Starting a new business venture is among the most popular goals of the new year. Yet many potential founders quickly hit the wall, deterred by the slim prospect of finding venture capital (VC) to finance their endeavor. That’s a big mistake, says Dileep Rao, clinical professor at FIU Business, Forbes blogger, and a frequent speaker on entrepreneurship […]
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FIU Business establishes new business book imprint.
FIU Business has teamed up with the nation’s fastest-growing independent publishing house to create FIU Business Press, a unique imprint designed to bring resources for business success to a wide audience. With the college’s Office of Executive Education spearheading the effort, FIU Business Press was created as an imprint of Mango Publishing of Coral Gables. The publishing house, led by […]
FIU College of Business shares the secrets of “unicorn entrepreneurs” in new program.
Florida International University’s College of Business (FIU Business) will launch a first-of-its kind program, Developing High-Potential Ventures with Skills – Not Venture Capital. Designed for South Florida entrepreneurs, technologists and students, the program will benefit those in the region who want to create and control wealth by starting and scaling a growth venture. Participants in […]
Masa’s folly: How WeWork differs from Uber and Airbnb.
By now, anyone interested in venture capital and initial public offerings has heard about Masayoshi Son’s losses in Uber and his folly in investing in WeWork at the valuation that he did. This newest investing star appears to be flaming out in his $2 billion investment in WeWork at a valuation of $47 billion when […]
FIU Business shapes new strategy for International Business and Management Departments.
To foster the ongoing achievement of its internationally-recognized faculty and programs, FIU Business will reorganize the Department of Management and International Business (MIB) into two independent units, with International Business and Strategy faculty in one department and Human Resources Management and Organizational Behavior faculty in the other. Dean Joanne Li announced the decision after reviewing […]
How The Rest Of America Can Compete With Silicon Valley
Silicon Valley is a juggernaut. It is in the same category as some of the world’s great civilizations that changed the course of human history, including Athens, Rome, London, and New York, by being the center for the most aggressive, intelligent, and entrepreneurial people in the universe. It is the Goliath of new-business development. In […]
My View: Why both Gov. Scott and the Florida Legislature are right — and wrong
According to the Miami Herald (10/9/15, page 10A), Gov. Rick Scott and economist Amy Baker of the state Legislature disagree about the strategy to create jobs in Florida. Scott wants to offer financial incentives to recruit larger, out-of-state companies to Florida. Baker wants to focus on Florida’s small businesses based on the assumption that small […]
Faculty Notes: May-June 2015
School of Accounting Kenneth Henry (PhD Business Administration ’08, MAAC ’94), clinical associate professor, was the subject of an article entitled “The Virtual Professor” which appeared in a 2015 special supplement of Accounting and Business, a magazine from the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants). Miriam Weismann, clinical professor and academic director of the Healthcare […]
Faculty Notes: March 2015
College of Business Serving as judges for the FIU Track of the Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge were Associate Professor Karlene Cousins (Department of Decision Sciences and Information System), Professor Seema Pissaris (Department of Management and International Business) and Associate Professor Kimberly A. Taylor (Department of Marketing). Department of Decision Sciences and Information Systems Min Chen, […]
One Difference Between Corporate CEOs And Billion-Dollar Entrepreneurs
Jamie Dimon has just joined a long list of CEOs who is doing well even though their companies suffered a huge hit. The others are CEOs such as Stanley O’Neal, Charles Prince and Martin Sullivan. One year after paying $20 billion in penalties, JP Morgan Chase has just given its CEO a raise. About a […]