The Global Citizen’s Roundup: The World Food Program, Fighting Hunger With Blockchain

The Biz: When you think about blockchain startups, you're probably not thinking about the UN's World Food Programme (WFP). But the WFP has housed and piloted Building Blocks, which effectively and efficiently provides more meals to those furthest behind while also reducing transaction fees. The World Food Program: Fighting Hunger With Blockchain by Food Tank (January 2019) The … Continue reading The Global Citizen’s Roundup: The World Food Program, Fighting Hunger With Blockchain

Case-Based Learning: Uber’s Battle for India

By Long S. Le and Shawn Vecellio INTRODUCTORY REMARKS: Case-based learning places students at the heart of real-life decision situations, wherein they grapple with uncertainty and move from particular case problems to general underlying principles such that decision criteria and viable solutions can be identified and developed. In exploring a case-based pedagogy that could better … Continue reading Case-Based Learning: Uber’s Battle for India

The Global Citizen’s Roundup: 8 Stages in the Life of a Technology Company

The Biz: We can learn a lot about storytelling and the "business life cycle" from design strategist Navneet Nair as he describes the stages of life of Google that may help us to frame and assess tech companies from a unique viewpoint. If you have watched the cult sci-fi movie ‘Man from Earth’, chances are, … Continue reading The Global Citizen’s Roundup: 8 Stages in the Life of a Technology Company

The Global Citizen’s Roundup: Teaching Business Students in a Warming World

The Biz: We find the below interview with Robert Sroufe to be inspiring, as he utilizes the business school as a learning laboratory in his sustainability course that engages students, faculty, and others in green buildings. Teaching Business Students in a Warming World by The Aspen Institute's Ideas Worth Teaching (December 5, 2018) For many, … Continue reading The Global Citizen’s Roundup: Teaching Business Students in a Warming World

The Global Citizen’s Roundup: Student-Run Microfinance at Santa Clara University

The Biz: The below article highlights an international business course by the blog's author in which students have taken the initiative to scale zero interest loans within and beyond both the classroom and campus. Student-Run Microfinance at Santa Clara University by Tanner Condit and Alyse Mason from the LSB Newsletter (November 2018) “I believe business … Continue reading The Global Citizen’s Roundup: Student-Run Microfinance at Santa Clara University

Design Thinking for Teaching International Business

By Long S. Le In the field of international business education, we know that we want students to combine analytic reasoning with the ability to function effectively in complex scenarios in which context-rooted problems require creative thinkers and problem-solvers. Often times, however, business instructors have overemphasized formal lecture and case method at the expense of active … Continue reading Design Thinking for Teaching International Business

Top Blogging Platforms for Teaching and Learning International Business

Long S. Le In the field of international business, blogs are becoming an established part of the public conversation. One of the leading sources for international business knowledge is Michigan State University’s globalEdge Blog, and its search will find you almost anything. Compared to academic research, blogs -- based on the idea that blogging and research make … Continue reading Top Blogging Platforms for Teaching and Learning International Business

Thinking About How Student Learning Abroad Could Be Better: Top Five Study Abroad Blog Articles

Long S. Le Last night I gave a brief talk to Santa Clara University’s Leavey Global Fellow Students, as they are preparing to learn, immerse, and intern abroad this summer in Ghana, the Gambia, Bolivia, India, China, and Indonesia. Part of my focus was to share with students my experience in managing faculty-led study abroad … Continue reading Thinking About How Student Learning Abroad Could Be Better: Top Five Study Abroad Blog Articles

The Challenges of Teaching Globalization in B-Schools: How to be Open-Minded

Long S. Le Global strategy professors, such as Pankaj Ghemawat, have noted that, despite advertising that they are globalized, many business schools fall short in teaching globalization – struggling to internationalize their curriculums in order to prepare students for a globalized environment. According to Dean Bob Bruner of the University of Virginia’s Darden School of … Continue reading The Challenges of Teaching Globalization in B-Schools: How to be Open-Minded

Developing Skills for the Global Environment of Business

Long S. Le Today’s corporate officers in charge of learning management have been seeking a new, specialized set of skills that will enable their managers to integrate multiple geographies, cultures, nationalities, ages and styles in enterprises around the world. Indeed, business leaders with such a potent combination of geographic, political, economic, governmental, legal, cultural, technological … Continue reading Developing Skills for the Global Environment of Business