Archive for the ‘WEP Faculty in the News’ Category

Business Insider: This Quirky Game Helps Shape Zappos’ Legendary Culture

May 5, 2014

Wharton Professor Ethan Mollick gives his stamp of approval to Zappos “Face Game.” What makes this corporate game work? Read on to find out: MORE

Business Insider: How ‘The Paradox Of Mandatory Fun’ Ruins Games At Work

April 11, 2014

“Just because you sell it as fun doesn’t mean people will find it as fun,” warns Wharton prof Ethan Mollick.
See what else he has to say on the subject of “mandatory fun.” Includes helpful hints on how to use gamification to your advantage: MORE

USA Today: Strategies: Best route to venture capital? Be a man

April 3, 2014

The Remington Steele theory of how to raise venture capital for the female entrepreneur, with quotes from Wharton prof Laura Huang. MORE

BBC: The guitar firm playing a new fundraising tune

April 3, 2014

“I think equity crowdfunding could be viable, but I think you need to wait to see how it all works out,” says Wharton prof and crowdfunding guru Ethan Mollick to the BBC: MORE

NPR Marketplace: AirBnB got 99 problems but going public ain’t one

March 31, 2014

2 reasons to click & listen:
1) Awesome quirky segment title: “AirBnB got 99 problems but going public ain’t one.”
2) Quote from our very own serial entrepreneur and Wharton lecturer, Patrick Fitzgerald! MORE

Nature: In business as in science, prejudice holds women back

March 14, 2014
Wharton prof Laura Huang is surprised by the findings of her own study: not only are investors 60% more likely to invest in pitches presented by men than by women, but good looking men get an advantage, whereas good looking women do not. Huh. Read on for more insight: MORE

Poets and Quants: Best 40-Under-40 Professor Ethan Mollick

February 19, 2014
We can’t help but agree with Poets and Quants: Wharton prof Ethan Mollick truly is among the 40 best business school profs under 40. MORE

Technically Philly: How Jeffrey Babin teaches Penn students to ‘look at the fish’ [Q&A]

February 19, 2014
Jeffrey Babin, VIP advisor and entrepreneurship teaching extraordinaire, tells Technically Philly about his complex career in entrepreneurship and education.

It really never is a straight line, is it, entrepreneurs? MORE

VentureBeat: The top 30 influential leaders in the crowdfunding industry (infographic)

February 19, 2014
Who are the top 30 influential leaders in the crowdfunding industry? Well, Wharton prof Ethan Mollick is one of them, according to this infographic from Entrepreneur Magazine.

I couldn’t agree more. MORE

The Guardian: Innovative failures: why new business models don’t always succeed

February 19, 2014
Wharton prof Tyler Wry explains to the Guardian why social entrepreneurs often struggle. MORE

Wired: An Ice Cream Geek Reinvents the Scoop So It Won’t Snap Your Wrist

December 12, 2013
Wharton prof Karl Ulrich put together his design savvy and his love of ice cream scoops (he has “one of the largest ice cream scoop collections in North America”), and created this gorgeous new scoop.

It even looks delicious. (And for an extra $10, get a southpaw version!) MORE

Technically Philly: Meet one of the first faculty startups from Penn’s Comp. Sci. department

November 7, 2013
Penn’s Comp Sci department is going entrepreneurial! Professor BoonThau Loo has founded Gencore Systems, with apps that protect against cyber attacks and more.

Love to see this entrepreneurial feeling spread across the campus.The more the merrier. MORE

Inc.: Study: Going Public Zaps a Start-up’s Innovation

October 30, 2013
That long-awaited IPO could stifle your innovation.

So says Wharton prof David Hsu. Read on for what to do about it. MORE

Newsweek: Bad Samaritans

October 30, 2013
Wharton prof Ethan Mollick explains why crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter are not, in fact, hotbeds for fraud: “If a project is potentially fraudulent, somebody with the expertise eventually notices it and starts a discussion.” MORE

Huffington Post: A New Perspective on Entrepreneurship

October 30, 2013
High school student Garrison Xian interviewed Wharton prof Patrick Fitzgerald about entrepreneurship.

ChargeItSpot, founded by Doug Baldasare (WG’12) gets a shout out. MORE

Business Insider: The 15 Best Startups To Work For In America

October 30, 2013
Wharton prof Peter Cappelli helped choose Turnstone’s 15 best startups to work for. See what they are–and what makes them so great to work for, here: MORE

British Airways Business Life: On the up: ten dons to watch

October 30, 2013
Congrats to Ethan Mollick! British Airways Business Life lists him on their ten professors who “have the future of business in their hands.” MORE

Forbes: Houston, We Have a Market: Privatizing Space Launches Pays Off Big

October 30, 2013
Wharton prof Laura Huang tells Forbes why privatizing space is paying off: MORE

New Yorker: When Work is a Game, Who Wins?

October 8, 2013
“At a certain point, there was a transition from viewing games as something that hurt production to a tacit realization that maybe games are doing us a service.” That’s what Wharton prof Ethan Mollick told New Yorker reporter Ben Mauk for this fascinating article on turning work into a game.

Read on for more insights and fun quotes! MORE

Harvard Business Review: Research: Middle Managers Have an Outsized Impact on Innovation

October 8, 2013
Wharton Prof Ethan Mollick explains what middle managers have to do with innovation.

In the Harvard Business Review, no less. Nice publication, Ethan! MORE

Inc.:4 Things Rookie Entrepreneurs Have Going for Them

September 13, 2013

One of the four things that rookie entrepreneurs have going for them (according to is that You Will Fail… Often. They quote Wharton Prof Paul Schoemaker on why that’s a good thing. MORE

KCUR radio: Social Entrepreneurship: Making Changes By Making Money

September 13, 2013

Ian C. (Mac) Mac Millan, Wharton prof and Director of Wharton’s Snider Entrepreneurial Research Center, and Tom McDonnell WG’68 and CEO of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation are tw of the guests on this fascinating conversation about social entrepreneurship: MORE

CNBC: SAC Capital looking at just managing insider capital

September 5, 2013

Great quote about the future of SAc Capital from Wharton Prof Raffi Amit: MORE

Entrepreneur: Do You Have the Right Kind of Confidence?

August 27, 2013

Wharton Prof Richard Shell gives Entrepreneur his opinion on the Right Kind of Confidence: MORE

Young Entrepreneur: Know a Kick-Ass Startup? Nominate It.

August 22, 2013

Nominate your favorite startup for Turnstone’s Best Young Companies to Work for.

Wharton Prof Peter Cappelli is advising Turnstone on the contest and acting as one of the judges. MORE