Profiting from Harvey

By: Gavin Brown & Sajjad Meghani–Houston recently suffered from the onslaught of Harvey, a once-in-a-thousand-years flood which devastated large parts of the city. Given the dire situation in Houston and seeing an opportunity for profiteering, some individuals were quick to…

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Data Analytics: Transforming Data into Insights, Decisions, and Actions

By Dr. Pooya Tabesh—Substantial changes are underway in the business data analytics’ landscape. Digital data in the universe doubles every two years and the size of business-related data continues to grow exponentially. In line with these trends, the adoption rate…

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Economics of Vanity Sizing

By Wan-Ju Iris Franz, PhD—“Size inflation,” also known as “vanity sizing,” is a phenomenon where the measurements of the same label size have been growing over time (The Economist)[1]. For instance, size 14 in Sear’s 1937 catalogue has similar measurements…

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Emerging Leaders: New Directions for the Next Generation -Part 1

By Dr. Joseph Cerami—In this first blog post (part one of a two-part series), I want to pay attention to the next generation of leaders: the Millennials. I conducted a study at the Bush School of Government and Public Service…

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Houston Small Business Expo Experience

By Joseph Aquila—On Thursday October 19, 2017, I attended Houston’s 2017 Small Business Expo. This event was totally free and provided many of Houston’s small businesses with opportunities to attend workshops and talks about how to improve their business in…

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Are U.S. Stocks Expensive?

By Dr. Hassan Shirvani—-As U.S. stock prices reach new historic highs, many investors are now wondering if another stock market cycle of boom and bust is at hand.  Indeed, many financial advisors are already recommending a shifting away from stocks…

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An Evening of Storytelling: Finding Purpose at Work by Conscious Capitalism Houston Chapter- Sum and Substance

By Clémence Bouchetal-Geffriaud—On the 19th of September, 2017, I attended an event that the Houston chapter of “Conscious Capitalism” and “Sum and Substance” co-hosted. The event and conversations- “storytelling”- were aimed at exploring the idea of finding purpose at work….

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Words of Wisdom for CSB 2017 Graduates From Denise Castillo-Rhodes

By Nelson Carvajal —-I had the privilege of attending and being part of the spring 2017 Cameron School of Business Honors Convocation and Graduation Celebration. After working for about five years in the Oil Refining Business as a Process Engineer,…

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Tips And Advice For Good And Effective Presentations

  By Dr. Patricio Torres-Palacio —-It was the evening of September 26, 1960. America was witnessing a historic moment: the first general election presidential debate shown on television. After all these years, it has been mentioned that Senator John F….

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CSB Career Day 2017: The Accounting Panel

By Elsy Perez– During the CSB 2017 Career Day, several disciplinary and industry focused  panels were part of the rich and informative sessions available to attendees. Accounting was one of the various disciplinary focused panels that had four experienced and…

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