How would trained saboteurs, successfully planted on your team by ruthless competitors, proceed to undermine your productivity? If they followed a previously classified World War II field guide used by the U.S. Office of Strategic Services, the predecessor of today's CIA, they would follow eight rules to sap your momentum. Robert Galford, facilitator of an executive education course at the Smith School, says many
What's the best time to tweet, to ensure maximum audience engagement? University of Maryland researchers, including Smith School professor William Rand, have demonstrated that an algorithm that takes into account the past activity of each of your followers — and makes predictions about future tweeting — can lead to more "retweets" than other commonly used methods, such as posting at peak traffic times.
Commercial interest in Cuba has risen following the recent reopening of the U.S. Embassy in Havana. The move by President Obama ended more than 50 years without diplomatic relations between the countries, and trade delegates are cautiously exploring opportunities in anticipation of relaxed restrictions. But what are the international business prospects in the communist country, really? Two close observers of Cuba discussed the key
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Hillary Clinton on Tuesday aligned herself with a growing political movement: People who seek repeal of the Affordable Care Act's "Cadillac Tax," a surcharge on the most generous plans offered by employers. Many businesses have opposed the tax, but so have unions and other advocates for employees — not the usual anti-Obamacare coalition. Smith School senior associate dean for faculty and research Ritu Agarwal takes