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AI Speed-Reading for the Masses

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Deep learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), has previously been used to recognize cats in YouTube videos. Whi ...

Dirty Deeds Hidden In a Mess of Data

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

The 2010 Dodd-Frank Act added responsibility for policing the derivatives markets to the Commodities Futures Trading Com ...

How to Lose $6 Billion

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

The troubled U.S. nuclear power business may be the undoing of Toshiba. When it acquired Westinghouse Electric in 2006, ...

Innovation: Needle Camera

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Using a tiny camera at the end of an elongated needle, the Mi-eye2, the only product of Trice Medical, can enter into an ...

Labor’s Last Stand

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

There are now twenty-eight states with right-to-work laws that ban mandatory union dues. The last case to address t ...

Mirror, Mirror, You’re the Smartest of Them All

Bob Cohen, MBA, Exploring Your Potential

Since e-commerce began threatening stores, retailers have been trying to make their locations operate more like the web. ...

Music Festivals Have A Volume Problem

Bob Cohen, MBA, Exploring Your Potential

The U.S. concert business has been growing 10 percent annually for a decade, with 32 million people attending at least o ...

SEC's Acting Chair Acts LIke He Runs the Place

Larry Walther, Ph.D., CPA, CMA, Accounting & Taxation

Jay Clayton's Senate hearings to confirm his role as SEC Chairman are pending. In the past, acting SEC leadership, await ...

Should Farmers Fear Him?

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Trade issues are complex, and the basic idea behind opening up trade is to allow each country to specialize in the produ ...

Should Farmers Fear Trump?

Derek Abrams, Economics

Unlike sectors such as manufacturing, where trade deals are blamed for job losses, U.S. agriculture has benefited from g ...

Should Farmers Fear Trump?

Thomas Coe, Business Fundamentals

A potential shift in U.S. trade policy by the Trump administration to tax or even restrict imports into the U.S. may end ...

The Greatest Generation Is Now Around the Corner

Michael S. Raisinghani, Ph.D., Marketing

The next-generation mobile standard, 5G, promises to be even more transformative than 4G, because it will support commun ...

The Master Chides His Students

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

Warren Buffett inspired a generation of financial pros to believe beating the market was possible, but lately he’s ...

The Master Chides His Students

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D., Finance

Warren Buffett inspired a generation of financial pros to believe beating the market was possible, but lately he’s ...

Toys "R" Russia? Retailer Detsky Mir Says, "Da"

Bob Cohen, MBA, Exploring Your Potential

While Russian consumer spending has plunged, Detsky Mir — the name means “children’s world” &mda ...

"Hollywood"

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

In 2012, China and the U.S. reached an agreement regarding Chinese access to U.S. movies and the portion of revenue U.S. ...

"Hollywood"

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Despite import quotas and limits on their share of receipts, China has become an important market for U.S. films, with 1 ...

Big Meat Braces for a Labor Shortage

Eric Cardella, Economics

The meat packing industry is one of the largest employers of immigrants and refugees. Not surprisingly, the recent refug ...

Big Meat Braces for a Labor Shortage

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Over a third of the 441,000+ workers at U.S. slaughterhouses and meat packing plants are immigrants. The jobs are low sk ...

Blowing Down That Fiduciary Rule

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

President Trump ordered the Labor Department to reconsider the fiduciary rule, scheduled to go into effect in April 2017 ...

Blowing Down That Fiduciary Rule

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D., Finance

Over the past decade, Americans investing for retirement have fled from high-priced commission-based investment products ...

Passive Investing for the Social Activist

Bob Cohen, MBA, Exploring Your Potential

For many people, passively managed index funds have a powerful appeal: Buy one fund and be done. But one-size-fits-all f ...

Startup Types Build Ready-Made Activism

Bob Cohen, MBA, Exploring Your Potential

When Donald Trump was elected, Nick O’Neill suddenly got a lot more interested in civic engagement. O’Neill ...

Startup Types Build Ready-Made Activitism

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

Disparate coders are getting more political and hacking together protest websites. A series of quickly-made websites pro ...

Survival of the Fitted

Michael S. Raisinghani, Ph.D., Marketing

In the U.S., French Connection is tweaking its clothing based on feedback supplied by mail-order styling services. Actin ...

Survival of the Fitted

Bob Cohen, MBA, Exploring Your Potential

As sales continue to decline, retailers like French Connection are turning to fashion rental services like Le Tote to le ...

Survival of the Fitted

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Data mining by traditional brick-and-mortar fashion retailers is not a new thing, but third party data tracking in the i ...

The Bot That Bluffed Me

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Top poker players competed against Libratus, computer software located at Carnegie Mellon University, and lost. The Texa ...

Trump's 'Big Number' On Dodd-Frank

Larry Walther, Ph.D., CPA, CMA, Accounting & Taxation

You may soon hear a cheer, as Dodd-Frank is in the cross hairs of regulatory reform. This set of rules was sold as a way ...

White House: Cohn-Led Tax Plan Is Real and It’s Phenomenal

Thomas Coe, Business Fundamentals

Gary Cohn, former president of Goldman Sachs, is now head of the National Economic Council, the office within the execut ...

Apple, Microsoft Borrow Now Instead of Waiting for Tax Shift

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D., Finance

Apple Inc. and Microsoft Corp. combined sold $27 billion of debt this week to fund their daily operations, repay maturin ...

Can Sneaker Makers Come Home Again?

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

The footwear and apparel industry is global in nature, with companies selling and manufacturing their products worldwide ...

Can Sneaker Makers Come Home Again?

Bob Cohen, MBA, Exploring Your Potential

When President Donald Trump nixed U.S. participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), it accelerated the discussi ...

Can Sneaker Makers Come Home Again?

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Athletic footwear makers like Nike import almost all of their shoes from low-cost countries in Asia and South America. T ...

Fashion Forward

Bob Cohen, MBA, Exploring Your Potential

Arun Gupta was an active member of menswear message boards such as Styleforum and Superfuture. At the time, there were r ...

Ghost Lawyer

Larry Walther, Ph.D., CPA, CMA, Accounting & Taxation

Numerous celebrities have died in recent years, but their earning power goes on and on (and sometimes increases) as ...

Ghost Lawyer

Thomas Coe, Business Fundamentals

Although Michael Jackson died in 2009, the value of his estate, as well as his personal image, has increased tremendousl ...

Good Deals Make Good Neighbors

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Tensions between certain Arab countries, and between most Arab countries and Israel, continue to impact world affairs. T ...

How Fancy Private Bankers Cross-Sell

Michael S. Raisinghani, Ph.D., Marketing

Private bankers working with JPMorgan's (the nation's biggest bank) richest customers are encouraged to steer client ass ...

Maybe a Good Manager Can't Run Everything

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Ken Griffin, founder of the hedge fund Citadel, made an unconvetional choice in hiring a chief executive officer (CEO) f ...

The 'Travel Ban' Heads for the Courts

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

President Donald Trump's executive order restricting immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countrie ...

The End of Terrible Wi-Fi May Be Near

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Consumers have been frustrated with slow Wi-Fi issues, particularly in the home. With gaming, appliances, and infor ...

The Trump-Valley Fight Starts to Take Shape

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

After President Donald Trump banned refugees and travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries, Google, Faceb ...

The Wall Needs the Consent of Many

Derek Abrams, Economics

Along with a potential lack of concrete and documented construction workers, one of the main hurdles President Donald Tr ...

Uber's Campsites

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

While the vast majority of Uber drivers go home after their shifts, others are parking and living out of their cars in s ...

A Real Mr. Fusion Feeds on Used Clothing

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Tokyo based recycler, Jeplan, is working on developing a process that would extract cotton fiber from used clothing ...

Apple Tries the Full-Court Press

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

Apple is suing Qualcomm on antitrust grounds over licensing fees. Qualcomm makes most of the advanced chips for cell pho ...

Game On!

Bob Cohen, MBA, Exploring Your Potential

Wonder Forge CEO Jacobe Chrisman, a former data-mining entrepreneur, sold his company in 1999 and intended to go into th ...

How a Clever GOP Tax Plan Managed to Baffle Everyone

Larry Walther, Ph.D., CPA, CMA, Accounting & Taxation

The VAT (value added tax) is popular around the globe, but it has not yet hit the shores of the United States. That may ...

How Uber and Airbnb Fought City Halls and Figured Out the Sharing Economy

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

In business, as in life, there are critical junctures that can either discourage or even stall out a new direction. "How ...

IBM's Big Jobs Dodge

Eric Cardella, Economics

Last month at a summit between technology executives and President Trump, Ginni Rometty, IBM’s CEO, publicly pledg ...

IBM's Big Jobs Dodge

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Given Trump’s vow to punish companies that send jobs overseas, IBM CEO’s recent pledge to hire thousands of ...

IBM’s Big Jobs Dodge

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

When Ginni Rometty became IBM's CEO in 2012, she began pushing the company into new businesses such as cloud c ...

If You Build It, Will They Come?

Bob Cohen, MBA, Exploring Your Potential

Chris McNamara had a vision. What if he could convince other entrepreneurs to trade in their commute for a better lifest ...

NATO Makes It Rain

Michael S. Raisinghani, Ph.D., Marketing

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was established after World War II to protect western democracies against ...

Peddling Weed Like It’s Coca-Cola

Bob Cohen, MBA, Exploring Your Potential

In a classic consumer-products move, a new breed of ganjapreneurs are getting rid of stoner slang and replacing it with ...

Snapchat Can’t Keep it Private

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Snap’s founder and CEO, Evan Spiegel, has a penchant for privacy. Even within the company, workers don’t kno ...

Spread Your Wings and Fly, Penguin

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Bertelsmann is preparing to buy out its partner Pearson and own 100 percent of Penguin Random House, the world’s N ...

Student Loans

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D., Finance

Navient, the nation’s largest student loan servicer, handles accounts for more than one in four Americans who owe ...

The Chinese Rediscover Luxury

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

As China starts a New Year, high-end retailers and manufacturers are looking forward to strong sales to go along with th ...

This Company Wants to Convert Used Clothing Into Fuel

Thomas Coe, Business Fundamentals

Fantasy and science fiction can often fuel imaginations and be the inspiration for providing innovative products and pro ...

Trump Threatens to Undo NAFTA's Auto Alley

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has contributed to the development of a vibrant, integrated ecosystem of ...

Big Mac Attack

Bob Cohen, MBA, Exploring Your Potential

As the Big Mac starts showing its age, fast-food consumers are trending toward better burgers with fresher beef and a wi ...

From Angry Birds to Particle Physics

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

The focus of most educational video games is on the fun and not on the education. However, Lightneer, a mobile-gaming st ...

From Angry Birds to Particle Physics

Bob Cohen, MBA, Exploring Your Potential

According to Lauri Järvilehto, co-founder and chief executive officer of Lightneer, a mobile-gaming startup, the pr ...

Holding Down the Costs of the Cloud

Michael S. Raisinghani, Ph.D., Marketing

Cost calculators from one cloud provider or another will always be less trustworthy than those from a third party, accor ...

How to Make a €367 Million Loss Disappear

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

DeutscheBank structured a transaction with Italy’s Monte dei Paschi bank that allegedly helped to disguise trading ...

How to Make a €367 Million Loss Disappear

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Although Deutsche Bank was founded in 1870, it was relatively late in entering investment banking. Once it decided to em ...

In Brazil, It's Now Beer—Without the Babes

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Brazilian brewers have, at least by American standards, tended to use particularly sex appeal–driven advertising. ...

In Brazil, It’s Now Beer—Without the Babes

Bob Cohen, MBA, Exploring Your Potential

Brazil is the world’s third-largest beer market, but with a long recession taming drinkers’ thirsts, last ye ...

In the Land of the Blind Hire

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Tracy Chou, an engineer at Pinterest, is credited for elevating a diversity movement in the technology industry with her ...

Innovation: Pocket DSLR

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

For many years now, smartphones have had an acceptable resolution for common photography via digital technology. Still, ...

Pharma's Worst Nightmare

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Initial celebration of Trump’s victory by pharmaceutical executives turned to fear when on January 11 he said the ...

Red State Venture Capital

Thomas Coe, Business Fundamentals

Venture capital firms are moving from focusing investments on the East and West Coasts to the heartland of America. Whil ...

Snapchat Is Justifying Its $20 Billion Valuation by Emphasizing User Engagement

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D., Finance

Snap Inc. is hoping to convince analysts and public market investors it’s worth upwards of $20 billion in an IPO b ...

Startup Behavox is Using AI to Build a Sort of Minority Report for Rogue Traders

Larry Walther, Ph.D., CPA, CMA, Accounting & Taxation

Behavox is a sophisticated computer system that catalogs and observes human behavior in an attempt to identify rogue emp ...

The War in Yemen Tests Saudi Arabia's Clout

Derek Abrams, Economics

Saudi Arabia has engaged in a policy to translate its oil wealth into greater regional clout, but there have been very f ...

When a Facebook Page Matters to Facebook

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

There are more than a dozen Facebook employees writing Facebook’s founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg’s posts o ...

Are You There God? It's Me the Pillow King

Larry Walther, Ph.D., CPA, CMA, Accounting & Taxation

In only months, MyPillow saw sales soar from zero to almost $100 million. Employee head count quickly grew to 500. ...

Are You There God? It's Me the Pillow King

Thomas Coe, Business Fundamentals

MyPillow's Mike Lindell has become yet another entrepreneurial success story by having an idea to build a better pillow. ...

Boxed Vodka Just Wants to Be Loved

Bob Cohen, MBA, Exploring Your Potential

When Eric Clappier, co-founder of Griffon Brands, tells people his premium vodka comes in a box, "half of them laugh in ...

Designed in Davos, Tested in Zimbabwe

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Blue Marble Microinsurance is testing the market for crop insurance with maize growers in Zimbabwe. The idea, unveiled a ...

Netflix Presents: Building a World of Binge-Watchers

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

In its first expansion outside of North America, Netflix launched service in 43 Latin American and Caribbean c ...

TFW Your Country’s Shredding Money and You Own a Payment App

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

To curb endemic corruption, two months ago, with no warning, the Indian government said it was scrapping 500- and 1,000- ...

The Latest Shortage: Fast-Food Workers

Eric Cardella, Economics

The unemployment rate is at its lowest level in almost a decade, at 4.7 percent, and President-elect Donald Trump has pr ...

The Latest Shortage: Fast-Food Workers

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

If you've found the service at a fast-food restaurant to be a bit slower, the eating area less clean, or the napkin hold ...

The Sundance Kid

Bob Cohen, MBA, Exploring Your Potential

Shivani Rawat is the founder and chief executive officer of ShivHans Pictures, a three-year-old bicoastal production and ...

Unionize Me

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

Gig-economy firms such as Uber and Handy continue to face legal challenges to their treatment of workers as independent ...

Unionize Me

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

In well-publicized legal battles, Uber has worked to preserve its ability to classify its drivers as independent contrac ...

When a Startup Means a Fresh Start

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Defy Ventures, a nonprofit, is providing tech industry and entrepreneur training to parolees. The company sends voluntee ...

When a Startup Means a Fresh Start

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Defy Ventures, a six-year-old nonprofit started by Catherine Hoke, has created 350 jobs and started more than 150 n ...

When Bad Things Happen to Good Funds

Michael S. Raisinghani, Ph.D., Marketing

The trend toward index funds, driven by their lower costs and years of underperformance by the majority of active manage ...

When Bad Things Happen to Good Funds

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D., Finance

Two of William Nygren's multi-billion dollar stock mutual funds have topped the S&P 500 by an annual average of more ...

A GOP Plan to Tax Gifts for Wealthy Schools

Larry Walther, Ph.D., CPA, CMA, Accounting & Taxation

The tax code is filled with many special provisions, exeptions, and benefits. It seems that the goal of raising rev ...

Baby's First Virtual Assistant

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Mattel is launching a virtual assistant, named Aristotle, for babies. The technology platform was created to evolve as t ...

Baby’s First Virtual Assistant

Bob Cohen, MBA, Exploring Your Potential

Capitalizing on piqued consumer interest in AI-powered home automation hubs, Mattel recently launched the world's first ...

Dollar So Ripped, It Might Actually Rip

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D., Finance

The U.S. dollar has risen to a 14-year high against a basket of six major currencies. Even though the dollar has risen s ...

Innovation: Drone-Catching Drone

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Jaz Banga, chief executive officer of Airspace Systems, a 20-person San Francisco startup, has developed ...

Make All Rent Checks Payable to: Wall Street

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

Hedge funds, large investment firms, and private equity companies helped the U.S. housing market recover after the crash ...

Make All Rent Checks Payable to: Wall Street

Thomas Coe, Business Fundamentals

During the depths of the financial crisis, many homeowners lost their properties due to foreclosures, short sales, or ab ...

No Golden Years for China's Villagers

Derek Abrams, Economics

China's rural communities are suffering the twin effects of China's one-child policy and decades of migration to the cit ...

No Men Allowed

Bob Cohen, MBA, Exploring Your Potential

The Wing, co-founded by public-relations powerhouse Audrey Gelman, is a co-working space just for women in Manhattan. Al ...

No One Wants to Pay $9.99 for Your Remixes

Bob Cohen, MBA, Exploring Your Potential

After years of trading physical dollars for digital dimes, the music industry is finally seeing a payoff. Subscriptions ...

No One Wants to Pay $9.99 for Your Remixes

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Berlin-based music streaming service SoundCloud has about 175 million users and 135 million easy-to-share tracks of remi ...

Red Flags Abounded on Platinum Partners

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

Mark Nordlicht, co-founder of the hedge fund Platinum Partners, has been arrested for what's alleged to be one of the bi ...

The World Is Not Enough

Michael S. Raisinghani, Ph.D., Marketing

Dubai's Emirates Airline, in one image, is glamour and ambition in a framework of absolute control. Since 1985, Emirates ...

The World Is Not Enough

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Emirates Airline reflects the same multilateral and global view adopted by Dubai's rulers as they transformed the small- ...

The World Is Not Enough

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Emirates Airline is owned by the government of Dubai and run by the uncle of Dubai's absolute monarch. Compared to its n ...

Who's Gonna Buy All These Audis in China?

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Chinese auto sales rose 16 percent last year, marking the 26th straight year of sales growth. Audi was an early entrant ...

Can You Say Class Action in German? Nein

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

The Volkswagen emissions litigation has highlighted the obstacles plaintiffs face in the German legal system. Class acti ...

China Gets Serious About Shrinking Steel

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

The worldwide price of steel is rising, partly due to measures the Chinese government has taken to reduce domestic produ ...

Greening Business, One Project at a Time

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Jigar Shah, a co-founder of startup Generate Capital, stated that the world can be weaned off of fossil fuels. The compa ...

Greening Business, One Project at a Time

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Generate Capital, a startup venture fund specializing in green infrastructure projects, has obtained $500 million in inv ...

Greening Business, One Project at a Time

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Jigar Shah, the entrepreneur who founded SunEdison, pioneered the no-money-down deal for rooftop solar systems. His late ...

Guess Which Huge Asian Country Is Afraid of Capital Flight?

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

The Chinese government has recently taken steps to more closely control the foreign investments of Chinese firms. These ...

Hyperinflation: The Bolivar's Historic Fall

Larry Walther, Ph.D., CPA, CMA, Accounting & Taxation

The dollar is the designated currency in the U.S. Venezuela has their own currency called the Bolivar. The Bolivar's pur ...

Is Amazon Europe’s Next Top Model?

Bob Cohen, MBA, Exploring Your Potential

The online shop Zalando, which trampled brick-and-mortar fashion retailers—and earned a market value topping $9 bi ...

Japan’s Big Bet

Thomas Coe, Business Fundamentals

Japan has embraced the culture of gambling for decades; however, there currently are no casinos operating in the country ...

Power Wrap

Bob Cohen, MBA, Exploring Your Potential

Henriette Ernst was taking a break from the fashion industry to contemplate her next career move when she connected with ...

Russia’s Deadly Mideast Game

Derek Abrams, Economics

With its devastating show of force in Syria’s civil war, Russia has reasserted itself as a military power in the M ...

The Yahoo! Hack Goes From Bad to Worse

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

More than 150,000 U.S. government and military employees are among the newly announced intrusion on December 14, 2016, w ...

Tired of Halal Chicken? Try the Eyeshadow

Bob Cohen, MBA, Exploring Your Potential

Muslims will make up almost a quarter of the world’s population—1.6 billion people—and will outnumber ...

Tired of Halal Chicken? Try the Eyeshadow

Michael S. Raisinghani, Ph.D., Marketing

Muslims make up almost a quarter of the world’s population—1.6 billion people—and will outnumber Chr ...

When the Teacher Is An Ocean Away

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

For someone who dropped out of high school, Cindy Mi has capitalized on the huge demand for quality edcuation by Chinese ...

Where Did You Get That Lovely Supply Chain?

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Kering was the first publicly listed company in France to have a board-level corporate sustainability committee, and sen ...

A Startup That Dare Not Speak Its Name

Bob Cohen, MBA, Exploring Your Potential

Samir Saraiya left his Microsoft biz dev job in 2011 to join India’s growing e-commerce revolution. What he didn&r ...

China Challenges the Giants With Low Fares

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Airlines essentially take passengers from one city to another, sometimes directly, but often by connecting through a hub ...

Cloud Armor That's Not Quite So Fluffy

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

While storing data on the cloud has provided a system by which huge amounts of data can be stored cheaply and with littl ...

Cloud Armor That’s Not Quite So Fluffy

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

Citizens of Estonia can vote, file income taxes, check health records, and register a business in a matter of minutes on ...

Code School's Out

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Coding boot camps were established as for-profit schools to provide students with enough coding knowledge to go out and ...

Everybody Must Get Streamed

Eric Cardella, Economics

Live streaming has become the modern version of the blogging sensation a decade ago. Thanks in part to big companies lik ...

Everybody Must Get Streamed

Michael S. Raisinghani, Ph.D., Marketing

Livestream’s Chief Executive Officer Jesse Hertzberg says Livestream’s advantage is combining everything in ...

Republican Tax Reform Seen Shrinking Corporate Bond Market

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D., Finance

President-elect Donald Trump and Republican congressmen have proposed to cut corporate tax rates. To pay for those reduc ...

So Let's Talk About That Seafood Platter

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Through the use of shell companies, forged or fake documents, and a web of connections, a significant amount of seafood ...

South Korea Tries to Curb the Chaebol

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

The chaebol of South Korea, companies like Samsung and Hyundai, have long enjoyed a close relationship with the governme ...

The Same Gold Watch, It Just Arrives Later

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Demographics are posing challenges and opportunities for businesses as thousands of baby boomers are reaching retirement ...

The Show Must Go On

Bob Cohen, MBA, Exploring Your Potential

Live entertainment, including theatrical performances, is expected to generate $26 billion in the U.S. this year. But, a ...

The Sweet Scent of Success

Bob Cohen, MBA, Exploring Your Potential

Brian Jeong thinks the way guys go about buying scents stinks. Given that men represent 25 percent of the $4 billion ann ...

Trump's Tax Bill For Global Warming

Larry Walther, Ph.D., CPA, CMA, Accounting & Taxation

Trump's oceanfront club, Mar-a-Lago, in Palm Beach, Florida, is facing serious levies to generate funds to combat rising ...

Wanted: Forklift Driver

Thomas Coe, Business Fundamentals

The prospect that a tight labor market, where there are more jobs available (and unfilled) than there are workers availa ...

An Energy Drink That Tastes of the Amazon

Bob Cohen, MBA, Exploring Your Potential

Runa, a small, Brooklyn-based beverage company that sells tea and energy drinks, was founded by Brown University gr ...

Apple Is Bringing Drones to a Map Fight

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

Digital maps are crucial tools for Apple Inc. and Google to attract developers that build popular travel, ride-shar ...

Can Lemonade Lure Insurance Skeptics?

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Two tech startup veterans have launched a property insurance company called Lemonade to take advantage of an industry "u ...

Does the Mensch Have Staying Power?

Bob Cohen, MBA, Exploring Your Potential

Neal Hoffman, a former toy industry executive, came up with the idea for a Jewish version of Elf on the Shelf after his ...

Europe's Big Airlines Struggle for Altitude

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

The airline industry is inherently global, as companies from different countries and continents compete for passengers o ...

Google Returns to Earth

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D., Finance

Google X, or X, is Google's long-shot research lab that focuses on creating cutting-edge tech products such as  ...

Heavenly Tax Reform

Larry Walther, Ph.D., CPA, CMA, Accounting & Taxation

It is no longer a secret that America's corporate tax rate is highest in the developed world and has limited growth. It ...

Heavenly Tax Reform

Thomas Coe, Business Fundamentals

Tax rates on company earnings in the United States are the highest of the most industrialized countries in the world. Wh ...

Is Kratom a Deadly Drug or A Life-Saving Medicine?

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

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) recently decided to allow public comment on its proposal to label kratom a Schedu ...

J&J Plays the Spurned Suitor

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Jean-Paul and Martine Clozel have taken an unlikely and risky path to wealth they could not have imagined was possible. ...

See Mario. See Mario Run

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Nintendo faced years of declining sales, and then the company broke from its traditional console games and produced Pok& ...

The Great Indian Tax Dodge of 2016

Derek Abrams, Economics

Last month, India's prime minister, Narendra Modi, announced the demonetization of 86 percent of the country's currency ...

The Great Indian Tax Dodge of 2016

Michael S. Raisinghani, Ph.D., Marketing

In India, an attempt to clean up black economy has led to even more tax evasion, money-laundering, and new opportunities ...

Where a Graying Herd Still Thunders

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Regulatory changes and the increasing use of electronic trading platforms have led to major reductions in the numbe ...

"Hustlers are entrepreneurs denied opportunity"

Thomas Coe, Business Fundamentals

There are multiple barriers confronting former convicts from being successful in life — many are the same conditio ...

A Cash Crackdown Hits Gold Pawners

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

India remains the world’s second-largest gold consumer after China; it now has more than 20,000 tons of gold. Indi ...

An Uber-Tinder Mashup Hits the Spanish Steps

Bob Cohen, MBA, Exploring Your Potential

Motivated by the inherent challenges of Rome’s “screwed up” transportation system, Oliver Page develop ...

Banking Regulation

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

There are several areas where bank regulation may change under the new Trump Administration: capital requirements, small ...

Banking Regulation

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D., Finance

The changes that Trump administration is likely to make to the rules that have made the financial system safer since the ...

Breitbart Advertisers Take Political Fire, Too

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Breitbart News Network has received increased publicity, good and bad, over the past few months as its executive chairma ...

For Rich Families, A Change in Tax Plans

Larry Walther, Ph.D., CPA, CMA, Accounting & Taxation

Think about this. The expansion of the estate tax exemption likely means you'll inherent more of your parent's estate ra ...

Hulu Reboots for a Post-Cable Age

Eric Cardella, Economics

As consumers’ dissatisfaction with the cost of traditional cable TV increases, there is a growing trend to stop pa ...

Hulu Reboots for a Post-Cable Age

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Online video-streaming service Hulu was founded by NBC and Fox and is now owned by Comcast, Fox, Disney, and Time Warner ...

Namaste. Now Try My Herbal Toothpaste.

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

India's beauty and personal care product industry generates almost $12 billion in annual revenue, with Unilever having t ...

Stalking the Next Zuckerberg

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

By combining the logic of Peter Thiel's foundation, which eschews formal higher education, with the idea that there are ...

The Generation Z Consultants

Bob Cohen, MBA, Exploring Your Potential

According to Melinda Guo, Ziad Ahmed, and Nick Jain, no one knows the Generation Z market better than they do. That&rsqu ...

The New Advertising As Seen on TV

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Consumers using Facebook can swipe past its ads, which is negatively affecting the Internet's number two ad business. Fa ...

The New Advertising, As Seen on TV

Michael S. Raisinghani, Ph.D., Marketing

Facebook, the internet’s No. 2 ad business, has a growth problem. It is reaching the limit of how many ads it ...

"I mean, is there anti-murder training?"

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Policies and training programs addressing sexual harassment may protect corporations from liability, but there is little ...

A Rush to Regulate Before Inauguration

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

The Obama administration has accelerated its issuance of regulations as the president's term nears an end. There is some ...

A Would-Be Uber Rival's Ride to Nowhere

Larry Walther, Ph.D., CPA, CMA, Accounting & Taxation

Karhoo, a London-based startup with designs on Uber and Lyft, quickly hired employees and sought to raise fresh capital, ...

For Manufacturers, Russia Is Now a Bargain

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

A forty percent decline in the value of the Russian ruble (relative to the U.S. dollar) and declines in real wages have ...

India’s Cash-Canceling Experiment

Derek Abrams, Economics

On November 8, 2016, India Prime Minister Narendra Modi stunned the country by announcing that the 500-rupee and 1,000-r ...

Pet Food That Comes with an Oil Painting

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Chewy.com cofounders Ryan Cohen and Michael Day are approaching the pet supply market with a different type of business ...

Pet Food That Comes With an Oil Painting

Bob Cohen, MBA, Exploring Your Potential

When's the last time you received a personalized, handwriten thank-you note for an online purchase? Ryan Cohen and Micha ...

Pet Food That Comes With an Oil Painting

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

With 3 million customers, $880 million in revenue, and $236 million in investment capital from some of the most prestigi ...

Secret Formula

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Over the past forty years, Inditex has grown from a single store in Spain to become the world's largest fasthion retaili ...

Secret Formula

Bob Cohen, MBA, Exploring Your Potential

Historically, the fashion industry has dictated what people will buy by designing collections months in advance and &ldq ...

Secret Formula

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

While Zara's success may be linked to its supply chain, quick production turnarounds, and small production runs with sho ...

Secret Formula

Michael S. Raisinghani, Ph.D., Marketing

Zara is the brand that over the past four decades has grown from a single store in the Spanish city of La Coruña ...

Secret Formula

Thomas Coe, Business Fundamentals

Spanish company Zara is a fast-growing, worldwide apparel design and retail business. In a highly competitive market whe ...

Secret Formula

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

The world’s largest fashion retailer, Zara, is growing and thriving while many of its competitors are struggling. ...

The Buybacks Aren't Working

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D., Finance

The Solactive European Buyback Index, which tracks companies that have announced stock repurchases in the past two month ...

The Trolls Are Coming

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

Elon Musk’s diverse business interests mean he has numerous rivals. He inspires strong admiration and criticism fo ...

America's Got No Talent

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

The semi-unanticipated results of the past Presidential election have sent shock waves through the political/economic se ...

America's Got No Talent

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Talent is critical to the success of knowledge-based companies including tech companies.  Current U.S. immigration ...

American Producers See an Election Boost

Eric Cardella, Economics

U.S. steel producers are optimistic about the future state of the US streel industry after Trump’s election to the ...

America’s Got No Talent

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

Tens of thousands of people working in the U.S. tech industry on temporary visas are suddenly thinking more seriously ab ...

Carmakers Could Hit That Wall, Too

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

During his campaign, Donald Trump indicated that he would require U.S. consumers who purchase cars made in Mexico to pay ...

Clean Power is Too Hot For Even Trump to Cool

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

The election of Donald Trump has created substantial uncertainty about environmental and clean-energy policies. Congress ...

Clean Power Is Too Hot For Even Trump to Cool

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Large corporations like Walmart and Microsoft have continued to invest in renewable energy despite the election of Donal ...

Microsoft Isn't Feeling Any Russian Thaw

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

The current chill in U.S.-Russia relations is affecting U.S.-based computer and software firms. Citing a need for protec ...

Rich Kids Anonymous

Bob Cohen, MBA, Exploring Your Potential

Jamison Monroe Jr. turned 25 with no degree and no prospects for the future. Up until then, he relied on his parents&rsq ...

Student Lenders Get a Chance to Cut Loose

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D., Finance

Up until 2010, banks and private lenders made government­-backed student loans, earning fees and interest payments w ...

The Fall of Warren’s CFPB?

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

The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) is under challenge given that President-elect Donald Trump has pledged to ...

The Real Cost of an MBA

Michael S. Raisinghani, Ph.D., Marketing

An average MBA will cost $248,000. Students who enroll in MBA programs are usually further along in their lives and ther ...

Time For Some Traffic Problems on Netflix?

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

President Barack Obama's administration was one of net neutrality. However, the future of this concept is unknown. Trump ...

Why Trump Is Making Bond Markets Nervous

Larry Walther, Ph.D., CPA, CMA, Accounting & Taxation

Accounting students invariably study bond accounting and bond pricing. For most of the past decade, the subject may have ...

Will Boeing Become Collateral Damage?

Thomas Coe, Business Fundamentals

A potential trade war with China is looming if the incoming Trump administration acts to impose tariffs on Chinese goods ...

Argentina Finds Free Trade Is Hard to Do

Derek Abrams, Economics

President Mauricio Macri took office promising to lift the trade barriers that made Argentina one of the most closed eco ...

Boring Funds Get Weird

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

With government bonds yielding less than zero and European countries experiencing huge projected shortfalls in pension f ...

Engineering the Sound of Silence at Porsche

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Porsche has budgeted $1.1 billion to develop the Mission E, an all-electric four-door coupe to be introduced by 2019. Bu ...

Exit the Old Elite

Larry Walther, Ph.D., CPA, CMA, Accounting & Taxation

Simplification of the tax code. Elimination of Dodd-Frank regulations. Scaling back of Sarbanes-Oxley. These are but a f ...

Innovation: Gryphon Router

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

With so many smart devices being routed wirelessly in our homes and businesses, they have become a prime target for cybe ...

Instagram Tries to Ease Users Into Shopping

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Instagram is exploring the idea of adding shopping to its photo-sharing app. Rather than looking like an online catalog ...

Instagram Tries to Ease Users Into Shopping

Michael S. Raisinghani, Ph.D., Marketing

Facebook Inc.'s Instagram, a photo-sharing app, wants to introduce shopping tools without making them so obvio ...

Instagram Tries to Ease Users Into Shopping

Bob Cohen, MBA, Exploring Your Potential

Seeking ways to monetize its popular photo-sharing app, Instagram developers went “off-campus” to identify a ...

Sony's Bet on Gamers Can't Get Much Better

Thomas Coe, Business Fundamentals

Sony has not competed successfully in the global electronics and consumer goods markets over the last decade. Once-prize ...

The Perfect Pour

Bob Cohen, MBA, Exploring Your Potential

Unless you’re a master sommelier or know someone who is, choosing wines can be a daunting proposition. Fortunately ...

Unexpected Election Outcome Begets Unexpected Winners and Losers

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D., Finance

Donald Trump’s upset victory was supposed to tank developed stock markets, especially in the United States. Instea ...

Want Fries with that Kale Salad?

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

Fast-food chains are shelling out millions to purge preservatives, artificial ingredients, and other unmentionables. The ...

Want Fries With That Kale Salad?

Bob Cohen, MBA, Exploring Your Potential

In a desire to broaden their customer base, fast food chains like McDonald’s, Papa John’s, and Subway have l ...

We Found Your Last Smartphone, Next to Your Old VCR

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

The process of designing and manufacturing electronic equipment, including phones, computers, televisions, and more is d ...

When the President’s a Billionaire

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

President-elect Trump faces unique conflict of interest issues upon assuming the presidency. He has said he will address ...

A Giant in Search, But a Wisp in the Cloud

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Google was once a cloud pioneer, having spent years stringing together data centers to support its search business. But ...

A License to Print Plastic

Larry Walther, Ph.D., CPA, CMA, Accounting & Taxation

Cash is increasingly losing its relevance, as the digital economy has caused a dramatic shift in the methods of transact ...

A License to Print Plastic

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Plastic bills account for 3 percent of the world's money, and Innovia made more than 99 percent of it. The U.K. is the l ...

A License to Print Plastic

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

Plastic bills cost a few cents each to make, about twice the cost of paper, but they last five times as long, accor ...

All the News That’s Fit to Click

Bob Cohen, MBA, Exploring Your Potential

Former NBC News producers Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin noticed that despite the amount of media their friends consu ...

China's High-End Retail Emporium

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Sam's Club in the United States is known for offering large quantities of discounted items in warehouses lined with meta ...

Hey Guys, Watch This

Michael S. Raisinghani, Ph.D., Marketing

Saldum Ventures, the parent company of Spanish sunglasses brand Hawkers, has sold 3.5 million pairs of sunglasses i ...

Home Is Where The Data Is

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

The concept of cloud storage that allows broader and cheaper access to files has caught on and grown dramatically. While ...

How Not to Regulate The Internet

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

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently passed new privacy rules requiring broadband providers to seek perm ...

Innovation 3D-Printing Recycler

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

3D printing can empower individuals, but at a price. Developing prototypes can produce a lot of waste, and the filament ...

LG Sees an Opening in the Smart Home

Eric Cardella, Economics

Samsung's Note 7 isn't the only product the Korean company is having problems with; the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Com ...

Maybe the Flash Boys Are the Good Guys

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Politicians and others have characterized high-speed traders as villains of the stock market. High-speed traders have be ...

Maybe the Flash Boys Are the Good Guys

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D., Finance

Computerized trading firms are often cast as the villains of the stock market and blamed for exploiting investors and ca ...

No Scoop Necessary

Bob Cohen, MBA, Exploring Your Potential

For ice cream lovers, the age-old battle of taste versus nutrition seemed never-ending. That is until Justin Woolverton, ...

The NFL Was a Sure Thing for TV Networks. Until Now

Thomas Coe, Business Fundamentals

NFL viewership on its traditional medium, television, has fallen in each of the past two years. The causes for the decli ...

The Prenup That Didn't Stick

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Multinational companies are generally aware of the opacity of India's bureaucracy and the challenges they must face when ...

A Gold Rush in Mexico's Deadly South

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

The area around Acapulco used to be one of Mexico's top tourist destinations, but in recent years, it has seen a drop in ...

A New Leader in the Suborbital Space Race

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Two of the top names in entrepreneurship have squared off in the suborbital space race. Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson a ...

Advising on Tax Moves And Auditing Them, Too

Larry Walther, Ph.D., CPA, CMA, Accounting & Taxation

Facebook's auditor is EY, the same accounting firm that designed much of its tax strategy to shift income to lower tax v ...

Crimea Welcomes a Flood of Putin Patriots

Derek Abrams, Economics

Largely left in disrepair following the collapse of the USSR two decades ago, the Crimean peninsula suddenly finds itsel ...

Get in the Hole!

Bob Cohen, MBA, Exploring Your Potential

The number of traditional golfers in America has dropped by 20 percent since 2005. Topgolf filled the void with a new br ...

In Case of Low Revenue

Michael S. Raisinghani, Ph.D., Marketing

Twitter calls its massive data resource the "Firehose"—the global deluge of tweets, half a billion a day—and ...

Innovation Fighting Hearing Loss

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

The Bloomberg Businessweek article "Innovation Fighting Hearing Loss" (October 31—November 6, 2016) asse ...

The Next 10 Years Will Be Ugly for Your 401(k)

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D., Finance

In a recent report, investment advisory firm Research Affiliates found that on average, we expect a 5 percent inflation ...

The Toll of Cheap Clothing

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Factories in Bangladesh are facing increased scrutiny regarding worker safety. Multinational companies and retailers tha ...

The Toll of Cheap Clothing

Thomas Coe, Business Fundamentals

The April 2013 Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh was just one of the latest calls for better worker safety and equity in ...

What Do We Want? Uber Union

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Uber created a new form of transportation service with a business model that occupies ill-defined spaces. One of the man ...

What Do We Want? Uber Union

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Uber's battle for legitimacy with taxi companies and regulators has expanded into the arena of organized labor. Uber is ...

When Spotting a Hack Doesn't Help You

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

CyTech Services, a small cybersecurity company, claims that it discovered network threats on the U.S. Office of Personne ...

When Spotting a Hack Doesn’t Help You

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

Ben Cotton's cybersecurity company, CyTech Services, is still waiting to be paid for anti-hacking work it did in 2015 fo ...

Where the Future’s AT(&T)

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

AT&T has made an $85 billion takeover bid for Time Warner. The AT&T-Time Warner takeover must be approved b ...

Will Millennials Eat Their Frozen Veggies?

Bob Cohen, MBA, Exploring Your Potential

Despite lagging industry sales and a millennial market with little product interest, B&G Foods Inc. plunked down $76 ...

A Continent Divided

Derek Abrams, Economics

As Europeans assess the fallout from the UK’s Brexit referendum, they face a series of elections that could equall ...

A Saudi About-Face

Thomas Coe, Business Fundamentals

The increase in crude oil production over the last few years has led to a sharp decrease in the price of crude oil globa ...

Bring On the Lawyers

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

The British exit from the European Union (“Brexit”) is causing a sharp increase in the demand for legal and ...

Bulls on Parole

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

Immigrants have a strong track record launching Silicon Valley successes (Google, EBay, PayPal), and they founded or co- ...

Euro Trip To Hell

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

U.S.-based technology companies are facing increasing scrutiny from European regulators. Several companies are facing fi ...

Hot New (Mexican!) Drink Alert! Mezcal

Bob Cohen, MBA, Exploring Your Potential

After years in the vodka market, marketing exec Lisa Derman was looking for a challenge. When offered the opportunity to ...

Making VR Matter

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Google's new virtual reality (VR) headset, Daydream View, is made of cloth, and the company claims that it will make dai ...

Rooftop Solar Clouds Up

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Rooftop solar installations have been growing rapidly since 2010 as panel prices have fallen and homeowners have taken a ...

Selling Experience

Bob Cohen, MBA, Exploring Your Potential

By turning its stores into homewares theme parks where customers are invited to play house, Pirch acknowledges one of re ...

Sustainable Cotton

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Cotton is the most widely used natural fiber, but it is also known as the world's dirtiest crop. Cultivation of conventi ...

The ABCs of India's GST

Larry Walther, Ph.D., CPA, CMA, Accounting & Taxation

India is the latest country to add a GST (similar to the value added tax in use in much of the world). These types of ta ...

The Cheap Phone Is Dead In China

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Chinese companies now comprise seven of the top ten smartphone makers, and have moved from selling inexpensive phones in ...

The Fading Financial Magic of Reinsurance

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D., Finance

The reinsurance business has long been an important element of Warren Buffett's business strategy. Companies like Berksh ...

The Slow-Motion Bust

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

While the U.S. investment market appears to have found a little stability in level, the uncertainty about the quality of ...

What’s In Your Wallet

Michael S. Raisinghani, Ph.D., Marketing

The transaction value of mobile wallet payments will more than triple in the U.S. in 2016, to $27 billion, according to ...

Alakazam!

Thomas Coe, Business Fundamentals

A costume manufacturer, which got its start in a totally different business, is growing its business by focusing on one ...

Another Dispute Over the Sept. 11 Lawsuit Bill

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

Congress recently overrode a presidential veto to pass the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (Jasta), which had ...

Como se dice 'Uber'?

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

Uber operates in more than sixty-five cities in Latin America, and the plan is to double that by the end of 2017. At pre ...

Importing Business Lessons from El Norte

Bob Cohen, MBA, Exploring Your Potential

After years of Peruvians and Columbians leaving their troubled countries for the United States, a growing number of entr ...

Jack Dorsey Is Losing Control of Twitter

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Founding CEO Jack Dorsey returned to Twitter last year and has been working to restart growth. So far the changes he has ...

K E $

Michael S. Raisinghani, Ph.D., Marketing

There are more than 3,200 undergraduate sorority chapters on upwards of 600 college campuses that are part of the Nation ...

Monetizing Lost Vacation Time

Larry Walther, Ph.D., CPA, CMA, Accounting & Taxation

"Monetizing Lost Vacation Time" (Bloomberg Businessweek, October 17-23, 2016) provides an excellent case study on accrue ...

Monetizing Lost Vacation Time

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Companies have gotten more generous with vacation time, but American employees don’t use all of it. Many accumulat ...

Packaging Salmon Jerky for the Masses

Bob Cohen, MBA, Exploring Your Potential

Huna Totem, an Alaskan company that generates most of its revenue from tourism, realized it needed to diversify so its b ...

Packaging Salmon Jerky for the Masses

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Anne French, president of Dear North, a collaborative effort between Huna Totem (a Native Alaskan-owned company focused ...

That BOOM You Hear Is Ukraine's Agriculture

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Ukraine is known for its great soil and good climate for growing a broad range of crops. In Soviet times, it was known a ...

That BOOM You Hear Is Ukraine’s Agriculture

Derek Abrams, Economics

Ever since the 2014 Maidan revolution that replaced the pro-Russian government of Viktor Yanukovych with a pro-European ...

Will Not-Quite-Fiber Make the Grade?

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

BT Group PLc in Great Britain is planning to speed up its networking power using copper instead of fiber-optic cable.&nb ...

Yellen’s Talk of Hot U.S. Economy Extends October Long-Bond Rout

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D., Finance

Thirty-year Treasury bond yields surged Friday, October 14, extending the bonds’ biggest two-week decline since Ma ...

You’re Smelling Different Again

Bob Cohen, MBA, Exploring Your Potential

According to Fabrizio Freda, chief executive officer of Estée Lauder, fragrance sales to younger consumers are no ...

Baby, You Can Rent My Car

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Carpooling service Amovens has added a peer-to-peer car-rental option by which car owners can rent out their personal ve ...

Baby, You Can Rent My Car

Eric Cardella, Economics

In Europe, the peer-to-peer car-sharing industry has really started to accelerate. Companies like Amovens, BlaBlaCar, Dr ...

California’s Recycling Industry Is in the Dumps

Thomas Coe, Business Fundamentals

Recycling aluminum, plastic, steel, paper, and other materials is a multibillion-dollar activity in the United States. S ...

Do As I Say, Not What I'm Accused of

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

The purchase of Autonomy by Hewlett-Packard (HP) was a boon for co-founder Mike Lynch, but a boondoggle for HP. It has b ...

Google Has Its Own Phones. Now It Needs New Retail Strategy

Michael S. Raisinghani, Ph.D., Marketing

Google has a history of retail strategies that either struggled or never got off the ground, according to people familia ...

Halal’s Rise From Street Carts to Whole Foods

Bob Cohen, MBA, Exploring Your Potential

In 1998, there were about 200 places that served halal food; today, there are 7,600. At every level of the U.S. food cha ...

Look Familiar?

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

On Oct. 4, Google unveiled a pair of new smartphones called Pixel and Pixel XL that are priced and configured to compete ...

Not in My Back Yard

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

Oxitec, a British biotechnology company, has developed a genetically modified mosquito that breeds with mosquitoes alleg ...

Out-Ubering Uber

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

The basic service of using apps for hailing rides or taxis is local or regional; most customers seek transportation in t ...

Schwab's Cut-Rate ETFs Are Catching On

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D., Finance

Charles Schwab, better known for its low-cost brokerage, has attracted more than $10 billion to its exchange-traded fund ...

Sketching a High-Voltage Future

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

Mercedes is seeking to create a design vocabulary that's familiar yet distinctive for its new EQ range of electric  ...

The Short Flight From Clerk to Cockpit

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Rather than hiring pilots who already have the required flight hours, JetBlue is starting an innovative pilot training p ...

To Talk About Sex to Teens In Zambia, Play the Diva

Bob Cohen, MBA, Exploring Your Potential

Marie Stopes International, a London-based family-planning organization, and Ideo.org, a nonprofit that specializes in a ...

Your Prescription Gets A Rebate - for Insurers

Larry Walther, Ph.D., CPA, CMA, Accounting & Taxation

Insurers are getting rebates from pharmaceutical companies, and those rebates might be unfair to patients who are not di ...

A Different Kind of Apple a Day

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Apple's iOS health data application is undergoing an overhaul to allow for greater levels of data collection and potenti ...

EBay Tries to Push Past its Tag-Sale Roots

Bob Cohen, MBA, Exploring Your Potential

When activist investor Carl Icahn pushed for EBay to spin off its fast-growing PayPal business two years ago, ...

EBay Tries to Push Past Its Tag-Sale Roots

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

EBay has struggled to make headway against Amazon.com Inc., and many of its product-peddling merchants—long the li ...

Greece’s Least Wanted Man Lives in Maryland

Derek Abrams, Economics

For twenty-one years, Andreas Georgiou worked in relative obscurity as an economist at the International Monetary Fund i ...

How Adidas Got Back in the Game

Bob Cohen, MBA, Exploring Your Potential

When Angelique Kerber won the U.S. Open in September to bring the women’s tennis title to Germany, she was decked ...

How Adidas Got Back in the Game

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Nike and Adidas have been battling for market share for decades, with each at times signing important sponsorship deals ...

How Adidas Got Back in the Game

Thomas Coe, Business Fundamentals

Athletic shoe sales have been big business for decades. The attraction toward shoes by consumers was to provide an edge ...

Money Markets Are Facing the Most Tumultuous Quarter-End Since the Financial Crisis

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D., Finance

Quarter-end is often a tumultuous period in the money markets, but this one is the most chaotic since the financial cris ...

Plaintiff’s Lawyers > St. Louis

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

Some Missouri state courts in the St. Louis area have become attractive to the plaintiff’s bar. One reason is that ...

The Flu Shot's Chicken-And-Egg Problem

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

The flu vaccine is currently produced using chicken eggs, but companies are experimenting with alternatives. The United ...

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