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Why it pays to have Gen Z women on business teams

Fox Business – For most CEOs, HR partners and operations directors who have never given much thought to Gen Z, those born between 1995-2010, data from a new report should be their wake-up call: Pay attention to the “innovation Opens a New Window. generation” if you want to drive growth and global competitiveness.





In-House Counsel Insights: What In-House Counsel Need to Know About Blockchain

The National Law Review – Ward and Smith attorney Trip Coyne moderated a discussion with three panelists:

David Noble, director of The Peter J. Werth Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation Management at the University of Connecticut and Founder of GunClear.
Stephen Rogers, vice president of blockchain initiatives for supply chain industry platforms at IBM, and
Bob Meeks, a Ward and Smith patent attorney.

They started by explaining what blockchain — the technology that powers cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin as well as a growing number of business applications — is.

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With Few Options, Lamont Considers Taxing Groceries

The CT Mirror – Gov. Ned Lamont wants to end Connecticut’s cycle of budget deficits, deliver property-tax relief and amass a fiscal bulwark against the next recession. But to do it, he may push wary legislators to extend the sales tax for the first time to groceries, medications and other long-exempt items.

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Ashley DeCarlo: ‘I Don’t Want to Wish I’d Done More’

Ashley DeCarlo ’19 (above) shows off her crepe-making skills at Farmhouse Crepes in Downtown Storrs.  Ashley also handles their social media in addition to her regular duties, plus a job at Geezeo in Glastonbury, not to mention a full set of classes and cheerleading!  (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)
Ashley DeCarlo ’19 (above) shows off her crepe-making skills at Farmhouse Crepes in Downtown Storrs. Ashley also handles their social media in addition to her regular duties, plus a job at Geezeo in Glastonbury, not to mention a full set of classes and cheerleading! (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)

Ashley DeCarlo could best be described as unstoppable.Continue Reading




Semin Park Wins Lee Hakel Award

Semin Park pinning up the University of Iowa pennant.
Semin pinning up the University of Iowa pennant. (Nancy Crouch/UConn School of Business)

A few weeks ago Semin Park, a 5th year Management doctoral student, stopped by my office with a twinkle in her eye and a box in her hand. The box contained a university pennant that she would pin to my wall showing academic placements. Continue Reading