Economic Inequality: What Will You Do about It?

“Think of your [fellow men] like unto yourselves, and be familiar with all and free with your substance, that they may be rich like unto you. But before ye seek for riches . . . seek ye for the intent to do good—to clothe the naked, and to feed the hungry, and to liberate the captive, and administer relief to the sick and the afflicted” (Jacob 2:17-18 from The Book of Mormon). In my Darden MBA program I took an … Continue Reading

What’s It Like to Be a Consultant?

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a business consultant?   If you are considering business consulting as a career, you will appreciate the insights I gained from attending Deloitte’s Consulting Early Connections … Continue Reading

How to Change the World in 4 Simple Steps

Have you ever wanted to  change the world?   Is there some cause you are passionate about, but have no idea where to start? When you think about it, there are  only four  simple steps … Continue Reading

12 Best Things to Do the Summer Before Your MBA Program Starts

What to Do the Summer Before Your MBA Program Starts . . . ? Many MBA admits take it easy the summer before starting their MBA studies.   Resting and enjoying your summer is one … Continue Reading

Unintentional Comedy: How to Save Yourself from Direct Marketing, MLM, and Network Marketing

Your friend invites you to dinner to discuss something amazing—a well-kept secret that could change your life! Oh, brother.   You’ve been down this road before, and you fear being cornered into yet another multilevel … Continue Reading

Measuring Facebook Engagement: a Scientific Study

Not everybody uses Facebook in the same way.   Some people share lots of photos and frequent status updates.   Other people enjoy looking at their friends’ posts but not sharing new content regularly. I … Continue Reading

Are the Low Birth Rates in the US a Problem?

Birth rates are important statistics for economists to keep their eyes on. As worldwide birthrates have fallen in most countries, this brings up a number of economic concerns.   When the birthrate falls below what … Continue Reading

Mimi’s MBA Accounting Notes

As a non-traditional MBA candidate, I am learning accounting the summer before my program starts.   I thought it would be helpful to publish these notes for people like me to reference as they learn … Continue Reading

Mimi West, Co-Founder, My Dream Teacher

Insights from My MBA Career Kickoff Meeting at Darden

I just got home from my first on-grounds event at Darden as an admitted student: my Career Kickoff Meeting!   I had a delightful conversation with Margaret Weeks about my career goals and Darden-related questions. … Continue Reading

Painful Revolution: The Music Industry is Neither Dead nor Dying

Music: the Most Hotly-Debated Art Form Have you noticed that people have stronger opinions about music than any other art form?   You’ll never hear people debating the true purpose of painting or dance the … Continue Reading

Design Thinking in a Nutshell

There has been considerable buzz about design thinking, a new approach to managerial problem-solving.   Fittingly, the Darden School of Business provides great executive educational resources, not the least of which is a webinar on … Continue Reading

How to Identify the Hottest New Trends

As an aspiring brand manager, I’m constantly striving to keep my finger on the pulse of the hottest new trends.   Occasionally, I’ll even write about them on this blog. In this break-neck paced mobile … Continue Reading

Does Manipulation Work in Marketing?

Let’s face it: manipulation is rampant in marketing campaigns.   The whole idea that marketers are trying to get you to do something–usually buy a product or service ASAP–is pretty manipulative.   But when does … Continue Reading