Job opportunity for UNLV students

This seems like a tremendous opportunity for an entrepreneurial student, and it’s here in Las Vegas!

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Job Description

Who we are: The Walmart Global eCommerce Innovation team – including a behaviorial scientist on the Forbes 30 under 30 list, the head of our in-club test and learn program (me!), and a team that has launched programs ranging from mobile to web to club and everything in between. We specialize in lean startup thinking and have been able to validate investments and business models for Walmart and Sam’s in very inexpensive, rapid, customer-centric manners.

What we’re doing: We will be piloting 5 innovation tracks in Vegas-based Sam’s clubs. These will be mission critical experiments involving technology, business process improvement, and delighting our membership base. We will have a San Francisco based team of engineers, marketers, and designers supporting this program.

Who we need: Las Vegas based partners who will help us execute our experiments. This might include interviewing members, training associates, setting up signage, and observing member behavior. The Vegas based team will receive guidance and structure for each week’s chosen experimentation, and will learn alongside our team which programs prove most valuable to our business model and/or our members. They will have the opportunity to work alongside lean startup, technology, and retail experts in a learning and executing environment.

Job Requirements:

  • Excellent critical thinking, communication
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Desire to learn hands on about the lean startup methodology, with a focus on rapid prototyping and experimentation
  • Travel to up to 3 Vegas based Sam’s Clubs for 10  hours per week for 3 – 4 months


  • $15 per hour + $1000 scholarship at end of 3 – 4 months
  • Terms flexible based on student schedule

Policy interventions have unintended consequences

This is an interesting discussion of the impact of policies. Policy has an impact on small entrepreneurs and big business. Chess provides a good analogy for policy decisions. Sometimes a move looks really good, only to find that later it was foolhardy. This story discusses the fact that policy intervention has repercussions. Two include increased costs for customers as well as trade wars. I like this quote: “Researchers at the Peterson Institute found that the tire tariffs probably saved 1,200 jobs in the U.S. tire industry. But higher tire prices cost American consumers an extra $1.1 billion — more than $900,000 for every job saved.” I’d like to hear policy discussions where both first-order and secondary impacts are quantified.

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