Dave Ghosh

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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: A Few Lessons on Leadership

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: A Few Lessons on Leadership

By: Dave Ghosh Picture taken by Aziz Medhioub Dear Vanderbilt, My name is Dave Ghosh, and I have served as the Division Head and Editor in Chief of the Vanderbilt Business Review (VBR) since its inception nearly three years ago. Yesterday, I stepped down from my position, ending what was an unbelievable run and opening the door for what I know will be a remarkable second phase for the journal. As I reflect on my time with VBR, I find myself experiencing mixed emotions. On one hand, I am one step closer to starting a post-college adulthood that surely will…
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Why Tech Companies (And Prospective Employees) Should Be Happy About Biden’s Victory

Why Tech Companies (And Prospective Employees) Should Be Happy About Biden’s Victory

By: Dave Ghosh When President-elect Joe Biden is sworn into office on January 20, 2021, many will cheer for a variety of reasons. It may be because the inauguration marks a change in rhetoric on the part of the leader of the United States. Or it may be because people want a different response to the pandemic. Or it may be because they were personally affected by some of President Trump’s policies. There will also be a lot of people who find themselves feeling disappointed; many of President Trump’s supporters bought into his vision of “law and order” and “mak[ing]…
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OPINION: The Value of an MBA

OPINION: The Value of an MBA

There was a time when a Master’s in Business Administration – simply known as an “MBA” – was the degree to pursue. Regardless of price, it gave people a chance to pursue a high-earning career of their choice. If one felt trapped by a job and wanted a breath of fresh air, an MBA provided them the opportunity to switch to something else. If one wanted to maximize their wages but could not do so with their present job, an MBA allowed them to increase their earnings. Schools continue to advertise the degree as one that can propel someone to…
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Coronavirus and the Economy: A Forced Recession?

For years, many have talked about the inevitability of a recession. Throughout my time at Vanderbilt, discussions regarding how it will be difficult to find a job when we graduate always came up. In this unprecedented time, it seems as if the global economy is on the verge of collapsing. From sports’ leagues shutting down for an undetermined amount of time to the demand for gasoline falling to the Dow Jones industrial average tumbling, nothing seems to be going right economically. There are not many people, or companies, who are profiting right now. Of course, money should be the least…
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The Morality of Facebook

Since Facebook was founded in 2004, it has expanded to serve many purposes, whether that be to allow people to connect with one another, to sell items, or to centralize communication among organizations. During the process, the company also acquired companies such as Instagram, WhatsApp, and Oculus, and created extension services to meet consumers’ demands. While most of what Facebook has done has been well received from a convenience point-of-view, the question of how the freedom of speech can be applied to the social media platform has come to light in recent weeks. On Thursday, October 17th, Mark Zuckerberg delivered…
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The Future of Uber

The past few years for Uber has included an immense increase in brand popularity, as well as services offered. However, safety concerns and the fall in stock prices has CEO Dara Khrosrowshahi taking drastic steps to help ensure that his company is present in the foreseeable future. Uber plans to reduce costs by introducing battery kiosks in which riders can replace the batteries on their Jump vehicles. This will reduce the need for the company to fly employees out to different places to complete the task. Additionally, Uber will redirect placement of their electric bikes. The expectation is that this…
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