Moll Anderson

The Gift of Encouragement

Settled in Nashville, Anderson started a new job in a furniture store. Her first interior design client led to more work and soon she launched her own highly successful company. “I’d never had the opportunity to go to design school, but what I didn’t know actually served me,” she says. “For example, I didn’t know you couldn’t design a 3,000-square-foot house in three months, so I went for it.” She became known for interior design that was both quick and cost-efficient.

Alex Rodrigues

A Global Perspective

Alex Rodrigues brings a truly global perspective to his role at the Haslam College of Business. A native of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, he also has spent significant time in Spain, Germany, and the United States.

Statistics: Then & Now

IN 1942, Jane Greer Puckett sat in an introductory statistics course and took copious notes. She worked the problems behind simple linear regression by hand, utilizing calculus equations and other mathematical skills.

In This Issue

Thought Leadership


Entrepreneurial Passion Differs Between Men and Women

ALTHOUGH A GROWING body of research demonstrates that passion is a key factor in entrepreneurial performance, few researchers have studied what sparks this passion. Recog-nizing the social context of entrepreneurship, Melissa Cardon, Nestlé Endowed Professor of Business Administration in the Haslam College of Business, investigated how social consid-erations such as gender drive passion among entrepreneurs.

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