EXIM chairman Kimberly Reed meets with Ohio businesses on how agency can help boost state’s economy
Export-Import Bank of the United States
Kimberly A. Reed, president and chairman of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM), met with representatives from businesses in Columbus, Ohio, to learn about the challenges they encounter in competing in the global economy.
August 7, 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
ACAP-Ohio continuing to introduce students to business
Fisher College of Business
As part of the Accounting Careers Awareness and Preparation (ACAP) program, Douglas Burnett received a 360-degree view of accounting and business, as well as valuable personal, professional and career development skills. He was one of 41 high school students or recent graduates from across the state to participate in the 2019 ACAP-Ohio program at Fisher.
July 24, 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
Jeff Rice: Why I Ride for Fisher's Peloton
Fisher College of Business
Jeff Rice shares why he puts sweat, time and heart into riding for Pelotonia. The executive director of Fisher’s Office of Career Management reveals what he’s learned about cancer research and why he insists on riding three extra miles.
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
Financial documents show the NRA is living 'paycheck to paycheck,' and ended 2018 $10.8 million in the red
The new details about the NRA's financial dealings come after several reports about infighting and other signs of turmoil within the organization. Brian Mittendorf, the Fisher Designated Professor in Accounting, examined the organization's 2018 financial report and told The Washington Post that the documents depicted the organization like "a person living paycheck to paycheck."
June 17, 2019