Marriott Alumni Magazine

Fall 2015

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Contents | fall 2015 Features Plus . . . 8 around the Cooler That Four-Letter Word 20 By the numBers Shaking Things Up 27 inside the Classroom Breaking Down Revenue Reporting Word by Word 36 sChool news 43 alumni news 4 the right Call As one of the NFL's newest officials, 1999 man- agement grad Bart Longson knows how to make quick decisions on and off the field. It was a snap judgment during the Great Recession that turned his struggling venture into a touchdown. 10 lights out More Americans than ever are reaching for buzzy beverages to stay awake at work, but the real cure for midday fog is simple: get more sleep. 14 the mountains of my life In a speech to Marriott School students, Scott Cutler, the president of StubHub and former head of global listings for the New York Stock Exchange, shared six lessons he's learned while summiting professional peaks. 22 Broken dream America may be the land of opportunity—but is the American Dream equally accessible? The answer is no, according to research by Marriott School professor Glenn Christensen. Minority entrepreneurs still face intense discrimination when securing small-business loans. 28 world Class Athens, Johannesburg, Bangkok—the itinerary for the Global Business Study Abroad reads like a globetrotter's dream. But for the program's students, traveling across three continents wasn't just about collecting Instagram-worthy memories. It was a crash course in interna- tional business. Cover photo by Bradley Slade 22 10 20 14 3 fall 2015

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