Grant Williams

Power Moves From UT's Power Forward

Tennessee Volunteer Grant Williams (HCB, ’19) is well known as a man of stature on and off the basketball court, but he’s also a man of character.Friends and family describe him as humble, smart, persevering, and always willing to lend a listening ear.

Matthew Horton

For the Love of the Game

Horton has spent the past 12 years playing a numbers game on the business side of Major League Baseball. Now senior director of data science at MLB, he leads projects that look closely at fan behavior and decision-making and use that data to present fans with media and products that fit their interests. 

Excellence in Analytics

UPS George D. Smith Prize Winners

IN 2010, THE HASLAM COLLEGE OF BUSINESS made the pioneering decision to start the first master’s program in business analytics. Faculty members, led by professor emeritus Kenneth Gilbert, recognized a global need for data analysts attuned to the needs of industry and equipped to interpret the tremendous amounts of data generated in a digital age.

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Thought Leadership

Research

Celebrity CEO Behavior
A Boon and a Curse for Companies

CELEBRITY CEOS SUCH AS TELSA co-founder Elon Musk owe their celebrity to four media narratives that can benefit their companies but also trap them if business conditions change. Those narratives—creator, transformer, rebel or savior—are tropes through which the media elevates CEOs to fame.

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