‘Long-Term Thinking in a Short-Term World’ is Topic of UConn’s Thought Leadership Breakfast Seminar on Mar. 10 in Stamford

Executive Breakfast: Long-term Thinking in a Short-term World | Mar. 10, 2016

“Long-Term Thinking in a Short-Term World” is the topic of the UConn School of Business’ second program in the Spring 2016 Thought Leadership Breakfast Seminar series.

The program will be March 10 at the UConn Stamford Campus, 1 University Place, Stamford, beginning at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast and networking. The keynote presentation, by management professor David Souder, will be from 8 to 8:45 a.m. Register here or for more information, please contact Katherine Ruiz at (203) 251-8465 or

In times of crisis and rapid change, short-term thinking helps firms survive. But, to prosper over the long-term, the transformational impact of long-term action is a necessity. Souder will share the latest thoughts on how to keep your organization prosperous by incorporating long-term thinking, even when facing pressure for short-term results.

Souder’s ongoing research analyzes the experiences and consequences of firms’ long-horizon investments, including capital infrastructure, organization design and mergers and acquisitions. His articles have been published in top academic journals. In conjunction with the Network for Business Sustainability, Souder is the lead author of a report on ways to incorporate long-term thinking into current business decisions.

Souder is the academic director of UConn’s Executive MBA program and the Ph.D. Coordinator of the management department. Before joining academia, Souder spent a decade in the private sector as a strategy consultant based in New York and London. He also serves as the finance director for a start-up that launched a non-profit charter school in New York, and continues to advise business and community organizations.

UConn Stamford Marketing Club Conducts Charity Drive

UConn Stamford Marketing Club’s 2015 Toy and Food Drive (Kevin McEvoy/UConn School of Business)
UConn Stamford Marketing Club’s 2015 Toy and Food Drive (Kevin McEvoy/UConn School of Business)

The UConn Stamford Marketing Club has taken the lead in helping others this holiday season. The Club has initiated both a Canned Foods and a Toys for Tots drive that will distribute food and toys for the under privileged in the Stamford area. Emails, social media and word of mouth have been used by the Club to spread the word to the Stamford campus community. Two boxes for collection and a large sign have been located outside the Student Government Association (SGA) office across from the campus gym, along the busy main corridor leading from the front forum to the back classrooms. Digital Marketing & Analytics major, Cassandra Packer stated in an email, “We are trying to embody the giving spirit of the holidays and give back to those in need for our first major project.”

The club has also been active in attracting new members with advertising, Google Groups, registration events and person to person outreach. The UConn Stamford Marketing Club was founded early this fall semester when two groups of students working independently merged to become the latest student driven club recognized by the Stamford Campus SGA. Club interest has been driven by club leaders Cassandra Packer, William Helmrich, and Molly McHugh, and is overseen by club advisors Matt Longcore, Kevin McEvoy, and SGA advisor Gail Riquier.

Students interested in joining the UConn Stamford Marketing Club can click here for more information.

Cosmo Editor Shares Advice

Joanna Coles, Cosmopolitan Magazine

Work Becomes Easier When You Get to the Top

How do I ask for a raise?

That’s one of the most common questions that the editors of Cosmopolitan magazine are asked every year, said Editor-in-Chief Joanna Coles.

Coles, who since 2012 has led the world’s largest women’s magazine, with 18 million readers in the U.S. alone, regaled some 300 women with stories of career and life, at the third annual Women Entrepreneurs Empowerment Forum on Sept. 18. The event was presented by Platinum Sponsor MasterCard and hosted by the UConn School of Business at UConn Stamford.Continue Reading

Big Data Misconceptions, Myths and Magic

Westfair Communications- To clarify the misconceptions and share the truth behind what makes big data collection and analysis valuable for businesses, the University of Connecticut’s School of Business is offering an executive education program called “Demystifying Big Data” Wednesday, Oct. 7 at the UConn campus in Stamford.

Joanna Coles of Cosmopolitan to Speak at Women’s Entrepreneurship Forum

Connecticut Magazine – Women helping and inspiring other women—that is the crux of the Women Entrepreneurs Empowerment Forum, which will take place at the UConn Stamford Campus on Friday, Sept. 18. It will be a day full of networking opportunities, informative workshops and a keynote talk for women entrepreneurs in Connecticut and Greater New York.

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Election Day Game-Plan

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Connecticut Secretary of State Denise Merrill and UConn School of Business Dean John Elliott (Av Harris/CT Office of the Secretary of the State)

School of Business to Offer Mandated Training, in Convenient Locations, for State’s 338 Registrars

Secretary of the State Denise Merrill and UConn School of Business Dean John A. Elliott today announced a partnership that will bring formal training and education to the state’s 338 Registrars of Voters for the first time in election history.

“Up until now there has really been no formal way to train new registrars,” Merrill said. “It’s been almost a buddy system, where a new registrar will seek advice from an experienced one and ask how to do the job.”Continue Reading

CEO Evolution Offers a View from the Top

Fairfield County Business Journal – For the second consecutive year, accounting firm Citrin Cooperman gathered a panel of CEOs to UConn Stamford’s General Re Auditorium — filling it again with an audience of 200 — for a give-and-take with Mark Fagan, managing partner at the firm.

The questions were designed to plumb the CEOs’ successes and harvest their anecdotes. The CEOs responded with unguarded responses that ran from whimsy — “I always wanted to be a ballerina” — to horror: “When you hit the water at 74 mph it’s like hitting cement.”

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Advice from the Top

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Pictured, L to R: Anne Mulcahy, Tom Kallish, and Denis Nayden

Three Outstanding CEOs Share Business Insight, Success at ‘CEO Evolution’ Program in Stamford

Be a coach, be a leader, be a taskmaster—but don’t ever be a jerk.

Establish a strong network, but if you need additional help, reach out and ask for it. Even strangers can be strong allies.

Don’t plan your career path so rigidly that you miss out on new and amazing opportunities that can enhance your future in ways you never imagined.

That was some of the advice that three exceptional CEOs shared at the second annual “CEO Evolution’’ June 15 at the University of Connecticut’s Stamford campus. The program, attended by almost 200, was presented by Citrin Cooperman, the University of Connecticut School of Business and the Fairfield County Business Journal.Continue Reading