In season three of Catalyst, the podcast from Temple University’s Fox School of Business, we’re interviewing experts on everything from how hip hop influences consumer behavior to the promise and perils of tech titans.
By tapping into the expertise of the Fox School and the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) faculty, we explore why American LGBTQIA+ professionals might not come out at work, how college athletes can profit from their likeness and what might come next for industries in flux, like bitcoin, supply chain and more.
Hosted by Tiffany Sumner; Produced by Milk Street Marketing, Megan Alt, Anna Batt and Karen Naylor; edited by Dustin Dellinger.
The Root of Decision-Making
In this episode, we ask Crystal Reeck, assistant professor of marketing and associate director of the Center for Applied Research in Decision-Making, about the three different ways people make decisions. We’ll learn if there is a way to change a person’s decision mode—and ultimately impact the choice that they make.
From Leaders to Thought Leaders
Jodi Detjen, Sherry Williams and Maggie Jordan are three Fox DBA alumnae who are changing perspectives on business, inclusion and culture. We share their stories as part of Women’s History Month.
Transforming the Business of Healthcare
Healthcare is changing, and not just because of the pandemic. For years, there has been a growing trend of consumerism in healthcare – meaning that the industry is shifting from serving “passive patients to empowered consumers,” as Kevin Mahoney MBA ’15, DBA ’18, explains. People are looking for convenient, quality healthcare within their own communities, […]
Who is the “I” in AI?
What will happen in the future of AI is very interesting to see where we go. The next ten years are very important to how we grow. We will see a lot of things happening but we have to be careful. It’s a warning I’m putting at this point that as an organization, we have […]
Make a paws-itive impact
If you don’t just get started…you’ll never know how far down the path you can get. Sarah Bergstein, MBA ’21 Donating money and volunteering at nonprofits or your favorite charity are wonderful ways to give back to your community, especially during the holiday season. But combining your passions, professional expertise and education? That is paws-itively […]
NIL: It’s a Game-Changer
Our research has shown that the reputation of the university matters and plays a role in the overall following of the student athlete. However, what matters a lot more than the reputation of the university is the individual student athlete’s ability to create a positive personal brand and to build their own personal following. Thilo […]
Coming Out At Work
In this episode, Jeffrey Boles, associate professor at the Fox School of Business, talks about authenticity at work, and how companies can create policies and platforms in order to be truly inclusive.
Branding the Beat
“All we own as marketers are the brand mark, the products and the expression. People own the interpretation of it.” Marcus Collins, DBA ’21 The world of Hip Hop is full of references. Listen to lyrics from Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar or Cardi B and hear plenty of allusions to events, people and products. But how […]
Season Three Trailer
In season three of Catalyst, we’re interviewing experts on everything from how hip hop influences consumer behavior to what’s next in artificial intelligence.
Thriving in the Shark Tank
In extraordinary times, typically you’ll try things that you might not have normally tried. Sometimes you get surprised by the outcome. You know, for us, as bad as a pandemic has been and was for our business, it may have forced a focus on what we do in the best way possible. Jared Cannon, CEO […]
Nonprofit Boards and the Path to Diversity
DEI is becoming a louder voice. It’s always been there and it’s been there for decades, but now, I think nonprofits are really being forced to look at how they do things and really do things in a different way. Maureen Cannon, program director, Fox Board Fellows One of the biggest challenges facing nonprofit organizations […]
The Economy of Sports
Jeremy Jordan, associate dean of School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management, illustrates how COVID-19 has taken its toll on sports.
High-Skilled Worker Visas and You
Imagine America without Sergey Brin, Albert Einstein or even Sofia Vergara. These are people who have come from abroad and contributed tremendously to the American economy Kevin Fandl, associate professor of legal studies and strategic global management Every year, hundreds of thousands of employment-based immigrant visas are provided to workers under U.S. immigration law. But […]
Emotions at Work
Why should we make space for emotions at work? We all have them. But what value do they bring to the workplace? According to Deanna Geddes, associate dean of graduate programs and professor of Human Resource Management, emotions contain a lot of information, if we’re willing and able to listen. Up, down and throughout organizations, […]
What does Biden Mean for Business?
“I see a lot of silver linings in the economy over the next three to four years. I think that there will be a more progressive tax structure. That will help ease the government spending problem and simultaneously take care of some of the inequality problems as well. I think another thing: the climate is […]
The Unintended Consequences of 2020
We leveraged the expertise of Fox faculty to provide insight into how aspects of the business landscape have fared, and speculate on what the future might hold.
Special Edition: Experience the Fox School
“For Fox students, there are a ton of ways to get involved outside of the classroom. [The Fox Leadership Development Program] is outside of the classroom activities, whether that’s going to organizational meetings within Fox or outside at Temple as a whole, or even things you’re doing on your own.” Kate Rickards Markowitz, director of […]
Goodbye, Black Friday
The holiday shopping season is upon us! But with a global pandemic, disrupted supply chains and more online shopping than ever—what will this season hold?
If you lead, will they follow?
What makes a manager, a CEO or a president a leader that people will follow? According to Lynne Andersson, associate professor of Human Resource Management, it all hinges on credibility.
COVID-19 and Your Finances
Steve Casper, PhD ’10 and associate professor of finance, and Dennis Martin, DBA ’18 and CFO of a division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, shed light on all parts of the complicated financial situation associated with COVID-19.
Sports Blinders and #MeToo
Fans are often hesitant to hold their favorite athletes accountable for their actions. In this episode of Catalyst, Professor Elizabeth Taylor draws on her expertise to detail why fans are often eager to wear “sports blinders.”
The Business of Social Issues
In a collaboration between Temple’s medical school and Fox Business School, a sustainable path to change the impact of gun violence has been identified.
Tourism: Today vs. Tomorrow
Yang Yang, an associate professor at Temple’s School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management discusses why tourism has been hit so hard and when the industry might return to a new normal during COVID-19.
Patrick McKay, a diversity, equity and inclusion researcher, shares insights into what “cultural climate” is and what are the hard questions that companies and organizations should ask about their diversity and inclusion efforts.
Work is Watching
Associate Professor of Legal Studies Leora Eisenstadt takes a deep dive into the world of employee information tracking on this episode.
In this episode of Catalyst, Professor Sunil Wattal sheds light on the spectrum of fake news, from satire to deliberate misinformation.
Tariffs, Trade Wars and You
In this episode of Catalyst, we tap into the expertise of Kevin Fandl, associate professor of Legal Studies at the Fox School of Business, to gain a closer look at the trade war between the U.S. and China.
Breastfeeding in the Workplace
In the second episode of Catalyst, Sabrina Volpone talks about the hypersexualization of the female body that has led to the stigma of pumping breastmilk in a professional environment.
AI for evil. AI for good.
Catalyst’s first episode unfolds the layers around Artificial Intelligence. Our host, Tiffany Sumner, and our SME, Bertrand Guillotin, discuss the pros and cons of AI and explore which countries are excelling in the global AI race.