Standing Out: Women In the Marriott School

By Shelby J. Anderson The stated purpose of the Marriott School of Business (MSB) is to “attract, develop, place, and continue to engage men and women of faith, character, and professional ability who will become outstanding leaders and positively influence a world we wish to improve.1 The Marriott School has created outstanding undergraduate and graduate programs that frequently are ranked among the top of the United … Continue reading Standing Out: Women In the Marriott School

The Perks of Being a Young Professional

Author: Elisabeth J. Andersen For many companies and their employees, long gone are the days of small cubicles, brown-sack lunches, and stringent work schedules. Now more than ever, companies are striving to provide their employees with added perks and benefits to attract new talent and retain current employees. As a result, the determining factor behind accepting or declining a job offer is not entirely based upon … Continue reading The Perks of Being a Young Professional

The Myth of the Millennial

Authors: Tanner Hafen & Matthew D. Fudge Millennials get a bad rap, whether it’s in the press, the workplace, or everyday conversation. The widespread view of millennials, as articulated by business author Simon Sinek, is that they “are tough to manage… entitled, and narcissistic, self-interested, unfocused, lazy.”1 This perception has significant consequences on the ways millennials and other generations get along, not only because it can affect … Continue reading The Myth of the Millennial

7 Habits of High Effective People Book Review

Reviewed by Ian Bristol Whatcott Book: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change By Stephen R. Covey While hundreds of books on personal improvement are written every year, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People maintains a spot among the most famous. It has sold over 25 million copies and is noted as one of the best non-fiction audio books … Continue reading 7 Habits of High Effective People Book Review

Book Review: The Fearless Mind by Dr. Craig Manning

Reviewed by Kylan Rutherford Book: The Fearless Mind: 5 Essential Steps to Higher Performance By Craig Manning Dr. Craig Manning claims, “A fearless mind is achieved when we have cleansed ourselves of the barriers that prevent us from reaching our greatest potential.” In his book, The Fearless Mind, he sets out to teach readers how to overcome these barriers. Manning gives a powerful perspective on developing … Continue reading Book Review: The Fearless Mind by Dr. Craig Manning

Option B Book Review

Reviewed by Shelby J. Anderson Book: Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy By Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant Sheryl Sandberg really can’t win. The well-known COO of Facebook earned a backlash of criticism in 2013 after her well-meaning first book, Lean In. People criticized her how-to guide for female career advancement as ignoring the challenges facing less-privileged women. Tragedy struck Sandberg in 2015, when … Continue reading Option B Book Review

Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World

A review by Tanner Hafen Book: Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam Grant If you want to be more creative, you should probably learn how to procrastinate better. This is just one of the surprising insights you can glean from Adam Grant’s Originals: How NonConformists Move the World, a book about fostering original thought and creativity to change your life, your work, and the … Continue reading Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World

Faculty Interview with Scott Petersen

By Jacob Thorpe Scott Petersen is the Executive Director of the Rollins Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology at BYU, a program which he ran as the Managing Director between 2010-2015. He is also the Founder and Chairman of Omadi, Inc., a venture backed SaaS mobile CRM platform for workforce management, serving the towing/transportation markets. The BYU entrepreneurship program was ranked in the top 5 of all … Continue reading Faculty Interview with Scott Petersen

Unsung Hero of the Tanner – Tina Ashby

By Elisabeth J. Andersen As I walked into Tina’s office for the first time, my eyes were immediately drawn to the wall filled with smiling faces and the shelves containing various awards and pictures. When I asked her about what the wall of student’s pictures meant to her, I couldn’t help but notice how her face lit up as she talked about her students. After she … Continue reading Unsung Hero of the Tanner – Tina Ashby

Almonds, a Fiesty Industry

By Kenneth M. Petrowsky A difficult day for dairy farmers is on the horizon. While over sixty dairy operations were shuttered in 2013, California’s 2015 almond acreage average increased by 14.4 percent from the 2013 average (970,000 in 2013 to 1.1 million acres in 2015). 1 Skim milk consumption was estimated to decrease 11 percent.2 Almond milk is stealing the eggs of profit out of … Continue reading Almonds, a Fiesty Industry

Industry Spotlight: Technology Patents

By Shelby Anderson The smartphone you use to scroll through Instagram, answer an email, and order a new shirt contains hundreds of patents. The sleek device requires sophisticated technology that presents complicated patent law issues. The costs and benefits of technology patents are discussed below in the context of industry expectations and the broader implications for society. INDUSTRY Technology patents serve two purposes: (1) to … Continue reading Industry Spotlight: Technology Patents

Buzzwords: Jargon that will Keep You Going Through the Year

Author: Hayoung Lee BLUE OCEAN is the opening of a new market space and creating new demand through differentiation. Companies can create value by venturing “blue oceans” of uncontested market space as opposed to “red oceans” where the market is already saturated.1 For example, Cirque du Soleil broke away from traditional circuses for an unprecedented entertainment experience that combined circus with theater art. CROSS-FUNCTIONAL TEAM is … Continue reading Buzzwords: Jargon that will Keep You Going Through the Year

Where are the Women of Silicon Slopes?

Author: Wyatt Pagano Companies like DOMO, Xactware, and EMC2 are well-known in Utah’s rapidly growing tech hotbed, known as “Silicon Slopes.” A new tech company seems to be opening its doors every day, yet they all appear to have one thing in common – the faces of these companies can grow beards. The lack of female entrepreneurs in the tech industry is detrimental to this … Continue reading Where are the Women of Silicon Slopes?

Market Analysis, Management Consulting, and Miscommunication

Author: Brian W. Stout Rosa Caiazza, market analysis researcher, claimed that market analysis is irreplaceable in domestic and international market expansion. Likewise, consulting firms and individual consultants strengthen their presence in the market as they utilize market analysis effectively. Consulting firms can establish effective market analysis in the following ways: (a) commit to understand technology, (b) collaborate in action research and, (c) align management and marketing … Continue reading Market Analysis, Management Consulting, and Miscommunication

What I Wish I Would’ve Known

Author: Jacob Thorpe & Matthew Stradley College can be stressful. For many students, beginning college is stepping into the unknown. Students may feel overwhelmed as they try to maneuver all the resources available to them. Because of this, the following is a compiled list of resources designed to help all pre-management students feel more prepared as they begin their academic journey here at Brigham Young University and … Continue reading What I Wish I Would’ve Known