Entrepreneurs beat long odds when they launch a company, scale it up and sell it to investors. Smith School alumnus Jason Cohen has done it five times in 15 years with brands such as Sensible Portions low-calorie snacks, Rickland Orchards yogurt, SkinnyPop popcorn and Mrs. Thinsters cookies. His latest project is a jerky company called
Smith Undergrads’ ‘Woodstock for Capitalists’ Experience includes ‘Buffett v. Mayweather’
This year’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc., annual shareholder meeting coincided with the conglomerate’s 50-year anniversary under Chairman Warren Buffett – and the Floyd Mayweather- Manny Pacquiao boxing showdown.
The Senate-adopted bill giving President Obama “fast track” authority to conclude a free trade agreement with Asian nations remains in the balance despite earlier projections of House passage this week, Politico reports. Smith School economist Peter Morici says the measure limiting Congress to up-or-down votes to approve trade packages, such as the Trans Pacific Partnership, “would lower wages
Finance undergraduates in the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business engaged with legendary investor Leon Cooperman in a “lunch and learn” session in New York City on May 26, 2015.
Cooperman, who operates a $9 billion hedge fund as CEO and chairman of Omega Advisors, recounted his career (Read CNBC’s Alpha Addict: The Amazing Career of Leon Cooperman), gave a market outlook and engaged the students in a Q&A.