In a world crawling with things that go bump in the night, fresh terrors lurk behind every corner—snakes, tarantulas, credit default swaps and unemployment statistics. Read on as fearless faculty explore the dread of deal-making, the macabre behind the money, the horror of high finance.
Ben Bentzin, lecturer in the McCombs department of marketing, spoke to gathered alumni at the 5th Annual Alumni Business Conference at the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center at The University of Texas at Austin. His topic, lessons learned from the success of the Longhorn athletics program over the past two decades. These are just the highlight notes. The full video presentation will be posted later.
Economist and McCombs senior lecturer of finance Michael Brandl explains the concept of systemic risk, and how it is used as justification in helping financial institutions that are "too big to fail." Want more LINGO? Check out clips explaining "moral hazard" and "contagion."
Gary Hoover, entrepreneur-in-residence at McCombs’ Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship, pinpoints eight keys to building a successful enterprise based on his 35+ year career experience, including three Fortune 500 companies and four of his own start-ups.