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Innovators Laud Beeck Center Launch

Innovators Laud Beeck Center Launch

February 14, 2014 at 12:00 am 0 comments

The Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation’s launch Tuesday included speeches and workshops by some of the new center’s key figures, who stressed the center’s global role at the university and the social impact it hopes to achieve. The activities at the launch included a speech by donors Alberto and OlgaRead More

Passion for Real Estate Builds Club

Passion for Real Estate Builds Club

January 31, 2014 at 2:14 am 0 comments

A year ago, I walked into a crowded Leavey Center for the SAC fair with a fairly narrow range of organizations I wanted to participate in. I knew Georgetown’s most established clubs, the Corps and GUASFCUs of the world, and frankly wasn’t that interested in exploring much more. All ofRead More

Lessons Learned At GUASFCU

Lessons Learned At GUASFCU

January 24, 2014 at 12:00 am 0 comments

Now that I’m ending my final fall semester as a senior, underclassmen often ask me if there is anything I’d change about my experience. Would you have been involved in something else? Would you have taken different classes? What is your biggest regret? Some of the bolder ones ask me,Read More

GSEI Nabs $100K Gift From Donor

January 24, 2014 at 12:00 am 0 comments

The Georgetown Global Social Enterprise Initiative at the McDonough School of Business received a $100,000 grant from the Case Foundation to support social impact investing, the initiative announced Tuesday. The Global Social Enterprise Initiative (GSEI) “aims to prepare current and future leaders to make responsible management decisions that create bothRead More

Speaker Discusses Data Mining

Speaker Discusses Data Mining

January 24, 2014 at 12:00 am 0 comments

Big data is trending. From company’s customers to their new hires, big data has become a benchmark analytical tool for large businesses looking to get the most bang for their buck. But is it here to stay? Williams College professor of statistics Richard De Veaux answered this question during anRead More

On Wall Street, New Limits for Weekend Work

On Wall Street, New Limits for Weekend Work

January 24, 2014 at 12:00 am 0 comments

Credit Suisse, a major employer of Georgetown graduates, has followed the efforts of other investment banks to improve employee work-life balance by limiting weekend working hours for junior employees. In a Jan. 13 internal memo, Credit Suisse revealed new policies to discourage the two lowest levels of employees, analysts andRead More

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Tim O'Shaughnessy (MSB '04) spent seven years as CEO
LivingSocial Chief Executive Officer and Georgetown alum Tim O’Shaughnessy (MSB ’04) announced Jan. 10 that he is stepping down from the company as it continues to report fiscal losses.

While LivingSocial’s model of publicizing discounts via daily emails garnered enormous success and spurred competition from similar sites such as Groupon, the company suffered $106 million in losses in the first nine months of 2013, according to The Washington Post.

O’Shaughnessy announced his decision in an email to staff on Jan. 10 and will remain in his position until a replacement is found in the first half of 2014, the Post

LivingSocial CEO Steps Down

January 17, 2014 at 2:39 am 0 comments

LivingSocial Chief Executive Officer and Georgetown alum Tim O’Shaughnessy (MSB ’04) announced Jan. 10 that he is stepping down from the company as it continues to report fiscal losses. While LivingSocial’s model of publicizing discounts via daily emails garnered enormous success and spurred competition from similar sites such as Groupon, the company suffered $106 million in lossesRead More

The Anti-Slytherin Approach

November 8, 2013 at 2:31 am 0 comments

Next fall, I will be a full-time analyst for Credit Suisse’s oil and gas coverage group in Houston, Texas. Now that I’ve made you scoff at my greed and selfishness, let’s talk. Most people I’ve met have this misconception of an argumentative dialogue between business and everyone else — a continuous fightRead More

New iPhone App Speaks for Itself

November 8, 2013 at 2:29 am 0 comments

A new iPhone application crosses Instagram with Snapchat on an anonymous platform exclusive to Georgetown students. Unsaid is the brainchild of Catherine Cook (MSB ’11) and a team of programmers who began work on the app over the summer. “Unsaid is all about the people you see everyday,” Cook saidRead More

Honest Tea Remains True to Its Roots

November 8, 2013 at 2:26 am 0 comments

Honest Tea “TeaEO” Seth Goldman highlighted the goals of a socially responsible business in Lohrfink Auditorium on Tuesday evening. The Stanton Distinguished Leaders Series, a new speaker series that brings business leaders to campus, sponsored the event. Goldman outlined the history of Honest Tea, which he founded with his one-timeRead More