Borrowing a newspaper from a neighbor might have been the extent of social media as recently as 20 years ago, Smith School professor Anil K. Gupta says. But today, a proliferation of consumer and business-connecting apps, from Facebook to Periscope and Snapchat, represents a digital age that has changed innovation in four fundamental ways. The first is 360-degree innovation.
For the 21st year, freshmen at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business who are in the Business, Society and the Economy (BSE) program spent their first full day on campus participating in the Annual College Park Scholars Service Day. To date, 18,980 College Park Scholars from all programs have collaborated with 610 community partners and provided over 66,130 hours of volunteer effort. Freshmen are joined by upper class student team leaders, UMD staff and faculty.
Berkshire Hathaway chairman and CEO Warren Buffett’s 86th birthday on Tuesday prompted a CNBC writer to explore Buffett’s interpretation of luck as a success factor in business. Buffett discussed the topic in a 2013 meeting with MBAs, including a group led by Smith School professor David Kass. He took notes in 2013 and summarized Buffett’s take for CNBC this week. Kass says Buffett has stressed the importance of luck
On the blistering morning of Aug. 27, 2016, the Smith Freshman Class of 2020 congregated on the steps of the Xfinity Center, hounding for a place in the shade before reluctantly taking a class picture under the unrelenting sun. Yet, there was an excitement in the air not to be thwarted even by the heat. It was the kickoff event of the year: the Smith Leadership Institute, a day of inspirational storytelling on the importance of self-branding and networking.
Brent Goldfarb propels innovation in his entrepreneurship course. He knows there’s no better way to enhance students’ entrepreneurial prowess than to start and execute a business in 10-weeks flat – all the while in constant competition against their classmates.