Business & Economics

Souffrant’s social enterprise, Vendedy makes it easy to access products that are sold on streets and bazaars around the globe.
Cynthia Brinkley assembly series
Anyone with aspirations for climbing the corporate ladder knows that the best advice comes from insiders at the top, and Cynthia Brinkley has occupied the top rungs at some of the largest and most-established companies for more than a quarter-century. At 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 17, in Graham Chapel, Brinkley will share her experiences at AT&T and most recently, General Motors.
Dan Ariely assembly series
In Dan Ariely's first two books, both New York Times bestsellers, Predictably Irrational and The Upside of Irrationality, the behavioural economist shows how, despite best intentions, we often fail to act in our own best interests.With his third book, The (Honest) Truth about Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone – Especially Ourselves, Ariely has turned his attention to studying dishonesty in American culture. He has some surprising findings to share at an Assembly Series presentation at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, in Graham Chapel. The event is free and open to the public.
On October 11, 2012 international economic forecaster and social observer Jeremy Rifkin talked about "The Third Industrial Revolution: How Lateral Power is Transforming Energy, the Economy and the World."