It is unclear if people knew that this was reality, or if they’d constructed an elaborate delusion believing that they were witnessing a TV show. Either way, what they did know is that it was free, and a constant source of fun.
Long revered as a sex guru by her classmates, Betty Booth, class of 1945, has been advising classmates for the last 30 years. Believing she has advice that can be passed on to the millennials of the Booth generation, she has kindly agreed to join the ChiBus team as guest advice columnist.
The University of Chicago, Booth School of Business today announced that it had hired the Sorting Hat to join the Career Services team with immediate effect.
The ski trip gave us enough sample size to categorize the participants into a number of different groups. Now, contrary to everything that MCG has taught most of Booth, this list is definitely not MECE, but similar to popular news channels - none of this is based on any kind of actual fact or reality
It’s news to most Boothies that, just like the secret menu at Chipotle (Quesaritos and Burritodillas, yes please) or Shake Shack (Shack-cago dogs: worth a try just to pay homage to the Windy City), there is actually a secret menu of classes.
Winter is always coming in Chicago, and Business school is all about money, sex, and leadership struggles.
Names have been redacted to prevent social ostracization…
A few Boothies and I managed to escape the polar vortex in Chicago this winter in exchange for sunshine and endless tapas in Barcelona. We are one month into our IBEP exchange program at IESE Business School, and it has been nothing short of a blast.
Next time you find yourself in need of a stamp, printed poster, or Booth spiral notebook, do not worry about traversing outside in the sub-zero temperatures. Stop by Harper 108 and put a face to the name of the people who help you.
With the mission of taking Booth to greater heights, Team Elevate beat Team Happy Healthy Booth, to win the 2019 GBC election. Sarah Liu, the newly elected President, and her team share their vision for the coming year.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is a nonprofit affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Since the mid-twentieth century, the Foundation has been dedicated to promoting the global competitiveness of American businesses by supporting programs that support corporate citizenship and public-private partnerships.
Nate Silver’s successful prognostications in 2008 and 2012, and his better-than-most performance in 2016 led to this question from the audience. But what is the secret of his success, and what can we learn from him?
Booth’s flagship entrepreneurship and venture focused event Seedcon, co-hosted by Polsky and the Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Group at Booth inspired 200+ attendees with keynote speakers Eric Feng (General Partner KPCB, Founding CTO Flipboard & Hulu), Antonio Gracias (Founder, CEO and Chief Investment Officer, Valor Equity), and panels on blockchain, future of transport, AR and VR.
Evening & Weekend
On Saturday, January 19th, the Program Office and the Leadership Development team piloted a Leadership Retreat for Evening MBA and Weekend MBA students.
In bustling London, a group of Boothies from the evening & weekend program were in the land of Lords and Earls to network, spend time with London based alumni, attend some intriguing sessions besides just having fun- the Booth way.
The biggest issue in international development is not a lack of interest, funding or desire to drive growth and improvement, but a lack of coordination across key actors – governments, firms and nonprofits – to align incentives and drive real, maintainable change. Until we start to achieve that better, development will continue to happen in fits and starts as it has in the past.
It’s a phenomenon we hear a lot about today, but is hard to define: populism. Depending on your perspective, it’s a word that could bring to mind union leaders or socialists to fascists and anywhere in between, and in its most radical forms is associated with some of the worst atrocities in modern history. But what exactly is populism, and is it inherently bad?
But I’m not all that worried about the technology of the future; what worries me is the technology of the present. For a few years now, one of the biggest trends at CES has been smart-home technology. This means taking all of your appliances - from doorbells to mattresses and everything in between - and connecting them to the internet and your smartphone.
Globalization has broadened the market, meaning that Americans now compete with workers from around the world. Yet our educational system has failed to keep pace. In the middle of the pack or worse on international test scores, the US ranked 30th in math and 19th in science out of 35 countries total within the OECD, an organization of mostly rich nations.
Steve Levitt, U Chicago Economics Professor and Freakonomics guru, argues that “everything is data, it’s just a matter of [whether or not] I am clever enough to figure out how to use it”. As we move into an era where data about every action we take will be captured, the combined forces of economics and computer science will allow us to use that knowledge to create impact and change.
Markets this week continued a downward spiral spurred first by trade war concerns last month and egged on by the Federal Reserve raising rates. These strong market forces have obscured some of the fundamental growth companies may have announced in their earnings leading to an overall mixed market uncertain investing environment. Ahead, we discuss the three major factors at play.
Sunday evening is a great time to catch up with friends over coffee, wrap-up your study group session on a foundations class or engage in the race of filling in your name first in the MCG activities spreadsheet. It is arguably not the most likely time to think about matters like student government and participation in collective procedures.
I believe that Bolsonaro's rise has less to do with people connecting to his ideas and more to do with a hatred that many Brazilians developed for PT (the leftist party that kept power in Brazil for 14 years) and a general lack of belief in traditional politicians.
This was supposed to be an article blindly supporting Haddad (PT) for the second-round election. But I won’t insult your intelligence: there were better options in the first-round, such as Marina, Ciro, and even Amoedo.
Rising voices at both extremes propose grandiose policies that would radically reshape the perceptions of America, from building a wall to keep out the tired, poor, huddled masses, to nationalizing healthcare in the land of free markets and capitalism. But some are standing athwart these forces, trying to pull the country back together. One of those voices is Matt Lewis.
On Tuesday, February 5th, three renowned scholars debated the place of faith in the world today. Professor David Nirenberg, the Interim Dean of the UChicago Divinity School, moderated the discussion
When I heard of First Day – the idea of meeting my future (potential) friends, experiencing the community, TNDC and even a class – it sounded fantastic! But I was in India and only dreaming.