Wela Whip For The Week Of October 19th

The Four Best Letters… F-R-E-E…  That word is entering into about 120 MBA students' vocabulary at Matt's alma mater, Arizona State University. The school just announced that an entire class of MBA students… next year’s class… will all get a free two-year MBA. Pretty cool! It’s thanks to a $50 million grant from the W.P. Carey Foundation. It’s interesting to see Arizona State in the news for something other than top party schools!...Full Article

Back To the Future Day In 1989, a sequel to Back to the Future was made…Back to the Future Part II (pretty creative if you ask me). Marty McFly travels to the future…all the way to October 21st, 2015 which was this past week. They even got a few things right like big screen TV and virtual reality goggles. One thing they missed on, though, was Jaws 19. One thing that still may come to pass is the Chicago Cubs winning the 2015 World Series. The thing about making movies about the future is that before you know it, it’s the present… and, according to the Director, someone’s always keeping score...Full Article

You can have a Ferrari for $55 Maybe we are thinking about things differently. You, in theory, would own a piece of every Ferrari you see, but not one of your own. Sorry. Ferrari went public this week selling about 10% of the company… valuing the company at nearly $10 billion. The symbol for the stock is simple… RACE. Although that is very clever, I was thinking NOPE would be a better symbol…given that owning the stock doesn’t translate in actually getting what you really want… an actual Ferrari...Full Article

What’s a Google Doodle Worth? If you’ve ever been to the Google homepage (and if you haven’t, please email me as I’d like to meet you) you’ve probably seen the logo displayed in various artistic ways commemorating a person or particular date. Now, for one creative kid in K-12, they’re doing a Doodle 4 Google competition where the prize is a $30K scholarship…who knew those mindless doodles, when you may or may not have been paying attention in class, could help put you through college!...Full Article