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Global Power: Ascendancy in China and Retrenchment in the U.S.
October 27, 2020
Thunderbird professors Anne-Marie Slaughter, Doug Guthrie, Landry Signé and Rebeca Hwang recently joined Thunderbird Director-General and Dean Sanjeev Khagram in a virtual discussion of China’s...Read more

Landry Signé: Optimism Around Africa’s Business Potential
October 1, 2020
Over the past two decades, Africa has been home to the fastest-growing economies in the world and is ripe for global and local business investment. In his new book, Unlocking Africa’s Business...Read more

Technology Governance for Equitable Prosperity in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Infographic)
September 15, 2020
In the Fourth Industrial Revolution, technology has evolved at a much faster pace than the organizations that might govern it could keep up with. As a result, while technological advancement has...Read more

There Is No New Normal. Organizations Must Build Resilience.
August 26, 2020
In a world full of uncertainties, leaders are tasked with the challenge of managing and mitigating emerging risks while simultaneously maintaining operations and looking for growth opportunities...Read more

T-birds Leading Through the COVID-19 Crisis – And Whatever Comes Next
June 10, 2020

As CEOs of multinational companies, heads of governments, and leaders of intergovernmental organizations, there is perhaps no group better positioned to share insights into managing through crisis...Read more

Future of Work
May 27, 2020

The world is changing at a rapid pace—due largely to the technologies that have been created over the past decade. These advances are touching every aspect of our lives and will continue to have a...Read more

MGM Change Makers
November 24, 2020
The incoming MGM cohort this year is an exceptional group of people. With experience ranging from business to pharmaceuticals to law and more, these change-makers are the embodiment of our philosophy...Read more

MGM Change Makers
November 18, 2020
Since it was chartered in 1946, Thunderbird has stood out from other business schools for many reasons – focus on globalism, diversity, prestigious faculty, and a global alumni network, to name a few...Read more

T-Bird’s Research Demystifies Digital Transformation
November 9, 2020
As a term, ‘digital transformation’ is a lot like AI, big data, and IoT. Most people have an idea of what it means, but there’s no widely accepted standard definition of it and most importantly no...Read more


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Taking Care of Business: Marketing Manager Bianca Buliga Helps Create Social Change Through Entrepreneurship
April 23, 2020
Bianca Buliga is a natural storyteller who is taking her reckoning with the terms ‘business’ and ‘politics’ to the place she wants to go. She’s on a lifelong journey to feel fulfilled. Bianca Buliga...Read more

 Thunderbird ’06 Classmates Find Success  As Partners in Business and Life
March 2, 2020
Lauren Nguyen and David Dodge: Founders of CodaKid David Dodge and Lauren Nguyen met at Thunderbird, each one developing their business skills and plotting how they would pivot their careers...Read more

Helping to Advance a Better Understanding of International Entrepreneurs
January 14, 2020
Entrepreneurship is crucial to the economic growth of a region. Entrepreneurs open doors to innovation, spark growth in productivity, and create new jobs. Often seen as the drivers of innovation and...Read more

3 New Realities for Doing Business in China
July 9, 2020

In a webinar conversation with Dean and Director General Sanjeev Khagram, Thunderbird Professor of Practice and Director of China Initiatives Doug Guthrie talked about how Xi Jinping, trade...Read more

Key to Success and Weathering the COVID-19 Storm: Shared Human Values
June 3, 2020
As Thunderbird alumnus Raphael Rique ‘16 has built his career in international trade, he has learned that while understanding and respecting differences is important, it’s actually alignment on...Read more

Building Trust, Loyalty, Productivity Across Cultures
October 8, 2019
Great leaders know how important it is to establish trust with their teams. And those who are adept at building trust see the results quickly. Their teams perform better, are more loyal, and are...Read more

Academy for Women Entrepreneurs to Reach 50 Countries
March 17, 2020
The economic impact of women-owned businesses is undeniable, from the trillions in revenue they contribute to the millions of jobs they create. In the United States, the number of businesses owned...Read more

GreenBiz 2020 Focuses on Economics, Environment and Social Equity
February 18, 2020
Thunderbird takes part in gathering of sustainability leaders “The suits have got to get out of the office – I don’t care what industry it is - and find out what’s going on on the ground.” ~ Temple...Read more

Thunderbird and Rotary International Join Forces
December 9, 2019
New partnership brings together two global organizations dedicated to creating a better world In what seems like a natural marriage of global organizations, Thunderbird School of Global Management...Read more

That’s rich: How Gbemi Abudu’s Goal of Living a Fulfilled Life Can Help Transform Markets and Nations in Africa
April 1, 2020
Luxury brand marketing expert Gbemi Abudu has a life goal to be “rich.” Reaching it could change the narrative of business professionals in ways that transform markets and nations in Africa, starting...Read more

To Give or Not to Give: The Office Gift Season
December 10, 2018
A recent survey found that 41 percent of employees say that the number one holiday gift they want from their boss this year is a holiday bonus. However, 46 percent say that holiday bonuses are not...Read more

Gifts not gaffes
November 26, 2018

They say with gifts it's the thought that counts. That's not always the case with cross-cultural gift giving. The wrong gift could send a very wrong message.

For most business leaders, the...Read more