Monday, November 17, 2014

Former Enron Executive To Speak At UNM

The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at the University of New Mexico is pleased to announce the third NASBA Center for the Public Trust speaker this semester. Former Enron Executive Andrew Fastow will join a group of students and business leaders to talk about “Rules versus Principles” on Monday, November 24 at 4:30 p.m. in the UNM Anthropology Lecture Hall.  RSVPs are required.  

Anderson Professor Top Tweeter

UNM Anderson professor Dr. Nick Flor was listed as a "Top Tweeter" on FOX News' business analysis program "Cashin' In." Dr. Flor's Twitter handle is ProfessorF.

"Cashin' In" is a multi-segmented program featuring debate on possible fluctuations in the stock market, based on headlines and history, and how it will affect one's bottom line, panelist discussions on probable rising stock, and questions from viewers about the viability of owned or potential stocks.

Springtime In Greece

Please contact Professional Faculty Member Linda Shul at if you are interested in joining the group.

Big Bets In Poker And Business

UNM Anderson hosts the Boerigter Business Breakfast Program to present relevant topics of interest to Anderson's community of friends. The next program features former World Poker Tour CEO Steve Lipscomb discussing "Big Bets in Poker and Business" on Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM at the Embassy Suites Hotel.

EMBA Information Sessions

When you graduate from Anderson's EMBA program, you join a lifelong network of 11,000 Anderson alumni in countries around the globe who are ready to help you along your career path. Explore this unique educational opportunity by attending an upcoming Information Session. Anderson EMBA faculty, staff, current students, and alumni will be available to answer any questions you may have.

At an EMBA Information Session you will:

• Understand the impact an EMBA will have on your professional life
• Learn about scholarships for UNM employees
• Connect with and learn from current students, alumni, faculty, and program staff

EMBA Information Sessions:  Fri., Dec. 5 from 11:00-1:00 PM 

UNM Staff and Faculty Session:  Thurs., Dec. 4 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Sessions will be held in Anderson's Graduate School of Management. Appetizers/lunch will be served.

For more information call 505.277.2525 or visit

Joseph DiSorbo To Speak At Anderson Commencement

The Anderson School of Management will hold its Fall 2014 convocation on Saturday, December 13 at 2:00 p.m. at Johnson Gym. Our guest speaker is Joseph DiSorbo, Anderson alumnus and CEO of Rakuten Super Logistics.

Joseph Aldo DiSorbo graduated from the Anderson School of Management in 1995 with MBA degrees in Finance and International Management. Upon graduation, Joe immediately put his education to work with a U.S. multinational.  He was sent to Seoul, Korea where he oversaw sales offices, facilities, warehouse operations and IT across 23 branch offices throughout South Korea. In addition, he launched corporate operations in the Philippines. Joe quickly rose to become Vice President of Finance and Operations while still in his 20s.

Monday, November 10, 2014

ABQid/UNM Entrepreneur Bootcamp

Are you an aspiring entrepreneur? Do you want to start your own business, but aren't sure what to do? Have you heard of the Lean Startup? If not, this is a great opportunity to learn more about this low resource method to map out assumptions about your business idea and learn how to test them, to validate the existence of a market.

Join the team from ABQid and your fellow colleagues from UNM to learn the customer validation process, using the Business Model Canvas as a starting point, with experienced advice from technology entrepreneurs in the community. The format is a very interactive, discussion-style that allows for extensive interaction with the mentors.

Sign Up Here!

Global Entrepreneurship Week

Did you know that Albuquerque is one of only six cities across the U.S. selected to host activities for the 2014 Global Entrepreneurship Week?  More than one hundred countries participate.

ABQid and the Anderson School of Management will offer key events and activities during that week. Anderson School of Management will host speakers on the morning of November 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Jackson Student Center, including a best-practices panel of past winners of the Business Plan Competition.

The Anderson School of Management will play a major role in the city’s celebration of the week.  On Tuesday, November 18 the Anderson School will offer a series of talks from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Jackson Student Center on the UNM campus as part of its contribution to the week’s activities. The presentations are the following:

Friday, November 7, 2014

Parish Library Series Features Manuel Montoya

Dr. Manuel Montoya
Innovation often implies a deep connection with high-technology or modernity.  However, folk art and ancestral traditions produce equally compelling technologies. In his presentation Technologies of the Ancestral:  Folk Art, Social Innovation, and Ideology, Dr. Manuel Montoya will explore the historical and philosophical moments that separated folk art from the concept of technology.  He will investigate the moment when mechanical reproduction changed the way that technology was viewed and will conclude with a series of speculative gestures to revisit the technologies of ancestral work and their value to the 21st century global cultural economy.

Dr. Montoya's presentation takes place on Monday, November 10, from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. at Parish Memorial Library. The lecture is open to the public and refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

UNM Anderson celebrates Halloween


Many thanks to Jaye Francis and Professor Aaron French for organizing a Halloween party for faculty, staff, and their families! The party, held at the Faculty and Staff Club on Friday, included costumes, food, and fun.

Dr. Rich Brody Assists KRQE In Romance Fraud Investigation

Larry Barker, investigative journalist with Albuquerque's KRQE News 13, recently conducted an in-depth examination of an online con game originating in Nigeria. The cyber fraud scheme's aim is to swindle unwitting victims by attracting people via online dating profiles, gaining their trust, and then using them to funnel money through bank transfers.

KRQE enlisted the assistance of UNM Anderson professor Dr. Rich Brody, fraud expert, and his appearance, as well as the full story, can be seen at this link on the KRQE website.

EMBA Information Session

Leadership is an art.  In order to achieve mastery of your craft, you need the right tools and time to practice.  Anderson's Executive MBA program provides you with the opportunity to shape your career and develop the leadership skills you need to paint your own future.

If you're interested in an MBA focused on executive leadership and management in an accelerated format, consider coming to an Executive MBA Information Session. The next session will be held Wednesday, November 12, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Graduate School of Management.

Click here to RSVP!

Nominations Sought For Hall Of Fame

UNM’s Anderson School of Management Foundation is accepting nominations for the 26th annual Hall of Fame and Young Alumni awards.

CliftonLarsonAllen Economic Outlook

There are still a few seats available for the CFO Academy and CliftonLarsonAllen Economic Outlook featuring Mark Griffin, Managing Principal of the Institutional Investment Services at CliftonLarsonAllen.  Mark is deeply involved in developing the firm’s strategic and tactical allocation policies and is primarily responsible for developing the capital market forecasts used in setting allocation policy.

Take advantage of Mark's expert knowledge, and discover answers to key economic questions, including:

• Where are the rising interest rates that we have been expecting?
• How are we still affected by the '08 financial crisis?  Are we recovering?
• What does American Exceptionalism mean for the US economy?

CFO Academy and CLA Economic Outlook will be held on Wednesday, November 5 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. For more information or to register, please visit, or call 505.277.2525.

ABQid Chairman to Speak at UNM Business Plan Competition Seminar

Bill Bice, chairman and president of ABQid, and founder of Verge Fund, boomtime, ABQid, and ProLaw Software will speak at the UNM Business Plan Competition’s next seminar on November 14, 2014.  Bill will address how startups with technological and non-technological solutions are leveraging entrepreneurial resources and startup funds in Albuquerque to become high-growth businesses.  ABQid will also be a sponsor and judge for the 2015 UNM Business Plan Competition.  Students, Staff and Faculty will also learn about workshops and networking events to meet local entrepreneurs, innovators, and investors during Global Entrepreneurship Week, November 17-23, 2014.  Albuquerque is one of only 6 “focus cities” in the U.S. to be profiled nationally this year and host Global Entrepreneurship Week activities.

Reserve your seat by clicking HERE.  

For further details, contact Alberto SolĂ­s, Program Specialist, Center for Support of Economic Development at the Anderson School of Management, or 277-6172.