By Long S. Le (CLICK ON THE LINKS AND IMAGES IN THE article TO SEE THE ORIGINAL SOURCE AND ITS CONTENT) In Howard Gardner’s Five Minds for the Future, the synthesizing, disciplined, creating, respectful, and ethical minds are prescribed as cognitive capabilities for students to effectively navigate and positively impact a fast changing world. Our world … Continue reading Bringing the Spiritual Mind to Business Education and Pandemic Pedagogy Design
By Long S. Le In a recent “check-in” with my international business (IB) course, I told students of being captivated while watching a mixed martial arts fight of Kron Gracie and his ring persona. I highlighted Kron’s family enterprise in innovating Jiu Jitsu in Brazil and its impact on modern day mixed martial arts organizations in … Continue reading Blogging as a Process of Becoming More Authentic in Our Teaching
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
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
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
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
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
Long S. Le According to the World Savvy’s Global Competency Poll among 502 high school graduates (18-24 years old), young adults are overwhelmingly interested in having, and recognizing the need to develop professional skills for, global literacy in their lives today. At the same time, however, the competency survey reveals that global issues were not … Continue reading What Does Being Global Really Mean?