Business and Bagels: Critical Thinking Skills for Business Decision Making

Business and Bagels will be offered live, online as “The Virtual Bagel” through videoconferencing. If you have questions, please reach out to us.

Session Description

Today’s business environment is characterized by rapid change, uncertainty, and unpredictability. To successfully navigate these conditions, we need to learn specific skills that help us override instinctive thinking and consider different perspectives and approaches. Once we learn these skills and put them to use, we can prevent time-consuming problems before they arise. Attend April’s Business and Bagels to learn how critical thinking skills can make your decision-making process better suited for today’s business environment.

Session Presenter

Michael Rip, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Management for the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University, and a founding director of the MSU’s Healthcare Administration Program. He has collaborated extensively with the School of Criminal Justice to strategize a framework for intelligence analysts and law enforcement offices within the FBI and the United States Department of Homeland Security. Rip has integrated problem prevention science and critical thinking for innovation leaders in major corporations such as Microsoft, Amway, and Blue Cross Blue Shield. He is the founder of Mind Leap, a consulting firm offering training around the world for improved decision-making, problem solving, and innovation.



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