From the Editors
by Jason Scharf and Saleem Van Groenou
Photo by Andrea Jackson
As recent MBA graduates, we both know first-hand the fresh and innovative voice that is prevalent at the Rady School of Management. We believe that this voice can add value to the business community, providing business leaders with insights to assist in the development of innovations in the marketplace. This journal will be a platform to allow this voice to be heard.
We have selected a group of articles that is timely and relevant, drawing upon the knowledge of the Rady School's distinguished academics, industry practitioners and MBA candidates. In fact, Rady is filled with people at all levels that have specifically made the choice to be pioneers in lieu of taking the more established path. We feel that the journal will integrate this forward thinking with the fast-moving business world.
Creating the journal over the past year has been an entrepreneurial venture for both of us. Though we looked up into the face of massive competition on the business information landscape, we passionately built the journal from a whiteboard brainstorm in early December to final publication eight months later. Here in our inaugural issue, you will find articles that discuss the financial markets, the challenges facing growth firms and the translation of textbook knowledge into real-world practice.
This is a beginning. We hope the Rady Business Journal will grow to be respected worldwide for the values and intellectual capital that it will provide; and we hope that you, as our reader, will find this issue to be a great start toward that goal.