davethornblad

Hi everyone, I’m Dave. I am a third year PhD student in the Management department at Tech. I am very excited to go on the Global Perspectives trip and make lifelong memories. I was born in Sweden but moved to the USA when I was 2 or 3. I grew up outside of Chicago, but have lived along the Mississippi river, Kentucky, Miami, Orange County CA and now Blacksburg. I enjoy reading and hiking. I also love to teach and have been lucky enough to teach both undergraduate and graduate level courses at Tech. My main academic work is in the area of business strategy (how companies compete with one another) but more specifically how companies can be more competitive through technology and innovation.

Train Tickets to Zurich Booked!

As some of you may know, Matt, Jessica, Jennifer and I will be spending a few days in Rome before we come to Zurich to begin the Global Perspectives program. We have already booked a hostel and earlier this week … Continue reading

I booked my flights! My itinerary!

I booked my flight for Global Perspectives today. Here is my rough outline for those of you interested in going to Rome before our group travels. Tuesday May 15: Fly out of Chicago. Transfer in NYC. Land in Rome on … Continue reading

I recieved my US passport!

As Dean DePauw as alluded to in our meetings, I was born in Sweden. However, last year I became an American citizen. It was a very happy occasion for me and my family. Recently I received my first United States … Continue reading

Hello everyone!

For my first post I just want to say hi! I am excited to go on the Global Perspectives trip with all of you. If you are interested in learning more about me, click the ‘About-Me’ link at the top. … Continue reading