Custom court kicks by NikeID. Love ‘em!

The Nike Vapor 9 Tour, designed by Tinker Hatfield, the legendary designer of the Air Jordan III to XV, gives you a snug and comfortable fit. The upper portion feels like fingers gripping your feet. These might just be the best tennis shoes ever made!

Future international business should take place with a deeper understanding of cultures, socioeconomic factors, and political climates. MBA programs should not only offer opportunities but require students to be immersed within cultures to produce graduates best suited to succeed in an ever-growing global landscape. A recent article in the Financial Times details a few ideas of how this can be accomplished yet leaves much open for creativity.
How can an MBA student have enough time to immerse himself/herself in a culture and have enough time to finish a two-year MBA?

Future international business should take place with a deeper understanding of cultures, socioeconomic factors, and political climates. MBA programs should not only offer opportunities but require students to be immersed within cultures to produce graduates best suited to succeed in an ever-growing global landscape. A recent article in the Financial Times details a few ideas of how this can be accomplished yet leaves much open for creativity.

How can an MBA student have enough time to immerse himself/herself in a culture and have enough time to finish a two-year MBA?

"Like steam, online education is a disruptive innovation — one that introduces more convenient and affordable products or services that over time transform sectors."
Clayton M. Christensen and Michael B. Horn, “Innovation Imperative: Change Everything”, New York Times, 1.11.2013

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Cards Against Humanity’s “$5 More” Black Friday Sale

A lot of people have been curious about how our “everything costs $5 more" Black Friday sale worked, and if it was successful for us.

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An Ingenious and appropriate strategy for the company.

Today, we mourn the loss of a great man and freedom fighter—Madiba. He leaves us with these words…

"Sometimes, it falls upon a generation to be great. You can be that great generation." -Nelson Mandela


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Today, we mourn the loss of a great man and freedom fighter—Madiba. He leaves us with these words…

"Sometimes, it falls upon a generation to be great. You can be that great generation." -Nelson Mandela

npr reading list

"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go."
T. S. ELIOT, Transit of Venus
An interesting infographic about how sleep affects performance.
Although the information is specifically about sports, sleep can have a dramatic impact on your thought and work performance. Even 20-minute power naps can make a huge difference.
Of course, there are books that delve into the affects of sleep deprivation with tips on how to combat it, such as James Maas’ “Power Sleep: The Revolutionary Program That Prepares Your Mind for Peak Performance”. It’s a simple, quick read.
There are also many apps and devices to help you better understand your sleeping habits. Some of these apps and tools even offer recommendations for improvement. I personally use Sleep As Android, and I’m pretty happy with it.

An interesting infographic about how sleep affects performance.

Although the information is specifically about sports, sleep can have a dramatic impact on your thought and work performance. Even 20-minute power naps can make a huge difference.

Of course, there are books that delve into the affects of sleep deprivation with tips on how to combat it, such as James Maas’ “Power Sleep: The Revolutionary Program That Prepares Your Mind for Peak Performance”. It’s a simple, quick read.

There are also many apps and devices to help you better understand your sleeping habits. Some of these apps and tools even offer recommendations for improvement. I personally use Sleep As Android, and I’m pretty happy with it.

Top Business Schools Are Now Exploring Online Learning

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Online learning is the future of learning, and many of us have known this for some time now. But change is often difficult, especially for the disrupted—primarily faculty in this case. Faculty of the future will need to be more adept at online learning tools and even social media.

Stanford Business School is already putting some of these tools to good use in a new online course taught by Joshua Rauh titled “Finance of Retirement & Pensions” (photo of Joshua Rauh below). Furthermore, it appears that Harvard Business School will now be offering courses online, while Wharton has already started to offer some of its core MBA courses online for free.

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Stanford Business Course Preview Video

Aerial Photo Credit: Wikipedia

Tennis and maximum fraying—one of the best ways to spend the weekend.

"I am enough of the artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world."
Albert Einstein, The Saturday Evening Post, “What Life Means to Einstein: An Interview by George Sylvester Viereck”, 26.10.1929
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