Free Flow Wines with Dan Donahoe in 2009, and has been leading the growth of the business since the beginning. He has made wine in four countries, founded his own bottle brand, Kivelstadt Cellars, manages his family’s organic 10-acre Sonoma County, California vineyard and continues to innovate in the industry he loves.</em></p> http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/blog-feature/how-launch-wine-product-extension-top-questions-consider http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/node/8816 Tue, 13 May 2014 13:32:00 -0700 Let’s Get Emotional: Leveraging Wine Packaging to Connect with Your Customers <address>Author of the new best-selling book <a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00F3L5BUU/ref%3Drdr_kindle_ext_tmb">Unraveling the Mysteries of Marketing</a>, <a href="http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/profile/jeffrey-slater">Jeffrey Slater</a> is the Global Director of Marketing for Nomacorc, the leading brand of still wine closures with 2.3 billion corks sold in 2013 and the recently launched sugar cane-based Select Bio. He was most recently the EVP of Marketing for the snack food division at ConAgra Foods.</address> http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/blog-feature/lets-get-emotional-leveraging-wine-packaging-connect-your-customers http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/node/8770 Wed, 30 Apr 2014 11:59:00 -0700 Adventures in Wine Packaging: The Story Behind Coppola’s Black Label Claret <address>Corey Beck is the Director of Winemaking and General Manager of Francis Ford Coppola Winery. From their hands-on techniques in the vineyards to their valuable winemaking goals and analytical feedback, Corey and his team are often regarded as leaders in the wine industry, known for their innovative and engaging approach to their network of 150+ grape growers.</address> http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/blog-feature/adventures-wine-packaging-story-behind-coppolas-black-label-claret http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/node/8761 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:11:00 -0700 Wine Executive Program 2014: <p>What does the winery of the future look like? How do you market and brand your wine to differentiate it from the thousands of other competitors on the market? What cutting edge industry research is available to help you guide your wine business decisions? These are just a few of the questions discussed by participants of the 14th Annual <a href="http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/wine-executive-program">UC Davis Wine Executive Program</a>.</p> <p>[embed:1]</p> <p>Over the course of the four-day program, we covered a lot of ground.</p> http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/blog-feature/wine-executive-program-2014-0 http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/node/8707 Wed, 09 Apr 2014 11:41:00 -0700 Rethink your Wine Packaging Strategy: Learn How to Decide, Design, and Impress! <p>You know that wine packaging is a strategic decision.  The people who buy your wine are investing in a promise created by the packaging, closure, label and distribution channel you chose.  But recently, there is a lot of talk in the industry about bags and boxes and kegs, sustainability and carbon footprint, closures…and you may start to wonder what the consumer research really means and what industry insiders really think.</p> http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/blog-feature/rethink-your-wine-packaging-strategy-learn-how-decide-design-and-impress http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/node/8658 Thu, 27 Mar 2014 13:38:00 -0700 Natural vs. Synthetic vs. Screw Caps: Is the Great Wine Closures Debate Coming to A “Close”? <p>When a sommelier – or your spouse or friend – ceremoniously pulls the cork on a bottle of wine, the aromas of flowers or fruit should fill the air. But sometimes the unmistakable funky reek of mold wafts out instead, the hallmark of a “corked” wine.</p> http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/blog-feature/natural-vs-synthetic-vs-screw-caps-great-wine-closures-debate-coming-close http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/node/8634 Wed, 19 Mar 2014 20:01:00 -0700 Be Different, Be Integrated <address>Jeremy Benson is the founder and president of <a href="http://bensonmarketing.com/">Benson Marketing Group</a>, the leading wine marketing agency in the U.S. He is a guest expert lecturer on marketing at the <a href="http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/wine-executive-program">UC Davis Wine Executive Program</a>. The program will be held in Davis from March 22-27, 2015, presented by the Graduate School of Management and the Department of Viticulture and Enology.</address> <p>[image:1]What keeps me up at night? How do we help our clients compete with 130,000 new wines that are sold <em>each vintage</em> in the U.S? </p> <p>That is a daunting task.  But I’m not going to try and tell you there is a panacea, or get preach-y about what you are not doing. We’ve all heard that speech.</p> <p>I can only share with you some ideas that my team uses to address this challenge, whether marketing brands in the U.S. or France.</p> <p>There are two important questions that we winery marketers can ask ourselves: how do we make our brands more different, and how do we integrate sales and marketing functions more effectively?</p> http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/blog-feature/be-different-be-integrated http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/node/8567 Tue, 04 Mar 2014 18:36:00 -0800 By the Numbers: Wine Industry Consumer Trends Impacting your Business <address>Neeraj Singh is a former Associate Client Manager in the Alcohol and Beverage Division at <a href="http://www.nielsen.com/us/en.html">Nielsen</a>, a leading global information company which provides market research, insights &amp; data about what people watch &amp; what people buy. While there, he collected data from retailers and consumers for wine industry clients to provide insights to their marketers and sales teams.</address> http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/blog-feature/numbers-wine-industry-consumer-trends-impacting-your-business http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/node/8485 Mon, 10 Feb 2014 13:09:00 -0800 Experience the Global CEO Entrepreneur Agribusiness Symposium in China <p>From November 1 to 3, 2013, the <a href="http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/executive-education/china-ceo-global-agribusiness-symposium-series">Global CEO Entrepreneur Agribusiness Symposium Program</a> was launched in Shanghai. Hosted by the UC Davis Graduate School of Management and the CHIC Knowledge Center of Excellence (CKCE), the event was attended by over 80 food and agribusiness entrepreneurs.</p> <p>We’ve created a video to highlight our speakers, participants, sponsors, and partners.</p> <p>[embed]</p> http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/blog-feature/experience-global-ceo-entrepreneur-agribusiness-symposium-china http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/node/8267 Fri, 17 Jan 2014 14:13:00 -0800 Gender Balance in the California 400: A Breakdown of the 2013 Census <p><em><a href="http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/amanda-kimball">Amanda Kimball</a> is a research specialist collaborating on faculty research projects at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management. She authors the School’s annual “UC Davis Study of California Women Business Leaders.”</em></p> <p>For the ninth year, the Graduate School of Management has published the annual <a href="http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/uc-davis-annual-study-california-women-business-leaders"><em>UC Davis Study of California Women Business Leaders: A Census of Women Directors and Executive Officers. </em></a></p> http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/blog-feature/gender-balance-california-400-breakdown-2013-census http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/node/7882 Mon, 16 Dec 2013 12:43:00 -0800 From Farm to Table: Navigating Food Safety in China <p><em>Brady Sidwell is the Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy of Asia Pacific Operations at the OSI Group. The OSI Group is a world leader in providing quality animal protein to the global food industry. They have a presence in sixteen countries, and have been operating in China for over twenty years. In this blog, Sidwell discusses food safety crises in China, as well as strategies to effectively overcome them.</em></p> http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/blog-feature/farm-table-navigating-food-safety-china http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/node/7832 Sun, 01 Dec 2013 12:19:00 -0800 UC Davis Graduate School of Management Makes History Launching First Global CEO Entrepreneur Agribusiness Symposium in China <p>From November 1 to 3, 2013, the <a href="http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/executive-education/china-ceo-global-agribusiness-symposium-series">Global CEO Entrepreneur Agribusiness Symposium Program</a> was launched in Shanghai. Hosted by the UC Davis Graduate School of Management and the CHIC Knowledge Center of Excellence (CKCE), the event was attended by over 80 food and agribusiness entrepreneurs.</p> http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/blog-feature/uc-davis-graduate-school-management-makes-history-launching-first-global-ceo http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/node/7733 Fri, 08 Nov 2013 15:24:00 -0800 UC Davis Partners with CalPERS for an Innovative Education Program <p>What’s the most effective way to manage an investment fund to help people retire? What are the fundamental differences in investment options for pension funds and private funds? These lead questions open up the dialogue in a new Pension Fundamentals Educational Program designed by the UC Davis Graduate School of Management in partnership with California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), launched in September 2013.</p> http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/blog-feature/uc-davis-partners-calpers-innovative-education-program http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/node/7622 Tue, 22 Oct 2013 12:26:00 -0700 Wine Executive Program 2014 <p>In its 14th year, the UC Davis <a href="http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/wine-executive-program">Wine Executive Program</a> is uniquely designed to teach the fundamentals of winemaking and management skills necessary to be profitable in today’s challenging and dynamic wine industry. Sessions are tailored to help industry leaders grow their businesses by expanding on such topics as building one’s financial acumen and expanding a company’s current marketing and branding strategies.</p> http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/blog-feature/wine-executive-program-2014 http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/node/7557 Wed, 09 Oct 2013 11:28:00 -0700 A Bright Future for the Wine Industry <p><em>Robert Smiley is professor emeritus of management and served as dean of the Graduate School of Management from 1989 to 2003. He is co-director with David Block, Chair, Viticulture &amp; Enology Program (V&amp;E), of the UC Davis <a href="http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/wine-executive-program">Wine Executive Program</a>.  The next program will be on March 23 -27, 2014.</em></p> http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/blog-feature/bright-future-wine-industry http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/node/7499 Wed, 25 Sep 2013 18:51:00 -0700 Wine in China <p><em>Wayne Batwin is the President of PRIME Market Access International, a management consulting firm. He has more than 34 years of experience in international food and agriculture research and policy, marketing, and market development. Batwin recently retired from the Foreign Agriculture Service of USDA, where from 2006 to 2010 he was the Director of Agricultural Trade Office at the U.S. Consulate in Shanghai, China.</em></p> http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/blog-feature/wine-china http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/node/7381 Tue, 03 Sep 2013 11:59:00 -0700 Workplace Flexibility Stigma <p><em>Professor Kimberly Elsbach conducts research on the acquisition and maintenance of organizational images, identities and reputations. She teaches negotiation skills in competitive business environments. Elsbach has published extensively on organizational reputations and controversies and has studied the impacts of telecommuting and how the work place has transformed.</em></p> http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/blog-feature/workplace-flexibility-stigma http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/node/6860 Thu, 25 Jul 2013 08:37:00 -0700 Deborah Jackson: Women Can Change The World With Money <p>With Women Who Count, our goal is to inspire women leaders who wish to leverage their experience and influence with money and turn their passions into results that make a difference. To shed a spotlight on this conversation, we are featuring a series of interviews with Women Who Count, selecting inspiring role models to share how they created transformative outcomes through their wisdom, knowledge and influence with money.</p> http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/blog-feature/deborah-jackson-women-can-change-world-money http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/node/6679 Wed, 03 Jul 2013 15:01:00 -0700 Educating the Global Agribusiness Entrepreneur in China <p><em>Wayne Batwin is the President of PRIME Market Access International, a management consulting firm. He has more than 34 years of experience in international food and agriculture research and policy, marketing, and market development. Batwin recently retired from the Foreign Agriculture Service of USDA, where from 2006 to 2010 he was the Director of Agricultural Trade Office at the U.S. Consulate in Shanghai, China.He is a presenter at the upcoming <a href="http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/executive-education/china-ceo-global-agribusiness-symposium-series">Global Agribusiness Entrepreneur Symposium Series in China.</a></em></p> http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/blog-feature/educating-global-agribusiness-entrepreneur-china http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/node/6462 Fri, 21 Jun 2013 15:29:00 -0700 Women Who Count <p>With <a href="http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/women-who-count">Women Who Count</a>, our goal is to inspire women leaders who wish to leverage their experience and influence with money to turn their passions into results that make a difference.</p> http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/blog-feature/women-who-count-0 http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/node/6444 Tue, 11 Jun 2013 16:12:00 -0700 Global Agribusiness Series: Opportunities in China <p><em>Colin Carter is Distinguished Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of California, Davis and Director of the Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics. His research interests include international trade, futures markets, and commodity markets. In this blog, he discusses China’s role in world food markets, as well as opportunities for the US in Chinese Agribusiness.</em></p> http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/blog-feature/global-agribusiness-series-opportunities-china http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/node/6412 Fri, 24 May 2013 11:15:00 -0700 The Global Agribusiness Entrepreneur: Symposium Series in China <p>Throughout China today, the agricultural industry is transforming its traditional farming techniques towards modern mechanization. For all industry practitioners at every level of the agricultural supply chain, there is a need to learn practical knowledge about the latest techniques and technologies. China’s agricultural businesses need to scale up in order to meet the demands of a growing and discerning customer base.</p> http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/blog-feature/global-agribusiness-entrepreneur-symposium-series-china http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/node/6242 Fri, 26 Apr 2013 11:19:00 -0700 The Role of Voluntary Corporate Social Responsibility Disclosures in Increasing Shareholder Value <p><em>Professor Paul Griffin is a leading international authority in accounting and financial information and disclosures. In this blog, he writes about how CSR Disclosures affect Shareholder Value.</em></p> <p>Do Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Disclosures Increase Shareholder Value? Will the momentum for voluntary CSR disclosure satisfy all stakeholders and really change the game?</p> http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/blog-feature/role-voluntary-corporate-social-responsibility-disclosures-increasing-shareholder-value http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/node/5791 Fri, 01 Mar 2013 09:10:00 -0800 Women Who Count <address><a href="http://www.linkedin.com/pub/christine-cote/17/b11/60a">Christine Cote</a> is a First Vice President of Investments at UBS Financial Services.She has partnered with UC Davis Executive Education to launch our Women Who Count Custom Programs. <a href="http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/women-who-count">Click here</a> to learn more.</address> <p>You likely already know that women own and control 51.3% of the personal wealth in the United States and 40% of all privately held US firms.  Women comprise the majority of college graduates and the majority of newly minted doctors and lawyers.  Women make or influence most of the household investment and purchasing decisions.  In fact, in many households today, women commonly outearn their male counterparts.  So… we’ve made it!  Right?  Women are right up there with the men in terms of our financial savvy and decision making abilities, aren’t we? </p> http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/blog-feature/women-who-count http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/node/5702 Thu, 07 Feb 2013 14:46:00 -0800 State of the Wine Industry 2013 <p>Each year, we look forward to Silicon Valley Bank’s State of the Industry Wine Report. Last week, they presented their <a href="http://www.svb.com/live-streaming/20130115/">2013 findings</a> with a webcast hosted by Rob McMillan, founder of Silicon Valley Bank’s wine division and author of the report, Paul Mabray of VinTank, Tony Correia of The Correia Company and Mary Jo Dale of KLH Consulting.</p> http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/blog-feature/state-wine-industry-2013 http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/node/5668 Fri, 01 Feb 2013 12:25:00 -0800 Face Time and the Unspoken Bias Behind Nontraditional Work Cultures <p><em>Professor Kimberly Elsbach conducts research on the acquisition and maintenance of organizational images, identities and reputations. She teaches negotiation skills in competitive business environments. Elsbach has published extensively on organizational reputations and controversies and has studied the impacts of telecommuting and how the work place has transformed.</em></p> http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/blog-feature/face-time-and-unspoken-bias-behind-nontraditional-work-cultures http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/node/5607 Wed, 23 Jan 2013 14:05:00 -0800 Women At The Top? Not So Much <p><em>Wendy Beecham is the Managing Director of Executive Education at UC Davis. She has over 25 years of leadership experience, and has coached c-level business leaders on executive performance.</em></p> http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/blog-feature/women-top-not-so-much http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/node/5513 Fri, 04 Jan 2013 09:07:00 -0800 Walk in Your Customer’s Shoes <p><em>Wendy Beecham is the Managing Director of Executive Education at UC Davis. She has over 25 years of leadership experience, and has coached c-level business leaders on executive performance.</em></p> http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/blog-feature/walk-your-customers-shoes http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/node/5412 Thu, 13 Dec 2012 15:14:00 -0800 Connect with Your Audience <p><em>Steven Currall is the Dean of the UC Davis Graduate School of Management. In this blog, he analyzes President Obama’s successful communication strategies during the election, and provides executives and leaders with the tools to leverage trust building and active listening tactics.</em></p> http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/blog-feature/connect-your-audience http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/node/5358 Wed, 28 Nov 2012 16:37:00 -0800 Selling Mechanisms & Savvy Consumers <p><em>Associate Professor of Management Rachel Chen studies operations and supply chain management, service operations, and dynamic pricing. In this blog, she teases out key takeaways from her most recent research on travel industry selling mechanisms.</em></p> http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/blog-feature/selling-mechanisms-savvy-consumers http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/node/5314 Wed, 14 Nov 2012 13:35:00 -0800 How We Learn: <p><em>Wendy Beecham is the Managing Director of Executive Education at UC Davis. She has over 25 years of leadership experience, and has coached c-level business leaders on executive performance. </em></p> http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/blog-feature/how-we-learn http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/node/5273 Tue, 06 Nov 2012 16:41:00 -0800 Reflecting on the U.S. Wine Industry Upswing <p><em><a href="http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/faculty/robert-h-smiley">Robert Smiley</a> is professor emeritus of management and served as dean of the Graduate School of Management from 1989 to 2003. He is co-director with David Block, Chair, Viticulture &amp; Enology Program (V&amp;E), of the U<a href="http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/wine-executive-program">C Davis Wine Executive Program</a>.  This year’s program will be on March 24 -28, 2013</em>.</p> http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/blog-feature/wine-industry-upswing http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/node/5234 Tue, 30 Oct 2012 10:23:00 -0700 Wine Executive Program 2013 <p>Here at UC Davis Executive Education, we’re pleased to announce that registration for the Wine Executive Program 2013 is now open. The program will be held from March 24-28 at our Gallagher Hall Facility. Over the past twelve years, over 700 wine industry executives have attended this unique and informative program.</p> http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/blog-feature/wine-executive-program-2013 http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/node/5162 Fri, 12 Oct 2012 13:29:48 -0700 Obstacles to Innovation <p><em>Professor of Management <a href="http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/faculty/nicole-woolsey-biggart">Nicole Biggart </a>studies organizational theory, management of innovation, and economic and organizational sociology. In this blog, she discusses obstacles to innovation in Network Production Organizations.</em></p> http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/blog-feature/obstacles-innovation http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/node/5000 Thu, 27 Sep 2012 18:52:00 -0700 Humanize Your Brand <p><em><a href="http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=5382957&amp;authType=OPENLINK&amp;authToken=Ml-o&amp;locale=en_US&amp;srchid=4f1abacd-57ab-430f-9d8c-6fed7cd5b2e5-0&amp;srchindex=1&amp;srchtotal=4&amp;goback=.fps_PBCK_*1_Josh_Camire_*1_*1_*1_*1_*2_*1_Y_*1_*1_*1_false_1_R_*1_*51_*1_*51_true_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2&amp;pvs=ps&amp;trk=pp_profile_name_link">Josh Camire </a>is the Director of Digital Marketing and Communications at <a href="http://www.kj.com/">Jackson Family Wines</a>.In this blog, he discusses how to humanize your wine brand, and toauthentically connect with your audiences on social platforms.</em></p> <p>When it comes to connecting with any audience, but especially a social audience, the key is to humanize your brand. In doing that, a major obstacle marketers confront is some of the perceived snobbery that is deeply entrenched in the wine industry.</p> http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/blog-feature/humanize-your-brand http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/node/5039 Thu, 27 Sep 2012 17:22:00 -0700 Trading on the News to Predict Market Behavior <p><em>Associate Professor Anna Scherbina studies investment management, capital markets, behavioral finance, and empirical asset pricing. In this blog, she discusses practical implications for her recent research regarding trading on the news.</em></p> http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/blog-feature/trading-news-predict-market-behavior http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/node/4864 Wed, 05 Sep 2012 09:16:00 -0700 Do the Right Thing <p>Here in the Executive Education division, we’ve been thinking an awful lot about risk, ethics, and governance. More specifically, we’re fascinated by the decision making process that can lead to major crises, and the ensuing cover ups. What goes through the executive mind as they look back and wonder: “How did we get here?”</p> http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/post/do-right-thing http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/node/4453 Tue, 07 Aug 2012 15:41:00 -0700 Embracing Failure <p>In Executive Education at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, we’ve noticed a heightened interest in custom programs on the topic of innovation. Many leaders want to propel their companies to become more innovative, but are unsure of where to begin. I hear a lot of questions like: How do I build a roadmap or action plan to foster innovation? What does success look like?</p> http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/blog-feature/embracing-failure http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/node/4396 Tue, 31 Jul 2012 11:32:00 -0700 Calculating Risk <p><em>Associate Professor Thomas D. Beamish studies organizations, institutions, and economy; hazards and risks; and innovation and social change. He has written numerous articles and chapters and a book on a massive petroleum accident, “Silent Spill: the Organization of an Industrial Crisis” (MIT Press). In this blog, he discusses strategies for preventing crescive risk and disasters in teams and organizations.</em></p> http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/blog-feature/calculating-risk http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/node/4292 Tue, 24 Jul 2012 09:08:00 -0700 Keeping it “Real”: Leadership in the 21st Century <p>Have you noticed that the leadership skills necessary for success today are very different from leadership best practices 10 years ago? If so, you’re not alone. In a volatile, hyper-connected and complex world, leaders’ decisions are more visible and have a greater global and political impact than ever before. They are also frequently expected to make these decisions right now.</p> http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/blog-feature/keeping-it-real-leadership-21st-century http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/node/4229 Fri, 13 Jul 2012 13:04:00 -0700 How to Make a YouTube Video Go Viral: Secrets for Product Marketers <address>Assistant Professor Hema Yoganarasimhan studies social interactions, social networks, and consumer-generated media. In this blog, she discusses strategies for viral content marketing in multimedia and beyond.</address> <p>It’s become clear to marketers that online video sharing is one of the most powerful and efficient ways to promote new products or services. But why is it that some content becomes widespread and popular overnight, while other videos flounder with only a few views—regardless of budget or video quality?</p> http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/blog-feature/how-make-youtube-video-go-viral-secrets-product-marketers http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/node/4112 Mon, 02 Jul 2012 08:27:45 -0700 Hiring for Experience? <address>Gina Dokko is an Assistant Professor of Management. Her research focuses on organizational theory and behavior, social networks,</address> <p>When firms decide to branch out into a new area of business, they might feel the need to hire new employees from outside the organization as most hiring managers assume that the best candidates are those who have performed the exact role before. The reasons for that are perfectly sensible—they want an identical skill set so the new hire will hit the ground running.</p> http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/blog-feature/hiring-experience http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/node/3976 Fri, 22 Jun 2012 17:33:00 -0700 Guiding Cleantech: <address><a href="http://eec.ucdavis.edu/about/staff_01finkelorbenjamin.php">Ben Finkelor</a> is the Executive Director of Energy <a href="http://eec.ucdavis.edu/">Efficiency Center </a>at UC Davis, and a Graduate of the UC Davis School Management. In this blog, he discusses EEC objectives, as well practical applications for research they conduct.</address> <p>Established in 2006, the Energy Efficiency Center (EEC) was created to accelerate the development and commercialization of energy efficiency technologies and to train future leaders in energy efficiency.</p> http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/blog-feature/guiding-cleantech http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/node/3818 Fri, 15 Jun 2012 09:05:00 -0700 Visiting the New China: Opportunities and Challenges <p>Last month, I accompanied Steven Currall, Dean of the UC Davis Graduate School of Management on a trip to China. Our purpose was to visit business schools and discuss collaboration opportunities for students and faculty, as well as Executive Education opportunities. We had the pleasure of meeting several industry executives in technology, agribusiness, real estate and financial services who provided a real “feet-on-the-street” experience about doing business in China today.</p> http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/blog-feature/visiting-new-china-opportunities-and-challenges http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/node/3751 Fri, 08 Jun 2012 14:28:00 -0700 The Experience is the Message: Online Marketing for the Wine Industry <address>Jeremy Benson is the founder and president of Benson Marketing Group, the leading wine marketing agency in the U.S. He is a guest expert lecturer on marketing at the <a href="http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/">UC Davis Wine Executive Program</a>, from March 26-29, 2012, presented by the Graduate School of Management and the Department of Viticulture and Enology.</address> <p>In 2012, there’s no need to make a case for social media—it’s ubiquitous, and the necessity of participating in those channels is <a href="http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/news/2011/10/11/wine-marketing-group-says-social-media.html">recognized by many wineries</a>. However, the wine industry is very different from other marketplaces, so social media needs to be approached in a unique way. From a business standpoint, we have a challenge because there are 130,000 domestic and imported wines introduced every year, and there are very few companies with significant market share. We’re faced with a market that is incredibly fragmented, making it difficult to develop any kind of brand loyalty.</p> http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/blog-feature/experience-message-online-marketing-wine-industry http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/node/3105 Tue, 08 May 2012 08:23:19 -0700 Mind be Nimble, Mind be Quick! <p><strong>What do you do when you’re faced with a situation where you don’t know the answer? </strong>Think carefully . . . how did you just react to that question? Did you feel curious and empowered, or stressed and overwhelmed? If you felt curious rather than stressed, then you may be a breed of leader who has the skills of an “agile learner”. Researchers Michael Lombardo and Robert Eichinger explored this trait in their book <a href="http://www.amazon.com/The-Leadership-Machine-Architecture-Develop/dp/0965571262">The Leadership Machine</a>.</p> http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/blog-feature/mind-be-nimble-mind-be-quick http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/node/3583 Thu, 03 May 2012 14:44:00 -0700 Gender Differences in Investing: <address><a href="http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/faculty/brad-m-barber">Brad Barber</a>, Gallagher Professor of Finance at the UC Davis GSM, is an authority on investor psychology, and has done extensive research on gender-related overconfidence in stock trading. In this blog, he discusses gender differences in investing and provides recommendations to the financial advisory industry to adjust their services to appeal to the growing number of female investors.</address> <p>Why are men more willing to take risks when it comes to investing? Empirical observations conclude that men have a greater appetite for risk. Studies on investor behavior indicate that men are more tolerant of risk than women. For example, studies indicate men allocate a greater proportion of their investment portfolio to stocks rather than bonds. What-is-more, the stocks men choose tend to be riskier (more volatile with greater market risk). All of this suggests that men are more comfortable taking on higher risk. We do not yet understand whether these differences in risk appetite between the genders can be traced to nature or nurture. Are women innately more cautious than men or do environmental factors govern these differences. This question remains an area of ongoing research, and, though the jury is still out, I suspect both nature and nurture are important factors.</p> http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/blog-feature/gender-differences-investing http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/node/3524 Mon, 23 Apr 2012 15:41:00 -0700 Wine Executive Program 2012 <p>How will you manage your business during the tight supply of grapes in the coming years? How do you create an effective social media plan? Is there a real wine market in China?  Participants discussed these questions (and many more) during the 12th Annual UC Davis <a href="http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/">Wine Executive Program</a>, presented by the UC Davis Graduate School of Management and Department of Viticulture.</p> http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/blog-feature/wine-executive-program-2012 http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/node/3484 Thu, 12 Apr 2012 12:10:00 -0700