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 […]

Is Lean Startup Really a Thing?

October 17, 2018 by
Featured Guests: Jesse Wolfe – Founder / President, O’Dang Hummus Cameron Ford – Director, UCF Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership Michael Pape – Dr. Phillips Entrepreneur in Residence; Lecturer, Management Donna Mackenzie – Executive Director, StarterStudio Carol Ann Dykes Logue – Site Manager, UCF Business Incubator Episode Transcription:   Voice:                                “If you build it, he will come.” […]

Is The UCF Stare-Down Kid Really a Thing?

October 8, 2018 by
Featured Guests: Erik Kohler – The “Voice” of UCF Football Carolyn Massiah – Associate Chair, Department of Marketing & Associate Lecturer, Marketing Yael Zemack-Rugar – Assistant Professor of Marketing Nick Riggle – Philosopher, Author of On Being Awesome: A Unified Theory of How Not to Suck Episode Transcription:   Paul Jarley:                         Today’s biggest viral sensation isn’t a cat […]

Are Millennials Really a Thing?

October 3, 2018 by
Featured Guests: Libby Mustaine – Professor of Sociology Chris Leo – Lecturer, Integrated Business Bill Steiger – Associate Instructor of Marketing; Instructor & Coordinator, Professional Selling Program Bob Danna – Retired Managing Director, Deloitte Episode Transcription: Paul Jarley:                         Some say they’re the result of failed parenting strategies. Others say they’re addicted to their phones, narcissistic, and […]