Is Open Banking Really a Thing?

October 9, 2019 by
With open banking, is technology creating a decentralized future of banking? Smartphone apps like Mint and Personal Capital paved the way for customers to access the entirety of their financial data in one place, but now, major banks are beginning to enter the open banking game. What are the repercussions for traditional banking institutions? What […]

Tory Bruno: Is There Really Money in Space Tourism?

July 20, 2019 by
United Launch Alliance CEO Tory Bruno chats with Dean Paul Jarley on the state of space exploration. 50 years after the Apollo 11 moon landing, rocket launch technology has drastically improved and the prospect of commercial space travel is almost top of mind. Can space tourism really become the multi-billion dollar market that some expect […]

Is Rebranding Really a Thing?

July 10, 2019 by
  Some claim a company’s brand is its most valuable asset, while a logo can have a powerful impact on consumer behaviors. Household names like Coca-Cola, Tropicana and Gap are just a few examples of companies that have enjoyed tremendous success and endured rebranding failures. But how much can packaging, imagery and marketing tactics really […]

Are Smart Cities Really a Thing?

May 20, 2019 by
As technology rapidly improves and provides people with a never-ending list of ways to stay connected, those responsible for urban planning are finding new ways to integrate connectedness with essential city services. Cities like Orlando are jumping into the smart city movement with hopes to build a data-driven infrastructure that will support safer, cleaner and […]

Teaching Leadership: Is It Really a Thing?

May 20, 2019 by
Some people are born with leadership skills, but that doesn’t necessarily mean others can’t learn. Dr. James T. Brown packs an impressive 16 years of increasingly responsible leadership positions at NASA and later worked as a consultant and trainer in leadership, project management and decision making before becoming a faculty member at the UCF College […]

Can You Really Start a Business With no Money?

January 29, 2019 by
Starting a business with no money or funding could be easier than you think. Jesse Wolfe, founder and CEO of O’Dang Hummus, got his start at UCF with some big ideas and little capital. Several years later, he’s CEO of a multi-million dollar business and has turned the salad dressing industry on its head. But […]

Is Black Friday Really a Thing?

November 20, 2018 by
Featured Guests: Sean Snaith – Director, UCF Instiute for Economic Competitiveness Don Unser – Retail President Anand Krishnamoorthy – Associate Professor of Marketing Jahir Hernandez – Student, Former Old Navy employee Tina Hand – Dean’s Assistant Jessica Dourney – Assistant Director of Outreach and Engagement Episode Transcription:   Paul Jarley:                         Black Friday used to sound like […]

Is Behavioral Ethics Really a Thing?

November 7, 2018 by
Featured Guests: Stan Horton – Former Enron Executive; President & CEO, Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP Scott Keith – Regional President, North & Central Florida Region, BB&T Marshall Schminke – BB&T Professor of Business Ethics (Management) Robert Folger – Distinguished Alumni Endowed Professor in Business Ethics Merrell Bailey – Managing Partner, Your Caring Law Firm Episode Transcription:   Stan Horton:                      […]

Is Fake News Really a Thing?

October 31, 2018 by
Featured Guests: Cindy Barth – Editor, Orlando Business Journal Grant Heston – Chief of Staff and Vice President for Communications & Marketing, UCF Rick Brunson – Associate Instructor, UCF Nicholson School of Communication & Media Episode Transcription:   Paul Jarley:                         It makes you believe there’s no such thing as truth. Grant Heston:                   There’s a lot […]

Are Backyard Chickens Really a Thing?

October 17, 2018 by
Featured Guests: Kelly Dowling – Assistant Dean for Advancement, Stony Brook University College of Engineering and Applied Science Ken Bradley – Former Winter Park Mayor Ron Piccolo – Chair, UCF Department of Management Mark Dickie – Professor of Economics Jonathan Hasford – Assistant Professor of Marketing Carolyn Massiah – Associate Chair, Department of Marketing & Associate Lecturer, Marketing […]