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Apple’s Alternative to Virtual Reality

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

The global market for AR products will surge 80 percent to $165 billion by 2024, according to researcher Globa ...

For Diabetics, the Power of Knowing

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

Diabetes, a chronic condition in almost 30 million Americans, is marked by a deficiency of insulin, a hormone that ...

Toto, I’ve a Feeling We’re Still in Kansas (or Missouri)

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

Google Fiber has not attracted the critical mass of startup talent and money that the Kansas City area hoped it would. I ...

Fun Filters Don’t Make Good Neighbors

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

Due to Snap Inc.’s (which owns the Snapchat disappearing-photo app) real estate conquests, longtime residents and ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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- ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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- ...

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 ...

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  ...

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 ...

Fierce Culture Drives Tencent’s Success

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

Apps such as Twitter’s Periscope and Facebook Live are banned in China, creating fertile ground for approximately ...

Singapore’s Rough Week for Shipping Foreshadows Challenging 2017

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

Singapore, a former British colony, relied on its port to help transform itself into one of Asia's so-called tiger econo ...

Why Do Wealthy People Auction Multimillion-Dollar Homes, Rather Than List Them?

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

Auctioning an expensive house in lieu of listing it makes good marketing sense with the lack of visibility being the rea ...

Hospitals Try Giving Patients a Dose of VR

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

With the price of hardware falling, virtual reality (VR) equipment has become a more affordable option for doctors looki ...

Better Payments Through Big Data

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

Adyen lets merchants review online transactions or broader payment activity in real time, and it helps clients boost the ...

Amazon’s Shifting Tax Story

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

Amazon and other companies are allowed to assign a market value to their own assets for tax purposes. However, a global ...

When a Tech Patent is Neither

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

Fewer than 5 percent of applications for business-method patents are getting approved by the patent office, according to ...

Every Move You Make Every Click You Take Every Game You Play Every Place You Stay I'll Be Watching

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

The most important tools for America’s 35,000 private investigators are database subscription services. IDI, the o ...

Amazon Gains on Flipkart in India

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

Since its founding eight years ago, Flipkart, which introduced online shopping to India, has become the country's most v ...

Taking Bids on the Hospital of the Future

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

In Silicon Valley, Kaiser is testing new hardware and software and taking bids on the hospital of the future. As Silicon ...

The Woman Giving Verizon a Reboot

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

After spending $130 billion in 2014 to buy out partner Vodafone Group's stake, why is Verizon venturing so deeply into m ...

Asia Is Getting Its Own Patent Police

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

Last month Xiomi, based in Beijing, China, bought about 1,500 wireless, cloud, and multimedia patents from Microsoft for ...

IPNOPE

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

Kickstarter has promised to allocate five percent of profits to charitable ventures and pledged not to use loopholes or ...

Govern This With These?

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

Regulations cannot keep pace with technological change, so opt for forgiveness over permission. If your idea is successf ...

Propeller Heads

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

Patent filings showing Zee.Aero has been working on a small, all-electric plane that could take off and land vertically& ...

An Amazon Wannabe Rises On the Steppes

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

Yandex is Russia’s biggest e-tailer, with about 10 percent of the country’s e-commerce market, which climbed ...

It’s a Writer’s Market

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

Self-published titles account for almost half of all e-book purchases in Amazon’s Kindle store, while e-books from ...

Digital Payoffs for Volunteer EMTs

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

Trek Medics, a New York-based nonprofit founded in 2009 by former paramedic Jason Friesen, seeks to bring a 911 alternat ...

Smartphone Makers Prep for a Rough Spell

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

Strategy Analytics says there will be five billion connected “things” by 2020, compared with four billion sm ...

The Humans Hiding Behind the Chatbots

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

Behind the artificial intelligence personal assistants and concierges are actual people, reading e-mails and orderi ...

At America's Busiest Port, High Speed Robotic Stevedores on Wheels

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

The ports of Long Beach, Los Angeles, and Oakland handle 40 percent of U.S. container traffic, and converting them to al ...

A Paperless Air Traffic System Has Many Fans

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

Air-traffic computer systems are among the world’s most complex software programs, and difficult to develop. NAV C ...

Sharing Everything But the Wealth

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

PricewaterhouseCoopers estimates that sharing-economy businesses generated $15 billion in revenue in 2014 and will ...

An Object Rises From the Goop

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

Carbon is the first company in the $4 billion 3D-printing industry to offer a significantly faster alternative to conven ...

5 4 3 2 1... Mach Speed

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

A Denver startup called Boom Technology plans to bring supersonic passenger travel back, and to bring it to most of the ...

Instacart, Brought to You by Red Bull

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

Instacart is partnering with various retail partners and manufacturers to pay delivery fees for the customer. It has rai ...

Amazon's Story Time Is Kind of a Bummer

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

Theft is a persistent concern for Amazon, an online retailer with warehouses full of small but valuable items and a work ...

Making Breaking Up Less Hard to Do

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

The Chicago-based nonprofit, Center for Financial Services Innovation, named SupportPay winner of a competition among di ...

Someone Didn’t Get the Memo

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

Apparently there was a Plan B that the government was working on last fall when the White House revealed it would not se ...

Google Isn’t Paying the ‘Google Tax’

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

Multinational companies in a transfer pricing system devise transactions between subsidiaries, which allows Google&rsquo ...

Amazon’s Plan to Take On UPS and Alibaba

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

Amazon’s new business venture called “Global Supply Chain by Amazon,” will locate Amazon at the center ...

The Phone Companies People Actually Love

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

Mobile virtual network operators, or MVNOs, are marketing and customer service operations, leasing network capacity from ...

E-Mail Spam Goes Artisanal

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

Unsolicited junk mail accounts for 86 percent of the world's e-mail traffic, with about 400 billion spam messages s ...

A Pixie to Keep an Eye on Your Keys

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

Pixie is a locator tool that resembles a jumbo guitar pick and can be stuck or chained to frequently lost items such as ...

Facebook’s Fight to Be Free

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

Free Basics is the two-year-old project that Facebook’s Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg—also known a ...

Pulling the Plug on Comatose Servers

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

The data center industry—which includes companies that house client data on discrete servers, unlike the cloud&mda ...

Texting Out an SOS

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

Messaging apps are helping some women escape human trafficking. The International Labour Organization says that human tr ...

The Kayak of Tickets Thinks Bigger

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

SeatGeek now draws more than 8 million monthly visitors who can compare prices from ticket resellers, see a photo of the ...

Yuletemps

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

As Amazon’s overall business has grown -- fourth-quarter revenue is expected to rise 23 percent this year, to ...

Cognizant: From Outsourcing to Consulting

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

Cognizant, which was spun off from credit reporter Dun & Bradstreet in the 1990s, has focused on advising clients co ...

SoftBank’s $3 Billion Startup Incubator

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

After getting most of its profits from a relatively steady telecommunications business in Japan, the change at SoftBank ...

Startups Give Airbnb Hosts a Helping Hand

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

Troy Flanagan of the American Hotel & Lodging Association says that investors in home-sharing properties using the A ...

Putting the App In Apartment

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

Common, a startup in Brooklyn, N.Y., which is part of a trend called co-living, uses tech amenities and rent-as-you-go f ...

The Netflix Effect is Spreading

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

Digital video producers, especially those focused on programming for smartphones, are enjoying a seller’s market - ...

A Cheaper Way to Send Money Home

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

The World Bank estimates that remittance senders paid banks and courier services an average of 8 percent of the $58 ...

The Robots Chasing Amazon

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

One-year-old Fetch Robotics in San Jose, California, and six-year-old Harvest Automation in Billerica, Massachusetts, ar ...

Mapping America’s Disgusting Waterways

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

Watershed surveys typically take months or years of scientific fieldwork, if cash-strapped federal agencies do them at a ...

Cloud Computing Finally Gets Some Startups

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

Cloud startups are selling computing power and storage for prices at or below Amazon’s and Google’s rates. F ...

Silicon Valley Leaps Across the Bay

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

Oakland has about 4.4 million square feet of what real estate brokers call creative space, according to commercial real ...

Uber Tells Judges to Read the Fine Print

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

According to the fine print in Uber’s contracts, which most of its 160,000 drivers signed, disputes have to go thr ...

Uber By Way of the Kibbutz

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

Israel is one of the few developed countries in which hitchhiking remains a common way to get around in some commun ...

Elon Musk May Not Make the Best Neighbor

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

Residents of Boca Chica, a South Texas town, question the legality of closing down the local public beach since after co ...

Lyft Tries to Think More Locally

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

Uber operates in more than 300 cities around the world and is valued at $ 51 billion, whereas Lyft operates in sixty-fiv ...

Moving From Dot-Com to Not-Com

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

Every day almost 1,000 Americans file some kind of identity-theft complaint with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, ...

Alibaba’s $105 Billion Wipeout

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

The acquisition of Suning greatly enhances Alibaba's logistics and delivery capability. Jack Ma, chairman of Alibaba, is ...

A Technology That Reveals Your Feelings

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

Emotion-analyzing software that works with live or recorded video of facial expressions can be used in PCs, cars (to ale ...

The New Old Windows

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

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella appears more focused on the company’s future beyond Windows, having listed the Windows ...

Big Data: Searching for Drug Side Effects

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

Search engines such as Google can help the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) identify previously unknown side effects o ...

Fiat Positions Maserati to Replace Ferrari

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

The 101-year-old Maserati brand started out making spark plugs for planes. The brand’s trident badge is a facsimil ...

The Trouble With Twitter’s CEO Search

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

Twitter’s recruiting firm, Spencer Stuart, may have trouble finding someone willing to take over and attempt to bo ...

The Promise and Peril of Crispr

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

Crispr, which stands for clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats, is a method for editing the human ge ...

Welcome to the Scrum

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

Agile methodology calls for regular coordination among programmers, providing a set of rituals and norms they can follow ...

LG’s Slim Screens Get Slimmer

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

LG Display, the world’s largest maker of LCD screens, is big on screens powered by tiny organic light-emitting dio ...

Your 'Likes' May Mark You as a Victim

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

To locate their ideal pharma victims more quickly and at lower costs, law firms are using data compiled from F ...

Brainless ATMs Are the Way of the Future

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

Most of the about 3 million ATMs installed worldwide contain computers that complete most tasks independently inste ...

Daimler Veers Into Maximum Overdrive

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

At a May 6 press conference, the United States’ largest heavy-duty truck manufacturer, Freightliner (a subsidiary ...

Comcast Tries to Repair Its Customer Service

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

In April 2014, Comcast, the largest U.S. cable provider, was awarded the title “Worst Company in America ...

Dear Microsoft . . .

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

Approximately 1.8 million of the 14 million contractors that U.S. staffing companies hire out each year work i ...

Amazon Cloud Is Worth How Much?

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

Amazon’s cloud business may be the fastest-growing corporate technology business of all time, and executives ...

Small Business Finds Its Voice on Free Trade

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

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, annual exports by small and medium companies (those with fewer than 500 employees) ...

How Your T-Shirt Can Make You Rich

Pedro M. Reyes, Ph.D., Operations Management

Using social media advertising to sell custom andcon-demand t-shirts is described in “How Your T-Shirt Can Make Yo ...

Where Peer-to-Peer Loans Are Born

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

WebBank has 38 employees and generated more than $400,000 in profit per employee, about four times the amount at JPMorga ...

Drone Makers Seek Traffic Control

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

SkyWard is working with NASA and the world’s three-largest drone makers—DJI in China, 3D Robotics in th ...

The Taxman Bummeth

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

Former employees of the IRS state that the pay was not fantastic but the health care and pension benefits were, and they ...

Crash Test City

Pedro M. Reyes, Ph.D., Operations Management

The future of driverless automobiles will be here soon, according to “Crash Test City” (Bloomberg Businesswe ...

Snapchat TV

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

Snapchat, the messaging app known mostly for letting its young users share annotated photos that vanish shortly afterwar ...

A Little Black Book with 1.6 Billion Numbers

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

The Swedish company Truecaller shows on your phone’s screen the identity of callers who are among the 1.6 billion ...

Vanguard and Schwab Turn to Robo-Advising

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

From a business fundamentals perspective, a hybrid between robo-advisers and traditional wealth managers uses software a ...

Paying by the Second, Instead of the Click

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

From a business fundamentals perspective, for years companies such as Facebook made changes to their websites and apps b ...

Too Much Oil and No Place to Put It

Pedro M. Reyes, Ph.D., Operations Management

Overflowing storage tanks could lead to another drop in prices, according to “Too Much Oil and No Place to Put It& ...

JPMorgan Won't Show Its Work

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

Disclosures should be written so people without any particular financial background can understand them. JPMorgan’ ...

Now Hear This

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

Although hearing aids have been classified as medical devices by the FDA since 1977, Bluetooth-connected earpieces are n ...

Intel Buys Its Way Deeper Into China

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

Intel is expanding its influence in China, where fewer than half the country’s roughly 500 million mobile pho ...

The Pipeline Flows Again

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

Although on one hand we have a lot of innovation that costs money, the U.S. market is getting more challenging and more ...

Beyond Windows

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

Microsoft is more open and listening to what customers need, and its CEO, Satya Nadella is leading the charge for everyo ...

The Semiconductor Revolutionary

Pedro M. Reyes, Ph.D., Operations Management

For almost 60 years, silicon has been the semiconductor of choice and now it may be on the verge of being replaced by ga ...

Uber and Google Move Toward a Breakup

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

Google Ventures, the search giant's venture capital arm, invested $258 million in Uber in August 2013, as its large ...

Hop In and Shove Over

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

To compete with cab companies and each other, Uber and Lyft are aggressively lowering the prices of their basic services ...

Whole Foods, Half Off

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

Whole Foods co-CEO John Mackey has built a small, alternative grocery store into a high-margin supermarket chain with 40 ...

Why Target is Raking Up Its Maple Leaves

Pedro M. Reyes, Ph.D., Operations Management

Target’s international expansion failure is described in “Why Target is Raking Up Its Maple Leaves” (B ...

Mother of a Problem

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

The top-five spots on the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap index are all held by Nordic countries, yet the ...

Graduates of The Revolution

Pedro M. Reyes, Ph.D., Operations Management

In China, shirtmaker TAL uses data analysis for an efficiency boost as described by “Graduates of The Revolution&r ...

Amazon Sorts Itself Out for the Holidays

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

Delays during the 2013 holiday shopping season forced Amazon to refund shipping charges and to issue gift cards to disap ...

Innovation: The Sideways Elevator

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

ThyssenKrupp Elevator’s system, dubbed MULTI, will allow multiple cabs to motor along a single, looping shaft and ...

Man Buys Phone, Gets a Brick

Pedro M. Reyes, Ph.D., Operations Management

Stories of lost, stolen, or delayed goods make Indians wary of online shopping. While the online sales in India are incr ...

Clayton Christensen: Tesla Is Not Disruptive and Other Corrections

Pedro M. Reyes, Ph.D., Operations Management

The Bloomberg Businessweek eighty-five-year anniversary issue summarizes eighty-five disruptive ideas in our histor ...

The End of the Coffee Line

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

Starting in December 2014, about 150 Starbucks stores in Portland, Oregon, will provide customers a new pre-order a ...

In India, Amazon and Its Rivals Tread Lightly

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

At $3 billion, the Indian e-commerce market is 1 percent the size of China’s, but it’s projected to grow ten ...

Kiss Your Cords Goodbye

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

Keyssa is trying to bring a new level of wireless transfer speed to consumer phones, laptops, and home appliances. It ai ...

India vs. China

Pedro M. Reyes, Ph.D., Operations Management

China became an export powerhouse because of its vast pool of low-wage workers, but it’s no longer so cheap to man ...

Warning: May Contain Shrapnel

Pedro M. Reyes, Ph.D., Operations Management

For automakers, this is just another product recall, as described in “Warning: May Contain Shrapnel” (Bloomb ...

Apple Enters the Mobile Pay Fray With a Running Start

Pedro M. Reyes, Ph.D., Operations Management

The use of mobile payments for the credit card checkout system is not new. Starbucks already processes 15 percent of its ...

How to Manage Data Like Facebook

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

The Bobby and Ann Johnsons’ startup, Interana, aims to analyze data more efficiently and keep companies from wasti ...

RumChata, a liqueur that tastes like cinnamon cereal, is an unlikely hit

Pedro M. Reyes, Ph.D., Operations Management

RumChata’s success is stirring up the spirit industry with a new and innovative brand, according to “RumChat ...

Cheap Servers Are Bad News for HP and Dell

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

Companies that have started using generic hardware have shifted away from the contract business known as original design ...

Australia Reinvents Itself

Pedro M. Reyes, Ph.D., Operations Management

For 20 years, Australians have lived without experiencing a recession, but times are changing as the Chinese government ...

Reining in Goat Funds to Curtail Fraud in India

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

India’s stock-markets regulator is extending its reach into mango orchards, timeshare resorts, and goat farms in a ...

In China, It's Meet Me at Tmall

Pedro M. Reyes, Ph.D., Operations Management

The changing landscape of e-tailing in the world marketplace is described in “In China, It's Meet Me at Tmall&rdqu ...

Get Your Child Into The Ivy of Her Choice! For Only $600,000

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

Since 2008, the number of independent college consultants in the U.S. has quadrupled to more than 8,000 full-time profes ...

Why Apple’s iBeacon Hasn’t Taken Off—Yet

Pedro M. Reyes, Ph.D., Operations Management

While many businesses are experimenting with other technologies, the main obstacle for retailers is that iBeacon does no ...

The Cookies You Can’t Crumble

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

Most mobile devices, including the iPhone, do not allow use of cookies in apps. Some programs track users by their IP ad ...

A Smart Address Book Built on Connections

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

Humin is a free app that turns your phone’s alphabetical contact list into a more intuitive searchable database. T ...

Short-Circuit

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

With the partnership between Toyota and Tesla short-circuited, Toyota, whose homegrown electric RAV4 was discontinued in ...

Building the Whole Foods of China

Pedro M. Reyes, Ph.D., Operations Management

China’s elite is buying into businessman-farmer Tony Zhang's, owner of Tony's Farm, belief: “eating healthy ...

The Man Who Makes Netflix Flow

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

Netflix has spent hundreds of millions of dollars in the past three years to rebuild and expand its independent content ...

How Russian Hackers Stole the Nasdaq

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

The United States plans to spend $4.5 billion on cyber operations in 2014. Hackers appeared to focus their attention on ...

Why Mexico is Speeding Past Brazil in Cars

Pedro M. Reyes, Ph.D., Operations Management

Mexico is making a move against Brazil as the top Latin American automobile producer, according to “Why Mexico Is ...

Your Hospital Knows Your Secrets

Pedro M. Reyes, Ph.D., Operations Management

For years, marketing has been using Big Data in order to drill-down information on consumer spending (we call this "cons ...

The Maker Movement Gains Ground in China

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

China’s government is aiding makers; Shanghai is creating 100 hackerspaces with up to $80,000 in funding for each. ...

Droid Killer?

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

The OneTouch Fire does not run on Android, Google’s mobile operating system. It runs on Firefox. It could pose a s ...

Crash-Proofing The Future of Drones

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

Drones have the potential to be used for shipping, search-and-rescue operations, protecting endangered wildlife, police ...

Taco Bell's Secret Recipe for New Products

Pedro M. Reyes, Ph.D., Operations Management

Understanding what the customer wants is described in “Taco Bell's Secret Recipe for New Products” (Bloomber ...

Modesty is the New Abercrombie

Pedro M. Reyes, Ph.D., Operations Management

Something is missing from mall stores: teens. As a result, Abercrombie & Fitch is hoping to bring back teens who hav ...

A Drone Simple Enough for Anyone to Use

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

Founded in 2006 in China’s booming hardware hub, Shenzhen, DJI has grown from 50 employees to 1,500 in the pa ...

Hackers Use New Tools to Target ATMs

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

Hackers are devising more creative methods to intercept PINs at ATMs. Some of their new techniques include corporate esp ...

Watch Out, MBAs! Ph.D.s Are After Your Jobs

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

According to the National Science Foundation, among newly minted doctoral graduates who reported having a job at graduat ...

Twitter Wants To Be Your TV

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

Twitter Amplify is a year-old program that has allowed the company to earn some of the billions of dollars spent annuall ...

Can HTC’s Co-Founder Come to the Rescue?

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

Taiwan-based HTC has a market valuation of about $4.4 billion, no debt, and a decent amount of cash. It had the first ph ...

Why U.S. Retailers are Still Vulnerable

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

The chip-based smart card standard known as EMV (for Europay-MasterCard-Visa, the companies that first backed the techno ...

Can Amazon Find Room by the TV?

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

Amazon Fire TV is a small, boxy device designed to stream the company’s catalog of free and paid shows and movies ...

Yes, It Matters Who Controls Icann

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

The Internet Corp. for Assigned Names and Numbers (Icann) manages the domain name system and is operated, ultimatel ...

In the Diaper Wars, Every Pee Point Counts

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

P&G is constantly enhancing diapers with softer fabrics, snugger leg bands, and sleeker shapes, and it has a chubby ...

Will Drone Ships Sail the Seven Seas?

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

Rolls-Royce is developing cargo ships that sail without crews, which account for 44 percent of operating costs. It ...

Asia's Budget Airline Invasion

Pedro M. Reyes, Ph.D., Operations Management

With air travel becoming more available across Asia, the battle for airline customers is becoming increasingly heated, a ...

Bringing Order to Data Chaos

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

The growth of cloud computing has created a growing corporate demand for software that can better manage computer networ ...

Lenovo Takes on Apple and Samsung

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

The world’s number one PC maker, Lenovo, is expanding into smartphones, and Indonesia is one of its most important ...

Factory Jobs Are Gone. Get Over It

Pedro M. Reyes, Ph.D., Operations Management

The factory obsession and the creation of jobs is based on flawed economics as described in “Factory Jobs Are Gone ...

The Blogger Hackers Love to Hate

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

Blogger Brian Krebs was the first to report the Dec. 18, 2013 revelation that hackers stole tens of millions of customer ...

Bitcoin Rush

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

The Bitcoin system was introduced in 2008 by a shadowy figure who went by the name of Satoshi Nakamoto. Unfortunate ...

The Biggest, Cheapest Network of All

Pedro M. Reyes, Ph.D., Operations Management

Republic Wireless, a national carrier based in Raleigh, N.C., offers unlimited calls and text messaging for $5 per month ...

UPS's Holiday Shipping Master

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

UPS has long dominated the holiday shipping business in the U.S. It started in 1907 in Seattle as a private messenger se ...

Farewell to The Age of Free Trade

Pedro M. Reyes, Ph.D., Operations Management

Business leaders’ acceptance of international trade expanding faster than economic growth is described in the Bloo ...

Why Amazon's Going Up In The Air

Pedro M. Reyes, Ph.D., Operations Management

Amazon’s quest to solve the “last-mile problem” is described in “Keeping a Close Eye on Amazon's ...

GE Turns to 3D Printers for Plane Parts

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

Boeing uses 3D printing to make plastic air-conditioning ducts for its 787 Dreamliner jet, and Nike  ...

Cisco’s Tough Sell for Conference Rooms

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

Cisco is facing competition from FuzeBox and Blue Jeans Network, which provide software that works with a range of smart ...

Forget Your Wallet

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

The future of the huge market for retail and restaurant payments (as well as online/mobile commerce) is focusing on usin ...

Rebuilding Lego for Today’s Kids

Pedro M. Reyes, Ph.D., Operations Management

Lego's transformation is described in the Bloomberg Businessweek article “Rebuilding Lego for Today’s Kids&r ...

A Chicken Of Convenience

Pedro M. Reyes, Ph.D., Operations Management

Seeking fortune beyond the traditional supermarket meat department is described in “Tyson Foods knows you’re ...

Apple's Got You

Pedro M. Reyes, Ph.D., Operations Management

Retailers can turn smartphones into a valuable sales, with iBeacon, a new location-based innovation from Apple that the ...

SIM-Card Hackers Have A Few Questions for You

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

Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards store information are the small plastic chips used to identify subscribers on mob ...

Runs Out Fast

Pedro M. Reyes, Ph.D., Operations Management

Can current oil production hold up? In 2009, Chesapeake Energy was producing more than 1,200 barrels of oil a day a ...

Your Facebook Data Are Here

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

Facebook’s Open Compute Project sits at the heart of the data center industry’s biggest shift in more than a ...

Don't Even Think About Returning This Dress

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

“Wardrobing” is the practice of wearing and subsequently returning clothing items. Based on data from the Na ...

Is a New Age of Productivity Dawning?

Pedro M. Reyes, Ph.D., Operations Management

As history has shown, productivity gains come in cycles. The next stage in innovation and productivity gains could lead ...

Hank Paulson on Facing the Abyss

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

Former Treasury secretary, Hank Paulson, reflects on what it was like to face the financial crisis. He claims that our f ...

Need a New Building? Call the Philippines

Pedro M. Reyes, Ph.D., Operations Management

Modular construction companies that once did simple projects can now assemble complex projects easier, faster, and with ...

Amazon Goes on a Building Spree

Pedro M. Reyes, Ph.D., Operations Management

Amazon is building bigger warehouses in order to increase the speed of delivering orders. The aim is to improve the spee ...

Stretching The Medium

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

Ev Williams (who founded the pioneering blogging network Blogger in the late 1990s and sold that company for an undisclo ...

What If Fast-Food Jobs Really Paid $15 an Hour?

Pedro M. Reyes, Ph.D., Operations Management

The business consequences of paying fast-food workers a living wage is described in "What If Fast-Food Jobs Really Paid ...

Can Marissa Mayer Save Yahoo?

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

Among Mayer’s top priorities as CEO at Yahoo is to reestablish a centralized mobile group. This is because Interne ...

Recalculating Navigation Needs

Pedro M. Reyes, Ph.D., Operations Management

Onstar and Garmin confronting a market full of free mapping apps is described in the Bloomberg Businessweek article &ldq ...

Making the Stadium More Like Your Couch

Pedro M. Reyes, Ph.D., Operations Management

Keeping sports fans connected to their smartphone is described in “Making the Stadium More Like Your Couch&rd ...

Crowdsourcing Your Grocery Bags

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

Instacart’s “secret sauce” is its fulfillment software, which allows the online retailer to combine or ...

Maserati Woos Drivers Bored With BMW

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

Maserati, the 99-year-old sports car, which has been part of Fiat since 1993, aims to deliver at least 20,000 cars in 20 ...

ATMs That Look Like iPads

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

Online and mobile payment services from Internet companies pose a threat to commercial banks’ lucrative interchang ...

A Hunt for J.C. Penney's Missing Cashiers

Pedro M. Reyes, Ph.D., Operations Management

Mike Ullman tries to reverse a sales collapse at the century-old department store chain by restoring some retailing basi ...

Promise, This Won’t Hurt a Bit

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

MC10’s technology will allow digital circuits to be embedded in fabric or flexible plastic. This approach means we ...

Android is Everywhere

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

Android runs nanosats (small and relatively inexpensive satellites), espresso makers, video game consoles, refrigerators ...

Rise of the Alpha Dads

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

“Alpha dads,” are men who are as serious about their parenting as they are about making partner. Men feel a ...

Inside the Moonshot Factory

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

Google X (the official spelling is Google [x]) is home to moonshots that are those million-to-one scientific bets that r ...

Where's the Colonel When You Need Him?

Pedro M. Reyes, Ph.D., Operations Management

In 1987, KFC, owned by Yum! Brands, drew crowds to Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, where it opened its first ...

The Paradox of Bangladesh

Pedro M. Reyes, Ph.D., Operations Management

The garment industry provides a living to millions of illiterate women, but at a great risk, as described in &ldquo ...

Revolution at the Fuel Pump

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

President Obama signed legislation on Jan. 2, 2013, that extends a tax credit of 50 cents a gallon for natural gas used ...

Turning Shoppers Into Heat Maps

Pedro M. Reyes, Ph.D., Operations Management

Technology helps retailers close the BIG data gap with online rivals. Software processes hours of in-store video that st ...

Silicon Valley Goes Hollywood

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

10X Management is a matchmaking service for companies and startups looking for programming expertise on an as-needed bas ...

Hacking an Airplane With Only an Android Phone

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

Using a simulated environment operation at the Hack In The Box conference in Amsterdam, security consulta ...

Spaceship Apple

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

Steve Jobs had presented the plans for a new Apple HQ to the Cupertino City Council in June 2011. It had been described ...

What Good Are Low Prices If the Shelves Are Empty

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

Walmart’s U.S. Chief Executive Officer Bill Simon stated that Walmart was “getting worse” at stocking ...

Toyota's Awesome Yen Advantage

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

Toyota typically does not discount as deeply as Detroit automakers such as Chrysler, Ford, and GM. However, rather than ...

An Online Food Fight, Big Apple Style

Pedro M. Reyes, Ph.D., Operations Management

American consumers’ online grocery purchases are expected to jump 52 percent in the next four years, according to ...

Amazon's Cheaper Cloud Services—Up to a Point

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

Amazon.com has created a supply-and-demand-driven market called Amazon EC2 Spot Instances that allows clients to rent pr ...

PepsiCo Prepares For a Snack War in Russia

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

PepsiCo's operations management strategy is to use the Russian market as a springboard to reach new consumers in fo ...

The Last Days Of The PT Cruiser

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

The rationale behind the decision to stop the rental car operations of a playful, sporty wagon, the PT Cruiser by nation ...

Do You Really Want To Talk to Your Kitchen?

Pedro M. Reyes, Ph.D., Operations Management

The future is now here with previously dumb home appliances getting smarter. SmartThings, based in Reston, Virginia, see ...

Hacked? Who Ya Gonna Call?

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

Mandiant is a 9-year-old firm based in Alexandria, Va., that has built its reputation and credibility by developing ...

Half the Hours, Most of the Pay

James J. Stewart, DSc, Operations Management

Since September, a new federal grant program called "work share" has paid $92.3 million to struggling companies in eleve ...

Reinventions: Double-Decker Bus

James J. Stewart, DSc, Operations Management

What to design into a new bus?  The London transport authority recently had just a single stipulation for intereste ...

These Days, Anybody Can Headhunt

James J. Stewart, DSc, Operations Management

To save money in recruiting new workers, some major employers are shifting from outsourcing recruiting (to "headhunter" ...

Wage Growth May Signal Inflation Ahead

James J. Stewart, DSc, Operations Management

Annualized U.S. hourly wage growth slid to 1.3 percent in July 2012 and remained there for most of last fall. In Decembe ...

Does Green Shipping Cost Too Much Green?

James J. Stewart, DSc, Operations Management

Businesses usually vehemently oppose rules that raise their costs. But Maersk Line, the world’s biggest container- ...

Hooray for Hierarchy

James J. Stewart, DSc, Operations Management

There are supporters of traditional, Max Weberian bureaucracy as a form of enterprise organization, despite the pre ...

Coal Catches Up

James J. Stewart, DSc, Operations Management

Based on International Energy Agency data, Bloomberg Businessweek offers a graph predicting worldwide coal pro ...

Only BFFs Need Apply

James J. Stewart, DSc, Operations Management

"Only BFFs Need Apply" (Bloomberg Businessweek, January 7-13, 2013) informs that the phrase “cultural fit&rdq ...

Every Rose Has Its Data Points

James J. Stewart, DSc, Operations Management

A two-year-old floral delivery company, H.Bloom, is reported here to be actively using data analystics to improve its "b ...

When It Doesn’t Have to Be There Overnight

James J. Stewart, DSc, Operations Management

"When It Doesn’t Have to Be There Overnight" (Bloomberg Businessweek, December 24, 2012-January 6, 2013) repo ...

Manufacturing: A Rebound, Not a Renaissance

James J. Stewart, DSc, Operations Management

This Bloomberg Businessweek article reports that American manufacturing has flat-lined and appears to be entering anothe ...

Walmart vs. Walmart

James J. Stewart, DSc, Operations Management

This Bloomberg Businessweek article reports a nascent unionization effort at some U.S. Walmart stores. The organization ...

Citigroup: New CEO wields the ax

James J. Stewart, DSc, Operations Management

Michael Corbat, Citigroup’s new chief executive officer, is reported to be eliminating more than 11,000 jobs, thus ...

Obamacare Isn’t Going Away. So Now What?

James J. Stewart, DSc, Operations Management

The Bloomberg Businessweek article "Obamacare Isn’t Going Away. So Now What?" (December 10-16, 2012) reports that ...

For Fracking, It's Getting Easier Being Green

James J. Stewart, DSc, Operations Management

In response to environmental criticism, the petroleum/natural gas industry is trying to "clean up its act." Halliburton ...

The March of Robots Into Chinese Factories

James J. Stewart, DSc, Operations Management

Last year sales of industrial robots in China reached 22,577 units, up 51 percent from 2011. That puts China just b ...

China's Green Strategy Is Awash in Red Ink

James J. Stewart, DSc, Operations Management

The Bloomberg Businessweek article "China’s Green Strategy Is Awash in Red Ink" (November 26-December 2, 2012) rep ...

For Oil, Coal, and Gas, Is Obama Friend or Foe?

James J. Stewart, DSc, Operations Management

The Bloomberg Businessweek article "For Oil, Coal, and Gas, Is Obama Friend or Foe?" (November 26-December 2, 2012) asse ...

Disaster in Waiting

James J. Stewart, DSc, Operations Management

This Bloomberg Businessweek article reports that a disaster in the making can be found in California's San Joaquin River ...

Recalls Keep Rolling

James J. Stewart, DSc, Operations Management

This Bloomberg Businessweek brief reports that Toyota has announced another large vehicle recall. This one covers 2.77 m ...

Medicare and Medicaid Must Be Cut. Period.

James J. Stewart, DSc, Operations Management

President Obama and Congress have yet to curb spending on Medicare, the government health-insurance plan for the elderl ...

Hungry for Income, Banks Flirt With Payday Lending

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D., Operations Management

Seeking new income after federal rules limited fees from overdrafts and debit cards, at least five big banks are pitchin ...

Hungry for Income, Banks Flirt With Payday Lending

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., Operations Management

Seeking new income after federal rules limited fees from overdrafts and debit cards, at least five big banks are pitchin ...

Hungry for Income, Banks Flirt With Payday Lending

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Operations Management

Seeking new income after federal rules limited fees from overdrafts and debit cards, at least five big banks are pitchin ...

American Express Wants to Be Your Banker

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D., Operations Management

After focusing on upscale marketing for decades, American Express has partnered with Wal-Mart Stores on its newest produ ...

American Express Wants to Be Your Banker

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., Operations Management

After focusing on upscale marketing for decades, American Express has partnered with Wal-Mart Stores on its newest produ ...

American Express Wants to Be Your Banker

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Operations Management

After focusing on upscale marketing for decades, American Express has partnered with Wal-Mart Stores on its newest produ ...

The U.S. Economy's Personality Disorder

James J. Stewart, DSc, Operations Management

This Bloomberg Businessweek article The U.S. Economy's Personality Disorder (October 29-November 4, 2012) asserts that t ...

Bond Fund Investors Beware!

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D., Operations Management

The strong performance of bond funds over the past three years may be giving investors false comfort. They pou ...

Bond Fund Investors Beware!

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., Operations Management

The strong performance of bond funds over the past three years may be giving investors false comfort. They pou ...

Bond Fund Investors Beware!

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Operations Management

The strong performance of bond funds over the past three years may be giving investors false comfort. They pou ...

Buying Power

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D., Operations Management

Rather then presenting the usual slate of articles, this Bloomberg Businessweek election issue is composed primarily of ...

Buying Power

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., Operations Management

Rather then presenting the usual slate of articles, this Bloomberg Businessweek election issue is composed primarily of ...

Buying Power

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Operations Management

Rather then presenting the usual slate of articles, this Bloomberg Businessweek election issue is composed primarily of ...

Heads or Tails, Some CEOs Win the Pay Game

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D., Operations Management

Most companies in the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index pay their CEOs annual bonuses that are conditional on meeting ...

Heads or Tails, Some CEOs Win the Pay Game

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., Operations Management

Most companies in the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index pay their CEOs annual bonuses that are conditional on meeting ...

Heads or Tails, Some CEOs Win the Pay Game

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Operations Management

Most companies in the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index pay their CEOs annual bonuses that are conditional on meeting ...

A Shortage of Bonds to Back Derivatives Bets

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D., Operations Management

Starting next year, new rules will force banks, hedge funds, and other traders to back up more of their bets in the huge ...

A Shortage of Bonds to Back Derivatives Bets

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., Operations Management

Starting next year, new rules will force banks, hedge funds, and other traders to back up more of their bets in the huge ...

A Shortage of Bonds to Back Derivatives Bets

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Operations Management

Starting next year, new rules will force banks, hedge funds, and other traders to back up more of their bets in the huge ...

How Did Stocks Get So High?

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D., Operations Management

While many economic indicators should be devastating investor confidence, the S&P 500 index is up 25 percent over the pa ...

How Did Stocks Get So High?

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., Operations Management

While many economic indicators should be devastating investor confidence, the S&P 500 index is up 25 percent over the pa ...

How Did Stocks Get So High?

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Operations Management

While many economic indicators should be devastating investor confidence, the S&P 500 index is up 25 percent over the pa ...

Debt for Life

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D., Operations Management

College pays. You can lose your house to foreclosure, but never your education. But at more than $1 trillion, student de ...

Debt for Life

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., Operations Management

College pays. You can lose your house to foreclosure, but never your education. But at more than $1 trillion, student de ...

Debt for Life

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Operations Management

College pays. You can lose your house to foreclosure, but never your education. But at more than $1 trillion, student de ...

The Tangled Tale Behind an Icon's IPO

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D., Operations Management

In the early 1960s, Al Weiner's family and more than 2,000 others purchased shares of the Empire State Building under an ...

The Tangled Tale Behind an Icon's IPO

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., Operations Management

In the early 1960s, Al Weiner's family and more than 2,000 others purchased shares of the Empire State Building under an ...

The Tangled Tale Behind an Icon's IPO

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Operations Management

In the early 1960s, Al Weiner's family and more than 2,000 others purchased shares of the Empire State Building under an ...

Wall Street's Leadership Vacuum

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D., Operations Management

Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan Chase CEO, was the indisputable champion of American high finance until multiple investigations an ...

Wall Street's Leadership Vacuum

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., Operations Management

Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan Chase CEO, was the indisputable champion of American high finance until multiple investigations an ...

Wall Street's Leadership Vacuum

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Operations Management

Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan Chase CEO, was the indisputable champion of American high finance until multiple investigations an ...

In Search of High-Definition Credit Scores

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D., Operations Management

Lenders and banks are trying to devise new ways to assess credit risk to find profitable customers that traditional cred ...

In Search of High-Definition Credit Scores

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., Operations Management

Lenders and banks are trying to devise new ways to assess credit risk to find profitable customers that traditional cred ...

In Search of High-Definition Credit Scores

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Operations Management

Lenders and banks are trying to devise new ways to assess credit risk to find profitable customers that traditional cred ...

My Landlord? Henry Kravis

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D., Operations Management

Private equity firms are rushing to buy foreclosed houses, fix them up a bit, and then rent them out. They plan to spend ...

My Landlord? Henry Kravis

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., Operations Management

Private equity firms are rushing to buy foreclosed houses, fix them up a bit, and then rent them out. They plan to spend ...

My Landlord? Henry Kravis

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Operations Management

Private equity firms are rushing to buy foreclosed houses, fix them up a bit, and then rent them out. They plan to spend ...

It's Alive!

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D., Operations Management

In the glory days before its collapse in September 2008, Lehman Brothers Holdings was the fourth-largest investment bank ...

It's Alive!

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., Operations Management

In the glory days before its collapse in September 2008, Lehman Brothers Holdings was the fourth-largest investment bank ...

It's Alive!

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Operations Management

In the glory days before its collapse in September 2008, Lehman Brothers Holdings was the fourth-largest investment bank ...

The $120 Billion Not-Bailout Bailout

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D., Operations Management

Even though JPMorgan Chase could have trading losses as high as $9 billion, no one at the Department of the Treasury had ...

The $120 Billion Not-Bailout Bailout

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., Operations Management

Even though JPMorgan Chase could have trading losses as high as $9 billion, no one at the Department of the Treasury had ...

The $120 Billion Not-Bailout Bailout

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Operations Management

Even though JPMorgan Chase could have trading losses as high as $9 billion, no one at the Department of the Treasury had ...

John Paulson's Very Bad Year

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D., Operations Management

John Paulson, the founder of Paulson & Co., one of the world ...

John Paulson's Very Bad Year

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., Operations Management

John Paulson, the founder of Paulson & Co., one of the world ...

John Paulson's Very Bad Year

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Operations Management

John Paulson, the founder of Paulson & Co., one of the world ...

Meet China's Master of the Markets

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D., Operations Management

Guo Shuqing, the recently appointed chairman of China Securities Regulatory Commission, the Chinese equivalent of the SE ...

Meet China's Master of the Markets

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., Operations Management

Guo Shuqing, the recently appointed chairman of China Securities Regulatory Commission, the Chinese equivalent of the SE ...

Meet China's Master of the Markets

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Operations Management

Guo Shuqing, the recently appointed chairman of China Securities Regulatory Commission, the Chinese equivalent of the SE ...

Vanguard Thrives In a Sour Climate

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D., Operations Management

A dozen years of disappointing stock returns have soured investors on professional money managers, especially ones who c ...

Vanguard Thrives In a Sour Climate

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., Operations Management

A dozen years of disappointing stock returns have soured investors on professional money managers, especially ones who c ...

Vanguard Thrives In a Sour Climate

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Operations Management

A dozen years of disappointing stock returns have soured investors on professional money managers, especially ones who c ...

Like a CD, But With a Trist of Risk

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D., Operations Management

GE, Duke Energy, Ford Motor, and Caterpillar are among companies enticing a growing number of individuals ...

Like a CD, But With a Trist of Risk

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., Operations Management

GE, Duke Energy, Ford Motor, and Caterpillar are among companies enticing a growing number of individuals ...

Like a CD, But With a Trist of Risk

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Operations Management

GE, Duke Energy, Ford Motor, and Caterpillar are among companies enticing a growing number of individuals ...

With ETFs, Innovation Breeds More Risk

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D., Operations Management

Exchange-traded funds have grown increasingly obscure and resistant to explanation as they cater to the needs of hedge f ...

With ETFs, Innovation Breeds More Risk

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., Operations Management

Exchange-traded funds have grown increasingly obscure and resistant to explanation as they cater to the needs of hedge f ...

With ETFs, Innovation Breeds More Risk

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Operations Management

Exchange-traded funds have grown increasingly obscure and resistant to explanation as they cater to the needs of hedge f ...

Playing the Facebook Blame Game

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D., Operations Management

The poor performance of Facebook stock in the immediate aftermath of its IPO proves that on Wall Street, those who are l ...

Playing the Facebook Blame Game

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., Operations Management

The poor performance of Facebook stock in the immediate aftermath of its IPO proves that on Wall Street, those who are l ...

Playing the Facebook Blame Game

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Operations Management

The poor performance of Facebook stock in the immediate aftermath of its IPO proves that on Wall Street, those who are l ...

Where Has All the Stock Trading Gone?

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D., Operations Management

It's been a rough few months for NYSE Euronext and Nasdaq. Both exchange companies are contending with similar forces: a ...

Where Has All the Stock Trading Gone?

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., Operations Management

It's been a rough few months for NYSE Euronext and Nasdaq. Both exchange companies are contending with similar forces: a ...

Where Has All the Stock Trading Gone?

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Operations Management

It's been a rough few months for NYSE Euronext and Nasdaq. Both exchange companies are contending with similar forces: a ...

Trouble for China's Foreign IPOs

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D., Operations Management

The global appetite for Chinese stocks has encouraged more than 180 Chinese companies to hold initial public offerings o ...

Trouble for China's Foreign IPOs

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., Operations Management

The global appetite for Chinese stocks has encouraged more than 180 Chinese companies to hold initial public offerings o ...

Trouble for China's Foreign IPOs

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Operations Management

The global appetite for Chinese stocks has encouraged more than 180 Chinese companies to hold initial public offerings o ...

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