Another big milestone to celebrate after becoming U.S. citizen a few weeks ago: I was just promoted to Full Professor at the George Washington University School of Business. It has been quite a journey from getting my PhD in 2005, becoming an Assistant Professor in 2006, moving from the West Coast back to the East Coast in 2010, and getting tenure in 2014.
Looking forward to the freedom but also the responsibilities that this new chapter in my career will bring with it...
Still can't believe I had to miss Sophia's 5th grade promotion ceremony for my Oslo trip--especially since she was selected as a student speaker sharing her reflections on her time at elementary school and the transition to middle school.
So proud of all you have accomplished already, Sophia, and of the person you've become!
Today, I was awarded this year's "Outstanding World Executive MBA Faculty Award" at the George Washington University's School of Business Award Ceremony. Thanks to our WEMBA students for bestowing this great honor on me!
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!
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...
Just returned from this year's GWSB New York City Networking Trek with our undergraduate students. It was a great experience for both students and faculty, so thanks to Associate Dean Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou for her kind invitation!
It's been 24 years since Germany last won the soccer world championship. The year was 1990, only months after the Berlin Wall came down, and I was in 8th grade. It was about time our boys won the title again. And they did in a truly amazing tournament!
Peter B. Vaill Outstanding Doctoral Educator Award
posted on Apr 08 2014
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.
A sincere thanks to the doctoral students for this honor. I look forward to many more opportunities to engage with the GWSB doctoral program...
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..
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...
GWSB's Top 10 Spot in Bloomberg Businessweek Undergraduate Rankings
posted on Jul 10 2011
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.
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.
posted on Dec 03 2010
Thanks to my new position in D.C., my Dad and I were able to get a private tour of the West Wing of the White House. And it was certainly impressive to stand in the office of the most powerful man in the world...
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
It is with great joy that we announce the birth of our daughter Sophia Leyna Walter.
She was born on 09/08/2007 at 9am, weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces (2864
grams), and was 19 inches (48 centimeters) tall.
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.
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."
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