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
Wrongful death lawsuits, Legionnaires’ outbreak damage Mount Carmel brand, experts say
Experts in crisis management say the damage to the Mount Carmel brand is significant but not beyond repair. Deborah Mitchell, who teaches marketing at Fisher College of Business, says there are plenty of examples of company brands surviving extraordinary damage.
June 14, 2019
Is Apple really a privacy-first company?
Apple wants consumers to view it as the privacy-centric tech company — but some security experts aren't impressed. Dennis Hirsch, a professor of law and Director of the Program on Data and Governance at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and research fellow at The Risk Institute, sees parallels to when big corporations made a push to make green products, and marketed them as so to win trust from consumers.
June 4, 2019
Extroverts have four consistent advantages over everyone else at work
According to a forthcoming publication, extroverts tend to have consistent advantages over everyone else in the workplace, which jibes with other research on the benefits associated with extroversion. For example, extroverts are more likely to become leaders and to lead effectively, according Timothy Judge, the Joseph A. Alutto Chair in Leadership Effectiveness and executive director of the Fisher Leadership Initiative.
May 29, 2019
Creating a culture of continuous improvement
Harvard Business Review
How do organizations remain committed to continuous improvement when the leader who championed lean strategies leaves? Researching within the health care industry, Aravind Chandrasekaran and John Toussaint identify a set of practices that can stop this backsliding and sustain a culture of continuous improvement after such departures.
May 24, 2019
Recent United Way campaign raises $22 million, with more year-round fundraising
The Columbus Dispatch
United Ways throughout the nation have been working to gain a footing as charitable habits shift away from workplace giving. Wealthy donors have moved to donor-advised funds at financial firms, while many other donors — especially the young — increasingly give directly to nonprofit groups online or through crowdfunding events. Brian Mittendorf, the Fisher Designated Professor in Accounting, explains why.
May 18, 2019
As leaks show lavish NRA spending, former staff detail poor conditions at nonprofit
New documents leaked about National Rifle Association top executive Wayne LaPierre's lavish clothing and travel expenses contrast with the culture of fear, poor pay and an underfunded pension described by former staffers. Brian Mittendorf, the Fisher Designated Professor in Accounting, helped NPR review copies of 2019 NRA pension documents.
May 15, 2019
Bringing operational excellence to food insecurity
Fisher College of Business
Students in Fisher’s Master of Business Operational Excellence (MBOE) program are sharing their process-improvement insights to help the Mid-Ohio Foodbank better serve hungry families and individuals throughout central Ohio.
May 8, 2019
The mystery of the missing Berkshire Hathaway invite
Warren Buffett has snubbed KBW’s Meyer Shields from participating in his annual conclave for years. Why? The answer may lie in a difference of investing philosophies. Lu Zhang, the John W. Galbreath Chair in Real Estate at Fisher, points out that Buffett’s stock picking is value-oriented, a countercyclical style that has been out of fashion for much of the past decade. “Ten years is just too short to suggest Buffett should change his strategy,” Zhang says. “Over the long term, Berkshire has beaten any index, any index, hands down.”
May 7, 2019
Science says healthy scheduling habits make people happier
Selin Malkoc, a professor of marketing at Fisher, and her colleague discovered that when a leisure activity is planned, it’s less enjoyable than if it had taken place spontaneously: “It becomes a part of our to-do list. As an outcome, they [the activity] becomes less enjoyable," Malkoc said.
May 3, 2019
Simple, not easy: Talking leadership with bestselling author Sam Walker
What seemed like a clear-cut research project on the “secret sauce” behind the greatest teams in sports history has evolved into a multi-year endeavor and bestselling book for Sam Walker, a Wall Street Journal columnist and one-time editor. Walker, who served as the kickoff keynote at The Ohio State University Center for Operational Excellence’s seventh-annual Leading Through Excellence summit, talked about the biggest takeaways from his book – and where the project is taking him next.
May 2, 2019
COE Summit 2019: A look back, in pictures
Each year, The Ohio State University Center for Operational Excellence brings together hundreds of process improvement leaders from across the country for a deep dive into leadership and problem-solving best practices at its Leading Through Excellence summit. Check out photos from the center's seventh summit this past April.
May 1, 2019