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GBR Poll: Debt vs. Savings in Turbulent Times

The GBR Blog wants to know: [poll id=”4″] Do you have a different approach to saving? Tell us in the comments. UPDATE: This poll was closed on May 18, 2009. Read our analysis of the poll and learn about “The Basics of a Balanced Personal Finance Strategy,” by Davide Accomazzo, Adjunct Professor of Finance.

Why Real Estate Matters

First, there’s the obvious reason: It’s the sheer scale. The total value of the US residential market hovers around $20 trillion. There simply isn’t anything close to it (add up all the cars in the US—maybe 250 million—and give each an average value of $10,000 (8+ years median age), and you only get about $2.5 … Continued

GBR Poll: The Economy and Workplace Productivity

The GBR Blog wants to know: [poll id=”3″] What’s going on at your work? Tell us in the comments. UPDATE: This poll was closed on March 30, 2009. Read our analysis of the poll and get “5 Tips to Boost Workplace Happiness During these Tough Times,” by Charles Kerns, PhD, Associate Professor of Applied Behavioral … Continued

What You Need to Know About the Future

Linnea Bernard McCord, JD, MBA Peter Drucker, the famous management consultant, who is credited with creating the professional field of management, died a few years ago at age 95. He was the quintessential non-emotional thinker—a voracious reader who observed dispassionately what was going on around him without bias or preconception. He invented the word “knowledge worker” decades … Continued

Winter 2009 GBR Issue Now Live

Read the latest issue of the GBR online at http://gbr.pepperdine.edu/091/ In this issue: Recognizing Organizational Culture in Managing Change Structural changes can serve as the initial intervention for shifting culture. Mark Mallinger, PhD, Don Goodwin, MBA, and Tetsuya O’Hara, MBA The Successful Expatriate Leader in China Expatriate managers must consider the cultural dimensions of leadership. … Continued