Smith Brain Trust

How Wizards, Caps Use Big Data to Win

Teams worried about player safety and burnout used to count just minutes played. Managers now use 20 different inputs to monitor athletes, Raul Fernandez of Monumental Sports & Entertainment said Tuesday at the Smith School.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Three Steps To Return To 'Africa Rising'

For much of the past two decades, the overarching economic theme in sub-Saharan Africa has been "Africa Rising." But growth has slowed since then.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Mentoring in a #MeToo Era

Addressing #MeToo requires more women leaders; the backlash to #MeToo could create the opposite. Smith School experts offer advice for would-be mentors in the changed environment.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
A Last-Ditch Plan To Avoid Paying Taxes

Sometimes the solution to a problem falls into a tax preparer's lap, the Smith School's Samuel Handwerger says. And sometimes that solution is a traditional Individual Retirement Account (IRA).

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Open Shop in Multiple Platforms

Online retail platforms dominate ecommerce. But in crowded markets, how can vendors stand out and maintain a competitive edge? Smith School professor Jie Zhang says vendors benefit from being in multiple places.

Friday, March 30, 2018
Predict Presidential Election Results

To win elections, there is a right way for political campaigns to spend their money, according to new research. Smith School professor Lingling Zhang and a co-author studied U.S. presidential campaigns for elections from 2004 through 2012.

Saturday, March 31, 2018
Seize Growth Opportunities

Public firms grow faster and respond better to positive demand shocks in the first five years after an initial public offering than firms that stay private, new research co-authored by Smith School professor Liu Yang shows.

Thursday, March 29, 2018
A Sputnik Moment for U.S., China

The Soviet Union rattled the United States and triggered a Space Race in 1957 with the launch of Sputnik. Back on Earth in 2018, Smith School professor Anil K. Gupta sees a different kind of race emerging. "Whether we like it or not, the U.S. and China are in a technology race," he says.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

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The Soviet Union rattled the United States and triggered a Space Race in 1957 with the launch of Sputnik. Back on Earth in 2018, Smith School professor Anil K. Gupta sees a different kind of race emerging. "Whether we like it or not, the U.S. and China are in a technology race," he says.

BET Networks executive Donna Blackman applauds the courage of women who speak up about sexual harassment in the workplace. But she is cautious when it comes to giving advice to people who might face retaliation.