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Business and Change in Hong Kong, China and Asia

Ronnie Chan is chairman of the Hang Lung Group, one of Greater China’s leading property companies, and global Co-Chair of the Asia Society. Mr. Chan received his MBA from USC in 1976 and has maintained close ties to the university ever since, serving as a longtime Trustee and launching the USC Hong Kong Alumni Association. In this Dean’s Dialogue with Geoff Garrett he will discuss the future of business and the economy in Hong Kong and mainland China as well as the implications for Asia of changing Sino-American relations.

Recorded March 11, 2021


Gojek: Building Indonesia’s Digital Powerhouse

If you’re anywhere in Indonesia and need a ride, a lunch, or something delivered, you’ll likely simply open the Gojek app. Kevin Aluwi ’09 joined this startup as co-founder and co-CEO not long after he returned to Indonesia from L.A. He’s since captured the market for on-demand transportation and online payments in his home country, and his empire is growing. Dean Geoff Garrett gets the details of Aluwi’s entrepreneurial journey in this Dean’s Dialogue.

Recorded February 23, 2021


How Algorithms Helped Greece Cope With COVID-19

Marshall Dean, Geoff Garrett, talks to Kimon Drakopoulos and Vishal Gupta, two Marshall data science professors, who developed advanced AI algorithms to help the Greek government admit tourists this past summer. They will discuss how “Project Eva” guided the Greek government on which tourists should be given scarce coronavirus tests based not on the conventional indicator of the symptoms they expressed but rather on where they were coming from and their demographic characteristics. The results were very impressive. Nearly twice as many people infected with the disease were tested than would have been the case relying on expressed symptoms. The success of Eva’s COVID-19 testing strategy in Greece has generated considerable interest from other countries as the virus continues to ravage the globe.

Recorded November 13, 2020 11:00AM


 Zoom and the New Normal

Marshall Dean, Geoff Garrett, talks to Eric Yuan, the CEO and founder of Zoom, the video platform that has seen astronomical growth during the pandemic and that now powers workplaces, universities and schools across the world. The conversation will cover topics such as the secret to Zoom’s success, the importance of lifelong learning, the value of customer feedback, and what the post-COVID world will look like for Zoom. In addition, Eric will be presented with the USC Marshall Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies’ Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Recorded October 26, 2020 12:00 PM


Leading Football Through Change; Leading Change Through Football

Marshall Dean, Geoff Garrett, discuss leadership with Pete Carroll, who is the executive vice president and head coach of the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks, and formerly the head coach of the USC football team.

The conversation touches on numerous topics, including the relationship between leadership and performance, the anatomy of coaching, what the future holds for football, and the impact Black Lives Matter movement is having on the NFL.

Recorded  September 22, 12:30 - 1:30pm 


Antiracism in Business

Marshall Dean, Geoff Garrett, discusses antiracism in business with three Marshall professors who are distinguished in their work in the areas of diversity, equity, inclusion and antiracism: Sharoni Little, Vice Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and Professor of Clinical Business Communication; Sarah Townsend,  Associate Professor of Management and Organization; and Shaun Harper, Provost Professor of Management and Organization, Clifford and Betty Allen Chair in Urban Leadership, and USC Race and Equity Center Executive Director. The conversation will cover how leaders can think about antiracism in the current moment, what it means for businesses and business education, and how it features in Marshall’s vision.

Recorded September 2, 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Installation of USC Marshall School of Business Dean Geoffrey Garrett

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A Conversation with President Carol L. Folt and Dean Geoff Garrett

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