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What is the Metaverse?

By: Dr. Elham Mousavidin From the Digital Assets to the Metaverse Would you pay $4,000 for a digital Gucci bag? That is, for a bag that you cannot actually carry, but can only own as an image on a computer?  It is hard to believe, but in May 2021 someone actually did that.  The digital…

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The Impact of Inter- and Intra-functional Diversity on Project Teams

By: Dr. Sujin K Horwitz A project team is generally defined as a group of individuals with diverse knowledge, expertise and experience to collaborate on a project which may be temporary or long-standing (Edmondson & Nembhard, 2009). From the definition, one significant element of project teams is the relevance of functional diversity, the extent to…

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We All Need A Lucky Break This Thanksgiving

By: Lynn R. Godwin If there’s a single lesson that life teaches us, it’s that wishing doesn’t make it so. –Lev Grossman Say it ain’t so Lev.  Say it ain’t so.  Folks need to wish for things.  Without wishes, what would marketers do?  We need wishes (along with needs and wants) to fulfil.  Wishes keep…

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Win-win scenarios are generally not the ideal for either party in war or sports.

Sporting events, such as the Olympics, have often superseded the political landscape, offering national pride to the winner, along with boasting rights that may not be possible on the battlefield. With much literature aimed at integrative negotiations, we step back to examine negotiations in sports. In particular, we evaluate negotiations and conflict management styles in…

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AI and the Future of Human Decision Making: Winter is coming! Is it though?

By Dr. Pooya Tabesh—Will we lose our jobs to an army of intelligent machines? Will artificial intelligence (AI) systems advance to the point that human decision making becomes obsolete? Should we get prepared to defend ourselves against killer robots? Is “winter” coming? While these important questions have been around for a few decades, efforts to…

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Why Should we Read the Encyclicals?

By Mayra Addison—During the first class of my course “Energy & Environment: A Sustainable Approach” we go over the syllabus and main topics…. and then we reach the part when I say “we will study two Papal Encyclicals.” After more than 8 years teaching this course, the reactions and the looks on the faces of…

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Dear Students: When It’s Okay to be “All About Me”

By Dr. Michele Simms—-In Daniel Pink’s book DRIVE: The Surprising Truth of What Motivates Us (2009), he includes Peter Drucker as one of seven business thinkers who get it.  Drucker, the most influential management thinker of the 20th century, is cited for creating a revolution in human affairs: managing oneself. Best known for his ideas on…

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Celts Exploring Businesses Tours HMRI Facilities

By Kimberly Dinh—In September 2018, I had the opportunity to tour Houston Texas Methodist Institute through CSB’s Celts Exploring Businesses program. Along with a group of CSB students, I got to meet individuals from highly respected positions in the medical field and have a sneak peak of HMRI’s operations that aim at improving patient care…

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Ethical Character: Is a Standardized Assessment Possible?

“In order to good deeds, it matters not only what a man does, but also how he does it; to wit, that he do it from right choice and not merely from impulse or passion.” —St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologiae, I-II.q57.a5   By Dr. Samuel B. Condic —In the Cameron School of Business at the…

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Celts Exploring Businesses – FedEx Facility Tour

On Friday March 23, 2018, I had the opportunity to tour one of Houston’s FedEx Facility with one of our very own alumni, John Sullivan. My peers and I were privileged to see shipping in action and learn how FedEx operates their business and facility to ensure that we get our packages in time. I…

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