Thanks to Opa & Oma's generosity, the Walter Family enjoyed a fantastic week of skiing in Flims/Laax, Switzerland
Congratulations to the "Cheetahs" for a successful Fall soccer season! Jonathan and I are so proud of the team, which just won their end-of-the-season game at Loudoun Soccer Park 6-5!
My oldest friend from my St. Gallen days came for a brief visit, and we enjoyed exploring the DMV region (such as the Dirt Farm Brewery in Bluemont, VA)
Just accepted the incoming Editor David Allen's invitation to join his team as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Management!
Coming full circle more than a decade after having my very first paper published in that journal...
Our team scored 3rd place in their division in this year's Odyssey of the Mind tournament!
Congratulations to our team! All your hard work over the last few months really paid off!
Thrilled to share that I have recently been awarded a two-year Ave Tucker Fellowship at George Washington University's School of Business.
Named after George Washington University's Board of Trustee member Avram S. Tucker, this fellowship recognizes faculty members who "displayed good teaching performance, as well as recent scholarly productivity, prospects for continued publications in top outlets, and records of research leadership and mentoring of junior scholars."
Thanks to the Executive Committee for bestowing this great honor on me!
Thanks to Loudoun Soccer and my co-coaches for another great soccer season for our team!
My family, parents, and I just spent three nights in the Swiss Alps, in the same village I spent my Easter and Christmas holidays as a child. Sophia and Max loved it--and became quite impressive skiers, as did Erin...
Very excited to start my six-months sabbatical, particularly since it brings me and my family to Europe. For the next four months, we will be based in Munich, Germany, from where I will travel throughout Europe to visit universities, meet with colleagues, and present my current and develop new research projects, while the kids learn German and get immersed in the local culture and lifestyle...
I just received notice that, after being nominated twice (in 2011 and 2013), I was awarded the 2014 Peter B. Vaill Outstanding Doctoral Educator Award by the Doctoral Student Association of the School of Business of The George Washington University.
Like all good things, this year's Odyssey of the Mind has come to an end. But what an end it was! Our team gave an awesome performance at today's tournament! The kids were truly at their best and they simply blew the judges away. As their coaches, Sam and I are really proud of our team and all that the kids have accomplished..
Whether or not you're in academia, it is worth reading
a fascinating New York Times Magazine article featuring Adam Grant, one of the most prolific professors in management.
Especially rewarding for my co-authors and me is that the article mentions our "Dormant Ties" paper published in 2011 in Organization Science...
Just returned from teaching a section of my long-time friend and colleague Franz Kellermanns' doctoral seminar on "Designing Effective Organizations" at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN.
Thanks to the UT doctoral students for having me and to Franz and his lovely wife Laura for hosting me at their beautiful home!
It's been quite a while, but now my family and I are looking forward to visiting my beloved Munich again--and in Max's case, for the first time--at the end of May. And with Bavaria Munich in the Champions League final, which will take place in Munich, we're off to a good start...
According to the most recent specialty ranking from Bloomberg Businessweek, the George Washington University School of Business's international business curriculum for undergraduates is ranked 8th in the nation, and the corporate strategy program (which I am part of teaching with my capstone on strategic management) is ranked 21st in the nation.
For the full specialty ranking see the Bloomberg Businessweek website.
It is with great joy that we announce the birth of our son Maximilian Edward Walter. He was born January 3rd, 2011, at 9.57am in Falls Church, VA. He weighted 5 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 19 inches tall.
Although he was a little earlier than expected, both he and Erin are doing great. It will be a few more days before we can take him home, and we can't wait for him to join us in our new home.
The proud parents and the big sister,
Erin, Jorge, & Sophia
I just returned from a week in Tokyo where I joined my Master of International Management (MIM) students on the first part of their Asia Study Tour.And it was an amazing experience, both personally and professionally. The program mixed lectures by Japanese managers on Japanese business history and production methods (just-in-time etc.) and company visits with social events, like a dinner with MIM alumni at a traditional Japanese restaurant
Check out the MIM website for more information.
Thanks to Cliff Allen and Jeff Millard for their generous invitation!
Please find more detailed information about the event on our website:
Courtyard Marriott (Map)
For each room we managed to get a reduced rate of $109/night.
Mulvey-Walter Wedding, Group Code MWWMWWA (for 1 queen-size bed) and MWWMWWB (for 2 double beds).
An estimated 1.5 million people gathered in Philadelphia and in nine other spots around the world on Saturday for a series of free concerts meant to persuade world leaders to give more money to fight poverty in Africa. For more information on the concert see their website. And don't forget to sign up at the One Campaign.
Here is the text of the Commencement address by Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, delivered on June 12, 2005.(More)
"Introducing for the first time the new Mr. and Mrs. Jorge Walter."
On May 21, 2005, Erin and I got married in a civil ceremony with only the closest family and friends in Bucks County, PA.
Our church wedding and reception with everyone is planned for August 5th, 2006, in Philadelphia, PA.
After more than 4 years of hard work, I attended my doctoral gradation ceremony in St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Thank you to my family & friends who supported me throughout this time and were there for me, always, and to my advisers Prof. Guenter Mueller-Stewens (left), Prof. Christoph Lechner (right), & Prof. Georg von Krogh (not in the picture).
One of the biggest handicaps with a foreign language is not being able to insult a man in his own language. Or worse still, not being able to defend yourself against an insult.
Indeed, practically all the bad words in English are German in origin, but we'll come back to this again. Insulting people is (hopefully) not one of your core activities, but there comes a time at least once every year when what's needed is a sharp word or two to prick the pomp of that idiot. The trick here is not to show the least amount of emotional annoyance. This would only betray the fact that the idiot has indeed got under your skin. Best to veer towards shades of indifference, like Robert Louis Stevenson did when he said: "I regard you with an indifference closely bordering on aversion."
This was also the tactic of Oscar Wilde when he said of George Bernard Shaw: "He hasn't an enemy in the world, and none of his friends like him."
Another option is understatement, as when Winston Churchill said: "Mr Attlee is a very modest man. Indeed he has a lot to be modest about." Retorting to insults is a skill in itself, as when Pierre Trudeau replied to Richard Nixon: "I've been called worse things by better men." And remember the words of Groucho Marx: "He may look like an idiot and talk like an idiot but don't let that fool you. He really is an idiot."
"The Magic formula for Chris Rock has been his mix of street logic, honesty, anger and charm." Rolling Stone
This is an actual test - can you find the man's head within 3 seconds? According to medical experiments:
At Philadelphia's Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Rick Miller features impressions of 50 voices from TV's The Simpsons in a hilarious performance of Shakespeare's Macbeth (Website).
Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a total mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh?
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