Walt Conn spends a lot of time on airplanes. The 1985 Harbert accounting alumnus is Global Chief Operating Officer—Quality, Risk and Regulatory for KPMG.
No streaming devices. No live classes on your phone.Heck, way before CDs. Before there was a Harbert College, distance learning started with VHS tapes and a VCR.
As business expands globally, so much rests on the ability of people from different cultures and countries to communicate faster than ever. But emphatic messages often dissolve into confusion. What begins as a significant conversation never reaches the other side of the table.
Of course it all starts with an idea. Necessity being the mother of invention, it could be a problem needing a solution or a solution to a problem we don’t yet know we have.
Over my 20-plus years of being one, I have often been asked, “What is an entrepreneur?”
Benny LaRussa is a leading backer of entrepreneurship efforts at Harbert.
Business Ethics is a Team Sport, says O.C. Ferrell, director of the Center for Ethical
Organizational Cultures in the Harbert College of Business.
There’s the impression that business execs and their companies are all about the buck; that “greed is good,” and that ethics and principles, honesty and integrity, often take a back seat to the single-minded pursuit of the dollar.
Odds are you’ve seen a Salt Life logo on a vehicle or an item of apparel. But what drives the company behind the symbol?
Psychopathy, Narcissism and Machiavellianism are known as the “dark triad.” But some of the dark qualities may actually be necessary to get the job done.