Smith Brain Trust

What the Trade War Means for Tech

As the U.S.-China trade war enters its second year, companies that depend on Chinese manufacturing are looking elsewhere for production needs. It's 'a wake-up call for companies,' our expert says. Here is what they should do next.

Monday, June 17, 2019
2019’s (Midyear) Stocks To Watch

David Kass’s six stocks to watch in 2019 have been on a hot streak. Now, he recommends keeping your eye on four others, as well.

Monday, June 17, 2019
Could Renting a Sofa Save the Planet?

There's a growing number of retailers jumping into the rental biz, as part of a sustainability push aimed at keeping furniture and clothing out of landfills. Here's what's behind the trend and what they should do instead.

Friday, June 14, 2019
VW Says Hello to the Light

You’d think by now, four years after its diesel emissions scandal broke, Volkswagen would be keen to change the subject. That’s what makes its latest ad campaign so surprising – and so compelling.

Monday, June 10, 2019
Why Active Investors Matter in an ETF Era

With passively managed funds and ETFs surging in popularity in recent years, it might seem like active investment managers would soon be a relic of the past. Here's why they won't be sidelined.

Monday, June 10, 2019
Rumors, Open Secrets and Tesla's Blind Spot

Open secrets abound on Blind, a social media app for workplace gossip. Most companies look the other way, but Tesla Motors took a different approach.

Saturday, June 8, 2019
Why This Year’s Warren Buffett Charity Lunch Is Different

One imagines that Warren Buffett has some pretty interesting lunch meetings. But this one is likely to be more interesting than most.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019
How To Ace Your Interview With AI

Got a video job interview lined up with a big company? It's likely that you're meeting with an AI interviewer, not a human being. Here's how to charm that robot and move on to the next stage.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

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