Posts Tagged ‘ internal environment ’

Allstate Corporation-Lessons Learned from Katrina

May 3, 2011
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The largest publicly-held personal lines insurance company in the US, Allstate faced criticism for its handling of claims from Hurricane Katrina. In this video clip, Allstate CEO Thomas Wilson emphasizes the importance of quick response, when facing a disaster as significant as the Katrina aftermath. Wilson believes that it is important to make mistakes and…

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February ’11 – EC

February 22, 2011
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A recent Prezi presentation by Derek Bruff of Vanderbilt University, Dwayne Harapnuik of Abilene Christian University, and Jim Julius of San Diego State University discusses the relationship between social technologies and teaching pedagogy over time. They contend that the greatest challenge of the oral information age was accessing information; of the print information age was…

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Data set for strategy crafters

February 18, 2011
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Which dataset is the most revelatory for strategy crafters? What query will result in the best data-finding for drafting conclusions? How much will it cost in time and money to get access to this data? Will the time/cost/prospective finding lead to a significant conclusion and ultimately to a strategic choice that all stakeholders in the…

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January Reflection – EC

January 19, 2011
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Statistics surround us. Learning to use them effectively challenges all of us to find new ways to collect, filter, display, and explain them. Hans Rosling, as shown in the video clip this month, has a Swedish non-profit operation called Gapminder that celebrates the understanding of facts through visualization. On the website, visit the Wingspan Productions’…

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Decision-making under uncertainty

January 19, 2011
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Using your classroom teams in their online Wiki sites, have students conduct the following studies: This month’s research article on technology-enabled trends presents several disruptive technologies. Pick one of these trends and illustrate some expected impacts this trend will have on GDP. After reviewing this month’s video clip on “Leading Ideas from Australian Executives,” conduct…

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2010 U.S. Census data

January 19, 2011
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As researchers begin to sift through the 2010 U.S. Census data, one of the emerging trends is the migration to states with affordable housing and plentiful work opportunities. Sunbelt states were no longer the destination of first choice. Will this be a long term trend? Will California and Florida be able to overcome their economic…

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