Tea and Transition
Webster's Global MBA students are always changing, always transitioning from one location and culture to another. Just last month this outstanding class of 15 said 'adieu' to Geneva and started settling into their new home in London. This week they reveled in the transitional story of Dr. Beth Stroble, who while visiting the university in London took tea with the class and shared her own evolution as the new president of Webster University.
"In typical Webster University fashion, the reception with Dr. Stroble was another instance of how personally committed the faculty and staff are to openly communicating with the students," remarked Krystle Gomez after the tea. "It is always a privilege to speak with someone with such a varied background as Dr. Stroble."
For Global Kyle Noack, the reception allowed his class to reconnect not only with her but with all the faculty, staff, and fellow colleagues at the Regents Park campus.
"She talked about her passion and love for the University," said Noack. "It was great to hear her transition story because of the link it had to my life as well. As a global MBA student I am always transitioning, from each term and country visited."
The Globals next transition takes place next month when they leave London for their next semester of study in Leiden, The Netherlands.
For more on the Globals, click here. Read The Journal's article on Webster University's Global MBA program. President Stroble’s visit to Webster University in London is highlighted here.
Selling an Experience
"We don't sell socks," Vivek Nagrani told the audience at Wednesday's Success to Significance Speakers Series address. "We are offering an experience."
Designer Nagrani's experience is one millions want to have. The owner of The Ovadafut Hosiery Company has become a sensation in the clothing business with his unforgettable socks that fill the shoes of several former U.S. presidents and prominent business leaders. They are wearable pieces of art, each named after an employee or customer, which Nagrani developed into a success after building his business plan based on the power of relationships.
"It's never about what you are selling. It's about relationships," Nagrani told his audience at Woody's Men's Store. "Friendships last longer than any economic downturn."
See pictures of Wednesday's event. Read The Journal's article on Vivek Nagrani and The St. Louis Post-Dispatch article.