The University of Texas Investment Management Company's (UTIMCO) decision to invest $500 million in gold was widely reported, and rightfully so. We never know the entire reason that smart money moves into a particular investment. But one possible reason for this investment should worry all of us — a U.S. debt crisis.
I write these brief remarks from Beijing, where we are recording video interviews in preparation for some new online teaching materials that will be used for students in international business, language and culture. Why is study abroad important for students?
Early in my career I was puzzled why everyone didn’t think like me. Why didn’t they focus on a problem, analyze it, come up with a solution quickly and act?
I think that a lot of your success will depend on what you do early in that new responsibility – during your ‘Honeymoon.’ Here are a few things you can do to help assure excellent results.
The energy bill unveiled in the Senate earlier this month has begun to attract big attention from energy reform and industry interests, especially in the light of the recent Gulf Coast deepwater oil spill.
I was chatting with a very senior executive in a large and very successful firm. I asked him why he was so successful. He responded in the slow drawl of his childhood Alabama home, “John, even turkeys fly in hurricanes.”
To me, UT is a hub of creativity and cutting edge research within a state known for down to earth businesspeople. This combination of strengths drew me back to Texas after living in California for nine years. Last summer when the TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) conference brand unveiled a new format—TEDx, where x stands for “independently organized,” I immediately applied for and received the license to host TEDxUT.
Is there a more challenging industry for data management than health care? After more than 20 years experience analyzing medical care management and outcomes, Kristie Loescher thinks not.