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Is This Really a Thing? is an all new podcast hosted by Paul Jarley, dean of the College of Business at the University of Central Florida. With the help of local experts, enthusiasts and all-around interesting people from UCF and beyond, Paul decides whether up-and-coming concepts and ideas have the potential to reshape the business landscape. What will students need to learn about to be successful over the next decade? Is Bitcoin a thing? How about eSports? Paul decided to chase down the answers and pose the question… Is This Really a Thing?

Is This Really a Thing? is an all new podcast hosted by Paul Jarley, dean of the College of Business at the University of Central Florida. With the help of local experts, enthusiasts and all-around interesting people from UCF and beyond, Paul decides whether up-and-coming concepts and ideas have the potential to reshape the business landscape. What will students need to learn about to be successful over the next decade? Is Bitcoin a thing? How about eSports? Paul decided to chase down the answers and pose the question… Is This Really a Thing?
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Is This Really a Thing? is an all new podcast hosted by Paul Jarley, dean of the College of Business at the University of Central Florida. With the help of local experts, enthusiasts and all-around interesting people from UCF and beyond, Paul decides whether up-and-coming concepts and ideas have the potential to reshape the business landscape. What will students need to learn about to be successful over the next decade? Is Bitcoin a thing? How about eSports? Paul decided to chase down the answers and pose the question… Is This Really a Thing?

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(407) 823-2185


Episodes

Is Black Friday Really a Thing?

11/20/2018
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Featured Guests: Sean Snaith - Director, UCF Instiute for Economic Competitiveness Don Unser - Retail President Anand Krishnamoorthy - Associate Professor of Marketing Jahir Hernandez - Student, Former Old Navy employee Tina Hand - Dean's Assistant Jessica Dourney - Assistant Director of Outreach and Engagement Episode Transcription: Paul Jarley: Black Friday used to sound like this. Jahir Hernandez: They come in waves and I remember specifically that the check out line was all the way to...

Duration:00:14:14

Is Behavioral Ethics Really a Thing?

11/7/2018
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Featured Guests: Stan Horton - Former Enron Executive; President & CEO, Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP Scott Keith - Regional President, North & Central Florida Region, BB&T Marshall Schminke - BB&T Professor of Business Ethics (Management) Robert Folger - Distinguished Alumni Endowed Professor in Business Ethics Merrell Bailey - Managing Partner, Your Caring Law Firm Episode Transcription: Stan Horton: I was on the Enron executive committee when the company went bankrupt. I just witnessed...

Duration:00:32:23

Is Fake News Really a Thing?

10/31/2018
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Featured Guests: Cindy Barth - Editor, Orlando Business Journal Grant Heston - Chief of Staff and Vice President for Communications & Marketing, UCF Rick Brunson - Associate Instructor, UCF Nicholson School of Communication & Media Episode Transcription: Paul Jarley: It makes you believe there's no such thing as truth. Grant Heston: There's a lot of things labeled fake news that people just don't like. Paul Jarley: It's a popular Halloween costume. Rick Brunson: There are companies selling...

Duration:00:36:44

Are Backyard Chickens Really a Thing?

10/17/2018
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Featured Guests: Kelly Dowling - Assistant Dean for Advancement, Stony Brook University College of Engineering and Applied Science Ken Bradley - Former Winter Park Mayor Ron Piccolo - Chair, UCF Department of Management Mark Dickie - Professor of Economics Jonathan Hasford - Assistant Professor of Marketing Carolyn Massiah - Associate Chair, Department of Marketing & Associate Lecturer, Marketing Episode Transcription: Paul Jarley: Green Acres was a popular TV show when I was a kid. Simple...

Duration:00:17:34

Is Lean Startup Really a Thing?

10/17/2018
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Featured Guests: Jesse Wolfe - Founder / President, O'Dang Hummus Cameron Ford - Director, UCF Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership Michael Pape - Dr. Phillips Entrepreneur in Residence; Lecturer, Management Donna Mackenzie - Executive Director, StarterStudio Carol Ann Dykes Logue - Site Manager, UCF Business Incubator Episode Transcription: Voice: "If you build it, he will come." Terence Mann: "He will come, Ray. He will most definitely come." Paul Jarley: That's my favorite line from...

Duration:00:17:51

Is The UCF Stare-Down Kid Really a Thing?

10/8/2018
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Featured Guests: Erik Kohler - The "Voice" of UCF Football Carolyn Massiah - Associate Chair, Department of Marketing & Associate Lecturer, Marketing Yael Zemack-Rugar - Assistant Professor of Marketing Nick Riggle - Philosopher, Author of On Being Awesome: A Unified Theory of How Not to Suck Episode Transcription: Paul Jarley: Today's biggest viral sensation isn't a cat playing a piano or the Annoying Orange. It's an 18 year UCF college student staring at a camera. Seriously, can this...

Duration:00:08:11

Are Millennials Really a Thing?

10/3/2018
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Featured Guests: Libby Mustaine - Professor of Sociology Chris Leo - Lecturer, Integrated Business Bill Steiger - Associate Instructor of Marketing; Instructor & Coordinator, Professional Selling Program Bob Danna - Retired Managing Director, Deloitte Episode Transcription: Paul Jarley: Some say they're the result of failed parenting strategies. Others say they're addicted to their phones, narcissistic, and entitled. The Western Michigan Whitecaps celebrated them by giving the first thousand...

Duration:00:17:09

Is Triple-Entry Accounting Really a Thing?

10/3/2018
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Featured Guests: Greg Trompeter - Director, Kenneth G. Dixon School of Accounting Melanie Fernandez - Partner, BDO Paul Gregg - Assistant Chair, Finance Executive in Residence, Dept. of Finance; CFO, Rini Technologies, Inc. Jim Adamczyk - Senior Executive VP / CLO, FAIRWINDS Credit Union Mike Johnson - Dean, UCF College of Sciences Episode Transcription: Paul Jarley: This is a story of a man who was ahead of his time. Some say that he had the most important idea of the last 500 years. He may...

Duration:00:17:25

Are eSports Really a Thing?

9/11/2018
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Featured Guests: Danny White - UCF Athletic Director Richard Lapchick - Director, DeVos Sports Business Management Program Ben Noel - Executive Director, Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy Tony Schiller - Executive Vice President and Partner, Paragon Marketing Group Abiel Payano - President, UCF Gaming Knights Episode Transcription: Paul Jarley: You remember that, right? Well, video games have come a long way since then. It’s no longer just guys playing in their moms’ basements. Now...

Duration:00:17:15

Ghosting in the Workplace: Is It Really a Thing?

9/11/2018
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Featured Guests: Stefanie Hill - Career Coach, UCF College of Business Office of Professional Development Lina Pabon - Campus Talent Acquisition Business Partner, ADP "Ellen" - Student "Casper" - Student Vera - Robot Interviewer Episode Transcription: Paul Jarley: Russian hackers aren't just messing with our elections, they're disrupting the job application process, too. Companies like IKEA and Pepsi are hoping artificial intelligence will help cut hiring costs, but all this new technology...

Duration:00:15:32

Is Bitcoin Really a Thing?

9/11/2018
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Featured Guests: Sean Snaith - Director, UCF Institute for Economic Competitiveness Honghui Chen - Director, Master of Science (M.S.) FinTech Initiative at UCF Jim Balaschak - Principal, Deanja, LLC Mike O'Donnell - Executive Director, UCF Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship Alexander Golding - Founder and CEO, HelpedHope; Bitcoin Investor David Metcalf - Senior Researcher and Director, Mixed Emerging Technology Integration Lab (METIL), Institute for Simulation & Training Jim Adamczyk -...

Duration:00:15:28

Is This Really a Thing? Trailer

8/2/2018
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"Is This Really a Thing?" is an all new podcast created and hosted by Paul Jarley, dean of the College of Business at the University of Central Florida. With the help of local experts, enthusiasts and all-around interesting people, Paul takes a look at up-and-coming concepts and ideas that have the potential to reshape the business landscape. How do you separate fly-by-night management tactics or money pits from legitimate innovations? What will students need to learn about to be successful...

Duration:00:01:52