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5 Things Failure Taught Me

“It’s a singular experience to sit there, in your business, and watch it fail around you. I realized that hard work and pay don’t necessarily coordinate.”

—Clark Murray, BCom '02, serial entrepreneur


Corporate Givings vs. Misgivings

Strategic management expert Emily Block found the hear-warming impact of corporate generosity may extend well beyond the recipients. It boosts employee morale in the process too. She offers her dos and don'ts of corporate giving.


In Memoriam: Jim Prentice

The former Alberta premier and School of Business alumnus, BCom '77, saw public life as a "noble calling." Following the tragic plane crash that ended his life in October, the UAlberta community reflects on his legacy.


Too Many Mannequins and Other Retail Mistakes You Can't Afford To Make

Everyone’s had that day in the mall, where nothing you try on looks right—if it even fits at all. Marketing professor Jennifer Argo’s research suggests it might not be all on you. She’s uncovered plenty of psychological pitfalls in shops that keep the customers from saying yes to that dress.


Locking Down the Escape Room Craze

“Essentially, people are paying you money to be trapped in a room and be frustrated—so how do you make that fun and get them to come back and play again?”

—Marko Chong, BCom ‘17, owner of Time Escape