Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.

Craig A. Turner, Assistant Professor of Management and Marketing in the College of Business and Technology at East Tennessee State University, entered academe after 12 years in the agricultural field specializing in risk management. His primary areas of interest are risk management and entrepreneurship. He has twice been selected as a participant in the prestigious Lally-Darden Entrepreneurship Retreat. He earned a Ph.D. in management from the University of Tennessee Knoxville in 1999.

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Whole Foods Market's Identity Crisis

Whole Foods Market was long the darling of the ecologically sensitive investors in that they tapped into a solid market that had a loyal and growing client base and high profit margins. As many mass retailers began to move into the grocery sector and also the organic/ecologically advantaged products market, they began to first thwart the growth of Whole Foods Market, but now there are also concerns of reducing sales and profits.

Nice Stent If You Can Get It

A clot-retrieving stent can dramatically reduce long-term healthcare costs and enhance the quality of life for people who have had strokes, yet it is only extensively used in roughly 150 stroke centers in the United States. While initial cost for installation of the stent is about $17,000 more than that of traditional treatment methods, its outcome is better, and the long-term savings could be about $23,000.

Munchery Stiffs Early Backers and Cuts Staff in a Bid for Survival

Munchery Inc., a food delivery startup, has blown through $120 million over the past 7 years and needs further investment of around $15 million to shore up its position. In order to accomplish this recapitalization, they are having to reduce the stake of early investors and create convertible debt to entice reinvestments or new investments.

Uber Self-Driving Vehicle Involved in Arizona Crash

A major hiccup occurred for Uber last week. A photo of the damage from an incident in Arizona involving their self-driving vehicle was posted to Twitter. The company verified the photo, but no further discussion was offered.

Fury Road: Did Uber Steal the Driverless Future From Google?

Google and Uber, both seen as exemplary entrepreneurial success stories, are now embroiled in a battle to become the dominant design in the driverless car technology field. The stakes are high in this market, projected by both companies to be in the hundreds of billions, or even the trillion, dollar range. The two are dealing with failures and limited success, but they have too much invested to quit now.