Kept alive by regulators, these lending institutions are as dangerous as a horde of living dead. The McCombs School of Business presents a chilling tale from Senior Finance Lecturer Michael Brandl.
Archives for January, 2012
Economist Mike Brandl explains the danger of deflation, where constantly falling prices and wages set the stage for economic collapse and depression.
Finance maestro Jim Nolen explains the concept of “bootstrapping’” a start-up, and why people who want to be their own boss try to avoid venture capital for as long as possible.
Much like Tinkerbell, doubt and disbelief can prove fatal to a fledgling economic recovery. Economist Mike Brandl shows how some recessions snatch defeat from the jaws of victory to become double-dippers.
Pessimistic economists in the 1970′s made up a new word for an economic worst case scenario. When rising prices from inflation combine with an already stagnant economy, the resulting “stagflation” is a dire condition of self-perpetuating economic doom and gloom.
How does an entrepreneur go about getting a new business off the ground? We’ll explore that question in the series “UPstarts” by presenting the stories of Texas entrepreneurs, with commentary on their experiences by McCombs experts in entrepreneurship, as well as a number of resources for budding entrepreneurs. First upstart: Elayne Crain. When she decided [...]
David Spence’s full lecture from Alumni Business Conference.
Mobile food vendors in Austin, TX reflect on the recession and recovery.
Jon Brumley, BBA ’61, has founded six different oil and gas companies, all of which listed on the New York Stock Exchange. The most recent firm was Encore Acquisition, which he founded with his son, Jonny Brumely. In 2005, Forbes magazine named Brumley and his son Entrepreneurs of the Year. And while his knowledge of [...]
Economist Mike Brandl explains how some sectors respond sooner (or later) than the rest of the economy.
Indra Nooyi, Chairman and CEO of Pepsico speaks to Dean Tom Gilligan of the McCombs School of Business as part of the VIP Distinguished Speaker Series. Indra on her first job at a textile plant in India – 2:53 On what sets her apart as a manager – 7:00 On working together within a company [...]