Social Media: The Power of Now
"Keep it real. Remain engaged. Do it for the force of good," moderator Dean Akande told the overflow crowd at Webster University in St. Louis last week to conclude the Walker Speaker Series special social media panel "Bettering Your Business". Experts in the social media field representing corporations, advertising, financial institutions and nonprofits fielded questions from Dean Akande and the audience on everything from setting a foundation of engagement to then measuring the ROI. Watch the full panel discussion, see pictures of the event, read blogs and tweets from the day here.
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Deniz Saral Voted ACBSP International President-Elect
Dr. Deniz Saral, chair of the WSBT business department at Webster University – Geneva will be lending his expertise and leadership skills to The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs as the new president of the ACBSP's International Council of Business Schools (Region 8). Colleagues across Europe and Asia unanimously voted for Dr. Saral to lead them during their annual conference last month.
"This new role will allow me to visit universities across the world so that they can benefit from the Webster experience," Dr. Saral said. (Read More)
Love Is A Killer App
You can't judge a book by its cover, or its title. Before you start singing Kumbaya thinking our latest WSBT review is on a "feel good" book that urges dulling your competitive edge, think again. It's about using your influence to help others with the end result being a boost for yourself. It is also the latest in a year full of great business book reads that got us here at WSBT thinking. Here's our Top 5.
It's has been six long years since Russia was named a member of the BRICs, a group many said would be the most dominant economies over the next five decades. Despite the promise given Brazil, Russia, India and China, many started questioning Russia's membership in the elite quartet when its economy shrank last year by 8%. Russia's future as an economic world leader was the topic of discussion at Webster Vienna's third Annual Alumni Symposium "Where do we go with Ruble and Co?."
View pictures and read Reprivatizing Russia here.