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UW biz students travel to get world view

February 2, 2006

By Aaron Nathans The Capital Times

How do you stop a herd of rampaging elephants?

A group of University of Wisconsin-Madison business students recently learned that the answer lies in learning to think from a different point of view.

A group of 10 master’s of business administration students visited the impoverished African nation of Malawi in early January. The journey was one of several trips abroad the MBA program has been adding in an effort to give their students a more worldly outlook.

The delegation spoke to officials from a fishery, which had dug ponds and stocked them with fingerlings, or baby fish. But before the fish could grow, elephants stormed down from the mountains and rolled around in the ponds, killing the fish. Click here to read the full story>.

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