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Aubrey Webson: Empowering the Blind through the Africa Forum

November 17, 2010 ·

More than 20 million people in Africa are blind or partially sighted and in need of assistance, yet they often have nowhere to turn. Dr. Aubrey Webson (DM 2002) is changing that...

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Matt Gymer: Innovating the Future of Healthcare

October 30, 2010 ·

Dr. Gymer is building cross-disciplinary labs where a variety of diverse health care stakeholders can convene and explore patient care and innovation... his DM training have enabled him to tackle such a complex endeavor: “It is more than just an educational experience, it changes the way you view the world, and the way you compose your professional and personal life. You learn the value of ‘reframing’ problems... The quantitative and qualitative skills and tools that we learn are invaluable to problem solving in a rapidly changing global economy.... It really works. As a practitioner and leader, bringing scholarly rigor to transformation activities is a competitive advantage as we design a sustainable innovation practice.”

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Thomas Garvey, DM Class of 2000, named Director at Baldwin-Wallace College

September 08, 2010 ·

A press release was sent out on September 3, 2010 regarding Tom Garvey's new position at Baldwin-Wallace College.  Tom is an alumnus of the DM Program, Class of 2000.  His research in the DM Program focused on issues around parental choice of elementary schools within the Cleveland Catholic Diocese and how those choices affect the financial policies of diocesan schools.

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Eric Woychik Finds Enron’s Trading Practices Result from too Much Market Certainty

August 31, 2010 ·

According to the classic view of market competition, if all participants in the market had perfect information, prices would naturally be forced downward by those market participants. However, Enron traders and their ilk had virtually perfect information about their market and about the actions of other traders.  The result was collusion, gaming, and artificially inflated market prices... In an extraordinary example of practitioner scholarship, Eric Woychik (DM 2006) drew upon the work of Nobel Laureate Robert Aumann in his analysis of Enron's trading practices...

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Karie Willyerd’s Book on How Millenials are Transforming the Workplace

July 27, 2010 ·

By 2014, according to Karie Willyerd (DM 2003), 47% of workforce will be comprised of "millenials" (those people born after 1979) and their presence will dramatically revolutionize the workplace... Those organizations that understand this shift will prosper, and Dr. Willyerd (with her co-author Jeanne Meister) detail many of the ways that globalization, changes in demographics, and the explosion of social media are transforming the workplace in their new book : The 2020 Workplace: How Innovative Companies Attract, Develop, and Keep Tomorrow's Employees Today...

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Ron Fountain Named MetroHealth System Board Chair

June 24, 2010 ·

Ron Fountain (DM 1999) has recently been appointed the Chair of the MetroHealth System Board of Trustees for a term that runs through 2013. The MetroHealth System is among the nation's largest public medical institutions...

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Zara Larsen Hosts Radio Program about Leading Change

June 08, 2010 ·

Zara Larsen (DM 2007) is all about change... Her research, consulting practice, and Tucson radio program all focus on issues around leading change... The radio program, ""Circles of Change: Where Your Path Is Created by Walking on It," is in its third season.

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Rob Hilton Advising U.S. Policy on Low-Income Long-Term Care

June 02, 2010 ·

Rob Hilton (DM 2005) was one of thirty thought leaders invited to Washington D.C. in May in an effort to tackle the tough problem of how to best care for low-income seniors over the long term... he was invited to this exclusive summit primarily because of some pioneering research his organization originated and supported on the topic.  According to Dr. Hilton, it was the DM program that opened his eyes to the power of such research as a guide to practice, and inspired him to invest in the research project. 

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Joe Mandato's Insight into the Way Venture Capitalists Think about Opportunities

May 21, 2010 ·

Dr. Mandato was asked to deliver the prestigious Case-Coulter Distinguished Lecture ... and in this lecture he spelled out his thought process for determining whether a startup represents a good investment opportunity for his firm.  In this lecture he described how he analyzes key elements of a potential investment, including the business opportunity, management team,  market, intellectual property, regulatory factors, ROI, and the deal itself. 

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Stan Sloane’s SRA Awarded $1.5 Billion Contract from Department of Defense

May 18, 2010 ·

According to Dr. Sloane, the Weatherhead DM program helped sharpen the analytical skills that help him deal with complex problems.  He indicated that the program "made a fundamental change on my way of thinking - the applied research; the way you look at data; the way you analyze data is different..."

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