Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Lessons Online MBA Students Learned While Helping a Botswana Business Return to Profitability

In August 2014, online MBA students Mike Vought, Jason Kuck and Rachel Skiles arrived in Botswana to meet the owners of Dips Motors, their client for the global immersion and leadership course we refer to as AGILE (short for Accelerating Global Immersion Leadership Education). The team was tasked with helping this 25 year old, family-owned auto repair business overcome its management, accounting and financial woes over the course of this 12 week class. They had the opportunity to meet Mel, the new manager of Dips Motors, at the start of the term. That was when they first learned about this company’s obstacles.

Monday, May 4, 2015

How Pitching to Silicon Valley VCs Better Prepared Me for Managing Risk and Entrepreneurship

By Sean Taylor


Some opportunities are simply too good to pass up. They are the kind of opportunities that would harbor regret and resentment if missed. The chance to participate in the Kelley Direct Silicon Valley Challenge was exactly one of those opportunities.