There's a Better Way Podcast: Lean transformation in Detroit
Fisher College of Business
As part of the “There’s a Better Way” podcast, Aravind Chandrasekaran, associate director of the Center for Operational Excellence, talks with Bethany Melitz, director of lean for the City of Detroit, about her her team is making a big impact from everything to road conditions to job placement.
August 14, 2019
$100M donation case opens window on donor-advised funds
Fisher Designated Professor in Accounting Brian Mittendorf spoke with Bloomberg Tax reporter Aysha Bagchi as part of the podcast, Talking Tax, about a case involving donor-advised funds and the tax and policy ramifications of these funds.
August 9, 2019
How mentorship spurred retail careers of two AACSB Influential Leaders
Paula Bennett (BSBA '71) established herself as a leader in the retail industry and was recently recognized by the AACSB as an Influential Leader. Bennett attributes much of her success to the mentor relationships that started at Fisher.
August 5, 2019
Alumna on being a woman venture capital partner: ‘It’s not going to be Sesame Street’
“When I blasted into (the venture capital) ecosystem in 2016, it was like people did not know what to do with me because it was all men, all 50 and older, all white. And I come tearing in,” said Lindsay Karas Stencel (MBA '09).
July 30, 2019
As coworking booms in Columbus, independents ready for national players
Danielle Lim is the co-founder of another Grandview space with Melissa Blackburn, whom she met while getting her MBA at Fisher College of Business. One Thursday evening after what Blackburn describes as a “girl boss” event, they were both feeling inspired and Lim mentioned an NPR piece she heard on coworking spaces. By Tuesday, they were looking at the building that now houses Haven Collective on Riverside Drive.
July 15, 2019
The NRA uses creative accounting to post surge in revenue
The embattled National Rifle Association reported some good news to its supporters earlier this year: Revenue from membership dues jumped 33% last year to $170 million. But that picture may not be as rosy as those numbers suggest: “The NRA is increasingly reliant on selling long-term memberships” and counting much of the revenue the first year, said Brian Mittendorf, the Fisher Designated Professor in Accounting. “A very conservative approach with a five-year membership would be to record one-fifth in the current year and defer the rest.”
July 10, 2019
Businesses find problems, pitfalls in making goods overseas
The Associated Press
Small businesses have been drawn to manufacturing overseas for the same reasons as Fortune 500 companies: Labor costs are lower than in the U.S. But there are downsides and complications to making goods overseas, said Professor of Operations John Gray: “It’s a vexing problem for anyone, but being small and offshore makes it harder.”
July 10, 2019
How a lawsuit could reveal secrets about Silicon Valley’s favorite philanthropic loophole
When professor Brian Mittendorf asks his lecture hall full of accounting students on the first day of each semester to name the 10 highest-grossing charities in the U.S., the Red Cross, United Way or Habitat for Humanity come easily. But his students miss some big ones.
July 2, 2019
2019 Best EMBAs: Joshua Quantz
Executive MBA student Joshua Quantz describes himself as a “natural leader and protector; strong, yet compassionate; witty personality; curious, loyal, and trustworthy.” Those qualities helped Quantz land a spot of Poets&Quants' list of the 2019 Best & Brightest Executive MBAs.
July 1, 2019
Why building diverse friendships can improve your career
Research by Steffanie Wilk, associate dean for diversity and inclusion at Fisher, shows that workers with more diverse personal relationships were, not surprisingly, better at building a racially diverse network on the job. This broader network is invaluable in improving career outcomes.
June 27, 2019
Silicon Valley foundation's crypto assets plunged, but donations rose in 2018
The San Francisco Chronicle
Brian Mittendorf, the Fisher Designated Professor in Accounting, shares insights into how financial statements detailing cryptocurrency assets at the Silicon Valley Foundation have not been transparently disclosed.
June 22, 2019