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The Man Who Makes Netflix Flow

Michael S. Raisinghani, Ph.D.  |  Operations Management

Netflix has built an independent content network that’s at the heart of its battle with carriers.

Who's Got the Best Retirement Plan?

Ralph W Flanary, MBA, CFE  |  Business Fundamentals

For a worker starting at $50,000 a year, the difference between a good 401(k) plan and a weak one can be $870,000.

IPOs Are Getting Bigger, Maybe Not Better

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D.  |  Finance

Companies’ average age when going public has hit 11, up from 5 at the height of the dot-com boom.

Innovation: Hair Helmet

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  Entrepreneurship

A former research engineer at NASA has created a plastic helmet that can limit hair loss using laser technology.

Cynk Hole

J. Vincent Eagan, JD, Ph.D.  |  Business Law

Cynk Technology, a penny stock with one employee, no assets and no revenue at one point, had a $6 billion valuation before collapsing.

IPOs Are Getting Bigger, Maybe Not Better

Larry Tunnell, Ph.D., CPA  |  Accounting & Taxation

A trend has developed in which young companies are waiting longer before they go public.

Who's Got the Best Retirement Plan?

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D.  |  Ethics & Responsibility

Some companies offer employees much more generous 401(k) plans than others.

Xiaomi Takes Direct Aim at the iPhone

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Xiaomi's smartphones emphasize technology over marketing, and are making inroads in Asian markets.

First-World Dog Problems

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D.  |  Ethics & Responsibility

Purina claims that Blue Buffalo's image and its business are "built on lies."

Turning Ethiopia Into China’s China

Brian Kench, Ph.D.  |  Economics

Ethiopians make $40 a month stitching shoes. Their Chinese counterparts make more than $400.

Turning Ethiopia Into China's China

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Labor costs in Ethiopia are approximately 10 percent of those in China, causing some Chinese companies to shift production to Africa.

Jeff Bewkes’s Disappearing Act

Douglas L. Wilson, MBA  |  Marketing

Investors have cheered as Jeff Bewkes systematically dismembered Time Warner and raised the value of its stock. But at what cost?

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