Is This Really a Thing?

Is This Really a Thing?

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Are Meme Stocks Really a Thing?
February 10, 2021

GameStop and AMC made national headlines for unexpected reasons as retail investors from social media website Reddit began feverishly scooping up shares in each company. While the resulting drama caused wild swings in stock prices and scrutiny against ...

Will the Economy Fully Recover in 2021?
February 03, 2021

After one of the deepest recessions in history, the U.S. economy still has roughly 10 million fewer jobs than before the COVID-19 pandemic began. While some say the economy is improving faster than expected and has seen significant growth in recent mon...

Is Virtual Selling Really a Thing?
December 01, 2020

It's hard to imagine a virtual Tupperware party. Sales presentations are trickier with the move to increased online communication. Gone (for now) are the days of making small talk with prospective clients in the hallway and capturing their undivided at...

Is Working From Home Really a Thing?
October 26, 2020

As employees continue to work from home, leases are running out and corporate office space is in jeopardy. Managers around the world have to decide if it's more efficient to keep their offices open, downsize, or go entirely remote.

Sports Without Fans: Can They Really Stay a Thing?
October 07, 2020

As cardboard cutouts occupy the stands at stadiums across the country, sports leagues and teams are dealing with a massive blow to their bottom line. If fans are stuck watching the game from home, it begs the question...

Can a COVID Cough Drop Really End the Pandemic?
September 08, 2020

Two researchers at UCF are developing a cough drop that can reduce the spread of COVID-19 by making saliva heavier and stickier - it makes sneeze and cough particles fall rather than float. But is there really a market for such a product?

Is The Invitational Your Thing?
February 17, 2020

As the name explains, The Invitational is the UCF College of Business' invite-only career fair, designed to connect top business students with employers and college partners seeking to fill internships within their organization. In this episode,

Is Sean Snaith Really a Thing? – Florida’s Economy in 2020
February 05, 2020

A media darling of sorts, UCF economist Sean Snaith's presentations across Central Florida tend to be an 80/20 mix of economic forecasting and comedy sketches. But the Director of the UCF Institute for Economic Forecasting means business - his forecast...

Is a 2020 Recession Really a Thing?
December 16, 2019

In the midst of the longest economic recovery in American history, the big question is when the next recession will hit. With unemployment reaching record lows, job growth skyrocketing and consumer confidence at an all-time high,

Is Change Management Really a Thing?
December 06, 2019

A lot of people don't really like change. But can they be coached or managed through the change process to understand and truly appreciate its benefits in the workplace? Guest host Thad Seymour, Interim President of UCF,