Monthly Archives: July 2012

USD School of Business travels through time

The USD School of Business is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. Seeing how far the school has come in 40 years, I got thinking about our talented faculty and staff and wanted to know how far they have come in the past 40 years.  Where were they 40 years ago? We’ll be highlighting many of their stories – and photos! – over the next few months.

For our first highlight, we find Mark J. Riedy in the Nixon Whitehouse. Mark …Read Full Article

Celebrating community-building

Signs of community in San Diego

Last week I had two opportunities to recognize the enduring value of community-building.

First, I attended an event for the presentation of the report on Our Greater San Diego Vision. The San Diego Foundation facilitated this civic engagement project, ultimately gathering over 30,000 survey responses from community members.  (I was one of them, and I can tell you this was not a quick survey.  I think I spent over ½ hour on it.)  This number …Read Full Article

Big Gulp ban and USD School of Business faculty research

It’s hot in NYC, and about to get hotter. Next week, Mayor Bloomberg’s Big Gulp ban goes to a public hearing before the Department of Health. New Yorkers for Beverage Choices, a group opposing the ban on extra-large sized sugary drinks, has gathered over 60,000 names on a petition they plan to present at the hearing.

Now, I’m just saying, if I was in the food and drink-banning business, I would leave the sugary drinks alone and go after Burger King’s …Read Full Article

Business, ethics and Libor

So, I was on the plane traveling home from Italy and reading the July 7th edition of The Economist. On page 9, two brief and troubling stories caught my eye.

First, the manipulation of LIBOR (London inter-bank offered rate) by Barclays bank, and apparently a host of other banks. Second, a $3 billion fine on GlaxoSmithKline for “over-aggressive marketing and selective use of clinical-trials data.”  The company “was accused of using cash payments to doctors disguised as consulting fees and ‘lavish …Read Full Article

USD School of Business on top of the world

USD School of Business Dean, Dave Pyke, on top of Monte Tremezzo, above Lake Como, Italy


Dave Pyke climbing the trail up Monte Tremezzo


 Lake Como from about 5,300 feet up

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